Hostels in Ponta Delgada, Portugal

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

Ponta Delgada -- surrounded by the wild and deep Atlantic Ocean -- is for sure a city to see.

There are just a few Ponta Delgada hostels, but you should have no problem finding a room because this island is not very touristic. During the religious Santo Cristo festival, you should book your rooms up to three months in advance, because it's really, really full at this time in Ponta Delgada! The hostels near the Downtown are old -- usually previous castles or convents -- but are now an amazing mixture between old architecture and new furniture. Usually you can have plenty of tasty and cheap breakfasts in the hostels.

From Ponta Delgada, you can basically travel all over Sao Miguel -- there are buses reaching even the furthest point in any direction; just make sure that you start early in the morning because some journeys take a lot of time (buses stop everywhere) and you will have to return to your Ponta Delgada hostel early, because the last buses usually leave at 6 p.m., or even a little bit before!

The airport is close to the main city center, but you have to either use a taxi or rent a car to access your Ponta Delgada hostel -- there are no buses or trains/metro. Renting a car is a good choice, because you are free to drive around and go wherever you wish without being at the mercy of the bus schedule.

FAQ about Ponta Delgada Hostels

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

A hostel in Ponta Delgada costs on average $31 for a dorm. A hostel in Ponta Delgada with private rooms costs on average $122. shows all 21 Hostels in Ponta Delgada. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 21 hostels in Ponta Delgada, Portugal. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Ponta Delgada such as
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Ponta Delgada.

Hostel Procyon is the best rated hostel for partying in Ponta Delgada.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Ponta Delgada

Your Packing List for Ponta Delgada

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Ponta Delgada 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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Ponta Delgada 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 Ponta Delgada, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
21 Total number of hostels
$31 Average dorm price
$122 Average private room price
$25 Cheapest hostel in Ponta Delgada
Azores Bagus Surf House is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Ponta Delgada
Hostel Procyon is the best rated
5.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

São Miguel Island (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Lagoa (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Furnas (32 Km / 20 mi.)
Santa Maria Island (99 Km / 61 mi.)
Praia da Vitória (165 Km / 103 mi.)
Angra do Heroísmo (170 Km / 105 mi.)

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