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Hostel Galeria 13

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Rua da Ordem Terceira, 23 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-260, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
AlexandraJ1983 Copenhagen, Denmark
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally: I would never stay in a place where you are not allowed to use the kitchen. Having said this, I had too many positive experiences at the Galleria 13 that all of this completely makes up for this one single disadvantage. First of all, and most importantly, all staff are very serviceminded, attentive, happy, smiling and helpful. No matter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic hostel in the heart of the Pelourinho. Generous breakfasts, small pool to cool off in, friendly helpful staff, lots of advice for getting the best out of Salvador, highly recommended. Lively main hostel, plus quieter lodgings around the corner in a beautifully restored colonial house. Complimentary caipirinhas were also much appreciated.

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Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well organized, clean, helpful staff, nice pool area.Best breakfast ever, until noon, even if you arrive early in the day. great place to meet people during one hour of free Caipis! Absolutely recommendable.

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Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is very good located (in the city center), from where you can reach everything in short time. The staff is friendly, the location nice and there were a lot of travellers (i was there when it wasn´t high season. And there´s everyday free Caipirinha from 5-6pm. Great stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights in Galeria 13 on route to a surf camp in Itacare. The hostel was brilliant. Refreshingly welcoming and helpful (after less positive experiences between São Paulo and Rio), great atmosphere, clean and spacious double room, free yummy caipirinhas, fantastic breakfast and outside dining area, and located in the centre of Salvador. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely welcome by Alberto as we arrived late and I was ill so I couldn't stay to talk. Great location in the historic centre, and staff can show you where not to go. One gripe would be that our bed must've been infested with something - I got no sleep on the last night as I was eaten alive. Left... More 

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Berg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good choice in Salvador (R$40 for the dorm) with excellent location. The common area is not huge, there are only two big tables for breakfast for example. This really encourages the guests to talk to each other, as well as the caipirinha happy hour which gets the whole hostel together to chat and have a good time. I'm not a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place to stay in Salvador especially during carnival. Nice, clean and friendly! I have meet so many amazing people :) and the owners are sooooo cool and I'm not only talking about the dogs ;) More...the best caipi of Salvador is here, made by nice people and the breakfast?! Perfect! I will definetly go back there :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I loved every minute of my stay here at galeria 13. The owner Pablo is super helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. The rooms are clean and with air con. The only improvement I would suggest is to add some ladders on the bunk beds as they are difficult to get into if you have the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Galeria 13 is for me the best hostel in Brazil. Atmosphere is truly amazing, w/ the most interesting people. All due to the personal attention that Paulo, and all the staff, inputs in this magic place. The cooker is the 1st smile I see at breakfast. Cleaning ladies do magic even in the most messy rooms. Your staying in Salvador... More 

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