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Barra Surf Hostel Reviews

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

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56 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Good: location just a few blocks off the beach, friendly owner, comfy beds. Bad: room felt a bit cramped, not much space, there weren't lockers in the room, and it felt a bit hot (fan but no ac), there were times where there was no paper in the loo, and it all felt a bit messy. Oh, and they charge extra if you pay by card. Summary: if you want to be close to the beach and get to know people, this is a good hostel. If you need some greater comfort, maybe not so much.


Combined, we've stayed in over 100 hostels in our time. Barra Surf Hostel is one of the best in the world! Rodrigo and Marianne treat you like one of their family. They went above and beyond to help us resolve a delayed baggage issue, ensure that the hostel was fun (BBQs!) and clean, and that all of their guests feel important. We could not recommend this hostel any higher, and will do so whenever we get the chance if someone mentions they are on their way to Flori! Thanks Rodrigo and Marianne!!


Owned by a great couple who made a effort to know their guests. A very chill hostel located close to the beach and great facilities. One of the best breakfasts as well. If you are traveling by bus look up the number of the bus before or at the bus terminal because it does not say in the directions. Great hostel for a great and relaxing beach town.


Very nice hostel walking distance from the beach. Staff was very friendly and helpful so were the owners. Breakfast was very good. I highly recommend this hostel.


YOU MUST STAY WITH RODRIGO AND FAMILY!!! Our stay at Barra Hostel was fantastic!! Rodrigo and Mariane made our stay super comfortable, giving us more than enough information on things to do and places to go as well as throwing an AMAZING (and cheap!!) NYE dinner! We would recommend for anyone to stay here as they have rooms for friends, singles and couples! WE cannot thank Rodrigo and Mariane enough. Love Bec, Sean, Sam and Rachel.


A really wonderful guesthouse, the staff are lovely, welcoming and very knowledgable and able to organise things for you, not to mention the guy at the bar makes a mean capirinha. It's more of a quiet hostel and the dorms, clean bathrooms, great breakfast with fast computers and wifi, close to shops and bus terminals.


I loved staying here, the owners are super helpful and friendly and you can hear the beach from the balconies which have an amazing view and a BBQ that can be used by guests. A good surf beach is so close by, as are natural rock pools and nice walks. Thank you for all your advice and kind assistance!

  • 6th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • El Salvador
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Staff was really helpful and nice. Good breakfast, the upcoming juices will make it even better. Very nice room and balcony.

  • 29th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Had a wonderful time in this nice hostel. Breakfast is included (and it is very rich and tasty as well), however Hostelworld suggested sth different... Sometimes there is even a churrasco (bbq) in the evenings - make sure not to miss that one!

  • 24th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great straff, makes you wanna stay forever. Close to the beach and free surfboards at the hostel. Clean and nice rooms and bathrooms. I would definitely go back!

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Our stay with Rodrigo and Mariane was lovely. They were wonderful hosts and made our time in Floripa a good one. Private room was very nice and clean. We would definitely recommend.

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