Lisbon Catalazete Youth Hostel in Oeiras, Portugal
13 Euro- Dormbed, 11 Euro if you are not a member.
Note on price
Do not buy a membership card!
Note: This place is expensive, you can find a comparably priced room in the Bairro Alto district of Lisbon.
I found this hostel to be almost decent. It is clean and in right on the beach, but it has a male employee who is an absolute penis, and he can make your stay here a little uncomfortable. There is also a really nice woman and another guy who is also extremely amiable, but the rudeness that I was shown by the Penis makes this a place that I will not return to. You can tell who this guy is just by looking at him.
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Youth Hosteling International Rip-Off
Lisbon – Catalazete Estrada Marginal (near Inatel) 2780-267
Tel. +351 214430638 Fax. +351 214419267
The Catalazete Youth Hostel is located on the beach in a really great location, 30 minutes from Lisbon, but connected with a train service to Cadre de Sodre in the city. This location may seem far from the city center, but is is beautiful.
The wireless internet service that the hostel offers is horridly expensive- 3 Euro an hour. A real rip-off. $4.50 for an hour of internet! But you can go to the funny looking black building, which is a reception center for people who sail in, that is near sea and use their internet for free.
From Lisbon take bus Nos. 17 and 35 to Cais do Sodre station. At Cais do Sodre, take the train to Oeiras (it is easy to tell what train this is) At Oeiras, walk 2km to INATEL (ask directions from the lady at the snack stand outside the station)
From the Hosteling International Website
A restored 18th century fort, the Youth Hostel of Catalazete is a great option for young people who want to see Lisbon and the Estoril coastline. Oeiras is your host town. Here, you can use the sport and leisure facilities, such as Vale do Jamor sports complex where the National Stadium is located and the seawater public swimming pool, next to the hostel. If you prefer the beach, then Carcavelos is the nearest option, but the railway line along the coast gives you lots of others to choose from. Come and have a drink with us and watch the Tagus River meet the Atlantic Ocean.