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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Breakfast till 12pm and Caipirinha hour at 5.15 made great opportunities to socialise, especially since I travelled alone. The staff were great and offered everyone interested to go out with them in the evening. Other travelers were very friendly, open, welcoming and such a mix on nationalities!

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the hostels we visited on our visit to Brazil, Galeria 13 took the cake. Great food, even better happy hour, and unbeatable hospitality. Paulo (sorry if I misspelled that) took great care of us, and was extremely accommodating to our group. Thanks for everything!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hostel well equipped for the weary traveller. Arriving off an over night bus at around 7am we were greated and shown the chill room in which there was a big comfy couch like 'bed' to lay our tired bodies until breakfast time. breakfast was also provided free on this first day even though we had not yet... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had a great time at this hostel, stayed in 10 person dorm which was well looked after, bathroom basic but clean! Free caipirinha hour is great - as soon as I arrived I was told to put my bag down, grab a caipirinhas and go sit by the pool with the other guests, a really nice way to meet people.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Perfect for backpackers, with a free hour of cocktails bringing everybody together. Location was central and the staff went out of their way to help us. Clean rooms, good wifi & a lovely breakfast till noon, would definitely recommend!!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good location near the main square. Happy hour is a good way to mingle and the caipirinhas were spot on.The lady on reception was very sweet despite her not speaking too much English. Albert was also friendly. The owner however we found to be pretty sarcastic and actually verging on rude. We had read great things about him in the... More 

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paulomarrtinho, Owner at Hostel Galeria 13, responded to this review

In a shared room customers need to appreciate that they are sharing with others so taking the intiative and switching of the air con is a not democratic descision. We have removed the control and also in some rooms taken the off button away. Every morning when i come in i am concerned that the air con is working well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Good: + friendly + comfort + pool + breakfast basic good + free caipirinas at happy hour + good location (pelhourinho) + clean rooms and bathroom + cool dog! Not so good: - no aircondition in our room, fans do - lots of mosquitos! Price: Good price/quality for private room

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We've had a great time in this hostel. Loved the happy hour with free caipirinhas. Was a good time to socialize. The pool was very chill and a good way to relax after a warm day. Only thing that could have been better is that we were in a dorm with 10 (mostly girls) and it took ages with one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

the breakfast was awesome, and the atmosphere was amazing! met so many friendly people and would love to come back and stay again :) so if you are going to Salvador i would 100% advise you to stay here!

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a great hostel for solo travelers. The breakfast in the mornings is a great way to meet people and plan activities for the day, and the capirinha happy hour (be careful they are strong!) brings everyone together in the evenings. The location is great, right in the middle of Pelouhrino, and it's an easy walk to Escalera Ladera.... More 

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