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 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Aug 2022
    Amazing hostel that made it really easy to meet people. Clean, great location, great breakfast and amazing free caipirinha happy hour. 10/10 overall
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2022
    Absolutely fabulous hostel. If you are going to Salvador you just stay here, the atmosphere and vibe are fabulous. The staff really knowledgeable and the location is where you want to be in the city. As a lone traveller I recommend it.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2022
    If you’re coming to Salvador this is definitely the place to stay! Amazing breakfast, free capirinha hour everyday, staff were beyond helpful with recommendations and very homely atmosphere.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 May 2022
    Paulo and the whole staff were so welcoming and helpful. Wifi was strong but doesn’t reach one room. The breakfast was soooo good, it ruined all other breakfast for us. Especially the homemade bread. The happy hour really gives you a chance to meet and make friends with other guests. Good location, a little sketchy, but Zulu down the street has the best food and it always open. The monkeys were an extra bonus. Pool is in the sun! Not much quiet space for calls but it was a great experience.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2022
    Have stayed 3 times and will stay again. Social friendly atmosphere and guaranteed to meet people at happy hour. Super helpful staff and delicious breakfast. Great location. Look no further!!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Jul 2022
    Absolutely loved staying here. The location was great in the old town in a safe area. Met some wonderful travelers there that became lifelong friends. We loved the one hour happy hour of all you can drink free caipirinhas. The breakfast was delicious Paulo the owner made homemade bread each morning! The only downside of this hostel was that there was no kitchen for our availability. Luckily the food in Salvador is absolutely delicious. Highly recommend this hostel. Monkeys visit the hostel every afternoon and we got to feed them!!
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 May 2022
    Amazing hostel! In salvador it's definitely the best one. The atmosphere was really good in additional to the free caipirina hour and the included breakfast that Wes amazing
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 May 2022
    This hostel was lovely, free drinks, free breakfast, good WiFi, friendly staff and great pool. It was a little inconvenient that there was always cleaning going on and I had to keep moving rooms and the owner is quite specific about everything. However, I will be back here for sure. Love love love this hostel! ❤️❤️
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    24 Jun 2022
    I really enjoyed my stay here! Good location. Breakfast was very good. Shout out to Manu for being so helpful. Free caipirinhas daily are always a winner!! Would definitely recommend staying here
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    24 Jun 2022
    The staff here are fantastic and so helpful. A big shout out to Manu who I found be so kind and helpful. The hostel is very sociable perfect if you’re a solo traveller. The 10 bed rooms could use better storage and the bunk beds could use ladders as it was a struggle getting up and down. The breakfast was fantastic. Overall would recommend.
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
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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