Welcome to the only guide you’ll need for an amazing experience in the Algarve region of southern Portugal.
We’ve found some seriously swanky accommodation that you’re going to love. Solo travellers and backpackers are in for a real treat.
From outdoor pools, to pod-beds and boutique design – it’s all here, and more.
- Camone Hostel – top pick for female solo travelers
- Boutique Taghostel – best for solo travelers
- Olive Hostel Lagos – ideal for couples
It’s also a top destination for party animals – there happens to be an award winning party hostel in Lagos!
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- tired of bad and crappy hostels
- want to avoid the “young party kids”
- happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
Looking for 5 star hostels in Portugal? So far we have collected five! Check them out:
- The Passenger Hostel in Porto
- Most Art Boutique Hostel in Leiria
- Castaway Guesthouse is Ferrel
- Sunset Destination Hostel and Lisbon Destination Hostel in Lisbon
What we cover in this article?
- 3 best hostels in detail
- cheapest hostels in Lagos
- fun party hostels in Lagos
- hostels in Lagos for backpackers
- Lagos hostels for older travellers
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- all hostel and sights on a map
Quick Introduction to Lagos
Average price for a bed: Hostels in Lagos cost 14€ – 25€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 30€ up to 65€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Lagos
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Lagos.
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Camone Hostel
What is the best hostel in Lagos? You’ve found it!
Our #1 choice, Camone Hostel, is the kind of place for…
“…all those who find the party hostels too noisy and the hotel rooms too impersonal and lonely.”
This carefully decorated and modernly equipped hostel is overflowing with high quality and a friendly atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.
It’s without doubt the best hostel in Lagos for solo travellers.
The on-site cafe is wonderful. You can order healthy foods, snacks and juices, with outdoor and indoor seating to choose from.
Each morning kick starts with yoga and pilates on the rooftop.
What better way to warm up before a complimentary breakfast?!
If you’re keen for some super fun daytime activities, just speak with staff at reception.
They can help you with booking all sorts of watersports activities such as SUP, kayaking and surfing.
One very important thing to know about Camone, is that they do not offer private rooms.
Instead, a total of 28 single beds are spread over:
- 2 mixed dorms (with 6-beds each)
- 3 female dorms (with 5-6 beds each)
Some of the rooms have pod-style beds, whilst others are standard bunks. Each room has it’s own fun sea theme.
What stands out is the huge windows that let natural light flood in!
Everyone gets their own towel, linen, double plug socket and reading light to help you feel right at home.
Location: Situated in the very heart of Lagos Old Town, just steps away from great restaurants, bars and cultural sights of Lagos city center. It’s very easy to explore on foot from here.
This is one of the best hostels in Lagos for
- Female solo travellers
2. Boutique Taghostel
Who doesn’t love a good boutique hostel? We do! And we can happily tell you that Boutique Taghostel have done a great job.
You’re going to want to book simply for the sea views and old building charm on offer.
“Tag made me fall in love with Lagos immediately!”
Said every guest that has stayed here, ever (probably).
The rooms are certainly the highlight, with their minimalist design, privacy and big spaces.
There’s a lovely selection. Let us show you:
- 4-bed mixed dorm
- 6-bed mixed dorm with a sea view
- 6-bed female dorm
- 8-bed mixed dorm
- Double private with a sea view
Not only do you have a ready-made bed awaiting you, but also a towel, lamp and under bed storage.
Good to know: Only cash is accepted for payment on arrival.
On the main floor of the hostel there is a kitchen, living room with TV and an amazing rooftop with those all important sea views.
Oh and guess what? Breakfast is free.
The lovely reception team are eager to sign you up for some fun activities, too.
Talk to them about bicycle rental, dolphin watching, kayaking and surf lessons. There’s so much to do in Lagos!
Location: On the main avenue of Lagos, in front of the marina. Everything you need – beach, food, drinks – is within a 5-minute walking distance.
This is one of the best hostels in Lagos for
- Solo travellers
3. Olive Hostel Lagos
Gentle and humble – the two words we’d certainly use to best describe the overall atmosphere at Olive Hostel Lagos.
“Welcome to good music and vibes where it is easy to interact with fellow travelers.”
Past guests have commented on how wonderful it is that people join together to enjoy food at dinner time.
It’s not surprising when a hostel has been designed like a home.
And even more so when the staff care so much for each person that walks through that door. Wow.
Let’s have a quick glance at the wonderful inclusions:
- Cosy lounge area w/ guitars, books
- Communal kitchen
- Free coffee & spices
- Yoga sessions (mats provided)
Note: this is a child and pet friendly hostel.
The old building which it is in still holds so much character and it’s evident in the room design.
All of the rooms – double, twin, female dorms and mixed dorms – are all super cosy thanks to the thoughtful details.
Looking to book some fun excursions? Just ask at reception and they will be happy to help.
Location: Stay here and you’ll be right in the heart of the Old Town – a great central location. That means all of the best bars, restaurants, shops and monuments are really close-by.
This is one of the best hostels in Lagos for
What about cheapest hostels in Lagos?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels.
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.
However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Lagos.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Lagos
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.
Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Party Hostels in Lagos
Jump up and down because it’s time to discover the best party hostels in Lagos Portugal! It’s time to join a party in Lagos.
Actually to tell the truth, you only need one recommendation here and that’s enough.
Especially when you find out that Rising Cock Party Hostel is world famous!
Obviously there is good reason for this. Many reasons, in fact.
Thanks to its intimate atmosphere and spacious layout, it’s more like staying at your best friend’s beach house than at a hostel.
Save your energy for:
- An exclusive FREE Lagos pub crawl
- FREE breakfast
- Outdoor terrace
- Common lounge with perfect hangover sofas
In the words of energetic staff at Rising Cock Hostel: “It’s our business doing pleasure with you…!”
It’s just one of the many best party hostels in the world.
Best Hostels in Lagos for Backpackers
We quickly realised that Lagos, Portugal is a mecca for backpacker hostels. Seriously.
That means fun events and a young traveller vibe all mixed in with that hostel vibe – woohoo!
Here is a collection of Lagos Portugal backpackers we just had to include:
- Old Town Hostel Lagos
2. Algarve Surf Hostel
3. Suite Thing Hostel
4. Top City Hostel Lagos
Old Town Hostel
Old Town Hostel is all about those fun activities to bring people together.
Get ready for family dinners, pub crawls, boat parties and sunset tours. That’s just the start of it. Solo travellers will have no problem meeting people here.
We should tell you now; there is a maximum stay of 14 days. Just in case you start to get too comfortable here.
When you fancy just relaxing, head to the common room and jump on the sofa.
From here, it’s a mere 7-minute stroll to Batata Beach.
Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld
Algarve Surf Hostel
The staff at Algarve Surf Hostel pride themselves in keeping a wonderful balance between having a fun house, and getting up early in the morning to hit the surf!
This is not a party hostel and is located in a quiet residential area.
The design of this place is gorgeous – we love the wooden bunks built with privacy in mind.
Look outside and you’ll spot a big outdoor swimming pool. Score!
A full breakfast is also included in the price.
Suite Thing Hostel
When the team is made up of backpackers, travellers and surfers, you know you’re in for a good time at Suite Thing Hostel.
What are possibly some of the things you’re hoping to find? Perhaps…
- An outdoor pool
- Free breakfast
- A cute hostel dog and
- Organised activities?
No point wasting anymore time then: get hitting that book button.
Top City Hostel & Suites
The main promotion found at Top City Hostel & Suites is family and fun; pure and simple.
By far the main place you’ll want to hang out is at the superb rooftop pool. It has sea views and everything!
The interior design of this hostel really gives off that true Portuguese feeling. Each room has been cleverly designed to stay cool on hot days.
Other things you’re set to enjoy is a bar, free wifi, kitchen and communal lounge.
Best Hostels in Lagos for Older Travellers
This one is for the adults and older travellers out there which prefer to hang out with more mature travellers and avoid a typical youth hostel. We know, we know, it’s a sign of age 😉
Hutch Hostel Lagos is a small, super friendly hostel that prides itself on being a home-away-from-home.
It has everything you need to generate your own personal experience.
Make use of the kitchen, outside terrace and cosy lounge that’s set up with a TV and a bunch of movies.
The owners are heavily involved and love to have a chat with their guests. They also have pet rabbits!
Stay here and you’ll be located just 10-minutes from the beach, right in the centre of the Old Town.
Are you adults/older travellers travelling with children or as part of a small group?
You might consider staying at Lagos City Center Guest House, in that case. They offer a wonderful apartment for upto 5 people, and it boasts a balcony and private bathroom.
This is a budget, no-frills option.
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.
Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.
Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld
On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Here is the overview:
- Camone Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Boutique Taghostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Olive Hostel Lagos: Booking.com | Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!
All of Lagos best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Lagos. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.
You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.
All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights
Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Lagos hostels on a map.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.
We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:
- Ponta da Piedade
- Praia do Camilo
- Porto de Mos Beach
- Mercado Municipal de Lagos
Flights to Lagos?
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Lagos.
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At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. Our promise is to only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries