I have been doing some research and from your suggestions as to where to stay, the main 3 are Barra, Rio Vermehlo and Pelourinho.
My slight problem is that after reading hotel reviews, I like the reviews the most of the people that stayed in the Pelourinho area, think it was the description of the area in terms of the music and the vibe.
I understand Pelourinho is not the safest, but does Barra or Rio Vermehlo have a vibe similar to the Pelourinho area?
Also, I understand there is a party every Tuesday in the Pelourinho, does anybody know what time it goes on to roughly. I arrive in Salvador at 12:20am so wondered if it would still be going on.
I am a mid 30 solo female, and if I decide against Pelourinho, I still want to be able to venture outside for a late meal or drink If I decide to do so without too much fear\worry in an area that has some vibe.