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Reviews of Hostel Galeria 13 Salvador

Hostel

Rua da Ordem Terceira 23, Salvador, Brazil

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 88%

Location 94%

Safety 93%

Staff 86%

Value 90%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bar
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 24.74USD

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 .

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Salvador?

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Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 88%

Location 94%

Safety 93%

Staff 86%

Value 90%

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Anonymous
25 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

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Liked: Amazing place with brat atmosphere and delicious breakfast and free carpirinhas :)

Disliked: nada

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
13 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Really nice hostel, small swimmig pool available, good breakfast, nice staff.

Disliked: The area (pelourinho) can be a bit dangerous at night, so stay on the common roads. However, I personnaly felt safe and encontered nothing special, it is just Latin America and attention should be paid like in other places.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Staff were really knowledgeable and helpful. The list of events each night in the common area was a great way to explore the city and get to know other travellers. A really sociable hostel and the pool and common areas made it really comfortable. Location is excellent and the breakfast was the best we've had at any hostel. The staff all work really hard and always greet you and offer you freshly cooked eggs in the morning. It's great that breakfast goes on until 12 as the free caipirinhas each night are fantastic and it's hard to stop at one or two so sometimes you need a lie in. Paulo put the premier league games on the big TV in the common area on the Saturday we were there which was fantastic! Beds were really comfy and quite roomy which was welcome in the hot weather. Lots of storage space in the dorm rooms for backpacks which is more than can be said for a lot of hostels!We loved petting Spartan over caipirinhas in the garden and Paulo's Bar Zulu offered really decent food at reasonable prices. As a veggie in particular I found that there were lots of options.

Disliked: air con in the dorms wasn't particularly effective and could do with a little boost but it wasn't too bad Also, some hooks in the bathroom would be really helpful to hang up clothes when showering. Other than that, can't really think of much. It really was a great stay.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Very clean. Nice doubleroom. Nice breakfast. Free Caipi. Good place to meet other travelers - but be aware: only barefoot backpackers there!

Disliked: We slept in Galleria13's guest house - in the so called "doghouse". As they don't give you a key for this house, you have to go to the reception every time you want to enter your room - it was really anoying!!!The owner of the place, Paolo, treats his guest like participants of Big Bother. Watching and checking them on every step they do!

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

WE do indeed have 2 houses one where guests always require a staff member for access its 5 meters in front of our restuarant
Looking after guests daily needs and the security is very important.The hostel of 2 houses and our Restaurant Zulu are on cctv.S
Some guests try and sneak in non guests which is risking other guests safety and my hostel.
The majority of guest personally thank me for my constant care and attention,Perhaps an apartment is more suitable for more flexibilty

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Anonymous
03 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, City break, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

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 :)

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

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!

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
31 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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!

Customer would recommend this property

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