City Guesthouse Alfama is a happy place filled with good vibes and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere located in the heart of Lisbon.
Born in Portugal in a coastal village, i started to surfing and bodyboarding when i was 10 years old with my friends. At that time there were not many surf schools and we learned by intensively practicing.
Ricardo has Degree in Adventure Sports and Active Tourism and Masters Degree in Surf and Performance + 6 years as summer camps coordinator
from Germany, March 2020
Everything was really good organised, the instructor was very good, patient and friendly, the guesthouse was also very comfortable and its owners (Ruben & Viktoria) are also very very nice people who made us feel welcomed.
Length of classes was appropriate and everything was taken care of (transport, wetsuits etc), definitely a nice trip!
from Spain, August 2018
"Excellent chance to see Lisbon through a locals eyes! "
Had an amazing stay at City Hostel Lisbon with Ruben and Viktoriya. The hostel itself is lovely, great dorm rooms with lots of individual storage with a choice of two super clean shared bathrooms. The kitchen has all the facilities you need for your stay and the outside seating and living room area is so inviting and cosy. However what really makes this hostel stand out is the owners and hosts, Ruben and Viktoriya - from the initial contact I had whilst booking my room I knew it would be a friendly place. But they really do make the hostel a home, with their warm hospitality and kindness. Complimentary sangria on my first night was great and by my final night we all went out for dinner together and had a night out in Lisbon afterwards.
Additionally the option of joining the walking tour or learning how to surf really added something extra (the surfing is the reason I initially booked this hostel). Ruben guided our walking tour and is so knowledgable and proud of his city, it was just perfect. Everything with the surf lessons ran smoothly and is very well organised too! The beach locations were excellent for beginners and instruction was always fun and professional. I will 100% be returning to City Hostel Lisbon if I'm ever back in Portugal! And couldn't recommend this place highly enough!