The Best Hostels in Portugal for Students and Backpackers

The Best Hostels in Portugal for Students and Backpackers
Lisbon | Porto | Lagos | Faro | Coimbra | Sintra | Madeira Island | The Azores | Aveiro | Evora | Obidos | Albufeira

Portugal is a popular travel destination for all types of travelers. Whether you're visiting the country for its beaches, culture, nightlife, or food, you won't be disappointed. If you're traveling on a budget, then you'll likely be impressed by the wide selection of hostels and budget accommodation around the country.
How much do hostels in Portugal cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Portugal 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 popular party hostel in Lisbon, Portugal.

Dorm Bed from $22.07
Private Room from $35.31
Overall Rating: 96%
Rua de Sao Juliao 148, Lisbon
Yes! Lisbon Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in the city. It's a great option whether you're looking for a party hostel or just a place to crash for a few nights. There's a good lounge and bar area where many guests enjoy hanging out. The staff also host a lot of events for guests, which means it's easy to meet other travelers if you traveling alone. There are free walking tours, pub crawls, and group dinners regularly. The hostel is also conveniently located near Praca do Comercio, Rua Augusta and Baixa Pombalina and there are dorms available that sleep four, five, or six people.


An affordable and social hostel for backpackers and students in Porto, Portugal.

Dorm Bed from $18.63
Private Room from $23.43
Overall Rating: 92%
Rua Gonçalo Cristóvão 12, Porto
Porto Spot Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in the city. It's located in the city center and is close to many sights around town including Clerigos Tower, Old Town, Port Wine Cellars, and the city's best nightlife. If you're hoping to experience everything that Porto has to offer, then this is a great place to stay.

The hostel has all kinds of amenities available for guests including a full shared kitchen, a living room, and a media room. The staff are friendly and available to offer any suggestions or recommendations you might need. They also organize a variety of activities for guests including walking tours and pub crawls.

The hostel has twin and double private rooms available as well as three, four, and eight bed dorms.


A fun hostel for backpackers and budget travellers in Lagos, Portugal.

Dorm Bed from $22.75
Private Room from $28.44
Overall Rating: 91%
Rua Soeiro da Costa nº 9, Lagos
Cloud 9 Hostel is a fun place to stay in Lagos, Portugal. It's a bit of a party hostel, with pub crawls every night, but it still has a mellow enough atmosphere that you can sleep or just hang out with other guests. The hostel is located in the historical part of the city so you can visit the beaches and sights during the day and enjoy the nightlife during the evening.

It's also possible to organize any number of activities through the hostel including kayaking, surfing, fishing, and water sports. The hostel has a terrace on its top floor where guests can hang out and enjoy the view. There's also a common room, games, books, and movies available.

The hostel has four bed dorms and double private rooms available.


A fun and affordable hostel for backpackers, students, and budget travellers in Faro, Portugal.

Dorm Bed from $20.47
Private Room from $23.03
Overall Rating: 93%
Praca Alexandre Herculano 27, Faro
Casa D'Alagoa is one of the most popular hostels in Faro. It's an affordable and comfortable place to stay with a fun atmosphere and a nice common area. If you're looking for a place with a great atmosphere, then this hostel can't be beat. The staff are also friendly and helpful, and they can help you organize any number of tours or activities in the area. The hostel hosts regular dinner nights where they serve sangria and barbecue. These events provide a good opportunity to meet other guests.

The rooms are basic but comfortable. There are four, six, and twelve bed dorms available as well as private double rooms.


A comfortable and clean hostel in Ponta Delgada in the Azores.

Dorm Bed from $21.61
Private Room from $28.44
Overall Rating: 98%
Rua da Boavista nº 38, Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada is the largest city in the Azores and it's located on the island of Sao Miguel. Out of the Blue Hostel is located in the downtown area and it's surrounded by the dramatic beauty of the area. The hostel is conveniently located so you can walk to gardens, churches, museums, or any other sights nearby. There are also good local restaurants and bars in the area.

The hostel has a wide variety of room options to choose from. There are twin or double private rooms, and dorms that sleep up to ten people. Every morning you can start your day with a delicious breakfast. The hostel has a relaxing but fun atmosphere where it's easy to meet other guests. This is a great hostel for backpackers or budget travelers who don't want to give up comfort or convenience.


A quiet and safe hostel in Aveiro, Portugal for backpackers and students.

Dorm Bed from $18.20
Private Room from $25.59
Overall Rating: 91%
R. João Afonso de Aveiro 1, Aveiro
Aveiro Rossio Hostel is a great option for solo travelers, backpackers, or students who want to stay somewhere affordable but also want to be in a convenient location. The hostel is located in the middle of the downtown area and is near everything you might want to see or do. The hostel is near some of the city's most vibrant nightlife, and its also near some great local restaurants. Despite the central location, the hostel is still on a quiet street where you can be assured a quiet nights sleep.

If you're traveling alone, this is a great hostel to meet other guests. The staff keep the atmosphere light and fun and there are a variety of amenities available for guests. Breakfast is served every morning, there's travel advice available, and a book exchange if you want to relax with something to read. Guests can also use security lockers and luggage storage is available before and after you check in.

The hostel has twin and double private rooms as well as four, five, six, and eight bed dorms.


A quiet hostel in Evora, Portugal for backpackers and students.

Dorm Bed from $13.65
Private Room from $14.22
Overall Rating: 89%
Rua Serpa Pinto n.º 68 7000-537 Évora, Evora
The Old Evora Hostel is a conveniently located hostel in the central part of town. It's surrounded by the historic area and is conveniently located between the bus station and the central square. The hostel is located in a 150 year old building that is surrounded by an interesting neighborhood. It's also walking distance to many of the town's sights and attractions.

The hostel has private rooms available as well as four, six, and eight bed dorms. Guests are sometimes reassigned to larger rooms than they originally booked, which can be a source of frustration. There's wi-fi available in the common room and a breakfast is served every morning.


A quiet and safe hostel that's just outside of Albufeira, Portugal.

Private Room from $17.06
Overall Rating: 89%
Estrada Municipal 526 Patroves, Albufeira
Lost & Found Hostel is a small and welcoming hostel just outside of Albufeira. It's located a bit outside of the city center which is two kilometers away. The area's beaches are about a kilometer away.

The hostel is a comfortable and affordable option for budget travelers and backpackers. There are both private rooms and dorms available depending on your budget and travel preference. The dorms sleep four or eight people and the private rooms are doubles.


Dorm Bed from $18.20
Private Room from $21.61
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
Rua Casal Dos violas no.6 2520-360, Peniche
Peniche Surf Lodge 1 is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, bicycle hire, board games, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities. Wi-fi, security lockers, luggage storage, parking, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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