About us

Praiadise Hostel began as an idea of two friends that share the same passion for travel about providing a suitable accommodation, travel hints and tips for backpackers and other travelers that intend to visit the beautiful island of Santiago, more specifically in Praia.

Since day one efforts were made so that the hostel could have a familiar, comfortable and home-like but unique identity that could be appreciated by its guests. Whatever may be the scope and duration of your trip, Praiadise Hostel offers you great conditions for social meetings and interaction between guests and staff through its common areas, where you can have your starting point to get to know how life goes by in this part of the world. You will find this hostel to have a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, with a helpful staff that will suggest you the best places to visit while in town.

Praiadise Hostel is very well located in one of the trendiest neighborhoods of the capital city – Achada Santo Antonio, a mere 5 minutes walking from Kebra Canela beach, surrounded by coffee shops and restaurants within a very guarded area due to the proximity of several embassies, consulates, banks and ministries.

Welcome to Praiadise!

What do we offer?


We have mixed dorms and double/twin private rooms. Bathrooms are shared in a two rooms per bathroom ratio. All dorms and rooms have windows and balconies with a view.


Ask for a snorkeling kit and head to Kebra Canela beach (literally 5 minutes walking) to get delighted by the underwater fauna and flora. Cape Verdean waters have great visibility and the temperature is really suitable for practicing this activity. As an example of what you may experience, take a look at this video made by our staff!

Kebra Canela Underwater

Food and Drinks

We have a bar service where you can have some local drinks as well as some simple snacks and appetizers. If ordered in advance, you can also try catxupa for breakfast, a braised meal based on beans and corn – it is in fact the so called national dish in Cape Verde.

Other amenities and facilities

Breakfast included
Wi-Fi Internet Access (FREE)
Individual lockers and clothing hangers (FREE)
Luggage storage (FREE)
Bed linen (FREE)
Guest kitchen
Laundry and ironing facilities
Reading light and fan


You can make a reservation through our phone numbers, email address or by simply using the booking engine below.

Terms and Conditions:

– If you want to cancel your reservation, you should notify us by email at least 24 hours prior to the date of arrival. In the case you don’t show up or your cancellation is made on the same day of arrival, unfortunately we will have to charge your credit card with the cost for the first night booking;
– Deposit is non refundable;
– Payment upon arrival in EUR or CVE (Cape Verdean Escudos);
– Exchange rate 1 EUR = 110,265 CVE;
– No credit card payments, cash only;
– All taxes included.

Check-in from: 11h
Check-out before: 11h

So that we can best arrange your reception, please contact us in advance with your estimated time of arrival!

About Cape Verde

Cabo Verde is a small island nation with approximately 500.000 inhabitants, consisting of 10 islands and 15 islets. Although the official language is Portuguese, due to the Lusitanian colonization, the national language is Creole (Kriolu). So don’t be surprised by the time you hear this language everywhere, it is in fact the native language spoken by all Cape Verdeans.

A travel visa is necessary to enter the country (except for some African countries nationals), which can be taken care of in advance (in departure country) or in the airport customs upon arrival, with a cost of 25€.

The official currency is the Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE), that has a fixed exchange rate to Euro of 1 EUR = 110,265 CVE. ATM machines accept the majority of debit/credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron). The use of these out-of-country cards in points of sale is very limited though. Some establishments may accept Euros and if so, typically they will only accept Euro bills.

Itineration inside the city is normally done by taxi, mostly because its wide coverage and easy price (1,5€ one way). Anywhere outside Praia you should consider the use of the so called “Hiace”, which are public vans that can transport up to 15 people.

Cape Verde is considered to have only two seasons during the year: the longer season that is the dry season – from November to July – and the rainy season – from August to October. Temperature has little variation throughout the day and even throughout the year, with an annual average of aprox. 24º C.

There isn’t any mandatory vaccine for visitors to enter Cape Verde. It is advised that you only drink bottled water and use sunscreen due to high UV radiation.

You can find more detailed information in the following external link: www.capeverde.com

Places to visit


Kebra Canela Beach

Cruz di Papa

Farol (Lighthouse)

Sucupira Market

Sao Francisco Beach

Cidade Velha



Address: Praiadise Hostel, CV Multimedia Building 3rd Floor, Achada Santo Antonio, Praia – Cabo Verde

Phone: (+238) 356-4677 | E-mail: praiadise@hostels.cv

Staff: Suelly (+238) 971-2691 | Pedro (+238) 583-3393 | João (+238) 958-2603


From airport, getting a taxi is the preferable and easiest way to reach the hostel. You should ask the taxi driver for the price to take you to Achada Santo Antonio (neighborhood where the hostel is located) BEFORE entering the car to avoid confusion or surprises. Then, while in route, you can specify that you need to go to the “Predio de CV Multimedia” (which is nearby the Escola Pedro Gomes). The hostel is situated on the 3rd floor. Our entrance is on the opposite side of the CV Multimedia store.

From seaport, taking a taxi would be again the best option.

Any question? Feel free to contact us regarding any subject through the following form:

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