35 COOLEST Hostels in Portugal (2019 • Insider Guide!)

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Portugal. Not exactly what jumps out at you when you think backpacking, right? But still travelling through this country definitely has its perks. Hike like you mean it, hit up some sick beaches, surf, siesta and then get stuck into this country’s lively nightlife.

But, you know, it’s not like… backpacker central in Portugal. So it does make you wonder if there are any decent hostels knocking about in this cool slice of Europe. That’s exactly why we absolutely had to look into it and whip up this huge, handy guide to the best 35 hostels in Portugal.

With our help, you’ll be able to easily find some of the coolest spots in Portugal. There are hidden gems of hostels tucked away everywhere, from the capital of Lisbon to lesser-visited coastal towns.

Anyway… Let’s dive in and see what these 35 best hostels in Portugal can offer you!

 

Quick Answer – The Best Hostels in Portugal

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tbb2-table__image Overall Best Hostel in PortugalOverall Best Hostel in PortugalLisboa Central Hostel

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  • Very Clean
  • Loads of events
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  • Very Clean
  • Loads of events
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in PortugalBest Hostel for Solo Travellers in PortugalThis is Lisbon Hostel

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  • Free Activities
  • Free Food
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  • Free Activities
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tbb2-table__image Best Cheap Hostel in PortugalBest Cheap Hostel in PortugalLost Inn Lisbon

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  • Free Walking Tours
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Walking Tours
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Couples in PortugalBest Hostel for Couples in PortugalBrickoven Palace Lisbon

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  • Social Atmosphere
  • Beautiful AF
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  • Social Atmosphere
  • Beautiful AF
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tbb2-table__image Best Party Hostel in PortugalBest Party Hostel in PortugalG-Spot Party Hostel

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  • Discount Club Tickets
  • Bar
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  • Discount Club Tickets
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel in Portugal for Digital NomadsBest Hostel in Portugal for Digital NomadsHub Hostel Lisbon

  • $$$
  • Large Lounge
  • PlayStation
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  • Large Lounge
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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel in Portugal with Private RoomsBest Hostel in Portugal with Private RoomsIndependente Hostel & Suites

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  • Free Laundry Facilities
  • Beer Garden
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Best Hostels in Portugal

 

The 35 Best Hostels in Portugal

 

Overall Best Hostel in Portugal – Lisboa Central Hostel

Lisboa Central Hostel best hostels in Portugal

Lisboa Central Hostel is our pick for overall best hostel in Portugal

– $$

– Very Clean

– Loads of events

– Games Room

So, yeah, if you’re looking for the best overall hostel in Lisbon – no, the best overall hostel in Portugal – here it is. Seriously. Can we tempt you with homemade soup? Homemade milkshakes? Yeah, we thought you’d like that.

The staff here will also sort you out with cheap beer, sangria at a steal, super fun bar crawls and movie nights for when you can’t do anything but veg out in front of a screen. But don’t worry: you won’t feel grimy staying here since it’s pretty dang clean. And the staff are V nice too.

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The House of Sandeman

The House of Sandeman best hostels in Portugal

– $$$

– Bar

– Free Breakfast

– Cool AF

We know, we know, House of Sandeman just makes us think of something spooky as well. Probably something to do with that Metallica song. But actually, this couldn’t be less scary.

Well, it is in a historic building TBF. And the rooms here are mental. The bunks are actually in the old frames of barrels used to make Port wine.

Where is it? Downtown Porto, of course, so it’s pretty sick locale we gotta say (history, river, all sortsa stuff on your doorstep here). It’s a memorable hostel, the kinda place you’ll use as a measure when you visit other hostels. Definitely the best overall hostel in Porto.

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Gold Coast Calm Hostel

Gold Coast Calm Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $$

– BEACH

– Free sangria

– Sun Terrace

For another one of the best overall hostels in Portugal, get yourself to Lagos for a majorly chilled beach hangout. It’s run by friendly locals which always, always makes a difference – good vibes all round here. They’ll also take you out for fun stuff like kayaking, windsurfing, all that outdoors beach biz.

Want to get absolutely smashed and wake up with a giant hangover? Don’t come here. This is one for the refined backpacker, for surfers, for people who wanna hit a few sangrias in the evening and wake up for a stroll on the beach. Calm by name, calm by nature.

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Casa d Alagoa

Casa d Alagoa best hostels in Portugal

– $$

– Social Events

– Comfy Beds

– Location, Location, Location

This cool Faro backpackers hostel is inside a super stunning villa that’s probs very historic or whatever else, but seriously you won’t be coming to this place to stare at the walls. It’s ALL about the atmosphere here, which definitely goes a long way to making this one of the best overall hostels in Portugal.

You can eat your fill and get silly at their sangria and BBQ nights. It’s also easy to get chatting with fellow travellers. Make the most of your days here by heading out on a bike tour, go spot some wild flamingos, or roll through Faro’s old town. The kinda place you’d end up extending your stay.

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The Luggage Hostel & Suites

The Luggage Hostel and Suites best hostels in Portugal

– $$

– Restaurant

– Air Conditioning

– (Sick) Free Breakfast

We can forgive this Coimbra backpackers hostel for its utterly dry name because it’s actually a sick place to stay. What’s in a name, right? But anyway. It’s pretty dang beautiful. Looks the part, y’know. A flashpackery kinda place, if that’s something you’d actually call yourself.

It’s probably not the best place for a solo traveller TBH. The atmosphere is a lil’ bit… not there. Oh and the location ain’t all that either. However, the breakfast here is literally amazing.

One of the best overall hostels in Portugal for that alone. But if you like your own company, you’re a bit of a hipster, or you don’t mind walking everywhere – stay here.

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Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Portugal – This is Lisbon Hostel

This is Lisbon Hostel best hostel in Portugal

This is Lisbon Hostel is our pick for best hostel in Portugal for solo travellers

– $

– Free Activities

– Free Food

– V Nice People

This. Is. LISBOONNNNN! … Wow, sorry. But anyway. This place is newly refurbished and is smack bang right in the middle of Lisbon’s old town. Features very, very nice views from its calm roof terrace. Great spot for yoga.

The staff are super friendly here, helping to create a decent atmosphere that makes this one of the best hostels for solo travellers in Portugal. Free walking tours, beach trips, and tasty homecooked Portuguese dinners, as well as lessons in the local lingo, make it pretty easy to get chatting to whoever else is staying here.

Oh and shout out to the free breakfast at this Lisbon backpackers hostel: IMMENSE.

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Safestay Lisboa

Safestay Lisboa best hostels in Portugal

– $$

– Free Breakfast

– Bicycle Hire

– Bar

We were wondering if this would actually be a safe place to stay. Turns out it is. So it’s not false advertising. This top hostel in Lisbon is absolutely massive. It’s not a party hostel, but dang it IS huge. There’s 152 beds – that’s a hundred and fifty two in words!

As we basically said, it’s safe, the atmosphere is pretty good and it’s close to nearby attractions that you might wanna go snap some photos of. It’s one of the best hostels for solo travellers in Portugal. The balconies are good for a drink and if you want to drink MORE the pub crawl here is pretty comprehensive.

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Pilot Design Hostel & Bar

Pilot Design Hostel and Bar best hostels in Portugal

– $$$

– 24 Hour Bar

– 24 Hour Security

– Free Bicycle Hire

Pilot? What’s pilot about this place? It’s not pen themed, boat-themed, nor airplane themed, and we’re livid. Not really. This super Porto backpackers hostel is equipped with a 24-hour bar and lounge where you can chill, watch movies, play guitar (please don’t ruin it for everyone else PLEASE), drink, chat. Et cetera.

This place even has a waterfall, which probably helped win it those awards (joking honestly). The events like free walking tours, pub crawls, and the general social space here makes it one of the best hostels for solo travellers in Porto. Pilot, though – why?

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Sol A Sol Hostel

Sol A Sol Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $

– Tours

– Sea Views

– Bars

Sol A Sol has that perfect balance between fun stuff and chilling out that’s pretty hard to attain. In fact, this hostel literally claims that it provides “the ultimate Lagos experience.” It is a bold claim indeed, but this place is basically really good. It’s also cheap.

They do trips to caves, daily tours, rooftop BBQs, the obligatory family dinners, bar crawls, and the staff are helpful, which easily give it creds enough to be one of the best hostels for solo travellers in Portugal. This recommended hostel in Faro is also very close to the beach.

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Le Penguin Hostel

Le Penguin Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $$

– Free Breakfast

– Swimming Pool

– Free Bicycle Hire

Another hostel that chucks in an animal name to make itself stand out, this V social Faro backpackers hostel also happens to be one of the best hostels for solo travellers in Portugal. NGL it’s probably because it’s so compact, you literally have to make friends with people otherwise you’ll just fume all day long.

But seriously: mix drinking games, quiz nights, beer pong, BBQs, a platter of drinking games and themed parties, add a side serving of huge Netflix-ready TV and PlayStation, and garnish with big family dinners and you got yourself a great place to meet other peeps. Also 10 mins from the centre of town.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Portugal – Lost Inn Lisbon

Lost Inn Lisbon best hostel in Portugal

Lost Inn Lisbon is our pick for best cheap hostel in Portugal

– $

– Free Walking Tours

– Free Breakfast

– Bicycle

Oh, ha ha ha. Very punny guys. Lol. Aside from the hilarious name we do actually rate this plus very highly. Yep, it’s one of the best hostels in Chiado and it’s pretty sick: the building is from the 18th century and the floors are all decorative tiles and stuff. We like it, ok?

The location is amazing (V close to the metro), but since it’s so central you can walk pretty much everywhere, part of what makes this one of the best cheap hostels in Portugal. There’s also a free breakfast, and a common room complete with… musical instruments *shudder*.

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Hostel Gaia Porto

Hostel Gaia Porto best hostels in Portugal

– $

– Themed Events

– Garden

– Laundry Facilities

On the other side of the river to the main bits and bobs of the city, this Porto backpackers hostel is pretty much a calm place to stay because of that. Solo travellers, couples, groups of friends, whoever you are, this’ll be a decent choice for you.

It’s easy to kick back in the garden here with a couple of beers, keep costs low by using the kitchen here, wash your clothes in the laundry. Yeah, it’s one of the best cheap hostels in Portugal if you hadn’t gathered that by now. The staff are also top-notch, shoutout to them.

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Cool Hostel

Cool Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $

– BBQ

– Airport Transfers

– Foosball (Very Cool)

We love that this cool hostel in Porto is actually inside a cool historic building. We think that makes it pretty cool. Another cool thing about this cool place is that it’s a very short walk to the cool Bolhao metro station. It’s colourful and relaxed – cool enough, we’d say.

But one of the coolest things about this cool place is that it’s one of the best cheap hostels in Portugal. This cool hostel also might not be the most… um… atmospheric of places, but it’s clean (which is cool), a terrace (which is even cooler) and a free breakfast (which is the coolest). Very cool all-round.

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Algarve Surf Hostel

Algarve Surf Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $

– Free Breakfast

– Free Parking

– Pool Table

If you’re a surfing person you’ll love this place. It’s basically all about surfing. Or not just surfing, but doing all those sunshiney, beachsidey sorta things like hanging out around the pool, in the pool, or in view of the pool. Think BBQs in the afternoon and drinks in the evening sorta vibe.

This Lagos backpackers hostel has a pretty homely feel, which is nice if you’re travelling by yourself, we think. Other than that the room rates, the free/cheap stuff, the general good feels of it all – oh and the location – makes this one of the best cheap hostels in Portugal. That’s right: in the whole country.

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Hub 1878 Faro Hostel

Hub 1878 Faro Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $

– Musical Instruments…

– Free Breakfast

– Big Old Building

Mmmm… this is a pretty cool hostel actually! The name basically says it but it’s housed in a building dating back to 1878. If you like the sound of that and period features and tiles and stuff then you’ll probably love staying here in all honesty.

It’s also one of the best cheap hostels in Portugal. Why? I hear you scream. Well, that’s because it’s literally in the centre of Faro, has a great social vibe, a piano and guitar for music fans, gambling tables (yeah, actually), coffee machines, two lounges, two kitchens AND free breakfast. Value for money game is strong here.

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Best Hostel for Couples in Portugal – Brickoven Palace Lisbon

Brickoven Palace Lisbon best hostel in Portugal

Brickoven Palace Lisbon is our pick for best hostel in Portugal for couples

– $

– Free Breakfast

– Social Atmosphere

– Beautiful AF

Sure, yeah, granted, Brickoven isn’t the most romantic name, is it? But whatever, it’s still one of the best hostels for couples in Portugal. I mean actually, the name is nothing when you think about it: this hostel is in an actual PALACE (maybe not actual but it looks like one). It’s stunning AF seriously. AND it’s cheap!

The food here is tasty – dinner and breakfast and whatever other meals you feel like making up – the place is V clean (always important), plus this very cool hostel in Lisbon is peaceful. There’s still a nice social vibe, which is perf if you’re a social couple.

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Casa de Madalena

Casa de Madalena best hostels in Portugal

– $$

– Free Breakfast

– Roof Terrace

– Bicycle Hire

It’s in an old Mediterranean house in Faro and it’s a chill, cool place to stay. What can we say? We guess it makes it one of the coolest hostels in Faro TBH. It’s all modern and traditional in this place and, yeah, like we said: cool. This alone makes it one of the best hostels for couples in Portugal.

The staff here are amazing, like really, really nice. There’s a rooftop terrace where you can get some nice views. There’s a free breakfast (feat. fresh coffee and homemade pancakes). They also respect siesta time, which we also respect very strongly.

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Coimbra Portagem Hostel

Coimbra Portagem Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $$$

– Cafe

– Rooftop Terrace

– Games Room

We dunno what this is but it’s a mental ornate world of next level murals, a grand staircase, and loads of other un-nameable decoration that makes it perfect as a top hostel for couples in Portugal. Very romantic getaway sorta ting happening at this former palace (yes, really).

But on top of how sick this place looks inside – and out – is the location. Yep, this recommended hostel in Coimbra is close to some pretty stunning historical sites. So why not stay in an actual slice of its history at this mad palatial hostel? We definitely would.

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Faro Beach Life Hostel

Faro Beach Life Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $$

– Beachfront

– Bicycle Hire

– Bar

It’s not an original name but at least it says what it does: it looks out over the Formosa Lagoon. There is a beach nearby, yes. And this Faro backpackers hostel also has its own private pool.

One of the best hostels for couples in Portugal, if you both like nature and stuff you’ll like that this place is very near the Rio Formasa Nature Reserve. Other than that it’s a super romantic place for beautiful sunrises, chilling on the beach, and staying in a beach hut sorta atmosphere.

Plus it’s hella easy to reach ’cause the bus from the airport stops right outside. Nightly happy hour is also cool.

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Mim Hostel

Mim Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $$

– Bar

– Cable TV

– Self Catering Facilities

Mim. Mim. Mim. Why Mim? What is Mim? We dunno. But we do know that this is a dang cool hostel in Porto to spend your time together. It’s a well maintained old building with a super charming courtyard; this place is all old walls and hammocks and plants and places to chill out. We’re not complaining.

So if you’re looking for one of best hostels for couples in Porto, well, here’s one. There’s a calm pace of life here, plus the private rooms are pretty, pretty good if you just don’t do dorms. Location… meh, but everything else, V chill. Comes complete with friendly hostel dog.

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Best Party Hostel in Portugal – G-Spot Party Hostel

G-Spot Party Hostel best hostel in Portugal

G-Spot Party Hostel is our pick for best party hostel in Portugal

– $$

– Free Breakfast

– Discount Club Tickets

– Bar

The name gave it away, but yeah this is one of the best party hostels in Portugal. It’s also got one of those hilarious party hostel names that mean you’re asking for something ridiculous if you ask where it is. Or if you’re staying there. It’s SO funny.

But it is a super fun place. Family dinners, happy hour drinks, nightly pub crawls, free tasty breakfast in the morning to sort your hangover out. The common area here is good for sleeping off a hangover too. And there’s a French Bulldog here who you can cuddle if you’re missing your mum.

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Rossio Hostel

Rossio Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $$

– Bar

– Free Breakfast

– Self Catering Facilities

This place is brand new, smack bang in an amazing location, and packed full of activities and nightly events and all that sort of caper that makes it one of the best party hostels in Portugal. For one thing, the staff make sure the vibe never dips and come up with fun stuff to do every night.

And if you have a literally terrible hangover the next day this Lisbon party hostel serves up a big ol’ greasy breakfast to chase your demons away and send you on a journey into the afternoon siesta. And it’s award-winning too. We rate that, of course.

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Good Morning Hostel Lisbon

Good Morning Hostel Lisbon best hostels in Portugal

– $$

– Bar

– Free Drinks

– Free Breakfast

Wow. How is this place so nice? This is amazing. Maybe it’s because of the hour of power they put on every night (that’s free-flowing drinks), maybe the staff are just amazing, or maybe it’s just because it’s one of the best party hostels in Portugal.

It’s not, like, an absolutely mental party hostel – you can choose to stay in drinking or go out. Whatever. Yep, you’ll get to have a rowdy night out with the people you meet here but it’s CIVILISED. They’ve got cooking classes and walking tours, y’know. We can’t leave without mentioning the breakfast: top marks.

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Rising Cock Party Hostel

Rising Cock Party Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $

– Free Breakfast

– Pub Crawls

– BBQ

This place wins twice because its name is about an animal AND it’s a pun. So that it’s doubly funny. Probably. But seriously, this is one of those quintessential party hostels. Rowdy, drinky, loud, and with plenty to leave you feeling destroyed the morning after.

One of the best party hostels in Portugal, days here are about chilling out and recharging those poor batteries of yours (BBQs on Saturdays – winner). But the nights here are about getting absolutely on it. Free pub crawls is one thing. Another is, well, the staff just know how to get down.

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Serenata Hostel Coimbra

Serenata Hostel Coimbra best hostels in Portugal

– $$

– Karaoke

– Pub Crawls

– Free Breakfast

Get silly in the hostel bar at Serenata and then head out to a load of good places to drink: this Coimbra backpackers hostel is set in a location near the university so there’s a bunch of cheap places to get crunk student-style nearby.

It may be one of the best party hostels in Portugal, but TBH that’s more to do with where it is (though they do put on a pub crawl and big social dinners, too). It’s also basically one of the coolest hostels in Coimbra, too. The building itself is just… beautiful. Can we say that? Yeah, ok – BEAUTIFUL.

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Best Hostel in Portugal for Digital Nomads – Hub Hostel Lisbon

Hub Hostel Lisbon best hostel in Portugal

Hub Hostel Lisbon is our pick for best hostel in Portugal for digital nomads

– $$$

– Free Breakfast

– Large Lounge

– PlayStation

It calls itself a hub and why, we’ll be danged, it IS a hub. This Lisbon backpackers hostel literally just looks like a coworking space. So much so that you’ll be itching to get your laptop out and stare out the window with a coffee slowly working in no time.

A free breakfast at this place fuels you in the morning. And when you start feeling crazy staring at the screen, or you just ain’t feelin’ it, head to the garden with a beer or go explore the city: there’s a metro station right nearby. Definitely one of the top hostels for digital nomads in Portugal.

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Lisbon Old Town Hostel

Lisbon Old Town Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $$$

– Free Breakfast

– Common Room(s)

– Laundry Facilities

Literally zero points for the uninspiring name, but many, many points for how much this is one of the best hostels for digital nomads in Portugal. It’s in Lisbon’s Barrio Alto inside an 18th-century building, it is pretty cool too.

It’s got big communal, social areas where you won’t be socialising at all as you’ll be wired in the whole time, right? You could even treat yourself to the private penthouse (yes, penthouse) room. But if you do feel like talking to other human beings there’s a pretty friendly vibe here to get to know people. You might call that networking.

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Nice Way Porto

Nice Way Porto best hostels in Portugal

– $$$

– Free Breakfast

– Free Walking Tours

– Free Drinks And Snacks

If all the other hostels are on this list are like, children, then Nice Way Porto is a fully grown adulting adult. It’s very mature. It’s cool. It’s the sort of place that would suit, hmm, a flashpacker. Or something like that. Basically, the name is appropriate.

You are a digital nomad with a laptop and you’re not afraid to use it. You want to stay somewhere that feels like you’re working in a hipster cafe. You book yourself into this place, probably the (or one of the) best hostels for digital nomads in Portugal. Easy.

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The Passenger Hostel

The Passenger Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $$$

– Literally In Sao Bento Train Station

– Super Chic Bar

– Cool AF

This is a very cool Porto hostel. It’s in an old refurbished building and now it looks pretty dang hip. Like, actually. And if you’re a sucker for location, this hostel is literally part of Sao Bento train station. Ok, we understand the name now.

This place is all high ceilings, wood beams, comfy beds, minimal decor, a grand piano, you know the drill – a cool place to get work done. One of the best hostels for digital nomads in Portugal. Especially if want to catch the train anywhere. Or take photos of the literally stunning train station itself.

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Camone Hostel

Camone Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $$

– Bicycle Hire

– Cable TV

– Communal Kitchen

A world away from all the party hostels in Lagos, this place is one of the best hostels for digital nomads in Portugal. Yep. There are tons of cafes right on the doorstep where you can pitch up for the day with a few dozen coffees and people watch/actually work.

Alternatively, you can easily find a lil’ spot to work inside this top hostel in Lagos – or outside on one of the tables where you can still soak up the buzzy atmosphere of the streets. Definitely, a good place to hit those deadlines.

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Best Hostel in Portugal with Private Rooms – Independente Hostel & Suites

Independente Hostel and Suites best hostel in Portugal

Independente Hostel & Suites is our pick for best hostel in Portugal with private rooms

– $$$

– Free Breakfast

– Free Laundry Facilities

– Beer Garden

One of the actual coolest hostels in Lisbon, this place is in a 19th-century palace. It genuinely looks like the sorta thing you will actually stop scrolling for on Instagram – it’s seriously that F-ing cool. We want it!

The location of this spot is prime, too. There’s also a restaurant and a bar, a stylish lounge and a beer garden – but it’s not all hostel goers since locals come here to drink as well. Vintage vibes at this place. Don’t even get us started on the actual rooms… It’s one of the best hostels in Portugal with private rooms.

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Porto Rupublica Hostel & Suites

Porto Rupublica Hostel and Suites best hostels in Portugal

– $$$

– Garden

– Free Breakfast

– Cool AF

This top hostel in Portugal is well old, too. It’s from 1883 but don’t worry: it’s been stylishly updated. Whitewashed walls, original features (fireplaces, for example), and general antique/modern vibes. Flashpackers, couples, people who don’t like affordable luxury take note. There are also incredible views of the city from here.

The private rooms… wow. Like, they’re huge. And they’re packed full of vintage furniture. So no wonder this is one of the best hostels in Portugal with private rooms. Good security too: the neighbourhood is safe, plus there’s keycard access.

Bit of a foodie and wanna try local stuff? The staff will clue you up.

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Being Porto Hostel

Being Porto Hostel best hostels in Portugal

– $$$

– Free Breakfast

– Common Room

– Cafe

This top hostel in Porto is totally neat and completely clean and feels very much like a boutique hotel, so if you have a dirt phobia/are a flashpacker you’ll approve. It’s all about white linen, wood floors and sweeping staircases in this historic hostel. Sure is.

It’s one of the best hostels in Portugal with private rooms and feels a cut above what it actually is. The staff here are super friendly and will give you a lot of info about what to do in Porto. Plus it’s not all boutique feels: there IS a common area if you feel like conversing with other humans.

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Boutique Taghostel

Boutique Taghostel best hostels in Portugal

– $$

– Bicycle Hire

– Free Breakfast

– Terrace

It’s in Lagos, the views are of the marina, and the rooms here are super dreamy. Like, they’re all… French doors and Juliette balconies. Pretty cool. So we’d say it’s one of the best hostels in Portugal with private rooms.

Outside of the luxury rooms, there’s a pretty nice rooftop terrace where you can, um, sit and stare at the views if you like. The location is sick though: beaches, bars, restaurants, all that kinda stuff, is literally within a 5 min walking distance. Dolphin watching, kayak tours, surf lessons… It’s all here.

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NS Hostel & Suites

NS Hostel and Suites best hostels in Portugal

– $$$

– Self Catering Facilities

– Outdoor Terrace

– Bicycle Hire

This recommended hostel in Coimbra is right in the middle of the city, surrounded by not only cool attractions and stuff but also lively bars that local students love to drink in. The building is cool: it’s from the 1930s and has a lot of original features if you’re into that sorta thing.

Shoutout to the sick bathrooms here. Being one of the best hostels in Portugal with private rooms you can kinda expect that the decor is going to be pretty design-y. Coolest hostel in Coimbra we’d say. If you don’t really care about socialising but just want a cheap hostel-hotel-ish place to stay, here it is folks.

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Why you should travel to Portugal

Wow. Like, seriously – wow. Who knew that Portugal was gonna be packed with such a selection of stunning hostels.

There are literally so many on this list (35, we know it’s a lot) so if you’re struggling to choose, don’t worry. Just bear in mind The House of Sandeman – it’s easily the best overall hostel in Portugal. Book a bed here and make life super easy for yourself.

So, what do you reckon about our 35 best hostels in Portugal? Let us know if any take your fancy with a lil’ comment below.

Backpacked through Portugal before? What were your favourite (or not so favourite) places to stay? And if we’ve missed something, or you’ve crashed at any of these hostels recently, let us know. We need to know what’s going on in the Portuguese hostel scene!

The House of Sandeman best hostel in Portugal

 

Travel Safety Tips for Portugal

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.

 

Doubt that Portugal is, in fact, one of the safest countries in the world? Read out insider’s safety guide here if you need any convincing.

 

More Epic Hostels in Portugal and Europe

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

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 Portugal 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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