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Reviews of Hostel Galeria 13

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

88.8% Overall Rating

165 out of 174 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/06/2015)

Devereux Warwick-richards thinks…

"Gotta say, thoroughly enjoyed our time at HG13! Albert, Barbara and all the staff were efficient, helpful and super-friendly. Private room was good size and clean. Breakfast was delicious, location…"

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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 26.56

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

We don't accept credit cards. Arrival before 6 am (book the night before too). Check in 14.00. No Kitchen.If you have allergies or if you don't like dogs, please be aware we have a doggie .Cancellation Policy: 48 hour cancelation 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. If you have to make a change please do email the hostel. RESERVATION CONFIRMATION .With some Double room bookings and large group bookings Hostel galeria 13 may require you 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 Hostelworld The 50% deposit must be made within one week of the Hostelworld booking for it to be valid . The remaining 38 % will be paid on when arriving. NEW YEAR Three day minimum Dates must include the 29th until the morning of the 1st of January; the booking must include these dates to be valid or your booking will be canceled. CARNAVAL 2016 Six day MInimum stay . Dates: From February 4th until the morning of the 10th of February; The booking must be paid in full to be valid. Any additional nights will be charged at high season rates. Instructions on how to make down payments 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 Carnaval Cancellation Policy :No Cancellation . Allergy or if you don't like dogs, please be aware we have a doggie Cancellation Policy: 48 hour cancelation 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 RESERVATION CONFIRMATION With some Double room bookings and large group bookings Hostel galeria 13 may require you 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 Hostelworld The 50% deposit must be made within one week of the Hostelworld ooking for it to be valid . The remaining 38 % will be paid on when arriving. NEW YEAR Three day minimum Dates must include the 29th until the morning of the 1st of January; the booking must include these dates to be valid or your booking will be canceled. CARNAVAL 2016 Six day MInimum stay . Dates: From February 4th until the morning of the 10th of February; The booking must be paid in full to be valid. Any additional nights will be charged at high season rates. Instructions on how to make down payments 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 Carnaval Cancellation Policy :No Cancellation .

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88.8%

Overall Rating

165 out of 174 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Galeria 13'

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Devereux Warwick-richards

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2015 Devereux would recommend this property

Liked: Gotta say, thoroughly enjoyed our time at HG13! Albert, Barbara and all the staff were efficient, helpful and super-friendly. Private room was good size and clean. Breakfast was delicious, location is nice and central in the Pelourinho. Really nice relaxed and social atmosphere, not to mention the FREE Capirihna-Hour! Also, really nice to have Spartan The Dog wandering around - added a nice home'y feel. He loves a good scratch behind the ears, but then again, who doesn't?! I've got to have stayed in 75+ hostels around the world by now, HG13 was definitely one of the best. Do yourself a favour, stay there :)

Disliked: Devereux left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff is ready to help. sheets get changed daily. great atmosphere. good breakfast. very close to city centre. just remember to have cash as they do not have credit card machines.

Disliked: washroom was not the best.

94.3%
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Edward Bergin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 March 2015 Edward would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I have stayed in. Great location, despite the relative danger of Salvador which is not actually too bad. Free caipirinhas. Amazing breakfast. Sociable set up. Wifi that works. Really faultless

Disliked: I stayed in a dorm so perhaps noisier and dirtier than a private room but that was my choice.

88.6%
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Denise Küng

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2015 Denise would recommend this property

Liked: The caipirinha happy hour makes this hostel very social. Breakfast is very good, the usual but with real ham, tomato & cucumber and great corn cake which all make a difference. Great location, clean facilities.

Disliked: Sometimes space can be a bit tight bit at the same time this helps to meet other people. It was all good really, I just wish they had a kitchen for guests.

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Maxine Jordan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2015 Maxine would recommend this property

Liked: The amazing breakfast every morning which sets you up for the day! It is a very generous amount of food which is exactly what you need when you're travelling on a budget. The staff are really friendly, and caipirinha happy hour is a wonderful idea - bringing people together and getting them (slightly) tipsy is great for promoting a perfect atmosphere in the hostel, where everyone knows eachother. This is great whether you're travelling alone or with friends.

Disliked: So many mosquitoes!! It would have been nice to have some kind of repellent incense or anything to repel mosquitoes in the garden cos it really was a trap of mosquitoes!

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Michele Hall

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 February 2015 Michele would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing hostel. Very social and loved free caipirinha hour! Pool is also a huge bonus. The staff are so friendly and helpful. Best place to stay in Salvador for sure, highly recommend!

Disliked: Nothing - everything was great!

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and amazing breakfast

Disliked: Staff not always nice

94.3%
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Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast, tv room

Disliked: Small bathroom

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Very very professional and organised staff shouldn't forget to smile times to times.

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Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good dorms, common areas, location are all good. The breakfast, caipirinha hour and awsome people that stay there are the cherries on top of the cream!

Disliked: For me really nothing.

77.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great generous breakfast, great location. I loved the free caipirinha hour, it was perfect to create a nice atmosphere. Ladies from the kitchen were really helpful and kind. It is located in the "Centro Historico" so it is a good place to start your trip.

Disliked: My bed was terrible, never had such a bad experience in a hostel before. Some people from the staff were rude. It would be nice if there was someone who actually speak Portuguese (from the staff). Please note: Spanish is not Portuguese.

The property's response is...

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Adrian Gnehm

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

23 June 2014 Adrian would recommend this property

Liked: Great breakfast, super location in the old town, very helpful staff

Disliked: Adrian left no negative feedback.

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Christopher Maytham

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 June 2014 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Free Caiprainhas at happy hour. Very good breakfast, which didn´t run out even until midday. Helpful staff. Room cleaned every morning.

Disliked: Christopher left no negative feedback.

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Yuliya Podlesnyuk

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 June 2014 Yuliya would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location of the hotel .. very close to town, close to the elevator (5 min walk) to boats that you can drive away in any other place .. There are buses near the pousada have 20 minutes To the sea (this beach we were, maybe closer).The owner of the place is amazing. Care about you all, what wii fii room, water dispenser, a really delicious breakfast and not missing anything, explain'll cover travel and where not to go, every day there Calendar What can be done that evening, perfect rooms

Disliked: Yuliya left no negative feedback.

48.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 May 2014

Liked: I had a private room, it was big and clean. Central but not so safe location.

Disliked: By far the most unfriendly hostel owner and staff I have ever seen. They had a very unfriendly attitude since I arrived to the hostel.

The property's response is...

74.3%
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Kristin Alwardt

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 April 2014

Liked: Nice location...excellent breakfast served until noon...friendly resident dogs.

Disliked: Constant problems with Wi-Fi signal, weak air-conditioning that kept the room uncomfortably warm, tiny bathroom, tiny pool (more like a big communal bathtub), common spaces a bit cramped and crowded...private rooms are far too expensive considering there's no television, no mini-fridge and there's not even soap provided in the bathroom.

The property's response is...

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Andrew Rodgers

Alone

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

15 April 2014 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: 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 as smoothly as possible. The Hostel is usually quite busy so there will be lots of people to meet and a great atmosphere. The free Caipirinha's certainly aid the socialising. I would really recommend this hostel. :)

Disliked: Andrew left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Galeria 13 is a genuine backpackers' spot with a bunch of travellers to meet. - nice breakfast - plenty of turistic information - caipi happy hour

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A really great hostel in the heart of Salvador's beautiful historic center. Everything has been thought of! Delicious amazing breakfast, free caipirinha hour, lovely chill out room, WiFi in the rooms, an essential pool and a fantastic guide book so you don't miss anything in Salvador! Even a dirt cheap walking tour which was great, we picked a really relaxed pace and had a great afternoon with the guide, he went above and beyond to help us planning on going trips. I was very sad to leave and desperate to go back ASAP.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Emily Hansen

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

23 February 2014 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel is fantastic, there's a pool and a "chill out" room with a hammock, the free breakfast is fantastic, there are free caipirinhas from 5:15-6:15, the staff is helpful, the AC is strong, and it's a great location

Disliked: the lockers in the dorm can only fit a small backpack - there will be no place to lock your big bag.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel and staff were great for introducing us to the city and the sights on offer. Also very helpful with onwards travel plans. Dorms were very clean and spatious. Best breakfast on my trip so far!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

19 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place is really beautiful, very clean and full of plants. The dogs are part of the kind staff. Also the caipis at the pool in the afternoon were really helpfull to pass the heat! The staff really help us to decide where to go in the city and around. It's a place to recommend!

Disliked: -

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Carla Bancu

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 January 2014 Carla would recommend this property

Liked: It's a great hostel for anyone who wants to meet new people, fellow travelers. Also, we started our Brazilian trip there and got very helpful advice from the staff. It's really easy to socialize there, they even have a caipirinha hapy hour around the pool. So nice!

Disliked: Nothing really, just that couldn't pay with a credit card. But it's fine, I got cash from an ATM.

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Britta Schoch

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

01 January 2014 Britta would recommend this property

Liked: Very good price-value ratio. Awesome breakfast, Caipirinha Happy-Hour, big rooms, helpful staff (english and portuguese speaking), ... we had a perfect stay

Disliked: Maybe the bathrooms are a bit small and the AC was really cold the first night.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked quite everything at this hostel to be honest!! The staff is extremely helpful, the atmosphere is amazing, breakfast is super complete and delicious and the welcome caipirinhas is simply the best idea ever to get people to know each other. Would definitely come back to this hostel again and again! :-)

Disliked: You should know that it has no kitchen for the guests. So if you plan on cooking in the hostel that may be a problem! Other than that, great place!