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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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96.8%
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92.0%
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96.8%
Value
94.4%
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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.

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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!

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

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

27 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The private room we had on the top floor was huge and had a hammock in it! The breakfast was excellent, most staff also very nice (including Paolo once you get to know him a little bit), the free caipirinha hour was really fun and good for meeting others. Also great location-wise.

Disliked: They always seemed to be hanging out laundry around the pool area during the only time of day that the sun was on the pool, this meant you couldn't enter the area... might be better to do that at a different time of day!

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Patrick Mann

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 December 2013 Patrick would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, massive breakfast until midday included, free caipirinha hour every day, good advice on where to go, free fast wifi, really really awesome place!

Disliked: Patrick left no negative feedback.

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LUCAS RODRIGUES

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 November 2013 LUCAS would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly people, great atmosfere

Disliked: LUCAS left no negative feedback.

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Rodrigo Acevedo

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Rodrigo would recommend this property

Liked: Free Caipi Hour Helpful Staff Good Atmosphere

Disliked: Rodrigo left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location, friendly staff, clean rooms, free caipirinha hour... Just Perfect!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Reilly Cowan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 October 2013 Reilly would recommend this property

Liked: Good common area, free caiparinhas every night to help encourage socializing....location was good and close to a lot of interesting area...place was clean, no problems with bugs....breakfast was really great!

Disliked: Nothing wrong with it

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a fantastic hostel run by a hospitable and conscientious group of staff!! It has a great welcoming atmosphere as soon as you arrive and steers away from the classic boring "hostel chain" hostels! Breakfast is amazing!!!!! I would recommend this hostel to any travelled coming to Salvador! Maybe book for 2-3 nights and then get a ferry over to the island Morro de Sao Paolo for 2-3 nights because it is amazing!

Disliked: No card paying facilities, so cash only! No major problems!

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Jonathan Newmark

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2013 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely well kept, charming, and central located. Very helpful and warm staff.

Disliked: Jonathan left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

08 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, really helpful staff, good breakfast, free caipirinha hour every day, atmosphere

Disliked: 10 bedroom was with just 1 bathroom

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Jacinta Drake

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 September 2013 Jacinta would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing breakfast with heaps of choice! Very clean. Comfy beds. Good place to spend a couple of days in pelourinho. Free caipirinha hour.

Disliked: The restaurant isn't very backpacker friendly. Maybe they could do a backpacker deal instead of just 10% off some dishes?

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Alone

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

09 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic place, Paulo has created a great environment to meet fellow travellers and have fun. The free caiparinhas are a great start to the night. The hostel is clean and in a great location and the pool is great aswell. One of the best breakfasts ive had at any hostel in the world. The staff are helpful and give great advise. The dogs are also nice to have around the place.

Disliked: Its great they keep the rooms clean but some of the staff are a bit obsessive about moving peoples bags and other property around in the rooms which is stressful as you think youve lost your property and open up all your luggage to search for it. The zulu restaurant (affiliated with the hostel) has great food but isnt really within a backpackers price range. If the prices were abit lower i think it would get a lot more business from hostel guests.

The property's response is...

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Rebecca Sadler

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2013 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing breakfast, awesome caipirinha happy hour, great location, strong wifi even on top floor dorm, excellent management and friendly staff.

Disliked: Bathroom off my ten bed dorm quite small.

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Joel Jaervinen

Alone

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

26 June 2013 Joel would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent value with good location, decent breakfast and the free caipirinha-hour! Absolutely the place to stay in Salvador!

Disliked: It's a little bit cramped at places, which is understandable considering the Pelourinho buildings. I would change the old wooden lockers in the dorms which didn't feel a safe place to leave valuables in.

91.4%
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Florian Schmitz

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 May 2013 Florian would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice people! Helpful staff! Pefect location rigth beneath the main Plaza!

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Visiting friends or family

23 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great breakfast, caipirinhas for free, nice atmosphere

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals

02 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are so helpful and friendly! Speak fluent English too which is helpful non Portuguese speakers. Fantastic hostel!! Highly recommended.

Disliked: Nothing.