Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Fortaleza, Brazil. You can choose from 14 Fortaleza hostels. In total, there are 19 cheap places to stay in Fortaleza such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $6 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Fortaleza, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Fortaleza hostels are located in
Praia de Iracema, Aldeota, Meireles
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Fortaleza? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Fortaleza alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Fortaleza. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Fortaleza. To help you make friends with Fortaleza before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Fortaleza, the fifth-biggest city in Brazil, is located in the northeast part of the country; and is the capital of the state of Ceara. Fortaleza, one of the most-visited cities in Brazil, has a lot to offer -– beautiful beaches, amazing food, party lifestyle, busy nightlife, and friendly people. In the city center of Fortaleza, you will find a lot of cafes, restaurants, shops and gift/souvenir shops -- you can buy different pieces of art crafts on a budget.
During your trip you should visit the main attractions in the city center -– Fortaleza Cathedral, Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, and the public markets and fairs. If you have time, visit the areas like Jericoacoara and Canoa Quebrada (two of the best beaches in this state) -– you can go by car or join a tour.
While you are staying in Fortaleza, don't miss the chance to eat the famous Brazilian food, “rodizio” -- an all-you-can-eat of barbecue meat (picanha and maminha are the best-known in Brazil), rice with black beans, “farofa,” salads, pastas, cheese bread, fruit, and all kind of desserts. Of course this dinner has to be accompanied by the famous caipirinha (made with cachaca) or caipiroska (made with vodka) -– in Brazil, you have also the chance to have the caipifruta, a drink with cachaca and mango, passionfruit, pineapple, or any other fruit.
There are a lot of hostels in Fortaleza, most of them cheap but with good facilities. In high season or event times, try to book your hostel in Fortaleza in advance to have better rates and assure vacancies.
Written by local enthusiast for Fortaleza hostels Grace
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Fortaleza. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Fortaleza. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Fortaleza costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Fortaleza with private rooms costs on average $30.
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Refúgio Hostel Fortaleza is the best hostel in Fortaleza for families.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Fortaleza and Brazil.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.