The hostel is not far from the beach ,which is more than beatiful.A surfer's heaven.I was there in october and the weather was much better than i expected,plus there were a lot of volunteers .I didn't have the chance to meet ricardo the woner while i was there, cause he was on a trip and i didn't really have surfing lessons, cause he's the teacher, but that didn't bother me much.Work was fair and not that difficult,plus in october you have less guests .Overall i think it was a nice experience,i kind of fell in love with portuguese people,who are really polite and warm,the sea and the city!
The place is a total mess and really badly run. The owner only accepts young girls and has had several relationships with some of the volunteers. When he’s in a bad mood he started yelling and blaming us for everything that went wrong at the hostel. The whole situation got worse because they are dealing with BEDBUGS for several weeks now, in the end we didn’t even have a place to sleep that was not full of bugs. He didn’t care to change so when we spoke up to him he kicked out two of the other girls in the middle of the night leaving them with no place to sleep for the night.
Una experiencia muy mala, más que nada porque no hubo experiencia... A una semana de irme me dijeron por mensaje que se habían equivocado y que habían cogido a dos voluntarios en vez de uno para el mismo periodo, y que como eso no podía ser, que yo ya no podía ir. Me gasté más de 100€ en los ticket de avión y no quisieron devolverme nada. Al final acabé encontrando a Kampaoh en Tarifa y me lo pasé increíblemente bien! A nivel personal no puedo opinar sobre cómo serán los anfitriones, pero lo que sí que me han demostrado es que dejan mucho que desear con su falta de organización.
Ricardo is an amazing host and the team was like a family to me. Almost every new guest was a new friend and it was so much fun. Ricardo took the team and guests on trips to Lisbon, we organised bonfires and every Wednesday there was a party with other hostels! The shifts were longer, but because of this, we had more days off to go on really cool trips! The hostel is a gorgeous place, close to the beach and I learned how to surf here (so now I can go surfing by myself, instead of taking classes). I extended my stay twice, and if I had more time, I would definitely spend it at my second home.