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Nega Maluca Guesthouse Hostel

Rua dos Marchantes 15, Santo Antonio/Pelourinho, Salvador, Brazil

86% Overall Rating 35 out of 39 customers would recommend this property based on 39 reviews

Atmosphere 84%

Cleanliness 77%

Facilities 80%

Location 89%

Safety 87%

Staff 93%

Value 89%

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  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar APM-96
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Important Information

Note: All doubles are air conditioned as are the 8 bed mixed dorms + 1 10 bed dorm. We have left 1 dorm room with fans to give an option to those who are not fond of air con. Or want a more economical option.

Last note. Promise: Payment in the hostel is in cash only. We do not accept any credit card.

Reservations of beds in a dorm does not require any payment in advanced. For private bedrooms, since we have only three, must be done a payment in advance of 1 night.

Please note: When it says here on the site 12 bed dorm it means 12 hammocks on our covered roof!!! Please be aware

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Salvador?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions


Walk 50m on the cobble stone street, take a right and go up Rua Ladeira do Carmo. At the top continue straight, first to the right and 3 houses down the road you will see a beautiful earth coloured house with blue windows and door. It is house no. 15 and we live there. Please come in. The whole walk is no more than 7-10 minutes. A Taxi from the Rodoviaria costs around R$30. (US$15). Recommended to fix the price before getting in.

From Praça da Sé: You also have 2 options:
1. Walking - It's also good for your health. When you get of the bus, take a right on the main street and walk straight on (toward Pelourinho). You will pass on your way a square (called...... good guess -Praça da Sé) with a fountain synchronized with annoying music. 50 meter after the fountain there is another bigger square. Cross it and almost as if continuing straight, take the most left street (Rua Alfredo de Brito) which after 100m will start descending. Once you reach the bottom, continue straight, going up Rua Ladeira do Carmo. When you reach the top continue to your right and the first street to your right, after about 300m and the 5 star hotels, is where the Nega lives! The whole walk takes about 10-15 minutes and passes through beautiful Pelourinho - the old and restored part of Salvador.
2. Catch a taxi to the Nega Maluca. The cost is about R$10-12 but of course they will try to charge you more. (Always helps to ask a few drivers).

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