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Nega Maluca Guesthouse Reviews

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

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379 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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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!


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)


This place is an absolute rip off. People arrive to be told they don't have beds but they can sleep in hammocks despite making bookings through Hostelworld, after booking you are told you need to pay in full but they don't accept credit cards so you have to use PayPal and the 6% fee for the hostel gets added to your bill. The place smells of damp, the bathrooms are disgusting and despite saying there is power with each bed most don't work.

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This comment is a little strange. 1. She slept in a bed for the 9 days she was in the hostel. Some people booked a hammock and paid cheaper and got a hammock. 2. In the description on our site it says that for the world cup full payment needs to be made in advance beside the 12% you pay to HW. ALSO, in the confirmation mail she recieved under special conditions it says the same 3. Here on the site its specifically specified we don't accept credit cards. Using paypal is only an option


This hostel is a nice place in at a great location. The facilities are kind of average but the staff is nice and helpful. it was not very busy during my stay but the few people staying there, were pretty nice. And the price is definitely fair. Thanks.


Very friendly and clean hostel with a great atmosphere and nice chill out areas. It's located 5 minutes walk from the Pelourinho and does a very nice breakfast.


I was at Nega Maluca during Carnival, where everything is up side down in Salvador. Anyway, I was a bit disappointed when I arrived at the hostel and found out that instead of having a bed in a dormitory as I had booked on Hostelworld I had a hammock at the rook of the hostel. For the rest, everything was fine.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry, but the reservation was for a hammock and not a bed. This is the reservation: 28th Feb '14 2014-02-27 12 hammocks on the roof 1 BRL 170.00 1st Mar '14 2014-02-27 12 hammocks on the roof 1 BRL 170.00 Not fair to make false accusations Inbal (Owner)


Nicely located very near the main touristic area....pelourinho. The staff is very helpful and even in the beginning of carnaval a briefing of what to do/don't do during this period. One thing though if you are alergic to pets, do not go there. Dogs and cats are walking freely in the hostel.

  • 25th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Conveniently placed in a quiet area of Pelourinho, right next to a supermarket. They have a nice balcony deck with hammocks to relax and hang out. The kitchen is small but well equipped. Internet is fast. Overall I enjoyed my stay here

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