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1-minute walk to the beach
30 min away from Porto
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Located in a small and uncrowded town with strong fishing tradition

Private rooms, shared dorms and private apartments

Lounge area with bar/food service on the terrace (ocean view)

Fully equipped kitchen

Co-work space

Activities available (surf, SUP, yoga, workshops)

Social gatherings (tapas night bike rental, food tours, wine tastings, movie nights)

Personalized experience provided by the staff

Why choose us?

Behappy is surrounded by the best surfing spots of the region

Explore the diversity of natural relics that sarround us

Enjoy this natural and revitalizing therapy

Enjoy fresh fish directly from our sea

Try a walk by the sea and activate your body

Enjoy the best time of the day


One of the very best hostels I ever had the pleasure to stay in. It is brand new, the owners are super nice, caring and helpful/involved with anything you might need. It’s the details that make this hostel special. Shower gel and shampoo in the (luxury) showers, towels even in the dorm rooms for everyone, quality materials in everything built in…. Honestly don’t doubt it for a second, you will have a great time. Tuesday nights you have all you can eat BBQ in the bar upstairs (cooked bu the owner) and beers for 1€. I planned on staying one night, and ended up staying 4 days. Best regards, Jumano 🙂


The Lodge is definitely the place to go if you decide to stay in Esmoriz! The rooms are clean and it has everything you might need: a kitchen, toilets, showers, a common area, with books and board games, and a really nice terrace (with a bar) where you can relax after a sunny day at the beach 😎 It is in a great position: you have access to the beaches in 2 minutes walk and restaurants, shops, cafes and a bank are just around the corner! Francesca and Maria (the staff) are just the best! They helped me and my daughter (7 years old) with everything we needed. They made us feel like at home!😍 Thank you!!


A really charming hostel with an exceptionally great welcome culture. The decor is designed with a lovingly-creative and modern handwriting: beautiful and practical at the same time. The rooftop terrace and bistro allow for a great and varied breakfast and social tapas evenings with international food. guests. South is nice for long natural beaches and forests to walk, north of the beach with beach students. Cocktail bars everywhere and culinary everyone meets their needs. A place where you can manage really well even without a rental car. Also offers such as yoga, SUP, surf lessons and dining experiences. Overall, in the hostel a very quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommended.


I spent 2 weeks in the hostel and I have to say that these were the most beautiful 2 weeks of my entire trip. Franzcisca, the owner of the hostel, takes great care of her guests, I felt in good hands almost like family. Her employees Maria and Itzel made my stay as beautiful as possible. The rooms were clean as well as the kitchen, the showers and the lounge. There were a lot of activities (yoga, surfing, food tour, renting a bike...) for a very good price. If I could, I would give the hostel 10 stars.


What a gem of a location in beautiful, Esmoriz! Had such a great stay at Be Happy and cannot wait to return for a longer stay. An immense attention to detail throughout the entire property with beautiful decor, local art, and a local theme. Extremely professional and friendly management and staff. Perfect, central location. Well worth a few days of relaxation near nature and the ocean outside of the city bustle.


We had a super lovely stay! Everyone was super helpful and friendly! we took a yoga class on the roof terrace, rented bikes, went for a run and enjoyed the surrounding of this place (beaches, lagoon and forests are so beautiful!) Also there are many options to get to know other guests if you like to by joining group events. we really recommend to stay at this very welcoming and nice place! special thanks to the staff and Franziska!


We had a great time in Behappy. You could see the thoughtfulness of the owners and staff. The beds were very comfy, and the decoration and set up is unique. All shared areas were clean and inviting. Shared bathrooms are modern and good looking. We had to share the kitchen and fridge too, and there were assigned baskets to place in the fridge for each room. There was also the chance to leave any packaged left over food for other guests to use for free. Just a couple steps to the beach, and there is a lot of free parking spaces around the area.


I had the great pleasure of spending a few nights in the charming hostel in Esmoriz and am completely thrilled. From the beginning I felt welcome and in good hands. The accommodation was very clean. The rooms were lovely and tastefully decorated. Each room had its own individual charm, which gave the stay a special touch. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. They were always on hand with advice and assistance, giving valuable tips to explore the area and made a significant contribution to making my stay memorable. You could literally feel their passion and dedication to running their hostel. The extras and amenities offered (e.g. yoga, surf lessons, shared cooking evenings, tapas night) at the hostel rounded off the whole package perfectly. There was nothing to be desired here. The hostel has a cozy common room, a great roof terrace, a well-equipped communal kitchen and the great rain shower is to be emphasized! All in all, my stay was simply terrific, and I am looking forward to the next opportunity to visit this wonderful hostel again. Esmoriz itself is a charming little town that scores extra with its local flair and the friendly residents. In conclusion, I can recommend the hostel in Esmoriz without reservation!


Everything. The decoration of the hotel was exquisite, the atmosphere very pleasant, everything was clean and tidy. The staff that works there is exceptional, friendly, attentive, willing to help at all times and make you spend a few days most pleasant. We stayed in the private room with bathroom and it is spacious and comfortable. At the hotel itself you can rent bikes, book classes and activities, have a drink at the bar above you... A luxury. Abundant breakfast. They have a WhatsApp group that you can join and they warn about activities and plans in the area. Esmoriz is a quiet village with marine charm, good eating places and easy access by train to cities like Porto and Aveiro.


What I liked the most was the treatment of Francisca and her availability at all times to solve any of my doubts. On the other hand, the location: right next to the sea. Beach on the right and beach on the left. The 8-person mixed dorm was great. Bunk bed was comfortable and spacious. The locker was quite large, but due to the good atmosphere with the other guests I had no problem leaving most things out. The bathrooms were great too. Very spacious. Like the showers. No need to have a private bathroom when the facilities are so well maintained. I took the option with breakfast and it was a wise move. It is quite economical, very varied and of good quality. Also, Francisca was always around to assist you and help you with whatever you needed. Finally, I want to highlight the bike rental service. Allowed me to go one day to Espinho and another day to São Jacinto.

Our rooms

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the “Behappy” rooms, all equipped with air conditioning and free Wifi, offer you unique comfort for a peaceful night.

Private rooms with private bathroom, wardrobe and TV, ideal for travelers looking for comfort and privacy.

Suite Room

Rooms with shared bathroom, ideal for single travelers looking for a shared bed, or groups who want to book the entire room.

Dormitory Room

A private apartment with 1 bedroom, living room with sofa bed, bathroom and kitchen, ideal for couples or families looking for extra comfort and privacy.

Sea-view Apartment

A private room with two single beds and a shared bathroom, ideal for friends traveling together and looking for a more affordable option.

Twin Room
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Services and amenities

Every morning, we serve a Mediterranean breakfast between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can enjoy our Brunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Breakfast & BrunchKitchen

In addition to breakfast and brunch, the Lounge space will offer a light meal service for lunch evenings with delicacies ranging from bite-sized “petiscos” to contemporary fusion styled delights. With a view over the sea!

Terrace & LoungeSpace

Our common space has a work area specially designed for business travelers, with an amazing natural light.

Co-working spaceService

With the online check-in service available, you can access Be Happy on your own by using a code system on the doors.

Self Check-InService

Rooms and common areas are cleaned and tidied every day. All rooms and beds are available with bed linen and towels at no extra cost.

Daily HousekeepingRooms

We have a shared kitchen with a stove, fridge, freezer and microwave, fully available to all guests.

Shared kitchenKitchen
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