Hostel Caza de Sao Goncalo is an old 4 star hotel building that has been converted into a vintage hostel in Lagos, deep in the south west corner of Portugal. its right in the heart of the buzzing historical centre of town. all the bars and restaurants are there on the doorstep, great value Portuguese cuisine, international food too, bars to chill or party with original music and drink deals. all this within a 5 min (most of them less!) walk from the door. warning: walk home may take a little longer,....... Lagos is famous for its bars!!
Hostel Caza de Sao Goncalo has dorm rooms, 4 and 3 bed rooms, and also private double rooms for couples all rooms have their own private bathrooms. Breakfast is included in the room price.
there's a large communal room and a huge patio, with a stone jacuzzi, to hang out in, suck back a cold beer and get some sun, all surrounded by the building. the house is very old, its like a castle inside! carved stone stairs, original tile or wood parquet floors, antique furniture/fittings and rooms with high ceilings. you feel like royalty when you walk in the door of the oldest new Lagos hostel! We have plenty of beds in the house so big groups are welcome, and there's bbq nights, pizza nights etc....
there's a fully equipped (stainless steel restaurant equipment) kitchen to cook up a feast in, a laundry and free wifi for everyone. we have secure indoor parking for motorbikes or bicycles.
The reception has someone there 24hrs a day.
There's a great selection of activities in Lagos..... surfing, fishing, mountain biking, sailing, kite surfing, sea kayaks, boat charters, grotto trips, horse riding, skydiving to name just a few.
the owners of Hostel Caza de Sao Goncalo are Rodolfo, born and bred in Lagos, and tobe, south-west English guy living in Lagos for 21 years. so if you need anything to do or local knowledge, we can hook you up!!
Lagos has several beautiful beaches. the infamous Praia da Batata (potato beach) is less than 10 mins by foot, with caves, grottos and more secret beaches you can explore at low tide. meia praia is a 5km long open beach close by, Porto do mos, Praia do Camilo, Praia dona ana and more all there for you. enough beaches to go to a different one every day!
Cabo sao Vicente (cape st. Vincent) is a half hour drive from our lagos hostel, where people used to think the world ended.... of course that seems silly now that we know the world is flat. monchique is about 45 mins away, the algarves highest mountain, where you can see the entire west coast, south coast and even spain on a clear day.
getting to Hostel Caza de Sao Goncalois easy as Lagos has extremely good access...its the last stop on the train line, has buses from lisbon and seville, a motorway right to town and faro airport is an hour away by car.
our friendly staff are here to make you feel welcome, and help you maximise your stay in lagos....