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Ale-Hop Albufeira Hostel Reviews

Rua 5 de Outubro, 23, Albufeira, Albufeira, Portugal

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73 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Located in the heart of the Old Town, Ale-Hop is literally 100m from the beach! Bathroom and kitchen were both cleaned daily and towels included in cost. Great stay!


Great location in the old town and just a short ride to the main strip. The rooms were very clean and had large storage under the beds. There is also a brilliant roof terrace!

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Amazing place, superb atmosphere, friendly staff, easy busy lemon squeeze.... !!!

  • 1st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


it was a really nice and clean hostel, but the staff was unfriendly and rude! they made us wait 15 minutes in their shop to look around and buy something. we didn't want to buy anything, we just wanted to check in!


very nice hostel


3rd time at Ale-Hop, would recommend this place and will be back. :)


Daniela was really nice and helpful.


+ Very clean room and all common area Comfortable bed and pillows Good kitchen Nice terrace Good location in the city center and near the beach - Incredibly tiny rooms A bit noisy at night No breakfast No lock for your locker


No lockers in rooms. Location is in a busy tourist trap above a shop whereupon the shop's customers are given preference in service, there are no facilities in the place, the staff are very busy some helpful, some entirely clueless, the atmosphere is great if you are stupid and just want to get drunk and be annoying. Overpriced for what you get and unclear directions on the website. I would avoid Albufeira altogether of you're a traveller. If you're a gormless tourist you'll love it. Horrible.


Friendly laid back environment. Couldnt get much sleep given its noisy type of guests, but would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great place in an excellent location! They also have free laundry!!

  • 23rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The only problem in this hostel is that their reception is inside the store, hey I'm all for multitasking but don't compromise service. So when the store is close and so is the reception, although they have a number provided that you can call when it's close.The ladies on the desk are helpful but they don't really have your undivided Attention because they have to serve people that wants to buy their merchandise. Ale-hop runs a store on the 1st floor, the hostel is on the 2nd and 3rd floor.


Nice hostel, perfect location, and good facilities. My storage drawer was broken but otherwise great hostel.


The hostel is really clean, tidy and safe. The ladies who work at the store under it are the receptionists, they're really friendly and will do anything to make you feel at home. The beach is at a 5 minute walk distance, just like the bars and clubs for the night. Wifi works really good throughout the whole hostel and the terrace was also amazing! The only thing we missed was breakfast, it would be perfect if we didn't have to worry about it. Other than that, no complaints. :)


Very well located. Less than 3 minutes walking to the beach. Near the bus/taxi stop. Close to the streets with pubs and clubs. It's safe and really clean and they have a good terrace.


Very good location! Staff menbers work in the shop, outside the hostel. Good rooftop!

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