Hostels in Peniche, Portugal

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

Peniche is a bustling little surf town about an hour north of Lisbon.

It's the perfect town to visit to escape from the hustle and bustle of Portugal's larger cities and the perfect place to just relax on the long stretch of beaches in between Peniche and the neighbouring town of Baleal.

But be warned the water can get a little chilly.

The town is also fairly compact, so you can easily explore Peniche on foot and enjoy the many great food establishments and the many year-round events that Peniche has to offer. Peniche is also a great base to explore some of the nearby fishing towns and islands, like Nazare and Berlangas Island (only accessible in Summer). The town is easily reached by bus from most major cities in Portugal and has direct links to Lisbon and Porto.

There is a range of great hostels in Peniche -- some are right in the heart of the town with all the benefits of being in a beach town but still being close to transportation; others are little further afield in the town of Baleal.

Some are even right on the beach, so there's no excuse to miss the gorgeous Portugese sunshine.

Peniche is a great place to try out surfing if you have never given it a go, as most Peniche hostels offer lessons at a rate affordable for backpackers, or at least are associated with a company that can help you out.

Ferrel vs Peniche vs Baleal Island

There is three main towns in the area. Ferrel, Peniche and Baleal Island. On this listing you find all accommodations listed in Peniche. It is much easier this way to compare. Please use the filter to check for the different towns.

It really depends on what you want to do here. All towns are well connected.

Ferrel Town and Ferrel Hostels

The seaside parish of Ferrel, located in Peniche, Portugal, is built on a rocky peninsula known for long, picturesque beaches and consistent wind and waves. Traditionally, these waters were important for local fisheries, but more recently have been a big draw for surfers from around the world.

Recognized as a “true Mecca of surfing,” Ferrel is definitely the surf capital of Portugal. Since the town is located on a peninsula, it is surrounded by potential surf spots with varied swell and wind direction, providing fantastic conditions for both experienced surfers and beginners looking to get a little practice. There are a number of surf camps and schools in the area, and recently hosted the World Championship Tour of the World Surf League.

Staying at a hostel or hotel in Ferrel is a great way to explore the western tip of the Peniche Peninsula. Accommodation can be found ranging from spa resorts to hostels full of surfers – depending on what kind of experience visitors are hoping to have during their stay in Ferrel. Even if you’re not interested in surfing, the hostels here offer a perfect opportunity to get a feel for this beautiful seaside town.

A short ferry ride away, visitors here can explore one of the world’s first nature reserves – the Berlengas islands, located only 10km out from the peninsula. The peninsula itself is full of landmarks to check out, with a busy harbour, old chapels, white windmills, and expansive rocky, beaches. The land formation that houses the town of Ferrel is considered a unique example of Toarcian turnover by many geologists, remnants from the Early Jurassic worldwide extinction.

There are daily buses running between Lisbon and Peniche, and taxis are available to bring visitors to the village of Ferrel. Car rentals are also a great option for travelers in this part of Portugal.

Written by local enthusiast for Peniche hostels

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FAQ about Peniche Hostels

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

A hostel in Peniche costs on average $21 for a dorm. A hostel in Peniche with private rooms costs on average $53. shows all 21 Hostels in Peniche. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
33 Hostel is the best rated hostel in Peniche for female solo travellers. compares prices for 21 hostels in Peniche, Portugal. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Peniche such as
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Peniche.

33 Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Peniche.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Peniche

Your Packing List for Peniche

Pack smart, not hard

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

Get your full Packing List here

Peniche 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 Peniche, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
21 Total number of hostels
$21 Average dorm price
$53 Average private room price
$23 Cheapest hostel in Peniche
Castaway is the cheapest
7 Party hostels in Peniche
33 Hostel is the best rated
Most Peniche hostels are located in
Baleal Island, Ferrel
6.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Serra D'el Rei (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Areia Branca (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Zambujeira do Mar (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Óbidos (17 Km / 11 mi.)
Bombarral (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Caldas da Rainha (18 Km / 11 mi.)

Travel Tips for Peniche - 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 Peniche. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Peniche. 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!

Peniche is a jewel in the landscape of Portugal. I had originally planned to stay in Navarra, but the sight of the beach covered in identical white umbrellas changed my mind. I arrived the first weekend in August, which, as luck would have it, was a holiday weekend for Peniche. It was the festival of the Virgins. The festivities continued all weekend long. There were bands and food stalls and bars on the main pier in town. After dark, the Virgin was brought to the harbour and placed on a boat and then taken out to the water to be paraded around the harbour. All the boats were decorated with lights and anyone was welcome to hop on them. I would recommend Peniche at anytime of the year. The people were friendly, the town was easy to get around, and the beaches were fabulous -- everything you need!


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