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Open House Barra

Rua Bernardo Catarino 137, Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40130040, Brazil
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Ranked #6 of 130 Salvador B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013
Da_Lune London, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

What's not good, We got free cocktails, free Samba (Axe) lessons, Free Capoeria shows, Free Jazz performances, daytrips to far away beaches. The place is amazingly colourful, and the breakfast is super tasty, and cooked by a dancing queen singing away in the kitchen.

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Brussels, Belgium
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We booked a room in Open House Barra after reading the reviews here on Tripadvisor. The House was a little bit difficult to find - we arrived in Barra by bus and then walked to the House. We actually walked past it at first - the sign is really small. Maybe it´s useful for security reasons - but just take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed in Open house last summer (august 2012), as soon as we walked through the door it felt like entering in a different world, eveything is art, colours, you can feel peace and joy just looking around. Alex and Jackie have been wonderfuo hosts giving us precious advices on the city and outside; as they are into music, dance... More

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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Awesome hostel in the barra neighborhood Pros - location : very close to the beach, and a perfect spot between pelourinho and rio Vermelho - Alex the owner is extremely nice and welcoming. He welcomes you with a drink, and will gladly strike up a conversation with you over a caipirinha, in addition to helping you with anything. - our... More

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Park City, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The owner welcomed us with some drinks as we arrived tired from the airport. He was very friendly and the place was located in a safe neighborhood in Salvador (Barra). He really made us feel welcome. Good wi-fi, and he also helped us arrange a night to watch some Catumble, which was an interesting cultural experience.

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Munich, Germany
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The moment we arrived we were welcomed with caipirinhas by the owner of the hostel and the staff. The hostel is colourful and open is not just a random name, but really the attitude of the hostel. Everyone was super friendly and welcoming. The owner told us about jam sessions, samba and capoeira courses which were offered for free in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

A truly unique hostel; every surface/wall/stair/ is painted in beautiful bright designs by Alex's wife who gave us samba lessons and welcomed us into the bosom of her home, also the hostel. Alex is full of energy, treating you like a friend rather than a customer, and gave us music lessons, advice, drinks and food. It was just like staying... More

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My friends and I loved this hostel. The owner and the staff is amazingly friendly. They do everything to make you enjoy your trip without trying to sell you anything. We had reserved a room for 5 people, but since one of the rooms was free, he let my boyfriend and I be alone in a room and my friends... More

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Hong Kong, China
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193 reviews 193 reviews
130 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed at the Open House for a week over NYE. Alex the owner is one of the most hospitable owners we have stayed with. He and his partner Jacqui have put a lot of effort to make this a wonderful place to stay. Firstly, they have gone above and beyond in their efforts to paint and decorate the house... More

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san francisco,ca
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stayed here for a couple of nights during my recent Salvador visit. Pros - Alex and his partner are very friendly and try to engage guests in local activities, breakfast is pretty great (amazing fruit!), other guests are friendly and open to doing activities together (in case you are a solo traveler this can be great). Great location 5mins... More

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Also Known As:
Open House Barra Hotel Salvador
Open House Barra Hotel
Open House Barra Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Address: Rua Bernardo Catarino 137, Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40130040, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 130 B&Bs / Inns in Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 
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