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10 razões para ficar num hostel

Have you already chosen to stay at a hostel before? or better yet, have you stayed at an Oasis hostel before? If so, then you’ll know exactly what we are about to cover. For those of you that haven’t, there’s a very good chance that you’ve been underestimating them this whole time! We’re going to list 10 reasons why people choose to stay at a hostel.

1. Affordability

A piggy bank with cash sticking out from the to; Reasons to stay at a hostel

Keep the pig happy!

Hostels are well known for usually being the cheaper option when it comes to choosing accommodation, but don’t let that confuse you. You might have heard about the time when hostels were only really considered an alternative by those whose budget absolutely told them to. But we’re talking about the 80s & 90s here. A lot has changed over time; The internet, mobile phones, cars, your ex (supposedly), but hostels for sure!

2. Community

A crowd of people waiting patiently fr the music the open to begin inside our Palace hostel. More reasons to stay at a hostel

Our audience for one of our open mic nights!

When you book a hostel, you’re not just booking a place to stay. You’re booking THE place to meet new people, socialize, build character and create awesome memories. You never know what stories you’re going to hear next or future contacts you’ll make from all over the world. We make sure that it’s easy for our guests to come together by organizing plenty oooof..

3. Activities

One of our rooms with yoga mats spaced out on the floor.

One of our rooms prepped for a yoga session!

Many hostels will organize regular events and atividades to keep you busy. Some only on the weekend, others (like us) will usually have something going on every night of the week! You can expect language exchange, quizzes, yoga, open mic, game tournaments, family dinners, pub crawls, free daily tours, the list goes on...

4. Facilities

A view of our terrace during sunset with a swimming pool and people winding down.

Our rooftop terrace at The Oasis Palace hostel, Seville

It’s fairly standard for a hostel to offer free WIFI and a fully functioning kitchen to use. Although many, like ourselves, can offer washing facilities, computer areas to study or work, common areas to chill or mingle, rooftop terraces, swimming pools, bars and even restaurants...

5. Dorm options (yes, we have private rooms too!)

A view inside one of our private double rooms

An example of one of our private rooms in Sintra

Some people don’t realize how many choices they have when they stay at a hostel. You don’t fancy sharing a room with 12 other people? Book a smaller dorm! Don’t want to share with smelly boys? Book a female dorm! Came with a partner or recently got lucky and want some alone time? Book a private room!

6. Like-Minded staff

A view of a bar with a staff member waiting to take your order. More reasons to stay at a hostel

One of our bars at our Palace hostel in Seville!

Another handy part that makes hostels unique is that all our staff are well-traveled themselves. They know what it’s like turning up to a new city and being completely lost! This is why we’ll always go above and beyond to give you all the information you need and personal recommendations. There’s a good chance you’ll end up sharing a beer with them later too!

7. Locations

A view of a tram travelling through Portugal’s capital, Lisbon.

A popular ’instagrammable’ street in Lisbon taken close by to one of our Hostels

You’ll find a good choice of hostels that are placed smack bang in the middle of where the fun is in a city, we certainly make sure we are! After all, this makes it easier for our free walking tour guides to show you around!

8. Group bookings

A group of people sat around a table eating and drinking

Group bookings are welcome!

You don’t have to worry about us turning you away for being too big of a group, we believe the more the merrier! as long as we have the beds available. (we advise to book far in advance if you can). Many hostels like ourselves will try to help groups out as much as we can on request... from prepping your lunch for the day ahead to arranging transport. To check out our rates you can head straight to our Group Bookings page

9. Security

If you’re a little nervous about the safety of staying in a hostel, then you can put your fears to rest. We have a strict policy of not allowing anyone in that’s not a guest. If it’s your belongings that you are worried about, each guest has their own space in one form or another that they can lock their valuables in.

10. Extras

Nine times out ten hostels will offer you some free extras to say thank you. With us it could be breakfast in the morning, a drink at night, or even a free stay if you collect enough loyalty points!

If you fancy visiting Spain or Portugal in the future, why not start collecting your loyalty points now by booking with us directly at any of our sites:

For anywhere else in the world you can trust our partners at ’Famous Hostels’ to find you the best hostels around!

 

This saturday Aldeia da Praia will host the first Sintra Summer Fest, a fundraiser for the HOPE ZONE FOUNDATION, organized by @surfacademiajoaomacedo.

Join us for a full day of activities: Beach clean up, free surf lesson, different speakers on environmentalism, hands-on workshops for kids and adults, surf & environmental films, skate park and skimboards @cutback_surfskates,  tennis with @fredericogil and local products market.

Join us @aldeiadapraia_ this Saturday and bring your friends and family. Tickets 10€ at the door

@officialjoaomacedo @hopsanddrops @matsu.pt @souldoughpizza @nomadsbythesea @almadual_
Good times for bigger groups getting back into the water 💙 #surf #goodtimes #classtrips #schoolholidays #endofyear #trips.

With comfortable group accomodation at the @oasissintrasurf and @surfacademiajoaomacedo we schedule safe and fun #surfexperience in #portugal .

#safety in the water is first parameter. One coach is allocated for maximum 5 students. Everyone equipped with warm neoprene and a softboard fit fit for the size of the surfer. Why not try it for yourself? Book your #surf #group #holiday by sending us an email to groups@hostelsoasis.com

#sintra #portugal #surfing #surferworld #surferlife #greatlife #holidays #summer #summertime #goodvibes
So much fun to learn to surf in a group 🧡 with our parter @surfacademiajoaomacedo. Hope on a plane and come down to Portugal to learn how to surf, make new friends and enjoy the Portuguese beach life 

@oasissintrasurf @aldeiadapraia_ 
#goodvibes #surf #surfing #surferlife #beachlife #beachvibes #summervibes #goodtimes #happydays #boaonda #portugal #sintra #praiagrandeportugal 

to enquire about a group surf vacation, email us on groups@hostelsoasis.com

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Time to enjoy the autumn months in #portugal🇵🇹 lovely weather, still lots of sunshine, waves and a tranquility that sets our mind free. Enjoy the calm, with #nature surrounding us.

#surf #sun #oceanlife #holidays #goodtimes #outdoor #outdoorliving #yoga #yogalove #inspiration #calmness #peaceofmind #enjoylife #meditation #mindfulness #savetheocean #plasticfree #blueismyfavoritecolor 💙💙💙

Join us for our surf and yoga camp #surfcamp #yogaretreat 

www.aldeiadapraia.pt/surfyogacamp
@aldeiadapraia_
Autumn is here in its total beauty. Empty #beaches, lots of #waves, #sun and #wind 💙

#blueismyfavoritecolor #oceanlover #surf #surferlife #outdoor #outdoorliving #surferworld #portugal
Happy days on the beach and on the water 🌊💙🌊💙🌊 with our favourite teacher Diego  @surfacademiajoaomacedo @oasissintrasurf 

You would like to learn to surf as well? Sign up for our surf and yoga camp www.oasissintra.com 🌊

#surf #sun #summer #goodtimes #portugal #lisbon #sintra #praiadasmaçãs #outdoors #ocean #oceanlover #blueismyfavouritecolour💙 #surferlife #surfing #surfers
Our Surf classes at Praia Grande with bright blue sky, warm sun and the Atlantic waves rolling in 💙💙💙

Always with the experienced and happy teachers from @surfacademiajoaomacedo. 

📍Book our surf and yoga camp here
 🌊🌊🌊 www.aldeiadapraia.pt/surfyogacamp 

#surf #fun #goodtimes #portugal #sintra #atlantico #oceanismyfavouritecolour 💙 
#savetheocean #outdoors #ocean #oceanlover #wavesisters #waves #beachlife #beachvibes #goodvibes 

Photocredits @surfacademiajoaomacedo
Here on our favourite beach of Praia Grande is where you will be sorted out with a new, well-fitted wetsuit and a board that will allow you to have fun and progess with the help and expertise of our favourite @surfacademiajoaomacedo 🌊🌊

#surf #surfportugal #goodtimes #blueismyfavoritecolor 💙 #savetheocean #outdoorliving #fun #friends #beachlife #surferlife #surfing #outdoors #liveyourbestlife #surfcamp 

www.aldeiadapraia.pt/surfyogacamp
Photo credito @surfacademiajoaomacedo
Hm, little banana cakes to go with your coffee 😁😁

@nomadsbythesea open from 8-19hs every day and now also until 21hs on Friday and Saturday night for the most delicious icecream in the @aldeiadapraia_ 

#goodtimes #goodfood #coffeebreak #vegan #vegetarian #comidasana #outdooreating #outdoors #eatery 

www.aldeiadapraia.pt/nomads
The beach just for yourselves ☀️
Waves for everyone 🌊
And happy memories to share 💙

Join our surf and yoga camp this summer starting at 275€ for 4 days of surf & yoga camp. Book directly with us:
💙 www.aldeiadapraia.pt/surfyogacamp

#surf #yoga #portugal #lisbon #sintra #goodtimes #fun #friends #travel #travelblogger #travelgram #traveltheworld #nowisthetime #learnsomethingnew #surfing #surferlife #surferworld #surfergirl #surferlifestyle
Join the good times #surfing #yoga #fun at our Oasis Surfcamp based at the aldeia @aldeiadapraia_ with our surf academy @surfacademiajoaomacedo and delicious vegan breakfasts @nomadsbythesea 

Book now your summer experience in Portugal online with us

www.aldeiadapraia.pt/surfyogacamp
Beautiful beaches all around us. Gotta love #portugal 💙💙 
Find this beauty only a few walking minutes from our #surfcamp 

#sun #waves #beaches #goodtimes😊 
#sintra #surf #yoga #outdoors #boaonda 

www.aldeiadapraia.pt/surfyogacamp
@surfacademiajoaomacedo
Back at the @aldeiadapraia_ #electricbikes to clim all those #sintra hills @parkebike 

#electricbike #sintraportugal #magicplace #beautifuldestinations #portugal🇵🇹 #lisbon #praiadasmaçãs #goodtimes #backtonature #outdoors 

www.aldeiadapraia.pt
Let’s get on the board again this summer ☀️☀️

Such good times, lots of laughter, sunshine, crashing waves and salty water. What’s not to love about it 💙

#surf #portugal #amazingplaces #goodvibes #surfinglife #surflife #freespirit #nature #outdoors #waves #atlanticocean #savetheocean 💙💙
#praiadasmaçãs #sintra #surfcamp #surfhostel 

www.aldeiadapraia.pt/surfyogacamp
@surfacademiajoaomacedo @oasissintrasurf
Looking for a healthy #breakfast to give you plenty of energy to power through your day? Enjoy this energy boost breakfast #buddhabowl tomorrow from 8am onwards at our @nomadsbythesea at the @aldeiadapraia_ 

#beachlife #surf #goodfood #yoga #outdoors #happydays #goodmood #goodmoodfood #energy #carpediem #goodvibes #foodstagram #foodlover #portugal🇵🇹 #lisbon #sintra #vegetarian #vegetariano #eathealthy #blueismycolor💙 #savetheocean 

Find our menu here
📍www.aldeiadapraia.pt/nomads

Nomads
Avenida do Atlântico S/N
2705-288 Colares
For the #baconlovers in town we got you covered. #eggbenedict with lovely hollandaise sauce for an #egg start into the day.

#goodtimes #breakfastlover #morningvibes #moodforfood #homemade #outdoors #esplanada #nature #surf #yoga #surflife #outdoorliving #goodtimes😊 

Check our menu here: www.aldeiadapraia.pt/nomads
Roubámos estas famosas cadeiras de praia #strandkorb de uma praia deserta da Alemanha do Norte e levámos para #sintra porque achamos que só assim desfrutamos o nosso café da manhã da melhor maneira 💙💙

#goodfood #morningglory #sintra 
www.aldeiadapraia.pt/nomads
A nossa torrada de abacate pode ser #vegan também. É so pedir✨✨

Nos vemos 💙 @nomadsbythesea | inserido na @aldeiadapraia_ 

Check out our menu in our highlights ✨
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