Hostels in Carcavelos, Portugal

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

Carcavelos was built as a small town that was part of a municipality named Oeiras. The name of the old and well-known quality wines, the wine Carcavelos, comes from the smallest wine region in Portugal and it is near the first specified wine region in Portugal -- the Alto Douro, which is also one of the oldest in the world. There are many places where you can taste the local wine and eat local dishes.

Carcavelos does not have many sights to see but you can visit its amazing beaches and enjoy the sun. Praia de Carcavelos is also known for body boarding and surfing -- many locals as well as foreigners train here. So what should you do if you want something else than sun, beaches, surfing, and wine? It is pretty simple -- you can take a bus and go to Lisbon, as the capital of Portugal is just twelve kilometers from Carcavelos and there are excellent public transport connections. If you are traveling in a group, it can be even cheaper to take a taxi as most taxi companies are not very expensive.

Carcavelos is not as famous a destination as the other resorts near it, but it still attracts a good number of tourists, especially in the hot summer season. Nevertheless, there are not so many Carcavelos hostels, and finding a place to stay can be sometimes challenging. This is especially true in the summer when you have many tourists. Getting a Carcavelos hostel during the rest of the year is also tricky, as there are only a few that operate all year long. To compensate for the relatively high prices and the limited choice, Carcavelos hostels offer you a great location near the beach.

Written by local enthusiast for Carcavelos hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Carcavelos hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Carcavelos Hostels

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A hostel in Carcavelos costs on average $20 for a dorm. A hostel in Carcavelos with private rooms costs on average $198. shows all 4 Hostels in Carcavelos. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 4 hostels in Carcavelos, Portugal. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Carcavelos such as
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Your Packing List for Carcavelos

Your Packing List for Carcavelos

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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:

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Carcavelos 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 Carcavelos, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$20 Average dorm price
$198 Average private room price
$18 Cheapest hostel in Carcavelos
2 Party hostels in Carcavelos
Carcavelos Beach Hostel is the best rated
5.9 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Oeiras (2 Km / 1 mi.)
Parede, Cascais (2 Km / 1 mi.)
Estoril (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Cascais (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Trafaria (9 Km / 6 mi.)
Costa da Caparica (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Amadora (12 Km / 8 mi.)

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