In-depth reviews of hotels and pousadas in the Barra neighborhood of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil where we have personally spent one or more nights.

The Orla in Barra, SalvadorHammocks hanging outside a pousada
Colorful house in Santo Antônio

Where to Stay in Salvador

Trying to figure out where to stay in Salvador? There are a dizzying array of lodging choices in Salvador. I have done this more times than I care to count. You are not alone....

Small garden space with mosiac tile floor and table and chairs

Review: Estrela do Mar Pousada

I stayed in Pousada Estrela do Mar my very first trip to Salvador so it will always have a special place in my heart. It is this pousada where I roomed with the woman who,...

Man in hotel room

Review: Hit Hotel

The Hit Hotel in Barra, Salvador is located at the port of Barra, a fantastic location, right on the Orla across from the famous Porto da Barra beach. When you leave the hotel you...

Man relaxing in hammock

Review: Pousada Papaya Verde

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade — or, in our case, green papaya juice. Our (mis)adventure started when we had our apartment painted and the strong smell of fumes drove us out...

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