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Hostel Galeria 13 Reviews

Rua da Ordem Terceira 23, Salvador, Brazil

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1055 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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We had a great time here, the staff were all lovely and there was a good atmosphere. We loved the amount of guide books available to browse and the amazing breakfasts! The only addition could have been a small kitchen for guests. Although the food at the zulu restaurant was incredible. Thanks Galeria 13!


Overall it's a good place to stay. Owner can come off as not caring about you but after a while, you'll realize that it's simply his style. He cares about his place (very clean) although the two big dogs are on the messy side. The strongest points: breakfast (a good one) until noon, free caipirinhas from 5-6pm, and a nice patio with a (tiny) swimming pool. On the things to know prior to booking side, no kitchen and limited indoor common area (especially noticeable when it's raining outside)


I stayed in this hostel for several nights. The location is perfect, great breakfast, comfortable dorms, the overall hostel is clean, the atmosphere is nice (free caipirinhas every day)... However the staff is rude and not nice at all (hostel and restaurant) and not helping (doesn't keep updated of what is happening in salvador). Other disadvantage: no way to cook in this hostel and the discounts on the restaurant's menu for the hostel's clients are ridiculous.

  • 12th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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We wrote to each other a few emails after her reveiw .It was catually very helpful to understand why she had this impression.some of her travel buddies were a little difficult so she probably got some of the back lash from the staff dealing with them . She actually loved the food in our bar just there was no discount on the dishes she selected,so please ask if you go to Zulu.an event that we advertised did not happen the hostel can not take the blame for events being canceled with no warning.


Lovely hostel in a great location. Staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great, overall good value for money!


Hostel Galeria 13 is the best hostel I've stayed to, not only in Brazil, but worldwide! Clean, super safe, best staff, best location, best breakfast, best place to meet other travelers especially with free Happy hour and pool! One of my Brazil's highlights! Thanks again!!

  • 7th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great hostel!


Most social and busiest hostel we've stayed in after 5 weeks in Brazil - really nice vibe and cool chill out areas.


Great place, great staff, free booze, nice spacious double private room. Really excellent hostel for meeting people. Excellent breakfast. Even a novel little plung pool.


Awesome place!! free caiparinha hour´s a stroke of inspired genius! Breakfast was awesome, pool´s great to hang out, dogs are great and the staff were awesome too! Muito obrigado!!!

  • 31st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


An excellent hostel - great value for a great location, helpful and friendly staff, brilliant buzzy yet relaxed atmosphere, and comfortable rooms. Would definitely recommend this place.

  • 21st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


After staying at this hostel i have a little problem - other places don't measure up☺ I truly felt you were worth every centavo. The breakfast is tasty, varied and beautifully set up. The room's just so comfy that I had the best sleep ever and the staff a cool mix of friendly and knowledgeable yet chilled (thank you!!). The atmosphere felt great, an easy place to meet new people. You lounge room is so temptingly comfortable that I just wanted to lounge all day in it!

  • 18th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Estonia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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