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Big Chill Hostel
Ranked #75 of 138 Speciality Lodging in Lagos
Reviewed 5 October 2016

If you want a fun and peaceful place to spend a few days, I recommend THE BIG CHILL HOSTEL. We had a very pleasant stay, the space is large and comfortable rooms, with bath, kitchen tidy, every day a clean lady the HOSTEL, Miguel offered us rides and activities for the city tips. The location is near the beach of Dona Ana (already elected most beautiful in the world), mini market, various restaurants, also has a golf course nearby. To reach the lakes center walk 15 minutes and the bus 30 minutes. The walk is worth it because Lagos is a beautiful city, every step is a photo. I will return to the hostel.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Big_Chill_Hostel, Gerente at Big Chill Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

We appreciate your feedback about our stay in our hostel!
We were very pleased with the review and have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope your return soon.
Sincerely, management.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel is located in a quiet place and within easy reach of the beaches and restaurants. We were very well attended by Miguel, who also gave us tips on places to enjoy the night in Lagos. The room was comfortable, with a small balcony, kitchen and bathrooms were well organized and clean, the terrace is a great place to relax at the end of the day. Also has an area with barbecue, tables and chairs
I saw negative comments, but I decided to risk and have not regretted, the hostel is very nice and recommend.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Big_Chill_Hostel, Gerente at Big Chill Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

We appreciate your feedback about our stay in our hostel!
We were very pleased with the review and have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope your return soon.
Sincerely, management.

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Miguel has no idea how to run a business. He left his 14yr old nephew in charge while he left for the day. We had no power in our room, we had no shower head in our bathroom. He's rude and arrogant. He allowed a random dude who was sleeping in his van outside come into the hostel as he pleased to use the facilities. He left a backpacker in charge to do his work who had no idea what to do, people were checking in who had already paid upfront only to be told the owner was out and they weren't sure what was going on, another group of people were checking in only for Miguel to be asleep on the couch and him telling the untrained backpacker to check them in. We werent told that there was a $20 cash deposit for the key so we had to walk back into town to get cash. We didn't get our deposit back because the so called manager/owner was no where to be found. The only person who works hard is the cleaner, but even with her working hard the place was still a mess, she tried her best we could see that. It's just really poorly managed and the attitude we interpreted was that he obviously doesn't care. What goes on, who's coming in and out of the hostel or how he speaks to his customers.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Big_Chill_Hostel, Gerente at Big Chill Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

We appreciate your feedback and your stay in our hostel!
We are going through a remodeling in our hostel, although during your stay seem disorganized. Your observations are very important to us, i would like to point out that some of them were caused by third parties, employees who attended not to work. I apologize on behalf of the hostel, and I invite you to return to our hostel at another time and see our changes and improvements.
Sincerely, management

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Really poor considering such high standards and competition in hostels these days.
Was obvious that owner or management has little to do with it these days and the pictures were obviously from a while ago.

Got zero help from staff and no information about the hostel or Lagos, no map or info on activities or pub crawls etc.

Not very clean.
No toilet paper for full day in both bathrooms down stairs.
No working lock on upstairs bathroom.
No soap in bathrooms at all.
Broken shower heads.
Blood in bathroom.
Mouldy and dirty shower curtains.
No fans in room, but fan next door in the room where the staff were lodging.

Despite locking windows and doors every time we returned back, they would all be wide open despite our roommates still being out.

Bad atmosphere and bad vibes.

Just could find a lot lot better in Lagos for that price.

BUT good location only minutes walk from beach and maybe like 10 mins from town, and about 30mins walk to main bus station for links to Lisbon etc

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
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Big_Chill_Hostel, Gerente at Big Chill Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

We appreciate your feedback and your stay in our hostel!
We are going through a remodeling in our hostel, although during your stay seem disorganized. Your observations are very important to us, i would like to point out that some of them were caused by third parties, employees who attended not to work. I apologize on behalf of the hostel, and I invite you to return to our hostel at another time and see our changes and improvements.
Sincerely, management

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

The male blonde manager/supervisor at this hostel was incredibly rude to my friend and I - we both felt quite intimidated and taken aback by the way he spoke to us. He was also very unhelpful and lacked any sense of customer service. The rooms are of a good size but the beds are uncomfortable and the bathroom is disgusting - they are not regularly cleaned (even when others have vomitted in them, as happened during our stay). Furthermore, the hostel is located at quite a walk from the main town and beaches.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
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Big_Chill_Hostel, Gerente at Big Chill Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

We appreciate your feedback and your stay in our hostel!
We are going through a remodeling in our hostel, although during your stay seem disorganized. Your observations are very important to us, i would like to point out that some of them were caused by third parties, employees who attended not to work. I apologize on behalf of the hostel, and I invite you to return to our hostel at another time and see our changes and improvements.
Sincerely, management

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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 #75 of 138 Speciality Lodging in Lagos
Price Range: RM67 - RM207 (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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