Overview of Hostel
The Nega is owned and run by long time travelers for the sole benefit of our other tribe members. It is more a philosophy and a way of life then a business. (You can read the 'we believe' part on our internet site). We have tried to put all the experience we have gathered from many years of travelin
From the airport:
Go outside of the arrival terminal, cross the street and hop on a Praa da S bus. Get of the last stop, at Praa da S of course, and continue according to the instructions below ('From Praa da S'). The ride takes anything between 60-80 minutes, depending on the traffic, but don't take a nap because part of the route passes along the beautiful beaches of Salvador. A nap you can take at the hostel.
A Taxi from the airport costs between R$140-R$150 depending on the company. Recommended to fix the price before getting in instead of using the meter. We can also arrange an airport pickup for R$110)
From the Rodoviaria (Central bus station):
You have 2 options:1. Go outside the bus station (to the left) and cross the pedestrian footbridge to the Iguatemi shopping mall. In front of the mall catch the bus to Praa da S and get off at the last stop called Praa da S and continue according to the instructions below.
2. The easiest way will be to go under the tunnel out the Rodoviaria, to Plataforma 1, and from there look for Ponto 2. Catch the Baroquinha bus from bus stop no. 4. Ask the ticket guy to tell you when it's one stop before Pelourinho (In Portuguese it will be ' Uma parada antes do Pelourinho'). Walk up Rua Ramos de Queiroz, to the right of where the bus dropped you off, and on the top turn left. You are already on Rua dos Marchantes, where the Nega lives. 50m along the street, on the left hand side, you will see a beautiful earth color house with blue windows and door. It is house no. 15 and we live there. Please come in. The whole walk is no more than 5 minutes.
A Taxi from the Rodoviaria costs between R$30-R$35. Recommended to fix the price before getting in instead of using the meter. There is a taxi booth inside the Rodoviaria and unless you arrive in the middle of the night it will be cheaper to take one of the many taxis waiting outside
From Praa da se:
You also have 2 options: 1. Walking - It's also good for your health. When you get of the bus, take a right on the main street and walk straight on (toward Pelourinho). You will pass on your way a square (called...... good guess -Praa da S) with a fountain synchronized with annoying music. 50 meter after the fountain there is another bigger square. Cross it and almost as if continuing straight, take the most left street (Rua Alfredo de Brito) which after 100m will start descending. Once you reach the bottom, continue straight, going up Rua Ladeira do Carmo. When you reach the top continue to your right and the first street to your right, after about 300m and the 5 star hotel, is where the Nega lives! A cold fruit juice will be waiting for you there......... The whole walk takes about 10-15 minutes and passes through beautiful pelourinho - the old and restored part of Salvador.
2. Catch a taxi to the Nega Maluca. The cost is about R$25 but of course they will try to charge you more. (always helps to ask a few drivers)..
- The only supermarket in the area - Bus terminal - 2 minutes walk from night life in historic center - Cafes, Museums, churches etc. - Capoeira schools
Conditions & Policy
Note: All doubles are air conditioned as are the 8 bed mixed dorms + 1 10 bed dorm. We have left 1 dorm room with fans to give an option to those who are not fond of air con. Or want a more economical option. Last note. Promise: Payment in the hostel is in cash only. We do not accept any credit card. Reservations of beds in a dorm does not require any payment in advanced. For private bedrooms, since we have only three, must be done a payment in advance of 1 night. Please note: When it says here on the site 12 bed dorm it means 12 hammocks on our covered roof!!! Please be aware