Praiadise Hostel’s story began as an idea of us two friends, João and Pedro. We share the passion for traveling and wanted to provide suitable accommodation, hints, and tips for backpackers and other travelers that intend to visit the beautiful island of Santiago and the capital city of Cape Verde, Praia.
Since the day one, we have built Praiadise Hostel to be a unique, comfortable and home-like place to stay. And as a result, we have been happy to see that our hostel and especially the atmosphere are appreciated by our guests.
Whatever maybe 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. Our hostel is a perfect starting point to get to know how life goes by in this part of the world. Our friendly and helpful staff will suggest you the best places to visit while in town. So you can wholly focus on enjoying your stay in Cape Verde.
Praiadise Hostel is close to the Santiago airport – you can reach us easily in less than 10 minutes by taxi. Achada Santo Antonio, where the hostel is located, is one of the trendiest neighborhoods of Praia. From our front door, you have only 5 minutes’ walk to the Kebra Canela beach or you can enjoy the surrounding coffee shops and restaurants within a serene area due to the proximity of several embassies, consulates, banks, and ministries.
We speak your language! Welcome to Praiadise!
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!
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.
Wi-Fi Internet Access (FREE)
Individual lockers and clothing hangers (FREE)
Luggage storage (FREE)
Bed linen (FREE)
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:
– Payment should be made at arrival by cash or credit card (VISA/MasterCard) at an extra fee of 2.5%;
– As per local regulations, all guests should pay a tourism tax for all our reservations. This tourism tax is 220 CVE per person (above 16 years old), per night, and up to a maximum of 10 consecutive nights;
– Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival or you will be charged the cost of the first night.
Check-in from: 12:00 PM
Check-out until: 11:00 AM
So that we can best arrange your reception, please inform us in advance of your estimated time of arrival!
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
Cidade Velha is the crib of Cape Verde and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This town by the sea is situated about 15 km from the city of Praia. The former capital city was a crucial harbor in the sea routes between America and Africa. Due to its long history, in Cidade Velha you can visit unique destinations like the pillory, the Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário, the Sé Cathedral, The Royal Fort of São Felipe, and the Convent of São Francisco. Recover your energies with a fresh beverage, admire beautiful sunset and try a local fish cuisine in one of the restaurants by the sea.
The fishing village of Tarrafal, located in the far north of the island of Santiago, is without a doubt a location that you cannot miss while visiting the island. The journey from Praia to Tarrafal allows you to admire the mountainous landscapes characteristic to Santiago, and that in the rain season (between August and October) turns into intense green. The village of Tarrafal with its beautiful beaches is a great option to spend a few quiet days by the sea. And like in any perfect beach destination you can dive, fish, surf and hike. Close by Tarrafal, you can find a small village, Ribeira da Prata, that has a deserted beach with black sand. If you’re lucky, you have the possibility to stay in the overnight watch and help turtles in their yearly migration.
Address: Praiadise Hostel, Avenida Europa No. 6, Achada Santo Antonio, Praia – Cabo Verde.
Phone: (+238) 954-0669 | E-mail: [email protected]
Staff: Cleber (+238) 583-9274 | Pedro (+238) 583-3393
HOW TO GET HERE:
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 entrance to the hostel is located on the same block side as the popular CV Multimedia store and it is the very last door of the block/building.
From seaport, taking a taxi would be again the best option.
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