Hostels in Ilha Grande, Brazil

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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 Ilha Grande. To help you make friends with Ilha Grande before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

All of the major hostels on Ilha Grande are in and around the 'town center' of Vila do Abraão, which is where the boat from the mainland comes in. The two biggest hostels on the island are in fact feet from the jetty, and it's this prime position as the first hostels you see which has enabled them to become the biggest both in terms of size and liveliness, but this also enables them to charge more than any other hostel on the island.

Venture a few dozen meters down the beach and into the dusty tracks that make up the town's main roads and you'll encounter a plethora of cheaper hostels and campsites. Also along these roads you'll find an array of restaurants at both ends of the price scale and plenty of places to buy amazing glasses of acai starting at 3-4 reals.

The beach in front of Vila do Abraão is fine to have a meal or play a bit of football or volleyball on, but for the really stunning beaches that Ilha Grande is famous for you have to venture a little further afield. Carrying on westward along the coast and you'll encounter several isolated pockets of pristine beach, but for the real gem that is Mendes Lopez beach you'll either need to take a boat or walk for around two hours up through the hilly jungle. It's not an easy walk, but a beautiful one. To make the most of Mendes Lopez however, you should get there as early as possible as the jungle shields the sun by mid-afternoon and it can get quite busy in peak season. There are plenty of other great beaches around the island, as well as several lagoons and snorkel spots. All are reachable by boat which can be organized by your Ilha Grande hostel.

...And don't forget to look out for dolphins on the boat to and from the mainland as pods are often spotted in these waters.

FAQ about Ilha Grande Hostels

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A hostel in Ilha Grande costs on average $12 for a dorm. A hostel in Ilha Grande with private rooms costs on average $63. shows all 24 Hostels in Ilha Grande. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 24 hostels in Ilha Grande, Brazil. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Ilha Grande such as
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Guapuruvu Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Ilha Grande.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Ilha Grande 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 Ilha Grande, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
24 Total number of hostels
$12 Average dorm price
$63 Average private room price
$11 Cheapest hostel in Ilha Grande
Hostel Papagaio is the cheapest
15 Party hostels in Ilha Grande
Guapuruvu Hostel is the best rated
Most Ilha Grande hostels are located in
Vila do Abraão, Angra dos Reis, Abraa
5.6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Abraão (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Angra dos Reis (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Parati-Mirim (43 Km / 27 mi.)
Paraty (50 Km / 31 mi.)
Ubatuba (91 Km / 57 mi.)
Guaratinguetá (105 Km / 65 mi.)
Rio de Janeiro (108 Km / 67 mi.)

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