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Bura Surfhouse Reviews

Rua da Pedra Alcada, Lote 15, Lagos, Portugal

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166 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Great Hostel but a bit disappointed as end of the season so not much happening, bar closed etc. Location is handy to the coastal walks and only 15 minutes walk into town. Would also have been handy to been given a map with directions etc as they had run out. Am sure it the peak of summer this place would be amazing but we got the feeling the staff were all over it and ready for the season to be over.


This place is good if you're looking for cheap and relaxing but there's no real atmosphere to the place. One staff member was quite friendly and the others were very unhelpful. It's quite a walk into the town and in a really residential area. They also advertise the hostel as some luxury getaway when in actual fact it's just a hostel. I wouldn't recommend anyone to stay here but it was a fine experience with no real dramas.

  • 7th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Had the best time here, extremely friendly staff and guests, recommend it to everyone!:) wish i could have stayed more here

  • 3rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Fantastic atmosphere even in the low season, right next to a big supermarket which is great, you can bring your own alcohol in. Free towels pool table and ping pint table too. Free breakfast


Great place to stay, like a holiday house but a hostel. The communal areas are great and there's a real community feel about the place. The bathroom in the dorms may just need a bit of maintenance but other than that would recommend this place to anyone going to Lagos.


Great vibe and cool atmosphere! TJs tour was awesome!!!


Was planning to stay here for two nights ended up extending to four. This is probably the best hostel I have stayed at. The staff are amazing and it feels like a little family. Would highly recommend.

  • 7th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Had the best stay at bura and Lagos is my new favorite place! As every one else does, we extended our stay to 8 nights and quite easily could have stayed longer. The staff are so helpful and love to have a good time with all the guests. The pool tops it all off! The best hostel I have ever stayed in I think.


We stayed there for few days and it was an amazing time !! The westcoasttour with TJ was incredible and really great fun ! We hardly recommend to do this amazing experience! :)


Iv never stayed at a hostel that has consistently gone above and beyond for its guests, a girl broke her leg while she was there and the way the hostel handled it, making sure she was safe and comfortable, driving her too and from the pharmacy, the rest of the hostel experience was exemplary.. And free pancakes


The hostel is located quite a walk away from the town centre, so we ended up catching cabs. Our room was essentially a walk way between 2 other rooms and a bathroom, so whenever someone came inside to access their room they had to pass by our beds. It was extremely disruptive and noisy. There was only one bathroom shared between the 3 rooms (18people). The staff were drinking at times while on duty and forgot conversations from the previous day, which made them quite unhelpful. Not worth the $$$


Had an amazing stay! The staff was welcoming and i really enjoyed coming to this beautiful hostel! I would recommend it to my friends anytime

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