Hostel & Surfcamp 55 is a hostel in Portugal that also offers surf lessons and surf and yoga retreats.

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from United Kingdom, November 2021

"The hostel is lovely. Very clean. Good vibe. Lovely location"

Beautiful views to the sea. Close to lots of great restaurants. Surf lessons every day. Michel is an amazing instructor. Giving lots of good personal feedback. It’s good to go with a chilled out attitude as sometimes we had to wait on the beach for a while for the tide to come in and if the waves were messy we had to wait our turn to surf next to the instructor.

Hans-peter Kothgasser

from Austria, October 2021

"One week in Ericeira"

There were so many lovely people in this hostel. I really got one of my best times here.

I will come back for sure :)


from France, October 2021


Super Nice Vibe around and in the hostel, and the facilities were Great! The surfinstructors were also super Nice, but the website Said that it would be groups of max 6. Peopel, which was not the case…😅 A bit annoying and less time to each individual.

Sofia Dock

from Denmark, October 2021

"good surf experience"

We had a brilliant teacher called Miguel Mira on our first day anad then another Miguel from Action Waves the rest of our week. Miguel was a great teacher in every way and always put our safety first. we had 2 girls aged 12 and 14 with us so he took extra care making sure they got a good experience. To add to his great skills he had a great sense of humour which we all appreciated :)

Pavel Alekseiev

from Ukraine, October 2021

"First trip abroad"

vibes, people, location, local food, coaches

Dominik Lindner

from Germany, October 2021

"Great vacation with amazing expierences"

The staff was very relaxed and nice. Everything is very basic and easy going. The people in the hostel were all very nice and everyone treated each other respectfully (no loud parties at night). There are many affordable restaurants within walking distance. The supermarket is also close by and one has a great kitchen to take care of themselves. From many rooms one can see the see and there are beaches within walking distance. Surf instructors were very nice and we had a blast with them. This was one of my best holidays I ever spend. I was totally stressed out from work and the place helped me to find balance again.

Lotta Hytönen

from Finland, September 2021

"will be coming back next year!"

I loved it! Location and accommodatio is really nice. I loved the surf lessons, here you actually learn how to surf and they are really considerated of the safety when you are in the water. Would recommend this place and will be coming back next yeaf for sure.

Bogdan Petre

from Germany, October 2020

"Great experience"

+ 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.

Guillaume Arnould

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 Israel, October 2019

"Nice hostel!"

great location, cool hostel, close to the supermarket and city center

Axel Eriksson

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!

Elles Houweling

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!

Nick Roveda

from Netherlands, November 2021

"Great experience and surf"

The best surf camp i have been so far. Great location and great vibe. The hostel is perfectly located and has a very good vibe.

Miguel, the surf instructor, was brilliant in that he was prepared, fun to be around, and always made us feel safe in the water.

Harry Wigglesworth

from United Kingdom, November 2021

"Great place to stay in Ericeira"

Great location, great hostel, great surf instructors - can't recommend enough, hope to return!


from Portugal, November 2021

"Hostel & Surfcamp 55 was better than expected"

The surfing teacher Miguel is super nice and very direct in his teaching method. Surfing groups are usually small (5). The hostel is small, which makes it more like a big family. Hostel staff is very nice and always trying to help. I will definitely return there!

Eric Reppo

from Estonia, October 2021

"Great father/son experience"

I had a great time myself. Instructor was great. Accomdation was well suited. I really appeciated the attention they gave to my 13 year old son. He loved it which made my trip even more enjoyable.

Matilde Bechmann

from Spain, September 2021

"Lovely place to meet new people and surf!"

Even though I was a total beginner I was taken care of so kindly! Both the hostel and the surf instructors were very down to earth, kind and professional. The safety was a high priority which for me meant a lot. I would defiantly recommend this hostel to a friend and might as well come back at some point. I had a lovely week in surf camp 55!

Emanuel Silva

from Portugal, December 2020

"Amazing experience!"

Amazing vibe with excellent instructors. I went to improve my surfing and achieved all my goals and more.

Robin Reber

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 Switzerland, August 2020

"Perfect Week"

I loved every bit of it and will be back soon. Fell in love with surfing in this camp. Great Location, People, Instructors & Hostel.

Barbara Skender

from United Kingdom, 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 :) )

Gary Sauer

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

Laura Chetail

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.

Manon Camus

from France, August 2020

"All positive"

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!

Clive Slevin

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

Sabina Ismailova

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!

Darren Thompson

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.

Diana Yule

from Germany, October 2019

"great experience"

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 United Kingdom, 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

Alan Murphy

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!!!

Michela Berta

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!!!!

Carolina Ferranti

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! :)


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!

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 :)

Ellie Crew

from United Kingdom, 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!

Judit Andrassy

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!

Alper Alsan

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...

Emil Ackre

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.

Tamzin Dixon

from United Kingdom, May 2019

"Awesome Vibe "

I love it all. The surf coaches and staff were awesome. Thank you

Francisco Tinelli

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.

Elias Teeny

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

Marina Pavlovic

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! 😊

Cindy Chaed

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

"Very pleased..."

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.


Flore Muguet

from France, May 2019


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!



Marina Vulin

from Croatia, April 2019

"wonderful experience"

great people

great rooms

great cleaness

great guests

great weather

Nina Faber

from Germany, April 2019

"Tolles Gesamtpaket"

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!