The best hostels in Lagos for your Algarve adventure

The best hostels in Lagos for your Algarve adventure

How to find the best hostels in Lagos for your trip

The Algarve in Portugal is a dream destination for sun-seekers, beach-lovers, thrill-chasers and back-packers (yes, we mean you). It’s an amazing destination where you can have the time of your life while meeting travellers from all over the world, in – drum rolls – all the amazing hostels! That’s why we’ve listed the best hostels in Lagos in this post.

Lagos is one of the top spots to start exploring The Algarve; it is the backpacker’s land of plenty. If a social atmosphere, buzzing town, world-famous surf and incredible beaches, are what your dream trip is made of, you have to experience Lagos. The good news is that hostels in Lagos are mostly nestled in the city centre, not far from the beach and the cool bars in town. The list of the best hostels in Lagos is long, so you’re right to ask which of the many great hostels is THE ONE for you? Don’t worry and keep on reading, because you’re about to find out!

Jump straight to:

  1. Best hostels in Lagos for solo travellers
  2. Best hostels in Lagos for couples
  3. Best party hostels in Lagos
  4. Best of the rest hostels in Lagos

Best hostels in Lagos for solo travellers

Algarve Surf Hostel

Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal - Party crowd at Algarve Surf Hostel

Have you ever lived in a large villa with a swimming pool and lots of international (amazing) housemates? No? Well, your time is now! Algarve Surf Hostel is a fun place to experience the Algarve at its best, with nearby buzzing bars, beaches and plenty of amazing activities. Enjoy day trips with new mates as well as the social vibe at the hostel and indulge on the free brekky. Oh, and – as the name suggests – make sure to check out the amazing surf school!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Surf school
  • Common room
  • Bicycle hire
  • Tours/travel desk
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: Urb Cerro das Mos lote 55

🏘 Neighbourhood: Fonte Coberta

Book your stay at Algarve Surf Hostel now

Top City Hostel & Suites

Swimming pool at Top City Hostel & Suites - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

Calling all solo-travellers: we’ve found an amazing hostel that caters for a lone-backpacker’s needs. A terrace with a swimming pool, rooftop-BBQs, meal nights, themed parties and cool dorms is what we’re talking about – amazing atmosphere guaranteed! Get ready to not only meet like-minded backpackers but new friends from all around the globe (from Australia to Canada) and end up living with a hostel-family away from home in Top City Hostel & Suites, one of the best hostels in Lagos.

Hostel highlights:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free towels
  • Hair dryers
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: Rua Mendonça Pessanha 27, Lagos

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos Centre

🚍 Nearest station: Bus Terminal of Lagos

Book your stay at Top City Hostel & Suites now

Bura SurfhouseYoga class at Bura Surfhouse - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

Let’s have a look at our solo-traveller checklist: Does this hostel have plenty of chill areas to meet other backpackers? A balcony, a terrace, lots of hammocks – check! Is there a bar? Yes, they’ve got a poolside bar (hint: there’s also a pool). Do you get some freebies? Oh indeed, they serve a free, ‘unreal’ breakfast, family dinners and a free drink upon arrival. And how about events? It’s a yes, just look at the event board for weekly activities or head to the reception to hear all about surf lessons, yoga sessions, paddle boarding, wine-tasting and more. Great atmosphere? A rating of 9.3 says it all. Definitely one of the best hostels in Lagos! The only thing that needs to be ticked off the list now is booking your stay!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Common room
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free towels
  • Terrace
  • Airport Transfer
  • Bar

🏠 Address: Rua da Pedra Alcada, Lote 15

Book your stay at Bura Surfhouse now

Old Town Hostel

People chilling on the rooftop terrace of Old Town Hostel - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

Reopened and made for solo travellers: Welcome to Old Town Hostel! It’s been a backpacker’s favourite for six years and recently moved to Lagos’ historical centre, close to the beach, the castle and the train station. And this hostel will make history regarding your travels: They offer amazing events and activities, like sunset tours, bike tours, cave tours, kayak tours, pub tours crawls, family dinners, boat parties… so don’t miss out but check it out!

Hostel highlights:

  • BBQ
  • Terrace
  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle hire
  • Hair dryers
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Café

🏠 Address: Rua da Oliveira, 70

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos Centre

Book your stay at Old Town Hostel now

Sol A Sol Hostel

Travellers in a group photo on Sol A Sol Hostel balcony - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

Time to road trip! Sol A Sol Hostel offers various activities, including daily van tours that take you to the best places possible – namely off the grid! Besides this, you will have plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded travellers, whether it’s at a rooftop BBQ, during a pub crawl or at the hostel’s family dinner. Is there a better thing than meeting backpackers in a hostel with an awesome family vibe? Maybe meeting some dolphins in the ocean, so good news you can do that too.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • BBQ
  • Common room
  • Jobs board
  • Hair dryers
  • Terrace
  • Bar

🏠 Address: Rua Lancarote de Freitas, n22

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos Centre

Book your stay at Sol A Sol Hostel now

JJs Yard

JJs Yard - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

Let’s be honest, when we’re away from home exploring this beautiful world by ourselves, we dream of places that make us feel at home, with lovely staff and an amazing atmosphere – and this is exactly what you can find at JJs Yard! The owners Jay and Lorena make sure you have the best time, find tours and activities based on your interests, recommend amazing bars and restaurants and create a cool environment for backpackers to mingle. Pub crawls, booze cruises, kayak trips, (drinking) games – you name it! No solo traveller wishes will be left unfulfilled, we just hope you want to make some new friends.

Hostel highlights:

  • Events and bar hops
  • Balcony
  • Hair dryers
  • Free towels

🏠 Address: Rua 5 de Outubro, n 9, Lagos

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos Centre

Book your stay at JJs Yard now

Best hostels Lagos for couples

Boutique Taghostel

Boutique Taghostel - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

Grab your better half and sleep in a charming building right in front of the marina – sea view alert! Wake up in your comfortable double room and take a glance at the beautiful panorama Lagos has to offer. Boutique Taghostel is a white dream with interior that makes you want to get some new furniture as soon as you’re back – because once you get used to it, you’ll never want to live without it. Until then, enjoy Lagos, the beaches, restaurants, bars, surf lessons, kayak tours, boat trips, dolphin watching or the bicycle rental for a romantic day out.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Hair dryers
  • Free towels
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: Rua Doutor Faria e Silva, 32

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos Centre

Book your stay at Boutique Taghostel now

Orange3 Hostel

Sunny courtyard of Orange3 Hostel - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

The sun is shining through the palm trees, you feel a nice summer breeze – oh yes, in Orange3 Hostel, life is easy! If you want to have a truly relaxing time in Lagos, this is the right hostel for you. Start your day slowly with a free, delicious breakfast and sunny morning in their beautiful courtyard before walking only 5 minutes to the beach – where you can lie down again.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Common room
  • Book exchange
  • Hair dryers
  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle hire
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: Rua dos Ferreiros, 34, Lagos

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos centre

Book your stay at Orange3 Hostel now

Casa Das Laranjeiras

Casa das Laranjeiras - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

A former family home transformed into a guesthouse can be your base while exploring Lagos. Enjoy the homely atmosphere and a quiet environment while you stay right in the centre close to bars, restaurants, sights and the beach. So, if you are looking for a place to relax and unwind, you will love Casa Das Laranjeiras.

Hostel highlights:

  • Book exchange
  • BBQ
  • Hair dryers
  • Free towels
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: Rua Marques de Pombal, N.34

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos Centre

Book your stay at Casa Das Laranjeiras now

LC’s Guesthouse

Yellow room with a double bed at LC's Guesthouse - best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

LC’s Guesthouse offers beautiful rooms for beautiful prices. That’s why in our view it’s one of the best hostels in Lagos. Get comfortable and start your day catching the first sun rays on your own balcony. Amazing for backpackers and travellers who are looking for some quiet time of togetherness in Lagos and want to stay with an amazing host. Be sure to book it quickly to enjoy one of the two rooms with a sea view!

Hostel highlights:

  • Hair dryers
  • Airport transfer
  • Free towels

🏠 Address: Rua do Cemiterio, Lt 34

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos Centre

Book your stay at LC’s Guesthouse now

Best party hostels in Lagos

Cloud 9 Hostel

Party crowd at Cloud 9 Hostel - best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

Get ready for your travels up to cloud nine – which might as well be the wide rooftop terrace on this hostel’s top floor! It’s the place where all the magic happens, as you can enjoy the sunrise (either after getting up early or skipping a night’s sleep after their nightly famous, free bar crawl), have drinks with new hostel mates playing drinking games or indulge in an amazing rooftop BBQ.  And because we like to speak from experience, we would like to share this review from one of our travellers from Australia:

‘From the moment I entered the hostel, I felt like I had joined a family. Everyone was so welcoming and went out of their way to make sure you had a great stay. The vibe is incredible and it’s a perfect place to meet new people and make friends with their daily free sight seeing activities, family dinners, drinking games and pubcrawls. I just couldn’t rate the staff highly enough’

Hostel highlights:

  • Book exchange
  • Common room
  • Airport transfer
  • Events
  • Terrace
  • Tours/Travel desk

🏠 Address: Rua Soeiro da Costa nº 9

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos Centre

Book your stay at Cloud 9 Hostel now

Rising Cock Party Hostel

Toga party at Rising Cock Party Hostel - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

Calling all party connoisseurs: Rising Cock Party Hostel is ‘going hard since 2004’. It’s a beach house with an amazing vibe, pub crawls every night that take you to the best bars and savvy party-goers and travellers from all around the globe who will soon be your friends. Most people come here, stay longer or even return during their trip – so get ready for hard goodbyes! There might be a chance to wake up with a thick head but don’t worry, Mama’s amazing self-made crepes in the morning will cure every hangover.

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • Events
  • Crêpes
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: Travessa do Forno 14

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos Centre

Book your stay at Rising Cock Party Hostel now

The Stumble Inn

The Stumble Inn - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

If you start stumbling, you might have been invited for a drink at the Stumble Inn!  It’s a hostel with an amazing atmosphere, a party vibe and a crowd of young travellers, and therefore earns its place on our list of best hostels in Lagos. You can go to their pub crawl every night or enjoy a drink on their terrace. Most backpackers come here to make friends and stay longer than planned – so we hope you’ve got a time buffer!

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • Hair dryers
  • Free towels
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Airport transfer
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: Rua Soeiro Da Costa 10

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos Centre

Book your stay at The Stumble Inn now

Best of the rest hostels in Lagos

The 17 Hostel

Sun terrace at The 17 Hostel - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

Two words: Amazing value! The 17 Hostel is in a great location and comes with great extras, like flat-screen TVs, a sunny terrace, common areas and a bike hire for a small price! The host Tommy will make you feel at home straight away, be there for all your needs, giving you the best tips for things to do in Lagos and make your stay a special experience. Challenge him to a game of UNO when you’re there – the rumours say he remains mostly unbeaten!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free airport transfer
  • Towels included
  • Book exchange
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: Rua Lançarote de Freitas

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos Centre

Book your stay at The 17 Hostel now

Camone Hostel

Camone Hostel from outside - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

Camone Hostel belongs on this list of best hostels in Lagos for its special interior. Or was it the homely feeling? Or the many amazing reviews? Or how about its central location? Or the various activities, like yoga and pilates on the top floor terrace and various water sports? Well, it’s a combination of all of it! Oh, and if you are a breakfast person (and to be honest, who isn’t?) you can start your day with fresh fruit, cheese, ham, egg tarts, cereals, grains and more that comes with their free brekky – feeling hungry now?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Hair dryers
  • Common room
  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle hire

🏠 Address: R. Primeiro de Maio 36

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos Centre

Book your stay at Camone Hostel now

Olive Hostel Lagos

Olive Hostel Lagos - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

The best hostels in Lagos are more than just a place to sleep, and Olive Hostel Lagos will remind you of that. They offer rooftop yoga in the morning and spoil you with cake and fruits ALL THE TIME. You will feel like exploring Lagos as a local living in your dream home and after a while, you might really consider moving – or just simply returning another time!

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • BBQ
  • Book exchange
  • Hair dryers
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Bar & café
  • Free towels
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: Rua da Oliveira 67

🏘 Neighbourhood: Lagos Centre

Book your stay at Olive Hostel Lagos now

Dream Lagos

Pool table at Dream Lagos - Best hostels in Lagos, Portugal

This quiet hostel gives you everything you need to have a relaxed time: A sunny terrace, a free delicious breakfast, a nice atmosphere and balconies to start your morning right. It’s located a bit outside of town and perfect for travellers that like to recharge while still meeting amazing backpackers. Dream Lagos is a dreamy place with a family feel and you’ll be welcomed with open arms.

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Common room
  • BBQ
  • Book exchange
  • Hot tub
  • Terrace
  • Airport transfer
  • ATM
  • Bicycle hire
  • Tours/Travel desk

🏠 Address: Parque Residencial Cerro das Mós – Rua José D’A

🏘 Neighbourhood: Fonte Coberta

Book your stay at Dream Lagos now

 

We hope we made your choice easier and it’s made you even more excited about Lagos and all the amazing hostels. If you have any other hostels that backpackers need to know about, tell us in the comments!

 

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