Hostels in Portimão, Portugal

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

Portimão is one of the most popular and visited city of Algarve, in southern region of Portugal. This city is a very touristic area all year, but specially in summer. At this time, Portimão is invaded by tourists from all over the world looking for beautiful beaches with warm and calm waters, great cuisine, and an amazing nightlife. Most Portuguese people also drive south to enjoy their vacations in this amazing spot.

Portimão has a lot to offer depending the time of the day. During the day, you can chill out on the golden sand beaches with warm and flat waters that invite you for a swim. If these kinds of activities don't suit you, you can rent a jet ski for a couple of minutes or hours and enjoy the landscapes from a different perspective. In the hours of the main heat, you can visit the city center, the fancy shops, the small markets in the street with art crafts and other souvenirs, and relax in the innumerable cafes and ice-creameries.

At night, don't expect to return home early -– start your night at a nice restaurant to try the typical and delicious Portuguese food (try the fresh seafood accompanied with a tasty Portuguese wine); afterward, you can have a drink in the local bars and Irish pubs (there are a lot of choices that fit every age, style, and budget); then you can dance all night in the crowded and fancy discos. There are constantly theme parties so even if you go out every night, every day is a different experience –- you will love it.

In Portimão there are a lot of hostels that can suit your preferences and different budgets. In summer time, try to book your Portimao hostel in advance to guarantee vacancies and enjoy better rates.

Written by local enthusiast for Portimão hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Portimão hostels Grace

FAQ about Portimão Hostels

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

A hostel in Portimão costs on average $31 for a dorm. A hostel in Portimão with private rooms costs on average $98. shows all 12 Hostels in Portimão. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 12 hostels in Portimão, Portugal. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Portimão such as
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Your Packing List for Portimão

Your Packing List for Portimão

Pack smart, not hard


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

Portimão 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 Portimão, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
12 Total number of hostels
$31 Average dorm price
$98 Average private room price
$19 Cheapest hostel in Portimão
HI - Portimão Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Portimão
S. José Algarve Hostel is the best rated
3.5 Average rating of all hostels

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