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Big Chill Hostel Reviews

Rua da Ponta da Piedade, Lt23, Lagos, Portugal

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89%

Rating
146 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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80%

Our overall feeling was great. Is was little weird that none of the staff speaks Portuguese (we're Brazilian) and we had a little cleaning problem with the shared bathroom upstairs - in the first day it was nasty, in the second was better but the floor kept dirty (unconfortable when you have to get dressed inside the bathroom after shower). For a hostel, nothing terrible, but it could get better with a little more attention.


100%

We have been backpacking and staying in hostels for a bit and this was by far our best experience. The atmosphere is great and friendly. Katy (staff) made our stay - she went above and beyond to make sure everyone was comfortable and having a good time. She was amazing and made our stay at BIG CHILL so enjoyable. We would recommend this hostel to anyone - it was clean, great location, lots of fun and very homey. We will be back!!!! Thanks so much for everything Katy and big chill!

  • 1st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Awesome hostel. Really close to the beach, awesome staff and super comfy beds. Great atmosphere as well. Perfect if you're a solo traveller. Loved my stay!


77%

Great location out of town and close to beautiful beaches


97%

Love love love the place! Only a stones throw from the beaches and stunning cliff walks. ten minute walk into the old town where you'll find an endless choice of restaurants to dine at / or pubs and clubs to go party in until the Crack of dawn. Lee the manager of the Big Chill was very helpful and super friendly and made everyone feel at home! Can't wait to go back!!

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Nice atmosphere, we really enjoyed our stay in the Big Chill hostel. The location was perfect, close to every beaches!


89%

Staff were all amazing!

  • 26th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

everything was amazing it was just a bit far from the main part of town still walkable though and perfect location for the main beach!


100%

We really liked our stay at the Big Chill Hostel. The staff was very nice, the beds comfortable and there's also breakfast included. Bathrooms were clean and it's located next to the beach (3 min walk). I'll go back there next time I'll be in Lagos.


97%

If you're looking for an amazing hostel, this is it! Sure, it's a little out of the way, but you're way closer to the beaches. The wonderful manager, Lee, makes sure that you are enjoying your time in the hostel. Rooftop patios, big comfy main room, clean kitchens, there is tons of space in this hostel! What we particularly enjoyed about this hostel was the fact that it gave you the option to party all you want in the city, but come back to an quiet, calm neighborhood. The LAF Canadians :)


71%

nice hostel there where just a coulpe of things that where bad like the showers and and lockers


80%

Someone (coming back from partying) left the door open all Saturday night which was annoying. The staff/owner are very party party which is great at night but leads to a slightly inefficient hostel. Also, they do not accept credit cards, which they did not tell us until the last minute, so we had to go withdraw money at night to pay. However, my experience there was still very enjoyable and I would recommend this hostel to a friend. It certainly deserves it's name of Big Chill.

  • 25th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Lagos is an awesome place for partying in the night and chilling in the day and you won't find a better hostel than this for that!! I have stayed in heaps of hostels and this takes the cake. All the people are very social and no one is just hanging out in the rooms they have a soccer table and darts and the spa. Pub crawls or activities everyday 3-5 min walk to the beach and 5-10 to the heart of town highly recommend this hostel also big mention to a cool fella Lee who runs the hostel!!!


86%

One of the best for sure


100%

Absolutely loved the Chill. Great atmosphere and only a short walk to the beach and Old Town. Lee was awesome and so helpful with everything! Definitely be going back!!!


97%

Had an amazing Time! The place was great! Will definitly tell my friends about the place!

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Loved this place! Really friendly staff and lots of trips are organised through the hostel which is good. The hostel is so close to an absolutely beautiful beach, literally 5mins walk away. I would definitely go back again.


89%

Great atmosphere if you're wanting a social hostel, Lee is very lively and friendly towards all the guests. Bit of a walk from the centre of town, but very close to one of the great beaches. The female only bathroom was good, otherwise the other toilets were quite cramped. Two kitchens, wifi throughout the rooms, and there's always other people around to meet, especially on weekends. All in all lots of fun.


94%

Great place attracts great people. So glad I stayed here as I met some top people and Lee your a champ!


100%

Lee even rubbed sunscreen on my back, a true gentleman


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