07 Sep Portugal’s Boutique Hostels: The Best Hostels I’ve Ever Seen
I’m going to put it out there…I really do think that the hostels in Portugal are the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in. At least, from the countries I’ve been to so far, they are the best I’ve seen.
Take your ordinary perceptions of hostels and chuck them out of the window, because Portuguese hostels are trendy and downright luxurious. Like it or not, you’re instantly catapulted from backpacker to flashpacker- the standard of hostels in Portugal is incredible. Think flat screen TVs, comfy beds with super soft duvets, and kitchens that look like they’ve come straight out of an Ikea showroom.
To prove my point, check out photos from exhibit A, Dixo’s Oporto Hostel in Porto:
If that’s not enough to persuade you, take exhibit B, Rossio Patio Hostel in Lisbon. This one has its own indoor patio complete with bean bags and plants….and what’s more, it’s inside a beautiful train station! All you have to do is walk out the door and hop on a train to Sintra for the day.
Last but not least there’s exhibit C, the Living Lounge Hostel in Lisbon. This one is by far the most luxurious hostel I’ve parked my backpack in. For 9 euros you can have a three course meal specially prepared by their in-house chef, and there’s even a cocktail bar serving refreshing mojitos.