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Reviews of Open House Barra Salvador Hostel

Bernardo Catarino 137 Barra, Salvador, Brazil

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 92%

Location 94%

Safety 96%

Staff 96%

Value 91%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • WiFi

Important Information

*** Special Event Booking for: CARNIVAL SEASON *** Dates from Feb 11/2015 to Feb 20/2015 *** Conditions: a minimum of seven nights is required. *** Payment policy for Carnival Season: Any booking containing Carnival season dates require and additional 50% deposit [of the balance] to be made directly to the property. After your booking is confirmed by hostelworld.com, You will be contacted to proceed and arrange the payment method. Failure to complete the payment in 48 hours will result in cancellation of your booking. Remaining balance shall be paid 30 days prior season start. Failure to complete the balance payment on time will result in cancellation of your booking. *** Cancellation Policy: There is no refund policy for deposits made in advance.

SPECIAL SEASONS
The same conditions for Carnival bookings and payments apply to other
special seasons as New Year eve season (Dic28 - Ene1) and World Cups (Jun
2013/2014)


RESERVATION POLICY
A minimum stay of two nights is required to accept a booking. We have no
cancellation policy, booking deposits made to us are non-refundable.
Bookings are considered as a whole, so cancelling or changing part of your
booking dates means a cancellation of the entire booking. Due to changes
in Paypal policy and procedures, momentarily balance payments at checkin
must be paid in cash. New Year Eve and Carnival season balances due 15
days prior arriving date, failing to cancel these balances on time will be
understand as a -no show-. Bookings including more than five nights-room
require an additional deposit of half of the extra nights booked to be
accepted, made directly to Open House. We do not accept bookings from
guests who already had canceled or changed their bookings with us, or had
no-shows.
Bookings are non transferable neither fractional. When involving a group,
partial or individual payments for a due balance are not accepted, so full
balance shall be paid for a member of the group have access to the
accommodation. Booking including minors will not be accepted unless the
guest contact us first for room for kids availability. Our
checkin/checkout is flexible although arrivals before 8am and departures
after 8pm will trigger an extra charge.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 10:00

Latest Check-out: 14:00

Policies

  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Salvador?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 92%

Location 94%

Safety 96%

Staff 96%

Value 91%

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Anonymous
07 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Amazing place - staff friendly, helpful and offering even joint trips for concerts. Hostel has unique atmosphere:-) Clean, cosy, so you want to come back:-) breakfast amazing as well:-)

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
21 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Charming place with wonderful hosts that took us out to a great samba concert which we wouldn't have found on our own. Thank you very much for these pleasant days in your house! Awesome breakfast.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
06 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: If you want to visit Salvador, get to know the local culture and people, be hosted by some of the nicest people, stay in an artistic guesthouse and, what’s more, spare some money, this is a place for you. Our room was big and very nice, the bathrooms were very clean, and in the kitchen you could quickly whip up a meal. All in all, the guesthouse was well-furnished and beautifully decorated: the hosts are both artists. The location is close to the beach and a little far away from the city center (Pelo), but it is, by no means, a problem: to get there quickly you have plenty of fast and cheap buses. The bus connection is not overwhelmingly complicated, either. The guesthouse is in a very safe area, too. The price for the room was very good and the host, Alex, is extremely nice and hospitable and provides interesting information on the places in the vicinity of the guesthouse as well as those in the city center. He will introduce you to the local culture and will take you to the best clubs in town, too. I would not hesitate to say here once again. If you don’t stay here, you will miss out on a lot of things.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
04 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Liked: colourful, great atmosphere and a good, safe location

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
01 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: We had a very good start to our Brazil trip. Everyone was really helpful and the atmosphere was great!

Customer would recommend this property

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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: I was pleasantly surprised at the wonderful, colorful, Open House Barra. For most of the day, Alex, a music buff himself, has a wonderful mix of relaxing tunes by Brazilian artists. Alex was super helpful with directions and ideas of things to do. It also was great to have free internet to research little day trips. The location was perfect for me, a 4 block walk to the beach, a 1 block walk to a fabulous vegetarian restaurant, and a taxi ride to Pelourinho.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
19 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Good location in a safe and convenient area of Salvador. Very friendly and helpful staff and owners. Good choice of activites offered. Excellent breakfast.

Disliked: No proper windows in some of the rooms, several mosquitos in the room. But that was the only little thing.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
02 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Location,friendly staff,atmosfere,safety,free capoeira lesson,artistic decoration inside the hostel,food and fruit,free caipirinhas.Everything:):):)

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
02 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: There was a really nice feel to Open House Barra. It is one of the most unique places that I have stayed in. Alex and all the staff were very helpful. I would really recommend this place to other travellers.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
27 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Everything!! The Owner Alex is so helpfull and nice. The house made with a lot of love. Good breakfast. Wifi.

Disliked: absolut nothing!

Customer would recommend this property

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