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The Salty Pelican - Beach Hostel

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8.7
  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

PORTUGAL YOGA & SURF HOLIDAY

The Salty Pelican surf and yoga retreat sits snuggled between the sun-dappled shores of Cascais bay and Sintras dramatic mountain range. Cascais renowned for its glorious stretch of white sandy beaches which are simply stunning, beautiful palaces, cosmopolitan vibrancy and as Lisbons most sophisticated beach destination. With over 300 days of sun per year, you spend most of your time outdoors, even in winter. Take a stroll on the seaside promenade and discover many beachfront cafes where you can absorb the clean swathes of golden sand with the wide stretch of the Atlantic sweeping around the bay to Cascais. Perfect. Sitting there, sipping on a galao, Portugal’s version of a café latte, you can limit yourself to thinking nothing but good thoughts.


OUR YOGA & SURF RETREAT

Imagine waking up to the sound of the sea breeze moving through the trees… practicing yoga at sunrise right by the seaside… hearing nothing but the sounds of crashing waves and catching your first waves on Portugal’s beautiful coastline. Here at The Salty Pelican is a place to be happy... A place to feel like your own... a place to feel like home... it’s an entire experience consisting of everything we love: surf, yoga, sun, sea, salt, adventures, great people and good vibes. So kick-up your feet... grab a cold sangria and really enjoy the spectacular BBQ sunset dinners here. Life is just that easy at The Salty Pelican.... Experience revitalising Yang Yoga sequences in the morning followed by a gentle late afternoon class of restorative Yin yoga.. A team of certified instructors who follow a very unique approach in teaching will make sure that you learn the proper techniques, ride the waves and have loads of fun whilst perfecting it. We try to balance a lively atmosphere at The Salty Pelican with comfort and a good nights sleep.... View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Sep 2018
    Hi, The Salty Pelican is AWESOME. If going solo you will make so many friends here so don't be worried. The owners and staff create a great atmosphere/environment to socialise have fun and the (BBQ nights and TAPAS nights are savage). The activities are great and take place in great settings such as the sunrise yoga and surfing. I spent 11 days here which when I first arrived I though maybe a week would have been enough. The time flew by and I have never been as sad to be leaving a place.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Aug 2018
    Booked for 9 nights and stayed for 12. Amazing hostel with super friendly staff. Activities are well run and food top notch. You have the tendency to forget about time and the usual distractions in life. Left feeling I was part of the family - will be back again next year.
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 May 2018
    This was one of the best hostel experiences I've had. The staff were amazing, so friendly, and helpful beyond belief. You will truly feel like you are at home, surrounded by a great community of people. There are a lot of activities to join in on and accommodations that you can't find anywhere else. As a solo, female traveler, I felt safe here and felt that my things were also safe. I will surely be back and hope to meet up with everyone soon!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Mar 2018
    I had a lovely few days here! The staff are really friendly, the yoga is amazing, the beds are comfortable and showers actually have hot water and pressure!!! The breakfast in the morning is brilliant, really fresh and good mix of food. It’s about a 20-30 minute walk into Cascais, but that’s along the seafront so it’s a nice walk... except the hill leading from the beach to the hostel! :D Very easy to get the train into Lisbon or the bus to Sintra. I would definitely go back!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    18 Aug 2018
    Great, exclusive, villa-like hostel with lot of activities and good, active atmosphere and great people. Nice healthy breakfast with fruits and chia seeds :) The location is in a suburb 20minutes walk from Cascais, but the area felt very safe. Lot of activities to fill your days with and treat yourself, however note that they cost extra (10-35eur) unless you're doing a "retreat package". This makes the hostel very expensive (only brekkie is included in the basic price per night).
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    19 Nov 2017
    I liked it here and will be back. I had one complaint and already raised it with the hostel. Checkout is at 11, so I had a nice leisurely breakfast till 1045, then went to pack my things. The cleaning ladies had already cleaned my bed and moved my stuff, some of which I couldn't find. After 5 minutes of panic, I found everything, but they should NOT have touched my things before 11. I am very organized and know where everything is. When they moved it all around, it threw me off.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    16 Sep 2017
    Majority of the people that I talked to stayed at the hostel mainly due to the Yoga sessions they provide (it wasn't my case, but I still enjoyed my staying). Beautiful hostel, with a very peaceful vibe. Amazing outdoor area and great facilities overall! The bathrooms, although not bad, can be improved (my only real complaint). Not very close to Cascais city center, about 25-30 min walking, but is definitely "walkable" or you can take an Uber for ~4-5 euros. Still highly recommended!!
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    17 Aug 2018
    Villa-like hostel with a chilled out atmosphere. Perfect for a yoga-surf retreat getaway. Delicious healthy breakfast included and cultural, sport and evening activites organized for extra payment. Bulding is a 'beach house'-styled villa with a garden and spacious bathrooms. However the hostel is expensive and locates slightly off the beaten track in a quite neighbourhood 20-30min walk away from the Cascais center, main beaches and sights, 10min to the nearest train station just bfr Cascais.
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    09 Jul 2018
    This is a lovely place to stay in Cascais. Clean and bright, with a beautiful breakfast included! Be aware though that if you’re not doing the retreat, it’s very expensive to join in on the activities offered eg. yoga
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9

    Rating

    29 Sep 2018
    The hostel is housed in a family house. IThiygh nicely painted in pretty colors, it’s packed to the brim. There’s no space to breathe the lovely fresh air as one stares right into the eye of the sleeper opposite one. The inside common room is dark and too small and the kitchen area is pokey and narrow. Too many customers are packed into this space. The hostel is walking distance but far from the beach. A disappointing choice.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi

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