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“Didn't want to ever leave - best time I've ever had” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rising Cock Hostel
Ranked #27 of 132 Specialty Lodging in Lagos
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
“Didn't want to ever leave - best time I've ever had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

I went backpacking through Spain and Portugal and Lagos was one of my first stops. Mama is the owner of the Rising Cock and she runs the entire place. She was very welcoming, hospitable, and sweet. The hostel was clean and well organized. I was in a room with 2 bunk beds, and it never felt crowded. Their backyard area and living room is always bustling with a young crowd and the party never stops. The location is amazing as it's only a 2 minute walk to the beach and is on a street with tons of restaurants. It's a little hard to find in the beginning, but once you find your bearings, it's a prime location. Mama made crepes every morning which were heavenly! She encouraged us to buy some fruit and she would add it into the crepes for us. It felt like a home away from home. I was there when it was the Rising Cock's anniversary, so they threw a huge party and gave out unlimited alcohol and food. It was one of the best times I've ever had. I had such a great time, that I cut out other destinations to stay longer!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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melbourne
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Watch out! This place looks fine, but after sleeping here for three nights i have bed bug bites all over me! same with my friends! this place knows about the bugs and does not want to deal with it! avoid if you want to keep away from the bugs!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Mama and papa make you feel very welcome at the rising cock! In a great location in Lagos, can be a little hard to find for the first time! Mammas crepes are amazing and her special tika tika tea is perfect! Didn't find the hostel to be dirty at all!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alexandra B
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

It's a hostel, don't expect to waltz into the showers barefoot without contracting some weird foreign fungus. Accomodation is basic but the party, people you meet and mama's crepes more than makes up for it! Great spot in Lagos, pretty central to everything and beautiful hidden beaches are a nice little walk away. Be careful not to miss the booze cruise, you won't get your money back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

The Rising Cock Hostel is in a fantastic location and the staff are very friendly in the family run hostel. The daily crepes made by mama every morning for breakfast make the stay even more enjoyable! Affordable prices for young budget back packers.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alex M
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Mumbai
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a straight up Party hostel . If you are not bothered about the cleanness then this is best hostel to be in Lagos for partying . well located closed to the bars and the beach is 5 mins walk .
They have pub crawls every day . This is the best party hostel I have ever been in my life .

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Monaal
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our stay at Rising Cock was perfect. My friends and I had an 4-bed room with an ensuite to ourselves, so we felt more like we were staying at a hotel. But we still had the social hostel vibe which was great. Mama is amazing! She makes crepes every morning for breakfast and makes you feel right at home. We didn't want to leave. Would definitely stay here again! We're already planning next years trip back.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jen_e06
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Property: Rising Cock Hostel
Address: Travessa do Forno 14, Lagos 8600-632, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
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Ranked #27 of 132 Specialty Lodging in Lagos
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Number of rooms: 12
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