20 EPIC Hostels in Lagos, Portugal (2020 • Insider Guide!)

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Lagos, Portugal. You are coming here for one of two reasons. Either to hit the gorgeous beach, or to party your ass off… or probably both!

Lagos, Portugal is a gorgeous destination, but also one of the renowned backpacker party destinations in the universe.

But with tons of properties available and many poorly reviewed, it can be difficult to find the perfect place to stay.

Which is exactly why we wrote this insider guide to the best hostels in Lagos, Portugal.

Written by travelers, for travelers, this guide will help you do two things…

  1. Save a money
  2. Find the hostel that best suits your travel needs

To do this, we’ve taken the highest reviewed hostels in Lagos and organized them by different travel needs.

So whether you’ve come to Lagos to get your party on or chill at the gorgeous beach, our guide will help you find the best hostel for your stay in this Portuguese gem.

Best Hostels in Lagos

Our best hostels in Lagos guide is designed to save you money and time!

 

The 20 Best Hostels in Lagos

 

Overall Best Hostel in Lagos – Olive Hostel

Olive Hostel Lagos Best Hostel in Lagos

Clean, modern, spacious with a patio and bar – Olive Hostel is our pick for the best hostel in Lagos, Portugal

– $$
– Bar & Cafe Onsite
– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk

The overall best hostel in Lagos is Olive Hostel, and it’s a gem! As the best hostel in Lagos in 2020, Olive Hostel is very highly reviewed. You’ll find Olive Hostel in the heart of Lagos Old Town close to all the best bars and restaurants in town. Clean, modern and spacious, Olive Hostel is a fabulous youth hostel in Lagos. Be sure to call shotgun on the sofas on the patio in the summer, it’s where tons of travelers will want to hang!

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Boutique Taghostel

Boutique Taghostel Best Hostels in Lagos

Flashier and sporting some sea views, Boutique Taghostel is one of the best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

– $$
– Free Breakfast
– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk

Boutique Taghostel is the best hostel in Lagos for travellers who like to stay in a flashier kinda hostel. Some of the rooms even boast sea views, it doesn’t get much better than this! As the best hostel in Lagos, Boutique Taghostel offers guests a free breakfast each morning of their stay. Filipa, Maura and Bianca are wonderful hosts and are more than happy to help you arrange everything from bus tickets to surf lessons, just holla!

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Best Party Hostel in Lagos – Rising Cock

Rising Cock Best Party Hostel in Lagos

Rising Cock is the best party hostel in Lagos… and maybe the best named as well…

– $$$
– Free Breakfast
– Self Catering Facilities
– Outdoor Terrace

Yes, you have read that correctly, the best party hostel in Lagos is called the Rising Cock! It’s the go-to party place in Lagos and you’d kick yourself if you didn’t stay here for at least a couple of nights during your time in Lagos. On top of the epic parties hosted by the Rising Cock, guests are welcome to enjoy Mama’s tasty fresh crepes for breakfast each morning. If you went all out the night before you’ll certainly appreciate these homecooked pancakes when you stumble out of bed. The Rising Cock is a top party hostel in Lagos is you’re looking for the a raucous evening.

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Sol A Sol

Tons of classes and activities to meet other travelers, Sol a Sol is a top party hostel in Lagos, Portugal

– $$
– Bar Onsite
– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk

Another great party hostel in Lagos is Sol A Sol. Not only do they have their own bar on site but they have created a super chilled out party vibe for international travellers to enjoy. If you’re seeking a fun-filled time, Sol A Sol is the best hostel in Lagos for you. The team can arrange everything from yoga classes to kayaking, from nights out to dolphin watching. Once the sun sets over your action-packed days you can share a beer or two at the Sol A Sol bar and let the good times roll on and on!

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Best Hostel in for Solo Travellers in Lagos – Hutch Hostel

Hutch Hostel Best Hostel for Solo Traveller in Lagos

Lots of travelers have left great reviews for Hutch Hostel, making it a top hostel in Lagos (especially for solo travelers)

– $$
– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk
– Late Check-Out

Hutch Hostel is the best hostel for solo travellers in Lagos, especially if you’re looking for an adventure. Hugo is a well-reviewed host and will ensure you have the time of your life in Lagos. The dorms at Hutch are comfy and clean, as you would expect from a highly recommended hostel in Lagos. The guest kitchen is a great place to hang out of an evening before you hit the bars in town.

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Algarve Surf Hostel

Algarve Surf Hostel Best Hostels in Lagos

Epic swimming pool and social vibes mean Algarve Surf hostel is booked far in advance (because it’s one of the best hostels in Lagos for solo travelers!)

– $$
– Free Breakfast
– Swimming Pool
– Self Catering Facilities

Algarve Surf Hostel is a top hostel in Lagos for solo travellers. Being a surf hostel Algarve Surf attracts a chilled crowd who are all in Lagos to enjoy the sun, the sea and everything else in between. For solo travellers keen to meet new people in a safe, welcoming and fun environment you’ll be stoked with your choice of Algarve Surf. Unsurprisingly they’re a super popular Lagos backpackers hostel so if you wanna stay here in the high season you’ve gotta book your bed at least a month in advance. The rooms are great but what makes Algarve Surf one of the coolest hostels in Lagos is their epic swimming pool.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Lagos – The White Butterfly

Hostel The White Butterfly Best Cheap Hostel in Lagos

Budget, but not skimping on value. Hostel the White Butterfly is the best cheap hostel in Lagos

– $
– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk
– Outdoor Terrace

The White Butterfly is the best cheap hostel in Lagos for sure. Offering cheap and cheerful rooms throughout the year The White Butterfly is the place to stay this summer if you’re heading to Portugal on a shoestring. Located just a 5-minute walk away from the best beaches in Lagos The White Butterfly has it all! Admittedly the dorm rooms are pretty basic but clean and comfy nonetheless. Anyway, who spends time in their dorm room except to sleep when in Lagos?! Literally no one!

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Lagos Central Hostel

Lagos Central Best Hostels in Lagos

Lagos Central is one of the best budget hostels in Lagos, Portugal

– $
– Self Catering Facilities
– Bar Onsite
– Tours & Travel Desk

Lagos Central is the best budget hostel in Lagos, for sure. Offering affordable dorm rates throughout the year Lagos Central Hostel is great for travellers who are watching the euros. Ideally located less than a minute away from Lagos’ central plaza and the city’s best nightclubs you’re onto a winner when you stay at Lagos Central Hostel. The beautiful Praia Ponta da Piedade is a half hour walk away and is a total must visit. If you don’t fancy walking that far there are a number of other beaches much closer but Praia Ponta da Piedade is a real gem!

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Best Hostel for Couples in Lagos – Top City Hostel

Top City Hostel in Lagos Best Hostels for Couples in Lagos

Great for solo travelers too, but we recommend Top City for couples because of their affordable private rooms

– $$
– Swimming Pool
– Cafe Onsite
– Tours & Travel Desk

The best hostel for couples in Lagos is Top City Hostel, hands down! Easily the coolest hostel in Lagos for couples, Top City has an epic outdoor pool and chic, modern design. If you and your lover wanna stay in a buzzing and vibrant hostel, wanna meet new people and even party a little you’ll totally fall for Top City Hostel. Their private rooms all have ensuites and are spacious and bright. The rooftop pool is simply amazing and even overlooks the ocean!

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Dream Lagos

Dream Lagos Best Hostels in Lagos

Chill vibes and amazing location, Dream Lagos is a great option for traveling couples

– $$
– Free Breakfast
– Tours & Travel Desk
– Laundry Facilities

Dream Lagos is an ideal youth hostel in Lagos for couples. Not only do they have dorm rooms but a range of awesome private double rooms too, complete with ensuite. FYI, Dream Lagos have a minimum three-night stay and they book up quickly, booking in advance is essential. Located exactly 6-minutes from the beach, only if you don’t do a bar hop on the way, Dream Lagos is perfectly located. If you and bae need a hand making onward travel arrangements be sure to pop by their travel desk, the team will be happy to help.

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Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Lagos – Camone Hostel

Camone Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Lagos

With some working space, Camone is a great hostel for Digital Nomads

– $$$
– Free Breakfast
– Luggage Storage
– Outdoor Terrace

The best hostel for digital nomads in Lagos is Camone Hostel. This super-chilled, calm and welcoming Lagos backpackers hostel in ideal for digital nomads who want to strike the right work-life balance when in Portugal. There are both plenty of places within Camone Hostel to meet and mingle with fellow travellers and lots of great little spots to pitch up and work in. Camone Hostel is a highly recommended hostel in Lagos and you certainly get your money’s worth with their free breakfast.

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Gold Coast Calm Hostel

Gold Coast Calm Best Hostels in Lagos

– $$
– Free Breakfast
– Cafe Onsite
– Self Catering Facilities

Gold Coast Calm Hostel is a great youth hostel in Lagos for digital nomads. The Calm Hostel cafe is the ideal spot to work from and they serve great coffee too. Big tick next to their name for that! This is a super popular hostel and guests come back year after year. Chances are you’ll want to too! Calm Hostel is a top hostel in Lagos as they are just that, a calm hostel. No crazy madhouse parties here, rather a group of laid back travellers keen to make the most of every minute of their time in Portugal.

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More of the Best Hostels in Lagos

 

The 17 Hostel

The 17 Hostel Best Hostels in Lagos

– $$$
– Self Catering Facilities
– Air Conditioning
– Outdoor Terrace

The 17 Hostel is a top hostel in Lagos for travellers who want to stay in a hostel that comes super highly recommended. The 17 Hostel gets rave reviews from their guests time after time and you’ll soon see why. This hostel is clean, bright and spacious, the dorms are simple but comfy and cool thanks to the air conditioning. The 17 Hostel team are incredibly enthusiastic about making sure travellers have the best stay possible and will treat you like an old friend coming to stay. It’s hard not to fall in love with 17 Hostel TBF!

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Cloud 9

Cloud 9 Best Hostels in Lagos

– $$
– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk
– Luggage Storage

Cloud 9 is a wonderful Lagos backpackers hostel and Cloud 9 is an appropriate name! Guests do leave here on Cloud 9…kinda! Slight exaggeration but travellers walk away happy time after time and have made a great set of memories here. The guest kitchen is great if you’re trying to stick to the beach body diet when in Lagos. Fully equipped and super clean you can whip up some tasty dishes here; a great way to make new hostel friends!

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The Stumble Inn

The Stumble Inn Best Hostels in Lagos

– $$
– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk
– Luggage Storage

The Stumble Inn is more than just a witty name, it’s a highly recommended hostel in Lagos. Their dorms rooms get snapped up quick so you better book your bed ASAP. The Stumble Inn has a number of private rooms too ideal for couples or travelling duos. In the summer make sure you make the most of the outdoor terrace complete with guests BBQ, get on it! Newly renovated, The Stumble Inn is just a stone’s throw away from Lagos’ awesome beaches.

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Lagos City Center Guest House & Hostel

Lagos City Center Guest House and Hostel Best Hostels in Lagos

– $
– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk
– Laundry Facilities

Lagos City Center Guest House is a super affordable youth hostel in Lagos and definitely, worth a moment’s thought when planning your trip to Portugal. Friendly yet calm Lagos City Center Guest House & Hostel is great for travellers who wanna stay in a laid-back hostel when in Portugal’s coastal city. This hostel is perfect for couples who want a private room but not miss out on the opportunity to meet fellow travellers.

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RCS Hostel

RCS Hostel Best Hostels in Lagos

– $$
– Self Catering Facilities
– Bar Onsite
– Tours & Travel Desk

RCS is an increasingly popular Lagos backpackers hostel set to become even busier in 2020. Be sure to hit up their sister bar in town for epic drinks deals and a crazy discounts. The team will tell you where to go, no worries there! RCS Hostel is a great budget hostel in Lagos for travellers who want to both tighten the purse strings and maximise their time in this coastal city. If you’re looking for a new crew swing by the patio terrace of an evening and introduce yourself.

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The Shelter

The Shelter Best Hostels in Lagos

– $$$
– Free Breakfast
– Self Catering Facilities
– Bicycle Hire

Antonio has created a top hostel in Lagos in the form of The Shelter. Although at the higher end of the price scale The Shelter does offer great value for money, the free breakfast for example. There is a real social vibe here and The Shelter team run weekly BBQ nights for guests to come together and enjoy one another’s company in beautiful Lagos. Lying just 5-minutes from the beach The Shelter is a great youth hostel in Lagos in 2020.

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Racing Mackerel

Racing Mackerel Best Hostels in Lagos

– $$
– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk
– Laundry Facilities

Racing Mackerel is a cool youth hostel in Lagos, especially for those who like to keep it simple when it comes to hostelling. Basic but decent, Racing Mackerel is located in central Lagos, close to all the bars, restaurants and shops you could possibly need; not to mention close to the beach too! Within a 10-minute walk of the Racing Mackerel’s front door, you’ll find Praia dos Estudantes and Praia Batata, both are spectacular beaches that must be visited during your time in Lagos.

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Suntrap Hostel

Suntrap Hostel Best Hostels in Lagos

– $$
– Self Catering Facilities
– Outdoor Terrace
– Late Check-Out

Suntrap Hostel is a quaint and charming hostel set in a classic Portuguese townhouse in the heart of Lagos. Suntrap Hostel is a bit of a secret party venue, head up to the outdoor terrace with a beer or two and get chatting to your hostel mates. Easily a top hostel in Lagos, Suntrap Hostel is super close to the best attractions the town has to offer like Armazém Regimental and Praia Dona Ana. With female-only dorms, mixed dorms and private rooms, Suntrap Hostel has a little something for everyone. 

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The Best Travel Backpack?!

Pssssst! Not picked the perfect travel backpack yet? The Broke Backpacker team has tried out over thirty backpacks this year! Our favourite carry on backpack is the Nomatic Travel Bag.

Read our full review!

 

What to Pack for your Lagos Hostel

We don’t often travel without these essentials.

 

Playing Cards1. Playing Cards: Name your ideal night: I’m for a few cheap beers and some card games. Oh, and you don’t even have to be drinking to enjoy a game – having cards with you traveling definitely helps out on those long airplane or beach days! Make sure to snag a waterproof deck to protect from the pool, ocean or Chang.

 

Headphone Spltter2. Headphone Splitter: You’re the one with the Netflix account and your friend wants to watch too? But you don’t want to share headphones? And you’re good people who wouldn’t disturb your dorm mates? That’s not going to be a problem with this Headphone Splitter! Plug in two pairs of headphones at the same time, so both of you are able to listen to music or watch shows simultaneously. It comes in handy and won’t weigh you down.

 

best toiletry bag for one bag travel3. Active Roots Toiletry Bag: The Active Roots Toiletry bag keeps all of your bathroom essential items organized instead of flowing around your backpack. Having everything handy and accessible in one water-resistant bag is a bathroom lifesaver. This toiletry bag also helps from being that embarrassed person walking back to the dorm room, in a towel, to grab forgotten shampoo.

 

Universal Adapter4. Universal Travel Adapter: This universal travel adapter is the best we’ve found. Covering over 150 countries, you’ll always have the right plug charge your phone. You can also charge up to 5 devices simultaneously with the multiple USB ports.

 

Active Roots Water Bottle5. Active Roots Water Bottle: Sturdy and durable, the Active Roots water bottle survives the roughest adventures while keeping your drink cold or hot for at least 24 hours. Vacuum-sealed and made from stainless steel, the bottle can fit 25oz, which is plenty to keep you hydrated. Super cool bonus: the bottle isn’t just super useful, it helps to reduce the single-use plastic waste – save the planet by filling up your bottle.

 

Noise Cancelling Earbuds6. Noise-Cancelling Earbuds: These simple earbuds will help you out. Keeping out most of the surrounding sounds, you can either choose to listen to some relaxing music or no sound at all while falling asleep. This can be a life-saver in some unexpected party hostels. Make sure you’re well-rested for the next adventures!

 

Why you should travel to Lagos

So what’s it gunna be? Are you going to book one of the top hostels for Digital Nomads? Or maybe on of the best party hostels?

Whatever hostel you pick – get excited. Lagos is an incredibly vibrant place, and it truly lives up to it’s party reputation.

And in case you can’t pick, go with Olive Hostel – our pick for top hostel in Lagos for 2020!

Olive Hostel Lagos Best Hostel in Lagos

 

Travel Safety Tips for Lagos

Don’t forget to sort your travel insurance! We’ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads now, our favourite travel insurance provider.

 

The Algarve can be overrun with parties and backpackers sometimes. Avoid drinking too much and follow these Portuguese safety tips to ensure your trip is a good one!

 

More Epic Hostels in Portugal and Europe

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Lagos.

Planning an epic trip all across Portugal or even Europe itself?

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

For more cool hostel guides around Europe, check out:

 

Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Lagos has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!

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