Aveiro Rossio Hostel
AddressR. Joo Afonso de Aveiro 1 AveiroSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
This superb ecologically minded hostel breaks frontiers in the quality of its accommodation, furnishings, welcome and services. Every traveller-friendly facility you could dream of is here, and the relaxed, stylish decor has to be seen to be believed. Creatively decorated with family heirlooms, recycled furniture and found objects, it also overflows with homey touches (from the waffle iron to the honour-system minibar) and splashes of colour.
There’s a back patio for lounging, and breakfast often includes fresh croissants or organic fruit from the family farm. Solar energy is used wherever possible, earning the hostel recognition as Portugal’s first ‘green hostel’. Dorm rooms come with plush mattresses and individual reading lamps, and there are a couple of air-conditioned rooms under the eaves with beds rather than bunks.
Our independent authors have visited Aveiro Rossio Hostel and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Aveiro.
Description provided by property
Find Aveiro Rossio Hostel right at the heart of downtown Aveiro (Praca do Rossio), on the doorstep of all the landmarks of 'Portugals Venice'.
The Rossio area is the central spot of Aveiro, a small city located on the Atlantic coast. Several canals flow through the city, giving it its nickname of the Venice of Portugal. While in Aveiro you can take a trip on the typical regional boats, Moliceiro and Mercantel for a sight seeing tour around the channels. If your feeling more energetic you can take a walking tour through the streets of Bairro da Beira Mar or hire a BUGA (Aveiro Free Urban Bikes) for the day. Then you can take the time to visit Aveiro's many cafe's or sample authentic, speciality fish dishes in the local restaurants, on the way to or from Aveiro's beautiful park land.
Aveiro Rossio Hostel is also located just two blocks from Aveiro's nightlife, where you can find the best restaurants and bars around. Although we're just a stones throw from a great night out, we're also located on a quiet street, meaning our position is ideal for everyone. If you want to chill out in a relaxed environment, you can stay at home reading a book, watching a DVD or chatting with your fellow travellers in one of our many communal areas, like our beautifully designed lounge. Then if you feel like heading out, we're just a few steps from your next beer or caiprinha.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to being 'eco-friendly'. For 9 months of the year all the hot water the Hostel uses is heated by solar panels. We also have water saving systems in place for our taps and toilets. Energy saving lightbulbs are widely used throughout the Hostel as are 'eco-friendly' appliances and sealed windows to prevent energy loss. Many of the features and pieces of furniture you'll see in our common areas are recycled and bought from a local non-profit organisation who sell old furniture to raise funds. We actively encourage the recycling of glass, paper and plastics. We buy local products and support and promote local businesses, as well as providing a venue for local photographers to showcase their work and a place to sell locally produced arts and crafts.
Our patio area and small terrace are ideal for relaxing on a sunny day or star gazing at night, the perfect place to switch off or share travel tips with new friends. Here you'll also find a barbecue for guests to use to grill the fresh fish you can buy at the nearby fish market. The well equipped kitchen (with dishwasher) is an inviting space to share recipes or take part in our homemade themed dinner evenings.
Whether you are travelling alone or in a group, ask us about the large number of activities you can try in and around the town: Surf and Bodyboard school; Kite and Wind Surf school; Bird watching; Kayak experiences. There really is something for everyone.
Before you head off or when you arrive, recharge your batteries with a quiet nights sleep in our comfy beds, whether you're in one of our spacious dorms or deluxe private rooms.
Other great features of Aveiro Rossio Hostel include:
- Free Individual Lockers and Locks,
- Free Linens and Duvets,
- Free Coffee and Tea all day,
- Free Breakfast,
- Free Wireless Internet Connection,
- Free access to Computers,
- Free access to guide books,
- Book exchange,
- Free Maps and Advice,
- Free Luggage storage,
- Free Cable TV and films,
- Free CD/DVD Facilities,
- Free Fruit,
- Use of basketball and football for nearby sports facilities,
- Storage space for bikes and all your watersport equipment,
- If you are travelling through Portugal by campervan, you can use our showers and other facilities for a reduced rate.
Services & facilities
- Bicycle Parking
- Free Breakfast
- Bicycle Hire
- Board games
- Book Exchange
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Games Room
- Linen Included
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Outdoor Terrace
- 24 Hour Reception
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Internet Access
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