Barra Guest Hostel Reviews
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Give you a couple free beers which is a nice touch. Staff generally helpful and good with giving you tips on where to go. Not the most sparkling of hostels but okay for a few nights, close enough to the beach if you want that.
My brother and I had a fantastic time at the hostel. We spent two weeks at this place (during the world cup) and that is an eternity in terms of backpacking. The hosts (Ronald and his partner) are great and the staff (Natacha and Chris) are knowledgeable and fun. This really felt like a home away from home and we would definitely stay here again if/when we come back to Salvador. Miss you guys already.
Safe hostel in a good location close to shopping and beach. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Nice location close to bus stop and mall. Staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. The hostel felt small and a bit crowded at times. But the staff made the hostel. Fantastic people.
This hostel was cool. It's a good value for the money, in a nice area and close to bars, stores, the beach and other like necessities. It's in a pretty ritzy part of Salvador, but the hostel itself is quite prim. It would be nice if they hired a couple Brazilians to do something other than clean the toilets, but the Germans they had were fine. Seriously, all the front desk workers are German. Oh, and one of the cleaning ladies is really cute. That's a plus.
Great hostel with very helpful staff and owner. BGH is one of my favourite hostels. My return was like come back home. The breakfast was excellent! The chilled out atmosphere and the free caiphirinas were very nice and a great opportunity meet new people.Ttwo beaches (10 min walk away) are near. The historic lighthouse with great sunsets is not to far. The hostel is in safe and quite area - nevertheless near restaurants and a great shopping mall. You can take the bus to he historic centre. See y
These guys were fantastic. We had a million questions and they answered them all! Thank you so much for all of your advice and support. We also had a small problem with our locker which Roland sorted for us promptly! Would recommend this place! Nice outdoor area too! Loved chilling in the hammocks with our caipirinhas :) breakfast was good too with fresh bread :)
The staff here are very friendly and helpful! There is a 30 minute free caiparinha time each night which is nice and a good way to meet people in the common area! The buffet breakfast is amazing! My only negative would be that I think the rooms are a little overpriced for what they actually are.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
I was surprised about the welcoming email. It was also necessary, since you don't see that it is a hostel. its a very nice, quiet and good organized hostel, they have two surfboards for free, free caiporeira classes in the neighbourhood, good Brazilian breakfast, clean rooms, with light and looker. for me the metal beds are fine, since I like hard beds, the only thing is, if you want to party in the Pelourinho, to come back you need to get a taxi. they have lunch meal for 14 Reais, although I never tasted it, since you have to tell them till 11 o'clock.
We spend 7 nights at the Barra Guest Hostel and really enjoyed our time. The beds are comfy and the breakfast is one of the best we had during our time in South America (cheese, ham, tortilla, home-made cakes, fruits, juice, coffee,...). We loved to end a beach-day (only 10-15 minutes walk) with a free caipirinha in the hammock or just sitting next to the reception and have funny talks with the girls! Good time!
- Novice Nomad
- Czech Republic
- All Female Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
nice clean hostel, no party hostel, but a good place for people who want to explore the city and surroundings
great location, delicious breakfast...all in all a great hostel!
I had an wonderful stay in Barra Guest Hostel. Very good atmosphere, lot of meetings, it was a rich experience. Moreover, Ron, Chris and Natasha are adorable and flexible ! I felt very cumfortable, like in a family. I deeply recommend !! (and the breakfast is amazing) Louise
Good hostel with decent breakfast and nice hammocks for relaxing. Close to the beaches and the shopping center. Staff are awesome and happily answered questions. Facilities could be improved, the kitchen is a bit old and our shower had no hot water, but that was only our room. Easily fixed.
Good location, nice place ;)
Delicious breakfast, very good staff.....this will be my hostel again on my next trip to Salvador!!!
Not a very clean nor fun place to stay.
High standard hostel.Recommended.
Hostel was in a gd location n the staff were nice enough... However, the most uncomfortable beds I've stayed in yet! The base of the bunks under the thin foam mattresses r a sheet of hard steel. The lockers r made from the same metal- EXTREMELY loud to open n placed directly under bunk bed stairs so near impossible to access. We just left our bags out!! Whilst the beds got made and changed w each guest I Dnt think the place had actually been cleaned in years! Worst wifi yet too
Very nice stay there. Friendly staff, located close to amenities and to the beach. Rooms with A/C... Hot water... Tasty breakfast... I recommand it.