It was supposed to be just a new experience, just one week in Portugal, country where I have not been in yet and try to surf, sport which I have not tried yet. I will not tell you about how comfortable the bed was, how far was the city center or the beach, and by how many stars would I rate this hostel. I tell you one thing, after a very, very long time I came to a place where I lay in a swinging net, looked up, took a deep breath, and I did not feel any stress, nor troubles. My mind and body were absolutely clean, nothing bothered me and I finally found peace. Here at Chill Hill hostel in Ericeira. Regardless the absolutely amazing staff, who really make this place a "Chill Paradise" thanks to their everyday hard work and dedication. You never get to hear "no" from anyone and you will be always surprised how much these helpful people do to make your stay and your holiday as perfect as it could be. The town does not have more than 12,000 inhabitants, which is just perfect, because even though it is a small town you find shops with souvenirs, many surf shops, grocery stores, supermarkets, public markets, many coffee shops, restaurants, tourism office, clubs, bars, bus station directly to / from Lisbon and above of all this, it is still quiet and peaceful town with very hospitable inhabitants, who always welcome you with an honest welcoming smile. Wonderful!
Friendly staff. Great for meeting people. Surf together, hang out in the backyard, walk along the beach and have some dinner and drinks. (Some amazing seafood + gin at the Hemingway bar + empanadas at Fusco Lusco = Perfect evening)
The location and dorms aren't the best. It's the atmosphere and people that make this a real gem! Our first night the staff showed us the best bars in town and taught us some portugese.
We all learned to surf in a few days. The Atlantic does get cold. But the surfing is great and Ericeira is an awesome town. Superior to the tourist traps in the south. This is a place worth coming back to!
a traveler Germany
I stayed in Chill Hill recently and it was a wonderful experience. There were not a lot people during my stay but of course, it was low season. Andre, the guy working in Chill Hill did everything for his guests. He helped me when i got lost on my first day, took me to a wineyard, organized surf and yoga lessons, and was always smiling. Seven days really went so fast i couldn´t believe it! The rooms were very clean and we had everything we needed. I will definitely come again!
Knudv V. Netherlands
This has a very friendly owner. Arrangements for extra surfing can be made. You can stay in shared rooms with 6 beds. It also has good prices, breakfast possibility in the morning, and cooking facilities. A hostel to come back to.
Me and my girl visited the place during mid-September for one week. The hostel is a paradise. We stayed in a shared room with 4 others. we had 2 bathrooms right next to our room, kitchen with everything needed in there and a barbecue right next to the kitchen outside. There is also a chill zone outside the hostel with two hanging beds, a couple of areas to hang around or just to relax during the day. The weather was nice and warm, windy with a lot of waves to surf on. The surfing school was very fun and exciting with friendly & funny instructors. It was only bad that it wasn't written anywhere that you get a discount for renting bikes/surfs or other equipment, but it was still a nice surprise when we found out at the store. The staff were nice and would definitely recommend coming here!
Huibert Vries Netherlands
I had a great time in the couple of days that I stayed at Chill Hill. The surf lessons I took where great and the hostel has friendly and helpful staff and I met some nice people to hang out with.
Would love to return here!
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