Nice Way Hostel and Surf Camp (Cascais, Portugal)

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Avenida Tenente Coronel José Pessoa 15, Cascais, Lisbon Area, 2750-500, Portugal
Tel: +34 828 680 066,
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Prices from 336.00€  per week
Average Rating: 9.0
Total Votes:7
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Summary

Installed on iconic buildings of historical heritage, the Nice Way Hostels offers memorable experiences on the most emblematic villages and cities of Portugal.

Since 2011, we are a new home for our clients. We provide unique experiences, and make each of our guests feel at home, creating new and long lasting friendships, allowing them to explore the best our country has to offer while living as locals during their stay.

In addition to the comfort and unique design, all of our Hostels have a different personality.The Nice Way Cascais Hostel, is also a Surf Camp, where you can find the beach mood everywhere around the house. The hostel is located in a historic house, surrounded by beautiful gardens and only 5 minutes walk to the main beach, restaurants and night life.

We are real, contemporary, affordable and authentic!

We will give you just 3 reasons why you stay with us, but there are more, much more!

1- We are locals! The Nice Way Team is from Cascais, lives in Cascais and is in love with Cascais.
2- We are truly a Surf Camp! You will have an experience full of fun in one of Cascais beach where we surf all year round with waves for all levels.
3- We are located in the center of Cascais! The hostel is located at only 5 minutes walk to the main beach, restaurants and night life.

A Hostel and a Surf Camp! Enjoy the sun, the beach and learn to surf, you’ll love the experience!

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ABOUT THE SURF CAMP


LOCATION AND SURF CONDITIONS

Cascais is a former fishing village that became famous as a resort for Portugal's royal family in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, Cascais is one of the most appreciated tourist destinations in Portugal, surrounded by wonderful beaches, gardens and historic palace resembling villas. Cascais is also a surfing paradise with world-class waves all year round. Cascais, known as the Portuguese surf capital, is a stage for many national and international surf events. After an amazing surf day, you can enjoy a delicious dinner in any of the many fresh seafood restaurants spread around the village. A sublime cuisine, friendly and hospitable people, world class-waves and fantastic weather make Cascais a privileged destination.



CAMP CHARACTER

In our camp we welcome people of all ages but most of our guests range between 20 to 40 years of age. Our house has 16 rooms, 5 of which are private rooms. We have 7 dorm rooms with 4 beds which are the perfect combination for a family or a group of friends. Spend some time relaxing by our swimming pool, where you can order a drink from our bar and start meeting new people. Our staff speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English. Our Hostel is family friendly but pets are not allowed at our camp.



CAMP OPERATOR

Nice Way belongs to 2 friends that in 2009 decided to open a small hostel in the picturesque town of Sintra. A few years later in 2013, they decided to open a second hostel but this time at a different location, Cascais. Today, Nice Way Hostels is present in 3 different locations: Sintra, Cascais and Porto with the intention to expand to other parts of the country.

ACCOMMODATION AND CATERING


ACCOMMODATION TYPES

Our Hostel & Surf camp has 16 rooms, most of which have garden and sea views.
There are 5 private rooms in total, two Twin Rooms with private bathroom, two Double Rooms  with private bathroom and one Double Room with shared bathroom.
As for our shared rooms, we have seven 4 bedded rooms, two 6 bedded rooms, one 10 bedded and one 12 bedded room, the latter equipped with private bathroom and a balcony that provides the best view of our house.

All rooms are modern equipped with individual light fixtures for reading, USB charging points, magnetic keys and protected cabinets. Bed linen is also included. Towels are only included in private rooms but can be rented for €2 each.
You have full access to our kitchen and its appliances to prepare your meals as well as our common living room equipped with flat screen TV and Netflix so you can relax. WiFi is free of charge and available in the whole house.



CATERING

Continental breakfast included.
Themed dinners during the week at an extra fee.

SURF COURSE AND ACTIVITIES


SURF COURSE DETAILS
There are two daily surf lessons available every day for our guests. These are 2-hour group lessons with maximum of 5 students always accompanied by a certified surf instructor. Lessons are given in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Transport to and from the Hostel is also included.

SURF MATERIALS

Surf board and wetsuit will be provided for the lessons. If you would like to keep the equipment after the lesson you can rent it for 2 hours for an addition €25.00.



OTHER ACTIVITIES

1 Hour Yoga (Hatha) lesson - €10.00 - yoga mat is included.
2 Hour Surf Rental - €25.00 - board, wetsuit and transfer are included.
1 Hour SUP Rental - €25.00 - board included.

MORE INFO, HOW TO GET THERE & FAQ


 SURF CONDITIONS
Breaks directly at the main spot and at nearby spots

We have two main surf spots next to us, Guincho and Carcavelos, both of them are 15 mins ride from our Surf Camp. In the low season we have one daily transfer and on the high season two daily transfers to the spot with the best conditions. Both of the spots are well served with public transports access. Carcavelos is a 20 min train ride and Guincho a 20 min bus ride.
Both of the spots are good for all the levels.

Seasonal conditions

From June to September we have mostly north swells making Guincho the best option once is exposed directly to the ocean. During this month’s Carcavelos is pretty much flat.
From October to May we get bigger swells from NW and E. This time of the year both breaks have waves pretty much every day, but Guincho became an only expert break, once those bigger waves create demanding insides and big waves.
Weather wise, Portugal has a lovely weather. From Mat till October expect a sumerish time getting his peak in temperature From July till September. The coldest months are December and January with a temperature average og 16ºC.
The water temperature changes between 15ºC-19ºC making the use of wetsuit mandatory all year round. From June till October a 3/2mm wetsuit is enough the rest of the year a 4/3mm is a better option.

Crowd factor and local people

Our surf camp is centrally located in one of the best surf areas in Portugal and the best one around Lisbon. That means that the crowds are a reality all year round. However, there's no "localism" and the atmosphere in the line-up is quite friendly.


 SURROUNDINGS / REGION

Characterization of surroundings/region


We are located in a quiet residential area at the centre of Cascais, only a short 10-minute walk to the train station and local supermarkets. Cascais, located 40 minutes by train from Lisbon, is a traditional village on the coast with beautiful architecture, amazing beaches, good surf spots and one of the best places to indulge on fresh fish and seafood dishes. Cascais has the perfect setting for you to lose yourself on the small and narrow in the historic area of the village. Nature lovers can cycle to Guincho beach - 8km from Cascais- and enjoy the fantastic sea view on the way. From Guincho, you can visit the Sintra-Cascais Natural park and enjoy an incredible sunset at Boca do Inferno.

Nearby places
Cascais beach - 8 minutes on foot
Carcavelos beach - 15 minutes by car - 25 minutes by train
Guincho beach - 5 minutes by car -10 minutes by bus
Lisbon - 30 minutes
Praia Grande - 20 minutes by car - 30 minutes by bus
Restaurants - 8 minutes on foot
Sao Pedro beach - 15 minutes by car - 25 minutes by train
Sintra, UNESCO world heritage site - 20 minutes

Activities and facilities

Supermarkets and coffee shops are within a 6-minute walking distance and the closest restaurants are 5 to 10 minutes away.
Small shopping centre with cinema 10 minutes walking distance.
Beach 12 minutes walking distance.
City centre 10 minutes walking distance.
Bars and nights club 15 minutes walking distance


 JOURNEY

Ways to get to the camp

From Lisbon Airport by train:

Take the Metro red line to Alameda and then swap to the green line heading to Cais do Sodré, once you are there hop on the train to Cascais (about 40 minutes away). When leaving the Cascais train station, turn right and and you will be facing the Cascais Villa shopping centre. Cross the road, you will see the stairs for the bus station, before the entrance to the shopping centre.
Cross the bus station under the shopping centre and take right again. Soon as you cross the road you need to go up the street (you can do it!). On the top of the street, turn left and you will see a wood and stone stairs in the middle of a small garden. Go up and turn right. We are in the middle
of the street (Rua Tenente Coronel José Pessoa number 15- Pink house on the left side of the street). One-way ticket is around €3.

From Sintra by bus:

Facing the exit of the buses from the station, turn right and cross the street. Soon as you cross the road you need to go up the street (you can do it!). On the top of the street, turn left and you will see a wood and stone stairs in the middle of a small garden. Go up and turn right. We are in the
middle of the street (Rua Tenente Coronel José Pessoa number 15- Pink house on the left side of the street). One-way ticket is around €5.
 From Lisbon Airport by car or taxi:

Arriving by car in Cascais you will see on your left the train station and on the right Jumbo (supermarket). On the first roundbound take the 1st exit-going up the street Avenida de Sintra. You will face another roundbound, take the 3rd exit- left side. 60 meters ahead there is a painted
roundound on the floor, is the 2nd exit (go straight). You will see a garden which is a roundbound, is the 1st exit- right street: Rua Tenente Coronel José Pessoa. WE are located in the curve, pink house on the left side of the street.

PACKAGES & PRICES


Surf Experience 7 nights with 5 surf lessons - from 336 € per Week / Person

This package includes:
7 nights accomodation
Free Buffet Breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
1 x 2h Surf Lesson a day (Board+Wetsuit)
Free Transfer to the beach with best waves around
Video / Photo coaching (on Wednesdays)
Video of your experience
Sunset at the most western point of Europe – Cabo da Roca (Mondays and Fridays)
Lots of fun!!



Hardcore Surf Experience 7 nights with 10 surf lessons - from 486 € per Week / Person

This package includes:
7 nights accomodation
Free Buffet Breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
2 x 2h Surf Lesson a day
Free Transfer to the beach with best waves around
All Material (Board+Wetsuit)
Video / Photo coaching (on Wednesdays)
Video of your experience
Sunset at the most western point of Europe – Cabo da Roca (Mondays and Fridays)
Lots of fun!!



Surf Yoga Experience 7 nights with 5 surf lessons & 5 yoga sessions - from 386 € per Week / Person

 This package includes:
7 nights accomodation
Buffet Breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
1 x 1h Yoga a day
1 x 2h Surf Lesson a day (Board+Wetsuit)
Transfer to the beach with best waves around
Video / Photo coaching (on Wednesdays)
Video of your experience
Sunset at the most western point of Europe – Cabo da Roca (Mondays and Fridays)
Lot’s of fun!!



Rent N' Roll Experience 7 nights with 5 rental days - from 336 € per Week

 This package includes:
7 nights accomodation
Buffet Breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Full day of Surf Equipment Rental (Board + Wetsuit)
Transfer to the beach with best waves around
Video of your experience
Sunset at the most western point of Europe – Cabo da Roca (Mondays and Fridays);
Lot’s of fun!!

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Reviews

Nice Way Hostel and Surf Camp (Cascais, Portugal) Average Rating: 9.0 - Total Votes: 7

Hospitality
10/10
Location
10/10
Surfing
7/10
Accommodation
9/10
Value for money
9/10
Services6
10/10
This reviewer told us :

Nice Way Sintra was fantastic for a weekend getaway from Lisbon. The place was clean and the staff was so welcoming, especially Ana and Sarah! The yoga instructor, Elizabetta, was also really wonderful and it was so nice to start our Saturday with an hour long yoga session in the building. The free breakfast was a nice perk, as well as the bar in the lovely garden. I'll definitely be coming back!

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Hospitality
10/10
Location
10/10
Surfing
8/10
Accommodation
8/10
Value for money
8/10
Services6
10/10
This reviewer told us :

Seriously an amazing hostel that welcomes you like a favourable family member. Doesn't matter if you're young or old you'll fit in. The hostel beams with colour and light compared to many of its local counterparts. The proximity is also amazing to everything you need. There's a fine chef at the hostel who cooks most nights. Alan's dinners are a key way to bring guests together at one common table. When the sun is out the backyard is bliss with cushions, mattresses and swings to soak up the tranquility. I swear to goodness this place is amazing!

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