Hostel in São Miguel Island, Portugal

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

Guess what? São Miguel Island is also named and spelled São Miguel - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

São Miguel Island is the biggest island of the archipelago of Azores in Portugal and has a very good climate that is very inviting for tourism all year -- the temperatures varies between fourteen and twenty-six degrees Celsius. Ponta Delgada, the capital of the island, is where most people live. São Miguel is well known for its cuisine, exotic fruits (pineapple and passionfruit -- used also to make amazing liqueurs) and beautiful landscapes (green fields full of sheep, lakes located in the craters of old volcanoes, and an amazing shore where you can practice a lot of water activities including surf, whale watching, and fishing).

São Miguel has a lot of outdoor activities to offer -- there are a lot of walking trails, one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful contrasts of landscapes (green fields and volcanic areas with lakes and craters); as well there are lots of water activities like canoeing, fishing, diving, whale watching, and surf and body boarding (the best waves are off the north coast).

You cannot miss eating the typical dish in Azores, "Cozido das furnas," a dish cooked with the heat coming out of the earth (it takes around five hours to be ready). You can also choose from a variety of fish dishes, well known for their freshness. For dessert, you can have the famous "queijadas" (custards) from Vila Franca do Campo -- a delight for your stomach.

If you have more than a few days of vacation, it's worth visiting the other islands in the archipelago -- Terceira, Santa Maria, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, Graciosa, Flores, and Corvo. You can visit the other islands by boat, but in summer (high season), check the schedules and book in advance.

There aren't so many hostels in São Miguel, so it's better to book your accommodation in advance. São Miguel's hostels are normally cheap, clean, and quiet places; mostly, the hostels in São Miguel are really small places run by a family, so expect a friendly, helpful reception and a nice stay!

Written by local enthusiast for São Miguel Island hostels

Written by local enthusiast for São Miguel Island hostels Grace

FAQ about São Miguel Island Hostels

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

There is exactly 1 Hostel in São Miguel Island, Portugal. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
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Your Packing List for São Miguel Island

Your Packing List for São Miguel Island

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for São Miguel Island 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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São Miguel Island 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 São Miguel Island, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
Most São Miguel Island hostels are located in
Ponta Delgado
8.7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Lagoa (9 Km / 6 mi.)
Ponta Delgada (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Furnas (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Santa Maria Island (97 Km / 60 mi.)
Praia da Vitória (174 Km / 108 mi.)
Angra do Heroísmo (179 Km / 111 mi.)

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