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 offer a tranquil environment close enough to the fun but far enough to enjoy the quiet mornings and evenings that our side of the city center offers. We are located within walking distance to all of Lagos' fun and interesting places like the beaches, the bars, and the historical forts. Racing Mackerel Hostel is just within the old town's historical retaining walls. During the day we're a 20 minute walk from world famous beach Praia Dona Ana but just 10 minutes from two beautiful beaches Praia dos Estudantes and Praia Batata. Lagos' history is also very close by. It's just a short walk to the old churches and the fort that protected the town in the 17th century. Adventure and water activities are everywhere in Lagos. You would be hard pressed to not find a bike tour or a kayak rental! At night, old town comes alive with its numerous bars and clubs welcoming anyone and everyone looking for a good time. We have four rooms on offer. We have a 4-bed female only dorm and a 4-bed mixed dorm. We also have a larger 6-bed mixed dorm. We also offer one private room with a double occupancy bed in it. All rooms share bathrooms- a male bathroom and a female bathroom. Our 6-bed mixed dorm has a small balcony and all rooms have natural light from large windows. All windows have black out shutters. At Racing Mackerel, we play with the humor of the Portuguese people and their love for fish. Our rooms are decorated with fun and playful sayings about life related to fish. Racing Mackerel offers a full kitchen with washing machine, a common room with large dining table, sofa, and flat screen tv with cable channels. Racing Mackerel Hostel Policies and Conditions: Check in from 14:00 to 20:00 . Check out from 10:00 to 13:00 . Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property may pre-authorize your credit card before arrival. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. General: No curfew. Non smoking.