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Nega Maluca Guesthouse

Hostel | Rua Dos Marchantes 15, Santo Antonio/Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil CEP 40030-030

88.5% Overall Rating

47 out of 49 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/10/2013)

"Location is very good, just 5 mins away from the historical center. Also, staff is incredibly helpful! Even though the hostel itself was not comfortable at all, staff did everything they could to make it up for us."

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 18.18

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

CARNIVAL 2013 To guarantee your reservation in addition to the 10% deposit paid on this site you also need to pay the full balance. We will send you a PayPal request for the outstanding sum Upon full payment will your reservation be confirmed (other payment options exist).Your reservation is personal and is not transferable to any other person in full or in part. We ONLY accept reservations for the full 7 nights of carnival The carnival dates are Feb 7th-13th . There is no flexibility during carnival.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Salvador de Bahia?

Contact us directly

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The Nega Maluca (Portuguese for the crazy black woman) is actually not a guesthouse. We prefer to call it a family house because here we have no guests. We are all family - the traveller’s family. The Nega is owned and run by long time travellers for the sole benefit of our other tribe members.
It is more a philosophy and a way of life than a business. Read more

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About Nega Maluca Guesthouse

We have tried to put all the experience we have gathered from many years of travelling and sleeping in thousands of guesthouses all around the world, in our home. (The truth is that we mainly learned what not to do). A few little examples of this experience is a personal light for every dorm bed as not to disturb others at night, a personal electricity socket, a shelf for the top bunk beds, enough hangers for your clothes and towel in the room and especially in the showers and of course hot water, with strong pressure, 24 hours a day.

Since many travellers love the word free, here are some of the free services we offer:

- Free complete all you can eat breakfast
- Free bed sheets
- Free towels
- Free internet with skype/scanner/camera/burner
- Free Hi-Fi
- Free safe deposit boxes in all dorm rooms
- Free use of our fully equipped kitchen
- Free spices and oil for cooking
- Free filtered drinking water
- Free smiles
- Free exchange library
- Free luggage storage
- Free soap for self laundry washing
- Free and complete travel information about Salvador and the area.
- Free use of the hostel after checkout, until 22:30, including showers and internet
- Free Coffee all day
- Free taxi booking
- Free games and playing cards
- Free guest phone for receiving calls
- Free bus ticket booking (the bus company charges R$7 for delivering them)
- Free booking for Moro de Sao Paulo catamaran tickets
- Free, in the hostel, airline tickets booking
- Free Booking of Candomble (afro-Brazilian religion) ceremony with a private guide (and not a travel agency that personally we don’t trust 2 much)
- Free booking for onward hostels of your choice
- Free food delivery

Other services are:
- Currency exchange
- Laundry services
- Bar
- Outside balcony with hammocks
- Nargilas/water pipes/Shisha/Huka
- English speaking staff
- Night guard
- 2 cats and a dog
- Airport pickup (R$90)
- No curfew, no lockout
- Very cheap international calls (R$1/min)

Accommodation Information

We are located in the Historic centre of Salvador with its cobbled streets and beautifully preserved and painted colonial houses. Our house is on a quiet residential street, where locals still sit outside as the evening falls and talk about their neighbour’s life. We are only 3 min. walk away from the centre of the action where live music and percussion bands play daily, for free, but far enough to enjoy some peace and quiet when the party is over and have a good night of sleep. We are a few min. walk from the only supermarket in the area, museums, travel agencies and basically everything you will need for your stay in Salvador

We really hope to host you in our home and for you to become part of our family.

Inbal & the rest of the gang

New year 2015: We, unlike all other hostels, do not raise our prices for this time of the year. However, we do require a minimum booking of 2 days for the nights of the 31st and 1st of Jan.,2015 and full payment in advance.

Carnival 2015: We only accept reservation for the full 6 nights of carnival between Feb. 12th - Feb. 18th (checkout) 2014. In order to guarantee your reservation beside the 12% deposit on this site you will need to pay the FULL BALANCE. This can be done by money transfer to our account in the US, Brazil or by using paypal. Only upon payment will your reservation be confirmed. Payment should be made within 10 days of the reservation (after Jan. 1, 2015 within 5 days). Your reservation is personal and is not transferable to any other person in full or in part. . For further info if necessary, please contact us directly.

Location Information

Only upon payment will your reservation be confirmed (other payment options exist).Your reservation is personal and is not transferable to any other person in full or in part. We only accept reservation for the full 6 nights of carnival between Feb. 7th-13th, 2013.
We are truly sorry for the inconvenience but carnival is a special time of year where our flexibility is almost none existent.

Except beds in the hostel, we offer independent, fully furnished apartments for up to 15 people. Contact us directly please.

From the airport: Go outside of the arrival terminal, cross the street and hop on a Praça da Sé bus (R$5). Get off the last stop, at Praça da Sé, and continue according to the instructions below (From Praça da Sé). The ride takes anything between 50-80 minutes, depending on the traffic, but don't take a nap because you'll miss the views of the beautiful beaches of Salvador. An official Taxi from the airport costs R$110. ( US$57-60). Outside the terminal a taxi will be around R$80-90. Recommended to fix the price before getting in instead of using the meter. We can pick you up for R$90.

From the Rodoviaria (Central bus station):
Go outside the station and take the tunnel in front of you to Plataforma 1, and from there looks for Ponto 2. Catch the Baroquinha bus from bus stop no. 4. Ask the ticket guy to tell you when it's the Pelourinho stop (In Portuguese it will be A parada do Pelourinho).