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Salvador is the biggest city in the northeast of Brazil and the capital of the state of Bahia, which is why most of time it's called Salvador da Bahia. Salvador is recognized as being the happiest town in Brazil, due to the friendly people and their will to party all the time. Definitely, you will feel like you are at home.
Salvador has a lot to offer, like beautiful beaches and water sports, as well as being a city rich in architecture and culture. Salvador has a lot of cafes, restaurants, and gift/souvenir shops (where you can buy different pieces of art crafts like earrings, bracelets, rings, and clothes, all really cheap).
If possible, try to conciliate your trip to Salvador with Carnival. Salvador da Bahia is known for having the best Carnival party (it's only bested by the amazing and famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro). The party of Carnival in Salvador happens on the main street, with live music shows, a lot of people dancing the samba and forro (the typical music of Brazil) and drinking until dawn –- if you like to party, you will love this, especially because it's during the summer. Another good time to visit this city is the New Year's Eve -- you will not regret it.
There are a lot of hostels in Salvador, most of them really cheap and with simple, good facilities. In high season or event times, try to book your hostel in Salvador in advance to have better rates and assure vacancies.
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HI - Salvador - Laranjeiras Hostel
"Beds ok, but dorms are like monkey enclosures, and you may end up sleeping twelve foot off the ground. Bathroom ok, but might be crowded in high season. Staff a mix -- they don't check any bookings made on a Sunday, so book in advance, and they stuffed up our taxi collection. Still, they have a reliable taxi man for connections back to airport. Some staff pretty useless with vacant stares. Atmosphere varies depending on the crowd, but plenty...
Hostel Pousada Cancun
"Good Place - Well I don't feel that this place is a bad place to stay. It's a simple place without luxury. who wants that kind of thing don't go there, but who wants a nice place with many friends -- alright." … "Absolutely awful place. These people are lying, cheating crooks. Having booked our accommodation for Carnival nearly three months in advance we turned up after a thirty-six-hour coach journey to find that our "four-person...
Albergue Hostel São Jorge
"this hostel is fantastic. i visited this place in my last holidays with three friends and we are very happy in this hostel, because al the people are so friendly, the roommates coming from all parts the world. all the most interesting parts of salvador are so near to the hostel its great. if you can go the please go!" … "… cafes and several Capoeira academies. Our goal is to be the best budget hostel in Pelourinho, Salvador ,...
"… area .Since here you may take the mains of transport directly until the main places in Salvador, ansd easily on foot until the port to get the booat for the main islands and morro of Sao paulo, the pousada Meson is a essential place for an good accommodation with all nescessary and cheap price, all the rooms has bathroom inside tv, fridge, fan and airconditioned, the main room is where you may eat the breakfast, read list to music...
Barra Guest House
"All great, friendly - Was a great experience for my first visit to Brazil and first time in a hostel was more than I expected." … "… restaurants and music bars in the area. A five minute stroll from the HoStel and you will find yourself on the beautiful Porto da Barra beach with its own Naval fort or the Farol da Barra beach beneath its ancient Light House (First Light House in South America) where you can play in the warm...
"Amizade Hostel (friendship) we specialise in budget accommodation and are noted for our friendly staff and ability of management to communicate in English.Excellent location,budget prices. Our guests have all said how they love the friendly atmospher, information service (in english) and feel at home here. You can either take the bus to Praça da Sé or call us for a taxi this is in the family business" … "… 40 minutes to the...
Hostel Galeria 13
"Couldn't have asked for a better start to my travels. - Great atmosphere, hospitable staff and extremely friendly. I couldn't have asked for a better start to my travels so thank you so much to all who made my stay a very welcomed one. Thank you to the bar staff who kept my Malibu's topped up, thank you to all who helped on reception and thank you again Paolo for an amazing place. Highly recommend Galeria 13 and will definitely stay again...
Pousada São Francisco de Assis
"… clean, comfortable and inexpensive... and don't forget, convenient too. We are just 10 minutes away from key destinations in Salvador such Pelourinho, Mercado Modelo, Elevador Lacerda and more as with car Farol da Barra The beach. Some other features include: Free Use of Hostel on Day of Checkout Best Location in town We know that sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference. If there is anything we can do to make...
Che Lagarto Hostel Salvador
"Very disorganized - I loved the other Che lagarto in Rio and that's why I chose Che Lagarto in Salvador. the price was really low, which is a plus, but the shared dorm has no window and it's really crammed, staff was nice but disorganized and not very helpful, the AC in the crammed dorm didn't work properly and was as noisy as an airplane. there were people living there and acting as if they owned the place. the terrace is beautiful, location...
Centro Cultural do Bispo
"… place where joy and meeting new people are understood as more essential than the money created in the process. And we’re slowly getting there… Be very welcome to be part of this adventure!! We will take good care of you from the first minute; give you a cozy bed and give you access to a personal locker for your belongings. Relax in the bar, in one of our hammocks, meet up with the others in the heart of the hostel, the...
Albergue Pedra da Sereia
"I'll have to translate this - get it you by sat." … "neighborhood - rio vermelho near japonese restauarnt sukyaki & bar pedra da sereia" … "… where you can find many excellent restaurants, music bars and nightclubs. But be careful to not stay out all night so you can get up early to enjoy the beautiful beaches the neighborhood offers. On Feb. 2nd Rio Vermelho is also home to the festival of Iemanja - the century-old...
"… opened in November 2008 as a new concept of lodging in Salvador, a hostel of charm, or modern structure, cheerful, warm and above all with comfort, good price and quality. Each room is unique and differentiated with charming decoration. Our rooms are all with private bathroom, have a collective apartments, ideal for people traveling alone in search of new friendships and cultural exchange, private apartments suitable for families...
Sleep Well Salvador Hostel
"Our Guest House is in the most cultural district of Bahia, named Rio Vermelho, where Jorge Amado lived his whole life and where the Yemanja beach party takes place. We have nice people to guide you in the city and are closely situated to the beach. We are waiting for you! Air-conditioner included. WI-FI free. INTERNET ACCESS FREE. We offer towels free, free internet (wireless). Breakfast not included . Free air-conditioning on the sleepy...
"… at the Albergue Barravento you will find all the facilities to meet your every need: * 24 hour internet access * secure lockers * ceiling fans * common room with drinks machine and TV * patio * range of local tourist information The common room is a place where you can meet fellow travellers, relax and enjoy a drink. Our approachable reception staff are on-call 24 hours a...
Pousada do Indio Asa Branca
"… transfer, laundry, internet access. Nice and simple apartments decorated with paints of the artist Ubirac Tibiri and indigenous theme, with all comfort and privacy. If you have to cancel your booking, you must do it at least 48hrs before arrival. Check in: 14:00 Check out: 12:00 If you book between December 15th and March 15th you will be charged 50% in advance in order to secure your booking (non refundable), you may...
"… tourist points of our city, for example, the Elevador Lacerda, Mercado Modelo, Forte So Marcelo, Farol da Barra, without Speaking of all architectural, cultural district 'Pelourinho' with its numerous churches, museums, squares and beautiful colonial style casres. To get here is very easy. Left the airport or the bus station just take a bus to the Cathedral Square which is the endpoint of the line, then go to the Lacerda...
"Fusion Guesthouse is a warehouse/arts space-turned-"hostel" in the heart of Salvador's old town with a vibe so laid-back it's practically horizontal. The Location It is a few meters down a cobbled street just off the central Praca de Se in the Pelourinho neighbourhood. It's an easy stroll to the Pelo's attractions and restaurants. Buses will connect you with ease to other parts of the city to explore and to the bus station and airport....
On The Rock Hostel Salvador
"… is established in an old fisherman´s home in front of the ocean with excellent swimming and surfing at our doorstep. On weekdays you will have the beach almost to yourself and on the weekend you can join the locals for a soccer game or just make new friends. The most exciting nightlife of Salvador in Rio Vermelho is just a 10min walk away from our hostel. Here you can choose from a wide arrange of poshy restaurants, live-music...
Sapiranga Forest Hostel
"Apart from having the best facilities of any hostel in Bahia, we have an informal atmosphere with friendly staff, most of whom are local so can offer plenty of advice about what's on, where's in, what to avoid and what's unmissable in Salvador and the surrounding area." … "Açu road from the Tower - 1st entrance on the left 58km from airport Luis Eduardo Magalhães Mata de São João - Green Line - Bahia - Brazil" … BA099–Km54->Açu...
El Misti Hostel Salvador
"… cook. Here you will find an attentive trilingual reception available 24hs a day and an extremely welcoming atmosphere to the sound of Brazilian music. The ideal place to rest or even to have fun after a day enjoying Bahia’s capital. The hostel provides free internet and courtesy transfer service*. Book now and discover the best of Bahia. * Reservations for 1 to 3 persons - Total amount of the booking must be R$ 200 or more -...
Hostel Recanto do Porto
"Recanto do Porto is a very comfortable Hostel located in the very special place in Salvador from 20 metres to Porto da Barra beach, between Forte de São Diego and Farol de Barra with many access from the more cultural and recognized zones of the city. • What Have? Recanto do Porto offers everything to make everyone to feel at home: with collective rooms and apartament privated, large and delicious breakfast, computers, wi-fi and coffe...
"Dorms and Private rooms in full apartments located in Barra, close to the beaches and also close to the Carnival parades. Only four people per Dorm. Kitchen and Refrigerator for guests. Internet access (in some units). Sheets and Towels included in the rates. Assistance for students. Lot of privacy, comfort and safety for an affordable price. If you have to cancel your booking, you must do it at least 48hrs before arrival....
"… Saints beyond the elevator in the building. It is available free wireless Internet (Wi-Fi). We are 100 meters from the Lacerda elevator and 300 meters from Terminal maritime savior f you have to cancel your booking, you must do it at least 48hrs before arrival. Check in: 14:00 Check out: 12:00 When you book you can be charged 40% in advance in order to secure your booking (non refundable), you may be contacted by...
F Design Hostel
"… you may be contacted by the property requesting the CVV code of the credit card used for this booking or asked for a deposit. New Years and Carnival we need a payment of 100% of the total stay will be required to confirm the booking. Room type: Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room Equipped with air conditioning, this room contains a desk, a wardrobe and a shared bathroom. Room type: Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room Equipped with...
Albergue Rio Vermelho Hostel
"The hostel offers shared rooms large, comfortable, clean, ventilated and separated by gender, bathrooms inside the rooms, with hot water, fan and air conditioning, large lockers with key electrical outlet at each bed and Wi-fi around the hostel, including inside the rooms. Suites with hot shower, air conditioning, TV and minibar. Fully equipped kitchen for guest use; Beautiful courtyard. Buffet for breakfast, bedding and bath,...
Forest Sapiranga Hostel
"… hostel opens up to preserved forest of Sapiranga. Rivers, lakes, small springs of crystal clear water, small animals, many birds, trees and small communities with mixed-race and friendly people reflect the natural environment of the forest. There are various sports activities available that promote contact with the exuberant nature: hiking, rafting, zip line, horseback riding and the sea nearby. The Sapiranga Forest Hostel offers...
Beach House Hostel
"… bathroom, air conditioning and a balcony with garden views. Linens are provided, as well as private lockers. Wi-Fi is free. Room type: Bed in 6-Bed Male Dormitory Room This room offers a bed in a 6-Bed Male-Only Dormitory Room. It comes with a shared bathroom, air conditioning and a balcony with garden views. Linens are provided, as well as private lockers. Wi-Fi is free. Room type: Bed in 6-Bed Male Dormitory Room This room...
"We are located in the center of the city . Close to the Historic Center, We offer you 32 beds in climatizated rooms with AIR-CONDITIONERS with no extra costs. We do not offer Breakfast, but we are close to Supermaket and Backrei. We offer Towels and bed linen included, and also lockers! We have a common area for you to meet people and open area for smokers. We offer you washmachine and a kitchen with microwaves, refrigerators and place to...
"… os Santos Bay. The Wi-Fi is available for free in all areas. Two stories house the 25 rooms are simply furnished and some are equipped with a fridge and a flat screen TV. The dorms include a refrigerator and offer a shared bathroom with shower. The Two stories house 25 also features meeting facilities, a 24-hour reception and a tour desk. The accommodation is located in the center of the historic district of Pelourinho, just 2...
Bahia Prime Hostel
"… (Oceania) and a suite (Europe). We provide cable TV in the lobby, air-conditioning in every room, individual lockers with keys, free wi-fi internet, and public areas monitored by cameras, 24 hours. Everything to guarantee your pleasure and your peacefulness. Come and see the Bahia Prime Hostel. Besides cash, we accept Visa,Mastercard and America Express credit cards. Check in: 13:00 (1pm) Check out: 12:00 (12pm)...
Hostel Patua do Pelourinho
"… elevator. The property is just 100 metres from UNESCO World Heritage Site Pelourinho. Patuá offers bright and colorful rooms with ceiling fans and shared bathrooms. Linen and towels are offered free of charge. At Patuá Hostel you will find a 24-hour front desk. Other facilities offered include a shared lounge with flat-screen TV. Airport shuttle can be arranged for a surcharge. The hostel is 900 metres from Mercado Modelo market...
Bairro Dois de Julho
"8 year constructed, despite retaining the facade everything inside is newly built and renovate, we are in declared a Historic Patrimony area, uptown City, because we are in the hightest part of the City, with Colonial style, is the oldest City in Brazil, the property is full of memories past of a country call Brazil. New construction, all rooms have en suite and AC., we are able to accommodate 56 people, breakfast is included in the daily...
Açaí Hostel Salvador
"… to recover the energy spent during the day (or night). So we decided to do like the Portuguese and start by Salvador opening a good hostel, but without missing the historical atmosphere that Pelourinho brings and, MOST IMPORTANT, without missing the backpacker atmosphere: like you, we can`t wait to know new people from different parts of the world, hangout and have fun together! - Bookings must be cancelled or changed 48 hours...
Hostel Rio Vermelho
"… Art gallery, Outdoor mini cafe, organic natural products for sale from the interior Bahia. Room specialized for handicap persons, specialized light fixture lamps including cell phone/computer charging outlets in every bed, solar heated showers, and many architectural nuances that make this hostel wonderful. Cancellation Policy: A minimum of 15 days prior to check in date is required. Non-Refundable full payment of...
"… place to provide hospitality and fun times with the guests. Located in the historical center, the hostel has a rustic architecture, a PUB to drink, smoke area and at sometimes, a improvised beer-pong table to play. Certainly a place without many bureaucracies and done to feel in family home. If you have to cancel your booking, you must do it at least 48hrs before arrival (not apply for Special Events). Check in: 14:00...
"." … "From airport or from the bus station: on the bus stop, take the Praça da Sé and get off the bus in the last bus point. When you arrive, choose between go by cab (R$ 100 -110) or walking (approximately 10 minutes) to the neighborhood Santo Antônio, nearby the monument Cruz do Pascoal. Exactly in front of the monument look in the street on right a sign of Café Kebab. The dormitory is there. If you prefer to come straight by cab,...
Ligando Energias Barra
"… fully equipped - Area for LAUNDRY - LOUNGE with LED TV with cable, dvds, music, sofas and cushions with SEA VIEW - DINING ROOM with tables and chairs *Services: - Reception 24h (3 languages) - WIFI free - Daily cleaning - Bed linen included (rental towel R$3) - Individual lockers for padlock - Laundry service (cost per kilo of clothes) - Airport Transfer (hire at reception for more security and low cost) - Travel...
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Salvador Travel Tips & Suggestions
Be extremely cautious of your belongings here as petty theft is very common.
Definitely stay in the Pelourinho district. There are a lot of things to do in the area. Beware of beggars and people trying to sale you little ribbons as "gifts" or "presents". They are trying to scam you. Visit the beaches, especially on Sat/Sun.
— Robert S.
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