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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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Hear what others have to say.

  •   Unik oplevelse med en masse små positive overraskelser.

    thumb Michael
    July 16, 2024

      O autocarro está super adaptado para famílias com crianças tanto no interior como no exterior. De miúdos a graúdos vivemos uma experiência inesquecível, desde o dormir num autocarro vintage, assar... read more

    thumb Nikolay
    July 11, 2024

      What an amazing project! Ricardo is really passionate about what he does. This is evident in all the little details that made our stay memorable. We loved the freshly made... read more

    thumb Karolina
    July 8, 2024

      Unique and lovely place to stay. Relaxing pool area with Bluetooth speakers for music. Extremely clean and the hosts are so sweet. Fresh bread in the morning, jam and... read more

    thumb Barbara
    July 6, 2024
  •   Bardzo ciekawe niespotykane miejsce, szczególnie do gustu przypadło dzieciom. Polecam.

    thumb Mariusz
    July 3, 2024

      Este alojamento é maravilhoso, superou as nossas expetativas. Muito criativo e original. O espaço interior muito bem renovado e com imensa atenção ao detalhe e funcionalidade. o espaço exterior é... read more

    thumb Tania
    June 30, 2024

      Location particolare, vecchio bus sistemato ad ok, con cura dei particolari… fuori semplice ma tutto al posto giusto, chicca la vasca ricavata da una botte con acqua calda

    thumb Fla
    June 23, 2024

      The Camping Bus was perfect. Ricardo and his family have put a lot of thought into every piece of the bus and the overall experience. the place is exactly like... read more

    thumb Janet
    June 21, 2024
  •   We've stayed at many Airbnbs and hotels, very rarely have we seen such great attention to detail and amenities provided. Ricardo was a great host, always available and very attentive.... read more

    thumb Daniel
    June 17, 2024

      A estadia foi otima e fomos muito bem recebidos. Os pequenos pormenores são muito apreciados: pãozinho fresco, filhozes, o jacuzzi, etc.
    Gostámos muito.

    thumb Maria
    June 15, 2024

      Tal como tinha visto pelos comentários anteriores, desde a reserva, todas as questões que coloquei, os pormenores incríveis que nos fazem não só adorar todo o conceito e a... read more

    thumb Joana
    June 12, 2024

      Ricardo was a wonderful host, everything was made with details.
    The Bus was so lovely, clean and so beautiful. The best camping of all times! Well done Ricardo.

    Tivemos... read more

    thumb Diogo
    June 10, 2024
  •   Ricardo was a wonderful host, everything was made with so much love. The Bus was so lovely, cosy, clean. We got a nice welcome-package with food, oil, everything you need.... read more

    thumb Richard
    June 8, 2024

      Amazing place, loved every minute, one of the best stays we have had.
    Fresh bread delivered every morning from the host! Best bread had before!

    thumb Thomas
    May 25, 2024

      There are no words to describe Ricardo’s place. His family did such a great job in creating this magical place. Now they are great at being hosts. They provide home... read more

    thumb Maria
    May 22, 2024

      Que experiência maravilhosa!!
    Um alojamento que nos leva a dar asas ao nosso imaginário, que estava impecavelmente limpo com todos os pormenores para que não faltasse nada na nossa... read more

    thumb Luísa
    May 20, 2024
  •   Ricardo has amazing hospitality and the little extras make a big difference. The place is very clean and enjoyable. My hubby loved the bed and the pillows!

    thumb Cynthia
    May 18, 2024

      Der Bus ist ein Kunstwerk. Ein grosses Kompliment an Ricardo und an seinen Vater.
    Wir wurden mit vielen kleinen Aufmerksamkeiten überrascht, die Unterkunft war blitzsauber und einfach wunderschön. Wir haben... read more

    thumb Rebecca
    May 16, 2024

      Ricardo has created a beautiful place to receive visitors. The bus is just as beautiful as in the pictures. Our kids loved the pool and the playground and sleeping in... read more

    thumb Joanne
    May 10, 2024

      Don't let this opportunity pass you by! Whether you're traveling as a couple or with kids, this experience is truly a once-in-a-lifetime must-do! It comes with my highest recommendation. Ricardo... read more

    thumb Ruben
    May 8, 2024

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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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