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 on 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.

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."

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

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Property Description

The Nega is owned and run by long-time travelers for the sole benefit of our other tribe members. It is more a philosophy and a way of life than a business. (You can read the 'we believe' part on our internet site). We have tried to put all the experience we have gathered from many years of traveling and sleeping in thousands of guesthouses all around the world, in our home. (The truth is that we mainly learned what not to do). A few little examples of this experience is a personal light for every dorm bed as not to disturb others at night, a personal electricity socket, a shelf for the top bunk beds, enough hangers for your clothes and towel in the room and especially in the showers and of course hot water, with strong pressure, 24 hours a day.

Since many travelers love the word free, here are some of the Free :-) services we offer :

- Free bed sheets
- Free towels
- Free internet with skype/scanner/camera/burner
- Free WiFi
- Free safe deposit boxes in all dorm rooms
- Free use of our fully equipped kitchen
- Free spices and oil for cooking
- Free filtered drinking water
- Free smiles
- Free exchange library
- Free luggage storage
- Free soap for self-laundry washing
- Free and complete travel information about Salvador and the area.
- Free use of the hostel after checkout, until 22:30, including showers and internet
- Free Coffee all-day
- Free taxi booking
- Free games and playing cards
- Free bus ticket booking (the bus company charges around R$10 for delivering them)
- Free booking for Moro de Sao Paulo catamaran tickets
- Free Booking of Candomble (afro-Brazilian religion) ceremony with a private guide (and not a travel agency that personally we don't trust 2 much)
- Free booking for onward hostels of your choice
- Free food delivery

Other services, and forgive us some are not free yet, are:
- Currency exchange
- Laundry services
- Bar
- Outside balcony with hammocks
- Nargilas/water pipes/Shisha/Huka
- English speaking staff
- Security guard at night
- 2 cats and a dog (They are all in animals heaven now. Age. Had a good life thought)
- Airport pickup (R$120)
- No curfew, no lockout
- Check-In time 13:00hs
- Check-Out time 12:00hs

Despite the above, there is much more to traveling than just staying at a hostel that offers you all these great services for free. As travelers, the moment we left our home country we have in a way made the entire world part of our life now. We can no longer ignore the situation in Zimbabwe, the hunger in Brazil, the genocide in Darfur, cutting down the rainforest, pollution, global heating and unfortunately the list is endless. I know, we all have that feeling that we, the small individual cannot do anything about these big issues but as Obama said in his election campaign, YES WE CAN!

We here in the Nega Maluca have been for years helping poor families in our neighborhood with basic food supplies financed from our money and donations travelers left for this cause. It is time to think bigger. We have stopped using plastic bags and now have recycled bags for the use of our guests when they go to the Supermarket. We are sponsoring on a monthly basis an orphan child in Mozambique whose parents died from aids ( It takes only $1 a day to change a Child's life (less than a bottle of beer) and there is still so much more we can do. By staying in our guesthouse you are directly helping in these causes because part of all income is set aside for these matters.

Don't get us wrong. Even if you don't stay with us, we will still continue financing these projects and looking for new ways we can contribute as these are our principles and beliefs in life and they are much more important than more or fewer guests in our house. However, together with you, we can do much more than we can alone.

We are located in the historic center of Salvador with its cobbled streets and beautifully preserved and painted colonial houses. Our house is on a quiet residential street, where locals still sit outside as the evening falls and talk about their neighbor's life :-). We are only 3 min. walk away from the center of the action where live music and percussion bands play daily, for free, but far enough to enjoy some peace and quiet when the party is over and have a good night of sleep. We are a few min. walk from the only supermarket in the area, museums, travel agencies and basically everything you will need for your stay in Salvador.

We really hope to host you in our home and for you to become part of our family.

Inbal & the rest of the gang

Note: All doubles are air-conditioned as are the 8 bed mixed dorms + 1 of the 10-bed dorms. We left 1 dorm room with fans to give an option to those who are not fond of air-con. or want a more economical option.

Last note. Promise: Payment in the hostel is in cash only. We do not accept any credit cards.

Reservations of beds in a dorm do not require any payment in advance. For private bedrooms, since we have only three, the first night must be paid in advance to secure the reservation.

For bookings of a private bedroom which include the night of December 31st, a minimum of 3 nights must be reserved.

Please note: When it says here on the site 12-bed dorm it means 12 hammocks on our covered roof!!! Please be aware

CARNIVAL 2022 - Terms and Conditions
- To guarantee your reservation, 50% must be paid within 10 days of reserving. For reservations made after Feb. 1st, payment should be made within 5 days. Rest of the payment will be made on arrival
- Payment is NOT REIMBURSABLE so please make sure your travel plans are fixed before reserving and especially before paying
- COVID guarantee: In the case carnival will be OFFICIALLY canceled you will be reimbursed in full the amount you paid to the hostel. The deposit paid at the time of booking is not reimbursable as it is paid to Hostelworld and not the hostel.
- Payment can be made in $US with Paypal (+4.5% the commission they charge us), bank transfer in $US to an account in the US (+$15 charged for incoming international transfers) or by a bank transfer in Brazilian reals to an account in Brazil (no extra cost)
-The reservation is personal, non returnable and not transferable View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 May 2021
    Nega Maluca was the perfect place to stay in Salvador! Felt more like a home than a hostel, great kitchen and outdoor deck to hang out and meet people and the staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about all things Bahia and Brazil! Can’t wait to go back
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Jan 2021
    Amazing Hostel with beautiful people 💕
    Argentina, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Jan 2020
    It feels like home here. The entire staff make you part of the family from day one. Kept the fun, safety, and culture at a maximum and made an unforgettable and special experience in salvador.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Jan 2020
    I love nega! Diego is very helpful - you don’t need a walking tour if you have one of his maps. The volunteers are great and always keen to show you around. I loved hanging out on the terrace. I have stayed here a few times already and will stay again. Great place to use as a base between Morro do São Paulo and chapada Diamantina. I
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    29 Oct 2021
    My only complaint is that the wifi did not extend to the room. Great stay over all. All of the workers were very helpful and welcoming. Thanks :)
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Jan 2022
    I loved staying here! The staff and location are the highlights: the staff is incredibly helpful and kind--they helped me plan my trip beyond my stay in Salvador--and the hostel is well located in an interesting, lively neighborhood. Facilities are basic but do the trick, and the common area is a great place to hang out. The internet can be spotty and doesn't reach to the room, but overall this hostel can't be beat!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Feb 2020
    Great for the price - sociable and cool.. lacks better security and bathroom tho👋
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    03 Feb 2020
    The owner very helpful but the music in the hostel was too loud
    Poland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    01 Feb 2020
    The staff were great and the balcony was an awesome place to socialise but the dorm room was horrible. There wasn’t even enough space between the top and bottom bun to even sit on the bed. I hit my head everyday and every night. There were no lockers for ur bag so there was stuff just everywhere in the room. I wouldn’t stay again
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    04 Mar 2020
    Most things were alright, not much of a social atmosphere, and the bathrooms and rooms were really dirty. The non Brazilian girl working there was rude, nasty, and not hospitable at all. She made us feel unwelcome and did not answer any questions. Overall bad experience.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe