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“Breakfast, bins, beaches and bare shells”
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Big Chill Hostel
Ranked #71 of 138 Speciality Lodging in Lagos
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Would happily have paid a grip for this hostel however my man Lee offered bare discount in exchange for working a little bit. Sick location, however please note that if you want excellent customer service you have come to the wrong town. Also it's worth noting that breakfast is not limited to one piece of bread and the system can be abused.

When my friends and I went for a night out we were joined by someone to claimed to work at this hostel, however when walking back he was rummaging through the bins for food as he had ran out of money.

Top tip for Lagos - try and catch my man with the water taxi so you can get to the biggest beach and don't have to walk bare far and get offered all sorts of tours. DO NOT VISIT THE SPAR on the way into town as it is useless and the internet cafe over the road is about as useful as a chocolate kettle.

Overall good hostel with some interesting characters. Honorary mentions go to the freak who stayed in the room with us on the last two nights, Uman, the seagull we cooked at the hostel and Conzuela.

Room Tip: Turn up late and you'll get upgraded
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

Big chill hostel is the most laid back comfortable place I have had the pleasure to check into!! Lee the manager does a supurb job to fill you in with places to go eat ;) or sights to see, I love the fact there were two kitchens. The hostel is spread out over three levels so you never feel like your living ontop of each other. I shared a twelve bed dorm for my stay and it was great. I felt like I was back in school camp, it also felt quite private to which was good for me. Would definatly drop in if in the area again. Location was so close to the lighthouse and the cliff walks and I enjoyed exploring it all!!

  • Stayed: September 2014
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This hostel is beautiful and overlooks the beach Dona Ana, which is the most picturesque beach close to central Lagos. It's about a ten minute walk dowtown/ to bars, but you will appreciate being able to come back to a quiet part of town to sleep! There are several common areas, and it has all the makings of a social hostel-- I happened to visit during a semi-quiet period, but I still can't complain, because the quality of the hostel and the friendly staff made it worth it!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

The stay was amazing! beautiful accommodation with a very friendly environment! Dan who is in charge was happy to help out at all times. The hostel is very close to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! can't go wrong!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

There's nothing to complain about this hostel. Everything is clean and the staff is very friendly. Another great things are the comfortable lounge, a large terrace with barbecue and the whirlpool on the rooftop.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Big Chill Hostel

Address: Estrada da Ponta da Piedade | Lt 23, Lagos 8600, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 138 Speciality Lodging in Lagos
Price Range: RM113 - RM311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Love the Beach, we got the Location! Welcome to Big Chill. Come as a stranger, leave as a friend... Enjoy our prime beach location and the best that Lagos has to offer. NEWL HOSTEL with a brand new Lounge, Games Room, cinema and more!!! There is always something happening at the BIG Chill! BIG Chill is more than you would ever expect, it's unique, and it’s different because we want to offer you your home away from home!! If you like...Activities - There is always something happening at the BIG Chill. Our Tour Desk sells awesome tours from Surfing, Bike hire, Theme Parks the list is never ending!If you are looking to book your amazing Southern adventure or more look no further! We are the local experts in Algarve, boat trips/parties, Jeep safari adventures and much more!Every night of the week there is something going on around the hostel, such as: Our Famous Dive Inn Movies, BBQ parties, The Backpackers Big Night Out (Club Crawl) (Wednesday and Saturday) and more! What more could a backpacker ask for! ... more   less 
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