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Deep in the depths of the Portuguese countryside, in a town named Arrabal, lies this enchanting, charming, picturesque locale.
A special accommodation designed down to the last detail around an innovative concept, it whisks you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to enjoy some leisure, peace, and rest.
This double-decker bus promises to provide you with a memorable journey without you having to move an inch.

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leiria

beaches

batalha
monastery

alcobaça
monastery

vale
do lapedo

n. 18 arrabal
leiria, portugal

vale
maior

sanctuary
of fátima

come
with us

This trip promises …

“Worse than not finishing
a trip is never starting.”

Amyr Klink

2019 was the year in which a retro bus from the 60s was turned into a home.

Meet the Marcelino family!
A welcoming, close-knit, involved, generous, creative, energetic family who are excellent hosts, among other things. They’re who’s in charge. The family’s passion for restoration and hosting led to them setting out to create a unique accommodation in 2017.
Finding an old local bus for sale was the last piece of the puzzle to make the dream come true. Restoring it themselves, they parked it on the family farm, marking the beginning of this beautiful project. 2019 was the year of recognition and growth.
Being ranked among the best accommodation options and made an Airbnb Plus listing served as proof that they were on the right track. Thanks to the family’s daring nature, despite the scepticism of some and spurred on by the belief of others, they have made Arrabal, in the municipality of Leiria, an attractive, internationally renowned tourist site.

The Camping Bus is surrounded by orange, fig, chestnut, and walnut trees and overlooks a grove of olive trees over which the first floor provides pleasant views. The Camping Bus is surrounded by orange, fig, chestnut, and walnut trees and overlooks a grove of olive trees over which the first floor provides pleasant views. It is also equipped with several outdoor attractions: an outdoor pool, jacuzzi, garden, vegetable patch with a range of vegetables available to guests, a terrace with a barbecue and 8-seater table, a fireplace for chillier nights, a hammock from which to listen to birdsong on sunny afternoons, or even your favourite playlist thanks to a Bluetooth ambient sound system, and bicycles waiting to be taken out.

An immersive experience in nature.

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  •   Incrível, superou as nossas expectativas! Já tínhamos o local na nossa lista de desejos, e foi uma experiência incrível. O Ricardo foi sempre atencioso, comunicativo e receptivo, uma excelente pessoa!... read more

    thumb Jessica
    January 22, 2024

      Amamos nos hospedar com o Ricardo. Apesar de estar um dia chuvoso, fomos recebidos com uma recepção calorosa e o ofurô quentinho. O lugar é encantador, e se nota o... read more

    thumb Andreia
    January 18, 2024

      Hands down one of the best (if not THE best) AirBnb experience I’ve had. Ricardo was friendly and welcoming, great to communicate with. Although we didn’t meet any of his... read more

    thumb Jessica
    January 14, 2024

      Muito acolhedor e atencioso. Experiência incrível e diferenciadora! O jacuzzi foi a cereja no topo do bolo!

    thumb Francisco
    January 1, 2024
  •   Embarquei nesta viagem com dois adolescentes que levavam as expetativas muito altas pelo conceito que apresentava.
    Eles adoraram e eu igualmente! 5*.
    Local calmo, anfitrião bastante disponível, instalações super confortáveis,... read more

    thumb Patrícia
    December 30, 2023

      Que viagem maravilhosa!
    Obrigada Ricardo e família pela hospitalidade, superou as nossas expectativas. Desde os pormenores dentro do autocarro ao pão fresco deixado todas as manhãs. Muito jogos de cartas... read more

    thumb Rita
    December 25, 2023

      Foi incrível! O espaço é maravilhoso! Super limpo e mesmo bem equipado. A cozinha tem tudo o que é preciso e mais um pouco. A receção foi ótima! Os anfitriões... read more

    thumb Carla
    December 22, 2023

      Superbe expérience!!! Atypique... le bus est très bien aménagé et confortable.
    Tous les équipements sont un vrai plus : bain nordique, brasero, hamac...
    C était vraiment super. ... read more

    thumb Aurélie
    December 20, 2023
  •   Fomos muito bem recebidos pelo Ricardo e família estava tudo cinco estrelas recomendamos .

    thumb Joaquim
    December 17, 2023

      Ricardo’s place is amazing. It felt like we had stepped onto a Christmas movie set and the warm welcome we received from Ricardo and his family was wonderful. They have... read more

    thumb Rebecca
    December 15, 2023

      O espaço/facilidades correspondiam exatamente ao que foi anunciado e o Ricardo foi sempre super disponível e todas as manhãs juntamente com o pequeno-almoço tínhamos pequeno miminhos.

    A flexibilidade tanto... read more

    thumb Catarina
    December 11, 2023

      We had a great time. Ricardo looked after us well, and delivered great service with extra surprises! The kids had a great time in bus, jungle gym and hot tub.... read more

    thumb Peter
    December 3, 2023
  •   Foi pena poderem ser apenas 2 noites, é um espaço diferente e os miúdos adoraram, toda a família sempre disponível para o que fosse preciso e ainda tínhamos uns minos... read more

    thumb Gonçalo
    November 21, 2023

      Highly recommend this stay! My friend and I have been to many airbnbs in our travels and this is one of our absolute favorites. The hosts are so kind and... read more

    thumb Alyssa
    November 19, 2023

      Tudo, desde a pré-recepção até ao check-out, superou as expectativas. Não incluído na descrição está o factor humano - a disponibilidade e simpatia do anfitrião Ricardo, atento a todos os... read more

    thumb João
    November 17, 2023

      Spectacular stay, this place was absolutely perfect for our family of four with two small kids! In fact, I'm struggling to convey how strongly I feel about this Airbnb...... read more

    thumb Barrett
    November 14, 2023
  •   Amazing. Ricardo is a super host.
    Everything about the experience was perfect. The attention to detail, the personal touch, if you have the
    opportunity come and stay in... read more

    thumb Vitaliano & Nara
    November 12, 2023

      El mejor anfitrión del mundo. Cuidó todos los detalles, incluyó sorpresas. la estancia perfecta. todo muy limpio, original. fuimos con un bebé y nos puso hasta trona. gracias. unas vacaciones... read more

    thumb Adriana
    October 31, 2023

      As we enjoyed Ricardo's BUS so much, this time the stay was a gift for my collaborator, Claudia, and her family. They absolutely loved it. If you want to surprise... read more

    thumb Laura
    October 29, 2023

      What a phenomenal place! We stayed as a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) and we loved every minute. Such a unique stay and a wonderful welcoming family.... read more

    thumb Ellen
    October 27, 2023

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The most original getaway of the year

https://www.nit.pt/fora-de-casa/turismos-rurais-e-hoteis/a-escapadinha-mais-original-do-ano-dormir-num-autocarro-retro-dos-anos-60-em-leiria
The most original getaway of the year 1178 830 Camping bus
Camping bus wins Airbnb Plus badge. 1920 1080 Camping bus

Camping bus wins Airbnb Plus badge.

In July 2019 we won the Plus badge. The accommodation has been checked by a quality control inspection visit to…

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The Very Best Airbnbs in Portugal – Top Picks for 2023 1280 852 Camping bus

The Very Best Airbnbs in Portugal – Top Picks for 2023

In January 2021 Camping Bus was listed in the best Portugal airbnb on the Wander-Lush page. Emily is the writer,…

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