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Information about Racing Mackerel Hostel Hotel

Offering a tranquil environment, the Racing Mackerel Hostel is located in the centre of Lagos and is within a 20-minute walk from the stunning beaches of Dona Ana, Batata, Estudantes and Pinhão. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. There are 2 mixed dormitories and 2 gender specific available. In addition, for those that wish more privacy, double rooms are available and offer access to shared bathroom facilities. Rooms and dormitories are well-lit and include black-out shutters and a decoration inspired in the love that Portuguese have for fish. Set within the medieval walls of Lagos’ Old Town, Racing Mackerel Hostel is within walking distance from a great variety of restaurants, bars and stores where guests can taste the treasures that Algarve has to offer. A communal kitchen and a lounge with a dining area and flat-screen cable TV are at guests’ disposal. Across the Bensafrim River guests will find the Lagos Train Station 1.6 km away and further away, the extensive Meia Praia Beach. The city of Portimão is 19 km away while the surfing paradise of Sagres is 32 km away. Faro International Airport is 90 km away.

Please inform Racing Mackerel Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours. Please note that the property will request a government issued identification document at check-in. Please note that payment will be requested at check-in

Services of Racing Mackerel Hostel Hotel

  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • First aid kit available
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key card access
  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke alarms
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Adult only
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Street parking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Adult only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Terrace
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Lockers
  • Internet services
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Daily housekeeping
  • WiFi
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • WiFi available in all areas
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Cashless payment available


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Once your booking is confirmed, you can only request our NoProblem Check-in service and add extra luggage to your booking. In general, requests for additional baggage are confirmed within 7 days.

At what time can I have my room? And what time do I have to leave?

Check-in and check-out times vary according to the property. However, the schedules are usually as follows:
  • Hours of arrival ( check-in ) from 14:00.
  • Departure times ( check-out ) at 11:00.
In the confirmation e-mail you will find information about timetables, and if the hotel has a 24-hour reception.

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