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Racing Mackerel Hostel

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8.7
Fabulous
113 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic 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

8.7
Fabulous
113 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.7
  • Location
    9.2
  • Staff
    9.2
  • Atmosphere
    7.5
  • Cleanliness
    8.6
  • Value for Money
    8.9
  • Facilities
    7.8

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Latest Reviews

9.4
Superb
Apr 28, 2024
II stay for 1 night,so didnt really get a real feel for the place.It wasn't far from the train station and super close to town etc.Clean rooms,beds and bathrooms
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Male, 41+
9.7
Superb
Apr 08, 2024
we honestly really enjoyed this hostel, we stayed for three nights. the workers were friendly and helpful. the bathrooms, bedrooms, and kitchen were kept clean and we were able to do laundry as well as hang it to dry on the balcony. it’s a great location close to the main center but also close to walk to nearby beaches and pointe de piedad. i would stay here again
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Female, 18-24
4.0
Rating
Mar 25, 2024
The staff weren’t that friendly. Very small hostel and no activities or events to get involved with. No privacy curtains on the beds. Bathroom was dirty and very small, there was no private or dry place to change once you’ve washed. Perhaps the only positive is that there is plenty of security.
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Female, 25-30

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
  • Services

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

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi

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