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A SEASIDE CHILL

AWESOME SUNSETS
& BEACH VIBES

If you’re into some chill time on the beach or nightlife and partying, it’s all at our doorstep. Not to mention, Salvador’s Historical Center, Pelourinho, characterized by its incredible Baroque architecture and Afro- Brazilian traditions, packed with great sights only a few minutes away!

Hostel Pedra da Sereia, a small, beachfront hostel, offers an incredible ocean view from almost every room in the house and in Salvador’s non-touristy, traditional and really trendy, neighborhood Rio Vermelho.

Michael, the proprietor, was born in the USA and has been living in Bahia since 1985. He and his friendly staff really get into helping guests find their way while in Bahia!!

  • NEAR BY COOL: RIO VERMELHO’S HIPPEST RESTAURANTS, BARS, MUSIC CLUBS & DISCOS, SURF SPOTS, CAPOEIRA CENTERS, CASA J. AMADO, FESTA DE IEMANJA & CARNAVAL DA BAHIA!
  • CLOSE TO PRACTICAL: FOOD MARKETS, SHOPS, BOUTIQUES, MONEY EXCHANGE, BUS & METRO LINK – MINS. TO BARRA, PELOURINHO, ITAPOAN AND LINHA VERDE

Make Yourself At Home....


COMMON AREA 1: THE TERRACE

The fave space of our guests! Enjoy our ocean front terrace, laid back in one of our lazy, colorful hammocks watching an incredible sunset over the South Atlantic.

COMMON AREA 2: THE STUDY & TV ROOM

Connect to our free Wi-Fi and catch up on e-mails, social media and upload photos. Or if you want, watch World & Local News, or your favorite series and films all via Free Satellite Tv!

DORM ROOMS & PRIVATE SUITES

Meet people and make new friends in one of our Mixed 6 Bed Dorm Rooms or if you prefer to keep to yourself, try one of our Private suites for 1 to 6 guests.

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Amenities Services

Dorm Rooms & Private Suites

Tasteful & rustic simplicity make our Private and Mixed Dorm rooms (both 1 to 6 beds) super cozy and comfortable.

Beachfront

If you’re into the ocean you’ll really get off on swimming, surfing, walks along the beach or laying back and watching incredible sunsets over the sea with the music of the waves breaking on the rocks 24/07!!

Central Location

If you can tear yourself away from the island–like atmosphere of the hostel, we’re 60 meters from the bus stop, so in 15 mins. you’re in Barra, 15 mins- the metro station, 20 mins - bus station, 30 mins- Pelourinho, and 40 mins – the airport!

Free Wifi

Complementary internet connection so our guests can catch-upon e-mails, social media and upload photos.

Breakfast 7:00 To 9:30 Tasty & Free

Besides starting your day on the terrace and a panoramic sea view you’ll also enjoy a delicious, healthy and varied breakfast of fresh coffee, fruit, juice, bread, eggs, cake, and most important, all on the house!!

24/7 Reception Desk

Late flight arrival? Like the late night party scene? Take it easy, no curfews here!

Friendly Family Atmosphere

Being our guest means being our friend! We like to make sure our guests feel comfortable and get their bearings for their sightseeing. We take special care of our lone guests and foreigners.

Hot Showers

Also free bed linen & bath towels are included in your stay!

Free Lockers

Lockers in all rooms for your valuables (40 cm X 40 cm X 40 cm). Bring your own lock or you can buy one at the reception desk.

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BEACH HOUSE ON FRADES ISLAND (ILHA DOS FRADES)

  • Rustic cabin style beach house, simple & tastefully decorated and furnished
  • Totally terraced (360°) house, beachfront with panoramic ocean view
  • Eco-paradise Island with virgin beaches, perfect for: long hikes, kayaking, stand-up paddling, fishing and canoeing
  • Feeling lazy, enjoy the view and birds singing from one of the hammocks
  • 1:20 mins from Salvador by car / 2:00 by bus
  • 30 mins by speedboat

CITY DESTINATIONS & DISTANCES

Salvador’s beautiful Coastal avenue is a major thoroughfare, so all the major bus lines (with Metro Link) are 60 meters from our doorstep!

  • UFBA – Federal University of Bahia – 700 meters
  • Santana Square (Largo de Santana) – home to the famous Acaraje da Dinha & Salvadors Nightlife – 500 meters
  • Mariquita Square (Largo da Mariquita) – home to the famous Acaraje da Cira & MORE of Salvadors Nightlife – 800 meters
  • Barra Lighthouse (Farol da Barra) – 3.4 Km
  • Porto da Barra Beach (Praia Porto da Barra) 4 km
  • Mercado Modelo – 8km
  • Downtown (Rua Chile & Praça Castro Alves) – 7 km
  • Pelourinho Historical Center – 8 km
  • Bus Station (Rodoviária) – 6 km
  • Airport (Aeroporto) – 21 km

THE LEGEND OF “PEDRA DA SEREIA”

(THE MERMAID’S STONE)

….. between the beaches of Canzuá*and Paciência, just above the rocks, was a very large cave, where the elders used to say was the “Casa da Sereia” (House of the Mermaid), also known as “Mae das Aguas” (Mother of Water, the illustrious Iemanja Goddess of the Sea in the Afro Brazilian Candomble religion). This grotto, where the most beautiful gifts and offerings for the Mermaid were placed, was destroyed in 1920, by quarry work, remaining only the name and legend of “Pedra da Sereia” (Mermaid’s Stone). Now that the cave has ceased to exist, devotees and admirers take their gifts to various beaches, especially on February 2, the date of the Iemanjá Festival, one of Bahia’s most famous Cultural Festivals.

Text by Lidio Lopes, resident of Rio Vermelho in the early 1900s. *presently known as Mermaid Beach (Praia da Sereia) and more recently Wave beach (Praia da Onda)

Localization

Directions

Airport

The airport is approx. 20 km or 25 mins from the hostel (not rush hour). We can provide airport pick up service at a competitive price, with trustworthy taxi drivers. If interested we require a 72 hr advance notice to reserve.

Airport / Hostel Pedra da Sereia:

BUS: Praça da Sé ($3.70)

Ask the driver to let you off at Vila Matos in Rio Vermelho, the 2nd bus stop after Praça da Dinha da acarajé. When you see the Jeep Dealership it’s the next bus stop and you’ll get off the bus in front of the Land Rover Dealership. Walk towards the beach till you see a Japanese restaurant, Sukiyaki, then turn left and walk past the Bar Pedra da Sereia and follow the blue mermaid signs until you see 3 garages with aluminum doors and a set of concrete stairs - look up and you’ll see a white 2 story house with a beige awning and a rustic wooden handrail - the hostel!

Address: Travessa Pedra da Sereia 21, Rio Vermelho, SSA, Ba. Any problems call 71 3235 6898 / 99122 9968

Note: After 9:00 pm, few buses leave the airport!

Bus Station

The Bus station (Rodoviaria) is approx. 2.5 km or 11 mins from the hostel (not rush hour). We can provide pick up service at a competitive price, with trustworthy taxi drivers. If interested we require a 72 hr advance notice to reserve.

Bus Station (Rodoviaria) / Hostel Pedra da Sereia:

BUS: Barra 2 ($3.70)

To catch the Barra 2 bus you will exit the “rodoviaria” by foot and go to the bus stop on Antonio Carlos Magalhes Ave. (Av. ACM) in front the HUGE Universal Church. Ask the driver to let you off at Vila Matos in Rio Vermelho, the 2nd bus stop after Praça da Dinha da acarajé. When you see the Jeep Dealership it’s the next bus stop and you’ll get off the bus in front of the Land Rover Dealership. Walk towards the beach till you see a Japanese restaurant, Sukiyaki, then turn left and walk past the Bar Pedra da Sereia and follow the blue mermaid signs until you see 3 garages with aluminum doors and a set of concrete stairs - look up and you’ll see a white 2 story house with a beige awning and a rustic wooden handrail - the hostel!

Address: Travessa Pedra da Sereia 21, Rio Vermelho, SSA, Ba. Any problems call 71 3235 6898 / 99122 9968

Note: After 9:00 pm, few buses leave the airport!

Boat Terminals

Both Boat Terminals are in the Lower City, 3.3 kms or 15 mins from the Hostel which is located in the Upper City. We can provide pick up service at a competitive price, with trustworthy taxi drivers. If interested we require a 72 hr advance notice to reserve.

Ferry Boat terminal (S Joaquim) & Boat terminal (Centro Nautico, behind Mercado Modelo) / Hostel Pedra da Sereia

Bus: Vale das Pedrinhas (R$3,70)

Ask the driver to let you off at the Japanese restaurant, Sukiyaki, it’s the 3rd bus stop after the Bahia Othon Hotel & Ondina Apart Hotel. After the hotels, on the left, you’ll see the “Gordinhas”, 3 statues of fat naked women and when you see Localiza Car Rental it’s the next stop! At Sukiyaki you’ll see the first sign for the hostel, go right on Rua Pedra da Sereia, walk past the Bar Pedra da Sereia and follow the blue mermaid signs until you see 3 garages with aluminum doors and a set of concrete stairs - look up and you’ll see a white 2 story house with a beige awning and a rustic wooden handrail - the hostel!

Address: Travessa Pedra da Sereia 21, Rio Vermelho, SSA, Ba. Any problems call 71 3235 6898 / 99122 9968

Note: After 9:00 pm, few buses leave the airport!

Address

Travessa Pedra da Sereia,
21, Rio Vermelho - Salvador/Ba

Telephone Numbers

(71) 3235-6898 / 99122-9968
hostelpds@gmail.com