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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Search House Beachfront Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay on the beautiful island of Florianopolis, look no more. Your search is over.

Surrounded by lush green gardens, the bamboo lined path leads you to our big wooden doors, straight through reception and onto our poolside patio. It snakes past our bar, yoga area, skate ramp, meditation space, hammocks, private beach area and straight onto the white sand of Barra Da Lagoa Beach. With big spacious rooms, incredible 24/7 hot showers, brand new extra-long beds (for taller people), individual lights and power points, giant private lockers, air conditioning in every room, cotton sheets, free bath towels, daily cleaning, free buffet breakfast, wifi, a very comfortable lounge with big screen TV and PlayStation, ping-pong table, a fully equipped kitchen, 24 hour reception and security surveillance, and much much more!

We chose this property not only for its unique beauty but also for its location. The Search House is the only hostel in Barra da Lagoa with private access to the 9 km stretch of pristine beachfront. While our facility is like a magical oasis that you won’t want to leave, we are active people and we encourage our guests to take advantage of all this location has to offer. Whether you’re an experienced or beginner surfer, this beach has the right conditions for all.

As well as surfing, you have the opportunity to kayak, stand-up paddle board, snorkel, kitesurf, cycle, or skate on our custom built half-pipe. If you prefer a slower pace you can explore all the wonders of this magical island by foot, or take advantage of our dedicated yoga and meditation spaces, or simply relax by the pool or take in the sun while reading a book on our private beach area. By night – we have a fully equipped outdoor bar with a great sound system, and we know how to party! From pool parties to live concerts, we have your social schedule covered. We are located close to the central hub of Lagoa Da Conceição, where you have a wide selection of restaurants, bars and clubs. We also have connections with the best nightspots and can help arrange your night out with a direct shuttle service.

P.S. Think about booking a few extra days, because once you come here you might not want to leave. ;-)

The Search House Policies and Conditions:
Check in from 14:00 to 00:00
Check out before 11:00

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property may pre-authorize your credit card before arrival.

Taxes included.
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.

IMPORTANT There are no ATMs in Barra da Lagoa. We will recommend you go to Lagoa de Conceiçao. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Dec 2019
    Hands down the best hostel I've ever stayed at. The owner and staff are the most welcoming and accommodating I've ever experienced. Perhaps it's the sun or the beachfront location, perhaps it's the beautiful locals everywhere or the incredible fresh seafood in town that puts you in such a good mood - for whatever reason, the guests staying at this hostel were also all very fun, kind, wonderful people looking to hang out together and have a great time.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Nov 2019
    Amazing hostel! Its in a great location, beautiful landscape, the beach is great too! The staff is very friendly and helpful, the vibe of this place is amazing. They have a lot of activities to do. The rooms and bathrooms are big and very clean! Breakfast is good! Definitely one of the bests hostels I have ever stayed!!
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2019
    Gorgeous hostel just steps from the beach. Rooms are super clean with great lockers. Amazing breakfast. Great atmosphere with tons of couches, hammocks, and places to chill but also with communal spaces where you can meet new friends. Staff are also amazing. One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Nov 2019
    Amazing staff and amazing spaces to socialize. Even the dorms where thought and designed in a really good way. One of the best hostels I've seen so far.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Jan 2020
    Great hostel and better than what I expected from the photos. It's a big old renovated rambling house - plenty of spaces to chill out and a great kitchen. Heaps of space in the rooms and all in all a great atmosphere. Plenty of stuff within walking distance - small supermarkets, cafe, beach (very busy). If you fly into Floripa the airport is brand new with an excellent supermarket out fron -stock up there as it's got a fully functional kitchen. Only downside was there were plumbing issues.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Dec 2019
    Oh wow. What a stay, what a place, what amazing human beings. I booked 2 nights, ended up staying a week. Loved the facilities (direct access to the beach, loads of green spaces, pool, outdoor seating & bar, events/trips organized, etc), loved the staff - the friendliest and happiest and most supporting! This place attracts great people watch out, and enjoy:) Floripa island is also magic. 150% to recommend!
    Austria, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    30 Nov 2019
    How do you objectively a place you booked for 3 days and stayed for 33 days? If you imagine how a hostel should be, this is it. Every thing is top class, from service to atmosphere, it's heaven. Expect to change your plans.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    07 Nov 2019
    Search House was one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. If you're looking to chill out, hang at the beach, maybe surf a little and generally enjoy good vibes, this is the place for you. Between the modern design, sprawling layout and beachfront location, this was more like a resort than a hostel! The first night we got there, they hosted an incredible barbecue that was legit one of the best meals we had in Brazil. I can only hope there's a return someday!
    USA, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Nov 2019
    Very nice hostel. Great rooms, staff, facilities, location and atmosphere. Only thing I didn't love was the choice of beer. Def stay again and recommend.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    13 Nov 2019
    Great location, great staff! 10/10!!
    Wales, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi