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1. Posted by amilne (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

amilne has indicated that this thread is about Brazil

A friend and I are heading to Brazil in mid January for the start of our RTW trip. We are planning on travelling up to Salvador for the festival (3rd - 8th February).

Can anyone recommend any form of accommodation that we would be able to organise at this stage?

Thanks in advance.


2. Posted by mugen (Inactive 50 posts) 11y


You can check out the accommodation section on this site - there are hostels and hotels listed for Salvador and you can book online....

I am doing that for Rio, i've made a post asking for recommendations for a good hostel so i'm gonna wait until i get some responses before booking. but they do all seem pretty good....

hope that helps :)

3. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

There are two areas that back packers generally stay (and there are places for them to stay) in Salvador. Barra and The pelourinho (the main square literally means whipping post) Barra is a 15min bus ride out of the pelourinho( which is the main place where things happen in Salvador visitor wise, the city centre is big and pretty dirty with not a much to see eh?!) Barra is the nearest beach although it's not really clean. The pelourinho is an old colonial part of town that slumped into a favela and then got renovated into a tourist centre. The advantages of Barra is it's a little quiter and there aren't the hassles of the pelourinho, where tourists really are followed around, and as I said it's near the beach. Although the Pelourinho is the centre for where mst things you want to see and do will be...

There are cheap hostels and Poussadas in both areas the international hostel in Barra is v.friendly and I highly recommend it! the one in town is said to be less personal as there is a constant flow of back packers through. I stayed in a small poussada in the centre too although it wasn't that great...

Salvador is probably the second biggest city in Brazil for the carnival celebrations so I would really advise you book as early as you can eh?

hope that helps?


4. Posted by gregoriouk (Budding Member 38 posts) 11y

i am trying to send you a message to your travellerspoint address, but it`s not working , maybe if you send me you e-mail it will be easier !! i will try it tommorrow again !

see you