Accommodation in Portuguese

You’re tired of traveling and need a place to sleep, but how do you ask for a hotel in Portuguese? In this lesson you’ll learn how to ask for different types of hotels, a hostel or a camping ground?

Once you’ve got a recommendation for good accommodation in Portuguese, you’ll also find out how to find transport to get there…

Pronouncing accommodation in Portuguese

Asking for accommodation

Types of accommodation

If you prefer other types of accommodation...

The word motel has a different connotation in Brazil. Motels in Brazil are actually short-stay hotels that allow people privacy for "romantic" encounters. You will see signs advertising these Motels in many different places around town and along the inter-State roads, but they are not the same as hotels and inns. So, please be advised that if you want a quiet, family-friendly place to rest and spend your holidays, do not ask directions to a motel! 

Asking for Directions

Once you have decided where to stay, you need to find out how to get there.

A taxi ride can be quite expensive in Brazil, so you might want to get an idea of the price before you hop in. Here are some important words and phrases for you to remember.

Well, that’s it for now. I hope you found that helpful.

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