Hostel Pousada Pais Tropical Reviews
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The hostel has an excellent location but lacked atmosphere. The room itself was disappointing: the private room was cramped, the plugs and tv did not work and the window pane was missing as well.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Location excellent, right in the centre of the Pelourinho area. Rooms fairly clean and breakfast was good. However, they did request credit card details to be sent over email in order to confirm our reservation - they should know that this is not secure, and offer a Paypal option instead.
The shower and toilet in our 'en-suite' didnt work, and when I told the reception staff, she laughed. She was far more interested in her young child who was constantly there than the need of the guests. The beds were poor, the air con didnt work, and it was right on a main square which meant it was really really loud all day and night. rubbish hostel
English speaking staff were almost non-existent at the hostel. The top bunk of our bed was also broken and had to be slept on the floor. My guess is had trouble dealing with the surplus world cup traffic.
We were not given a room key or a locker with a lock on it but others were. Only the owner spoke English so we had to wait until she was around to ask any questions. The hostel was in a good location, right in the middle of everything but this was also a problem as there was a party going on in the streets every night until 3 am
The staff were excellent So helpful and always smiling The language barrier is usually fixed with google, so be prepared. Pelorinho is quite a shady area at night but the hostel is secure and staff offer helpful advice
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Bathrooms and dorm rooms could've used a little bit of work, loose tiles, working doors etc.
During World Cup so very busy but staff were friendly.. Breakfast was good but rooms were very hot even with fan and a lot of noise seems to carry through the hostel early in the morning with doors shutting loudly.
Would need some refresh! Too bad that access to the kitchen is only for breakfast. Difficult to meet people.
Perfect location, nice staff, but the double room in the pictures are not real. They don't have windows facing outside, but only small ones facing the stairs, and they are really small. On the contrary the dormitory have really nice view on all Pelourinho, the historical center.
The internet is not working in rooms, the cleanliness is not the best but the oberall is pretty find
We got a twinroom that was small, dark and only having ventillation to small interior courtyard. I wouldn't really mind but there was an unbearable smell in our private bathroom, don't know why and that made our room stinky too..We had no toilet paper, had to ask for it. No soap either. The breakfast quite poor. Otherwise very central location and nice reception area with library.