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Ericeira Hostel Spa

ERICEIRA, Ericeira, Portugal

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Ericeira Hostel Spa
Reviews (33)
4.5 out of 5

Ericeira Hostel is situated in the center of a small fisherman and surfers village. The privileged location of the hostel provides to our guests charming walks by the village, where the traditional stores and the modern surf shops live together. The Hostel is also close to several restaurants, bars and a discotheque and most important, has a special location towards the surf spots where many national and international competitions are held. The lounge room as a wonderful view over sea, a small balcony with a jacuzzi and a great restaurant - Tasca da Boa Viagem. The hostel accomodates 13 guests in 3 beautifull private rooms (each one with one private bathroom) and 2 shared room wich shares a bathroom between them.

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Location

In the center of Ericeira, right in front of the ocean. 45 Km (highway) from Lisbon.

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33 REVIEWS
     

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Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Ineke
Ineke
Brussel, Belgium
September 2016
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had a very nice room, and made plenty of use of the jacuzzi. Nice living room too.

Review from Ellie
Ellie
Bristol, United Kingdom
September 2016
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I could not recommend this accommodation more. The owners are lovely and are totally relaxed and create a chilled and beautiful hostel. Such a stunning view of the ocean and with a jacuzzi on the roof top terrace what better way to spend post surfing, than treating those muscles to relaxation, you can also book yoga and massage treatments to have in the hostel. The owners also run the restaurant downstairs...to say this is the best restaurant in the town is not an exaggeration. I fell in love with Ericeria itself. It's such a positive, beautiful and outdoorsy town.....and the sunsets, well I will let you witness those for yourself.

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons were great, the instructors were very enthusiastic and patient with us all. They were constantly checking we were okay and egging us on to stand up, I stood up after my first couple of go's which I was not expecting at all. My only suggestion would be to alternate the beach we learnt on as I would have preferred the variety.......but it may have been because the waves were easier to learn on! Other than that totally recommend these guys. The teachers were enthusiastic, energetic and knowledgable - what more could you ask for

Review from Laura
Laura
sheffield, United Kingdom
September 2016
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was great- lovely clean room with everything you'd want. Right by the beach with lovely sea views. Ericeira is an amazing place, doesn't feel touristy at all and the choice of restaurants is amazing. Any one you pick is a winner, particularly the one under the hostel! Everyone couldn't do enough to help and suggest what to try. If you like fresh fish/seafood you'll be in heaven! Also the wine is amazing, there's a great wine bar in the town with a lovely roof terrace.

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were great, they didn't waste any time getting you in and jumping up (we were beginners) and were great teachers. Also really friendly funny guys! Didn't make you feel stupid at any point. Beaches were great too

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Review from Henry
Henry
Tring, United Kingdom
September 2016
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Very nice for a hostel. Was surprised at the location in relation to the surf breaks. There was a break a few hundred metres away but some of the others were bit of a walk/cycle to each place. I would recommend hiring a car to get the variety in surf breaks.

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf instructors we're amazing! Adapted the lessons to my level and very friendly and helpful. The beach we went to was the perfect place to progress in surfing and wasn't too busy.

Review from Nicola
Nicola
Dublin
August 2016
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I stayed at the Ericeira Hostel and I liked it very much because it was clean and big, next door to the old Ericeira town and all sort of bars and restaurants, including the Boa Viagem on the opposite side of the hostel. I went there twice during my stay and everything was just amazing both times, especially the grilled fish.
The hostel management was welcoming and they helped me with any question I had. The resteraunt was really good.
The suggestion I have regarding the lessons is that I believe it would help Nuno/Tiago to have a surf board trailer so that would speed up the preparation time to go to the beach (I'm just making a comparison with the surf school in Bundoran) although I have to admit that it felt more "authentic" to carry the boards over the van's roof. ;)
The other very minor thing is that there was an Xbox in the living room but no games to play with - I asked about them to Teresa one day that we couldn't surf because the sea was flat. I didn't mind that as there are probably million other better things one could do on holidays instead of playing indoor videogames but I believe it would have been nice to have them in case of very bad weather as that would have probably limited me within the hostel itself for some hours or more.
The town was welcoming and nice, it was a great stay and I met great people in the hostel too.

How were the surf lessons?

     

Nuno (the main surf teacher) and Tiago were nice and helpful to make us improve/learn depending on the surf level of each person (I did it few times already hence he was giving me different suggestions). I definitely improved my surfing and I would be happy to come back next year and do everything again once more.

Review from Ann
Ann
Auburn
August 2016
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I am very pleased with my vacation and the help you provided! The hostel was very nice and clean. It was the best hostel I have stayed in thus far. The staff and other house mates made it feel comfortable and made me feel at home. The rooms were comfortable and roomy.
The area was wonderful. I loved the small town aspect and it was all very charming. The food was out of this world, great restaurant located in the hostel also. The hostel had a great view of the beautiful beach.
Again, it was a magical experience. It was my first time to travel alone, and I felt safe and comfortable the whole time

How were the surf lessons?

     

The lessons each day were great. Luno, the instructor, was great and very helpful. He didn't waste time obsessing over the basics and we were all up and going really fast! He made sure we all had individual attention which was great.

Review from Sally Ann
Sally Ann
Dublin
July 2016
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had a private terrace in our room. The views from the dining area and our room were amazing right on the beaches. We were able to rent really good mountain bikes at a very low price. The staff were really friendly and ready to help. Loved this place so much better than a hotel.

Review from Dominic
Dominic
Brighton
July 2016

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had a great time. The people were nice and had good weather. Hostel was real nice with friendly people in a great location- would revisit. The restaurants were nice and the food was excellent. Spent a day in Lisbon which was awesome. Great time all round really!!

How were the surf lessons?

     

Lessons were fun. Nuno was a top guy! The surf was great and the beaches were good, though I only really went to Ribeira.

Review from Barbara
Barbara
Vienna
July 2016
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Ericeira Hostel is one of the best hostels we have ever been. The location and the view is amazing. It's very close to the center and the sea. Every room is named after a beach nearby and has it's own "character". The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay a lot and will definetely come back soon!

Review from Sana
Sana
Ljubljana
July 2016
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Nice owners, surf oriented, design of the hostel is great, they have excellent restaurant downstairs (we recommend you to try it),

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf board rent for a good price. Surf school with great surf instructors

Review from Jamie & Julia
Jamie & Julia
Sheffield
July 2016
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Thank you for a great week! Ericeira is beautiful and also thank you for introducing us to surfing. We will return!

Review from Jukka
Jukka
Helsinki
July 2016
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Oh my god what a great week! Thank you for the warm beds, nice breakfast and awesome surf lessons

Review from Peter
Peter
London
July 2016
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The hostel was fantastic! It felt more like a hotel- it even had a hot tub and large, beautifully decorated lounge. The owner and other staff were so friendly and helpful! Cannot rate this place highly enough! Also, go to the restaurant below, Boa Viagem! Gorgeous food, especially the chocolate cake! :)

How were the surf lessons?

     

The instructors were very friendly and knowledgable. One instructor, with a beard and a backwards cap, was absolutely fantastic. However, some instructors gave more feedback then others.Feedback is important to improve. Also, at times, the beginner group was not challenging enough.The beach was too rocky and this did taint the fun somewhat.

Review from Maeve & Irene
Maeve & Irene
Amsterdam
June 2016
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

You have an amazing hostel and great restaurant.

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf school was perfect!

Review from Ria & Anne
Ria & Anne
Randes
June 2016
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The nicest room in Ericeira, nicest people, really nice breakfast. We will be back!

How were the surf lessons?

     

Great waves and surfclasses.

Review from Katia
Katia
Salzburg
June 2016
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Stayed here for 2 wonderful weeks. Staff was amazing (Teresa, Nuno and all the people at the restaurant) and made this experience most pleasant. Loved it and will advise to all my friends

Review from Julia & Ines
Julia & Ines
Madrid
June 2016
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Thank you so much for bringing surfing to life for us. We had just soooo much fun with you guys.

Review from Fayin Lin and Sherina
Fayin Lin and Sherina
Amsterdam.
June 2016
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The first day we arrived you told us that it was a small hostel so everybody that stays here kind off becomes family after a while. That´s exactly how we feel now, like family!
This an amazing hostel with such a great staff. We loved the BBQ night and all the time we spent here.

Review from Christina and Frank
Christina and Frank
Berlin
June 2016
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We rent a car for 5 days. Stopped here at day one. Rental car stood useless for 5 days! We just didn't want to leave, just had to change our room within the hostel every day. Was our very pleasure!

Review from Markus and Ella
Markus and Ella

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Sadly only stayed at Ericeira Hostel for 2 nights- had we known how beautiful this place would be we would have spent our whole trip here.

Review from Marie
Marie
Toulouse
May 2016
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We loved it so much and we have got the best room!! Didn't want to go back home, but we will come next year!!! You have got the best hostel! So cute!

Review from Paul
Paul
Melbourne
April 2016
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Thank you for an awesome few days in Ericeira. Every hostel in Portugal has been amazing but this one takes the cake!!! I will be back some day for sure.

Review from Elly and Roly
Elly and Roly
Eindhoven
March 2016
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We did like it very much, especially the red room with the sea view and also we wanted to learn surfing it isnt too late yet! See you next time.

How were the surf lessons?

     

Loved the surfing, great experience

Review from Maire and Trish
Maire and Trish
Galway, Ireland
February 2016
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

A huge thank you to all the staff at Ericeira Hostel (the best hostel!!) We had a fantastic time, thank you for the BBQ it was amazing! Hope to see you again soon.

Review from James and Ashira
James and Ashira
London
November 2015
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

You have got such an amazing Hostel and your roof terrace literally took our breath away!!!We will definitely come back again!

Review from Don
Don
Brighton
October 2015
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Great Hostel! By far the best I have stayed in. Dont often write reviews and recommend online, but I will be sure to recommend Ericeira Hostel to my friends.

Review from Johanna
Johanna
UK
September 2015
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We came here for 10 nights but we booked one night more because we didn't want to leave! This is the Best Hostel we have ever been to and we will definitely come back soon! It feels like being at home!

Review from Maeva and Irene
Maeva and Irene
Cork
September 2015
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Thank you so much for the very pleasant stay!! You have an amazing Hostel, and great restaurant

How were the surf lessons?

     

Perfect surf school.

Review from Mary
Mary
Dublin
August 2015
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Best Hostel I have stayed in, lovely staff, family atmosphere, beautiful house. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Review from Geidy
Geidy
Havana, Cuba
August 2015
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Great service and Hospitality. Best vacation I ever had and first time in Portugal. I will definitely come back!!

Review from Elina and Kirsi
Elina and Kirsi
New York
July 2015
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We found Ericeira to be just a wonderful nice village. Hostel is beautiful and the food down stairs just amazingly good! All the people were so nice and friendly for us that we felt very welcome all the time. Definitely will be back someday again!

Review from Ana
Ana
Somerset
August 2013
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

It was a great experience, I felt very welcomed by the very friendly owners and staff and was great to get to know the wonderful people I shared the room with.  Ericeira is a very picturesque town and the people are very welcoming and friendly; great food and nice little pubs. Definitely worth a visit!

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf was amazing and very consisted; the instructor was flexible and adapted the class to the individual level of surf.

Review from Luis Eduardo
Luis Eduardo
Spain, Madrid

Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The Hostel is absolutely perfect! Is in the centre of the town and in front of the sea, clean and pretty good decorated. The breakfast is until 11a.m and with different choices. We spend almost a week and everything was great!

How were the surf lessons?

     

The Surf school is very good organized, the lessons take place at Matadouto beach and the instructors look after everything.

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Number of people: 12
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
DVD
Heating
Kitchen
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Dryer
Jacuzzi
Massage
Roof top terrace
SPA
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (additional)
Hotel bar
Restaurant
Bicycle rental
Fitness Classes
Mini golf
Mountain biking
SUP
Surf school
Yoga

Extras:

Extra bed 10€
Extra bath towel 2€ each
Coxos: Double Room w/balcony
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

It is a double room, which has two terraces with a fabulous view of the sea. Where you can relax, watch the sunrise and by, read a book, etc.

Ribeira D'Ilhas: Twin Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

this room has twin beds, is large which allows you to put an extra bed.
overlooks the coast of santa marta, which has a beautiful chapel

Pedra Branca: Double Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

The bathroom is private but is outside of the room

Reef: 3 Bed Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 3

shared the bathroom with another room

São Lourenço: 3 Bed Room
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 3

shared the bathroom with another room

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers

  • - Nearest Airport: Lisbon
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 35km
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 35 minutes
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Joel Pereira

Chico Pereira

Samuel Pereira

The Ericeira World Surfing Reserve is a world-class surf zone encompassing approximately 8 km of coastline. It contains a high density of outstanding surf.

Main Surf Beach: Foz do Lizandro and Matador

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

Our lessons are 2 hours per day and include surfboard and wetsuit . We take you to the beach. each day. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch ‘green’ (unbroken) waves. Kids lessons are available at this level. Our instructors are local surfers with experience.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Our lessons are 2 hours per day and include surfboard and wetsuit . We take you to the beach. each day. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch ‘green’ (unbroken) waves. Kids lessons are available at this level. Our instructors are local surfers with experience.

Advanced Surf Lessons

Our lessons are 2 hours per day and include surfboard and wetsuit . We take you to the beach. each day. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch ‘green’ (unbroken) waves. Kids lessons are available at this level. Our instructors are local surfers with experience.

Private Surf Lessons

Our lessons are 2 hours per day and include surfboard and wetsuit . We take you to the beach. each day. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch ‘green’ (unbroken) waves. Kids lessons are available at this level. Our instructors are local surfers with experience.


Prices from 01 January to 31 December


Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Beginner Surf Lessons €35 €65 €97 €120 €150
Intermediate Surf Lessons €35 €65 €97 €120 €150
Advanced Surf Lessons €35 €65 €97 €120 €150

Private Rates

Private Surf Lessons
Prices per person
1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
1 Person €70 €130 €195 €240 €300
2 People €50 €90 €135 €160 €200
3 People €50 €90 €135 €160 €200

Surf conditions in Ericeira:

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Rain

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Air Temp (°C)

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16°

MAR/APR

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MAY/JUN

25°

JUL/AUG

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SEP/OCT

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18°

Season

Best time to go depends on your level above. July, August & September are the peak tourist months.


This is where you surf Europe's best coast line and let the fun begin.There are over 12 surf breaks along the Ericeira coast, with different options for all standards. With so much choice you'll feel like a kid in a sweet shop! The area was introduced in the Stormriders Surf Guide to Europe with the heading "Enter the Heartland".

World Surf Reserve
In 2011 it was awarded the title of 'World Surf Reserve', there are only 2 other places in the world that share the title: Santa Cruz, US and Manly, Australia.

If it is your first surfing holiday to Ericeira then head straight to Foz do Lizandro and Sao Juliao beaches south of town, they are perfect beginner and intermediate surf spots. Closer to town is Praia do Sul. Another great beginner beach breaks. All best at mid tide but surfable at high and low tide also.

For Intermediates you have the reliable and safe reef break Ribeira d'Ilhas, which host the WSL World qualifying series surf championships every year. And for the more adventurous you have the world class Coxos. That's just naming a few, there are too many surf breaks to mention here!

Don't forget to explore further up the coast - 25 minutes away is Santa Cruz and an hour away is Peniche, home to the World renowned Supertubos and host of the Rip Curl Pro since 2009. 30 minutes south of Lisbon is the Cascais coast with the famous Praia do Guincho surf beach. And when north winds are blowing you can venture further south towards Carcevelos beach and the other surf spots along the Lisbon coast.

Come Surf Ericeira with us…

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