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Hostel Galeria 13 Reviews

Rua da Ordem Terceira 23, Salvador, Brazil

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90%

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1059 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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97%

Great hostel with lovely staff and a good location in the historical center. Breakfast and the caipirinhas were amazing! Thanks for eveything!


97%

The hostel was really well placed, in the heart of Pelourinho (best Salavador district). Atmosphere was great, with swimming pool, a cozy hall where they serve free caipirinha from 6 to 7 pm. The staff was really professional and friendly. The rooms was spacious and clean and the breakfast always good and fresh. The hostel got a join venture with a near delicious restaurant. One of the best hostel I visited!


89%

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!


86%

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)


80%

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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
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.

97%

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


100%

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)


94%

Great hostel!


83%

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


100%

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.


100%

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)


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100%

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)


97%

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)


94%

Nice hostel, free each night for the hour is a great way to get people together, the pool is a nice respite from the extreme Salvador heat and breakfast is one of the best in South America ovo com calabresa! Zulu and Spartan the hostel dogs make the place feel even more homely, hoping Zulu is on the mend and Carina on the front desk is a great asset to the hostel!


89%

I felt home since the first moment. It was very clean and I loved the different spaces to sit and meet other people. The dogs are the most lovely ones I've ever seen! The atmosphere was just great! I just would have wished to have a ladder to climb the bed. Next time in Salvador I will come back to your hostel. Até logo! Beijos


91%

Great breakfast!


100%

Fantastic breakfast, amazing people, great atmosphere!


74%

The free caipirinhas, swimming pool and breakfast are really good! The atmosphere is good but not extraordinary.

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low season and the atmosphere was not extraordinary,maybe luck of the draw with who fellow customers are?

89%

It's cosy but has a great atmosphere. Friendly staff and helpful. Highly recommend it. Had fun here :)


83%

The location and the vibe of the hostel is amazing! Only few staff members didn't seem to be interested in doing their job properly at least when talking to them in English. After starting the conversation in Portuguese, they where a little more helpful. But the owner always recommended nice places and activities to do in Salvador and around. Another suggestion: repair the leak in the bathroom and/or introduce shelfs to give a possibility to store your stuff. All in all: nice hostel!!!


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