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Douro Surf | Hostel & Surf School

Rua Cândido dos Reis, 253, Vila Nova de Gaia - Porto, Portugal
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Douro Surf | Hostel & Surf School
Reviews (5)
5 out of 5

Douro Surf is a typical Portuguese building, completely renovated with surf soul and decor, relaxed and calm, perfect to chill after visit the city or go out to a party.

Douro Surf Hostel is a 3 floor building, each one with private kitchen and bathroom. We have 2 mixed dorms at all and 2 private rooms. In all the dorms you will have individual lockers and individual lights. We have also a common room where you can meet and mingle with other guests.
We have internet wireless free in every places of the hostel.
We have a luggage store where we can keep your luggage for free, even after checking out.

Location

Douro Surf is a building situated in the historical Gaia to which includes the Douro landscape classified as a "World Heritage Site" to , surrounded by Porto Wine Cellars, just 2 minutes walk from the Douro river and the Dom Luis Bridge I.
It is a typical Portuguese building, completely renovated with surf soul and decor, relaxed and calm, perfect to chill after visit the city or go out to a party.
Our Hostel has great location, there is a Metro, Train, Bus and Taxi Station at less than 5 minutes walking.

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5 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Jaden
Jaden
Australia
May 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Brilliant stay guys! Very homely and comfortable hostel with super well kept dorms and really nice views. The staff were great and make you feel really at home here, I hope to come back. If you want an amazing vibe and atmosphere come to Porto and stay in Douro!


How were the surf lessons?

     

Loved the experience! Fantastic team, very helpfull and friendly. The best part? I'm already standing! Thank you Manel Rui, Rafa e Dina.

Review from Gavin
Gavin
USA
May 2018
Travelled with friends

How were the surf lessons?

     

Really great experience as a first time surfer, the staff were all very friendly and accommodating, and Manuel was an awesome instructor as well! Highly recommend this if you are visiting Porto!

Review from Florian
Florian
France
May 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Hostel très agréable, accueil chaleureux avec dégustation de Porto. Nous avons pris le dortoir 4 places qui ressemblait plus à un appartement privé. De plus, auberge très très bien placée à quelques foulées du pont. Bref .. très bonne surprise et on recommande tous sans exception :)


How were the surf lessons?

     

Great experience :)

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Review from Louis
Louis
USA
May 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

This is the best hostel I’ve stayed at. The staff are very helpful and want to do anything to make sure you have a great time in Porto. Family owned and they make you feel like you’re a part of the family. I will definitely be back.

Review from Lucas
Lucas
Polish
April 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Great place to stay. Rooms were clean. Location was nice because it wasn’t directly in Porto, but just across the river allowing us to still easily access everything we needed. Very close to cellars which was great! Chill vibe/atmosphere.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Great experience with Douro Surf! My trainer was a really nice surfer with 40 years of experience, who told a lot of stories, was really patient, explained everything step by step and I guess that the best proof of competence is the fact, that after the lesson I could stand on the boear and actually surf! :) It was a great fun, the price is nice, totally recommend! :) I will come back in the future for sure!

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Number of people: 10
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Heating
Kitchen
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Dishwasher
Gift shop
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
Breakfast (included)
Canoeing
Skateboard hire
SUP
Surf school
Sun Dorm
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 6

SUN DORM:
On the 2nd floor of Douro Surf Hostel, Sun Dorm is a 6bed mixed dormitory.
Each bed has one individual light to read and a safe zone to save your things.

This dorm has a private balcony where you can appreciate the landscape of Porto
city and Port Wine Cellars.
This dorm has a private bathroom and kitchen.

Wave Dorm
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

WAVE DORM:
On the 3rd floor of Douro Surf Hostel, Wave Dorm is a 4bed mixed dormitory.
Each bed has one individual light to read and a safe zone to save your things.
This dorm has the best views of our hostel, where you can apreciate the landscape
of Porto city and Port Wine Cellars.
This dorm has a private bathroom and kitchen.

Sunset Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

SUNSET ROOM:
On the 1st floor of Douro Surf Hostel, Sunset Room is a double room to stay in our
hostel with silence and good feelings to relax.
Each bed has one individual light to read and a safe zone to save your things.
Associated to this room you have a kitchen and a wc shared with other private room.

Palm Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

PALM ROOM:
On the 1st floor of Douro Surf Hostel, Palm Room is a couple room / double room
(choose between 2 single beds or 1 couple bed). This is the most romantic space of
Douro Surf Hostel.
Each bed has one individual light to read and a safe zone to save your things.
Associated to this room you have a kitchen and a wc shared with other private 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 provide Airport Transfers from and to Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €20
  • Price for more than 4: €40
  • - Nearest Airport: Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 20
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 25min
  • - There is a 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

Manuel

João

Rafa

Different of the other Surf Schools, we'll be waiting you at the meeting point on Douro Surf | Hostel & Surf School near the city center, Douro River and D.Luis bridge, where we'll pick you up and we'll start our surftrip for the best beaches to surf around Porto. We'll search the beach the the best conditions for your surf level.

Main Surf Beach: Porto beach

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

We'll pick you up at Douro Surf Hostel, new the city center, Douro River and D.Luis bridge and we'll start our surftrip for the best beaches for your surf level around Porto.
Surf Classes last for 3h and includes: Transport + Material (Surfboard & Wetsuit) + Snack + Lesson with a Pro-Surfer.
We'll explaining you everything you need to know about beach analises, surf techniques and catching waves.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

We'll pick you up at Douro Surf Hostel, new the city center, Douro River and D.Luis bridge and we'll start our surftrip for the best beaches for your surf level around Porto.
Surf Classes last for 3h and includes: Transport + Material (Surfboard & Wetsuit) + Snack + Lesson with a Pro-Surfer.
We'll show you the best spots and teach you the best surf techniques for improve your Surf level.

Advanced Surf Lessons

We'll pick you up at Douro Surf Hostel, new the city center, Douro River and D.Luis bridge and we'll start our surftrip for the best beaches for your surf level around Porto.
Surf Classes last for 3h and includes: Transport + Material (Surfboard & Wetsuit) + Snack + Lesson with a Pro-Surfer.
We'll surf together at the best spots and teach you the best surf techniques and everything to compete.

Surf Guide

We offer surf guiding by the best Surf Spots in the North Portugal for those who want to explore the coast and experience the best waves.

SUP Lessons

We'll pick you up at Douro Surf Hostel, new the city center, Douro River and D.Luis bridge and we'll go to Douro River where we'll do SUP with the best view of Porto city.
We'll explaining you everything you need to know about river analises, SUP techniques, correct position on the board and riding properly.
SUP Classes last for 2h and includes: Transport + Material (Board & Lifejacket) + Snack.


Espinho Surf Destination

Espinho Surf Destination

Level: All Levels

Sandy bottom with hugh ocean wall.Works from half meter to solid 4 meters swell.

Matosinhos beach

Matosinhos beach

Level: All Levels

This is a good surf spot in Porto for beginner and intermediates. Its a long 1km sandy beach with a few different points on it. The set up is a mix of beach break and reef break and parts of it are sheltered so it handles larger swell. Easy to get to and consistent.

Surf conditions in Porto:

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Rain

Wetsuits

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Air Temp (°C)

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14°

MAR/APR

18°

MAY/JUN

24°

JUL/AUG

28°

SEP/OCT

22°

NOV/DEC

16°

The best time to surf Porto is between Spring through to Autumn. It's main surf beach is Matosinhos beach, the best surf spot in Porto for beginner and intermediates. Its a long 1km sandy beach with a few different points on it. The set up is a mix of beach break and reef break and parts of it are sheltered so it handles larger swell. Easy to get to and consistent.

Next to Matosinhos is International Beach. A lovely spot that begins where the city park ends. Its also a great learner spot, and a great place to hang out both during day and at night. Further north is Leca, a very consistent beach break protected by the harbour.

In and around the city there are small little beaches all worth exploring, particularly for the more advanced surfers wanting to discover the best Porto surf breaks.

There are more surf breaks further south including Barra do Porto and Miramar and then 20km south of Porto are the towns of Esphino and Esmoriz. Its arguably the North's most famous surf area and the beaches have a real nice surf culture. The area's 3 main beaches are Silvade, beach, Blue beach and Baia beach. A mix of sandy beach breaks and reef spots that suit beginner and advanced. Hang around and score some long barreling right & left handers all to yourself.

Come Surf Porto with us...

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due to the property 7 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 7 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancels anytime up to 7 days before travelling and you be refunded the balance.

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