We spent 5 weeks in Brazil for the World Cup and this was by far the worst accommodation. Having read some of the other reviews, I am not sure if they were overwhelmed and so standards slipped but it was truly awful when we were there.
We were in a 10-bed dorm room which was damp, too hot to sleep, smelled terrible, we were covered in bites and the wifi did not reach. To get there you had to go down narrow, windy stairs with an automatic light which did not turn on until you were half way down. The bathrooms were disgustingly dirty and the water was always cold. The location is OK although some of the streets to get back from Pelourinho are not the safest (my camera was stolen). The only thing that was decent was the breakfast (although completely standard in Brazil). The staff were friendly, although some struggled in English.
It was so bad that we had to leave the hostel and find alternative accommodation on the third day (despite having paid for the following four nights, which were un-refundable). At almost USD$100 for a bed in a 10-bed dorm room, this was exorbitant, even for the World Cup (we stayed at another great hostel in Salvador for half the price later in the trip). I would not recommend.
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