Best hotels and hostels in Setúbal Peninsula

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    De Pedra e Sal Hostel & Suites

    Setúbal's best hostel is flush with gorgeous hardwoods and subtle but well-thought-out design touches (Smeg refrigerators, seafaring art, fishing nets and globe-encased seashells). Dorm beds (book ahead – there are only 10) feature privacy screens, and the downstairs restaurant is very popular. Hip young owners can hook you up with wine and coasteering tours, among others.

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    Tróia Design Hotel

    From its jarring, nonlinear glass facade to its ubermodern vibe, this 236-room luxury resort is Tróia's attempt at high style. It has a vertigo-inducing glass atrium and a gigantic high-heel art installation by Joana Vasconcelos, made with pots and pans. It can feel forced, but trendsetters won't baulk at the sleek rooms with deep, free-standing bathtubs and impressive sea views. The facilities are extensive, with a spa, two restaurants, two bars, several pools and a casino. It’s a short walk from the hotel to the passenger ferry dock to Setúbal.

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    Mandala House

    If you aren't fussed about being right in the village, this discerning, three-room zen den 4.5km north in Cotavia is worth a look. Owner Thiago has cultivated a design-forward, Indian-leaning aesthetic in his converted residential home. Colourful and cosy quarters, a bamboo-pillared living room overseen by a Buddha statue and expansive views all the way to Lisbon are calm-ensuring highlights. Bathrooms aren't shared but are outside the room.

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    Sana Sesimbra

    Overlooking the sea, the modern Sana has attractive violet-trimmed rooms with big windows that overlook the ocean or the town and hills beyond (it's worth paying an extra €30 for the sea views). The newer rooftop pool, bar and hot tub add to the appeal – and stopping for a drink even if you don't stay here is a wise traveller decision. It's in a good central location, a short stroll east of Fortaleza de Santiago.

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    Blue Coast Hostel

    Blue Coast has colourful dorm rooms with all kinds of surprising recycled design touches (lampshades fashioned from cake pans and wine crates) that marry nicely with atmospheric original accents such as hardwood floors and marble bathroom flooring. There's a lounge and a sociable back patio with day beds aplenty. Daily meals (€7.50) are a good place to meet other travellers.

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    Hotel Bocage

    For the same price as more run-down budget options in the vicinity, you can sleep in this modern and clean 22-room hotel that dwarfs the others for value. It's less noisy as well, being a block back from the main road into the old town. Rooms are spread among here and its nearby guesthouse, but facilities are equal.

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    Casa de Praça

    These 16 shabby-chic rooms smack dab in the centre of the action offer excellent style for value; each of the themed rooms (Passion, Harmony, Adventure etc) are outfitted with rustic-chic furniture and occasional Ottoman accents like Turkish-style mosaic lamps. Superior rooms (€95) have sea-facing terraces and sustainable touches abound.

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    Astrolodge

    It's not quite glamping but it's a step up from roughing it as well. Astrolodge features a dozen or so tented camps with comfy beds; excellent bathrooms (one in a shipping container) and a social, vaguely hippie-esque common area with wi-fi and charging station. It's nicely positioned between Setúbal and Parque Natural da Arrábida.

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    Urban House Hostel

    Inside a converted family home dating to the ’60s a few clicks north of the centre, is this design-forward, nautical-themed hostel. Friendly owner Augusto runs a tight ship. There isn't a rowdy party vibe, but it's a good bet for those looking for longer-term accommodation surrounded by a thoughtfully curated, family atmosphere.

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    Guest House Bocage

    Separate but equal facilities to Hotel Bocage around the corner, which means modern and clean rooms minus a reception, breakfast and staff, which are all located at the hotel. It's always €5 cheaper here than there.

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    Aqualuz

    A short stroll from lovely Tróia beach, this resort offers 365 attractive modern apartments spread over three towers. Even the studios are massive and balconies overlook either the waterfront or the Arrábida mountains. The facilities are extensive, with a spa, restaurant, bar, indoor/outdoor pools and golf course. The cheapest rooms do not include breakfast. It's a good choice for families who want to be near the beach, but you'll need to take the ferry back to Setúbal if you tire of the handful of marina restaurants.

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    Luna Esperança Centro Hotel

    This aquamarine six-storey hotel is a bit of an eyesore, though it does have clean rooms with big windows (which you can open to catch some fresh air) and efficient staff. Book higher floors to avoid street noise and those ending in 1 to 5 if you want the best views.

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    Hotel Solaris

    In the shadow of the livelier side of town, 26-room Solaris is a small and friendly option. Rooms have a neat, trim design with renovated bathrooms, minibars, small desks and coffeemakers; some have small balconies. Breakfast is above-par, with eggs and fresh fruit.

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    Forte do Cavalo

    Camp under the pines at this hilltop municipal site, 1km west of town. It has outrageous sea views, a restaurant and a kids' playground.

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    Campigir Valbom

    Situated 5km north of Sesimbra off N378, this leafy, expanding campground has facilities for families including a swimming pool, playground and minigolf, though upkeep is an issue. Better though are the surprising rooms and bungalows, which clash pleasantly with first impressions outside their walls. From Sesimbra, buses 243 (weekdays) and 204 (weekends) serve the campground (infrequently).