SERRA DA ESTRELA (PT) - Located in Portugal's highest mountain range, Serra da Estrela, the Penhas da Saúde Youth Hostel is one of the most recently refurbished complexes in the Portuguese youth hostel network. To the old existing youth hostel was added a timber-clad, red-roofed building with twenty rooms, a lounge and several other facilities. This new sculptural volume is a contemporary interpretation of local architecture and reflects a new tourist concept combining low-cost accommodation, slow and relaxed travellers and magnificent landscapes.
Price per night per person: bed €10–€13; private room €28–€45
Address: Penhas da Saúde, Serra da Estrela, Portugal
Date of construction (extension): 2006–2009