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

90.3% Overall Rating

153 out of 161 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 40.16

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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90.3%

Overall Rating

153 out of 161 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Galeria 13'

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92.0%
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93.6%
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86.4%
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91.2%
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90.4%
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88.8%
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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.

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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%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing

17 January 2011

Liked: Location

Disliked: Rude owner that makes things quite uncomfortable

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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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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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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.

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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

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Customer review

12 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant owner with a couple of great dogs!! Superb breakfast and friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Tracy McDonald

04 April 2010 Tracy would recommend this property

Liked: The owner was always helpful with various arrangements.

Disliked: Tracy left no negative feedback.

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KONSTANTINOS EMMANOUILIDIS

04 March 2010 KONSTANTINOS would recommend this property

Liked: Cosy atmosphere, Perfect location, clean and safe, the best breakfast served till 12:00 and a small swiming pool, to cool your body on a hot afternoon. Paulo the owner and the staff, have the right mentality, experience and attitude to run such kind of business. Friendly and helpful, relaxed and flexible but at the same time reliable and responsible. In addition, the building itself in a nice and safe area of Pelourinho, its configuration, even the presence of the two well behaved dogs, contribute this "something more" , that makes this place a special one.

Disliked: KONSTANTINOS left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

03 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Small pool to did in! ands breakfast was good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

27 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing hostel with very friendly and helpful staff, especially the owner whom sorted us out an extra bed when returning from Morro de Sao Paulo with no booking. Also in a great location close to everything! Highly recommend this property to anyone who is staying in Salvador.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

21 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Galeria 13 was such a nice hostel, staff were really helpful. lovely breakfast. so nice to have a swimming pool to dip in when it gets hot !! would definately recommend to friends!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

18 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Incredible hostel! The staff is superfriendly and helpful. The area is perfect and central, and the entrance is filmed by surveillance cameras, so no unwanted visitors. Great food and bar. Clean and oh! great pool!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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NIcholas J Harris-Baxter

18 February 2010 NIcholas J would recommend this property

Liked: great place, great owner, great dogs. had an awesome carnival

Disliked: NIcholas J left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Lisa Griplas

10 February 2010 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: location, pool, BREAKFAST!!!

Disliked: Lisa left no negative feedback.

82.9%
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Customer review

09 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere with pool and bar, lively location for Carnaval, great for meeting people!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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elizabeth smyth

02 February 2010 elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel. Best breakfast I have had in South America.Beds not too comfortable but apart from that really good.

Disliked: elizabeth left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

31 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty decent. It's a good place but needs a few improvements. Beds aren't the best here due to the occasional bedbug. Breakfast is nice, wifi, the staff was great in many ways, but since most if them are backpackers themselves, don't expect the same staff for too long. Good location. Quite a few people stayed here too so it's a nice place to meet other travellers.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
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rita schaller

18 January 2010 rita would recommend this property

Liked: in the middle of pelo!

Disliked: rita left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

02 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: no

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Steven Morgan

06 November 2009 Steven would recommend this property

Liked: The property was being renovated while we were there, so I don't think we saw the best of it, but would recommend it regardless. It's a small hostel run by a sometimes affably helpful, sometimes gruffly blunt man called Paulo (couldn't quite work out if it was just us he was like this to or in general). There was no record of our booking as Paulo showed us on the Hostelbookers portal which was odd, so we were put into a dorm by ourselves as the private double was already taken. The dorm smelled pretty bad, but mainly because of the hot temperatures and lack of air conditioning meaning all the rooms got pretty warm, in terms of cleanliness, they were frequently thoroughly cleaned. It wasn't that bad though, as we ended up staying longer than planned and booking more nights there. The hostel has two dogs, Spartan and the giant Zulu who sometimes gets a little too playful with his biting (can actually really hurt you when he thinks he's just playing). Only the Moroccan chill out area was available while we were there as far as communal space goes, but at night with the drums from the music splling in from the streets, that area is anything but chilled out! As it's so close to the Pelourinho, on nights where there are events going on nearby, don't expect to get any sleep before 11! Drums are the flavour of the area and their sound travels!While we were there, a swimming/plunge pool was nearing completion and the kitchen had been done over. It'd be interesting to see how it is once the work is done as although we still had full services while we were there, it wasn't the most relaxing environment in the daytime!The breakfast was great, very tasty and with good coffee which made me happy.

Disliked: Steven left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

02 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good information provided what's going on.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.