Guimaraes is quite rightly known as the cradle of Portugal. It is said that King Afonso Henriques was born here and also that it was at Guimaraes that Portugal first became an independent nation, after the Battle of St Mamede in 1128.
This town is also the birthplace of a modern and comfortable Youth Hostel which is right next to the historic centre of Guimaraes - considered World Heritage since 2001.
Once you're all settled, climb the hill to the castle, then walk down towards the Dukes' Palace, and finally sit comfortably at one of the outdoor cafés in Largo da Oliveira.
1 apartment for 4 with kitchenette
12 double bedrooms with bathroom
2 double bedrooms with bathroom and facilities for the disabled
5 multiple bedrooms with 6 bed
2 Extra beds
Earliest check-in: 18:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00
Hostelling International membership card is required. Portuguese can buy it directly at any hostel. Foreigners should buy it in their home countries otherwise a supplement of 2 per night/per person will be charged to non-members.
A Hostelling International Member card is required (2 per night to a maximum of 6 nights)