Hostels in Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal

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Get to know Angra do Heroísmo (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 Angra do Heroísmo. To help you make friends with Angra do Heroísmo before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Angra do Heroísmo is also named and spelled Angra - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Angra do Heroismo, or just Angra, is a regional capital on the island of Terceira in the Azores, a Portuguese archipelago 1,400km off the coast of Portugal in the North Atlantic Ocean. Angra’s municipality forms the southern half of the island and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

Angra do Heroismo was settled in the late 15th century by the Portuguese. The first houses in Angra were built on the hillside over the river and cove while the port dominated the inner harbour. A castle, now known as Castelo dos Moinhos (Castle of the Mills), was built in the late 15th century. Today, that castle is mostly in ruins. The battlements remain, as do several monuments. Other fortifications include the San Sebastião and San João Baptista military forts.

There are very few hostels in Angra. The hostels that are there are small and inexpensive, and not like the traditional backpacker hostels you may be familiar with. You may prefer to stay in a guesthouse rather than a hostel while in Angra.

The centre of town is dominated by a main square that has, over time, held various markets, public executions, and the running of the bulls, which occurs almost daily in the summers. The centre of Angra is where you will find most of the accommodation, restaurants, bars, and shops. Most are on Rua da Se, which is one of the oldest streets in Angra; there are also gardens on this street and they are well worth checking out. Nearby is the Se Catedral, built in 1570 and considered the largest cathedral in the archipelago. The port is no longer of any strategic importance, but worth wandering to see the local fishing boats. Outdoor enthusiasts will find that Angra has some excellent hiking. Most notable is the Mount Brasil, which dominates the skyline and offers over 10km of hiking trails. Whether seeking relaxation, history, or the outdoors, you will find it all in Angra do Heroismo.

Written by local enthusiast for Angra do Heroísmo hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Angra do Heroísmo hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ about Angra do Heroísmo Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Angra do Heroísmo. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Angra do Heroísmo. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Purple Island Hostel is the best hostel in Angra do Heroísmo for families.
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Purple Island Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Angra do Heroísmo.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

Your Packing List for Angra do Heroísmo

Your Packing List for Angra do Heroísmo

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Angra do Heroísmo 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 Angra do Heroísmo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$29 Average dorm price
$34 Cheapest hostel in Angra do Heroísmo
Mid Atlantic Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Angra do Heroísmo
Purple Island Hostel is the best rated
Most Angra do Heroísmo hostels are located in
Terceira Island
4.2 Average rating of all hostels

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