33 Hostels in Lagos, Portugal

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

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Lagos, located in the Algarve region in southern Portugal, is one of the nicest towns around. It is equally suitable for nature lovers, history buffs, and party animals. Nature lovers are likely to appreciate the town's dramatic coastline with its steep brown, orange, and grey colored cliffs inhabited by wild birds and fragrant plants.

If swimming among the cliffs is not your thing, then you may be attracted by the town's long history, going back more than 2000 years. Lagos flourished into a significant port during During the Age of Discovery when it served as a base for famous sea explorers and tradesmen. Infamously, Lagos also was a major slave market from which African captives were dispersed throughout Europe and shipped to the New World.

Nowadays, Lagos hostels are often full as it is one of the most visited Algarvean towns, particularly by young English-speaking backpackers. While those favoring package holidays head for the neighboring towns of Portimão and Luz, the wilder crowds go for Lagos.

The town center is full of restaurants, hostels, bars, and nightclubs, many owned by the internationals. You are more likely to hear English than Portuguese in the streets of Lagos old town during the summer months. Offices offering various excursions, e.g. dolphin watching, scuba diving courses, car, and motorbike rentals are scattered around the town. You can also ask about activities at your Lagos hostel front desk.

The Lagos nightlife is legendary. One can dance, party, and pub crawl till sunrise the next morning. Many Lagos hostels describe themselves as "party hostels," so you can expect a certain rhythm of life if you decide to book a bed there.

In general, Lagos is an extremely welcoming town for all sorts of independent visitors. Although old enough to shame many serious European cities, Lagos maintains its youthful fun-loving attitude, and, despite all that drinking and partying every single night of the summer, keeps itself fresh and beautiful.

Written by local enthusiast for Lagos hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Lagos hostels Agne Drumelyte

FAQ about Lagos Hostels

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

A hostel in Lagos costs on average $27 for a dorm. A hostel in Lagos with private rooms costs on average $74.
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JJs Yard is the best hostel in Lagos for families.
Olive Hostel Lagos is the best rated hostel in Lagos for female solo travellers.
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Ocean View Accommodation in Lagos is the best rated hostel for partying in Lagos.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Lagos

Your Packing List for Lagos

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Lagos and Portugal.

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.

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Lagos 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 Lagos, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
33 Total number of hostels
$27 Average dorm price
$74 Average private room price
$13 Cheapest hostel in Lagos
Hostel The White Butterfly is the cheapest
9 Party hostels in Lagos
7.9 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Alvor (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Burgau (9 Km / 6 mi.)
Portimão (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Hortas do Tabual (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Carvoeiro (20 Km / 12 mi.)
Vila do Bispo (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Silves (23 Km / 14 mi.)

Travel Tips for Lagos - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Lagos. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Lagos. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

Lagos is really a beautiful gem facing the Portuguese Atlantic coast. It's full of bars, cheap restaurants and club, for sure a place where you can't be bored, be a party lover or be a nature and beach lover. I stayed there for two summer seasons, and always wanted to come back every year, even when it's not high season, like in October or in April, when the town is not surrounded by tourists but you can still catch nice sunny days and evenings. I definitely recomment a visit or more to this lively little town in the South West of Algarve! Ah also a must when you go to Lagos is a Grotto Tour or a Kayak tour for the more adventurer.

Beatrice R.

Lagos is outrageous. I went summer of '06 for two weeks and ended up there for one month. You have to go.


Lagos is amazing. A friend and I were supposed to stay in Lagos for maybe three or four days and ended up staying for the rest of our trip in Portugal. You just don't want to leave because it is tons of fun. The beaches are gorgeous. You can take a boat ride to the grottoes and swim inside the caves. You also have a great nightlife with tons of fun people! So if you are traveling to Lagos, make sure it's the last place you're going to visit because you will not want to leave!


This town is a must for anyone passing thorugh southern Spain or Portugal. The beaches are the most beautiful you'll ever see. The partying is also amazing. Try and come early in the summer or the spring. The crowds will be smaller, the weather warm but not too hot, and prices lower. Try and eat at Casa Rosa's, dirt cheap food, that is SO good. There is also a Prtugese place that serves HUGE servings for a decent price. I can't remember the name but ask a local, they'll hook you up. Also, do a Grotto tour. Definitely worth the 10 euros. The further you walk along the coast, the more deserted and beautiful the beaches become. Be warned, those who come to Lagos do NOT want to leave.


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