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Hostel Galeria 13

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Best hostel ever! Friendly staff make you feel welcome immediately. Offer breakfast even if you arrive early in the morning and haven't checked in yet. Social hostel probably because of caipirinha hour where everyone comes together to enjoy free caipirinhas. I am not a dog person but their dog will completely win you over...such a cutie! I had such an...

Thank Priya P
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at this hostel. The staff and owner were all very accommodating and helped everybody with onward travel plans. The hostel is in a good location and the rooms are spacious with a small locker for each bed. The WiFi works pretty good and the breakfast was very impressive. They have eggs sausage, fruit, good coffee, bread,...

Thank Tyler E
Punta arenas
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for 3 nights and wished we stayed longer! Was one of the best hostels we have stayed at for many reasons. 1. Breakfast was extensive and until midday (the mango juice was delicious!) 2. The hosts were very friendly, informative and helpful. (Very good English spoken which is rare in Salvador!) 3. Free caprinhinas for an hour every day!!!...

Thank Miriam B
Beckingen, Germany
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Stayed there for just one night at a private room. Great overall experience: cool, atmospheric place, super friendly staff, clean, spacious rooms and good breakfast for a really good price. And the best doggies.

Thank Marc P
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Galeria 13 is a cool Hostel right in the middle of Pelourinho. Free caipirinha Happy Hour from 5-6pm was a great way to start our stay. There's a small pool to hang in if you want to cool off and pretty complete breakfast is included every day. Galeria 13 is a solid spot to meet other travelers and really has...

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Unfortunately, I stayed here only for one night. A couple I met on my travels recommended this hostel to me and I am happy I got this recommendation. The staff was helpful and nice as they really tried to get in touch with everybody and to make everybody's stay a good one. Accomodations are great with working plugs at every...

Thank Rikmer E
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I had a really disappointing stay at this hostel which I had booked off the back of reading all the great reviews online. It was so bad I actually left a night early which they still made me pay for. Firstly I arrived and was told the dorm was closed so I was being moved to a private room for...

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Paulo George D, Owner at Hostel Galeria 13, responded to this review

It was very helpful to recieve an email from this guest with her comments it gave us a chance to try and explain some of her misunderstandings of the situations. No sure whether it helped but at least we tried and now i can do the same here. The guest arrived on her own as her boyfriend was staying in...

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This is a good hostel. Clean, comfortable, friendly and efficient staff. Newly installed solar panels for hot water are great. A plunge pool, a good breakfast and free drinks between 5.15 and 6.15pm. Well located in the historic centre. Make sure you have uber for ordering your taxi, it will save you a fortune. They won't pick you up from...

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I stayed a few nights at this hotel, it is very nicely located and with a very friendly and helpful staff. We got lost on our way there and were wandering around in a non recommended area of Salvador, especially on a sunday, and completly randomly, we were rescued by the hostel boss who happened to have spot us there...

Thank Nathalie W
Ramat Gan, Israel
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We spent 2 nights in this hostel. We are a couple and a 3 years old son. We stayed in the dog house in a private room. We got a great welcoming from all the employees. We arrived quite late and the owner came to help us. We got a lot of useful information from everyone. The place is great...

Thank Moran S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Pelourinho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are the three houses that make up the Galeria 13 experience: one for social travellers, one for those seeking a quieter stay, and TripAdvisor’s top rated Bar Zulu in between them.This unique blend of moods, sights and flavours has rendered us the Best Hostel in Brazil award as voted by HostelWorld members, and a place in Lonely Planet’s finicky section Our Pick along with some flattering words from the traveller’s holy book.No wonder: by staying with us you get tons of freebies, including our obscenely big breakfast until midday, caipirinha happy hour, swimming pool, and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Galeria 13

Address: Rua da Ordem Terceira 23 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-260, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Price Range: ₹ 848 - ₹ 3,856 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Private room”
 of 5 bubbles 1986fee, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The dog house is quieter, if you pick the room at the back it has a nice view, private rooms in both houses are great though.”
 of 5 bubbles Wonderlust597, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“1st floor dorm is above the kitchen & so can get a noisy early in the morning. The 2nd floor dorm is quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles charlesdS732AU, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the options are very fine.”
 of 5 bubbles joseraphaels, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you want a quiet stay, the owner owns another hostel just round the corner”
 of 5 bubbles sbunt45, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
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