€11 per night
€11 per night
Tarrafal's Meeting Point, Tarrafal, Cape Verde

Tarrafal's Meeting Point

Tarrafal, Cape Verde - Rua Dos Correios

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Description - Hostel

This is the first and only hostel in Tarrafal, Santiago, Cabo Verde. We have created an economic/eco-friendly space that is open and welcoming to people of all different backgrounds and cultures. We take pride in our sparkling clean rooms and personalized guest assistance. Tarrafal is the safest village on the island, boasting beautiful white and black sand beaches, mountains, a historical concentration camp, and humble people. Here at the hostel, you'll be able to meet and interact with both travelers and locals for a unique social experience. We are perfectly located in the center, right across from the municipal market where you can find fresh fish, produce, clothing, and other products. We are also footsteps from the Parque das Merendas (picnic park) where you can enjoy a big lunch for a small price (~2 euros). We can accommodate single travelers, families, or large groups up to 30 people. Prices start from 1200 escudos/night

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 30
  • Year built: 2017
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: €11

Quadruple Room-4 Triple Room-3 Triple Room-6
  • Check-in: 1:00pm
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Hostel amenities

This is a NO BUNK BED HOSTEL, all our spaces are clean and airy, the location is quiet but central. We have hot and cold water, Wi-Fi, and Netflix in our common TV area.

Beach Breakfast (extra charge) Children permitted Concierge Elevator/lift not available Gameroom Gay friendly Group services Historic site Laundry/valet service Linen included Multi-lingual staff No curfew Parking (free) Pets not allowed Smoking not permitted Smoking permitted Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free)

Room amenities

All private rooms have :   Memory Foam Mattress Toppers   Memory Foam Pillows   Study Desks with Lamps   Nightstands   Wardrobe Racks   High-Speed Wi-Fi Access

Backpacker facilities Cribs available Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Shared bathroom Showers without bath Television not available WIFI


Tarrafal is the safest village on the island, boasting beautiful white and black sand beaches, mountains, a historical concentration camp, and humble people. Although it is lacking a "city-like" feel
like Praia, there are plenty of things to do and see.

Points of interest
  • Campo Concentracao (historic concentration camp)-10 min walk
  • Mar Principal (main white sand beach)-4 min walk
  • Mar de Baixo (smaller public beach)-3 min walk
  • Pontu D'Atum (volcanic rock beach)-7 min walk
  • Kabana (surfer's beach)-8 min walk
  • Ribeira da Prata (black sand beach)-20 min walk

Food and drink
Eating out
Milli Nuite
Local cuisine, located behind the hostel
Parque Das Merendas
Serving breakfast and lunch for 200-250 cve a plate, located in front of the hostel
Santiago Lounge Bar Restaraunt
Eco-chic restaraunt serving various international dishes and cocktails with a young, hip vibe
Restaraunte Maracuja
Great local and french cuisine, 2 min walk from hostel
Restaraunte Buzios
Great local cuisine and live music, 2 min walk from hostel

Price details

€11 - 35 per night

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaVisa ElectronMasterCardAmerican ExpressDiscoverMaestro UK

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Rates normally stay the same but may be subject to change during the change of a touristic season. All reservations must be paid for, entirely, at the time of check-in. Refunds are not promised.

Breakfast is not included in the standard rate. It is an additional 300 CVE per person, per day. It is not provided on-site. It is provided across the street at the Parque das Merendas by a 3rd party vendor. The hostel is not held liable for the quality/service from this vendor. Breakfast is only refundable if not ordered.

Per the Ministerio de Turismo de Cabo Verde:
All Individuals (including nationals and residents) must pay 220 CVE per person, per night, in tourism tax. They will be subject to this tax for the first 10 consecutive days in the hostel. This tax is non-negotiable and highly monitored. It's already included in the prices below:

Additional Charges
•Check-Out By or Before 11 am: 0 CVE
•Check-Out Between 12 pm & 5 pm: 500 CVE
•Check-Out After 5 pm: additional standard room rate


Q. Are there any reservation cancellation fees ?

Unless you have already paid in advance for your rooms, there is no way we can physically collect a cancellation fee.

Cancellations made a day before check-in may qualify for a refund of any monies prepaid. This is subject to managment approval and not guaranteed.

If more than one room was reserved or the reservation date is during a holiday or festival timeframe, there is a higher chance that we will NOT refund you as we have suffered a greater risk by blocking rooms that most likely will not be reserved last-minute.

If you are a Cape Verdean resident who has cancelled with us in the past, we reserve the right to require a full-prepayment in order to guarantee your next reservation. If you cancel or fail to show once more, we will not refund any prepaid monies and may deny future reservation requests made by you.

Q. Do you require a security or damage deposit?

We normally do not require any damage deposits upfront. However, if we feel there is a higher risk of damage (for example, a large group of people, many small children, or stays during a festival timeframe) we may request a deposit. It will be returned as long as all of the hostel spaces are left in the same condition they were rented to you.

We may take a security deposit for any equipment we rent to you. Once the equipment is returned in the same condition it was rented, we will refund you this security deposit. If the item is damaged, lost, or stolen, you will be held responsible for any associated costs.

Q. May I invite other people to my room/dormitory ?

Only those who are listed on the reservation AND have appeared during the check-in period are allowed to stay in the hostel. If any other people are invited without the staff's consent, the hostel staff will remove everyone in violation, including those who have paid for the reservation. Any monies pre-paid will not be refunded. We take the safety and security of our guests very seriously. This policy is strictly monitored and enforced. There are absolutely no exceptions to this policy. Authorities may also be called if deemed necessary.

Location - Hostel

Rua Dos Correios
Tarrafal (Concelho do Tarrafal)
Cape Verde 

Latitude: 15.2768, Longitude: -23.7512

How to get there

We are located in the center of Tarrafal, in between the CV Movel and Farmacia Tarrafal, across from the Parque das Merendas and Mercado Municipal, near the Courthouse (Tribunal) and connected to the Post Office (Correios)

500 CVE per seat taken
Available only between 9:00 and 17:30
Walk, take a bus, or taxi to Sucupira, more specifically the "Paragem de Tarrafal"
From there, you will get in the van marked "Tarrafal" that is in the front of the line (closest to the rotunda). You will need to wait there until it is full (usually takes 0-45 minutes).

Once you leave, you will be on a 90 minute journey through the interior of Santiago passing through Assomada. Make sure you do not get off at Assomada (which is about half of the way). The way you know you are in Tarrafal is when the road changes from asphalt to a rocky road. The road material switches right about where the Tarrafal resistence musuem (concentration camp) is. At this point, tell the driver that you will be stopping at "Pontu D'Nkontru". If the driver is new, he may not know this location and you can further describe it as "Pensao, na riba de Asa Branca".

Starting at 5, 000-6, 000 CVE during the day and 7, 000-8, 000 during the night
Available anytime
Take a taxi from anywhere in Praia and tell them that you want to go to Tarrafal. Since many taxi drivers are not familiar with the hostel, once you get to Tarrafal, ask them to take you to the Correios (it's a red post office). The hostel is beside the post office. We're between CV Telecom and Farmacia Tarrafal, facing the Parque das Merendas and Mercado Municipal.

Nearest airport: RAI: 68 KM