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Hostel Galeria 13 Reviews

Rua da Ordem Terceira 23, Salvador, Brazil

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1000 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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The hostel is great, located in the downtown of Salvador - Pelourinho- for a cultural experience is great. The hostel´s people is nice, the place is clean an safe.


IT was An ok hostel with good breakfast. I was there only onE night/

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wow an ok hostel just crushed with a 60% review helpful.


Very crowded due to big rooms but the atmosphere is great and the breakfast is the best that I had in a hostel!


Excellent hostel. Free caprinha hour means everyone comes down and starts to talk to each other. Definitely the best hostel in Salvador


Great hostel! Very clean and a helpfull staff! I really enjoyed my time there.


Hands down one of the best if not the best hostel in Brazil. The staff from the receptionist, owner, to cleaning staff were friendly and "REAL" they treated it like a business but they respect the customer 100% of the time. The caipirinha hour had to be the best idea i've seen in a hostel. The people who stay in the hostel are cool and open to trying new things. For those traveling or feeling alone, just step out your room and somebody will be there to make sure you have a good time in Salvador


Some negative points : you have to go out of the hotel to go in the second dormitory and ask the hostel's bar for the key, which can be pretty annoying. The facilities are poor : the electric shower exploded and took fire when I was taking my shower. Don't ask the hotel to order a cab for the airport because you will have unofficial taxi company without they letting you know!!!

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I wrote to the customer to clear up some points and get a better idea what the problems were but she was not kind enough to be clearer on helpful to improve. Facilities poor?So an electrical shower over heated and we changed it within 2 hours that seems fair,can happen anywhere . We indeed have a secound house as mentioned on this site,some people prefer this quieter option.Our taxi is not official?All taxis dont have to have taxi in big letters,he is indeed a taxi and is listed as a company


Location was excellent, right on the heart of "old town". Staff very attentive and helpful. Enjoyed the free breakfast very my as well as the free capirinhas for one hour each evening! Only downside was the noise on the floorboards above our room. Could hear every squeak and movement. Overall a great stay!


great place, love love the breakfast, amazing, served till noon!!!!!! Great little pool to take a dip on hot days while sipping from one of the happy hours FREE caipirinhas.....And very nice city tour with the knowlegable and fun Luis! I'll come back soon!


This hostel its excellent! One of the best breakfast that ever i seen!! You can enjoy free caipirinhas every day that its cool for meet the other travelers!!!

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Staff were not very friendly and bathrooms not very easily accessible, but overall a nice place to stay.


Great hostel in the old town in Salvador. Definitely one of the best breakfasts I've ever had in a hostel which lasts until midday! Generally very clean and safe too. Had a few minor issues which the owner was happy to discuss with me and sort out. Would stay here again!


Great stay, highly recommend. Hot showers, comfortable bed, spacious rooms and good location. Also the free ciprinhas go down well and breakfast makes the stay worth every penny!


Stayed for one night but chilled out for 3 more. Fantastic hostel in Salvador. Felt secure. The additional hostel in the doghouse is just as good so don't worry about being placed there. Thanks everyone.


Definitely one of the top 3 hostels I've ever stayed in!! Very friendly and the free caipirinha hour is awesome, a great way to get chatting to other people! One of the best features is the TV room which has mattresses and loads of cushions so it's perfect for chilling out when you can't be bothered to do anything or if you're feeling hungover ! Good breakfast served til midday and comfy beds! There's a swimming pool too, although it is very small. Only problem is the area is unsafe at night!


Amazing breakfast!! Also the location was good, the staff nice and helpful, really taking care of the people staying there.


We stayed at Galeria 3 different times in 3 different rooms. The hostel was clean and in a good location. The breakfast is really good and this was the main reason we came back! There are 2 different buildings. The main hostel seems to be more convenient to stay in as you have to get someone from here to let you into the other part. It is only a 1 minute walk between the two. There is no kitchen which is the downside but the restaurant is really good, but not always open. The staff were helpful!


Very loud music nearby (at least at the weekend).

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Honestly it could be a little more helpful this review,the hostel is in the historical center where most concerts are held and it was in the world cup!


The only problem with this hostel was that I was only able to stop for 1 night. The owner has taken real care attention in creating a great place for backpackers to stay and enjoy Salvador. The information booklet is fantastic and gives you a real sense of the ambiance the owner and staff are looking to create. Breakfast from 8 to 12 is a real added extra and probably the best I've had in Brasil. Would highly recommend.


An awesome hostel with a brilliant environment. I stayed in 3 hostels during my 20 day trip to Brazil but this was the one which promotes guest interaction as they organize many activities together which are good for anyone visiting Salvador!! They also provide a discount at Bar Zulu next door which makes the most tasty food in the area!! THE BEST HOSTEL in Salvador this is!!

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