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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Casa da Madalena Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

License number: 36852/AL
Casa da Madalena is an independently owned backpackers hostel in a newly rebuilt, authentic, Portuguese house nestled on the southern Iberian coastline. The hostel is located in the 200-year-old historic district in the city of Faro, the capital of the Algarve, and is the closest hostel to the bus stations. Both the bus stations and train station are located on Avenida da Republica, which is just minutes by foot.

Casa da Madalena has been voted a 'Top Ranking Hostel' in 2017, 2018, and 2019 by Bookings.com and HostelWorld. We are also 'Le Routard' and 'Trip Advisor' certified.

Our hostel staff is made up of friendly and helpful seasoned travelers. As experienced travelers, we speak many different languages, respect budget-friendly travel, and personify the ideals behind independent backpacking hostels. We take care of our space and treat it with love to foster amazing communities for single travelers to stay in.

At Casa da Madalena, our welcomed guests can expect 24-hour service, no matter the need. We are here to greet and welcome you, provide you with information about local activities, make suggestions for dining and nightlife, assist you with maps and planning local trips, provide you with bus and train schedules, and answer all of your questions during your stay. Our reception will also make sure that fun and lively music keeps playing during the day.

Upon arriving, you will be welcomed, and immediately feel at home, in our cozy, Bohemian-style atmosphere. We will show you to your rooms, each of which contains accouterments that will make your stay most enjoyable and relaxing.

All of our bedrooms are spacious and come complete with fresh linens, reading lights, and lockers. Each bathroom has a walk-in shower, towels, toilet, sink, and hand soap.

Cleanliness is of the utmost priority at Casa da Madalena, which is why we will always make sure you find the community's areas clean and tidy.

In the morning, enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea on our rooftop terrace, which overlooks the historic city and dawning sun, and take in the seaside air and map out your travels for the day.

Savor homemade pancakes served hot off the grill and topped with melted butter and jams.
We serve our breakfasts at our family-style table, where you can expect a positive atmosphere with chill, relaxing, morning music. Muesli is also available as a complement to your pancakes or for a lighter start to your day.

During the day we recommend that you indulge in the joys of sunshine, beaches, island exploring, and biking in the Natural Park. Just offshore, you can travel to a lagoon filled with colorful birds and mazes of waterways between the islands. At Casa da Madalena, we also rent bikes to our guests. They are perfect for getting around the city, riding to the beach, or exploring the beauty of the natural park under the sunshine of the Algarve. Should you want to relax instead, the hostel respects the Portuguese tradition of music-free siesta hours in the afternoon.

Before dinner, as the sun softens to meet the sea, we suggest you sip a drink and enjoy a sunset scene from our rooftop terrace. The views are unbeatable as you look out to the colorful marina and marvel at the setting sun, watch the birds land on the boats, or reminisce of times gone by while viewing historic rooftops and cobblestone streets.

Faro also offers many bars and restaurants that serve a variety of traditional, Portuguese dishes and great seafood. Because of our central location, you can easily walk to some of the best seafood restaurants, bars, and cafes. And after dinner, we recommend you stroll through the ancient walls of the well-preserved historic district and engage in the lively nightlife.

If going out is not for you, then we recommend you enjoy our rooftop terrace, take in the nightlights of the city, savor a nightcap, and feel the canopy of the stars overhead as you relax in one of the many hammocks laid out on the roof. The rooftop is also the perfect place to enjoy the good company of other travelers and plan your trip and activities for the next day.

At Casa da Madalena, we strive to create a relaxing, enjoyable, and fun atmosphere for our guests and discourage activities that run counter to that goal. We are not a party hostel and appreciate our guests abiding by our rules and helping foster the community that we have worked so hard to create. With that being said, we do have a lot of fun and encourage our guests to do the same!

With the onset of COVID-19, Casa da Madalena is taking every precaution to keep you, our family, and staff safe. We are following the strict guidelines put forth by the Portuguese Health Ministry. Travellers must have at least one of the following documents: a certificate of complete vaccination against the coronavirus (COVID-19), a recent negative PCR test or a recent proof of recovery, to stay at our property. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.9

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Jun 2022
    stayed for only one night but wished it was more!!
    Singapore, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jun 2022
    Such an amazing hostel! The staff are incredible, the location is great, and the dorms are very comfy :)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jun 2022
    one of my favorite hostels i’ve stayed at! wonderful staff, delicious breakfast, and a great place for meeting other backpackers
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 May 2022
    Staff was amazing!! So nice and so helpful, the hostel itself was also beautiful, the terrasse upstairs with the hammocks was great, and the breakfast was soooo good and also great that it was included. Overall amazing i will 100% book again if im back in Faro
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 May 2022
    Lovely staff, very clean and nice, private bathrooms. Located just across the main bus and train station. Great stay! And the pancakes were delicious!
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 May 2022
    I stayed at the hostel with my friend and we both loved it. The staff is so lovely and the hostel is clean and provides everything you might need! The location is great too. We especially loved the breakfasts, which included delicious pancakes each morning:) Overall, I can’r recommend it enough - definitely a must stay if you’re in Faro!
    Poland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 May 2022
    This hostel has my highest recommendation. My experience at this hotel was outstanding; the location is excellent, the staff were terrific, and I enjoyed learning about the hostel's history. It will be great to have pancakes at a top hostel when I return.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 May 2022
    Nice place. Had cheaper linens than most hostels and it was incredibly hot as it didn’t have air conditioning. I think most people come (and stay here) for the free pancakes and the warm ambiance the staff creates.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 May 2022
    This was the first hostel that I had ever stayed in and I absolutely loved it! The hammocks on the terrace were so relaxing and a place for everyone to sit and chat. Adrian, Ana, Omar and Gino were all amazing and so friendly. The pancakes also tasted amazing!! Would recommend this hostel for the atmosphere, would definitely go back.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    18 May 2022
    Cozy hostel! Notice that the breakfast is not until 9.30 so if you need to be leaving before that the price is a bit salty. Otherwise definitely worth of stay
    Finland, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


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