Barra Guest Hostel
Rua Recife 234, Barra, Salvador, Brazil

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This FIRST and ORIGINAL Chill Out HoStel in Salvador da Bahia is perfectly located between the two Barra beaches.We're not at the Sea Front!! A short walk though so no buses and cars disturbing your sleep.We don't have an artificial pool but you can enjoy a warm NATURAL pool made by Mother Nature having cute little fish as your company.Grab our umbrellas and chairs and feel like a local.
Staying here you won't feel like a tourist but as a traveller sharing the day by day of the local's routine,getting familiar to the bahianian way of life.
On a charming residential street famous for trendy bars, restaurants and nightlife you have everything you need in a walk distance.
Shopping Barra has been refurbished and the best ice cream of Salvador is just around the corner!!

Comfort :
Metal beds that have large safe stairs to access the upper bunk.
A large secure locker that will hold all your baggage is located under your bed.

Each room is climate controlled with modern silent split air-conditioning + fans and have private bathrooms in your room.


Located in the safest district of Salvador (Barra) you will find Barra Guest Hostel. Nestled in a quaint tree lined residential street right next to one of Salvador's most fashionable squares Jardim Brasil which boasts some of the best restaurants and music bars in the area. A five minute stroll from the HoStel and you will find yourself on the beautiful Porto da Barra beach with its own Naval fort or the Farol da Barra beach beneath its ancient Light House (First Light House in South America) where you can play in the warm Atlantic surf. Access to the old Historical City of Pelourinho is 10 min by taxi or 15 min bus ride away

Your comfort and safety is the most important thing for us
We are fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and German.


All rooms have air conditioning and are en suite

Please note payment by cash on arrival
We do not accept credi/debit cards or checks

If your arrival time is after 22:00 you must produce a hard copy of your booking confirmation before you will be permitted onto the premises.

Other Hostel Facilities

A large fully fitted + equipped guest kitchen with microwave, cooker, fridge and storage space. The HoStel is spacious and has several relaxed social areas both inside and out. We have preserved the colonial style of this old property with its high ceilings and large rooms so you will never feel like you are cramped. Spacious lounge, outside area for chill out.

Free from 08:15 to 10:00
If you wish an earlier breakfast, please contact the reception for the payment.

A 50% deposit is required in addition to the deposit you paid Hostelworld. The deposit must be paid to Barra Guest Hostel soon after making your booking with Hostelworld. Please contact the hoStel for further informations.
Expenses with deposits and transfers shall be borne by SENDER alone and are not refundable or deductible from total amount to be transferred to secure bookings.
Deposits are non refundable.
Bookings are not transferable/refundable therefore book ONLY the nights you intend to stay.
REFUNDS are not negotiable, please don't insist.


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Tours/Travel Desk



We offer you a cheaper and safer transfer service from the air-port.

Warning: Don't take taxis offered at the arrival, they're not reliable!!

1 to 3 GUEST R$90.00 (Per Booking) We may pick up other guests on the same flight , The transfer cost is per booking and will not be shared. During the carnival prices might change

(A Local Taxi is expensive R$ 130,00) Day rate

We strongly advise you to use our service

By Taxi (R$130.00/R$140,00)
From Salvador Airport head for Barra.
Ask for Barra Shopping, ( Large shopping center ) All the Taxi drivers know this shopping center, then ask for Bar da SCHIN .Turn right onto Rua Recife you will find us 200m up on the right by a blue telephone box. ( 2 Lamps outside the front door )

By Bus ( Cost R$ 2,60)
Take the bus that is in front of the Airport Praca de Se. Ask the driver to drop you in front of the Barra Center - at the junction of Av Oceanica and Marques De Caravelas. Once you are there, you come back a few meters where there is an ice cream shop on the corner of Marques de Caravelas. Take Marques Caravelas and go ahead till you find the HSBC bank on the right 4/5 min walk. Turn right into that street. Go down to the cross roads 50 meters go straight across into Rua Recife we are on the right by a public telephone box about 150 Meters.

Arriving AROUND 06:00am please make sure you book from the night before
If your arrival time is after 22:00 you must produce a hard copy of your booking before you will be permitted onto the premises.

Please note THERE IS NO NAME OUTSIDE THE HOSTEL but we do have the address clearly marked ON THE WALL to the front.

Please see the maps and directions!!!!