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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...

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Big_Chill_Hostel, Gerente at Big Chill Hostel, responded to this review

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.

Algarve, Portugal
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...

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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.

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...

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Big_Chill_Hostel, Gerente at Big Chill Hostel, responded to this review

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,...

Reviewed 21 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...

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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,...

Sydney, Australia
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...

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Big_Chill_Hostel, Gerente at Big Chill Hostel, responded to this review

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,...

Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Staff pretty rude and unhelpful. The rooms were fine but the bathrooms were gross. Shower head was broken and you had to hold it while you showered. The other bathroom shower curtain was super mouldy. Apart from the proximity to the beaches it's not worth it. You'd be better off staying closer to Lagos town centre and walking out to...

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Big_Chill_Hostel, Gerente at Big Chill Hostel, responded to this review

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,...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This place is run down and the owner does not care. He hires backpackers to run the front desk and leaves them be. Need proof: see the picture. Why would you put up such a paper and not just put up a lock??? There are so many great chill places, basic and with passionate people running it. This one is...

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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,...

Reviewed 27 June 2016

For me as solo traveller this hostel was perfect because it allowed for taking a rest as well as for partying in crazy Lagos. It's a 10min walk to the centre and is located right next to the beautiful Dona Ana Beach. It is very clean and all the facilities and furniture make it super cozy. Also the atmosphere is...

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We appreciate your feedback and your 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.

Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Such a fun hostel. The guys are so funny and were taking us out every night. The rooms are good value for money and the location is great! It really was a very chilled hostel but also lots of fun. I would definitely recommend! The big chill hostel made our trip so good.

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We appreciate your feedback and your 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.

Reviewed 1 June 2016

This hostel is awesome, I booked it last minute and it was the most affordable in Lagos but with all the amenities I could hope for. Super clean and pleasant. Open and airy feel. Everyone was very social and engaging. Ricardo and Miguel take a personal interest in everyone enjoying their time at the Big Chill. If you want to...

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We appreciate your feedback and your 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
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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 

Additional Information about Big Chill Hostel

Address: Estrada da Ponta da Piedade | Lt 23, Lagos 8600, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Price Range: €22 - €24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Top floor has the spa and a separate bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 929mitcha, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Quiet rooms on the top floor outside, however try avoid the one with the sloping ceiling!”
 of 5 bubbles 808berniea, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Turn up late and you'll get upgraded”
 of 5 bubbles violetc820, 23 Oct 2014 | Read review
“I stayed here just before peak season so I was lucky enough to get a room to myself. But any room in this hostel is pretty good as there is something for everyone whether it be a private room, larger dorms or female only (you can't go wrong).”
 of 5 bubbles kellyleighg, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in the 10 bed dorm, it was really great for meeting people, and there is lots of space for all your bags as well as individual lockers for important belongings.”
 of 5 bubbles hollyw641, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
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