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Rising Cock Hostel
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

The bedding was quite surprisingly bad, and the hostel was almost empty. The girl at reception was not officially supposed to check us in, but was very friendly.
Mama's crepes in the morning were fantastic though!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

I stayed at Rising Cock back in July 2009 with 6 of my girlfriends. We absolutely loved our time in Lagos and went from 2 nights to 5 at the Rising Cock Hostel.

Because there was so many of us, we were put in the apartment which is located a couple of streets back from the hostel. The apartments were alot nicer then the dorm rooms so we were glad. Its an average hostel in terms of the rooms/cleanliness/etc. But Rising Cock stands out because of the homely atmosphere and great vibe. Mama and Papa are the cutest Portugese couple who make you feel at home! Mama makes home-made crepes every morning while you sit and chat with her and other guests. Such a great touch!

They also offer a fun booze cruise!

Loved Lagos and would recommend Rising Cock purely because of Mama and Papa!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

The staff was awesome, the breakfast better than expected in a hostel. Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed June 23, 2011

I stayed at the rising cock with a friend as we were backpacking through Europe. Honestly, we picked the hostel on a whim as it was one of the first things to come up when we googled "places to stay in Lagos". We were on our fourth week of travel, and really just looking for a place to crash and maybe grab a drink or two. What we found at the rising cock was completely different.

The rooms [...] (8 bunks in a room) and were absolutely wild. The place was filled mostly with large groups of British weekend travelers who were looking for a "spring break experience" and weren't all that friendly to the mere two of us. It was a nightmare to sleep there after several weeks of hard traveling, and I would NEVER recommend staying at the rising cock for anyone wanting to sleep, or for anyone planning to stay there with a group
of less than 8. In addition, it was very overpriced for a dorm type hostel.

All said though, the hostel was clean and staff was friendly. Might make a good getaway for people who want three days of hardcore partying before returning home. For that reason, I give it a 3, but just DON'T stay there if you plan on sleeping at all.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

The staff are friendly, location is great, the rooms suck and it's over priced. It's te popular and trendy place people mention.

Also, too many people go there as it's a party hostel Aka looking for a party people, not people that are the party.

All of Lagos is a party, you could sleep on a tent outside the city and make friends.

Stayed one night, checked out the next. I mean it's cool just totally not worth the cash as the rooms suck and the catch is it's a party place, who parties in a hostel anyways ehe you're in Lagos?!?

  • Stayed: July 2010
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