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Barra Beach Club Oceanfront Hostel Reviews

Servidao da Prainha, 122, Barra da Lagoa, Florianopolis, Brazil

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748 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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This place would have to be up there with the best hostels we have stayed at. Great atmosphere, excellent kitchen and asado, free cocktail everynight, monkeys in the trees and a beach about a 1 min walk away! Only problem there is no surf here, you need to catch the bus around to Mole, but they do have boards and heaps of other things to take at no cost - bat & balls/ soccer balls etc. A MUST STAY hostel!

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Hi Adam! Thanks for your really nice review. We are happy you enjoyed your time here! About your comment that there is no surf here. Every year dozens of beaches close to surfing on the island of Florianopolis , due to a strict fishing season that starts the 15th of May till the 1st of July. Barra da lagoa is one of those beaches. Barra gets great surf for beginners and intermediate surfers. This is why we have 15 surfboards of various types for everyone to use. Thanks again and take care, Jim


We really enjoyed our stay here, the hostel is 50m from the beach with fantastic views. There are hiking trails very close by and a nice small town área just across the bridge. Finding the hostel was so easy if you follow their instructions. The facilities were fantastic, the staff awesome and the chef cooking daily meals was brilliant. I have no negatives about the Barra Beach Club, other than I wish we could have stayed longer!


Not enough characters to praise this place! Best possible location. Amazing staff. Great atmosphere. Excellent food. Comfortable rooms. I wish I could have stayed longer, and will definitely be back; You'd be mad to stay anywhere else.


Best. Hostel. Ever.

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Best. Review. Ever. Thanks Daniel! Jim


The staff was really nice and helpful. Beautiful view on the beach who is just 1 min from the hostel with almost nobody there. You can borough surf, bodyboard etc. It’s a really nice place to stay.


Best hostel we've stayed in. Great location with views over the beach. Brilliant facilities. Free surf boards. Transfers to the best clubs. Free towels. Great breakfast. Ideal. Hard to leave.


The staff here are amazing. They speak fluent English and are so helpful and chilled out. The hostel is clean and facilities are good. You can't lock the doors to the rooms but the hostel seemed pretty safe and you could lock your bags in a locker so it wasn't too much of a problem. Free breakfast was incredible - always a plus!


It was great! One of the bests hostels I've been. The staff was really awesome and helped us all a lot! The accommodations were great, clean and safe. Good atmosphere, they had transfers for the clubs, so we didn't have to worry to seek for a taxi and for a really good price. I didn't have any problem at all during my vacation there. I really recommend it to everyone that asks me where I spent my vacation!


Awesome hostel a front of the sea. One of the best one we've been so far. Friendly staff, great breakfast, perfectly secure and awesome location for chill out. Don't hesitate and go there!


This is probably the best hostel we stayed in during our travels. The staff were exceptionally nice, rooms were clean and well prepared, toilet/shower facilities perfect, really good food, atmospheric bar, free surf boards, great views... Would highly recommend it to any visitors to Floripa.


The best hostel I have ever visited!! The location is perfect and the atmosphere was so amazing!!!


awesome hostel! one of the best ive ever stayed in. Super awesome staff! THE BEST breakfast ive EVER had in a hostel! The fresh juice is outstanding! amazing location and super clean and super comfy beds!


Best Hostel I've ever been in my entire life. Great staff, great time spend there. James, the owner it's amazing and very helpfull person. To my friends that I've met there just have to say : "TOUCH YOUR FACE"

  • 21st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A fantastic sociable and clean hostel! Great facilities and organised trips and social events! Absolutely loved our stay, highly recommend!!

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