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Ale-Hop Albufeira Hostel Reviews

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

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53 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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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!


Very good! Nice terrace, perfect location


The hostel was in a great location right outside the heart of Albufeira. It was a 5 minute walk to the beach or to restaurants/bars/etc. The rooms were cleaned daily and the bathrooms were well kept.




It is only new so everything is in great condition and the place was spotless. It is a great location in the old town but it was quiet in the dorm..The owner Joao was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hostel and stay there again if I was in the area.

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