Hostels in Fortaleza, Brazil

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Get to know Fortaleza (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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

Written by local enthusiast for Fortaleza hostels Grace

FAQ about Fortaleza Hostels

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 $12 for a dorm. A hostel in Fortaleza with private rooms costs on average $31.
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Sonho de Iracema Hostel Boutique is the best rated hostel for partying in Fortaleza.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Fortaleza

Your Packing List for Fortaleza

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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.

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Fortaleza Hostel Cheatsheet

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.
10 Total number of hostels
$12 Average dorm price
$31 Average private room price
$9 Cheapest hostel in Fortaleza
Albergaria Hostel is the cheapest
6 Party hostels in Fortaleza
Most Fortaleza hostels are located in
Praia de Iracema, Praia do Futuro, Aldeota
4.9 Average rating of all hostels

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