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La Villa Francaise Reviews

Rua Recife,222 Jardim Brasil-Barra, Salvador, Brazil

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27 Total Reviews
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  • 90%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Helpful, friendly staff about the local area. They provided us with a map, directions.

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This place seems like its only for french people, so in case you're not french, stay away. Our room didn't have a window, the bathroom was tiny. The staff ate breakfast together with us. When I asked about the security in the neighborhood, received a very harsh answer ('How do I know about the security here?') Would not stay here again.


It's a pousada, with limited hours of reception - unless you feel bothering the family living/sleeping there Staff very friendly and easy to talk with, but not knowledgeable about excursions, nightlife etc. Payment only by cash! This should be made more clear when booking is made!

  • 10th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The staff here were great, very welcoming and friendly. The breakfast was also good. It's a little bit far from the centre but it's not too difficult to get there by bus.


Owners of the pousada: very nice. Stephanie in particular was very helpful. She gave us good common sense advice about what to expect when moving around Salvador. We got out and enjoyed the city, as a result. Going to the Pelourinho and Terreiro de Jesus was one of the highlights of our trip to Brasil. Cleaning woman: very thorough and kind. Curb appeal: not good. This is a B&B, not a hostel. It is pretty basic - room was dark and bathroom door was a curtain.

  • 25th May 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


A great place to stay during Carnival. A short walk to the circuit but a few streets back so nice and quiet. Unfortunately the bathroom in our room did not have a door, only a curtain. A couple of us had gastro problems so it was rather embarassing/mortifying to have to go to the toilet when there was only a curtain to separate us from the 3 other people in the room. I wouldn't stay here again just for this reason. Although the staff were mostly helpful we occasionally found them to be rude.


Very friendly and well-kept place. Enjoyed the stay. Quick walk away from the beach.

  • 23rd Jun 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Expensive as Salvador usually is but the place is well located, safe and clean. The staff is friendly and the breakfast is great!


This is a delightful place to stay with very good quality and large rooms and a nice feel to it. Stephanie is a wonderful hostess and the French ambience is quite special. The breakfasts are yummy as well. The location is good and safe and as other posters have said, Barra is a much better place to stay than in the historic centre.


We had the most wonderful time at La Villa Francaise!! From the moment we arrived everyone was incredibly nice and welcoming... we will definitely go back next time we're in Salvador... Gracias Stephanie & Natahlie!!!! =)


Very nice regular place. The staff is very king and helpful


not far away from beaches,bus and good restaurants.save area. breakfest fresh and enough. recommend for first time visitors. rooms with big size beds and silence area


Good place to stay if you want a quiet environment or want to get away from the crowds. Decent location a few blocks away from the beach and grocery stores/restaurants. The family that owns it is french and they speak french, portagese and some english.


A very quiet and safe area and hostel, you can sleep at night (It was the low season). The location is a bit far away from the center and the staff was nice and helpful.


I really enjoyed staying at this hostel, valarie was very helpful. It´s clean and walking distance to restaraunts pubs, and the beach. I would recomend this hostel to anyone staying in barar.

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