I was surprised at how great this place was. We ended up staying here twice- there really is no better place to stay in Salvador.
The location is great- Pelourinho has plenty of places to eat and drink, lots of shops, churches to visit, etc- all at walking distance. You walk out to live music playing somewhere close by every day!
Rooms are clean and spacious, bathrooms are just right, beds are big and comfortable. They insist on cleaning them for their guests daily, which was greatly appreciated. We stayed both in their main building and in their new rooms, right behind (opposite Zulu bar). Both were fantastic! Air con is a major bonus!
Breakfast buffet offered a delicious variety of local food (fruit, cakes, bread, cheese, ham, etc), eggs/sausage and fresh juices and coffee. Free caipirinhas at happy hour are a great bonus!
The staff are very friendly and super helpful. Always around, always smiling and positive. They seemed really invested in the hostel and in making it a great experience for each of their guests! They know the area well and always offer good advice and guidance on where to go and what to do.
All in all a really wonderful stay and I wouldn't go anywhere else in Salvador. My friends had recommended it to me, and it had been recommended to them previously. I will do the same and recommend it to you! It offers a nice friendly family atmosphere- Go! You won't be disappointed.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hostel Galeria 13 Salvador, Bahia, Brazil