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The 4 Best Hostels in Lagos, Portugal (Updated 2023)

A quiet square in sunny Lagos, Portugal with lots of old buildings and trees

Posted: 10/26/2023 | October 26th, 2023

Lagos, Portugal is a backpacker hot spot. Located on the Algarve coast, with its breathtaking cliffs and rocky beaches, Lagos offers the perfect mix of nature and charm. Visitors can traipse through the bustling Old Town and take in the stunning coastlines by day, then enjoy the famous party scene at night.

The town’s ever-increasing popularity and rising prices have made it more important than ever to seek out affordable accommodation. Thankfully, Lagos is home to a variety of hostels that cater to different preferences and budgets.

To help you plan your trip and save money, here is my list of the best hostels in Lagos. They’ll ensure you have a fantastic and budget-friendly stay in this stunning coastal destination.

But, first, here are four things you need to remember before picking a hostel in Lagos:

  1. Location – While Lagos is relatively compact, you might want to choose a hostel that aligns with your interests, whether it’s beach access, proximity to nightlife, or a quiet retreat.
  2. Price – Hostel prices in Lagos are currently on the rise, but there are still many options to suit various budgets, including those seeking more comfort or amenities.
  3. Amenities – Whether it’s a rooftop, a pool, or yoga equipment that you’re after, hostels in Lagos are full of various amenities. All offer free Wi-Fi, and most include free breakfast, but if you want more than that, do your research to find one that best meets your needs.
  4. Staff – All the hostels listed here have amazing staff! They are all super friendly and knowledgeable. Even if you don’t stay at one of the places listed below, look up reviews to ensure you end up somewhere where the staff is helpful and friendly. They can make or break a hostel!

Want the specifics of each hostel? Here’s my breakdown of the best hostels in Lagos and why I love them:

Price legend (per night):

  • $ = Under 30 EUR
  • $$ = 30-35 EUR
  • $$$ = Over 35 EUR


1. Top City Hostel

A spacious, large common room in the Top City hostel in Lagos, Portugal
With its modern, clean rooms and bathrooms and strong A/C, this hostel is pretty big. It’s more like a hotel. The free breakfast is simple — just DIY toasties and juice — but there is a large communal kitchen to cook your own food in and vending machines if you want a quick snack.

The highlight of this hostel is the rooftop area, which has a small pool and plenty of loungers and beanbag chairs. It’s a fun place to hang out and the views over the ocean and marina are beautiful. The staff…

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