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La Villa Francaise Reviews

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

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92%

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44 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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83%

Very nice and clean hostel with an amazing stuff. Thanks for the great stay.


100%

My 13 years old son and I spent 4 night at La Villa Francaise. This a wonderful guesthouse, Stephanie, Nathalie and their daughter make us feel very welcomed and comfortable. Stephanie took the time to write down and gave us detailed information what to see and how to get there. The guesthouse with very clean comfortable and well run. I would be happy to recommend this place!

  • 31st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Lovely hostel in Barra area of Salvador, owner very nice and helpful with recommendations for eating and organising transport.


86%

Positive: Located on a safe, quiet, residential street less than ten minutes from several markets, restaurants/bars, and the beach. The family that owns it is very friendly and knowledgeable. Breakfast is simple but good (coffee, tea, fruit, various breads and cakes). Everything is really clean and comfortable. Negative: It's pretty quiet at night. It seems to cater to people traveling with partners/friends and doesn't seem like it would be a good place for solo travelers to meet people.


91%

We had a fantastic stay at La Ville Francaise. Stephanie and Nathalie are wonderful hosts - very kind and helpful. The breakfast is very good and the hostel is a 5 minute walk to the main beach in Salvador which is really nice. It's located super close to the main bus route. The resident doggies are an added bonus - Lola, Yogi and Canele are a lovable trio of pooches. Thank you for a wonderful stay.


86%

Great location, within easy walking distance to the main promenade (Avenida Oceanica), supermarket nearby, quiet street. Fantastic owners - super kind and helpful.

  • 7th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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97%

A wonderful place to stay - I strongly recommend staying here. Stephanie is lovely and puts on one of the best breakfasts you ask for. The hostel is very clean - cleaned every day. The location is very near the beach and easy enough to get to the Pelourinho by bus. I'd recommend staying in barra area because you are right by the beach, safer, but also easy to get into the centre. Pousada Francaise is relaxed, comfortable, and made my stay in Salvador better.

  • 14th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

This place was excellent! One of my favorite stays on our long trip abroad. The family that owns this place is just lovely and the facilities and rooms are adorable and very comfortable. I highly recommend this place to everybody!


100%

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


54%

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.


69%

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)


86%

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.


69%

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)


77%

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.


97%

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)


73%

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


97%

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.


100%

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!!!! =)


90%

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


80%

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


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