Nature Adventure
Serra da Estrela


GPS 40º18'38,98''N | 7º33'2,31''W

Estrada Nacional 339
Penhas da Saúde
Serra da Estrela,
6201-909 Covilhã,

T. (+351) 275 335 375 / 961 112 200

How to get there

From Lisboa (Lisbon): Expresso (Sete Rios), towards Covilhã - Taxi/Cab to the Hostel (approximately10km away).
From Faro: Take the bus to Lisboa (Lisbon), catch the bus to Covilhã -Taxi/Cab to the Hostel

From Lisboa (Lisbon): In the direction of Covilhã (the Intercidades (Inter-City Train) has a direct connection. With all others you need to change trains) - Taxi/Cab to the Hostel
From Oporto: In the direction of Guarda (on some services you may need to change trains) at Guarda catch the Train to Covilhã - Taxi/Cab to the Hostel.
From Faro: To Lisboa (Lisbon) (Estação do Oriente) (Oriente Train Station) - Train to Covilhã - Taxi/Cab

Covilhã Taxi Rank T.: 351 275 323 653

From Lisboa (Lisbon): Head towards Oporto on the A1 – at the Torres Novas Interchange exit on to the A23 in the direction of Guarda – at the Covilhã Sul Interchange exit in the direction of Serra da Estrela - at Penhas da Saúde follow signs to Pousada de Juventude (Youth Hostel)
From Oporto: take the A1 towards Lisboa (Lisbon) - exit: Albergaria, in the direction of the A25 Guarda – at Guarda Sul exit and head towards theA23 in the direction of Covilhã – exit at the Covilhã Sul Interchange and head towards Serra da Estrela
From Faro: take the Via do Infante to Albufeira – get onto the A2 to Lisboa (Lisbon) - A1 heading towards Oporto – at the Torres Novas Interchange exit onto the A23 in the direction of Guarda – exit at the Covilhã Sul Interchange – follow directions to Serra da Estrela, and then on to Penhas da Saúde.
Alternative Option: IP2,which takes you through the Alentejo Interior, to the A23, close to Portalegre head towards Covilhã.


We have various types of rooms and services available, suitable for all our guests, either travelling individually or in groups.

Open 24 hours
Reception schedule: 08h00 to 24h00

Meals available for groups of 15 or more people, with a minimum 3-day advance reservation.
Lunch / Dinner - 8,00€
Buffet Lunch - 6,00€

Close to you

Castelo Branco




At 1520 metres altitude, the Serra da Estrela Youth Hostel is at the summit of the mountain range in the Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela (Serra da Estrela Natural Park). Can you imagine the view, especially in winter when the mountain slopes are painted white!

Well, this is actually the best time to visit us, it is perfect for doing Winter sports such as Skiing, Snowboarding or Snow painting - a kind of Paintball.

But because there’s absolutely nothing missing for you at all, you have the chance to be in the snow even in Summer thanks to the artificial synthetic ski slope, you will find in Manteigas!  

Walking is also an excellent choice for adventure seekers, seeing that there are over 300 km of signposted trails in this this mountain area, some of which start very close to the Hostel.

If you are a connoisseur of Portuguese regional cuisine, then you have come to the right place. There are true delicacies such as the famous bread, Serra da Estrela cheese, the chorizo sausage, ​​and the honey, among many other mountain delights!

It is best not to wait for Winter before coming here!


Capacity and Facilities | We have a total of 163 beds
Double bedrooms with WC
Double bedrooms with WC adapted for disabled
Rustic double bedrooms with WC
Private room 4-bed
Multiple bedrooms with 8 beds
Multiple bedrooms with 12 beds

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