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Nega Maluca Guesthouse Reviews

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

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397 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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BAD!Double room at the front was noisy at night.We couldn't sleep even a couple of hours, guests were ringing the bell the whole night, also speaking loud inside and outside the hostel,next the windows.Room had humidity and smells bad.Staff was good.Not recommended! FATAL!La habitación doble da justo ala calle, no pudimos dormir apenas ya que se pasaron toda la noche tocando el timbre y hablando fuerte dentro y fuera del hostal.La hab tenia humedades y olía mal! El staff bien.NO RECOMENDABLE!


Very good location in Salvador. The staff is very nice and helpful. I really appreciated the terrace with hammock!


The Nega Maluca Hostel in the heart of the Historic Center of Salvador is a real experience. They provide the best breakfast we ever had in whole Brazil. The staff are really friendly, helpfull. They gave us good clues as well.

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We literally only slept here for 6 hours but from our short stay the private room was pretty unappealing. However, the staff was friendly and helpful and the wifi worked upstairs and there was air conditioning. Location is safe but not in heart of the areas you would want to check out. Can't comment much more that that.


Nega Maluca is a great place to stay! I was pleasantly surprised to feel like home, everybody was really nice and helpful. The hostel is well located near to the historic center and there's always interesting stuff to do, beach is close by bus. The staff is careful they recommend good places to eat and shows, and give good advices of the places to avoid! They offers pick-up service, and can reserve trips and shows. Breakfast was awesome, included in the price. Kind people... Awesome


The hostel staff were excellent and creat a really relaxed, friendly vibe.


This place is amazing. I stayed for about three weeks and was super sad when I had to leave. The location is perfect. It's close enough to the action but far enough away for peace and quiet. The staff are super friendly. The free breakfast is great and there are a lot of spaces to just chill out around the hostel and read chat or whatever. I highly reccomend it asap while the excellent staff are still there.


Feels more like a home than a hostel. Great location Third time returning to the hostel


Really nice atmosphere! Makes up for a bit of dust in the corners.

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Awesome atmosphere that attracts a lot of laid-back travelers. The staff has great vibes and are always asking for constructive feedback. I stayed during the world cup, so didnt have too much time to see the rest of Salvador, but they make it really easy to find what you want to do, or give you suggestions if you dont already have a plan. Great job guys!


This hostel is so unique! A very narrow building with very friendly staff made it have a nice, cosy feel. Its location is excellent with the Pelourinho basically just outside. Only negative was it didn't have lockers that could fit anything other than some papers and passport. However, it did feel extremely safe and I had no issues with anything going missing.


Very friendly and helpful staff. I loved sleeping in a hammock on the rooftop!

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Price gouged for World Cup. Not very clean. Not enough bathrooms and showers for full house. Staff was very helpful.


Hostel in a good location in Pelourinho (the historic district) also has a nice breakfast. Staff very helpful


Nice location, nice staff which takes all time to explain you where to go.


Great location, fantastic vibe which all begins will the staff and owner! Had a great stay during the world cup! Would def recommend staying t this hostel. Great breakfast also if u manage to wake up in time for it!

  • 19th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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