5 Cheap Hostels in Portimao's City Center

Ferragudo, near Portimao, Portugal
Portimao is popular for tourism, leisure, and retail. Most tourists visit Portimao either for the extensive shopping or excellent public transport but there is a surprising amount to be seen within the city. The city's old and once bustling fishing docks have been remarkably transformed into a scenic promenade, leading to the quaint and tree-lined plazas of the old town. Further inland are pleasant pedestrian shopping streets, a series of historic buildings, and a tantalizing selection of cafes, bars, and restaurants. The center is a small, friendly hub with a pleasant waterfront, an assortment of outdoor cafes, and sizzling fish restaurants in the old quarter and quayside. There are several budget friendly options to consider for a base while exploring this fascinating city. Here are some of the most popular choices for low cost accommodations in Portimao.

How much do hostels in Portimao cost?

Average Dorm Price $19 ($13 to $26)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $46 ($7 to $196)

A social hostel near the beach and city center

Dorm Bed: $17.31
Private Room: $18.25
Overall Rating: 77%
Hostel S. Jose is a sunny, light-filled house by day, with common areas for all guests, an area with Brazilian hammocks, and an outdoor terrace. The house has 10 rooms, varying from double/twin rooms, 4 people rooms, and also female/male dormitories with bunk beds. There is also a fully equipped kitchen for guests' use.

The hostel has a surf instructor for guests interested in learning to ride the waves.

Hostel S. Jose is less than a 2 minutes walk from the extensive beach, Praia da Rocha, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and is also close to other beautiful beaches. The hostel is also located near a variety of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which are located on the main avenue less than a 2 min walk from the hostel, and there is easy access to other popular tourist sights. Bed linens are included, but towels must be either rented or brought with you. Reception hours are limited, so make sure to check the times before booking. The staff are very friendly and there is no curfew at the hostel.
Praceta Afonso de Albuquerque - São José , Portimao, Portugal,

A fun hostel in the city center, great for backpackers and budget travelers

Dorm Bed: $17.31
Private Room: $17.31
Overall Rating: 97%
Aloha Hostel is in the heart of the city of Portimao, situated in the historical center next to the riverfront area. The rooms are cozy, recently renovated, and built for comfort, and come in various styles including: a double room, a female dorm, and two mixed dormitories, two shared bathrooms, a living room and dining area, fully equipped kitchen and a terrace where you can kick back and relax. The hostel provides personalized services such as: bicycle rental, surf lessons, water sports, boat trips, taxis, transfer, and more. The bedrooms are spacious, with leisure space, have closed lockers, fans and several windows that provide a nice view of the city.

You can find everything of interest near the hostel: several restaurants and bars, the Portimao Municipal Theatre where you can watch the most diverse artistic events, and various craft shops and other food options. Bed linens and towels are included at the hostel and there is no curfew to worry about. Most people say they enjoyed how welcoming and warm the staff and facilities were and that they enjoyed the location of being right in the town center.
Rua Direita, nº 59 , Portimao, Portugal,

A relaxing hostel in a great location

Dorm Bed: $12.69
Private Room: $12.69
Overall Rating: 71%
This hostel offers modern, comfortable, and well-equipped facilities and can sleep up to 180 guests in a choice of 26 twin en suite rooms, some of which are designed for those with limited mobility, and 32 four-bedded rooms. The HI hostel is one of the most popular among young people who want to experience not only the beautiful beaches of the area, featuring a calm and warm sea, but also the lively nightlife. Breakfast and bed linens are included in the price. There is a swimming pool, common room, equipped kitchen, outdoor terrace, and other amenities all for your enjoyment.
Lugar do Coca Maravilhas , Portimao, Portugal,

A social hostel in the heart of the city center

Dorm Bed: $17.31
Private Room: $17.31
Overall Rating: 99%
The Alameda Property is located in the center of Portimao, in a pedestrian area where you can find many points of interest. A two minute walk will take you to the waterfront where you can enjoy beautiful terraces or delicious cuisine. The nearby old town is also a great place for bars and pubs. Alameda Property has both dormitories and private rooms, and four shared bathrooms for guest's convenience. Guests are welcome to prepare their own meals at the two fully equipped kitchens available on site or enjoy the local gastronomy eating out in the many restaurants in the area. Portimao has an excellent public transport network, which pass by the property every twenty minutes that will take you to the beautiful beaches. Towels are included with your stay, there is no curfew, and the staff and atmosphere are extremely welcoming.
Rua do comercio, Nº 9 , Portimao, Portugal,

Located in the city center, great for backpackers and budget travelers

Dorm Bed: $26.06
Overall Rating: 97%
PTM Downtown is located in the city center of Portimao and is a great option for those looking for a clean, comfortable, and budget friendly place to stay. The center/downtown area of Portimao is known for its local commerce and traditional Portuguese restaurants. The bus stop is only a five minute walk for easy transportation to the beach. All hostel accommodations feature a decoration inspired by travelling and maps, and all rooms are air conditioned. The hostel has a beautiful shaded garden where you can relax and get to know other guests. The bar and free daily breakfasts are located in the garden and the staff is friendly and always willing to help. There is no curfew and many people enjoy the location of the PTM downtown.
Rua Dr. Joao de Deus, nr 4 Portimao , Portimao, Portugal,

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