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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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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, DVD lounge, comfy beds, hot & powerful showers, fully-stocked sports bar, beer garden, internet cafe, bike rental, laundry facilities and free 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 delicious buffet breakfast every morning (just becuase we care) & 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. We will be showing all 2018 World Cup Football Games live on our Big Screen TV this year. Give yourself a night off from cooking and join us for our legendary Pizza Night (Mondays) and BBQ Night (Wednesdays).

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 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.

'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 9.6

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 May 2019
    Clean, tidy hostel with a great, relaxed atmosphere and wonderful staff who go above and beyond to make you feel at home.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 May 2019
    I loved this place. Lots of character. The owners and staff world travelers and go out of their way to make your visit the best it can be! Breakfast is fantastic.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 May 2019
    I had an amazing stay at the Paintshop! The staff were lovely, as was my room and the common spaces. The breakfast options were fantastic, and so were the cooking staples (eg. Oils, spices, pasta, etc) available for all meals. If ever back in Figueira da Foz I would stay here again! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Apr 2019
    We enjoyed a fabulous stay and thanks to Kirk for going way above and beyond. What a great guy! A visit with Kirk is reason enough to return. And what a fun spot. Although the building shows the character of its age, the owners and staff have clearly embraced the personality and artistically created and fun vibe. Great hangout spaces make it truly homey. For rest, adventure, or a smart choice for economic accommodations - highly recommended!
    Canada, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2018
    Great staff! Lovely atmosphere :)
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2018
    A truly incredible place! Right from the beginning the staff make you feel welcome and at home. There's a great little patio and bar with cheap drinks, and the rooms are nice and comfortable. You can rent a bike to get to the beach or do an amazing route up through the mountains. Breakfast is really good, with fresh fruit, eggs, toasties, etc. I would suggest getting a 6-bed dorm rather than a 4-bed, as they're bigger and have windows. Overall it's an amazing place to stay, especially alone!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2018
    The Paintshop hostel is not a hostel, it rather feels like visiting your friend's home. All of the staff and the owners are super kind and warmly welcome you :) There is an indoor and outdoor lounge area as well as a big kitchen. Everything is very clean and the breakfast is huge for a hostel! Highly recommended :)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 May 2019
    Staff go above and beyond. Awesome place to stay. We felt very welcomed and at home. Comfortable beds.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    24 Jul 2018
    Really cool atmosphere, everyone immediately introduced themselves to me as soon as I entered a room! I only stayed here for one night though, so I can't say too much. I did think the walk to both the beach and supermarket was quite long, but maybe I just didn't know enough about the city.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    17 May 2019
    the staff was two awesome dudes. however they should not be responsible for cleaning and washong sheets. i think the hostel owners cut corners here and dont really hire proper cleaning staff. when you do that it is easy to get bed bugs and ruin trips!
    USA, Male, 25-30
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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
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 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
  • Wii