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Pousada Nega Maluca

Rua Dos Marchantes, 15, Salvador, State of Bahia 4030143, Brazil
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Pousada Nega Maluca
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Ranked #21 of 210 Specialty Lodging in Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Definitely the best Guesthouse/Hostel in Salvador! Why? Because of the lovely staff, they are just amazing. They'll give you the best tips to make your trip in Salvador and surroundings unique!!! They know the best places in town and the places to be in every single day. We went together to the Barra beach and had a great time. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Just left after 9 nights. Diego the manager was great. A bit expensive for what it is over the carnaval. Great crew, not hot water, wifi worked well but only in the lobby, great breakfast. I just hope that for the price, the crew could arrange more activities ie: city tour/nightclubs but overall fun stay!

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Chambery, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We really enjoyed staying at the Pousada Nega Maluca for a few nights. The place is very well located, in the best area of Salvador (Pelourinho) and the guys here are so friendly ! We met Diego who gave us a looot of information about the events and the good places to go. There are hamacs on the rooftop, a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

For a private room with shared bathroom, 45 usd a night is too much. With the Dog and cat, the place has a stench. The place could be lit more. Its always dark and damp. Nice friendly staff, good location to the historic center, which is a walk down and up the hill but leave your valuables.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We spent 5 weeks in Brazil for the World Cup and this was by far the worst accommodation. Having read some of the other reviews, I am not sure if they were overwhelmed and so standards slipped but it was truly awful when we were there. We were in a 10-bed dorm room which was damp, too hot to sleep,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed here in Pelourihno for 7 nights during the first week of the World Cup. We were impressed from the start when the taxi driver, Moises, waited for us after our flight was delayed and our luggage was lost. Inbal, the owner of the hostel, was always friendly and helpful and willing to make a caipirinha. Inbal and his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed at Nega for about 5 nights and it was an excellent experience. The manager, Gustavo, is super helpful - always offering advice and help. The location is excellent - only minutes from the heart of Pelourinho - and despite all the rumors of violence in the historic centre, we didn't have one problem, even walking around late at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We only stayed here for one night but really liked it. The owner helped us with all our questions, the communal areas were nice, and they didn´t show any annoyance that we were only staying one night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I would go back, no doubt. When I arrived in Nega Maluca, I initially planned to stay just 2 nights, and have a look around and find eventually another place for a longer stay. I enjoyed my stay in the hostel, so I stayed there for 6 nights. The location is convenient, very close (10mins walking) to the heart of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a very special pousada with amazing atmosphere and extremely helpful staff. The guy at the reception desk gave us lots of useful advice (along with a photocopied map) what and where to do / not to do, where to buy cheap food, what to see etc. We had a small double-bed ensuite room right at the entrance with... More 

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