At this small beachfront hotel in the Rio Vermelho neighborhood, the sea views from the balcony are spectacular, your hosts are friendly and helpful, and guestrooms are clean and tidy. All this, and affordable, too! Spend a day at the ocean beach, basking in the sun and chasing the waves. As twilight settles in, stroll 10 minutes to Rio Vermelho Square, where you'll find restaurants, cafés, bars, and nightclubs. Rio Vermelho’s bus service stops just 55 yards (50 meters) from Albergue Pedra da Sereia. Porto da Barra Beach, with its calm, swimmable waters, is within 2.5 miles (4 kilometers), as is the iconic Barra Lighthouse (Farol da Barra). A round-trip airport shuttle is available on request, for a surcharge.
Salvador's famous Pelourinho district, 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the hotel, is on most visitors' must-see list. The bus ride takes about 25 minutes. Once you've arrived, stroll the cobblestone streets lined with colorful colonial buildings, shop for local crafts, and linger for the exciting nightlife, which moves to an Afro-Brazilian beat. Visiting during Carnival? Albergue Pedra da Sereia is just a 10-minute walk from the Barra/Ondina circuit. Festa De Iemanja, another popular festival (though smaller than Carnival), takes place practically outside the hotel's doorstep. The boats laden with offerings and the baskets floating on the water are a sight you'll never forget.
Whenever you visit, you can count on a tasty complimentary breakfast. Ease into a hammock on the oceanfront balcony, and let the soft sea breezes lull you into a siesta. You can stay in touch with friends back home via complimentary wireless Internet access, provided throughout the hotel. Albergue Pedra da Sereia also offers a TV room and secured lockers. The multilingual staff-including the English-speaking owner-is happy to provide insider tips and arrange airport/bus station transportation.
Albergue Pedra da Sereia offers a choice of private rooms with private bathrooms and dormitory-style rooms with shared bathrooms. Rooms are bright, airy, and simply furnished; many have ocean views. Ceiling fans and refreshing sea breezes keep you comfortable-even in summer. Hot showers are provided, too.