Açaí Hostel is located in the heart of Pelourinho, the Historic Centre of Salvador, part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From the hostel you need to walk just a few meters to find all the history of Brazil’s first capital (1549 – 1763), with its well preserved Renaissance buildings, churches and squares. But these are not the only attraction, Pelourinho is full of life, with different music playing from every house, street or restaurant you pass by. Artists in the street will offer you their paintings, sculptures, clothes, shoes and and inifinity kinds of Bahian souvenirs. During the night, specially on Tuesday, there are many bars, squares and (again) loud music playing across the streets.
After travelling the world and Brazil, we identified that our country still misses good hostels. Most of them were in bad shape, with shaking beds, dirty old linen, broken walls and bad toilets. We strongly believe that when you are backpacking, having a comfortable clean place to stay is essential to recover the energy you spent during the day (or night). So we decided to do like the Portuguese and start by Salvador opening a good hostel, but without missing the historical atmosphere that Pelourinho brings and, MOST IMPORTANT, without missing the backpacker atmosphere: like you, we can`t wait to know new people from different parts of the world, hangout and have fun together!