5 Star Hostels in Portugal

Bom Dia and welcome to the best Hostels in Portugal. This list will help you backpacking Portugal in the easiest way. So you can focus on trying Portugues food, meet people, surf and soak in the culture. We found many fantastic hostels from Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Peniche, Lagos, Evora, Sintra, Leiria, Aveiro and more.

Are these seriously the best Hostels in Portugal?


The quality of hostels in Portugal is amazing. No doubt! The world-wide high-end standard of hostels follow the Portuguese quality. You will be amazed, we promise.

You can sleep inside a monument in Porto, enjoy a roof-top swimming pool, learn surfing at cool beach hostels and more.

Put on a map: best hostels in Portugal

In this map we show all 5 Star Hostels and destinations we cover. Please zoom in to Portugal and area to have a closer look. You will notice many hostels are dotted along the coast.

1 hostel per destination

We only pick the #1 hostel for all destinations.

We unbox the hostels and check all their pros and cons. For each destination, there can be only 1 hostel a 5 Star-Awarded Hostel. This is your shortcut to your hostel-picks, saving you lots of time in your accommodation research.

And for sure, it gives you the security of a top-hostel choice without any bad surprises.

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How to book Hostels in Portugal?

In every destination guide and review we give you the options to book. We are not a booking platform, and we will help you to book in a smart and safe way.

All 5 Star Hostels are cheaper when booking through the official website. We give you the direct access so you can save some travel-money. Hurray!

For the other hostel-destination guides we give you the most popular booking platforms, and ways to get better prices. The websites are:

Read our guide on how to book hostels (with websites to use)

Hostel Guide

We know so many hostels in Portugal, we actually stayed in so so many hostels across the world. We are traveling non-stop since 2007, discovering coolest places around. Therefore, we decided to put together this list of great Portuguese Hostels.

And not just that.

We also created a big guide to Hostels.

We will show you how to book your hostel in a smart way, what to take into account and more smart tips.

Here you find ALL our articles about hostels.

List of the Best hostels in Portugal

Enough of that. Let’s jump right into the cool hostels.

Best hostel Caparica: Sea Yourself hostel

Best hostels in Costa da Caparica : Sea for Yourself

Swimming pool, cozy garden and the beach in walking distance. Borrow a beach cruiser, do some yoga, chill out in the hammocks or simply soak up the sun! Awesome Hostel indeed!

Near the beach and surf spot, in a quiet neighborhood. Costa da Caparica has over 13 km of sandy beach with top surf conditions. A great spot for learning surf.

  • Dorm beds start from 18€ / night
  • Private rooms start  from 50€/ night

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

best hostel in Lagos: Baixa Terrace

Best hostels in Faro: Baixa Terrace

Awesome roof top terrace to enjoy a beautiful sunset and obviously summer parties.

Situated in a building from the 1940s, the hostel impresses with modern, simple design combined with a tranquil, feel-good vibe.

It is in downtown Faro! That means, you'll have endless options for restaurants, bars and markets nearby.

  • Dorm beds start from 14€/  night
  • Private rooms start from 21€/  night

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Best hostel in Cascais: Blue Boutique Hostel&Suite

Best hostel in Cascais: Blue Boutique Hostel&Suite, Estoril

Leaning over the Atlantic, Blue Boutique Hostel
& Suites is a beautiful century Villa located in Estoril, the most exquisite and charming town next to Lisbon. This is not just a hostel, it is a unique experience where you will feel at home, with all the comfort and coziness you could dream of.

Here you can take sur ng, paddle boarding, and kitesur ng lessons, followed by a cultural tour in Sintra and all its astonishing palaces, or Cascais and its typical lighthouse. If you ask us, go for kitesur ng. We love it and always recommended it.

Just 2 steps away from the wonderful beach of Cascais and just 20 minutes away from the trendy city centre of Lisbon. A perfect spot for the slow traveler and surf lovers.

  • Dorm beds start from 14€/ night
  • Private rooms start from 25€/ night

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

best hostel in Tomar, Portugal -Hostel 2300 Thomar

Best hostel in Tomar: Hostel 2300 Thomar

A comfy, cool hostel with simple decor, inspired by popular Portuguese culture. All rooms feature di erent, unique design, big windows and balco- nies with views of the castle. You can also nd many facilities such as free wi and computers, an outdoor terrace to chill out, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

All year around you have the opportunity to meet interesting people with di erent interests that come to Tomar to enjoy a local experience, away from the tourist crowds.

The city of Tomar is a Templar city lled with his- tory and interesting monuments in every corner, from Unesco heritage sites, to the unique Matches Museum. It is just a 1.5 hours drive from Lisbon, and you can get here by bus or train as well.

Hostel 2300 Thomar is located close to both the bus and train stations, on a pedestrian street
near the main square. It is a great home base from which to enjoy Tomar, as all the main attractions are within easy reach.

  • Dorm beds start from 18€/ night
  • Private rooms start from 30€/ night

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Best hostel in Lagos: Racing Makerel

Best hostel in Lagos: Racing Mackerel Hostel

Lifestyle, chill out Hostel! Lagos is known for its Bohemian summer lifestyle, sur ng, backpackers, and all night parties. Racing Mackerel is a family run hostel so staying here is like staying with fam- ily.

Enjoy dinners, book one of a kind adventure tours, or just hang out – Racing Mackerel is the place to be in Lagos.

Convenient location, just a short walk away from beautiful beaches and fun bars. And you will sleep well at night.

  • Dorm beds start from 10€/ night
  • Private rooms start from 25€/ night

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Best hostel in Loulé: Loule Coreto

Best hostel in Algarve: Loule Coreto

Family-friendly, relaxing environment! Lovely inte- rior design with comfortable furniture and design.

The highlight we really enjoy is the “zen” rooftop terrace.

What about the location? It is in the city center,  in the main avenue of Loule.

  • Dorm beds start from 13€/ night
  • Private rooms start from 15€/ night

Compare prices at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Hostel Packing List

Okay, after finding all these super cool places, it’s 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 need to pack.

The main things to pack are:

Read the full packing list here.

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