Best Places for Backpackers in Salvador, Brazil.

Enjoy backpacking around Salvador, Brazil without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Salvador, Brazil.

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Top 25 hostels in Salvador, Brazil.

These are the 25 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Salvador, Brazil.

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Salvador Surf Hostel

100 /100

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Salvador Surf Hostel

We have nice and comfortable rooms, a a shared kitchen fully equipped for our guests' use, spacious bathrooms, garden to share beautiful moments, dining room and leisure, with reading corner and book exchange. We also have a bar with Brazilian and Argentine food, and the best drinks, the first Argen...
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Hostel Galeria 13

93 /100

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Hostel Galeria 13

We are located in Salvador's Historic and Cultural Centre, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pelourinho. The Galeria 13 experience consists of two colonial houses separated by a 30-second walk: one for travelers who like meeting fellow travelers, and one for travelers seeking a more quiet sta...
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Hostel Solar dos Romanos

93 /100

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Hostel Solar dos Romanos

In order for the hospitality business to run smoothly we understand the importance of good guest relations. The attempt to provide safe lodging can be found in the level and fullness of the service hotel. Some other features include: Free wi-fi high spe...
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Villa Praiana

93 /100

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Villa Praiana

Surrounded by beaches with clear water and natural pools is located the Villa Praiana Hostel. Vinicius de Morais forever eternalized the music and poetry of the Itapuã neighborhood. That's how we created a unique atmosphere that gives you the best experiences in Salvador, with the best cost x ben...
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Porto das Palmeiras Hostel

93 /100

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Porto das Palmeiras Hostel

Located in a colonial build, the Porto das Palmeiras Hostel offers a differentiated infrastructure to the visitor. The warm treatment, typically Brazilian, cause the feeling of being at home. At 100 meters from' the third best beach in the world' according to the British newspaper The Guardian, it...
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Hostel Casarao 65

92 /100

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Hostel Casarao 65

We are the new hostel in Salvador city, located in one of the most touristic neighbourhood of Salvador. From there, it’s easy to get a shopping mall (Shopping Barra), markets (Hiper BomPreço and Hiper Ideal), besides good bars and restaurants with traditional foods of Bahia. From the hostel it’s eas...
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Hostel Torre

92 /100

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Hostel Torre

Hostel Torre is located in city center of Salvador de Bahia. It is a perfect place for touristic visits of the city and we have also good rooms for long term stay. Breakfast is included and we have free WiFi access available in every place of the property. Very nice views from rooms, especially...
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Pousada Terra Nossa

89 /100

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Pousada Terra Nossa

Pousada Terra Nossa is a friendly property located in the historic centre of Salvador da Bahia, which is centrally located with easy access to the principal points of the city. The property offers rooms at economical rates. Here you can find a family atmosphere. We offer a very varied breakfast with...
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Bahia Prime Hostel

89 /100

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Bahia Prime Hostel

First capital of Brazil, the Bahia State capital, the mixture capital. From food to music, passing through religiousness, nobody discusses Bahia is different, nobody discusses Salvador is unique. And if you want to enjoy the city and the state with originality and comfort, the ideal place is Bahia P...
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10
Tô em Casa Hostel

89 /100

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Tô em Casa Hostel

Being at home is more than warmth is more than a comfortable environment. Located on the most tourist neighborhood Tô em casa hostel gives you the opportunity to enjoy the best of this beautiful and cozy town. Located only 200 meters of one of the most beautiful beaches of Salvador the Tô em c...
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HI Laranjeiras

88 /100

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HI Laranjeiras

Since 1994 the Laranjeiras Hostel offers dorms and private rooms in a XVIII baroque portuguese colonial house. Laranjeiras combines colonial style with modern facilities for backpackers travelling around Brazil. Friendly atmosphere to meet people from all over the world. Come join us for a unique ex...
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12
Farol da Barra Suites e Hostel

88 /100

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Farol da Barra Suites e Hostel

Farol da Barra Suites e Hostel is located in a privileged and safe neighbourhood of Barra. Near to beaches, bars, shops, restaurants and nature. This hostel has receptionists 24 hs a day who will assist you with great tips on tours and everything to make your stay the best and most unforgettable. In...
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Açaí Hostel Salvador

88 /100

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Açaí Hostel Salvador

From the hostel you need to walk just a few meters to find all the history of Brazil’s first capital (1549 – 1763), with its well preserved Renaissance buildings, churches and squares. But these are not the only attraction, Pelourinho is full of life, with different music playing from every house, s...
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Pousada Sao Francisco de Assis

84 /100

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Pousada Sao Francisco de Assis

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Nega Maluca Guesthouse

83 /100

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Nega Maluca Guesthouse

The Nega is owned and run by long time travelers for the sole benefit of our other tribe members. It is more a philosophy and a way of life then a business. (You can read the 'we believe' part on our internet site). We have tried to put all the experience we have gathered from many years of travelin...
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Fusion Guesthouse

83 /100

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Fusion Guesthouse

The historical centre has a great cultural diversity, with this in our mind, the fusion cultural center has a new proposal when it comes to accommodation of people. The guesthouse has 2 floors. On the ground floor there are: - 4 toilets - A large backyard, often used as party area - 4 share...
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Hostel Oh Meu Rei

83 /100

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Hostel Oh Meu Rei

At Hostel O meu Rei installations we have a reception and 24 hour, TV room equipped with TV, DVD and Playstation, home theater, computers with internet access, WI -FI, table for board games, laundry service, bar that closes at the last customer. We also have 04 showers, 04 toilets, and extra towels...
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The Hostel Salvador

81 /100

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The Hostel Salvador

The Hostel Salvador comes to town bringing the standard quality of The Hostels chain and provide the best experience for your stay in the capital of Axe Music and Acaraje. Come to interact with us and make new friends in a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere. The hostel is located in the Rio Vermelho...
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Red River Hostel

81 /100

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Red River Hostel

There are not lacking attractions, such as the Casa do Rio Vermelho - the former residence of the couple Zélia Gattai and Jorge Amado, which currently functions as a memorial that tells the story of the writers; The Mariquita and Santana squares, with several bars and restaurants, as well as several...
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Sleep Well Hostel

75 /100

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Sleep Well Hostel

Welcome to Sleep Well Hostel. We are on the doorstep of the beach of Rio Vermelho. The famous beach where you have the pre-carnival party on 2nd. February, called Yemanja Party day. There are two little shopping centers close by. The most famous Acaraje park. Our Hostel is very well located in a...
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Che Lagarto Hostel Salvador

70 /100

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Che Lagarto Hostel Salvador

Privileged location, comfort, young and fun atmosphere, well equipped and great customer service. The best option for you to stay in Salvador! Our guests recommend us: -“For the price and location... it does not get any better! Lots of excellent guests from around the world and Che Lagarto has a gre...
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Fonte Nova Hostel

69 /100

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Fonte Nova Hostel

The Fonte Nova Hostel is in a prime location in the city center - easily accessible from the airport, busstation and main boulevard in the historic center. This backpackers base is in the heartof the city, in a neighborhood called Nazaré, close to historical and tourist attractions,nightlife and co...
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Open House Barra

57 /100

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Open House Barra

Beautiful place ran by Artists in Barra, the safest area, close to the nicest Beach and Carnival Parade. Dance and Capoeira free classes. Call for Cultural activities and workshops in Dance, Music and Portuguese. Amazing Carnival Package [seven nights] with free drinks every day ! Who we are...
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Pousada Baluarte

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Pousada Baluarte

The Pousada do Baluarte is a snug little house built in the 60's in the peaceful neighbourhood of Santo Antnio Alm do Carmo in the historical centre of Salvador.With just a few simply decorated yet charming rooms, the Baluarte offers personal service in a very family environment. We were...
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Pousada Praia do Flamengo

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Pousada Praia do Flamengo

Private Singles, Doubles or Family with En-Suite + Air-Conditioned + cable tv + free internet wifi + minibar. 1 Double bed or 1 Bunk bed. Sleeps 1 to 4 people. The provision of accommodation has independent and direct access to the green area ensuring total privacy and harmony with nature. Servic...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Salvador, Brazil.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Salvador, Brazil.

If you're already planning to visit Salvador, Brazil - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Salvador & Morro de São Paulo

My short stay in Morro was already coming to an end, although it wasn’t as picture perfect as I had hoped, it was still a nice stay. The next day I got back onto the two hour boat trip, returning to Salvador. One hour into the boat trip, I heard a funny noise coming from below and then all of a sudden the boat had stopped. This isn’t really happening, is it? I thought to myself I looked around and cringed while I was surrounded by people vomiting and waves crashing into the boat. We had broken down, in the middle of the ocean. A boat in the distance was approaching, and I thought to myself, good were going to get some help, instead the captain simply through our captain a few beers and happily waved and smiled as he kept going towards the land. After an hour or so of fiddling with tools and sipping on beers down below, the boat we had finally started to move again. I’m going to make it off this boat! I thought,  my excitement to reach land had kicked in. Once arriving in Salvdor I headed to Havels house, a person I had met on my plane trip from Australia – to Brazil. He was kind enough to offer me a place to stay at his family home in Salvador, so it was back to Havels house for a few days. ?

Rachel Cornish

Art and Culture

Instituto Tomie Ohtake, an homage to the artist, is another must-see. The institute often brings high-profile exhibitions to the city, including the works of Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dalí, and Joao Miró. Remember that Sao Paulo is a city of millions and visiting museums and galleries is best done inside of office hours – if not you may never get past the line.

emily-murdock

How to get there?

Although Rio de Janeiro might be your destination, it is worth keeping an eye on flights to São Paulo and Salvador de Bahia. Domestic flights in Brazil are quite cheap, so you can fly from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro for 30 euros. Yes, it is also possible to take the bus, but the price difference between plane and bus tickets is not so big. Actually taking the bus can be a bit dangerous, because time to time, tourists are being robbed there. In addition, Rio’s domestic airport is closer to the centre than the bus station.

Liina

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