Hostel in Castelo Branco, Portugal

1 Hostel in Castelo Branco available. Prices start from $4 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Castelo Branco

HI Castelo Branco - Pousada de Juventude

Edifício do IPJ
Free Breakfast
"CASTELO BRANCO, GARDENS AND CULTURE It is in the central part of the city that you’ll find the Youth Hostel of Castelo Branco. Early on, start discovering what is one of the oldest cities in … More

Hotels in Castelo Branco


Free Breakfast
"…Parking is also available at no additional cost. The rooms are equipped with air condition, cable TV and safety boxes and cozy balconies. Some of the rooms have private bathrooms and other will … More

Hostel in Castelo Branco, Portugal

1 Hostel in Castelo Branco available. Prices start from $9 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Castelo Branco (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 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 Castelo Branco.

Castelo Branco, Portugal, is located in the central part of the country, in the county of the same name, near the Spanish border.

The town's history goes back a long time and its name -- which means "white castle" -- comes from the massive fortress that used to stand here in Roman times. Although the tower (the only remaining part of the construction) is not overly impressive, it definitely gives a certain character to the city.

In Castelo Branco itself, the most interesting sight is the Jardim Do Paco Episcopal, also known as the king's garden. It's a beautiful garden filled with typical Portuguese Azuleijo mosaics, statues of kings from the glorious past of the country, and a fountain. A walk here can definitely teach you a lot about the history of Portugal as well as about the beautiful folkloric art of the countryside.

However, most tourists choose Castelo Branco as just a base from which they can discover the rest of the area. The hostels of Castelo Branco, Portugal, are cheap, a lot cheaper than hostels found in the touristy cities of Lisbon, Porto, or the Algarve. They are not built or furnished in the local style, but rather in a cheap IKEA fashion. For more authentic hostels, you should look around in the traditional villages of Idanha-a-Nova or Proenca-a-Nova.

As this is the most rural area of Portugal, this part of the country functions as an open ethnographic museum -- wherever you go, you will stumble upon unspoilt authentic arts, crafts, and lifestyles. The villages, which are most famous for their embroidery, regional cheese, olive oil, and wine, offer unparalleled hospitality, so don't be surprised if you end up getting invited into somebody's house as a guest.

For those with a car, there is plenty to discover from here. Monsanto, which gained itself the title of the most Portuguese village, is just a stone's throw away. This quaint little settlement is built of and around massive granite stones, which definitely gives the place a very unique atmosphere. Also, the Serra de Estrela, Portugal's highest mountain and nature reserve, is not far away either and is ideal for skiing in the winter and for hiking all year round.

Written by local enthusiast for Castelo Branco hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Castelo Branco hostels JudyM

Castelo Branco 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 Castelo Branco, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 1
Average dorm price $42
Most Castelo Branco hostels are located in Edifício do IPJ
Average rating of all hostels 8.3

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