7 Waves Surf Hostel | SURF REVIEWS
7 Waves Surf Hostel courtyard with pool
7 Waves Surf Hostel
Rua Francisco Ribeiro 9, 2825-485 Costa da Caparica, Portugal
Average: 4.6 (8 votes)

7 Waves Surf Hostel


We are Allie and Ricardo, welcome to our beach house!

This family-owned hostel is the realization of lifelong dreams and long-term experience hosting couch surfers, teaching surf lessons, giving tours, and offering great times to fellow travellers in the Lisbon area. You can enjoy a Portuguese paradise at our big, beautiful red house, located only a 3 minute walk from the beach. We offer amazing and affordable surf classes, dinners and barbeques, day tours and camping tours, shuttles to and from Lisbon and the airport, and laundry services, as well as free bicycle use, lockers for your stuff, slots during the week where guests can sign up to teach and take classes, movie nights, and other fun activities. Our shared spaces include a large, cozy lounge area with handmade furniture, games, instruments, and a warm, roaring fireplace. There is an outside bar area with grill and wood-burning oven, a big lawn and swimming pool, hammock, and warm outdoor shower. Our kitchen is modern and fully equipped to put together excellent meals, with a great breakfast included, and coffee and tea available all day. We know a ton about Lisbon and the surrounding areas so don’t hesitate to ask for our help in planning your adventures.

Costa da Caparica is a funky beach town just outside of Lisbon with long stretches of beach and great waves year round. This is the closest surf destination to Lisbon. What makes our hostel’s location extra special is that our beach is semi-private, which means that it doesn’t get overwhelmed during the high season like other beaches in the area. We are located a 3-minute walk from the beach, so you can just grab your board or your beach towel and head right over. Transportation to and from the hostel is a cinch. You can organize shuttles and tours with us, or you can walk or take one of our free bikes to the bus-stop, train, or the 10-min ferry into Lisbon. Downtown Costa is just a short bike-ride or a leisurely walk away. We are also close to amazing natural areas like Arrabida that are great for hiking or tours.

Our 2 large dorms, small female dorm, and two private rooms feature custom graffiti art by Ricardo and friends, cozy bunk-beds, personal lights, and plenty of outlets. Towels are available to rent and bicycles are available to use for free. We strive to provide an unparalleled experience for our guests. Come learn, play, and have an amazing time at 7 Waves Surf Hostel.

7 Waves Surf Hostel policies and conditions:

Check-in time starts at 2 pm.
Check-out time is 11 am.
Please advise your arrival time.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Taxes included.

Breakfast included.


24-hour reception.

No curfew.

Pets are allowed at this property.

Private parties are allowed at this property.

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If you are looking for some chill place near to Lisbon 7waves is the best idea.
Always awesome vibes, so nice and helpful staff, atmosphere like at second home- but with great people and backpackers around you from all around the world.
> great location, just few minutes from the beach
> best surfteachers included!! Really, Goncalo is such a sweetheart. He is motivator number one and you´ll fall in love with surfing.

I had amazing time here, thanks guys. 100% recommended


If you are looking for Parties and spending some days close to Lisbon, this is a good place to stay. It only takes around 30 min by bus to Lisbon, so the location is perfect if you want to surf and do sightseeing in a great city.

The Hostel is 10 min from the beach of Sao Joao da Caparica. The hostel has a big garden with a swimming pool. There are also two cute dogs. The cleanliness is at best average. When I was there, it was very cold outside. The hostel does not have heating, so everyone tried to spend most of their time near the fireplace in the living room.


This place is just insanely amazing! I had the opportunity to work as volunteer for two months and I have to admit that I never found any other surfhouse that good as 7Waves: the location is easily reach by car, and bus; it is in front of an amazing forest, but at the same time close to the super market, 5 minutes walking from the surf spot and close to bus stop/boat to get to Lisbon. It has a swimming pool, few outside chill areas with hammocks and other places where to lay and read a book or just having a nap while sunbathing. Theres' a tree house and every morning they offer a good breakfast :)

The surfhouse is clean, well organized about rental boards and surf lessons: Ricardo the owner and Gonçalo, the surf teacher, are really good people and always available to answer to any question or to help you. They always organize different activities as bonfires at night, parties in Lisbon or just discovering the around area.

The energy that you breath in the surfhouse is really positive, is always full of people from all over the world that gonna make your stay unforgettable!
Sao Joao de Caparica and Costa de Caparica have most of the time amazing waves,even is summer!


I did not stay at 7-waves hostel, although I wish I did!!
I contacted Ricardo about board hire, as I already surf but did not have a board on me. They were very happy to hire a board to me, and even picked me up in the city centre and dropped me off. Theyre prices were very affordable and included wetsuit hire as well.
The team at 7 Waves are very fun and friendly, making my experience so much fun. I ended up going out with them again another day, took my friends out surfing, and I hope to do so in the future again.

Cheers for the epic experience!!

-Crazy aussie girl :P


We had a perfect time in this hostel. The staff is very friendly and helps you with whatever they can do for you. Dorms were clean and plenty of space to chill out around the house. The hostel is located that it is no problem to walk with your surfboard and gear to the beach. Goncalo, the surfteacher, has years of years of experience in surfing and you will be able to benefit out of that. During the lessons you always hear what you can do better. Even the smallest details which makes it a lot easier to learn how to surf. With this little tipps and tricks you can improve your surf skills at any level. Never had a better teacher in any kinds ever.


This Hostel is really one place you have to stay at if you are near Lisbon. The Atmosphere is great, the people are very kind. The Surflessons are perfect even if you have just a low budget and the Surfteachers Goncalo and Ricardo really care for their Students. You can also book private Lessons. The Dorms are clean and the chill out areas by the pool invite you to relax after a rough day of surfing :)
I enjoyed this residence very much!


7 Waves is a little slice of heaven on the Portugal coast. The surrounding area is super chill and has that awesome, rustic Portuguese charm. There are several cool little villages nearby; if you have time definitely check them out! The hostel has bikes, so you can easily peruse the surrounding area.

The hostel is beautiful inside and out. There's a really chill, large communal space inside, plus an awesome backyard with hammocks, a swimming pool, and a nice bar area to hang out. The vibe here is on point. Tons of awesome people pass through.

They have surfboards for rent, plus they offer surf classes daily. The surf instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and can help you advance at any skill level.

If you can, definitely stay here! You'll be soo happy you did!


We stayed at 7 waves surf hostel and it was absolutely excellent!! The accommodation is fantastic, clean and well looked after! The living room is massive with an awesome chill out area. The kitchen is big and clean and you are provided with all the cutlery and crockery you need. The garden is absolutely massive, with a swimming pool ( what more could you ask for?), hammocks and plenty more places to chill and relax, including a treehouse!
Everyone at 7 waves is so friendly and helpful, and if you stay there for a few days you feel like part of a family!
The surfing was incredible and the great thing is that the beach is just within walking distance! No having to drive to the beach and find somewhere to park etc... just pick up your board, a short walk and you are there!
We got to meet so many awesome people there and we had such a great time.
7 waves is a superb surf hostel and we will definitely be going back some day!! A big thanks to Ricardo, Goncalo and Vienna for the awesome time we had there. We'll be back guys!!


Great atmosphere, awesome chill-areas in the hostel, motivated staff.
Good for learning how to surf and getting better. Choice between several levels of boards, wetsuits provided.
Only negative thing is, that it takes a 10 minutes walk to get to the beach and the centre of Costa da Caparica is also like 30 Minutes walking away (but you can use the bicycles for free)