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Hostel Pousada Pais Tropical Reviews

Largo do Pelourinho 7, Salvador, Brazil

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161 Total Reviews
  • 66%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 61%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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Vert happy relaxed atmosphere. I loved Gringo, their cat . The tortoise as well.

  • 31st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


We paid 50 reais per night each and I think it could be a bit cleaner; there was rubbish under our beds... The sheets looked clean. Breakfast was really good and the staff was helpful. It is located in a neighborhood that is a bit dangerous when sunlight is gone. For 30 reais more (80 per night) we moved to a 4 star hotel (Sol Victoria Marina). So if you have budget to spend a bit more, there are better places to stay. If your budget is limited, this hostel is quite ok.


The private room was ok. Only problem is the annoying neon bulb as only source of light in the room and the windowless bathroom with poor plumbing and no ventilation.

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Egypt
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
have chosen the cheapest private room which cost less than 2 beds in the collecting 4 bedded room package. price speaks for itself, the room is small and very simple. we have larger rooms with different price and different-standard. Atmosphere created not only by the employees themselves but also the people who stey in the hostel. being one night in a day in which all leave after the game it is difficult to talk about the atmosphere of the hostel.


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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment promise to catch up with technology to carnaval and introduce the possibility Paypal


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

Owner Comment (Hide)
part of the locker in the room is closed on the padlock to other keys are issued. Colletives room have window on one of the main squares in the pelourinhu which is visible in the pictures and in the description of the hostel, which is why during carnavau and other festivals you can not count on quiet nights

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