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Reviews of Hostel Galeria 13

Hostel | Rua da ordem terceira num 23, Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil 40026-260

89.9% Overall Rating

155 out of 163 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/08/2014)

"Amazing breakfast. Daily free caipirinha hour is a good way to get to know other travellers. Great location right in the centre of Pelourinho."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 36.70

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

this property doesn't accept bookings for more than 7 PEOPLE! if you book for more than 7 people your booking will be cancelled and your deposit lost. To confirm any double room bookings and large group bookings in Hostel galeria 13 it maybe required to make a further payment to the hostel. Payment conditions: A 50% non-refundable deposit is due to Hostel Galeria 13 in addition to the 12% deposit paid to Hostelbookers The 50% deposit must be made within one week of the Hostelbookers booking for it to be valid . New Year bookings Booking Dates From december 29th until the morning of the 1st of january; the booking must include these dates to be valid or your booking will be canceled. Any additional nights will be charged at high season rates. Minimum stay: Three nights. Carnaval conditions 2015 Dates: From February 12th until the morning of the 19th of February; the booking must include five days within these dates to be valid or will be canceled. Any additional nights will be charged at high season rates. Minimum stay: five nights. Payment conditions: A 50% non-refundable deposit is due to Hostel Galeria 13 in addition to the 12% deposit paid to HostelBookers. The 50% deposit must be made within two weeks of the HostelBookers booking for it to be valid. Instructions on how to make downpayments will be sent by e-mail as soon as we receive your booking request. Expenses with deposits and transfers shall be borne by sender alone and are not refundable or deductible from total amount to be transferred to secure bookings. The remaining 40 % must be paid by the end of the year. Cancellation policy:No Cancelation Check in is after 14:00. As we have a late check out (12:00), rooms are only cleaned after this. Sometimes this can result in a later check in. We offer our great breakfast until 12:00, but please note we do not have a customer kitchen. Arriving before 06:00 am please make sure you book from the night before Please be aware we are a dog friendly hostel,if you have an alergy or are not a fan of our four legged friends Galeria 13 might not be for you! Galeria 13 would like to remind you of our two-day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time or a no show will result in a cancellation charge equal to the full amount of your booking. So if you have to make a change PLEASE do email the hostel.

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89.9%

Overall Rating

155 out of 163 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Galeria 13'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
89.6%
Value
88.0%
Safety
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Christoph Alert

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2012 Christoph would recommend this property

Liked: Super Lage, gutes Fruehstuck und Caipirinhas

Disliked: Christoph left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel that does all the basics well (central location, good staff, good beds, hot showers, excellent breakfast) and with nice extras like free Caipirinha happy hour, swimming pool and garden area.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best hostel in Salvador! The staff was really friendly and helpful on suggesting good tips on places to go for fun and sightseeing. I especially enjoyed the breakfast, filled with fruits, eggs and pastrys and the free-caipirinha hour at the end of the day, those were great opportunitys to meet people to hang out!

Disliked: The shower in the shared room was a little messy and they didn't accept card as payment method, only cash, at the time. I hope they add this option soon.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Claudia Rommers

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2012 Claudia would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel with great breakfast. The atmosphere is really nice always people to hang out with outside or in the morrocon room. The dogs are super sweet and the hostel provides good information about things to do in the surrounding.

Disliked: Quite a pity that you can not cook a meal yourself in the kitchen... there is no supermarket around there. Atleast I have not found it.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Ling Yin Phyllis Ho

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2012 Ling Yin Phyllis would recommend this property

Liked: Paulo (the owner) and staff are very helpful and friendly. The private room is large and comfortable. We enjoyed the free daily capriniha. They provide schedule of events daily.

Disliked: Sometimes it can be quite noisy when people talked at the poolside or the reception area. The area around is quite slow at night. Walking around at night don't feel safe.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They serve the best breakfast ever with freshly made eggs, toasted sandwiches, fresh fruit and juices and cake!!! The location is unbeatable in the old town. And of course they serve free caipirinha every day from 5 - 6 pm!

Disliked: There is no kitchen. And if you're in the 10 bed dorm you might have to queue up for the bathroom.

The property's response is...

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Customer review

Alone

City break

18 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, but particularly the staff and management.

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere at the hostel - very friendly staff as well. Happy hour caipirihnas excellent and good way to meet other travellers there. Awesome breakfast. Information book prepared by the hostel on what to do in Salvador, transport options, etc is very useful - we had a great time in Salvador and were able to get around safely without always needing a taxi.

Disliked: Dorm can get crowded with people & luggage.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was amazing and all the staff were extremely friendly. The happy hour for caipirinhas was all you could drink... everyday! A lot of information about Salvador was available.

Disliked: The swimming pool was not in use whilst we stayed there and we were really looking forward to this, so very disappointed. The owner often walked into the dorm rooms throughout the day, even when people were getting changed which was very off putting and invaded our privacy

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel. Definately the place to stay in Salvador.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Trent Blomfield

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

21 February 2012 Trent would recommend this property

Liked: Sociable, homey and awesome staff. The breakfast is by far the best I have had a hostel - and goes to 12 noon (a blessing after many a big night). The staff are great and the two dogs are friendly.

Disliked: Lack of powerpoints make charging things (cameras etc) a bit difficult. Not a great amount of common space to chill out in.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, amazing big free breakfast, owner is very helpful, great location, free caipirinha hour!

Disliked: Common areas are a little cramped but is good in the way of meeting people.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Emma Brindley

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 November 2011 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: Great breakfast is included and the staff are very helpful and friendly and organized our airport transfer for us. Room was spacious and clean. The hostel has a sister restaurant ´`Zulu` which serves good food at reasonable prices and gives a discount to those who stay in the hostel. Location is in a good safe part of town and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Disliked: Nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was great, as was location and free caipirinha happy hour

Disliked: Wasn't a huge fan of the massive, slobbering, farting dogs.

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

26 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: bed bugs in dorm room.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff and the owner are very friendly, and the atmosphere they set up is very friendly for travelers to meet and talk, rooms are nice and clean

Disliked: if Zulu can be washed more frequently

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, atmosphere, fruits for breakfast

Disliked: none

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The property was clean and you are able to meet alot of people.

Disliked: The owner could have been a little less cold... nice guy though.

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very good location in the center of pelourinho

Disliked: only one bathroom for the whole dorm

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked this hostel in general. It has everything. Def the place to stay in Salvador.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the locatin was great! all the staff absolutely helpful - they really always knew what was going on in the city! brand new mattresses and simple but clean bathroom. breakfast till 12 am with very delicious fruits. WiFi was also working the dorms.

Disliked: if you eat in Pauls restaurant Zulu you need to waatch out that you don`t pay more than you have to (you get 10% discount on certain dishes). sometimes paul can be a bit annoying coz he`s always around and seems to know everything.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great helpful staff, lots of suggestions of music to check out, things to do in the city, great late breakfasts, air con in rooms, central location, good environment to hang out and meet other travelers, and a general relaxed atmosphere. Good base to explore Pelourinho! The pool is nice too for the hot days in Salvador. Enjoyed my stay!

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast is really good and you can hang around talking to other travellers. The staff go out of their way to please you and have a good idea of what things are on each day.

Disliked: small dorm rooms.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: its a very bautiful place, with pool an terrace. The rooms have aircondition. The breakfast is very rich, with different fruits, ham and cheese and bread.....

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Hima Patel

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 February 2011 Hima would recommend this property

Liked: We loved this hostel! From the moment we arrived, the staff were helpful and friendly - giving great suggestions for things to do, handy tips about Salvador and the best events of the evening. The hostel is in the perfect location - right in the heart of Pelourinho and within walking distance to bars, restaurants, theatres, samba and capoeira classes and many of the main sights in the city. Despite being in the middle of the action, the hostel feels safe and secure. The dorms were cleaned every day and were nicely spacious, with lockers for valuables. The breakfast was amazing and available until 12, which is always a bonus! There was a really friendly and relaxed atmosphere, allowing us to meet lots of other travellers. The team at Hostel Galeria 13 helped us to make the most of our experience in Salvador - a great place to stay!!!

Disliked: Nothing at all!!