Hostel & Surfcamp 55 is a hostel in Portugal that also offers surf lessons and surf and yoga retreats.
from Switzerland, November 2020
"It was awesome"
The hostel is big and nice, full of cool people, lovely staff, and the surf lessons were good because I improved a lot as a complete beginner. Also Ericeira is like a paradise and it's true when they say you don't wanna leave once you get here!
from Germany, September 2020
"Great place to stay"
1) Great location
2) Good service
3) Well equipped kitchen, bathroom, bed and daily cleaning
4) Ofc you meet great people!
from Germany, August 2020
"I will be back!"
Amazing athmosphere, cool people and no stress. Perfect escape from the daily routine. Gonçalo provided clear communication and the transfer to and from the airport was effortless.
Thank You!!! :D
from France, August 2020
"Great surfing and great place to stay !"
Had an amazing time. The surf classes were a lot of fun, perfect for begginer and intermediate level. All the staff is super friendly and dedicated to make us have a great stay. The hostel is really nice and clean. Great vibes also, it felt like home.
from France, August 2020
Perfect location just aside the center of the city, and with an amazing view on the ocean.
Everything is clean and common areas are quite big.
All the team is also really nice and of good advice.
Rhea Bou Nassif
from France, August 2020
"Amazing experience, highly recommended"
This experience was one of the best experiences in my life.
The hostel has such a nice vibe, people are super cool, Katherina is the sweetest receptionist I’ve ever met. Gonçalo is super cool and chill!
If you want to have an amazing time in Ericeira, this is the place to be. People staying there are friendly, fun, they know how to chill, and also how to party 🎉
The surf lessons are also incredible. Miguel is a great coach, patient (with me 😂), -funny, and really cool!
HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended!
from Ireland, January 2020
"A great weeks surfing in Ericera"
A great team working in the hostel! From the moment I was greeted at the airport until I was dropped back I felt like I knew everyone already! The team here is very friendly and helpful. Our instructor Miguel really wanted everyone to learn and progress their surfing skills but most importantly he wanted people to have fun. Great week away and would recommend to friend's! Till next time
from Ukraine, November 2019
"Amazing experience in adorable place"
I had an outstanding experience there, everything was so cool!
The place by itself is very cozy, there're beautiful paintings in every room, each with it's own style. The kitchen/living room was a nice place to hang out and have warm talks with all the friendly people there.
Surfing experience was especially cool! Everything was well-organised according to the timetable, coaches (Miguel and Hugo) were very friendly and explained everything clearly.
I went to Ericeira Yoga studio, also enjoyed time there. I could choose which yoga I'd like to attend, so I had a possibility even to try Aerial Yoga, which was absolutely amazing!
Transfer was as agreed, Goncalo picked me up with his car, a bit later than I wrote but that wasn't a problem. We arrived fast to Ericeira having nice talks during the drive.
I would absolutely recommend this experience to everybody!
from Austria, October 2019
"Excellent experience "
Surf camp at 55 was amazing. The view is great, kitchen facilities complete, staff very friendly and accommodating, surf instruction second to none. Goncalo is the best coach. Highly recommended.
from Germany, October 2019
the adventure was amazing, I met nice people and learned a lot in a nice way
from Sweden, September 2019
"All those good reviews are true!!!"
I was s complete surfer newbie and decided to come here based solely on online reviews. Best decision ever. The instructors are very knowledgeable but also care that you have fun and feel comfortable in the water, which I really appreciated. The vibe of the hostel and the town is magical. I loved everything and will definitely return like many others did.
from Great Britain, September 2019
"Great vibe but weak organisation and transport breakdowns "
Such a great trip! I really enjoyed the accommodation and the communal areas. They have a very high standard of cleanliness and the look, layout and location of the place is very high. The surf beaches were great as well, consistent breaks for beginners and intermediate, once the camp gets started they’re consistently getting people’s surfing improved in each lesson. As one of the biggest companies in the area the camp also gets to use the better beaches for teaching during the high season
from Ireland, September 2019
"Good vibes and a great place to chill out"
Everything about this place will give you good vibes. Great owners, awesome staff, super clean rooms and a fab chill out space. You can tell that a lot of time and effort has been poured into this place to make it feel special. The surf lessons, instructors and all that jazz were top notch and a great way to meet the other guests and have a laugh. A great holiday, thanks guys!!!
from Italy, September 2019
" An awesome team that will allow you to stay, surf and relax"
Do you want to learn how to surf well, while having great time in a friendly and funny environment? Then book your holiday in Surf Camp 55!! I had wonderful time in Hostel 55, so a huge thanks to Gonçalo and Andreia the lovely owners!
The kindness and smile of Dagy and Marijn will welcome you in a beautiful and artistic hostel, they are always available to help and very useful for making your stay cozy. The skill of the surf teachers: Miguel, Gonçalo, Joao and Hugo will help you to learn how to surf while having a lot of fun. Lessons are for every levels and held with great preparation, professionalisms and patience. To sum up an awesome team that will allow you to “stay, surf and relax”! Last but not least every room of the hostel (very clean) is a piece of art as they have different styles and are painted by a local artist. I highly recommend Hostel&Surfcamp55!!!!
from Netherlands, September 2019
"Best holiday ever!"
First experience in surfing and honestly I didn't know what to expect. It turned out to be the BEST HOLIDAY I EVER HAD! Gonçalo and Andreia are the best, friendly and kind people I've ever met! Thanks to the kindess of Dagy and Marijn I felt like at home and a huge thanks to Hugo, Miguel and Joao I really enjoyed learning, while having lots of fun, how to surf! I will definetely come back! :)
Philippine De Castelbajac
from France, August 2019
"Kind people, good vibes and nice place"
We spent one week to Hostel 55 and really enjoyed our stay ! Marijn welcomed us very well and was always sweet and very helping. The owner was also nice and always willing to find solutions and provide a good stay in her place.
Rooms have fun and nice decoration and it is close to the city center, yet not too close to avoid too much noise at night. Kitchen is shared and there is a terrace to meet new people easily and cook your own food. Surf instructors were always smiling and giving best advices to master the pop-up and make the most of our time in the water ! We would love to come back again and enjoy another Ericeira experience with crew 55 :)
from Great Britain, July 2019
This hostel is one of the best I have ever been to, the staff are amazing, so friendly and so helpful. There was nothing that was too much trouble and the standard of cleanliness was incredible. It’s in an amazing location and has such a warm and friendly atmosphere I cannot recommend it enough. The surf instructors were so much fun and so professional. Thank you for having me I’ll definitely be coming again!!
from Finland, July 2019
"Surf Camp 55 is the chillest, cosiest and best surfcamp!"
The good vibe at the Hostel and in the water with the instructors!
from Hungary, June 2019
"A fun place to be"
Everyone was so nice and helpful. The hostel was amazing. Surfing was fun, instructors were filled with energy and entrtaining. A very good place to start your surfing experience. I had really good times, thanks guys!
from United States, June 2019
"Awesome waves, Awesome vibes"
I always believe it is not important to surf where, it is important to surf with who. It was great hostel, great instructors and very friendly environment. Location of hostel is awesome! Boards and wetsuits were fine. Very helpful hostel workers (Daggi <3). I would definitely go again.
from United States, June 2019
Wonderful all around...
from Norway, May 2019
"Good times in Ericeira "
The surfing was pretty tough (I’m a total beginner) but the vibe of Ericeira and also the hostel was really chill and once I had to go it was hard to say goodbye because I had so much fun there.
from Great Britain, May 2019
"Awesome Vibe "
I love it all. The surf coaches and staff were awesome. Thank you
from France, April 2019
"Best experience in my life !!!"
I loved most of all the people and the cool and easy going atmosphere in the hostel. Everyone I met (from the owners, instructor, receptionist to the people staying in the hostel) they are incredible and special people with such a good energy. The surf was amazing, perfect beach to learn to surf. Honestly one if not THE best experience I've ever had. No doubts I'll be back soon to Ericeira. Fully grateful with the people of Hostel & Surfcamp 55.
from Lebanon, April 2019
"Great Place !!"
Everyone is great at SurfCamp 55.
Goncalo,Andrea, Daggi were great hosts, very friendly, and very helpful.
Hugo and Miguel are experienced surf coaches and always look for what’s best for their students. Miguel is a great guy, very genuine, and friendly. You should always trust him because he gives his students the best advice. (Bad pool player though)
Will definitely come back
from United States, April 2019
"Hostel that feels like home!"
I loved everything about this hostel. Everyone there creates such a good vibe, owners, instructors, hostel Manager, even the visitors pick up the energy right away. Everything is very clean and very well looked after.
I can’t wait to go back! 😊
from United States, February 2019
"Great staff, great place and great location "
Such a beautiful hostel! Great location, right on the ocean and close to stores and bus station! Super friendly and cool staff and the surf lessons were awesome. Amazing experience overall
from Germany, January 2019
The management caters to your needs and tries to help you. I met Goncalo and Andrea, they are both sweethearts and try to meet your expectations. My room was cold the first day and they gave me a portable heater. I stayed in a private room on the second floor with a beautiful ocean view. The weather was fantastic, the hostel is within walking distance to everything (supermarket, general shopping, laundromat etc). The airport transfer was very comfortable as well. I highly recommend them! They are starting renovations this month, the rooms will be insulated.
from Switzerland, November 2018
"Thank you guys."
from Egypt, October 2018
Coaches ,hostile vibe ,location
from Sweden, October 2018
"Great experience! "
This was a really great experience! I was a total beginner when arriving to Ericeira, but with great instructors and good surfing conditions I was able to improve alot during my stay. I had such a great time that after my week I just had to stay 10 more days. Thank you & see you next year!
from Germany, September 2018
"Its a lifestyle"
The overall vibe. Everybody is easy going and friendly, the nature and the ocean are gorgeous and the feeling you get when you catch your first wave.
Jorge Bravo Medina
from Sweden, September 2018
"Nice city Nice hostel "
The people at the hostel were great , and the surf lessons were also great , it was a really good time in Ericeira!!
from Czechia, September 2018
"I can not say anything bad"
everything was just perfect. The staff at the hostel was super nice and helpful and all of my instructors were good - they told me a lot about surfing and I didn’t want to leave the hostel at all.
from Italy, September 2018
"One week not only of surfing"
The overall vibe was very positive. Everyone in the hostel was friendly and easy going so lots of laughs during surf lessons and nice time spent together afterwards.
from Great Britain, August 2018
"The Best Hostel I've Ever Been To!"
Hostel 55 is the most welcoming hostel I've ever been to. The staff are incredible and will help you with anything you need. The rooms are clean, fun, and comfortable. I felt so safe and relaxed here - it felt like home. During the week, I met so many amazing people, and it was due to the fact the hostel has such a calm and relaxed vibe. I'd never surfed before and the instructors were amazing. Now I've fallen in love with surfing and Ericeira. Hostel 55 is the best.
from Italy, August 2018
Very good vibes and cool guys
from Norway, July 2018
Overall The hostel, the receptionist, the instructors (Gonzales, Hugo and Fernando (or how the f there names is spelled correctly)) were all fantastic and super welcoming, and a place i definitely would book for a 3th stay, and take surf lessons again !
The instructors are really interested in giving you the best experience, and helping you to learn/get better at surfing on your own terms !
The receptionist is just amazing, welcoming and will find a solution that fit your needs for the stay. She gives the place that last sprinkle, that just makes the whole stay and the atmosphere at the hostel fantastic!
The hostel has the right location, it's near the city center and ocean, but still has a quite cozy backyard etc.
Would recommend this !
from United States, July 2018
Great surf lessons
from Germany, July 2018
"Memorable surfing experience )"
Friendly personal, good surfing equipment, comfortable house, well equipped kitchen. Yoga lessons were perfect for relaxation after some hours of paddling :)
from Germany, June 2018
The atmosphere and the stuff
from Canada, June 2018
Hostel 55 fosters a great atmosphere for solo travellers. I had a wonderful experience and met some amazing people. The hostel was very clean and surf instructors were great. Would definitely recommend!
from Great Britain, June 2018
"Surf break! "
Great place to stay, perfect for a surf trip! Felt very welcomed and there was a great vibe. Definitely considering returning in the future.
from Great Britain, June 2018
"Friendly hostel with lovely guests and staff"
Had an amazing time in Ericeira, the owner, manager and the instructor are super friendly. Everyone staying at the Hostel is so approachable and keen on meeting new people and do extra activities. The packaged offered by the Hostel is very worth it as it works out much cheaper than paying for everything individually. Great facilities, although would encourage organizing hostel nights and maybe just music in the background in the living room. Otherwise the kitchen is great, the hostel is EXTRA clean and the manager is treating you like a King. Thanks for the stay, would definitely come back & recommend it.
Monica Enicnar Hernandez
from Spain, May 2018
Everything, that was no close, we could to organizaed ourself. Was flexibel and without inconvenients.
from Ireland, May 2018
"Good Waves, People, Yoga and chill time"
Variety of Waves in such a small area from beginner to advanced.
Local people of the hostel/area were really friendly.
Yoga instruction was excellent.
Town is lovely and there lots of good food to eat, and nice little bars
Gagan Rajesh Khaira
from Germany, May 2018
Everything was awesome. It is really recomended for every Beginner atleast. Maybe also perfect for the Advanced. just can say, go there to feel it
from France, May 2019
GREAT PLACE ! AWSOME VIBE!
I had a great time in Ericeira 🧘♂️🧘♀️💃
Gonzalo, the manager welcomes you at the airport with a cool surf look, hats and skatter short ...and very relax vibe. Very pro, he is on time and has great conversation.
Andreia, Gonzalo's partner and also co manager. It looks like, she always gets out of a meditation, yoga class...not only because of the look, legging and fitness outfits...but also because she is super kind and makes sure you have everything you need.
Great couple, great energy! they both speak perfect english.
Hostel 55 is great! the single "Pirates" room is great. While looking at the treasure map on the wall, you can look at the see view..🤩🤩
The collective kitchen is very practical. you can put your food in little boxes on the kitchen shelves, so everything stays in order.
Staff is great! Daggi and all the surf instructors team!
THANKS! FOR THIS AMAZING TIME! 😁
from Croatia, April 2019
from Germany, April 2019
Das Hostel ist mit Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet und sehr sauber. Eine Reinigungskraft kam täglich. Die Organisation der Surf-Lessons lief einwandfrei und wir hatten viel Spaß mit den kompetenten Surf-Lehrern. Das Gesamtpaket hat gestimmt, auf jeden Fall weiterzuempfehlen!
from Netherlands, October 2018
"It’s all about the experience "
I really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. The surfing classes were a bit chaotic which for me added to the experience. In a positive way. It forces me to stay in the ‘I’m on a holiday’ mode. The yoga classes where very well organised and I felt comfortable even though I don’t practice yoga much.
from Spain, August 2018
It couldn’t be better, I totally recommend to go
from Portugal, December 2020
Amazing vibe with excellent instructors. I went to improve my surfing and achieved all my goals and more.
from Germany, October 2020
+ staff and teachers are very friendly and helpful
+ Hugo is a great teacher and really cares about your progress
from Germany, October 2020
"Good for a short stay, not quite for a relaxing holiday"
Surflessons were nice, teachers were fun. Be aware that most of the beaches have rocks underneath, so you need to wear boots to surf. The transfer to/from the airport was quick, Goncalo made sure to go to a time that suits you. He was also available everytime you need something or have a question.
from France, October 2020
"See you next year !"
All the staff are very friendly and helpful.
Miguel the surf teacher is effective, I'm happy to have made good progress in 1 week.
from Switzerland, August 2020
I loved every bit of it and will be back soon. Fell in love with surfing in this camp. Great Location, People, Instructors & Hostel.
from Great Britain, August 2020
"Short but sweet stay"
I only stayed for 4 days but it was waay better than I expected.
The atmosphere is great all the staff are super friendly and helpful. All the facilities in the surf house are good and clean. There is no food provided, but there are plenty of restaurants around with amazing food.
The surfing lessons were excellent, Miguel and Hugo are great and have a lot of patience and will explain everything to you which is super useful if you are a beginner surfer like me :)
The other people who stayed in the surf house were super nice, we had a lovely house bbq together one night.
I recommend this to everyone who is looking for a great and chilled surfing experience and I will definitely come again(hopefully really soon :) )
from Israel, October 2019
great location, cool hostel, close to the supermarket and city center
from Austria, September 2019
"Great instructors for any level! "
The instructors were so good! They are real strict, which helps a lot to improve. I had surfed before and was worried about having to start all over again, but they perfectly adopt to ones needs and skills. I really enjoyed my surf classes a lot and also felt like I improved! I can totally recommend it for any surf level!
from Sweden, August 2019
"Best week ever!"
Amazing food, friendly people and good vibes. Very friendly and helpful hostel managers and overall just a great experience!
from Austria, July 2019
"Awesome surf camp"
Really love the vibe of the hostel. Small enough so that you get to hang out with everyone there. The surf instructors are super helpful. Had a great time and will definitely be back!