Welcome to your detailed guide for Recife hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Recife, Brazil. Compare prices for Recife hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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 Recife, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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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 Recife? 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 Recife alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Recife. 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 Recife. To help you make friends with Recife before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Recife, the capital of the state of Pernambuco, is an amazing city, well known for its culture and rich history (the city is a mix of Indian, Portuguese, and Dutch settlements), amazing coastline (there are beautiful beaches with green colours), relaxed lifestyle, and friendly people. Recife is a really developed city, so you can easily find a good variety of restaurants, cafes, shops, and local markets where you can buy the typical art crafts. During your stay, don't miss the chance to try the delicious Brazilian food (fresh fish, seafood, and meat -– everything is delicious).
In Recife you can relax on the most famous urban beach, “Boa Viagem,” or explore the quiet and beautiful beaches nearby – you can rent a buggy and explore on your own or join a tour. The staff in Recife's hostels will help you organize your days' activities and your trips. If you have time, try to visit other nice cities in Brazil like Natal (about four hours' driving distance) and Joao Pessoa (about two hours' driving distance. Recife also has an international airport, so you can easily reach any other city in Brazil or any other country.
There are not so many hostels in Recife, so you need to book in advance. Recife's hostels are simple and cheap but with great facilities (everything that you can expect) and a helpful staff that will make you to feel at home.
Written by local enthusiast for Recife hostels Grace
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Recife. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Recife. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
Hostelz.com shows all 13 Hostels in Recife. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hostel e Pousada Boa Vista is the best hostel in Recife for families.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 13 hostels in Recife, Brazil.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Recife 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.