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.

Meson Pousada

Hotel website
Rua Portas do Carmo, 11 | Centro Historico, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026290, Brazil
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Meson Pousada
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Meson Pousada
Write a Review

40 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
43 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Location is everything. Yes, This pousada may be run down, the rooms maybe small, stairs are difficult to climb, the building look tired, it is noisy all around, but it is one of the best choice to stay in the Old City of Salvador.It is right on Rua Portas do Carmo, one of the busiest streets fill with vendors, restaurants... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The pousada meson is in an extremely good central location in Pelourinho with easy access to the beach and shops nearby which include a pharmacy and banks which accept international cards (Banco do Brasil) and many bars and restaurants. Pelo is the historic center of Salvador and therefore it is the heart of Salvador, with many tourist attractions nearby. There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed here 6 nights during carnaval and arrived a couple of days before carnaval started. We had a private room (double bed) with private bathroom. Prices during carnaval and world cup are different to normal, we paid $800 REAIS each for the 6 nights. Clean towels provided daily, so is soap and toilet paper. Shower is nice and hot,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed 4 nights white visiting Salvador. The hotel was undergoing renovations and therefore not very welcoming. However the lady was very nice and helpful. The room was clean but looked a little old. Breakfast was good and complete. Overall not Much atmosphere but good for budget travellers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here in sept 2012 for a week. The owner was great, emailed replies very quickly to our reservation request and sent one of her staff to meet us in the square when we arrived at night time. She also took us and some other guests along with her to a street party the following afternoon and made sure we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Pousada Meson is a nice, funny, simple and cheap place and very well located. Close to taxi's and buses and in the middle of Pelourinho. I've been staying here for years, and I feel very welcome and at home. Always interesting people around and very Brazilian. Nice, friendly and relaxed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2010

We stayed here for Carnival 2010. The rates go up across Salvador but shop around. The location is good in the heart of the Pelo. But then there are 100`s of cheap places in the Pelo. What got us angry is Brazil is full of lovely people who can`t do enough for you. But then there is Lucia Blanch who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
a meson pousada m, Manager at Meson Pousada, responded to this review

Carnaval is sold as a package deal by the pousadas in Salvador, The packages range from 6 to 10 nights. There is a 50% to 100% required as a prepayment for a confirmed reservation. This pousada adheres to the minmum requirements. We are sorry that this couple had a personality conflict with the owner More 

Wagga Wagga
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2010

So, we are in looking for a place for carnival and we found this place. You have to sign up for 7 nights in Salvador during Carnival and the price is competive. But there are MANY options and you can leave it until you arrive in town (but a little risky). Booking in advance is no cheaper and this place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

30 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (9)
Room/suite (3)
Dining (2)
View from room (2)
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (21)
Room/suite (6)
Hotel & grounds (7)
Other (8)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay


Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question