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Open House Barra Reviews

Bernardo Catarino 137 Barra, Salvador, Brazil

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97 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 98%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Lovely hostel with a very chilled and laid back atmosphere. Such a creative and artistic place to visit and would highly reccomend it to anyone


We really enjoyed our stay at open house. Alex was a very helpful and welcoming host and his pancakes at breakfast were delicious. The location is just 2 mins away from a big supermarket and 5 minutes from the beaches and banks, barra has a great atmosphere. Coming for Tuesday evening is recommended as it's a big night in Salvador. Thanks for a great stay.


It was amazing how it was decorated, every wall, door and space was painted. Alex is a really cool guy, he is always with a smile and makes you feel at home. He makes the best Caipirinhas in Brasil honestly, never tried one better, not even in restaurants, bars or clubs! He also recomended great places to visit, even a small island that had amazing beaches and it is not known for regular tourists. I also had the opportunity to meet people from different parts of the world! I'll come back!


Open House staff is the most friendly and helpful I've ever met,they made our stay the highest point of our trip. Location is perfect and safe with beaches and bars everywhere. The house is a whole piece of art and breakfast is way better of what we had in any other hostel. Based on a friend recommendation I booked here our two stops in Salvador and now I'm glad I did it

  • 17th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Went during carnaval. Alex and team put in a lot of effort to make the week fun for everyone but it feels a bit forced/contrived. His staff doesn't speak much English/Spanish and aren't super friendly but it's not the end of the world. Definitely not a party hostel - the average age was around 35/40.

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Hopefully, for us, seven years of carnivals with unique services and parties worth more than any review, and hopefully for you, we are soooo nice people that we are not going to disclose what the other guests felt about you... Besides, your math about age is wrong, average was 26-32 and that is precisely what we look for every year and what we advice when people ask first. Wish you a great year!


Alex was an excellant host as he was friendly polite and knowledgeable and spoke perfect English which is always important when you are dealing with international guests. There was always great background music and internet was available 24/7. Alex took time out to get us tickets/shirts for blocos and camarotes. the breckfasts were great and we got free drinks every evenin É um grande e maravilhoso artista e ativista social, mas é muito importate dizer, que é educado e amigável com os hóspedes.


We stayed here during carnival,couldn't have stayed at a better place during this time.The hostel organised events every night ranging from samba classes to drinks making competitions and even invited perfomers over for a capoeira show.The host Alex is one of the best hosts for a hostel I've ever had and will go out of his way to help you. The place is kept very clean and has a homely feel. Breakfast is awesome too.Very close to the beach and a safe place to stay.100% recommend!

  • 10th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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