Salvador for backpackers

Salvador da bahia for backpackers

Traveling as backpackers has often attracted many tourists mainly for its flexibility and excitement. Of course when you are in Salvador, this means exploring the city at your own pace and style. But regardless of your way of traveling in the Bahian capital, you would still need little – if not more information about the city to help you make the most of your visit.




There are many hostels in Salvador that cater especially to backpackers. Although economical, hostels in the city feature facilities and services for its customer’s comfort and convenience. The following are some of the famous hostels in the city:


Barra Guesthouse

Rua Recife, 234, Barra / Salvador – Bahia, Brasil

0055 71 32 372305 / 353245


A family run hostel, Barra Guesthouse offers various room sizes and styles. It has standard doubles and family rooms in order to provide accommodation services even to a family of backpackers. For those who are traveling alone, the hostel has dormitories, which are actually cheaper compared to regular rooms. All the rooms are equipped with bathrooms , while private rooms come with televisions and air conditioning.


Since the hostel is situated near the beaches, going to the city nightlife and restaurants will not be hard.


Beds in the hostel start at around R$20.


A Meson Pousada

Rua Alfredo de Brito 11, 1st floor, Salvador, Bahia, Brasil

(55) 71 3322 8039


Situated in a completely restored townhouse dating in the 17th century, A Meson Pousada has the advantage of being in proximity to many of the city’s attractions. Restaurants, museums, and bars are just walking distance from the hostel, so backpackers will not have a hard time checking out the city. The hostel has a total of 40 beds placed in its 11 rooms. Nightly rate start at R$18.


Nega Maluca Guest House

R. Dos Marchantes 15, Salvador, Brazil

3242 9249


Among the accommodations offered in the guest house are dormitories, doubles, and apartments with a private kitchen, a bathroom, and balcony. It also provides free breakfast and internet access to its guests. To make life easier, especially for backpackers, Nega Maluca has staff that fluently speaks English to assist you with your needs. Nightly rates start at R$22.


No matter how you want to explore Salvador, it is important to research first about the city and plan how you want your visit will go. For backpackers, no matter how personalised your adventure in Salvador is, proper care should still be taken to keep yourself safe.