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Pousada Nega Maluca

Rua Dos Marchantes, 15, Salvador, State of Bahia 4030143, Brazil
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Ranked #23 of 245 Specialty Lodging in Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We spend one night in the hostel. 1. the rooms are damp, even the pillows were smelly 2. quite far from the centre of Pelourinho 3. pay R$3/night more and you can stay in the heart of Pelourinho and enjoy it's nighlife 4. no hot water in the showers.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This place is all about the social atmosphere, not necessarily the facilities. The dorms are perfectly decent. They don't have big lockers for your bag but do have small ones for valuables. The free breakfast is a mixed bag but can be very good if there's pancakes. The location is pretty good, close to shops, restaurants and the centre of... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Nega maluca is a better option for travelers who want to be close to music venues and historic places in the pelourinho without the noise and grunginess of the pelourinho. The terrace is great for chilling out with other guests, the staff or the hostel's cat and dog. There's a great little market around the corner. You can catch a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Location near Pelourinho is great. I felt safe the entire time. Staff (English, Portuguese, Spanish) were exceptionally friendly helping plan trips to Project Tamar and Morro de São Paulo. Wifi average. Breakfast good. Bathrooms average with good water pressure in the showers.

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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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Paris, France
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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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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