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

94.3% Overall Rating

144 out of 150 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/04/2014)

Andrew Rodgers thinks…

"This hostel is superb! Free Caipirinha hour, a great free breakfast until 12pm, fresh sheets daily, friendly staff and an attentive owner, Paulo, who really does try to make sure your stay there goes…"

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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 40.21

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 10% deposit paid to Hostelbookers The 50% deposit must be made within one week of the Hostelbookers booking for it to be valid Please note Ivete Sangalo Concert Fonte Nova: Booking dates From december the 13th until the morning of the 15th . 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: Two nights 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 2014 Dates: From February 27th until the morning of the 6th of March; the booking must include these dates to be valid or will be canceled. Any additional nights will be charged at high season rates. Minimum stay: seven nights. Payment conditions: A 50% non-refundable deposit is due to Hostel Galeria 13 in addition to the 10% 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: 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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94.3%

Overall Rating

144 out of 150 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Galeria 13'

Atmosphere
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Location
96.8%
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92.0%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
96.8%
Value
94.4%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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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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%
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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%
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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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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%
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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%
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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%
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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

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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!!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Rikard Sjostrand

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 February 2011 Rikard would recommend this property

Liked: Superfriendly staff that knows whats going on in town and helps you to get there.

Disliked: common areas are small

88.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is excellent. Cleaning staff are incredible and very nice breakfast and loads of information on what to do and where to go- very helpful and informative.

Disliked: The room had no air con and the fans were extremely loud at night. So sleeping was a real problem. Also as the room was at the front you you have the noise of the gate slamming throughout the night as the window has to be open... No lockers for bags and some of the small lockers for personal effects were damaged and broken. 2 huge dogs in a small hostel just doesn't work- dogs take away from what could be a chilled out easy going hostel. The place has a lot going for it- there was just an edge of uncomfortableness sometimes and maybe a bit dingy.

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Fedor Shemetyev

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 January 2011 Fedor would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location at the historic center and apart from the crowded streets. Stuff is a great and frindly. Great breakfast until midday, swimming pool and etc. There are hot water in the shower (may be only this hostel in during my Brazil trip)

Disliked: It is not enough space, but all you need is there.

100.0%
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bianca curti

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 January 2011 bianca would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice place to stay, as it says here in hostelbookers.com!! I went this year for the second time, because really like the area the hostel is located, the breakfast is really good as well!!

Disliked: nothing, looks perfect to me

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing

17 January 2011

Liked: Location

Disliked: Rude owner that makes things quite uncomfortable

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: If you are in Salvador stay here! Lovely place, good to meet other travellers and save. Breakfast is delicious! And of course the dogs, they´re awsome!!! I really liked this place!!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

07 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: this place was very friendly and accommodating. the owner is very interactive and nice. i mostly spoke with ruth who is very friendly and helpful. the staff definitely made me feel at home and safe.

Disliked: the location is good but traveling by foot can be difficult, especially if you have a lot of baggage. however, the overall location is great. its right in the middle of a lot of activity!

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, good breakfast, friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

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

01 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice and helpful staffgood locationgood breakfast

Disliked: sometimes a little bit too much noise from the pelourinho

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Rebecca Fergusson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

19 July 2010 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: V helpful staff and owner. The place has a good balance of slick quality and homely characterful atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing