Aveiro is one of the youngest and most vibrant cities in central Portugal, with a very characteristic historical center, fishing houses, squares and pedestrian streets, the delightful canals that bring the river into the city, numerous bars and cafes and a relaxed atmosphere . Although quiet, it is a medium-sized city (Portuguese scale), so you should choose where to stay in Aveiro to explore it on foot.
Next post, I will then try to help you choose where to sleep in Aveiro for a couple of nights.
So, after countless visits to the so-called "Portuguese Venice" (cliché that I honestly detest), here are my recommendations on where to stay in Aveiro. In summary, opt without any doubt for staying in a hotel or small hostel in the center of the city. In particular, the old area of Aveiro, with epicenter in the so-called Praça do Peixe, is the best area to stay in Aveiro. Find all the details below. Let's do it!
Best Accommodations in Aveiro
Hotels in the center
Aveiro is a city with several hotels, guesthouses and pensions of great quality and at reasonable prices. Let's start with the bigger ones. Among the classics, the Melia Ria Hotel & Spa is probably the best hotel in Aveiro, but in this segment consider also the reputed Moliceiro Hotel.
Other excellent options include the historic and very popular Hotel Aveiro Palace (with one of the most privileged locations in the city); the good quality / price ratio of the Suites & Hostel City Aveiro; and the unpretentious comfort of the Hotel das Salinas.
Finally, know that there is an immense offer (perhaps too much) of apartments in Aveiro - the so-called local accommodation. O Corner of the Canal, even in the Cais de São Roque, and the Sailing Apartment Aveiro, are just two good examples. Be that as it may, for those who prefer this type of accommodation there are many quality options - including good and cheap apartments listed on airbnb.
There are, of course, dozens of other hotels where to stay in Aveiro. If the guesthouses and hotels in Aveiro that I recommend here are not to your liking (or are depleted), search for other quality options using the link below.
After all, what is the best area to stay in Aveiro?
In my opinion, for the traveler who wants to feel the pulse of the city, the old part of Aveiro, around the so-called Praça do Peixe, is the best area to stay in Aveiro. Enjoying a central location, you can easily get out of the hotel on foot and feel the city waking up. And the best thing is that there are cheap hotels right in the center of Aveiro.
If, instead, your goal is to participate in an event at the Aveiro Congress Center, choose your neighbor without hesitation Melia Ria Hotel & Spa. It's more expensive but worth the money.
When does it cost to sleep in Aveiro? (average price of hotels)
Aveiro is not an expensive destination and although there are luxury units, it is possible to find cheap apartments and hotels in Aveiro. So, for a couple of average requirement, who values the location but does not want to sleep or hostel basic or luxury hotels, the average daily cost will be around 40 €. But it is possible to sleep for less than 20 €.
In particular, for a good bed in a hostel shared with 15 €; in a medium-sized hostel, the price per double room is around 40 € (two people); and one night in a more luxurious hotel can exceed 90 €.
How many days do you need to get to know Aveiro?
It depends, of course, on your pace of travel; but I would say two days. Of course you can see the main Aveiro in just one day, but you will live a richer experience if you stay at least two or three nights - or more if you want to make visits to attractions outside the city, such as Costa Nova, or Footbridges of Aveiro. In any case, choose a good hotel to sleep in Aveiro and you will not regret it.
Tip: if you can, visit Aveiro during the week.
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