The 5 Best Cheap Hostels in Braga, Portugal

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?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Braga here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.

A social, affordable, and central hostel in Braga

Dorm Bed from $10.86
Overall Rating: 40%
Praça Mouzinho de Albuquerque, 47 4710-301 Braga, Braga
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.

A friendly and comfortable hostel in central Braga

Dorm Bed from $14.70
Private Room from $14.70
Overall Rating: 88%
Rua da Boavista, n.21 Freguesia da Sé- Braga, Braga
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.

Dorm Bed from $16.96
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 86%
Largo Barão de São Martinho 35, Braga
This terrific hostel offers friendly service. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a microwave. Wi-fi, luggage storage, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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