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“Amazing Experience”
Review of Hostel Galeria 13

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Hostel Galeria 13
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Oshawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Amazing Experience”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Wonderful place to stay,very helpful staff, happy hour is perfect and best of all you get to meet amazing people from all over the world. Beds were comfy, breakfast way yummy and there was lots of see and do in the historic centre. Thanks for the awesome time!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

I had stayed in Galería 13 in october 2013.
I really liked this place:
The staff always willing to help, a clean nice room, happy friendly people everywhere, 2 gorgeous dogs, caipirinha happy hour at 5pm with all guests sharing and chatting and the best breakfast I had in Bahia. It was a great experience, I really liked to stay there. Thank you guys.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

I loved staying here, The friendly welcome starts the moment you walk in and continues until you leave. Paulo is the perfect host and all the team are great. The happy hour starts the evening off with chatting and drinking with the other guests, although there is no pressure to join in. After happy hour a group of us went out to dinner at a local restaurant. My aim when staying in a hostel is to meet other travellers, have a nice place to sit and relax, a safe and comfortable room and an enjoyable experience. Galeria ticked every box, I loved my stay here and if I return to Salvador I wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
Reviewed November 8, 2013

In this hostel you are in the middle of the historic center in Salvador, in a safe environment. We met a lot of friendly people and had a very good time. Free Caipis in the evening are just great and really good to talk to other travellers. The owner is very cool and helpful. We recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is really the place to be if you go to Salvador. You´re right in the middle of the historical center, in a perfectly safe environment by day or by night, with good prices and very friendly service. I recommend it, hands down.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Recife, PE
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Great international environment with very welcoming staff, great breakfast and very good caipirinha hour! Very good location, clean rooms and lots of people from all around the world that you can meet while enjoying the vibrant Salvador! Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

I stayed in this hostel in august. Eventhough it's not high season, it's necessary to make a reservation because it was fully booked all nights!

It's the best hostel I stayed in during my stay in Brazil. Owned is really nice and helpfull.
Really good breakfast which is from 8 untill 12 in the morning and the concept of a free caipirinha hour is really good to meet other travellers.

Thanks for the wonderfull stay!

Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Marlotte K
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Property: Hostel Galeria 13
Address: Rua da Ordem Terceira 23 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-260, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 290 Specialty Lodging in Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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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