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
  • 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.

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 9.2

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2019
    I had an amazing time here at this hostel. Super close to old city and walkable distance to all major tourist attractions. Hostel was very clean and staff were super accomodating. Everyone I met at this hostel were crazy chill. Salvador is amazing city and I wish I had more time to spend there.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2019
    Hard to find fault w this hostel - comfy beds, air con in room, free caipis to help you meet other travellers, great location in pelourinho, helpful staff
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Aug 2019
    Superb place to stay, perfect location, helpful and friendly staff and good place to socialise at the bar the hostel runs. One tiny tiny complaint would be that the rooms are a tad dark, but that really is being picky and I would 100% stay here again whenever I next find myself in Salvador.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2019
    Great atmosphere and location is great for getting around the old town . Caiprhina happy hour is great for meeting people and the long breakfast is handy , would highly recommend!
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Loved it. The hostel is great, clean, awesome staff, great location, amazing breakfast... Coming back in December! :D
    Slovenia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Jul 2019
    Really nice stay! Definitely would recommend it! Only critic point is that there is just one bathroom for each room and a spare one for the hostel but actually it wasn’t too bad. Caipirinha time is great to chat with the other people :)!
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    13 Jul 2019
    Best breakfast in Brazil, fantastic atmosphere, great staff, everything you want. It's rather expensive but for me it was the best thing about Salvador, so probably worth it.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Sep 2019
    Great hostel in Great location with social environment
    Kuwait, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    09 Aug 2019
    Great hostel! They have a free caipi hour every night which is excellent for solo travelers to meet other people. Nice facilities and an amazing breakfast. Only criticism would be the bunk beds don’t have ladders to climb up the top bunk which is quite dangerous after one too many caipis.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Jul 2019
    Great and well run hostel. Nice renovated bathrooms. Right in the old town. They have free drinks for an hour of an afternoon. Rooms are spacious. The free breakfast even includes eggs!
    Australia, Female, 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