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.

AbrantesAlbufeiraAlcoutimAlfeizeraoAlijoAljezurAlmadaAlvorAngra do HeroismoAveiroBatalhaBejaBoliqueimeBragaBurgauCaldas da RainhaCaramuloCarcavelosCartaxoCascaisCastelo BrancoCastelo de PaivaChavesCoimbraCosta da CaparicaCovilhaCubaCuriaEriceiraEsmorizEspinhoEsposendeEstarrejaEstorilEvoraFaroFatimaFelgueirasFigueira da FozFoz do ArelhoFunchalFurnasGeresGuimaraesHortaIdanha - a - NovaLagoaLagosLeiriaLisbonLouleLourinhaLousaLusoMadeira IslandMaiaMarvaoMatosinhosMonchiqueMondim de BastoMontemor-o-VelhoMouraNazareObidosOeirasPenafielPeneda-Geres National ParkPenhas da SaudePenichePinhaoPonta DelgadaPonte da BarcaPonte de LimaPortimaoPortoPorto CovoPovoa de VarzimPraia da VitoriaQuarteiraSagresSanta Maria da FeiraSanta Marta de PenaguiaoSantaremSao JorgeSao Pedro do SulSao Roque do PicoSertaSetubalSilvesSinesSintraTaviraTomarTorre de MoncorvoTorreiraTorres VedrasViana do CasteloVila do BispoVila do CondeVila do PortoVila Nova de CerveiraVila Nova de FamalicaoVila Nova de MilfontesVila Praia de AncoraViseu
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DBV Hostel & Guesthouse

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DBV Hostel & Guesthouse

DBV Hostel & Guesthouse has been open since the middle 70's. It is located in a quiet area, 5 minutes from the city center and close to the beaches. It is very close to the bus station, and not far from the train station too. We are always evolving to serve our guests the best we can. We are open...
DBV Hostel & Guesthouse is a guesthouse in Lagos. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hotel Santa Mafalda

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Hotel Santa Mafalda

Santa Mafalda Hotel is very well located in the town of Fatima. Only 5 minute walking get far from Fatima’s Sanctuary and from Portuguese main Highway junction - A1. Santa Mafalda is a modern hotel unit that provides a welcoming atmosphere and service based on quality.The hotel has private parki...
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Castaway

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Castaway

PORTUGUESE TOURISM LICENSE NUMBER:42966/AL Welcome to Castaway Hostel, the new hostel in Peniche, Portugal. This new hostel is made for people who is eager to enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of Portugal. Composed of two dorms, all of them made of wood, this new hostel counts with handmade a...
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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...
Villa dos Irmãos is a guesthouse in Ericeira. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Residencial Monaco 38051/AL

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Residencial Monaco 38051/AL

Residencial Monaco 38051/AL offers our guest the possibility to book a room with continental breakfast including lovely fresh Maderian Fruits! All of our rooms have cable TV, telephone and a private bathroom. They are cleaned on a daily basis and you will find them to be very comfortable. We a...
Residencial Monaco 38051/AL is a guesthouse in Funchal. 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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Hostel da Praça

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Hostel da Praça

Entering Hostel da Praça and get to know the most fascinating world squares with the inspiration of our shared and private rooms, depending on the privacy you want. Located in the historical center of Santa Maria da Feira, Hostel da Praça offers you a leisure or business stay, combined with cultu...
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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...
Porto Pim is a guesthouse in Horta. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Casa Azul Sagres - Rooms & Apartments

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Casa Azul Sagres - Rooms & Apartments

Casa Azul Sagres is a small Bed & Breakfast recently renovated to a high standard thinking about the house guests! We are perfectly situated near the center of Sagres, in the south of Portugal, close to several beaches. It's just a 10 minute walk to get to any place in Sagres. Along the way you will...
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Guesthouse Casa Pombal

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Guesthouse Casa Pombal

Casa Pombal is a small bed & breakfast on the top of a hill in the historical heart of Coimbra. This old townhouse is utterly unpretentious and will stir feelings of nostalgia for those student years. Due to the limited number of rooms, personal care is guaranteed. The dutch manager and her staff ar...
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Ninho do Falcão

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Ninho do Falcão

Between the city of Tomar and Castelo de Bode Dam there is our Ninho do Falcão. The guesthouse has 8 rooms, all with private bathroom and air conditioning. You can also use our bar and restaurant where you can enjoy our specialties such as roast kid goat and mixed kebabs. We also have parkin...
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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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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....
PJA - Santa Maria Youth Hostel is a hostel in Vila do Porto. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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The Five House

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The Five House

The Five House is a rustic and charming house, traditionally and simplistic decorated. The property is located in a XVIII Century Villa, in the historic centre of Sintra and is, at the same time surrounded by nature, which makes it unique. The house is located 5-minute walk from the train station an...
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Chez Odete Alojamentos

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Chez Odete Alojamentos

Chez Odete Alojamentos is located at Figueira da Foz´s historical downtown, surrounded by friendly piazzas with cozy cafés with their fresh esplanades. Chez Odete is a 5 minutes walking distance from the yachting dock and its nice boulevard and from the traditional market place. 10 minutes is the ti...
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The Beach Corner Guesthouse

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The Beach Corner Guesthouse

The Beach Corner Guesthouse is a local accommodation based on a stately old house that has been full recovered but preserves the original Architecture. We offer a bed & breakfast service in an atmosphere that we pretend to be informal, cosy and family. The house decoration is simple, cheerful and...
The Beach Corner Guesthouse is a guesthouse in Espinho. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hi Lousa Hostel-Pousada de Juventude

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Hi Lousa Hostel-Pousada de Juventude

Lousã Hostel is a modern hostel and provides various room types to is guests. You are offered several additional services, such as self catering kitchen and laundry facilities, common room, bar, lockers, parking facilities and free Wi-Fi. Located in the center of Portugal, Lousã is a charming t...
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Hotel Poveira

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Hotel Poveira

The Poveira Hotel is a family-run property for over 3 decades. It has a extraordinary location, directly opposite the city's main train station (Porto - Campanhã) and a bus and metro interface (direct connection to the airport). It is therefore a great choice for tourists wishing to explore the city...
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Tempus Hotel & Spa

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Tempus Hotel & Spa

Tempus Hotel & SPA is a recent 4 star hotel, built on top of a hill, thus providing an amazing view over the Lima Valley. With a cozy and intimate ambiance, it’s the perfect choice for a relaxing getaway, alone or with the perfect company. Located on the North of Portugal, in the heart of Alto Minho...
Tempus Hotel & Spa is a hotel in Ponte da Barca. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Avidanja

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Avidanja

Are you looking for a home, away from home? Then we might be the place for you! Here you will find fresh air to breathe and, if you wish, connection to our community. Avidanja is a project where we come together to live a life in communion with people and our environment, where we are truly together...
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Avenida Central Viana Hostel

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Avenida Central Viana Hostel

Avenida Central Viana Hostel has great location and breath taking views to the hills and the river of Viana do Castelo, the city of love. The accommodation is located at the heart of the city center and is completely refurbished with modern facilities.The building has beautiful 1950 features. All po...
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Hotel Universal

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Hotel Universal

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Hotel Universal is a hotel in Porto. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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1ofus Bed and Breakfast

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1ofus Bed and Breakfast

Our bed and breakfast location is in the center of Ponta Delgada old town.The Building is renovated and stylishly furnished. It's clean and you got nice backyard as well for grill party. Plus the breakfast is included in price and always fresh and full with good regional products. At the 1ofus w...
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Jema Holidays

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Jema Holidays

Jema-holidays is the perfect match for your holidays in Obidos and Portugal. We have a vast experience in the hospitality sector as well as a great knowledge of the area to give our guests and travellers great tips to make them stay with us the best possible one. We are located in Obidos (75 km...
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Jardim de Santos Hostel

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Jardim de Santos Hostel

Touching the old Madragoa district, two steps away from the Tejo river and in the midst of Santo's district, which is known for being the Design District, and for its wonderful restaurants and vibrant nightlife, you'll find Jardim de Santos Hostel. This new hostel is settled in a typical Lisbon b...
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Lisbon Check INN Hostel

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Lisbon Check INN Hostel

Lisbon Check INN Hostel likes to pamper our guests and therefore we offer you a fully equipped kitchen with a touch of the Portuguese culture. In here, you will have the opportunity to have a taste of the true Portuguese coffee with our modern and brand new coffee machine from the prestigious Portug...
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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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Quinta do Norte

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Quinta do Norte

Quinta do Norte is a unique property, by its proximity to the country area. there are 8 villages very close and an enormous diversity of activities that the Quinta do Norte can offer to those who are visiting. For sure you will be creating a lot of good memories of your holidays in the island and th...
Quinta do Norte is a hostel in Ponta Delgada. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Lagos Marina Guest House

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Lagos Marina Guest House

Lagos Marina Guest House If you are looking for a reasonable accommodation, easily walking from the town centre, a friendly staff and a superb cleanliness, this is the place to book for your holidays. We have a great location only a 5 mins walking from the historic Centre where you can find all m...
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Boutique Boliqueime

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Boutique Boliqueime

The Boutique Boliqueime, inaugurated in 2012 is a welcoming, comfortable space, with a familiar environment and an excellent relation quality / price. We are offering dormitories as well as private rooms. Reception is open 24h a day. Children under 3 years free baby cot. Double bed available...
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The Community Surf Hostel

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The Community Surf Hostel

Welcome to The Community. A Hostel for surfers by surfers, located right in the center of the World Surfing Reserve. The Community is made by passionate surfers that want to share their dream, a place to share knowledge, experiences, stories and good vibrations, we want your stay here to be memor...
The Community Surf Hostel is a hostel in Ericeira. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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In53 Guest House

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In53 Guest House

In53 Guest House resulted from a recent recovery of an old house, combining the ancient and the modern, providing you with a refined space and taste. A project made with the objective of making you feel at home in a familiar and comfortable environment. The house offers 3 double bedrooms and has...
In53 Guest House is a guesthouse in Ponta Delgada. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Guincho Wayra House

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Guincho Wayra House

Guincho Wayra House is situated in a picturesque valley, overlooking the breathtaking Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and just minutes from Guincho Beach. 
A great place to combine outdoor activities with yoga and healthy living.
 Together with Kitesurf Adventures we offer lessons in Kitesurfing, SUP,...
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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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The Nook Hostel

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The Nook Hostel

Located in a completely refurbished building that dates from the beginning of the 20th century, in the historical center of Ponta Delgada, The Nook Hostel appears with the purpose of being more than a place to spend the night. We’re a small Hostel, with a cosy , homey and friendly environment, wh...
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Fisherman

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Fisherman's House

In Fisherman's house you will find a place to chill, talk, share and meet new people. With the sea in background this is the best central place you can find. You are next to bars, disco, restaurants, surf-shops, beaches, skatepark, tennis squart and much more surprises. If your travelling alone d...
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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...
The Stumble Inn is a hostel in Lagos. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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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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Guesthouse Argonauta

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Guesthouse Argonauta

Argonauta Guesthouse is located on a magnificent hill in the medieval walled town of Óbidos, just a short distance from one of Europe's largest and beautiful lagoons. From this place of history and culture you can explore the medieval castle, the roman ruins, the beaches, the countryside and the...
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PJA - Sao Jorge Youth Hostel

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PJA - Sao Jorge Youth Hostel

In the middle of the Atlantic lies São Jorge, the Dragon Island. One of the most luxurious green Islands. The Azores are a group of islands in the middle of the Atlantic. Considered by many the last vestiges of Atlantis, the Azores remain extremely pure. With lush greenery, hills covered with gr...
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Gota dÁgua Surf Camp

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Gota dÁgua Surf Camp

Have you ever imagined the most perfect balance between the excitement of the city and the tranquillity and fun of the beach? Yeah we are that paradise full of priceless experiences, surf, kitesurf, body board, nature walks every single day and so much more. For your comfort, Lisbon Beach Hostel fea...
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Pineapple Surf House

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Pineapple Surf House

PINEAPPLE SURF HOUSE OPENED IN APRIL/2017 NEW & MODERN SUPER COZY 10 MIN WALKING FROM SUPERTUBOS BEACH QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD ON-SITE BAR FULLY EQUIPPED SHARED KITCHEN OFFICIAL TOURIST LICENSE NUMBER: 44183/AL We are right on Supertubos beach, where you can avoid the crowd and enjoy the beach...
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Peniche Surf Lodge

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Peniche Surf Lodge

Peniche Surf Lodge, offers,Cheap luxury accommodation offering surfing lessons ,professional surf coaching and equipment hire , a homely beach side property in Peniche ,Owned and run by a family who love to surf ,travel and to meet new people from all over the world , everyone will feel at home in o...
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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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Casa MESTRE GuestHouse

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Casa MESTRE GuestHouse

Casa MESTRE GuestHouse offers you budget accommodation with all you need for excellent holidays. Accommodation for holidays, weekends, or simply passing through. Located in Vila do Bispo, which is central in relation with south Beaches as ' Ingrina ' and ' Zavial ', at north the wild Beaches a...
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The Salty Pelican - Beach Hostel

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The Salty Pelican - Beach Hostel

PORTUGAL SURF HOLIDAY The Salty Pelican hostel sits snuggled between the sun-dappled shores of the Cascais bay and Sintras dramatic mountain range. Cascais renowned for its glorious stretch of white sandy beaches which are simply stunning, beautiful palaces, cosmopolitan vibrancy and as Lisbons m...
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Boavista Guest House

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Boavista Guest House

This recently renovated Guest House is in the centre of Porto (Boavista), next to the romanic church of Cedofeita. The rooms are equipped so that nothing is missing during your stay and so that you feel as if you are in the comfort of your own home. Our rooms have private bathroom, central heat...
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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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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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The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites

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The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites

Welcome to the world's first Branded Hostel! Step into the world of Sandeman Port Wines, at The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites. Set in one of Porto’s most iconic buildings, this hostel is right on top of the Sandeman wine cellars, and right on the edge of the river Douro, overlooking the Porto...
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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!

Ali - ALL&SOME

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.

Electra

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.

Alexandra Si

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.

attila-vedo

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.

nade.llie

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.

Emanuel

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.

Violetta Nagy

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.

alex-krasnov

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.

maja_n

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.

sarademedeirospinto

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.

AK

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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