Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No refund on the booking deposit or booking fee for a cancellation, no show or reduction in numbers.

Additional Terms and Conditions

if it is a group of 3 or more people and between january 1 until september 15th and from december 15th until the 31st In order to secure your booking, Galeria 13 requires a deposit of 50% of your total stay. Further instructions will be sent to the e-mail address you provided upon your HostelWorld booking.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

if it is a group of 3 or more people and between january 1 until september 15th and from december 15th until the 31st In order to secure your booking, Galeria 13 requires a deposit of 50% of your total stay. Further instructions will be sent to the e-mail address you provided upon your HostelWorld booking.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Hostel Galeria 13

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are located in Salvador's Historic and Cultural Centre, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pelourinho.

The Galeria 13 experience consists of two colonial houses separated by a 30-second walk: one for travelers who like meeting fellow travelers, and one for travelers seeking a more quiet stay. Let us know if you have a preference so we can try and accommodate you accordingly.

Right in our first year we were voted Best Hostel in Brazil by HostelWorld members. You can also find us in Lonely Planet's finicky Our Pick, along with some rather flattering words from the traveler's holy book.

No wonder. By staying with us you get tons of daily freebies, including the obscenely big breakfast until midday, caipirinha Happy Hour, Brazilian film sessions, and of course, discounts in TripAdvisor's top rated Bar Zulu. For the full list, please scroll down to Facilities.

Carnival 2020 :All bookings for the dates of Carnival have to be paid in full within a week of booking or the reservation will be cancelled

Some things you should know

We do not accept credit cards

Check out is 1200 (Time for a last late breakfast and shower)
Check in is 1400 (Gives us time to clean after late departures)

Arriving before 0600am please make sure you book from the night before

Leaving late no problem you can hang around the hostel free of charge until 2300  after that its only fair you pay another night!

We offer our great breakfast until 1200, but please note we do not have a customer kitchen.

Woof woof! Take note: we are a dog-friendly hostel; if you have an allergy or are not a fan of the four-legged friends, Galeria 13 might not be for you!


Cancellation Policy: 7 days cancellation policy If you have to make a
change please do email the hostel.

RESERVATION CONFIRMATION .With some Double room bookings and large group bookings Hostel galeria 13 may require you make a further payment to the hostel.
Hostel galeria 13 may also request payment for Dorm bookings from the 20th of Dcember until march
Payment conditions: A 85% non-refundable deposit is due to Hostel Galeria 13 in addition to the 15% deposit paid to Hostelworld The 85% deposit must be made within the time allocated by the hostel for it to be valid .

Carnival 2020 :All bookings for the dates of Carnival have to be paid in full within a week of booking or the reservation will be cancelled

PLEASE take care when booking and contact us prior to booking should you have any questions.

Expenses with deposits and transfers shall be borne by sender alone and are not refundable or deductible from total amount to be transferred to secure bookings

After the booking is made the property will get in touch with you to reconfirm your booking, please reply to them View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Nov 2021
    Great place to stay, great atmosphere, easy to connect with other travelers! Paulo is super helpful and knowledgeable and can give great tips about what to do. Fantastic breakfast too!! Would absolutely recommend!!!
    Switzerland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Oct 2021
    Good place to chill out, calm. Super clean, and the internet was great, which meant a lot to me due to my work.
    Serbia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2021
    Amazing hostel! Our days in Salvador were The best with Paulo's tips. The staff was also super friendly! Facilities and room were all good! We met great people teremos and for sure we will be back! Hugs from Porto Alegre!
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Jan 2021
    Excellent hostel, highly recommend it to everyone
    Austria, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jan 2021
    One of the best hostels in Brazil (and trust me I've been to a lot of hostels in Brazil). The owner is a super nice guy and told me everything I needed to know about my stay. The rooms were clean, the free carpirihna hour was great, the pool is fun (especially in that Bahia heat!), the breakfast was good, everyone was helpful and friendly, and most of all the staff went out of their way to curate a social atmosphere for all of us - pretty important when traveling during the pandemic! 5 stars.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    19 Nov 2021
    Hostel was quiet when I was here in November 2021, but the owner of the hostel was great in getting everyone together. Ended up having the best time in Salvador for this reason. Breakfast was very good, showers were very good. All in all, a great hostel.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Mar 2020
    Loved this place. Comfy beds, amazing breakfast, unbeatable location. Had a lot of fun.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    13 Feb 2021
    The best place in salvador by far, the owner is a living tutorial of 'how to be a host' he is always helpful and ready to give you all kinds of tips about the city. The atmosphere is perfect, the pool is awesome to start chatting with the other guests and the breakfast is a 'breakfeast' with lots of options and goes until 12:00pm. The place is super central and well located but at night, streets can become a little scary
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    08 Jan 2021
    Paolo a great host, well traveled and very well disposed....generous with his caipi rinha, his travel advice and his great company...staff is very polite and the place is kept very clean...I highly recommend the place to one and all...
    Portugal, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    19 Feb 2021
    Pualo is a fantastic guy. He was helped us a lot. In addition, they are giving homemade bread on breakfast. Breakfast was really good
    Turkey, Mixed Group, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant