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Che Lagarto Hostel Salvador Reviews

Av. Oce�nica 84 B, Barra Beach, Salvador, Brazil

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162 Total Reviews
  • 59%Value For Money
  • 66%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 54%Cleanliness
  • 57%Facilities

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Brillant location by the beach, but lacking in atmosphere like other hostel such as Che Salguero in town.


This hostel is next to the beach, which is nice however it's quite far from the rest of the city (historical center). Also if you really want to enjoy the beach you often go to another beach anyways. The staff is very friendly, but only a few speaks English. Unfortunately, the rooms are not very clean.


For the price and location ... it does not get any better ! Lots of excellent guests from around the world and Che Lagarto has a great rooftop patio overlooking the ocean and popular people area. The staff is really friendly - and professional. From the cleaning people, the front desk, and the folks who make the breakfast ... all hard-working and with a big smile. Thanks Che Lagarto Salvador !!!

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


This hostel doesn't reflect the quality received at other Che's. Our dorm didn't open from outside, so we had to keep keys in keyhole outside which is a fire hazard to say the least. The toilet didn't always flush. The place needs a re-paint. The air con was set so wasn't allowed on very often. I prefered staying in old town, but it is on the beach although Salvador doesn't have a great beach. Some of the staff were very nice.


This is quiet possibly one of the worst places I have stayed in. The location is great and that is the only good thing about it. First they bathroom in the all-female dormitory was absolutely disgusting. I think it had not been cleaned for more than 5 days. I never saw anyone cleaning staff in the whole hostel. Second they have the most idiotic key system. Each room has only one key and in the dorm you have to coordinate with other people in order not to get locked out when others go to sleep.

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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