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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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.


Paintshop Hostel

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Paintshop Hostel is the 1ST and BEST hostel in Figueira da Foz (as voted by guests), created by Backpackers for Backpackers.

Recently voted in the Top 8 Hostels in Portugal and Top 20 Hostels in Europe (Buzzfeed 2017) we've got everything you need for a comfortable and fun stay on this popular Atlantic surf & seaside resort. We're proud to offer guests a fully equipped kitchen, free continental breakfast, DVD lounge, comfy beds, hot & powerful showers, fully-stocked private Sports Bar showing ALL the EURO 2021 football matches this year, beer garden, internet cafe, bike rental, laundry facilities and free street parking. The Paintshop Hostel has become well-known for its friendly welcome, laid back atmosphere, relaxed and homely vibe, excellent facilities and easy access to the local surf and night spots!

Close to all the restaurants, nightlife, casino, and Europe's widest beach, Figueira da Foz is the perfect place to break the journey between Porto and Lisbon. Lovingly created with the Traveller and Surfer in mind, the Paintshop Hostel offers great value accommodation with a choice of private rooms and mixed dorms. All prices include free breakfast every morning & free WiFi!

The Paintshop Bar and Beer Garden is private for our guests and a great place to kick back after a long day at the beach and make new friends.
if you're lucky you might even time it right to join one of our famous Pizza or BBQ evenings.

If you feel like staying in and relaxing we have heaps of DVDs, free popcorn, and satellite TV. We have an internet cafe where you can surf the net, charge your iPod, upload your photos, print your boarding passes and plan the rest of your travels. There's a pool table in the hostel too and a book grab a book to take to the beach or for any long journey ahead.

Figueira da Foz is a Surfers Paradise - with uncrowded beaches and surf breaks along the Silver Coast. Here at the Paintshop Hostel we provide surfboard & wetsuit rentals for our guests and we can organise surf lessons with qualified local surf instructors.

Warning - 1 night will not be long enough!!

PLEASE NOTE: We do not have credit card facility at the Paintshop. Free street-parking is available and cannot be pre-booked (please ask on arrival).

'Absolutely everything has been wonderful from the lovely welcome to the personal lift to the train station at the end of our stay. From the big things like good internet and amazing pillows + showers, to the little things like remembering everyone's names' - Anna and Ashley (Australia)

'Loved the laid back atmosphere, the surf and the Super Bock! Also cheers for all the where to eat and drink ideas. Will definitely be back' Tim and Andrea (Germany)

'A piece of home from home - you'll find it difficult to leave' - Emma (Australia)

'This good value option offers shiny new facilities...' Lonely Planet View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2022
    my time at the Paintshop Hostel one of the most enjoyable hostel experiences i’ve had. the atmosphere and staff was delightful. the kitchen/common area was conducive for meeting people, cooking meals together, and having an overall lovely time. Thank you Debbie and Steve for everything.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2022
    It was a wonderfull stay. People were super friendly and welcoming, amazing breakfast, staff always available, comfortable stay.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Jun 2022
    If I could give paintshop more than 10/10 I would. Staff were great, vibes great, and super cute rooms. I want to go back!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2022
    Can't say a single bad word about this place, awesome staff, awesome facility and the best time. Will be going back for sure 🐱
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2021
    5 stars out of 5, we had an amazing time here! The room was nice, the staff was wonderful and we hope to come back one day :) THANK YOU Special thanks to Debby, Steve and her crew who made us feel very very welcome and gave us soo many tips around figueira da foz. PS: Ben was the best! Cheers and many hugs THE Dutch couple
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2021
    The best hostel in the area! The staff were so kind and helpful, gave me a safe place for my surfboard, a place for wetsuit and even let me take a shower after check out when I came back from a surf session. The breakfast is great - cereal, eggs, bread, cheese, ham, butter, jam and hot/cold drinks. The room was clean, decorated and welcoming. Before we left the staff invited us to join them for lunch which was tasty, so nice of them! We left the hostel sorry we could not stay longer!
    Israel, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2021
    This hostel was awesome. We had such an amazing time there. Beds were comfortable, everything was super clean, breakfast was delicious and staff were super helpful and nice. The whole atmosphere was very relaxed. Thank you guys for everything!
    Slovenia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Aug 2021
    We really enjoyed our stay at this cozy and chill hostel. Everyone was super friendly and made sure we had a good stay - thank you to Ben, Sara and the rest of the amazing staff. At this lovely place everyone fits in so I would recommend for both solo travelers, couples and families who likes a social and happy vibe.
    Denmark, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    26 Jun 2022
    Good place, has everything you need plus free breakfast
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    08 Oct 2021
    Brilliant Ben keeps the place going…owners are lovely too. Wonderful Surf themed Hostel. If ever in Foz, surely I’ll only stay @paintshop.
    England, Female, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii