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Abaquarhostel
Rua do Areal, Ilha de Boipeba, State of Bahia 45420-000, Brazil   |  
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Lively, affordable and lovely hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Fantastic breakfasts, (fresh fruit and eggs from the garden over the river)
lovely hosts, 5 minutes from beach, cheap accomodation, easy enough to get to both sides of the island
ask peter if any problems with the wifi he will be happy to help
good parties and/or barbeques probably every other night
nice dogs and hammocks
is a tv room and a kitchen
Peter will lend you snorkels if you ask

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Abaquar Hostel sums up this beaut little island - relaxing, quiet and welcoming. Its located a few minutes from the main square and from there its a good walk to the 'best' beaches. Its not right in town, so its much more quieter than usual.

The hostel is well set out. There is a few dorm rooms and private rooms. Its not modern but its furnished with some neat outdoor furniture to lounge about in. A few more hammocks in the shade and it would be even better.

The dorm room was ok. It was small, but luckily I had it to myself for most of the time. However if it was fully booked it would be rather cramped. The ensuite was fine and served its purpose, the shower lacked hot water, but its tropical so there isn't really a need for it.

Breakfast is served daily from 8-10 (sometimes later if there is a party going on and its agreed upon by all). The breakfast here is different from most hostels which are generally a 'buffet' style. Here Fernanda and Peter serve you up a plate of food which can include fruit, cheese, eggs, cake, pancakes, and yoghurt. As well as the usual 'sucos'.

And lastly, the owners Peter and Fernanda (and their sidekicks) are extremely welcoming and helpful in every way possible. They really go out of their way to help and make sure your at home. By far some of the best owners I've met along my travels.

This is a great place to meet fellow travellers over a caipirinha or beer and then head to the beach the next day. Its relaxing and quiet, just what is needed after being in Morro.

Room Tip: Try and get a room in the main house. Though the two outside dorms are fine, you will find in windy...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

If you come to Boipeba, chances are you are looking for a quiet and relaxing place because that's what Boipeba is known for.
Abaquar is exactly that : on the edge of the (small) main village of the island, surrounded by trees and mangrove. Decorated with style (not your typical cheap-flashy hostel), nice garden, good breakfast, very clean rooms with new beds and nice views on the garden. The young owners are very friendly (but they are on site only part of the year).
I stayed there for one week early december. It's low season but for me it was perfect : relaxing atmosphere, friendly village, great beaches.
It's not a party hostel, more a relax-zen place but I've been told new year eve is crazy (like everywhere in Brazil).

Totally recommended ! (Boipeba and Abaquar hostel specifically).

I recommend the boat trip to the picisnas (eat good seafood on rafts while sitting in the water is fun) and even more the trip to Morere (south of the island) to go to the "Tropical" restaurant, (the shrimp Moqueca with bananas was the best I had in Brazil, and I had quite a lot, even is "top" restaurants).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012 via mobile

The best relaxing part of my vacations, a great place to get some rest, enjoy the beach, the warm waters, and the incredible "cafe da manha"!!
Valentina.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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são paulo
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Eu e meu esposo Pablo ficamos hospedados por 4 noites no hostel Abaquar que é um espaço muito aconchegante, limpo, organizado, bom atendimento e arborizado.
Possui cozinha comunitária, refeitório e utensilios bem limpos.
Peter e Fernanda (donos) são bastante receptivos, atenciosos, caprichosos e cuidadosos fazem questão de nos sentirmos em casa. A Nat (Natureza) é uma cadelinha também bem alegre e fofa.
As camas são confortaveis e os quartos bem arejados.
O hostel oferece café da manhã que diga-se de passagem é uma DELICIA.
Próximo ao hostel existe restaurantes com comidas tipicas baianas, praça badalada, lanchas e uma comunidade quilombola.
Recomendo a todos.
Eles possuem uma caipirinha bem brasileira feita por um Belga. (risos)

Me and my husband Pablo we stayed for 4 nights at the hostel Abaquar which is a very cozy, clean, organized, good service and wooded.
It has a communal kitchen, dining and utensils clean.
Peter and Fernanda (owners) are very responsive, attentive, careful capricious and are keen to feel at home. The Nat (Nature) is a dog happy and also very cute.
The beds are comfortable and well ventilated rooms.
The hostel offers breakfast to tell by the way is a DELICIOUS.
Near the hostel there are restaurants with typical Bahian toll plaza, motorboats and a maroon community.
I recommend to everyone.
They have a very Brazilian caipirinha made ​​by a Belgian. (laughs)

Room Tip: double room it's very good
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Basel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

From the beginning we felt welcome and comfortable in this beautiful hostel. Fernanda and Peter are very nice people and always there to help. After 7 months traveling we felt at home, relaxing in the wonderful, big garden, playing with their cute dog and enjoying the time with other travelers. Often everybody cooked together and ate in the big common areas. The rooms are spacious and clean and the best thing is the awesome breakfast! Everyday Fernanda is making something different and special - chocolate cake, banana pancakes, savoury treats and a lot more! We originally planned to spend five days with them and ended up staying for two weeks! Thank you Peter and Fernanda for the good time and hopefully see you again!

Room Tip: there are nice dorms and also nice privates
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

First time in a hostel and when I realised I was staying there for 6 weeks it was mind blowing.. Loved every second I spent there!! A really special place that filled me in with such good energy, lovely people, very relaxing, waking up in the morning with birds singing and the sun shining, served with very nice breakfast and really good accomodations! The owners, Fernanda and Peter, have really good tips as well about the island and can pass you a very useful information about the whole village! It was a very nice experience for me and somewhere I'm surely going back again to stay in Boipeba!

Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: Rua do Areal, Ilha de Boipeba, State of Bahia 45420-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Ilha de Boipeba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 23 Specialty lodging in Ilha de Boipeba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Abaquar Hostel (“flying man” in Tupi-Guarani language) is located in a 3262 square meter area surrounded by a lot of green, with an extensive garden full of palm and fruit trees producing and presenting us with the fruits of each season. The garden is crossed by a small river (arm of the sea) which contains the typical rich flora and fauna of Boipeba mangroves. ... more   less 
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