Sun's out, time to chill out!

Our Hostel

We have a saying in Portugal: ‘armar-se em carapau corrida’ (armed like a racing mackerel). That’s what we call a little fish who is getting ahead of himself and needs to take a breath, grab a beer, and just chill. What’s the rush, anyway? It’s summertime, there’s a beach nearby, and you’re in a place with good food, good people, and good times to be had. The Racing Mackerel Hostel is a place for you to escape the race back home and relax with people who know how to enjoy life!
The Hostel was the family home for several generations of native Lacobrigans until recently, when we converted it into a place for you to stay, hang out, meet other travelers, and enjoy.
We’ve kitted it out with all the things we could think of that would make it an ideal place for a beach holiday. It has a fantastic location in the centre of old town Lagos within the medieval walls. It’s a short walk to the beach and is close to everything you might need such as supermarkets, shops, restaurants, bars, and pharmacies etc, as well as everything you don’t need but are awesome to have nearby, like one of the best burger bars in the world (seriously, there was a vote) and a mini-golf playground!
Relax, unwind, and hang out with friends in the open shared spaces. Cook up a decent breakfast in the kitchen before hitting the beach. Or ask our super friendly staff to give you some great tips on where to eat and what to do and see.

Our Rooms

There are four rooms to choose from:
  • 1 female only dorm with 4 beds
  • 1 mixed gender dorm with 4 beds
  • 1 mixed gender dorm with 6 beds
Each bed has its own bedside lamp and power outlet, so you’ll never have to fight with the others to charge your phone. A couple of the rooms even have a view of the ocean from the terrace.
All rooms share the toilets and common areas.

Free Wifi

Lockers with lock.

Washing Machine.

Shared dining and living rooms.

2 Bathrooms (1for the guys; 1 for the girls) with toilets, showers and mirrors.

Fully-equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave and oven.

Our Adventures

If you’re the adventurous type looking for something different to do, sign up for some climbing tours or just rent a bike. We’ve teamed up with Climbingalgarve who can take you out for a day of fun and sun, the way you never experienced!


Bike Rental

Enjoy an epic week of outdoor climbing in diverse and unique locations!

Our Team




Adventure Guide


Care Manager

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