A City, a Fortress... a Home

Wherever you come from, you’re welcome.

If you’re looking for some rest in a family environment, you’ve come to the right place. We know how spectacular Minho is, so we invite you to explore the Fortress, local shops and everything the city of Valença has to offer.

We are specialized in your rest. Our dormitories have been created to offer you the best comfort. Our guests can enjoy the ecological design and enjoy the services available throughout the Hostel.

Come and stay with us!

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Here is where you can prepare meals, eat and enjoy yourself as in your own home.

Take advantage of the full range of appliances we have available for your personal use.


Common space to listen to music, watch TV, read or simply rest in the company of others.

Take advantage of our Winery to enjoy a glass of wine, coffee or tea.


We all know the value of a morning booster before proceeding with your adventure, either on the Way to Santiago de Compostela or to your next destination.


Here you will find rest, peace and a well-deserved sleep.

We have chosen the best viscoelastic mattresses for your comfort and blackout curtains for greater privacy.


Absolute Empfehlung! Top sauber, bequeme Betten mit sauberer Bettwäsche und Vorhängen, kleines aber tolles Frühstück. Das Hostel insgesamt ist super schön hergerichtet. Man fühlt sich direkt wohl!


Hostel Bulwark is small lovely new hostel in Valença. You will feel like in spa, nice music, beautifull place, great relaxing smell, even nicer like in hotels, it is very nicely furnitured, like picture from magazine, staff is very kind and helpfull, nice breakfast included, towel and slippers for everyone, always fresh lemonade and you are just in historical centre of Valença, bridge to Spain is just 5 minutes by walk from this lovely place. Recomend to everyone ❤️
Everything was great, if I go to Valença again, I would love to stay there again.


Tutto: ovviamente la sapiente ristrutturazione, i materiali usati, i piccoli accorgimenti (finalmente ganci per appendere le cose in abbondanza), e i grandi accorgimenti (proibito portare le scarpe e gli zaini nelle camere), la biancheria che profuma di pulito, le tendine per potersi chiudere nell’alcova, i bagni perfetti, il vasellame della prima colazione. Bon mi fermo!


Inmejorable. Volveré seguro!
Descubri este Hostel por casualidad. Es maravilloso, no hay otra forma de decirlo. A estrenar cuando llegué; un local moderno e intimista, muy organizado y limpio. Exploran perfectamente el concepto de Sleeping Box con lo cual pude descansar perfectamente. El salón es muy bonito, con una música ambiente que invita a la convivencia (elegante) con los demás huespedes. Situado en la fortaleza, la zona histórica del acojedor pueblo de Valença. Volveré fijo y repetiré local. Muy recomendable.


I thought it was impossible to sleep through the night on the camino. It isnt! Hostel Bulwark provides the tired pilgrim with EVERYTHING!!! SOFT and amazing bed, real pillows, privacy and its so, so, so very clean! Breakfast was super!!!! Bread, butter, jam, fruit, orange juice, coffee – good quality. Not the cheap toast and butter version. The concept works: small space wisely used. Every detail works. It was my absolute best night on the camino – slept like a baby, entirely happy. Thank you for providing me with this oasis of an hostel and all the hugs and smiles. Gave me so much! Keep up the good energy and work!!! This could easily become a “must stay place” in Valenca!


Hartelijke ontvangst. Het is zeer schoon. Erg fijn dat de stapelbedden een eigen verduisteringsgordijn hebben. Heel goede bedden met superzacht dekbed. Ruime locker voor je spullen. En de locatie is perfect!
Het ontbijt is erg karig. Naast koffie en jus d’orange is er alleen wat stokbrood, en toastjes met jam.


Tolles neues Hostel mit Top Lage und Top Personal

 Ein netter Empfang mit Limonade. Noch recht neues Hostel mitten in der Altstadt (Festung). Die beiden Damen waren sehr hilfsbereit. Man konnte sie jederzeit ansprechen. Dank ihnen konnte ich am nächsten Tag auch wieder auf dem Camino laufen! Das Frühstück wurde nett hergerichtet (Buffet). Nutzung der Waschmaschine und Trockner waren kostenlos. Schließfächer für den Rucksack ausserhalb des Schlafsaales mit Schloss. Saubere sanitäre Anlagen.


Atenciosos, prestativos e muito limpos.
A atenção dos colaboradores. Gostei muito da maneira com que atendem aos hóspedes. Tudo o que se pergunta respondem com rapidez. Gostei muito da limpeza. Tudo impecavelmente limpo e organizado.


Alles war super!! Tolles sauberes Hostel! Ganz neu!! Liebes Personal. Sehr familiär!! Alles tip top!!


A cama é espacosa. Quarto bem climatizado, chuveiro espacoso e com agua sempre bem quente. Um staff atencioso. Espaco agradavel para relaxar. Espaco envolvente bem cuidado e aprazivel.


Ungewöhnlich Ausstattung. Tolles Konzept. Sehr freundlich.


Já estou a pensar na próxima visita, de preferência com companhia.
O pequeno almoço foi uma surpresa pela simplicidade e frescura. Localizado bem no centro da fortaleza de Valença, mas recatado o suficiente das ruas mais movimentadas.


The location is great. The hostel is brand new and clean. Beds are comfortable and big.


Excellent place to stay.
Everything about this stay was wonderful. It is a brand new hostel, so the facilitators are exceptional. Best of all, the owners are very kind and helpful. I slept the best here, of all the nights I walked the Camino! It was air conditioned and cool, with great pillows.


Excellent hostel with a bit of much needed luxury along the Camino. Very clean, brilliant location!
Home made lemonade in arrival and exceptionally clean comfortable beds. Felt like a hotel!


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