Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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.

All bookings made from the 15th of June until the 30th it is required for full payment to be made to the hostel. prior to arrival

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!

We don't accept credit cards. Arrival before 6 am (book the night before
too). Check in 14.00. No Kitchen.If you have allergies or if you don't like
dogs, please be aware we have a dogie .

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. Payment conditions: A 88% non-refundable deposit is due to Hostel
Galeria 13 in addition to the 12% deposit paid to Hostelworld The 88%
deposit must be made within the time allocated by the hostel for it to be
valid .

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
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 May 2019
    A very well run hostel in a good location in Pelourinho, the historical centre of Salvador. Substantial breakfast, Small pool and free caipirinhas every evening for an hour. Dorm rooms with air-conditioning at night. Ask the owner for his very informative Travellers Guide to Salvador...i really rated this place! :)
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    14 May 2019
    Brilliant hostel! The owner is great guy, really friendly and knows the area like the back of his hand. I needed to repair my bag and he knew just where to go. The free breakfast is really nice and is on till 12pm which is great as I'm not a morning person, especially after a late night in Salvador. The pool and free caipirinha hour is just the icing on the cake really. Definitely recommend!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Apr 2019
    A* hostel. Really happy with our stay. Our room had little natural light but was very nice none the less and we didn’t spend much time in there anyway!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2019
    Um cantinho simples, no coração do Pelourinho, próximo de tudo e com acesso fácil a transporte, incluindo o metrô. A equipe é sensacional, super acolhedora. O café é delicioso e a atmosfera incrível pra conhecer gente nova e ouvir boas histórias. Volto logo com certeza!
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Mar 2019
    Just perfect. Chill, nice people.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    07 Jun 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay. The location was great, the staff were super friendly. The breakfast was the best I’ve had in a hostel. The vibe was a good balance between fun but not too crazy. Would definitely recommend.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 May 2019
    The room was rather small and hot for 10 people, maybe it would be better to accommodate 6 people. Aside from that, my stay was great! I strongly recommend this hostel for solo travelers looking to meet people and have fun! Caipirinha hour is a great advantage and the location is very good!
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    18 Mar 2019
    Really friendly staff including the owner who somehow memorised the name of everyone staying at the hostel - great personal touch. The pool is small but nice and the free breakfast is by far the best I've had at any hostel (and goes on until 12!). Free caipirinha hour is an excellent added bonus.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 Apr 2019
    Really good social hostel, great atmosphere without being too 'in your face' in terms of partying. Staff were very friendly and helpful, location great, free caipirinhas happy hour delivered every single time!
    Wales, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    16 Mar 2019
    Great location and stay, very warm welcome too. English speaker staff which makes it easier and some free Caipirhinias for an hour in the afternoon. So overhall very good. 👍🏾
    France, Female, 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