Hostel is pretty cool, although a bit cramped. There aren't many communal areas you can sit in and not get rained on (which was the sitation when I stayed), however when it's good weather there is a nice outdoor area near reception. The staff are very friendly and seemed to refer to themselves as one big family, and perhaps staying in a dorm across the road interfered with that a bit, but I didn't get quite the same vibe... but it was still fun. There are organised trips to bars each night so I spent most of my time in Lagos nursing a hangover. It's a 10 min walk to the closest beach, but there is a supermarket nearby and it's a quick walk down into the main streets, which are overrun with shops selling souvenirs and restaurants with menus in 6 languages. The directions you are given through hostelworld.com are appalling and you will get lost if you arrive at night, so look it up on google maps before you try to navigate using their instructions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shangri-Lagos has been open since the spring of 2011 and is one of the most popular hostels in Lagos. Staying with us is considered as one of the tick lists for those who seek for a unique and authentic experience. Our clients tend to become our friends and the Shangri Family keeps on growing. We promote Friendship, Fun and "Fiesta" in a homely environment where comfort and harmony are always present. Our completely restyled house is a mix of colors and positive energies where our team will always give their best, whether working or playing, to ensure you are Happy and Comfortable. Our stunning garden is a magical canopied tropical oasis - perfect for lounging and dreaming and inspiring your soul. By day and by night its atmosphere transforms with the light, offering you the perfect set for making new friends. There are meal nights, themed parties and even limbo dancing nights - all around our garden bar! This jewel is set in the heart of Lagos within the Old City Wall where you can find great shops, amazing restaurants, tons of history & culture and last but not least its famous night life circuit. You will get to meet "some of The Most Beautiful Beaches in the World" and be where the sun shines longer than anywhere else in Europe!!! Being alive ourselves we love the abundance of activities available in Lagos. A few of these have become our favourites and we can help planning your day to make sure you will experience the most of what the City offers. Our passion and knowledge for Lagos will make your days unforgettable. Surfing, Kayaking, Dolphin Tours, Boat Trips, Waterparks, Trekking, Cycling and much much more... Shangri-La(gos) has become synonymous with an earthly paradise but particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia - a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world. A Fusion of Funk & Feng-shui A Blend of Buddha & Bass Beats A Mix of Manners & Madness Everything is Possible The Shangri-Way!!! ... more less
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