Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

5 days before arrival.

Additional Terms and Conditions

If necessary, on the arrival day, the person responsible for the group and the hostel manager will agree on terms of security deposits and other additional conditions.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel S. José is a sunny house and light-filled by day, with common areas for all guests, an area with Brazilian hammocks, and an outdoor terrace.

The house has 10 rooms, divided in double/twin and 4 people rooms, and also female/male dormitories with bunk beds. There is also a kitchen, fully equipped so you can prepare your meals. The entire property is covered by a WiFi, totally free.

Hostel S. José is located on Praia da Rocha, in Portimão less than 2 minutes' walk from the extensive beach, Praia da Rocha, one of the most beautiful beaches in Algarve. And close to other beautiful beaches in the area of Portimão. Near a variety of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which are located on the main avenue, also less than 2 min walk from the hostel. The Marina of Praia da Rocha is about 10 min walk from the hostel.
There is easy access to other tourist sites in the southwest of the Algarve, like Praia do Carvalho, Benagil, Alvor, Lagos and Sagres.

Hostel S. José Policies and Conditions:

Check-in from 15:00 to 20:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.
Breakfast not included.

No curfew.
Pet-friendly (private rooms only) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.0

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2018
    Great place to stay in Portimao. Has everything you would want for a hostel. Clean rooms, good WiFi, near the beach and supermarket, nice and chilled inside area with hammocks, table tennis and a big outside area too. Lovely staff were really helpful. 100% recommend!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2018
    This hostel is great. Lovely atmosphere, great location and spacious room/bathroom. The owner was very helpful. Definitely recommend it!
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Aug 2018
    Everything perfekt! They've even got a pingpong table. Unfortunately they gave us the wrong direction for the bus to Lagos. Except of this our stay has been terrific!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Aug 2018
    Loved it!! Great vibes, just 2 minutes walking to the beach, they lend you all you need to go the beach - towels, snorkel, beach tennis, everything! The owner is very nice and helped us to get around, showed us the best places to go. Great place would definitely stay again!
    Brazil, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    31 Jul 2018
    S.Jose hostel was great place to stay. You feel more like you're staying in small surfers inn than a hostel. Staff was very nice and disposable for everything. They have few adorable pets. Bunkbeds are a little noisy but nothing you cannot stand. The only remark I have is that lockers are very easy to open even though they are locked, but we were given some space with the lock in the "safe". I'd definitely stay there again.
    Serbia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    16 Jul 2018
    Great hostel! Nice people, great location and beautiful house
    Colombia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    19 Sep 2018
    They are good. The location is amazing, they are clean the facility is nice. The dogs are good but really early the noise is not good but okay. Next year they need to be more prepared to the festival if it happen otherwise in portimao.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    17 Sep 2018
    The place is nice, close to the beach and the main touristic road. I just found the staff quite unpresent, we met someone at the desk only once during a two nights stay, maybe we just were unlucky... Security is not excellent but anyway I found it a safe place. I liked the shelf with sun cream for free, since I had finished mine. There were a lot of mosquitoes at night, nets will be a good improvement though.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    30 Jul 2018
    The hostel itself was really nice, clean and the staff was very helpful. They washed our clothes for 5 euros and provided 2 towels for 4 euros. However, the rooms were too small for the amount of beds and the lock boxes they provide do not actually lock. One of the roommates even got money stolen out of her “lock” box. If you want to be close to the beach and don’t mind rowdy people outside all night then this place is for you.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 3.4


    04 Aug 2018
    This hostel has no vibe. It was hot Af and they had one fan for the whole room. They als kicked me out of the hostel and threatened to call the police because I went to the girls dorm to wake up girlfriend up (no other girls we’re in the dorm at the time as well). So safe to say it was one of my worst hostel experiences, I don’t recommend it
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Towels Not Included
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi