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Calgary, Canada
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221 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
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.... More 

Thank tch77
Greystones, Ireland
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Mikieos
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank aneta_ch
Nuremberg, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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.

Thank Martina E
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
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!

Thank Jessica S
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Morsprice
2 reviews
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... More 

Thank VeggieWorldTraveller
2 reviews
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!

Thank Javier O
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Benjamin A
Dunedin, New Zealand
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78 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed here as highly recommended by Lonely Planet and also the values behind the operation were appealing. That is, supporting the local arts community. The place is definitely bright and colorful. Rooms, bed and facilities basic but adequate. Great location close to beaches of Barra and transport make it a good spot.

Thank MF_NZ

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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: $20 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Open House Barra Hotel Salvador
Open House Barra Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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“Rough and ready hostel with great breakfasts.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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)”
 of 5 bubbles SimoneWitt, 17 Mar 2013 | Read review
“any! they are all beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles KatieT722, 21 Jan 2013 | Read review
“if a couple try and get one of the doubles on the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles teamflames, 11 Jan 2013 | Read review
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