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Surf' in Monkeys Surfcamp
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“coming back next year...what more to say?”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

After 10 days of being on the road and having traveled up from faro we where happy to be finally in a 'home' . Upon arrival we where welcome by joao & team and then went ahead on a 24 hours sleep ;)
Only after that short ;) rest we realized how original the concept of the hostel was (mind you we had an ensuite room with wifi, fridge and cable tv ... so not quite like i remember hostels from my younger years but much more resembling and better hotel room..)! We particularly loved the interior design and the concept of having no fixed prices for extras but a box fro voluntary contributions !!!

Amazed by the wide range of activities we decided to come back here next year.

The only negative part was the group of people that had organized a dinner one evening that ended up with many drinks and loud laughter until late night - we apologize to the other guests that we disturbed although i think all people in house where there with us ;)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

the best hostel i have ever been in...
nice atmosphere, nice people, nice theme, nice design, nice terrace, nice room, nice everything loved the "trust box" ...what can i say.... it's EXCENTRIC!!!!
i really love it, i will come here whenever i will go to Porto...
Truly recommend it!

Room Tip: basement room!no6...close to the games room!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Aveiro, Portugal
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

The hostel had big rooms and common areas are very charming. Is clean. Is near to the beach. Very young style. LOVELY DECOR. :) I recommend to all those looking for a hostel with harmony and joy. Nice for couples. Nice for couples with friends. Nice for all your friends.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cph
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

You should know when choosing oporto excentric that the kitesurfing part is an hour drive and half an hour of packing up and down twice, because it is at an other location Esposende. The hostel is very nice and clean. There is app. 15 min walk a long the road to the nearest substation, from where you can get to Porto city in 25 min, or to the airport. In the other direction on the road, that is to the left when facing the road, you get to the very huge shopping centre Northe Shopping, where you can get everything til midnight incl very decent meals. On the way there is a 24 hour pharmacy on the other side of the road just before the roundabout. I din,t try surfing, but the wawes looked great, and it is just at the end of the metroline a few stops away.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Paris, France
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Very good and atyipical hostel. Big rooms but they allow some privacy. Common areas are very pleasant. I just loved the 'trust box' concept wich let you pick some things when you don't feel like going out to eat or run errands (like pasta, chocolate bars, water, etc) for a very good price (1euro a kilo of pasta!) and you just put the money on the trust box. It is near a big mall but a little far from the beach (about 3km) and downtown (30mn by electric car). Fortunately, Joao gave us a 10 trips bus card.
Defenitely a good place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

It was so much fun to stay in the hostel! It was very quiet when i was there, but it was in the beginning of the season and i was travelling alone. I really liked the interior of the hostel, very young and cosy. The service was great, Inez and Joao Pedro are the nicest couple and i had so much fun surfing with Manel! Xx Iris

  • Stayed June 2012
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Really nice hostel with very kind couple who is owning this and made it to a great spot to stay in Porto! I was here with a friend of mine for the first time in Portugal. We had also the kitecourse and this was good arranged with pick up and nice places to go, unfortunately we only had 2 days of wind. The other days we were surfing on the beach at Porto.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Surf' in Monkeys Surfcamp
Address: Estrada da Circunvalacao 16002, Matosinhos 4450-100, Portugal (Formerly Oporto Excentric Design Hostel)
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Matosinhos
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Matosinhos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surf & Nature: For those who look for a quiet, safe and central place. Our hostel is a true Oporto Design house full of charm, where tradition and comfort meet perfectly. We are connected with sport, here people from all over the world can enjoy the surf, become friends and exchange experiences in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere. The Hostel is very comfortable and amazingly charming. Central and next to the beach! We have 5 rooms with a unique concept: All the rooms are customized! We are near the sea, city park, and Foz, which is full of cafes, bars and gardens by the sea make this area one of the most popular in Oporto. In 5 mins bus you can find restaurants with typical Portuguese food (lots of fresh seafood), bakeries, traditional groceries and shops with typical products from the region. Surf rental and surf lessons are available to our guests. Surf' in Monkeys Surfcamp occupies a strategic position between the city center and the Oporto International Airport, offering great transportation links. It is easy to reach all major attractions in Oporto. Each attraction is within a small distance of the property, which allows you to wander freely and discover the little pleasures that the city has to offer. In Winter, all surf, body board, sail and windsurf lovers find in the Northern sea the ideal settings to play these sports. Facilities:• Breakfast included (self- service)• Guest Kitchen• Credit Card Accepted• Reading Light• Internet Wi-Fi and computer Free• Heat• Hairdryer• Bed linen and bath towels Free• Tv, games and DVD• Towels are included.• Free parking* Big shop and supermarket next to us* Recycling facilities.*** Free parking in front of the Hostel. ... more   less 
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