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Open House Barra Reviews

Bernardo Catarino 137 Barra, Salvador, Brazil

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90%

Rating
65 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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89%

This is a funky little place. We were welcomed with a glass of juice. Breakfast was quite large for a hostel and included table service. It was quite while we were there but met friendly travels. Location is close to barracks beaches, shops and restaurants.


100%

This was the best hostel we have stayed at! Great staff who make the hostel a great atmosphere every night. Would def go back!


89%

We really enjoy our stay. Located in a very safety area, wich is important in that city. The staff was very helpfull. Great breakfast. Nice place.

  • 24th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Uruguay
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Open House Barra is a really nice place to stay. The stuff is really friendly and helpful..always ready for having a Chat. The rooms are clean.. The breakfast is a perfect start into a new day. The Location is great. The area is safe and in between 5minutes you're down to the citybeaches!


80%

The hostel was vibrant, colorful and great energy. Staff was very informative and helpful.

  • 14th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Great place! Loved the Energy! Definitely best place I stayed in during my 6 week holiday. Also.. loved the breakfast ;) Loved all the colour everywhere, the uniqueness and the art.

  • 14th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Beautiful house, art style. We had a huge and nice decorated room. Breakfast was very nice and different to what we had in other places (what we liked). Location (Barra) felt very safe. You need to take a bus to the historic center but it's within walking distance of beaches and restaurants. Very nice hostel!


94%

Very nice place to stay. Staff is simply great, breakfast is very good, and rooms are comfortable and clean! I Recommend!


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91%

Sehr freundliche inhaber

  • 4th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

My friend and I stayed at open house for a week and we loved it! The movie room was great, and the location for beaches and transportation was superb! Breakfast was the best I've had in brazil and everyone there was so helpful with directions and recommendations. The rooms were large and the whole hostel had an amazing artistic and bright atmosphere to it! It's a nice quiet hostel in a safe area that was perfect for us to relax in for the last week of our 2 month period in brazil.


91%

The personable service was excellent. The movie room is fantastic, and although I didn´t think we´d use it, we did twice! Such a novelty. Being in association with social projects in Salvador was huge added value. The colours spoke volumes for the culture which was vibrant and expressive. Breakfast was the best we´ve had since traveling. All in all, unique and lovely experience.

  • 1st Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Salvador has been great so far and the open house played a major role to make our stay one of the best travel experiences we've ever had, so we decided to stay longer. alex helped us to discover an amazing cultural environment here, meeting musicians, dancers and wonderful people. salvador is culturally like a gold mine and so is the open house with its music colors and chill out atmosphere. many thanks!

  • 12th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Alex was amazing. He offered us a cold drink as we arrived and showed us around the whole place - he made us feel very welcome! The open house is probably the most relaxed place we stayed in. Beautiful common area with nice paintings and chill out music, the whole house has a very nice artists touch. Breakfast was good as well. To be fair, the bathrooms need to be renovated. We highly recommend the place (especially for people who want to relax) and would definitely stay again! Thanks guys!


94%

I miss the PANCAKES! SOOOO YUMMY Loved the people and the colors, and thanks Alex for taking us to the concert.

  • 26th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


37%

The hostel is in an old and very poorly maintained house. The door of room have only a padlock and don’t have even a door handle, All the place was very dirt and I found lots of cockroach everywhere. Almost everything was broken (hydraulic and electrical installations) or poorly mended. Cracked walls and windows that don’t close are some other examples of the problems I found. Hostel World shouldn’t have hostels so bad on your site.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Well, hopefully we just got a very bad review, being so obvious that this doesn't represent the reality [over 92% rating over five years !!!]. All people at the house got really scared about this person, with a very psicotic pattern. We got suspicious when we offer a super big Suite, for the same price, and he said ""oh no, this is too comfortable for me... I'll get the small room"" Some people say this out of context reviews are always intentional, but we are pretty sure it just came from a wicked mind. We are sorry for this poor guy.

100%

Best Hostel we have been to!! Two working computer, a GREAT breakfast (sometimes Even with fresh pancakes) and only 5 minutes away from a beautiful beach. Alex is so so nice and helpful! Everytime you get back to the house, you are glad to be "home".


86%

Good location close to the beach, great breakfast, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommended!


91%

Alex went above and beyond to make everyone feel welcome. Well done.


91%

A place with character and great energy! If you want something more than just to sleep in the hostel, it is the place to stay. Alex is really helpful and friendly, he took us to the live concert and also payed for our tickets-thank you Alex! We also had a samba night. I must say that the breakfast is one of the best I had in Brasil, although I hope that the coffee quality will improve. If you want a great experience and do not mind the no-air conditioned room, it is a place for you! Great hostel


77%

We enjoyed our stay very much at Open House Barra. The atmosphere of this hostel was not sociable and the very cosy common areas were always empty. The decoration of the house is truly amazing, and the colours are warm and vivid. Free capoeira and samba classes. Location is good. Breakfast does not add up to the price paid. Alex is extremely kind, social and has a lot of insider tips, while Jacqueline is the opposite and sometimes made us feel very unwelcome at the hostel.


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