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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 9.7

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Nov 2019
    I really loved the hostel!!
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Oct 2019
    Beautiful house in a beautiful place! Amazing 14km beach as your backyard. The staff was phenomenal and the hostel had a lot of options of activities within the house and going out together. Highly recommend!
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2019
    Great location right on the beach, mixed dorm room was incredibly clean and comfortable and I like how it was split over two floors so that it felt much more private. Good breakfast, good communal kitchen and social areas, friendly staff. Definitely recommend.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Sep 2019
    The SearchHouse experience was amazing from start to finish. We originally booked in for two nights but extended it to 6 as we loved it so much. We honestly didn't want to leave! The staff were very friendly and helpful, the breakfast was delicious and the place was extremely clean. Great atmosphere and the beach is literally on your doorstep! We love the SearchHouse! 🤗
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2019
    A beautiful & refreshing place to enjoy the beach, a pool, great food, & the best service ever! I love everything about this hostel! The staff is extraordinary in going out of their way to be helpful. The food is amazing, especially the burger. They have a great bar area which also has seating in the pool. There's places to quiet yourself & places to enjoy fun with new friends. I chose a private room, it was the best I've experienced anywhere. Definitely will come again!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Aug 2019
    I am traveling through the Americas by motorbike. What a great find this was! The staff is amazing and the vibe is incredible. There is a little restaurant and bar, a pool and it's ON the beach. If you are really nice, they will let you park your motorcycle inside the compound in a secure area. My stay was so memorable and I met so many great people that I will stay at their other property in Rio. These guys are the best!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Aug 2019
    This place was amazing to stay in. It has everything you would want. The private double with en-suite was priced well and we were super comfortable. We joined surf lessons nearby and enjoyed cooking in the very large kitchen with lots of equipment. Choice of beer was very limited though.
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2019
    10 out of 10.. Number 1 location and accommodation
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2019
    This is the most epic hostel. Felipe and his staff are absolute legends and it’s so hard to leave! They make you feel like you are part of a big sick ass family. If you don’t book this place you stoopid. Could not recommend it more!!!
    New Zealand, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 Oct 2019
    Todo bien!
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • PlayStation