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Ambar Pousada

2.5 of 5 Inn   |   Rua Afonso Celso, 485, Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140 080, Brazil
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Ranked #20 of 136 Salvador B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 6 days while in Salvador for the World Cup. Great location in the center of Barra. Amazing buffet breakfast with cakes, toast, cheese, ham, yogurt, tea/coffee/juice, fruits. The staff are very friendly & helpful. Roberto is awesome! Stayed in a four bed dorm + shared bathroom with three other friends. Fairly comfortable beds & adequate space within... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The best place to stay cheaply and close to the barra beach side. Nice staff, great breakfast, and cheap price if you stay at the doorms rooms. It's a few minutes walk to all places worth going to. Highly recommended!

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Some members of the staff could speak English and some couldnt but those that couldnt tried their best to offer their help. So overall service was ok and good. The best thing abt this b&b is the location, well located in a safe area near the Barra shopping mall. However of all the b&bs that we have stayed in, i... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Hello evryone, me and my friend been in another place also in salvador so when i camper the two places, ambar its muche cheaper, better terms an facilitis ( seems like just renovated), better location and great team of empoyes.. This is a real review, im really recomended to come and check for yourself. We stayed in 2 bedroom room..... More

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tel-aviv
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is my feeling as I'm staying now (during the world cup) in Ambar pousada. The price is more than decant to the value I get. I guess that the place was renovated, cause everything look new. Our room (2 dorm beds) is very clean, the breakfast is excellent and the location is great (3 minutes by walking to the... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Good place for a one-night stay, of if you're into backpacking. Clean hostel with private rooms. The private rooms are small, but clean. A/C, wifi. Great location in Barra. No TV, walls thin (even in the private room), many mosquitoes INSIDE our room (at least 10 that we spent all night killing), the receptionist didn't call our taxi for the... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I've spent 4 nights at Pousada Ambar and enjoyed my stay very much thanks to the kindness of the people, the awesome breakfast, clean room and great location - just a short stroll away from beaches, shops and restaurants. Also, I'm indebted to the staff who helped me organizing my motorbike trip in Bahia: they called the bike rental shop,... More

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Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed there for 2 days during a 1month travel in Brazil. Unfortunately it was one of the places we would not recommend to friends. Our room smelled of sweat and the hot water in the shower did not work - problem with the shower was fixed immediately and we could use the shower of an other room but the... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Backpacking around Brazil, we find a restful and relaxing place at Ambar Pousada. Everything is great there and it made us appreciate again more Salvador. Rooms are cute, stylished and clean with some terraces. The breakfast is delicious with local discoveries every day. In addition it is perfectly located. Most important thing: the staff and the owner are wonderful, smiling,... More

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Schleswig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

With back packs and limited budget my wife and I travelled the world as a twen couple. 30 years later, our 3 children grown up and out of the house, we are travelling again, searching and finding beautiful places to stay. This one we found in Salvador do Bahia. We enjoyed the relaxed, open atmosphere of the Ambar, represented by... More

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Address: Rua Afonso Celso, 485, Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140 080, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ambar Pousada 2.5*
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Âmbar is a charming guest house with regional décor and colourful atmosphere, located just 50 metres from the popular Barra Beach. It offers a 24-hour front desk, french and english spoken, excellent tropical breakfast and free Wi-Fi. The accommodation at Âmbar Pousada is simply furnished and provides a fan. Rooms have a private bathroom, and dormitories offer several shared ones. With a homely atmosphere, this guest house is 200 metres from Barra Lighthouse, and 6 km from Pelourinho historical district and Salvador city centre. Salvador Bus Station is 8 km away. ... more   less 
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