The 5 Best Cheap Hostels in Braga, Portugal

Braga is an elegant town laced with ancient narrow lanes closed to vehicles, strewn with plazas and an array of baroque churches. The constant chiming of bells is a reminder of Braga's age-old devotion to the spiritual world. Its religious festivals - particularly the elaborately staged Semana Santa (Holy Week) - are famous throughout Portugal. But Braga has plenty more to offer than just religious interests. Its upscale old center is packed with lively cafes and trim boutiques, some excellent restaurants and low-key bars catering to students from the Universidade do Minho. It's such a young city that in 2012 it was pronounced the European Youth Capital. Braga is also a great, low cost place to use as a base for touring larger cities in Portugal. Here are a few ideas for low priced accommodations available in Braga.

How much do hostels in Braga cost?

Average Dorm Price $16 ($14 to $19)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $40 ($20 to $74)

A fun, social hostel in central Braga

Dorm Bed: $13.59
Private Room: $10.19
Overall Rating: 84%
The Bracara Hostel is in a great area of Braga known for its Romanesque inspired architecture and culture. The hostel is inside a house built in 1900, and while the structure maintains the original layout, but it has been restored and renovated to include more modern amenities and features. The hostel is located in the heart of the city center, very near all the most popular attractions and sights in the city, such as museums, churches, ruins, and transportation. There are also plenty of restaurants, pubs, and bars nearby to satisfy any appetite. The hostel has both shared and private room options available. Bed linens are included with the price of the room, but you'll need to either bring or rent a towel. Breakfast is provided at the facility and there is also a kitchen open to everyone's use. There are shared common areas including a garden area and the hostel has many other services and amenities for use.
Rua Drº Domingos Soares , 104 , Braga, Portugal,

A social but quiet hostel, great for backpackers and budget travelers

Dorm Bed: $13.64
Private Room: $15.91
Overall Rating: 90%
JustGo hostel is a great example of the combination of rusticity and liveliness that Braga offers. It is a cozy hostel in a great central location near the main street of the city. This central location ensures there is plenty available nearby including restaurants, bars, shopping, cultural buildings, and other interesting sights. The hostel provides a nice common area with a TV and computer, comfortable lounge furniture, and even a small library. There is a kitchen open for guest use and breakfast is included with your stay. The hostel provides bed linens, but towels must be either brought with you or rented from the facility. The facility offers traditional dormitory hostel type rooms as well as private rooms with private bath rooms. The dining area also has a panoramic view of the city with great views of some of the city's highlights. The hostel is clean with a modern look and the staff is welcoming and friendly.
Avenida da Liberdade, nº 546 6º e 7º pisos , Braga, Portugal,

A social, affordable, and central hostel in Braga

Dorm Bed: $16.91
Private Room: $16.91
The Dans L'Atelier hostel is in a great location in the historic center of Braga. The hostel has a very artistic atmosphere with various paintings scattered throughout the facility as well as an on site art studio. Its convenient location put it within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, bars, nightlife, and cultural interests like the Cathedral and several museums. The facilities offer a living room with TV, music system, cd's, video games, board games and library as well as a nice balcony or terrace with great views of the center. There is a refrigerator/freezer and microwave available for guests' use and towels are included. There is a free breakfast offered as well as an optional free city tour and sometimes art classes are offered in the studio for those who are interested. There is a 24 hour reception and the staff are friendly and helpful.
Praça Mouzinho de Albuquerque, 47 4710-301 Braga , Braga, Portugal,

A friendly and comfortable hostel in central Braga

Dorm Bed: $12.00
Private Room: $16.00
Overall Rating: 95%
The InBraga hostel prides itself on its hospitality and helpfulness. They look forward to your arrival and to helping with your arrangements and travel plans while in the area. The hostel is in a remodeled 19th century building and has both dormitory options as well as private accommodations. The InBraga is in the historical center and is nearby shopping, nightlife, bars, restaurants, and cultural sights. There is a kitchen open to everyone to use and a free breakfast included with the stay. Bed linens are included, but you must provide your own towels or rent them for an additional fee. The facility offers many other amenities and services and the staff are said to be some of the most accommodating around.
Rua da Boavista, n.21 Freguesia da Sé- Braga , Braga, Portugal,

A comfortable hostel in the heart of Braga

Dorm Bed: $19.35
Private Room: $22.19
Overall Rating: 98%
The Collector's Hostel has been restored to its original interior that kept the character of the place blended with Braga culture. Each room has its own personality and tells its own story with the varied collections and cultures the staff has put together in unique fashion. Collector's is close to the center so there are many points of interest nearby including cultural sights, shopping venues, restaurants, bars, and nightlife options. Breakfast is included with your stay, as are bed linens and towels. There is a common room and outdoor terrace where you can mingle with others and a kitchen for preparing your own meals. The location and atmosphere are both high on the list of favorite things about the Collector's hostel.
Rua Francisco Sanches nr 42, 2nd floor , Braga, Portugal,

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