Best Places for Backpackers in Portugal.

Enjoy backpacking around Portugal without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Portugal.

Top 50 hostels in Portugal.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Portugal.

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Horta Grande

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Horta Grande

Horta Grande has two terraces overlooking the city, great for sun bathing or just relax and have a drink. All guests are welcome to catch and eat has much fruit as they want. Horta Grande at the gates of the city of Silves 10 meters from the Roman bridge. Housed in a century-old property of 50,0...
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Hostel 402

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Hostel 402

Our hostel brings out the best in the house, giving it a modern look to worked ceilings that are still the original ones. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property, free Wi-Fi is available and guests have access to a fully-equipped shared kitchen, with electric stove, oven, microwave, fridge and...
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Chez Nous Guest House

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Chez Nous Guest House

Chez Nous Guest House friendly hosts with great advises for your trip in Lisbon....
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PTM DownTown Hostel

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PTM DownTown Hostel

PTM DownTown is located in the city centre of Portimao and it is the preferred lodging for those looking for a budget friendly, cleaned and comfortable place to stay. It is the perfect place if you wish to either chill or to party! The centre/ downtown of Portimao, which is known for its local com...
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The Surf Embassy Hostel

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The Surf Embassy Hostel

The Surf Embassy Hostel has been built to host all of those who want to taste the soul surfing lifestyle. This surf-themed property is set in the historic centre of Peniche, at a 12-minute walk from the beach. The best place to breathe Portuguese culture and feel the energy of this amazing city....
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The Wave - Beach

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The Wave - Beach 'n' Surf House

The Wave - Beach 'n' Surf House is a small and cozy lodging located in Ericeira, one of the most famous tourist spots in Portugal. We have a vast experience in the hospitality sector along with a extensive knowledge about the city and the area, elements that we capitalize in order to create a perfec...
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Iguana Hostel

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Iguana Hostel

Iguana Hostel is located right in the old city centre of Lagos.A town in southern Portugal's Algarve region.It’s known for its walled old town, cliffs and Atlantic beaches. Our region offers multiple tourism choices ,specially if you enjoy surfing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, jogging, fishing...
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Rainbow Guesthouse

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Rainbow Guesthouse

Come and stay at the Rainbow Guesthouse where our friendly team will welcome you to our renovated guesthouse in central Lisbon. We believe that a guesthouse should be a home away from home and that travelling is about new experiences .Our small team is here to provide you with the benefit of their l...
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Charme da Graça

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Charme da Graça

Excellent accommodation in the Largo da Graça. Here you can see historical monuments. We offers free WiFi for our guest. Visit us for a pleasant stay in the heart of Lisbon. Bairro Alto is 1.9 km from us.Lisbon Airport is 6 km from the property. We have 4 rooms, 3 with a double bed each (wit...
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Fishtail Sea House

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Fishtail Sea House

The Fishtail Sea House offers, in addition to the accommodation in a shared bunk system, an individual room for two guests with its own bathroom, as well as small apartments with kitchen for 3 guests each. Our aim is to provide experiences based on what best Matosinhos has to offer: the Atlantic...
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Hostel Pia do Urso

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Hostel Pia do Urso

Hostel Pia do Urso has a capacity for 32 guests, and two suites are available, together with social areas, swimming pool and quality support facilities, in a process of integration of the old primary school that is the basis of this tourist project.Free WiFi is available.Breakfast is served every mo...
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Maravilla Surf Lodge

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Maravilla Surf Lodge

This special place is known among surfers as Europe’s top surfing location and offers ideal surf conditions for all levels of surfers all year round. Enjoy your stay riding the waves of your dreams.We want to offer you an unforgettable experience, whether you are a beginner or a proven surfer. We or...
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Hostel 1850

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Hostel 1850

The hostel was built in the year 1850 and has been renovated to accommodate groups families and all types of people that like to share a room and like to meet up with others. A reception is available during business hours with lots of information on the area.There is always someone to welcome a chec...
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Feira Hostel & Suites

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Feira Hostel & Suites

Feira Hostel & Suites offering an alternative form of accommodation to the existing one in Santa Maria da Feira, making available to the tourist, who travels on business or for leisure, the ideal place for its stay at a fair price. Each guest has at their disposal and for free a social place and ful...
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Olive 3 Ericeira Hostel

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Olive 3 Ericeira Hostel

Dating from around 1950, the Olive3 property is a restored house that belonged to an important Longshoreman and his wife - collectors that left behind relics and stories that are spread around the house that you'll be able to discover for yourself. The atmosphere is quiet and peaceful. Either inside...
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Dona Emilia Casa de Hospedes

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Dona Emilia Casa de Hospedes

The Dona Emília Guesthouse is located in the square in the centre of Viana do Castelo, Praça da República. The century-old building has three storeys and three fronts, giving on to Praça da República, the Costume Museum and Santa Luzia Church. The rooms in the house are ample with high ceilings. The...
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Porto Pim

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Porto Pim

Porto Pim Guest House accommodates nature lovers since 1977. A remodeled retro, clean and neat place with kitchen, patio & free WiFi. Beach sunset at 30 m, a Gin at Peter's at 3min walking. Porto Pim bay is an historically safe place for Pirates and ships crossing the Atlantic. A place to relax...
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Procyon

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Procyon

Procyon is a Quality Comfort Design Hostel and our major concern is the comfort of our guests as well as the overall design and quality of the hostel. All our reservations include continental buffet breakfast with local products, access to all the common areas such as the lounge, bar area, welcome m...
Procyon is a hostel in Ponta Delgada. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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A Bica Hostel

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A Bica Hostel

A Bica Hostel is a home from the 19th century, located in Ponta Delgada's historic centre, renewed and adapted to welcome with comfort visitors who are travelling alone, as a family or in a group. In a simple and friendly enviornment, with private or shared rooms, we offer all the comfort you need t...
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Hotel Leiria Classic

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Hotel Leiria Classic

Property Leiria is a comfortable and convenient Property with a family atmosphere situated in the heart of Leiria. Enjoy our intimate decor, our exceptional friendly service in a cozy ambience's and strategic location. Property Leiria is the perfect locality to stay for either business or lei...
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Hostel Argonauta

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Hostel Argonauta

The house of the XVII Century was an old wine press where the wine and olive oil was processed, also serving as stable. The decoration is the result of the artistic touch, open mind, and the recycling of furniture and objects that will no longer be used by the former owners, all of them from differe...
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Lisbon South Hostel

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Lisbon South Hostel

The Lisbon South Hostel is a modern and comfortable hostel, with relaxed atmosphere and light decor. Our rooms are equipped with top quality bunk-beds, with private light, outlets and privacy curtains. Our guests can relax in our outdoor lounge or simply enjoy our living room equipped with Smart TV...
Lisbon South Hostel is a hostel in Almada. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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The Stumble Inn

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The Stumble Inn

Well established backpackers now open in the most centrally located spot in town. Only 20 metres from the main street, a stones throw from all the beaches, and just a stumble home from all the nightlife. Completely renovated by backpackers for backpackers. The Stumble Inn has brand new eve...
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Kuta Beach House

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Kuta Beach House

A vacation to Kuta Beach House gives you the magic of Bali’s beaches in Portugal.Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new pla...
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Quinta das Murtas

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Quinta das Murtas

Built in late XIX century Quinta das Murtas embedded in UNESCO's Worlds Heritage. Sintra is a peaceful guesthouse located only 600 meters away from both the train station and the historical center. It has pool, jacuzzi, free parking and WIFI in the living rooms. Looking out the breakfast room th...
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Residencial União

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Residencial União

In the historical part of town, this 19th-century hotel features a breakfast room with views over the Tomar castle. Guests can relax in the traditional lounge with a piano . The entrance to Residencial União is decorated with blue and white tiles, adding to its typical Portuguese character. Rooms...
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Saldanha VIP Executive Hotel

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Saldanha VIP Executive Hotel

With 54 rooms, VIP Executive Saldanha Hotel was totally renovated, aiming to present the most recent hotel business trends in a European capital, as well as becoming a Boutique Hotel. Lisbon was the theme chosen for the decoration of the public spaces of this modern and cosmopolitan hotel. All the...
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Cloud 9 Hostel

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Cloud 9 Hostel

Cloud 9 hostel is perfectly located in Lagos historic center. During the daytime enjoy the best beaches nearby and at night savor the famous nightlife just around the corner. Our guests have everything they need within a walking distance. We provide you with information of all the things to do ar...
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Casa das Laranjeiras

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Casa das Laranjeiras

A Casa das Laranjeiras is located in the historic city of Lagos, a few minutes walk to the beaches of the Costa d'Ouro and lively nightlife. It is a former family home that was transformed into a Guesthouse licensed by the Turism of Portugal (AL 3622). Upstairs are four double rooms, one single r...
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Sol A Sol Hostel

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Sol A Sol Hostel

FULL OF ACTIVITIES Here at Sol a Sol we have got everything! From in house we provide the ultimate Lagos experience. Be it trips to the Benagil Cave and exploring the west coast on one of our daily van tours, to off grid adrenaline fuelled mountain biking along the beautiful cliffs of Lagos to...
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HI Santa Cruz - Pousada de Juventude

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HI Santa Cruz - Pousada de Juventude

The new Santa Cruz Youth Hostel is awaiting you! Inaugurated in July 2013, this Hostel promises to be a haven for young and old. The exceptional natural beauty of its beaches, confirmed by the many laurels bestowed upon them annually, and a variety of daytime and night-time entertainment, makes S...
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The Lighthouse Hostel

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The Lighthouse Hostel

Our philosophy at the Lighthouse Hostel is simple. We pride ourselves on offering great and friendly service, clean and comfortable accommodations while allowing you to party and relax in the best atmosphere and place you could imagine. The Lighthouse Hostel offers the perfect balance between provi...
The Lighthouse Hostel is a hostel in Sagres. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Loulé Coreto Hostel 13154/AL

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Loulé Coreto Hostel 13154/AL

Located in Loulé’s main avenue, it offers private and shared accommodation in a restored building. It offers free WiFi access and a shared kitchen for guests’ use. The dorm rooms feature bunk beds and storage space. Bathroom facilities are shared. A continental breakfast is served daily at a...
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HI Hostel Viseu - Pousada de Juventude

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HI Hostel Viseu - Pousada de Juventude

HI Hostel Viseu - Pousada de Juventude has the particularity of being 10 minutes from the city center and next to the Fontelo Forest Park offers a privileged area of ​​the Nature and practice of physical and leisure activities and many sports competition. We stay at Rua Aristides Sousa Mendes, 2...
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Largo da Sé

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Largo da Sé

Guests staying at Largo da Se Guest House can choose between air-conditioned double rooms and suite. Guests of the rooms have at their disposal 3 shared bathroom, a common lounge and a dining area. Guests of the suite have their own private bathroom. All guests can start the day with a free home-mad...
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Typical Lisbon Guest House

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Typical Lisbon Guest House

Typical Lisbon is a well-equipped guest house with 11 bedrooms, set in a traditional Lisbon building from the 1930’s, completely refurbished and accessible by a lift. With a vintage stylish decoration, stucco ceilings and antique furniture with a modern touch. Each of the rooms has a LED TV with...
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Pensão Oliveira

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Pensão Oliveira

Pension Oliveira is a local accommodation located in the center of the Algarve. We have several room types (twin, triple, family) with or without air conditioning. All rooms have private bathroom, TV and terrace. We provide a familiar and we will be happy to help you find the best spots in the re...
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PJA - Santa Maria Youth Hostel

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PJA - Santa Maria Youth Hostel

The warmest island of the Azores, Santa Maria is ideal for island lovers: people who love white beaches, spend their day at leisure, nature walks and diving will find themselves in paradise.rnOverlooking the endless sea lies the Youth Hostel is the ideal place from where to start your adventure....
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Pirate Backpackers Faro

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Pirate Backpackers Faro

Ahoy mateys!! The humble pirate inn is a unique alternative hostel in Faro, right in the heart of Portugal’s beautiful Algarve region. This lovely home-away-from-home is located in an authentic portuguese family townhouse smack-bang in the center of Faro - only minutes away from everything the ci...
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Azelinda Guesthouse

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Azelinda Guesthouse

I have a very nice rooms with an excellent location; we will give you the comfort you need to rest and to enjoy your holidays in this beautiful city. The guesthouse is located at near the centre of Lagos (the old part of town) where you can find good entertainment, restaurants, bars and discos, only...
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Freesurf Camp & Hostel

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Freesurf Camp & Hostel

Freesurf Camp & Hostel is a new friendly hostel located in Ferrel, next to Baleal, Peniche, perfect location. We offer the possibility to our guests to take surf lessons with one of our certified surf teachers. After a day spent at the beach, nothing better than enjoy our amazing sea view over Berle...
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Rock n Porto

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Rock n Porto

Rock is our inspiration so you can always listen some music around from our Cd's and vinyl's. Our shared kitchen is the perfect place to prepare your food and be in touch with some food from all around the world while you chat with our guests! A garden with barbecue so everyone can enjoy the fresh...
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Why Not? Guesthouse Espinho

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Why Not? Guesthouse Espinho

Why Not? Guest House is located in the town of Espinho, 50 meters from the beach, offers its guests excellent accommodation in a family environment, in a completely refurbished room with a soft, cheerful and reminiscent of the sea. It has 3 bedrooms for up to 2 people, large living room with TV, ent...
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33 Hostel

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33 Hostel

TOURIST NACIONAL LICENSE NUMBER: 25808/AL 33 Hostel is a lovely home, a beautiful building with very nice accommodations. Perfectly located in the center of Ferrel, near the beautiful beaches of Almagreira, Pico da Mota and Baleal. It is a great place for surf, or just enjoy the sun and beach. Fe...
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RIDE - Surf Resort & Spa

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RIDE - Surf Resort & Spa

Perfect balance between comfort, nature and the adrenaline of sports. The spot to be for all travellers: individuals, families and groups. Whether you are just looking for relaxing moments in our Spa or a week full of adrenaline and adventure, at Ride we have it all! Ride Resort has a unique...
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Allgo Hostel

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Allgo Hostel

The Allgo Hostel gives life to an early 20th century building, located in the historical centre of Viseu, where guests will find a family and functional space during their stay.The common areas are open and give light to the conversation and well-being.The accommodation offers a shared kitchen and l...
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My Angra Boutique Hostel

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My Angra Boutique Hostel

My Angra Boutique Hostel is a unique hostel in the center of the World Heritage city of Angra do Heroísmo. Here you have the chance to stay in a XIX century house that was recently rebuilt keeping its family history and the comfort of the XXI century. Want to have some fresh air? At My Angra you wi...
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Sea for Yourself Hostel

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Sea for Yourself Hostel

We are a brand new hostel in Costa da Caparica. You will absolutely love our renovated three storey house were you can relax in our lovely garden by the swimming pool. We also offer surf lessons and video coaching if you are already a pro. Tell us if you want to hire yoga classes or boat tours to s...
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Artbeat Rooms

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Artbeat Rooms

Artbeat Rooms is a truly original concept for contemporary travellers. In this comfortable and cosy guesthouse you can enjoy your stay in a relaxed atmosphere and straight away feel like at home. We offer the maximum of comfort a traveler could wish for in our 7 double rooms, full of colours and...
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Villa dos Irmãos

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Villa dos Irmãos

Villa dos Irmãos is a brand new guest house beautifully located above the Sao Lourenço Beach. Just a 500 meters short walk and you feel the heat of the sand under your bare feet. From the balconies of the house you can enjoy the amazing panoramic view of the bay as the surfers rips by beneath you on...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Portugal.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Portugal.

If you're already planning to visit Portugal - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Commercial Square

For example, the cobbles of the Castle remember not only Royals but prisoners during every century. The Commercial Square, the gate to the city, has beautiful arcades and lemon colors for the facade. Even though Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, it remains very intimate and romantic. If you feel like spending an evening with the glass of wine and enjoying the sunset on one of those terraces in Alfama, you are in the right place; you are in Lisbon. If you want to watch the combination of natural beauty and human’s hardworking, you should get closer to the Ponte de 25 Abril. It looks super magic during the evening. There are a lot of nice cozy cafes next to this bridges, so it is possible to have fun every second.

Marina Khachaturian

LISBOA

Without knowing about it, I got to Lisboa when they were celebrating San Antonio, their guardian saint, a national holiday. So everyone was in the street celebrating, parties everywhere, people spending qualitity time together. So we found a flea market with traditional food. Hungry and happy about that, we rushed in there to get something to eat; we were hoping for fish and seafood, like we dreamed about eating in Portugal. Surprise, surprise! Only sausages and smelly cheese. So that’s traditional for them, that’s what they like, not me. But you have to try Pasteis de Nata, actually  Pasteis de Belem.

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Fábrica dos Pastéis de Belém

Belém is probably best known to tourists for its delectable egg tart pastries served piping hot at the historic Fábrica dos Pastéis de Belém. Also known as pasteis de nata, these pastries were originally created by monks at the nearby Jerónimos Monastery. When the monastery closed, the owners of the Belem sugar refinery bought the recipe and opened the Pastéis de Belém in 1837. A local source told me that the recipe has since been made public (you can find the little pastries all over Lisbon)  but that the owners kept secret one ingredient and one step. Urban legend or not, I have yet to find a pastel de nata quite like it anywhere else in Portugal. Where better to start the day?  

Erin Willahan

Meet the City with a Tour

A tour is a perfect way to orientate in a new place better and to see all the “must see” things on a tourist’s checklist. At the same time it is time efficient if you do not spend much time in the city. It is great to meet the local tourist guide who presents the city from his point of view and has the answer to all the additional questions. The tour usually takes around three hours and covers the most important parts of one of the oldest cities in Europe to catch the first sights of: São Bento railway station, one of the most beautiful railway stations in the World, Ponte Luis I, a bridge engineered by Téophile Seyrig, a partner of Gustave Eiffel, Rua de Santa Catarina, one of the main shopping parts of Porto, The Lello bookshop, one of the inspiration places for the J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, Cathedral, one of the important points of the pilgrims that walk a Santiago de Compostela road, Torre dos Clérigos, with a beautiful sight of the city, Ribeira district, the district next to the Douro river, full of the rabelo boats that were used to transfer the wine in the past, Praça da Liberdade with the monument of King Peter IV, Henry Square with the Statue of Prince Henry the Navigator, Café Majestic, where J. K. Rowling spent quite some hours working on her books while she still lived in Portugal, McDonalds Imperial on the Avenida dos Aliados recognized as one of the most beautiful McDonalds restaurants. While staying in Porto I took a free tour option, which is free of charge, however, if satisfied, tipping is a usual practice (but not a necessity). Porto Free Tour and Porto Walkers are the examples of such tours.

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The Magic city of Porto

Located in the European’s westernmost country, the city that gave the country its name, Porto, is the 2nd biggest town of Portugal.Thanks to its breathtaking views, incredibly rich gastronomy and ever-welcoming locals, Porto has become one of the favorite destinations in Europe being in fact considered the Best European Destination in 2014 for holiday or city trip. Since then the tourism has grown exponentially and the city has not disappointed!

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Bragança: hot land, cold land

Tradition and modernity. Those are the words that describe Bragança, a lovely small town in the countryside of Portugal. Distant from the most famous cities – Lisbon and Porto – Bragança is located in the northeast of Portugal, in the region of Trás-os-Montes, and borders with Spain.  This position influences the town’s climate which makes it a hot and cold land with snow in the winter and a 40ºC degrees sun during the summer. Nature, nightlife, history, culture and pilgrimage. Here’s a small guide of how to enjoy the stay in Bragança in all seasons.

Larissa Araujo

Carlos V palace

Charles V, King of Spain and former elected Emperor of Germany, after marrying Isabel of Portugal in Seville in 1526, decided to build the Royal Palace at the Alhambra after visiting Granada.

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LISBON AT A GLANCE

Lisbon is Portugal’s capital and one of the prettiest cities in Europe and world. Many publications share this idea and put Lisbon at the top of rankings displaying the most beautiful cities to visit. Its location by the Tagus River and several hills seduces anyone to pause for contemplation. This is what makes Lisbon such a romantic city. Moreover, it is a place to be explored and where beauty can be found in the most unpredictable streets so, it is recommended for visitors not to be afraid to lose themselves a little, and to roam around in ancient neighbourhoods such as Alfama, Madragoa, Bairro Alto or Mouraria, where Portuguese architecture can be observed, being easy to discover all kinds of tiles and street art.

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Évora, a medieval beauty in Portugal

Évora, the capital of Alto Alentejo in Portugal, is one of the most historically important cities in the country. Due to the traces of its rich past, Évora’s historic center was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year of 1986. Évora is located in the south of Portugal (Alentejo region), with unique characteristics, numerous attractions and tourist routes. This Portuguese city has about 50 thousand inhabitants and an important historic center which is bounded by medieval walls. The oldest core is surrounded by Roman walls and contains some of the most important monuments of the city and its ex-libris – the Roman Temple. Évora is mainly a city of services, having a great offer in terms of public services, banking and insurance which improves the everyday lives of its citizens and visitors.

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Past and current time

Cascais was a small fishing village outside of Lisbon, its history as a place used for settlement by people goes back to the Stone Age. It is an important stopping place for seafarers for centuries, because of its location, and the long and eventful maritime history of Portugal. Today it is built together with Lisbon the capital of Portugal, due to the fast urbanization process we can see everywhere around major cities. It didn’t take away the charm of this little seaside town though, if anything it made the place for a more desirable destination for tourist from abroad, around the world and also for people visiting or living in Lisbon. Its proximity to the city centre, connection with it by train, a major road (A5 motorway) and the coastal, scenic route provide easy way for a day break.

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Time Out in Lisbon

Unfortunately we are October, which means it starts to get quite chilly in Europe. To enjoy that last bit of sunshine and warmth, I decided to head as south as possible but still easily accessible by plane. After some research I ended up loving everything I read about Costa Da Caparica, Portugal.

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4 DAYS IN LISBON

We would like to share with you gorgeous four days in Lisbon (Portugal). There are so many places to go, so the four-day trip can become of course day or two longer. We love to sightsee every hidden place and we encourage you to do so too. Our trips are budget trip so you can read some tips at the end of the article and save your money.

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Islands of Madeira (Ilha Madeira)

It’s an autonomous region of Portugal in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The story had begun in 1419 when two captains of Prince Henry were driven by a storm to the island called Porto Santo when they caught the side of a small island. One year later they organize an expedition to take a possession, Madeira.

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Try to feel Lisbon

Have you ever been in Portugal? This summer i have luck and visit this fantastic country! Country, which situated in western part of Europe, was my little dream for a long time, but finally i found the way how to get there. Firstly, let me told you a bit about myself. I’m a 24 years old young man, who living in Saint-Petersburg (Russia).  Portugal really far away but if you like so much as me Jazz and especially Bossanova, if you are listening “Garota de Ipanema” repeatly than you can understood me. Portwein, Trams, Algavres oranges, Atlantic ocean, Cabo da Roca, Fado and sea food just a small part of typicall things which you will find in every tourists guide.

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Where is

Famalicao its a city located in the north of Portugal with 33 048 habitantes and the city foundations started in 1205 with D. Sancho I kingdom. Famalicão has a very importante road conection,  since we are in the middle you can go to Porto, Braga, Guimarães, Barcelos…. very easely and you have obrigatoriamente to pass by Famalicão. Is twenty minutes far way from the international airport “Francisco Sá Carneiro” so has you can see its a very good city to stay because of the conections. If you are coming from Spain you can pass the border in Galiza, it is the most near border to arrive to Famalicão. 

Cátia Martins

"Lisboa: Love at first sight"

Lisboa(Lisbon) is capital city of Portugal. Also it is the largest city of portugal with population of more than 500,000. Lisbon lies in west Iberian Peninsula on river Tejo (Tagus) and Atlantic Ocean. It is the oldest city in Western Europeand one of  the oldest cities in the whole world. Now when you know some basic information about the city it’s time for me to tell you what makes Lisbon so special.

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Palace of Pena

Sintra – Portugal

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Journey Around Lisbon

Hey, how did it go? If you enjoyed your quick stay at that invented place, search for Lisbon, Portugal in any airline company’s website and book a flight, just to find that the place you have dreamed of is real.

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Off the beaten track in Portugal.. 

Off the beaten track in Portugal..  Don’t you want to escape the “tourist traps” the places everyone goes? Surely enough you know these places don’t show you the realism of the county they just look fancy and rip you off ! There is a little fishing village just outside of Lisbon (Portugal) called  Cascais. Cascais is a one way train ride from Lisbon it’s literally the last stop so you cannot miss it ! The train takes about 30-40 minutes along the most beautiful coastal line and once your there it will be hard to leave.

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Portugal: The Untouched Coast of Alentejo

It’s incredible, and I recommend a car. But if that’s all I wrote, no-one would believe me. Come to think of it, that could be a good thing too. The Alentejo coast is like a secret treasure I want the world to see, yet keep it all to myself so it can remain blissfully untouched. None-the-less, travelling Portugal was even more amazing than I had ever anticipated, and I was anticipating great things.

Nomadic Yogi

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