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Racing Mackerel Hostel

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8.4
Fabulous
94 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

The Racing Mackerel hostel is a place for you to escape the race back home and relax with people who know how to enjoy life! The hostel was the family home for several generations of native Lacobrigans until 2015, when we converted it into a place for you to stay, hang out, meet other travelers, and enjoy Lagos.
We offer a tranquil environment close enough to the fun but far enough to enjoy the quiet mornings and evenings that our side of the city center offers.

We are located within walking distance to all of Lagos' fun and interesting places like the beaches, the bars, and the historical forts. Racing Mackerel Hostel is just within the old town's historical retaining walls. During the day we're a 20 minute walk from world famous beach Praia Dona Ana but just 10 minutes from two beautiful beaches, Praia dos Estudantes and Praia Batata. Lagos' history is also very close by. It's just a short walk to the old churches and the fort that protected the town in the 17th century. Adventure and water activities are everywhere in Lagos. You would be hard pressed to not find a bike rental or a kayak tour! At night, old town comes alive with its numerous bars and clubs welcoming anyone and everyone looking for a good time.

We have four rooms on offer. We have a 4-bed female only dorm and a 4-bed mixed dorm. We also have a larger 6-bed mixed dorm. We also offer one private room with a double occupancy bed in it. All rooms share bathrooms- a male bathroom and a female bathroom. Our 6-bed mixed dorm has a small balcony and all rooms have natural light from large windows. All windows have black out shutters. At Racing Mackerel, we play with the humor of the Portuguese people and their love for fish. Our rooms are decorated with fun and playful sayings about life related to fish. Racing Mackerel offers a full kitchen with washing machine, a common room with large dining table, sofa, and flat screen tv with cable channels.

Racing Mackerel Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Check in from 14:00 to 22:00 . Every guest must give us their arrival time.
Check out is 12:00 .

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. After which the first night will be charged in the event of cancelation or no show.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property may pre-authorize your credit card before arrival.

NOT INCLUDED:
Breakfast
Towels (available for hire - 1.50€)

INCLUDED:
Bed linens
Free maps
Free coffee or tea
Large lockers in room (bring own lock or hire one from us)

General:
No curfew.
Non smoking.

Reviews & Ratings

8.4
Fabulous
94 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9
  • Location
    9.6
  • Staff
    9
  • Atmosphere
    8.3
  • Cleanliness
    8
  • Value for Money
    7.9
  • Facilities
    7.3

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Latest Reviews

8.9
Fabulous
May 30, 2023
Bathrooms are very narrow and skinny but working with no issues. Very small hostel (probably approx 20 guests) so it’s a bit more intimate if that’s what you’re looking for. Kitchen was well equipped.
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Female, 18-24
10
Superb
May 27, 2023
One of my favorites. Basic accommodation but, ultimately, you have everything you need. Bathroom’s small but I never had to wait to use the shower/ toilet. Above all, the staff’s amazing. So friendly and accommodating. The general atmosphere is very laid back & it’s in a great location
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Female, 18-24
10
Superb
Mar 29, 2023
Super cute and cozy, great location for proximity to night life as well as beaches! Overall a great stay!
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Female, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi