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Barra Surf Hostel Reviews

Angelina Joaquina dos Santos, 90, Barra da Lagoa, Florianopolis, Brazil

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84 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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It was one of my favourite hostels I have stayed at. The staff and owners were very kind and helpful! The location was great as it's a 2 min walk to the beach, the atmosphere was great especially being a solo traveller as everyone was warm and friendly.


A very nice hostel. Very close to the beach. Probably the hostel for you if you want to learn how to surf. The staff are people that seem to be very serious about surfing, and they are very nice too. If you come at the winter time, most of the stores (Except for some supermarket and a place to buy fruits) will be closed. Also there is no ATM around, so come prepared. There is a bus that shows up occasionally that can take you to Florianopolis. Rodrigo, thank you for the cab, it saved us :)


The standard, atmosphere, and overall vibe of this place goes beyond words. It's special and you meet the exact people you resonate with. Like a cosmic magnet for the best kind of people. Are you one of them?

  • 3rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


One of my favourite hostels in South America, Rodrigo makes a great effort to make sure that everybody is happy, including hosting a superb barbecue!. Perfect location, you are two minutes walk from the beach, shops/restaurants, bus stop, etc. Great atmosphere, the communal areas decent and ideal for meeting other travellers and doing some communal cooking, a game of cards, chess (give Rodrigo a game!), chill out with a movie, etc. Could have easily stayed here longer if not for my flight.

  • 30th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hi Thank you for staying with us.... give me a chess game!! you beat me up 6 times in the row lol. You are a great guest and very cleaver. Good luck


Very good little hostel. We had the double room with ensuite which was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was amazing. The staff, including the owners Rodrigo and Marianne, are very friendly and helpful. Barra da Lagao is a beautiful spot :-)

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