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Hostel Portunhol Reviews

Rua Armando Jos� Afonso 65, Barra da Lagoa, Florianopolis, Brazil

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232 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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We booked 5 nights but we hardly could stay one. The hostel is filthy dirty ,there's no lockers, no control of who comes in, seemed like the sheets hadn't been changed in a month and the place just looks abandonaded. There's 02 moldy bathrooms for 40 people and just one with hot shower. Don't stay here.

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel if you do not expect too much. The beds do not smell too good and the bathrooms are nicely decorated but really old. We enjoyed our stay because the staff gave good information about the area and gave the possibility to participate in organised trips.

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff is super friendly and helpful, and gave us awesome tips on what to do, but it could have a better structure. There was only one good bathroom inside for five rooms, and two outside, but the water outside would occasionally be cold. It was cleaned every day but since a lot of people used it, by the end of the day it was already really dirty. I also missed a microwave and the beds would make a lot of noise when I moved. The atmosphere was awesome though, and for new years it was cheap!


Loved it, simple and cozy, nice kitchen, accessible bar, Chris is just a sweetheart, all the staff is lovely!

  • 15th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Stayed there for 2 nights. Really didn't not feel any specific good atmosphere. The 6 bed dorm was very small, almost no space for the bags, the matrass was not confterable, the bunkbeds where unstable, the door was making noice every time it was open and closed (something we commented on to the staff to fix). The staff was always high on weed and not very helpful. Really didn't not like it there.

Owner Comment (Hide)
It´s funny that everyone loves Portunhol, and our guests always have great vacations here, just read the comments above. But once in a while we receive some guests that doesn´t pay much attention to the tips we give about the beaches, the trips that we organize, the parties and all the good stuff people want for their vacations and we have it all here. But unfortunetly sometimes some people just don´t mind about that and prefer to complain. We take it as a lesson. Cheers, Fausto.


Good location If you wanna surf. Far away from anything else.. no atm, shopping or nightclubs and Surfing in Barra da lagoa sucks. Go to praia mole, 10 min with bus.

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