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Fusion Guesthouse Reviews

Rua do Bispo, 09, Pelourinho, Salvador, Brazil

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81%

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101 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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94%

I booked for one day but I finally stayed more than one week. It's a particular rustic place, with collective kitchen. You can have capoeira classes at different times in the big area of the first floor, where you can also chillout. Possibility to drink beer at the bar, and you can ask the staff for local information and clues. The neighbourhood is active, rythmic and colourful, in different ways but as a prudent host, be aware and you can easily move in it. Reduced price if you stay longer.

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Thank you ! we are working to be better. untill the next time.

80%

A good place to stay. The English speaking owner is friendly and the hostel itself is a spacious place. Fusion also acts as a cultural centre and you can also attend dance classes here and buy paintings. Location is excellent as it is right next to Praca de Se and security is good too. The dorms are comfortable and lockers are provided. The walls between the rooms are thin though so noise from other rooms carries easily. Showers are cold but this isn´t a problem with Salvador´s warm climate.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you man ! we will be working to make it be better, thanks alot.

49%

no shoes inside well than please clean the floor ? however they dont only vacum its verry noise bc only fabric wall between each room. on hot water for your sower! NO WASHROOM (BATHROOM) in SaMe floor ! the guest stay at 3floor how ever all facility at 1st floor (dont forget about shoes)

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The bathrooms are cleaned everyday dear Seijin, the activity room,place that the people sit and do activities, capoeira, some times yoga and others activities,nobody use shoes in this space,just people that doesn´t respect the others, we sorry if something was not well in your journey making you fell so frustated,we thank for god cause we have more satisfied guest than frustated.

43%

Fusion is overcharging for what they offer. It was the most expensive place we stayed at, and had the least. The bathrooms were gross and the showers had no hot water, no privacy in the showers (especially for women), no breakfast (not necessary, but for this price you'd think it was included). Pros: good bar with cheap drinks, occasional drum classes, nice staff.

  • 18th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Katherine, you should check out how much the others hostels charge in the historical centre during the FIFA world cup, provide us with the link and we will be happy to refund you...Thank you very much...

57%

For what the hostel lacked in terms of amenities and staff help, it more than made up for in location. You will not be able to beat this location; located right in the heart of things in Pelourinho, you can walk everywhere in the historic center from here. Beds are dorm style, although there are private rooms. Walls do not go to the ceiling, instead are filled in with sheets. Thus, it is a bit noisy. Staff does not offer help or recommendations unless you have a specific question.


100%

This is such a great hostel with a perfect location, atmosphere and a great common área and bar. We stayed here for three weeks and did not have one complaint the whole time. The main reason though why i loved the place so much is because of the staff. They are some of the nicest people i have ever met in a hostel and make you feel as though you are their family.. I appreciate everyything so much Alfredo, Washington, Diego, My friend and Nico. I will definitely be back Jake and Mitch

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks guys, the doors will be open and we will work to make it be better.thanks alot.

54%

No hot water, very bad wifi, no breakfast, very noisy... 60€ per night is quite expensive for such a service (also, don't expect anyone to open the door if you arrive early in the morning from the airport)

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Even though during the world cup all the prices goes up, we are the cheapest guest house anyway. Very sorry for Florian but when arriving late in the night we always suggest to give us a call as soon arriving at the airport (simple ask to the taxi driver to do it) but some guests find easier to complain instead of assuming a simple responsibility...Yes the noise..this is not the place just to recharge your battery...we are proud to set up a cultural center with a guest house attached...

46%

Great location in a beautiful old city. It's a Brazilian 'experience' not for the faint hearted, allergy sufferers, or admirers of hygiene. No hot water, dirty showers, near permanently blocked toilets, dusty floors because they're never mopped make time there something to endure if you're used to the Western world. Be prepared. The staff aren't immediately all smiles and welcoming but they warm up over time.

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The guest was complaining already before arriving! We nearly cancelled the booking as the offensive insinuations written by the guest. Finally we confirmed the booking after the guest were insisting for a reconsideration. Upset because his friend did not show up the guest tried to cancel the booking at the last moment. What do you want to expect from such a character? Anyway Brendan is a nice guy maybe he just did not realize that Salvador it is not Miami beach....

97%

its a very cool place, not the usual hostel that you would expect thou. its not the place you should expect for a guy that will take your luggage or a guy in the reception 24/7, its the place you will meet different people, see interesting movies and have a good and calm time. In the guest house there is a big hall with a place to do a lot of things and hammocks to relax with. If you are looking for the cultural vibe place and not the fancy place, you will like it.


100%

Amazing space.the environment was as a big art loft. i found a special and unusual hostel atmosphere.it s ideal for travelers who likes sharing not just a bedroom but common spaces.i met people i had a nice barbecue and even a guitar jamming with other guests. Really loved the location,

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

I have been in the house for 3 weeks and I enjoyed very much..., Everyone was very friendly and helpful, The house has a very good alternative style, everyone is truly a traveler. We had dinner together and we all headed out to party in the historic center... Loved it!


91%

Fusion is great! One of my favorite hostels that I have been to. I like the staff a lot. They are helpful, friendly and ended up showing us around town. Secondly, the main floor is a huge breezy room .. its a nice place to take a nap in a hammock. The downside of Fusion is that its not completed yet and under a bit of construction. If your looking for something fancy Fusion is not for you. If you looking for a cheap laid back place to hang out and meet some cool people it’s spot on.


100%

The atmosphere of the place was simply great. Guys Of the staff have been really helpful. They gabe us all the information we needed to find the right places to go out. Location is perfect completely in the centre of the town. The barbecue we had in the garden with the resident people of the house have been memorable thanks guys. See you soon.

  • 2nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • alessandro_cascia
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

It was an amazing experience! finally a place to share ideas and experiences with people from all over the world, everything is growing and the guys are working to improve. It's a kind of open space with bedrooms where the guys of staff organize chill out atmosphere with music from there and you can see how play different musical instruments, the think that i liked is to be in direct contact with the locals and not everyplace offers that! Very open mind and relax, congratulations to the guys!

  • 1st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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57%

We were at the last day of carneval so obviously was expensive for what you get there. But seeing the normal prices I think it still doesn't worth. There is no breakfast included in the price, the kitchen is small, dirty exterior one and prepare there are endless stairs to climb with your luggage and also to go to toilet. One lamp in whole room, and to pair that, one electric plug. Rooms are separated with temporary structure therefore could hear everything from the neighbouring room.


57%

More like a squat than a hostel, great space that could be an excellent hostel but lack of facilities and cleanliness let it down. If you're going to ask guests to remove their shoes then you need to keep the floors swept regularly, but didn't happen. And no aircon or working fan in an 8 bed dorm, then finally one tiny floor fan that only reached one person, in very hot Salvador made for very hot, uncomfortable nights. Much better options within the area.


51%

No breakfast. Only one female bathroom which, like showers, are underfloor while dormitories are at first floor. No so convenient.


69%

I loved my stay at Fusion. The staff were all very friendly and it had a very chilled atmosphere. I loved the huge, open-layout living room with hammocks and the outdoor communal kitchen/living room. However, the rooms are very basic (need more light, closing doors)


74%

I spent 2 nights in the fusion guesthouse during carnaval. The living room is fantastic and I felt like in a artist loft. The dormitorys upstairs were a bit disappointing, everything very basic and not very clean. Privacy doesn't exist, there are no doors they just have curtains. The shower and toilets are far away in the backyard of the house. It's a different kind of hostel and I felt like living in an occupied house. An interesting experience! The staff was very friendly and helpful!


86%

This is a great hostel. It is not ideal for those who need everything to be perfect like a hotel, a bathroom next to each room, everything perfectly in order. Sometimes there's limited water, sometimes there's no hot water. But it's a beautiful hostel (the main room is amazing), with a great staff, and everyone has a really good time there. I made friends immediately and had a great time staying there during Carnaval. The location is also perfect, in the heart of the Pelourinho. Thank you.


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