When planning your vacation in Portugal, choosing the right accommodation is the next step after booking your plane ticket.

Accommodation in Portugal takes many forms: from the luxury 5 star hotels, to the hostels and pensions plus everything in between.

Let’s take a look at some accommodation types in Portugal so that you know what to expect.


You will find hotels pretty much anywhere in Portugal: from the big cities to the resorts or islands. There are cheaper 2 star hotels but also luxury 5 star hotels. The choice is yours.

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Hostels aren’t just for backpackers anymore. Families and couples also started to choose the private rooms in hostels as an alternative to the more expensive hotels. Luckily there are hostels even in the beach areas so you can really save a lot on accommodation and spend those money to have fun during your vacation.

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You will find a lot of nice resorts in all of the popular vacation spots in Portugal. Generally prices are a bit high but with careful planning you can find a decent hotel at reasonable prices during the shoulder season (May or September-October).

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Holiday rentals

The Algarve region in particular has become a hotbed for holiday rentals in Portugal. Many Brits will arrange to rent a house or villa for a week or two, and they’ll lock the cheaper and better ones in well in advance. If you want your own place it helps to think very early unless you want to pay the highest price for the ones everyone else passed over.

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