Hostel in Loulé, Portugal

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

Loulé, Portugal, is the cultural and economic capital of what is called the "Golden Triangle" of the Algarve; this area is comprised of the famous golf and holiday destinations of Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, and Vilamoura. Loulè has a very different feeling than these posh villages, and it is a great place to base for hiking around the undervalued Algarve hills, still ignored by mass tourism.

Loulè is located in the Barrocal, a fertile landscape between the coast and the mountains. It is best accessed by bus, as the train station is a few kilometers out of town; Faro Airport is just under two hundred kilometers away.

The city in itself is not probably as attractive as other places in Algarve, but offers you the experience to mingle with local people not focused on tourism. The municipality area is big, but all the main tourist attractions are located in the small city centre (Baixa).

There are not many tourist accommodations in Loulè. Your options for a Loulé, Portugal hostel are extremely limited, but what exists is a top-rated hostel in the world. Your options for a Loulé, Portugal hostel will be located on the main Avenida José da Costa Mealha, and existing accommodations' success will probably pave the way for new hostels in Loulé, Portugal.

Loulè gets really busy at Carnaval, considered the biggest in Portugal, modeled on the Brazilian parade. During this time, it may be difficult to find a Loulé, Portugal hostel with available beds. Easter and the The MED Music Festival in late June are the other biggest events in the city.

While the main reason to stay in Loulè is to use it as a base to hike around, there are some historical sites to keep you busy for a day. Its castle from the thirteenth century and The Convento of Espirtu Santo, which hosts the Municipal art Gallery, are the most-visited landmarks.

Loulè also hosts a famous gypsy market every Saturday morning, specializing in textile and leather products. The market is located in front of the ruins of the convent of Santo Antonio, at the base of the church Nossa Senhora da Piedade. There is also a good value daily market (except Sundays) in the hall on Praça da República, that has happened since the Middle Age, when the city was under Arab domination.

Written by local enthusiast for Loulé hostels

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FAQ about Loulé Hostels

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There is exactly 1 Hostel in Loulé, Portugal. compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site. compares prices for 1 hostel in Loulé, Portugal.

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Loulé Coreto Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Loulé.

Your Packing List for Loulé

Your Packing List for Loulé

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Loulé 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 Loulé, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$18 Average dorm price
$16 Cheapest hostel in Loulé
Loulé Coreto Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Loulé
Loulé Coreto Hostel is the best rated
8.5 Average rating of all hostels

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Alte (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Olhao (20 Km / 12 mi.)

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