€20 per night
€20 per night
Obidos Rooms2Rent, Usseira, Portugal

Obidos Rooms2Rent

Usseira, Portugal - Rua Principal 89, Obidos

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Description - Hostel

A great, big 70s house, located in country side, in a little village near Óbidos (Usseira). In this house you can expect good moments, good food and a really amazing time! You'll enjoy it. That's what we can promise!

The house is composed of 1 mixed dorm room for 4 guests and 2 double room, a fully equipped kitchen and two bathrooms. It allows travellers to have a good night´s sleep, to prepare their own meals, to do the laundry etc. For cheap prices we’ll cook for you nice Portuguese meals with fresh fish, seefood, vegetables, etc.
We have 2 living rooms where travellers can watch TV, DVD’s, and a big wonderful balcony to simply relax in in the company of a good book. We also offer you 24 hours free internet, and have 2 bicycles to use for free.

FACILITIES:
IN ROOM: desk; satellite TV;
IN GENERAL:
Foods&Drinks: meals on request; kitchen facilities;
Iron/Ironing Board;Car Parking; Laundry Facilities; Meeting Facilities;
ENTRETAINMENT: TV Lounge; DVD Library; Free internet, and satellite TV;
2 bicycles to borrow;

A little about Óbidos: Once the wedding present to a Queen, the preserved medieval town of Óbidos is without doubt one of Portugal's most interesting walled settlements. When strolling along the maze of narrow cobbled streets of Óbidos, at each step, one comes upon vestiges of different civilizations.
From the hidden corners and high walled gardens of the old medina area, to the gothic, Renaissance and Baroque features, the Town is an extensive work of art carved, destroyed and rebuilt throughout many centuries. Besides its material heritage, Óbidos is full of historical tradition is today one of the main jewels of the country. Encircled by a ring of medieval walls and crowned by the Moorish castle rebuilt by D. Dinis, Óbidos is one of the most perfect examples of our medieval fortress. It s in olden times, the town is entered through the southern gate of Santa Maria, embellished with eighteenth-century azulejo decoration. Inside the walls, which at sunset take on a golden colouring, one can sense a cheerful medieval ambience of winding streets, old whitewashed houses bordered with blue or yellow, Manueline embrasures and windows, reminding us that King D. Manuel I (sixteenth century) carried out major works here, and masses of colourful flowers and plants.
Be sure to visit the Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria (Parish Church of Santa Maria), the pretty Capela de São Martinho (Chapel of S. Martinho) and, outside the town walls, the Igreja do Senhor da Pedra (Church of the Senhor da Pedra).

Among the events that take place every year in Óbidos, the most important are the Holy Week Festivities (recreating the steps on the Way of the Cross), The Medieval Market in July, the Ancient Music Festival in October and, for the more gluttinous, the International Chocolate festival in February, which includes an international competition in which the recipes are judged by an international jury of experts.

OBIDOS NATURE WALKS:
1)The Mallard Track crosses one of the most beautiful areas of the Lagoon of Óbidos, revealing some of its well kept features and extraordinary landscapes. In this area the main attractions of this nature walk consist of the thousands of aquatic birds, some of prey, in a constant search for nourishment or simply nesting in the abundant plantations of reeds. This track also enables you to enjoy the natural environment with the flora and fauna typical of a coastal lagoon. The Mallard track challenges you to discover a beaten path that has been trailed for hundreds of yeas by its local inhabitants!

2) Stork’s Nest Nature Walk (ninho da cegonha) - The Stork's nest track streches along the banks of the Arnoia River and establishes a pedestrian connection between the historic town of Óbidos and the Roman City Eburobrittium. With this nature walk, you will enjoy the bucolic environment while looking at the Paul and Cegonha plains where cereals and fruit orchards abound, as well as the Arnóia River with its fauna and flora and the sulphorous hot springs. You will come upon the Roman City, that is testimony of the settlement of the Romans, on this site, for about 500 years (from the 1st to the the 5th centuries).

3)Óbidos Cynegetic Park/ Town ParkThe town park is located in just outside the castle walls and has the magnificient view of the Varzea da Rainha. It establishes a pedestrian connection between the Church of Our Lady of Carmel, the Talhada Gate and the Upper Gate. When visiting the Cynegetic Park, a careful look may slow your eyes as you discover the deer, and depending on the time of the year, foxes, hogs, ducks, species which are characteristic of this habitat and that, in the meantime, have dissapeared. A walk on the medieval castle walls will allow you to have a more general view over the park.

THE LAGOON OF ÓBIDOS
The Lagoon of Óbidos is the most extensive lagunar system in the coast of Portugal. It has an approximate area of 6. 9 square kilometres and an average depth of two meters, with a quota that goes from half a meter to five meters. It has a maximum length of 6 kilometres and a width that varies from 1 and 1, 5 km, with a NW-SW orientation. The Lagoon was actually much larger having reached, in earlier times, the Castle walls of Óbidos. The natural tendency of the Lagoon of Óbidos is to close its connection to the sea, become a swamp and eventually disappear. Also, with the human presence, silting has increased mainly due to the constant changes that have occurred in the lagoon and which have lead to the accumulation large sediment deposits. However, the population has tried to invert the situation by intervening through dredging, increasing the profundity of the lagoon.

NEARBY

Within easy reach of hostel is the beautiful The Buddha Eden Garden, located 8Km from our hostel: an area of about 35 hectares designed and conceived in response to the destruction of the Giant Bamyan Buddhas, sculpted in the rocks of the valley of Bamyan in central Afghanistan and which had for centuries been a cultural and spiritual
Buddha Eden Garden is a place of reconciliation. Without any religious tendency, it opens its doors, to all people of all religion, ethnicity, nationality, sex, age, and socio-cultural background, inviting all to come together, to communicate and meditate, to rest and rediscover happiness.

Visit the beautiful beaches of Baleal, Foz do Arelho, Bom-Sucesso , located 20 Km away from the hostel, between June and Setember have public transports from Óbidos to there.
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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 3
  • Year built: 1971
  • Renovated: 1983
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: €20

Double Mixed Dorm
  • Check-in: 10:30am
  • Check-out: noon

Hostel amenities

2 fire place (wood burning) BBQ area Breakfast (extra charge) Childcare or babysitting Gay friendly Historic site Iron/ironing board Laundry/valet service Linen included Meeting facilities Parking (free) Pets allowed Smoking permitted Taxi service big balcony free internet acess fully equipped kitchen laundry

Room amenities

Backpacker facilities Balconies Bidet Shared bathroom Smoking rooms Television (cable/satellite)


Food and drink
Eating out
Poço Dos Sabores
Very nice restaurant; tipical portuguese food; price/person: € 20 maximum

Policies
Price details

€20 - 60 per night

Rates are per person/per night

Credit cards: Not accepted on location

Location - Hostel

Rua Principal 89, Obidos
Usseira
Leiria (Distrito de Leiria)
Portugal  2510-772

Latitude: 39.33077, Longitude: -9.15765

How to get there

Directions from Lisbon Airport:

1. As you leave the airport you will come to a large roundabout with traffic lights. Take the first available right off this roundabout. (Signed 2a Circular). This will bring you up onto an urban motorway. Within 1. 5 kms you will pick up the blue motorway signs indicating the A8 to Loures/Leiria. Follow this.

2. Keep on this motorway for approximately 73 kms picking up signs for Torres Vedras, Lourinha, Bombarral, Peniche, Obidos and Caldas da Rainha. take the Exit 13 towards S. Mamede/A-da-Gorda. Head towards a-da-gorda. continue along N8. Turn first road on the right (have the sign Usseira;. Continue along Rua Principal. The house is the number 89, near a restaurant - Poço dos Sabores.

A taxi from Lisbon airport costs around 100€
BUS - From Campo Grande, Lisbon can pick the bus to Caldas da Rainha, that stops in Óbidos. Coasts around € 6, 50, and will take more or less 40 minutes.
Then, when arrive Óbidos give us a call, that we'll pick you up, or pick a bus from Óbidos to Usseira and ask to stop near the Restaurant 'Poço dos Sabores'!

Don't came to óbidos by train, will spend ages to arrive!

Nearest airport: Lisbon. +- 65Km