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Arraial d'Ajuda Hostel
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

My friend and I stayed here for over a week during Christmas. Mostly everyone in the hostel was Brazilian and as 2 girls from the United States, we couldnt feel MORE welcomed by the friendly staff especially the manager, Carla. The hostel is clean and beautiful and in a great location just a 2 minute walk from the center and 10 to the beach. There is a lovely swimming pool that is clean as well as a functioning kitchen and delicious breakfast! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank MereStrobes
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

If hostels would be rated this one would had 5 stars! I loved the interior design of the common area and the patio with the pool. If I wouldn't be travelling, I could spend a whole day there and enjoy the positive vibe of the place without going out ;)

  • Stayed: April 2012
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1  Thank chebelica
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

Its a great hostel, staff are great, always willing to help, breakfast is complete (juice, fresh fruits (2 everyday, bread, cakes, etc), dorms are cleanned everyday, nice kitchen if you want to prepare your own meal, located at downtown with a short walk to the beach and to buses and vans that will drive you all around. Close to supermarket and banks.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Schnaider
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

The hostel is located on one of the main street just a couple of blocks from the towns center. Bank and market were located on the same street within short walking distance. Arraial is a small town. Everything was close by. The minivans going to and from ferry to Porto Seguro made stops directly in front of the hostel.
The hostel had a very nice and inviting courtyard with decent size and clean pool. Rooms were located around this courtyard. There was a guest kitchen, living room with TV and computer, and fairly large area with a pool table for socializing. All areas were well kept and clean.
My dorm had private bathroom, fan, A/C unit, small fridge, window and a nice private bathroom. Floors were fully tiled and fairly new. The lockers (drawers below beds) could be better. They were hard to open, noisy and awkward to store your things in. Beds were comfortable and clean. Pillows were mostly older and uncomfortable. I had to look to find a good pillow. Linen was white, clean and good.
Wi-Fi was strong and reached the rooms as well. Breakfast was better average, comparing to the Brazilian standard, but it was not bad. Both were included in the rate.
I do not recommend having your laundry done in the hostel. You will give them your laundry and they will ruin your clothes. There was a laundry place very close by on the same street. The staff was hospitable and, with the exception of the laundry, helpful as well. Only the owner spoke English.
This hostel was not the typical HI hostel. In fact it was not a typical hostel. It was more like a posada than a hostel. I have never seen so many young children in a hostel before.
Overall it was a good place to stay for a few nights.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

Arraial d'Ajuda Hostel is a very charming and cozy place. It seems that they reinvest a good bit of their revenue into keeping the place look like new. The rooms, common areas and everything else are absolutely spotless. The kitchen is sort of open air and also very well maintained.

The rooms are spacious and have state of the art A/Cs that don't make any noise. The mattresses appear fairly new and are comfortable.

If there is one thing that is maybe a little below average it is the breakfast. They have good coffee, some bread and a little bit of fruit. In Brazil you often get a little more variety for breakfast. But hey, it's still a hostel and for the money you pay it's totally acceptable.

Ah, and I loved the black house rabbit that runs around the common areas. A nice change from the standard dog you find in many places. ;)

Usually I'm not a big fan of hostels as I feel that a lot of them are rather worn down and that I often get better deals for double rooms at regular pousadas / B&Bs. However, Arraial d'Ajuda Hostel is definitely an exception where you get great value.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Thomas S
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carlaarraial, Gerente at Arraial d'Ajuda Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015
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Tom,querido!!!!!Seu comentário é valioso para nossa equipe!Aguardamos seu retorno em breve!Abração,carla

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