Website feedback

Customer Travel Tips for London

78% Avg. city rating Rated by 215 customers

Activities / excursions 79%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 71%

Chilling out / relaxing 76%

Getting around / public transport 69%

Sightseeing 82%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 80%

Value for money 75%

Customer Travel Tips for Salvador

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


05 May 2013

Customer Travel Tip: spend no more than a day. seems the beaches outside of the city with the nice white sand and clear water are where it is at.

Liked: nice to be so close to the beach.

Disliked: outside of the old town and being near a beach, not much else to offer. also did not like having to look over my shoulder every 30 seconds.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


23 Apr 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Der Mercado Modelo mit dem frischen Fisch.

Liked: Das pulsierende Leben.

Disliked: Die Infrastruktur ist noch etwas schwach.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


07 Mar 2013

Customer Travel Tip: pelourinho , beaches queijo and open house barra caipirhinas

Liked: chill out

Disliked: some people can disturb you , safe but sometimes not relly pleasant

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


05 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Make sure you visit on a Tuesday night when there is plenty of free live music on the streets and samba parties.

Liked: The African culture everywhere you turn. The many festivities on every night - free music and entertainment. The town is so photographic and pretty. Beautiful beaches only a walk or bus ride away - special mention to the beach within the museum grounds (closed on Mondays though!).

Disliked: Probably having to be extra careful with my camera and bag. There are police on most corners and streets though, which makes you feel a little more at ease. But be weary and don't walk down deserted streets or areas! Sundays and Mondays are pretty quiet and most things are closed, but a good time to chill from the party weekend.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


27 Feb 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Everyone should do Salvador carnaval once in their life! There's nothing like it for sounds, dancing, vitality and fun!

Liked: Salvador is unique, has an amazing atmosphere during carnaval and is a colourful, vibrant and stunning place to party! The architecture is beautiful in Pelourinho and the week I spent here was great!!

Disliked: The area is poor and with that comes social problems - I didn't feel unsafe or threatened and the locals I met were generally lovely, warm and friendly but you do see some sad sights along the way.

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


27 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: go also to the island of morro de sau paulo

Liked: carnival, old city

Disliked: none

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


22 Feb 2013

Customer Travel Tip: don´t eat the street food and if you can stay in Pelo and also Barra!

Liked: Culture, beach, nice restaurants, friendly people (most) and a little cheaper than Southern Brazil

Disliked: Street food gave me food poisoning!

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


17 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: go here! I really liked this city

Liked: Loved the historic centre, would recommend staying here

Disliked: Barra Beach - the beach itself was really dirty and too many people. Although the nightlife was good.

49% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 40%
49% Avg. rating


16 Feb 2013

Customer Travel Tip: I wouldn't reccomend this place at all, I will never return.

Liked: Carnival was a good time and some of Historic areas are nice for sightseeing

Disliked: Its all smells awful like the inside of a portable toilet and the crime is some of the worst I have ever seen. One night I walked out of my Hostel and a 10 year kid was sitting there smoking crack. The beggers are really aggressive, they touch you and harass you and threaten you if you don't give them money which is always for drugs

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


16 Feb 2013

Customer Travel Tip: book your bus ticket away the day you arrive into the bus station at Bahia otherwise its an hour on the bus back to the bus station to do it there is a bus ticket kiosk in the old town but bus tickets for sale are only in Bahia not for destinations out of Bahia

Liked: culture ex[perience variety life

Disliked: i liked everything

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


13 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Only take out the esentials with you - there are lots of muggings.

Liked: Brilliant Caribbean feel! :)

Disliked: The mozzies were everywhere.

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


06 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Take taxi when its dark

Liked: good, safer than people says

Disliked: NO

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


05 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Just relax, try the local food and walk around; check out the beaches outside of Salvador as well

Liked: Culture, architecture, food, weather, festivals

Disliked: crime rate during festivities; stalkers on the streets

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


01 Feb 2013

Customer Travel Tip: restaurant "CABANA DA CELY"

Liked: most of the people are relaxed and chilled out.. good weather & good food ! :) plus the beaches

Disliked: seems a little bit abandoned, and even dangerous at night

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


27 Jan 2013

Customer Travel Tip: for the buses- Learn exactly the area of your pousada and exatly where you're going as the buses are abit confusing! Always ask to confirm where you're going!

Liked: Fantastic must visit!

Disliked: Hard to cross roads as everyone is a looney driver!

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


10 Jan 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Keep you belongings close, dont walk late at night and try to look like you know where you are walking to without getting a map out.

Liked: The culture, the boat trips, the weather, the food. The people were great.

Disliked: Walking alone at night is uncomfortable. People stop to ask if you are married. Always say yes!!

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


05 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: bars and caipirina

Liked: everythink

Disliked: the rubbish and the pee stinking streets

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


25 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: everyone is different, so please experiance youself

Liked: everyone is different, so please experiance youself

Disliked: everyone is different, so please experiance youself

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


18 Dec 2012

Customer Travel Tip: not applicable

Liked: not applicable

Disliked: not applicable

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


12 Dec 2012

Customer Travel Tip: N/A

Liked: N/A

Disliked: N/A

Showing 61-80 of 109 reviews
78% Avg. city rating Rated by 215 customers

Activities / excursions 79%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 71%

Chilling out / relaxing 76%

Getting around / public transport 69%

Sightseeing 82%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 80%

Value for money 75%

Why book with hostelbookers?

Thousands of beds and private rooms, close to the things you’re planning to see and do.
With great value hostels and cheap hotels, everything you want to see and do is just a step away.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Salvador?

Contact us directly

Top rated Salvador Hostels

Read what people have to say about our top rated Hostels in Salvador

  • 1. Open House Barra 94%
  • 2. Hostel Solar dos Romanos 87%
  • 3. Nega Maluca Guesthouse 86%

Read More On Top Rated Hostels