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Economy Accommodations in Recife

June 18, 2009

Economy accommodations in Recife is limited, but there are some good options:

Piratas da Praia This is a small and friendly hostel that attracts national and international backpackers. It is in a great location just a block from the beach and very close to some of the best bars, restaurants and nightclubs in Recife. I have stayed here myself in the past and can highly recommended this as a great place for the budget traveler. From R$26 (low season). Av. Conselheiro Aguiar, nº 2034 / 307, Boa viagem, tel. (81) 3326-1281 / 9649-6887.

Albergue Maracatus de Recife. This hostel is also in Boa Viagem. It is a short walk from the beach and close to the shopping centre. It also benefits from a small pool. Rua Maria Carolina, 185, Boa Viagem, tel. (81) 3326-1221 / 9292-5670.

Hostel Boa Viagem This hostel is a little further from the beach but still in a central location. Women travelling alone should probably not choose this option if they want to go out alone at night. The streets in the area can be very quiet after 10pm. Other than this concern, the place seems well presented and has good facilities. From R$30 (Low Season), Boa Viagem (81) 3326-9572 / (81) 3466-2486.

Pousada Villa Boa Vista Close to downtown and the historic areas of the city. This hostel seems clean and well presented. In terms of location it is close to the historic city centre and the heart of the gay district, but the immediate area is not the most picturesque, and we would only recommend this option to the streetwise seasoned backpacker. Boa Viagem would be a better option for most travelers, especially those wanting to spend more time on the beach. Rua Miguel Couto, 81, Boa Vista. 

Hotel Pousada da Praia This is a quite basic hotel / pousada, but in a great location just off the main beach avenue Aveneida Boa Viagem. It is also in the area close to a lot of very good bars and within easy reach of the nightclubs. From R$65 Double), Rua Alcides Carneiro Leal 66, Boa Viagem (81) 33267085

Navegantes Praia Hotel An older hotel offering basic accomodation in a very good central location just one block from one of the most popular areas of the beach. Surrounded by good restaurants and bars. Also close to several good nightclubs. (prices not available), Rua dos Navegantes 1997, Boa Viagem (81) 3326 2710

Hotel Uzi Praia Another basic hotel in a very central Boa Viagem location two blocks from Boa Viagem beach. (from R$63 Double), Av. Conselheiro Aguiar 942, Boa Viagem (81) 3466-9669

Canariu´s Palace Hotel This hotel is in a prime location one block from the ocean and close to the Praça Boa Viagem Square with its historic church, craft market and street food market. The area also has some good bars and restaurant. Recife´s better nighclubs are a short distance away. (R$?? Not Available) Rua Dos Navegantes 435, Boa Viagem (81) 3465 1532

Hotel Saveiro This hotel is in a good location two block from the beach. It is also well positioned for access to Shopping Center Recife, local bars, restaurants and cafes. Nighclubs are also all within easy reach. (R$ 80 Double) Avenida Conselheiro Aguiar 4670, Boa Viagem (81) 3326 6073.ntes, 435 – Boa ViagemR. Dos Navegantes, 435 – Boa Viagem

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