How often do you see a combination of world class beaches, surfing and vibrant city life? Lisbon Surf Camps can offer all this in one incredible holiday package! There’s always a wave worth riding in the Lisbon area, and on the rare occasion there isn’t, you can explore a cultural mishmash of art, history and other incredible activities in Portugal’s incredible capital city!
Swells here are sucked up from the South, and provide waves around the whole coastline until the North West. Temperate summers and mild winters provide optimum surfing conditions for the whole year – there is no bad time to visit. So the following Lisbon Surf Camps can be booked all-year-round to suit your calendar.
|Number of surf spots||7|
|Water Temperature||June - November are the warmest months, where temperatures can range from 17-22°C (63-70°F).
December-May temperatures peak at 20°C (66°F) in May, and are at their lowest in 14°C (58°F) in March.
|Swell||Large swell window.
The bay picks up swells from the South whilst the Estoril coast shelters surf spots from booming NW swells and winds.
These swells are consistent.
|Nearest Airports||Lisbon Portela Airport is 7km from the centre. This is 15 minute drive.|
Lost Inn Lisbon Hostel
Traditional Lisbon can be experienced at the Lost Inn Lisbon Hostel. It lies in the historical district of Chiado, which offers a mix of art, history and culture to all who visit. Reviewers often comment on how this enriches their experience and helps them make the most of visiting the capital! The building itself is a renovated eighteenth century house – don’t worry there’s still free wifi throughout.
This hostel is perfect for people who are interested in atmosphere, friendly locals and food. An array of delicious restaurants and vibrant nightclubs are nearby. Alternatively guests can cook their own food in the well equipped kitchen. This can be enjoyed in communal dining areas or the comfortable shared lounge – which offers sofas, computers, cable TV, DVD player and a movie library. A delicious daily breakfast included in the room rate is also offered in the dining area.
This hostel offers a variety of dormitories. Four, six, eight and ten bed mixed dorms can be booked. Six and eight bed female only dormitories can also be booked. Alternatively guests can book a bed in a superior four or six bed dorm. Smaller, private rooms are available with double or twin beds. Every room here has a shared bathroom, wooden floors and city views.
BoHo Guesthouse Rooms & Apartments
This property has one of the best rated locations in Lisbon, particularly for solo travellers who rate it 9.5/10 on Booking.com. The well known bars, clubs and restaurants of Cais do Sodré are just two minutes on foot; and although guests are welcome to self cater in the on-site communal kitchen, the popular Ribeira Market and its gourmet dining options are just three minutes away!
Chiado, the iconic historical district is just 500m away. The Tagus river is also nearby. Having such a variety of attractions offers a more diverse trip for those who fancy a break from the surf. However, if all you need is to just kick back and relax, there is a comfy shared lounge for guests to unwind in.
Twin, double, triple and quadruple rooms can be booked. These are all available with an external private bathroom. Free wifi is available throughout all rooms. Although some rooms feature a seating area, guests are also welcome to use the downstairs shared lounge for relaxing.
Lisboa Garden Hostel
Lisboa Garden Hostel is situated in the heart of the city, overlooking leafy streets and cobbled roads. A variety of surf spots are easily accessible, whether on foot or public transport. There are many other attractions that are also in arms reach from the property. It is around 600 m from Liberty Avenue and around 900 m from Dona Maria II National Theatre to name but a few.
Like other Lisbon Surf Camps, this hostel offers a daily continental breakfast. This is guaranteed to fill you up for the day, whether that be filled with surfing or one of Lisbon many attractions is up to you! Free wifi is also available throughout all the rooms and shared lounge.
Those travelling in a pair can book themselves into a twin or bunk bed room, both with a shared bathroom. For a lower cost, a bed in a four bed mixed dorm can be booked. Studio, two-bed and three-bed apartments can also be booked that sleep four, six and nine respectively on an array on double, single and sofa beds. All rooms come with a seating area and toaster, with some including a kitchen that holds a dishwasher and oven.
Contador Mor Guesthouse
Reviewers frequently comment on the good value provided by this hostel! Rooms are clean, large and beautifully decorated. They feature gorgeous high ceilings and big windows which let in lots of light and provide views of the square. These aren’t the only views from this property as mountain, ocean, castle and city views are also offered – some of the best of all Lisbon Surf Camps!
Staff provide fast communication, easy check in and valuable advice. The hostel is run by locals who love the city, and are enthusiastic to share it with guests. Check in and other communication is offered in four different languages! These are Portuguese, French, Spanish and English – and this often helps people feel like they are in a home away from home.
All rooms here are suites. Guests can choose whether these are standard or double rooms, as well as what floor they are on. Whether the room has air conditioning is another thing that guests can opt in and out of. All rooms are fitted with a kettle, a private bathroom equipped with a shower, and free WiFi. Certain rooms here provide a river view.
SafeStay is easily accessible, not only is it close to the beach but also to Central do Rossio Train Station (just 200m away). Because of it’s strategic location at the boundary of Bairro Alto, the property provides breathtaking views over Avenida da Liberdade, the Baixa and the Tagus River. This area offers friendly locals, monuments and architecture galore!
Decor at the hostel very stylish, and perfectly dresses up the renovated eighteenth century building. Renovation and decoration was completed by young Portuguese artists, which gives the hostel a unique edge over other Lisbon Surf Camps. Soak up this atmosphere along with the city views from the large roof terrace or the courtyard and garden.
Private rooms here come in the form of double and twin rooms. The majority of rooms here are dormitories. Female only dorms are either six or eight beds, while mixed dorms can have between four and fourteen beds. Some rooms have polished wooden floors and original fireplaces. Free WiFi is available throughout the all the rooms.