We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Open House Barra

Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Management photos
Open House Barra
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 46: English reviews
Start your review of Open House Barra
 Click to rate
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a last minute trip once I had secured a new job and managed to get a booking about a week before Carnival started. Alex - your host - was friendly and helpful from the get go. Carnival is the high of the high season and there was an initial bit of moving around with rooms to get everyone...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Namorgos
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great location with short walks to the Barra beaches. Friendly host. No AC but the fans worked well. Good place if you like a building with a lot of character. Like Salvador as a whole, it's colourful but a bit worn down and grubby. The shower only had cold water, though it did appear to be wired for hot water....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tch77
Greystones, Ireland
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The Hostel has a nice vibe to it and we were made feel very welcome by the host, the ethos of the hostel is also really nice (a lot of giving back to the community). We got a lot of very useful information from the owner about what to do and see while we were in Salvador and he seemed...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mikieos
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This hostel is absolutely wonderful, very colourful, friendly and helpful. The rooms are very spacious, and you also have plenty of communal areas to use. There is Wi-Fi in the rooms. The breakfast was delicious. The location is great as well - very close to the beach, the shopping mall and plenty of nice restaurants nearby. The only small minus...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank aneta_ch
Nuremberg, Germany
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

This hostel is amazing. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The paintings in the whole hostel are beautiful so are the rooms and the common area. I never had such a good breakfast in a hostel.yummy.The location is close to the beach the buses and the mall. I defenetly recommend it to everyone staying in barra.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Martina E
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Open House had a lovely, welcoming and homely vibe with one of the best included breakfast I have had in South America. Many fans in the room. Whenever we had a question or needed help, Alex was always helpful. Highly recommended!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jessica S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Alex was a wonderful host and took the time so sit with us and chat about what we wanted out of our stay to give us the best advice. We enquired about a samba class and his wife Jacquilene changed her schedule to fit us in - so nice! We even got a complimentary bottle of cachaça at the end...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Morsprice
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This place feels like home from the moment that you enter the door. Eclectic decor, samba music playing in the background, friendly smiles and freshly-made caipirinhas are just a few of the things that greet you immediately upon arrival. I stumbled upon Open House Barra on my first trip to Brazil as a solo, female traveler back in 2010. Within...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank VeggieWorldTraveller
Reviewed 27 November 2015

What a spectacular place. The rooms are quiet comfortable and the best part are the ownerAlexe, who made me feel like home. If you´re looking for cultural experience, this is your place to be in SSA. Ask to Alex for his marvelous kiwi caipirinha!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Javier O
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Booked the the hostel from the high praise of other reviewers, we are two friends and booked a private room. Initial welcome was great, and breakfast was good throughout. However the hosts weren't that friendly, with one not even speaking to us and ignoring us completely for our whole stay. The room was big but very basic and dusty with...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Benjamin A

40 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (37)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
1:57
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (24)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Other (3)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Salvador hotels
7.0 km away
Hotel Pousada Salvador
Hotel Pousada Salvador
#8 of 147 in Salvador
74 reviews
0.5 km away
Pousada O Ninho
Pousada O Ninho
#15 of 147 in Salvador
332 reviews
0.1 km away
Bahia Prime Hostel
Bahia Prime Hostel
#4 of 286 in Salvador
173 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 km away
Pousada Estrela do Mar
Pousada Estrela do Mar
#6 of 147 in Salvador
199 reviews
3.7 km away
Villa da Paciencia Hostel
Villa da Paciencia Hostel
#6 of 286 in Salvador
44 reviews
0.5 km away
D'Boa Hostel
D'Boa Hostel
#32 of 147 in Salvador
46 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
Internet
  • Free Internet
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ran by Artists cozy house, close to the nicest Beaches and Carnival parades. We offer samba classes and free drinks happy hour. Best mood in Salvador Bahia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Open House Barra

Address: Rua Comendador Bernardo Catarino 137, Salvador, State of Bahia 40130-040, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Price Range: $23 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your Open House Barra reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Open House Barra Hotel Salvador
Open House Barra Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Open House Barra staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Open House Barra staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Be specific in any requests”
Namorgos, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rough and ready hostel with great breakfasts.”
Mikieos, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I´d suggest you skip the ground floor room since it´s a little bit chilly there and not much natural light.”
JullyTheTraveller, 8 Sep 2013 | Read review
“there's one nice room for 4 people downstairs which is a lot bigger than the one upstairs. And if I remember correctly, it has a bathroom ensuite. Upstairs the bathrooms are in the hall (but they have many, so it's no big problem either)”
SimoneWitt, 17 Mar 2013 | Read review
“any! they are all beautiful”
KatieT722, 21 Jan 2013 | Read review
5 of 5
No availability for your dates from these sites
Hostelworld.com
* /night
View Deal
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates