THE GOOD We stayed in Faro to break up our trip from Lisbon to Seville. This location is a stone's throw from the bus and train stations. It's a nice walk to the Main Street for restaurants and views of its castle. The staff was very friendly. They offer a free breakfast in the morning of toast, cheese, ham and juices. THE BAD: The beds were hospital-stiff. The hostel is off the main road, so it was extremely noisy. With the door shut for quiet, it was super hot. No fan/AC. Hard to sleep.
The staff was unreachable when we arrived. She said HostelWorld did not inform her since it was a same-day booking. Not acceptable when you're alone with luggage for 2 hours, and if a same-day booking is available online. The place was in a great location: it was a holiday in Lisbon, and even with all the celebrations, there was no noise. Just a downhill walk to downtown (though get ready to climb back home). Bed was comfy, amenities great. But my charger converter sparked and broke! Careful!
A perfect warm welcome for our first stay in Europe. Staff speaks Spanish and English (and more) and were very friendly and helpful. Our room had no view, but we could crack a window. The room had a sink and shower, which we liked, and there were two bathrooms to share in each hallway. Free tea and munchies, location was perfect. Would recommend to anyone!