Although it is a small town in high demand, you can find great budget accommodations and hostels in Sintra, Portugal in 2023.
Sintra is a great day trip from Lisbon, but really in order to see it properly, you need more than one day.
Many reviewers of these properties said that Sintra is the perfect place to unwind, and they wish that they had stayed longer.
Nice Way Hostel
Rua do Sotto Mayor, 22, Sintra
GPS: 38.800536460371156, -9.392865446024302
T: 351 219 249 800
Nice Way Hostel is a 5-minute walk from the National Palace and overlooks both the Moorish Castle and Quinta da Regaleira.
The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen and a great garden to relax in.
Beds in the nine-bed dorm are €14.62 per night. All dorm beds come with a private shelf and a reading light.
Beds in The six-bed mixed dorm or €16.15 per night. The dorm has views of the castle.
The private double room is €35 per night.
There is a twin room for two people for €35.15 per night.
The four-bed family room with ensuite bathroom and a balcony is €50 per night.
Nice way Sentra offers an airport shuttle for up to four people for €45.
The shuttle will pick you up at the Lisbon airport arrivals gate, and drop you off at the hostel within 30 minutes.
Or from the airport, you can take the metro to Restauradores station, and switch lines on São Sebastião.
From Restauradores, take the train to Sintra, which is the last stop.
The hostel is A 10-minute walk from the train station.
If you are looking for more things to do in Sintra, check out my friend’s article, Visiting Sintra? Here are 20 Essential Tips.
Casa Azul Hostel
Rua Capitão Mário Alberto Soares Pimental, 5, Sintra
GPS: 38.80363280225058, -9.381475946024304
T: 351 964 376 784
Casa Azul Hostel is a vibrant, colorful building with hardwood floors. The owner is welcoming, knowledgeable, and keeps a very clean house.
Located in the neighborhood of Estefania, next to the Museum of Modern Art and Olga Cadaval Cultural Centre.
The hostel is also close to several restaurants, a municipal market, and a small supermarket.
The train station and the bus station are also nearby. Casa Azul offers private rooms and dorms.
The hostel is one of the best budget options in Sintra. Beds in the six-person dorm go for €16 per night.
The two-person private room is €42 per night, and the private room with three single beds is €52 per night.
The hostel has free parking and laundry facilities. Towels, adaptors, and lockers are provided. Bunk beds are made from recycled wood and have a reading light.
Breakfast is not included. Children are not allowed.
Oasis Backpackers Hostel Sintra Surf
Avenida do Atlântico S/N
Antiga Colonia de Ferias da CP
GPS: 38.818298, -9.464253
Located on the Sintra Coast between Praia das Maças and Praia Grande.
The hostel is much closer to the beach than to the center of Sintra.
Coming from the Lisbon airport take the metro three stops to the Oriente train station, and from there take the train to Sintra Portela.
Once in Sintra, take the 444 bus.
Oasis Backpackers offers opportunities for horseback riding on the beach, learning to surf, yoga, tours of the Sintra palaces, jeep offroading tours, and walks along the coast.
If you are into it, there are also several wineries near Oasis Backpackers Hostel Sintra Surf. See my article 18 wineries and vineyards you can visit near Lisbon, Portugal for more information.
A double room with a private bath is available for $52.20 per night.
The family room which sleeps four and an en suite bathroom is available for $64.96 per night.
A six-bed private room with an ensuite bathroom is available for $104 a night.
An eight-bed private room with an ensuite bathroom is available for $130 per night.
A two-bed dorm with private bathroom is available for $46 per night.
Beds in the six-bed mixed dorm with an ensuite bathroom are $17.40 per night.
A bed in the four-bed mixed dorm with a shared bathroom is $18.56 per night.
Beds in the eight-bed mixed dorm with ensuite bathroom are also $16.24 per night.
24 hour caravan parking for campers is $17.40 per night.
Breakfast is an additional €4.50 per day.
The hostel welcomes pets children and pets.
They have a children’s playground, serve homemade ice cream, have volleyball courts, a bar, hammocks, a kitchen, and restaurants and a supermarket nearby.
Moon Hill Hostel
Rua Guilherme Gomes Fernandes 19, Sintra
GPS: 38.79948238061857, -9.388694846024304
T: 351 219 243 755
Moon Hill Hostel has a low price guarantee. They also offer some interesting deals.
For example, if you book 5 nights on their website you only pay for four.
This offer is good for all types of rooms.
They also offer a 10% discount if you book directly on their site.
And they offer a deal where if you book two nights at Moon Hill Hostel and three nights at Lisbon Story Guest House, you get a 10% discount on the total cost of your stay.
The suite room is for two people.
This air-conditioned room has a view and goes for €75 per night.
The double room for two people, with a shared bathroom in front, and a view of Sintra Palace goes for €59 per night.
The four-bed dorm room, air-conditioned, with a view of both the palace and the castle, costs €19 per night.
The air-conditioned family room has a double bed and a bunk bed.
The room also has a patio. The family room is €89 per night.
In addition to your room, the Moon Hill Hostel has a comfortable common area, a bar, a kitchen, and a patio.
In-house entertainment includes a television and a PlayStation. Breakfast is provided.
The Five House
Avenida Barão Almeida Santos 5, Sintra
GPS: 38.80211972781924, -9.387047504086807
T: 351 938 252 459
With a 9.4 rating on booking, a Hostel Geek award for best hostels in Portugal 2021, a superb Hostelworld rating of 9.8, and known as an Airbnb super host, the Five House must be doing something right.
The Cynthia room is a double room with a shared bathroom.
The cozy room is decorated with photos of Sentra.
The red umbrella room is also a double room with a shared bathroom.
In the attic, you will find Flora’s dorm, with three single beds on each side of a living room that separates the two areas.
One of the most unique experiences I have come across at a hostel is their Historic Portrait Making workshop.
Both of the owners of the hostel are photographers.
For between €30 and €50, you will have your portrait made using one of the oldest photography processes, wet plate collodion, and you will get to experience the process of developing the pictures.
They also offer a Cyanotype workshop. In this three-hour workshop, you will learn the handmade photographic printing process which was developed in 1842. You will learn the Cyanotype technique and create blue images of Sintra on fabric or paper.
This workshop is €30.
Sintra is a magical foggy village, with his castles nestled in the mountains and forests.
For €200 you can do a photoshoot, where are you are guided to various picturesque locations in Sintra.
The hostel offers bike rentals as well as guided mountain bike tours from 4 to 7 hours.
You can choose to ride the Sentra cascades trail from Sentra and pass Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe on the way to the town of Cascais.
Experienced riders can opt to do the best trails starting on Praia do Guincho and going up into the Sintra mountains.
Another option is the Sintra-Ericeira trail which combines farm country and the rugged Atlantic coastline.
You can also arrange surfing at Praia Grande or Ericeira, hiking, or a yoga retreat.
Quinta das Murtas
Rua Eduardo Van Zeller, 4, Sintra
GPS: 38.795184450926314, -9.384051353975696
T: 351 219 240 246
It is a stretch to call Quinta das Murtas a hostel. It is more of a well-priced bed and breakfast.
Quinta das Murtas has an apartment for four people.
It Costs €110 per night.
The apartment has one double bed or twin bed and two single beds or a sofa bed. It includes a kitchenette a TV, and a private balcony.
They have a double or twin room from €54.
The room includes a TV and a private bathroom.
They have an apartment for two people starting at €86.
The apartment has a kitchenette, TV, and private bathroom.
Breakfast is included.
There is a triple room starting at €92.
This room is for three people with a double bed and a single bed, or two twins and one single, with a TV and private bathroom. Breakfast is included.
Quinta das Murtas is pet-friendly, but pets are not permitted in the main house common areas.
If you are looking for budget accommodations in Lisbon, see my article Lisbon’s most popular hostels by neighborhood for more information.
If you’d rather stay closer to the ocean than the historic district of Lisbon, see also 12 Lisbon Beach Hostels – shared dorms and private rooms
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