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Open House Barra Reviews

Bernardo Catarino 137 Barra, Salvador, Brazil

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82 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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All the hostel is painted in vivid colours and it looks awsome! There isbeach, kitchen and fridge awailable for guests as well as computers and wifi. The breakfasts are realy tasty and location perfect for all: going to beach, shopping, sightseeing the pelourinho(30min with bus).


Way more than we expected. The atmosphere was awesome and the hosts were very helpful and considerate. Free cocktails and samba/capoeira lessons were huge fun and breakfast was really great. The whole building is very colourful, littered with art and has a very good location, only 3-4 minutes away from the beach. All in all, one of the best hostels we ever stayed in!

  • 25th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel was definitely one of the best we ever stayed in! The hostel is perfectly located in a safe neighbourhood only 3 minutes away from the beach. The owner are friendly and always willing to help. You have a delicious breakfast which is served directly to your table. But the best thing about this hostel is the atmosphere. Its a beautiful building completely renovated and full of paintings of the owner. AND:The free Capoeira and Samba lessons were awesome! we will def come back!

  • 22nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We enjoyed the colorful hostel environment, very artsy/bohemian. Alex was an incredibly helpful, personable, and gracious host. Rooms were a bit dusty, but not bad. Showers/beds were okay. Breakfast was great. Luciane was also very helpful in the mornings when Alex was off duty. The hostel is a short walk from the beach and several bus stops where you can take a bus to all of the main points of the city. There were no lockers room, but we had our own room key and a key to enter the hostel.


Open House was the perfect place to stay for exploring Salvador. Staff was always helpful, friendly and gave great recommendations for places to see and things to do. The location is a short walk to the beach and I always felt safe in the hostel. I would stay there again!

  • 7th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This Hostel is located right in the heart of Barra, and is probably in the top5 for our 3months in Brazil. Hot showers, a DVD room with hundreds of movies, guitars and bongo drums and copieria lessons were some of the facilities offered. Highly recommended


Thank you very much Openhouse for a wonderful stay, we'll be back for more dancing and more caipis

  • 20th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


i had a great time. thank you for everything guys


Very nice staff, very helpful! I would recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a clean and quiet hostel in Salvador.

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