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Duda Hostel Reviews

Rua do Carmo, 15 Pelourinho, Salvador -Bahia- Bra, Salvador, Brazil

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29 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Once again, during the world cup, all the prices on hostels were expensive! But getting past that and getting to the hostel... the location wasn't too bad, just a little farther than in the buzz of things, takes a 5 minute walk just to get there, which (from experience) means that nights are a lot more quiet! Breakfast was average, and not a lot of room for guests to sit (8 people max). Also, be prepared to wait for a shower or bathroom, there's only one female and one male!


1. A bit challenging and difficult to communicate with staff because of English language barrier. 2. Internet did not work downstairs in the private rooms. 3. The double bed in our private room was not comfortable. It was way too soft and did not have enough back support. The bathroom could have some soap. 4. Would have been nice to get some information on local tours or areas to explore. But Eduardo and some of the other staff was lovely. We enjoyed our time in Salvador!


Breakfast is too basic - other hostels other a lot more for you to eat/drink. Not even any juice here! Staff are friendly but their English is very bad which is not good enough for a hostel catering for so many English-speaking foreigners. Other hostels manage to speak better English and charge less for your stay.


The location was a challenge if you are travelling by bus, rather grab a cab because it's quite a difficult walk with a backpack. More of a chilled environment than a party one but the party is close by if you looking for it. Close to reasonable restaurants and in walking distance of the sites. Will definitely return.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


There was no hot water during our stay, and even though it was supposed to be fixed, it never was. One of the beds in our rooms smelled really bad, but it was hard to place what the smell was. Wifi only works in the TV room and maybe the kitchen if you're lucky. The breakfast provided was nice though, and the staff was great. The neighborhood is decent, but not a lot going on. We were lucky to catch a festival, but without it there'd be nothing happening.

  • 24th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The personal was friendly and helpful though more English skills would be helpful. The kitchen is very useful and the hostels location which is nealy in the centre of the centre of the Pelourinho is really good. Even during carneval the hostel was not too crowded. I would recommend Duda Hostel.

  • 26th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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