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Pousada Nega Maluca
Ranked #21 of 290 Speciality Lodging in Salvador
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great location, great manager..”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

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 night. The breakfast was probably the best I've had in any hostel in Brazil, you get free coffee all day, and they have lovely, friendly pets, HOT showers, good wifi, and use of computers if you need them. The only negative about the hostel is the fact that the building is quite old, and years of rain and humidity have left everything feeling and smelling a bit damp and old. Especially the dorm rooms downstairs. This is beyond the control of the managers though, and if you can respect the age of the building, it shouldn't bother you too much. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Nega, and for the price, I don't think you can get much better in Pelourinho. Thanks Gustavo!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 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.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sao Carlos, SP
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 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 Pelourinho, the historical center of Salvador, the price is ok, and the staff is just great. Felt like home. I stayed in 6-8 beds mixed dorms. The first days the hostel was empty, then it got packed. Regardless the occupation, it was clean and people working there were always available to provide tricks and to suggest plans for concerts, or any activity. I think the staff made my stay there absolutely great. Only weak point, is that the lockers are way too small and very old, but again the staff is super helpful, so they took good care of my ipad, since it could not fit the lockers.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 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 a safe, A/C and 220V power outlet. This room was not quiet at all because of the street noise but for the nights was OK - but a bit damp though. There is a great balcony and free internet (2 PCs + wifi). Food is OK for a breakfast. Located in Pelourinho, there are lots to see in the neighborhood.

Room Tip: Try to avoid rooms facing the street, sometimes they can be quite noisy.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Germany
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

I give this hostel points for: creating a great atmosphere. Helpful staff. Having air conditioning. Convenient location. Having amenities like a bar, communal kitchen and self-serve laundry. I was there during Carnaval (which of course means that people will be coming in at all hours drunk, and that rates were extremely high). It was easy to go out with people and feel safe.

I wish there was more space in the dorms, lockers for luggage (I didn't lose anything though), and light in the bathroom. Mattresses were crappy, but then again I didn't find mattresses in Brazil that I found comfortable (including at homes).

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 9 March 2013 via mobile

This hostel is really special. The atmosphere is really great and very social. I felt very comfortable and at home immediately. The owner is a long time traveler who is very friendly and really understands the needs of a backpacker. The rooms are comfy and air conditioned and you get your own bed lamp and electric socket. The breakfast is awesome too! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Great hostel. I was there during carnival and it was amazing. The staff and owner are the best. The whole hostel went out as one big group. The whole week week was run really well. Great location in the historic centre too. Recommended all year round.

Room Tip: hammocks on roof are a great cheap option during carnival
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Pousada Nega Maluca
Address: Rua Marchantes 15, Salvador, State of Bahia 40301-430, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Bahia > Salvador
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 290 Speciality Lodging in Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
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Pousada Nega Maluca Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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