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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!" … "… São Jorge Hostel is fortunate to be located in this area with its many cathedrals, palaces and Museums. We...
"… 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...
"We are located in a beautiful house in the Jardim Brasil, between the Shopping Barra and the lighthouse, next to the one of most famous beach in Salvador, called Praia do Porto. We are also near to banks, shops, travel agency, restaurants, bars and night clubs. The hostel offers dormitories (male and female) and double rooms, a nice sitting room with TV, kitchen, bathroms (male and female) and Internet´s room. Our dormitories have from 4...
Barra Guest House
"… right next to one of Salvador's most fashionable squares Jardim Brasil which boasts some of the best 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 Atlantic surf. Access to the old...
"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
"… with groups in mind. A large portion of our pousada is devoted to common areas for the exclusive use of our guests. complete kitchen and is being expanded to host. just off the main area, can also be used as a meeting room. Visitors love our layout because it's perfect to mingle with other guests. We are the ideal and affordable choice: clean, comfortable and inexpensive... and don't forget, convenient too. We are just 10 minutes...
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...
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" … "… street party but have the advantage of being far enough away to sleep in silence. If you to want to get away from the bohemian life of Rio Vermelho you’re also close to major bus lines, you’re 20 minutes from Porto da Barra beach, 25 minutes from downtown and Pelourinho and 30...
"The hostel is located cobreu a look at the home of the famous author of the academy of letters bay. artur d `hunicados salts are the reputations of the city historical center in the neighborhood called Pelourinho. Pelourinho's most original hostel, Hostel Cobreu, is ideally located in the historical center of Salvador, within walking distance of the best live music and all major attractions of the city. We regard the hostel as a comfortable...
"… comfort and every day one hour of free access. Kitchen (Prato da casa) ['Meal of the House'] Structured space, bright and clean you will be served a delicious breakfast from 7am to 10pm. Eat buffet service, or depending on the number of people may be chosen in advance on the menu. Full kitchen released for use, each guest can cook their 'prato da casa'. Has refrigerator, stove, microwave oven, blender and cooking utensils....
Sleep Well Salvador Hostel
"… where Jorge Amado lived his whole life, and where the Yemanja beach party takes place. Close to the beach. We are waiting for you! Air-conditioner included. Free wi-fi. We offer towels free, internet free (wireless). Breakfast not included. If you have to cancel your booking you must do it at least 48hrs before arrival. Check in: 14:00 Check out: 12:00 Bookings for NYE and Carnival: In order to guarantee your...
"… to clothes of bed and bath. - Room of convivência with TV Available . - Telephone to receive pluggings. - We accept Children. - Kitchen for Alberguista . - Laundry for Alberguista . - Reception 24 hours, with total has supported the guests: tips of scripts, cultural programming of the city, useful schedules of flights and bus, telephones and other information of interest of the tourist. - We also make use...
"… 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 Elevator, then it is down the hill and enter the Plaza on Calle San Francisco that is the last street left...
"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
"… 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 venues, discos and alternative hang-outs. Enjoy Salvador´s nightlife at it´s best! On The Rock Hostel offers clean, comfortable and...
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
"… of Brazilian music. The ideal place to rest or even to have fun after a day enjoying Bahia’s capital. Its large facilities include a very well equipped shared kitchen, social area, shared dorms and private rooms with lockers and linen. As well as courtesy breakfast buffet and dinner service (not included in price) made by a professional cook. The hostel provides free internet and courtesy transfer service*. * Reservations for 1...
Hostel Recanto do Porto
"… with one of the most beautiful sunset on the planet where people gather in the evening to contemplate it. Located on the carnival circuit, the great celebration of our city, the largest popular festival on the planet. Also close to large and reputable hospitals and clinics, for convenience of those who come to town in search of medical treatment. Recanto do Porto offers everything to make everyone to feel at home: with collective...
"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....
"… a special location, near the main historical monuments and first class service, the Hotel Arthemis provides great comfort to tourists from all over the world. Facilities include a breakfast buffet service served daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 am daily, a book exchange service, internet access and tours and transfer desk where our friendly staff will be happy to assist you and help organize tours and trips during your stay The hotel...
F Design Hostel
"… at F Design Hostel contain a desk, a wardrobe and a shared bathroom. They offer modern furnishings and unique themed decor. Breakfast is served each morning and includes a variety of fresh fruits, breads and cold meats. Regional specialties, as well as a selection of drinks are available in the hostel’s restaurant. If you have to cancel your booking, you must do it at least 15 days before arrival. When you book you can be...
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
"It is located in Praia do Flamengo, a privileged location with abundant nature, close to the Airport, and the best beaches in Salvador, Bahia. The property offers spacious, open and closed, comfortable and welcoming environments, four male and female dorms, two suites and two rooms with shared bathroom outside. You can choose between air conditioning or fan, and all coletive rooms have balconies. We have an attached apartment, which has two...
"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
"… 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) Depending of the period of your booking you will be charged...
Hostel Patua do Pelourinho
"… - Minimum stay 2 nights at World Cup 2 - The prepayment of 100% of the room rent less the deposit you have already paid for Hostelworld. 3 - The pre-payment is non-refundable so book only if you are serious about joining us 4 - The customer is responsible for payment of all transfer fees. 5 - The exact amount to be paid is dependent on the Caixa Economica Federal evaluate trading day of transfer. 6 - Information for Western...
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
"… with shaking beds, dirty old linen, broken walls and bad toilets. We strongly believe that when you are backpacking, having a comfortable clean place to stay is essential 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...
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...
"… Air Conditioning and ceiling fan. Private bathroom with hot showers. The guests can relax in the lounge area, with the free WiFi connection. The friendly staff of the Brazil Inn will guide the guests to the best things to see and do in Salvador. The Brazil Inn is located in the city center of Salvador, next to the most important touristic points. Easy access to the ferry for the islands of the area. It´s close to everything,...
"… 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...
"… leisure alternatives in the city. The bedroom has a charming room with a beautiful sofa and armchairs, helping the socialization of the guests planned for their visit, the various local exchange culture, meetings and experiences, always with respect and good sense. Can not forget the delightful terrace visited by beautiful birds and butterflies of the Brazilian fauna. Guests are able to enjoy the culinary delights of Kebab...
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Hostel Porto Salvador
"… expanded to host a gym, game room and sauna. Each of the dorm rooms has its own bathroom with shower, so there is no need to go outside your room to use the bathroom. Our dining room, just off the main area, can also be used as a meeting room. Visitors love our layout because it's perfect to mingle with other guests and it's a safe environment. We are the ideal and affordable choice: clean, comfortable and inexpensive... and don't...
Hostel Barroco Salvador
"… center of Salvador? The Hostel Barroco is the right place for you. The hostel, newly opened in January 2011, combines the charm of a historical building (restored facade in the style of the 19th century) with modern comfort inside (decoration in Art-Deco colors and smith-iron grids). On the top floor there is a terrace from which you have a privileged view of the oldest part of the city of Salvador. Guests can relax in our patio,...
Santeria Hostel Bar
"A familiar and cozy atmosphere, has a decorating theme, religions that worship sanctities. Everyone who comes in Santeria not only visit, but also make a point of doing the record with photos and movies. 1 room with shared bathroom (air conditioning) 6 beds (female) 1 room with shared bathroom (air conditioning) 10 beds (male) 1 room with shared bathroom (Ceiling Fan) 5 beds 1 room with shared bathroom (Ceiling Fan) 4 beds 1 Private Room...
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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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