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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 3 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: 48 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 9.6

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    Best stay, best people, best staff!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Feb 2020
    PLEASE!! DO YOURSELVES A FAVOUR AND BOOK THIS AMAZING HOSTEL!! Definitely THE BEST hostel I have been to in my entire life!! It is not a hostel, it is actually a villa with a private beach access, amazing staff that will not only help you with everything you need, but also join you for a drink or a night out. Great pool, ping-pong table and amazing food&drinks at the restaurant. I will never forget the memories from this magical week I've spent here, love you all! Shevy
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Feb 2020
    This is by far the best hostel I have been staying so far. I booked for 3 nights and I extended 2 weeks. Will definitely stay there again if going back to Floripa! Everything was perfect, 1000% recommended
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Jan 2020
    Awesome hostel, location and especially staff! :)
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Jan 2020
    Best hostel I have stayed in. Comfortable beds, privacy curtains, access to beach, large yard that allows one to meditate away from everything and everyone. The staff was awesome. Usually I vacation in South Beach, Miami. I am glad I chose to go to Florianopolis this year and even happier I picked this hostel over others that also had high ratings. This will be a destination in future years. Many repeat customers I met there are a testament to that.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2020
    Seriously awesome place, the beach is your backyard & there’s a pool, huge garden & great big kitchen. Loved it here.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Jan 2020
    The Search House is one of my favourite hostels in Brazil!! Barra da Lagoa is a very nice neighborhood and with Uber you can get anywhere you like. The hostel has a direct access to the beach and a pool too! Amazing job!!! Kepp up the island vibe!
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    22 Feb 2020
    Probably in top 50 of world's hostels, been to hundreds. Very spacious outdoors, on ocean, landscaped, large pool.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 9.1


    02 Mar 2020
    Really nice and clean hostel, great kitchen area and so many spaces to chill out. Room was large and clean and had big lockers. Clean bathrooms but one for 9 was a bit hard when you need a shower and someone else is about to go in. Nicely organised activities such as nights out and yoga. Private entrance to the beach and w hammock overlooking the beach. Would love to stay again
    England, Couple, 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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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