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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancelation policy is 2 weeks before arrival. After that period we will charge 50 % of the total amount.

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Rich & Poor Hostel Albufeira

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

Our house, belonging to one of the oldest families in Albufeira, is located in the heart of the Old town de 'Baixa' and was completely remodeled in 2017 in order to offer our guests the standards of comfort possible. We love tradition in order to transmit this to our guests. The building consists of 3 floors with several dormitories. In the ground floor you will find our reception and our beautiful Café Mané, where you can have a wonderful breakfast ( not included ) in the morning with homemade, biological and natural products or a snack during the day. ( Our Café is not open the whole year ) Our hostel is located only 5 minute from the main beach Praia dos Pescadores. The vibrant city centre with its bars, stores and restaurants is as well just 5 minutes away. Just vis-á-vis you will find the city bus (GIRO) stop 'Albufeira Central', which is connected to the entire town.There is also a central taxi station just around the corner. An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including hiking along our unique coasts or by participating on a spectacular surf session in one of our beautiful beaches or day trips to other nearby villages and cities. The hostel is 600 metres from Old Town Square, 250 metres from Fisherman's Beach and 1,5 km from Albufeira Marina. Faro Airport is 46 km away. Albufeira City Center is a great choice for travellers interested in restaurants, food and nightlife. We are looking forward to welcome you! Rich & Poor Policies and Conditions: All the guests including their group members must bring and show one of the following the proper Covid documents required by the government at the moment the Check-in. - EU Digital COVID Certificate or a similar DIGITAL vaccination proof is obligatory in our Hostel (Independently from the measure and restrictions ) and; - Depending on the rules of the government possible other documents which the guest is responsible for. - Without vaccination certificate it is not possible to stay in our Hostel !!! - Sign and agree with our hostel contract which you receive via e-mail. ( We are not a party hostel !!! ) Check in from 13:30 h till max. 20:00 h ( Guest must indicate the exact arrival time till max. 24 hours before arrival day ) Check out from till max. 11:30 h Check-out before 10:00 h works with key deposit. Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property may pre-authorize your credit card before arrival. Extra fee on CARD payments! Taxes included. Breakfast not included. General: No curfew. 14756/AL View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    21 May 2022
    Very good location! Chill atmosphere and helpful staff!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Oct 2021
    This hostel is in a beautiful location. The staff member that helped me was very kind. The facilities are clean and nice. There isn't a common area outside of the kitchen, which is a bummer if you want to be social, but I happened to be the only one in the hostel at the time so that didn't really matter. It met my needs quite nicely and I'd recommend staying here.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 May 2022
    Absolutely loved the Rich and Poor hostel. Staff was lovely and super helpful, the rooms were clean and the overall experience was great. However, if you like to get good nights sleep, I do not recommend. The hostel is on a very busy street where people party until sunrise. For my friend and I, it wasn’t a problem as we came to Albufeira to “party”. So, even if the hostel offers great services, you should consider that you won’t be sleeping a whole lot before booking your stay there.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 Oct 2021
    Rich & Poor is NOT a party hostel at all, but located in a town which is very much a party destination. I was the only guest in the hostel one night, so I had a room to myself but didn’t have the chance to meet and hang out with other travelers. The hostel contacted me beforehand to schedule an exact arrival time, I couldn’t figure out why they needed to know until I arrived and realized there was nobody else there. Excellent location in the heart of Albufeira, helpful recommendations from staff
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    26 May 2022
    The hostel is in a very central location, close to the centre. The rooms are spacious and clean. There are not many common areas apart from the kitchen with 2 tables. At night there is noise from the neighbouring bars, which can be disturbing.
    Italy, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    01 Oct 2021
    The guy on reception was very friendly! The hostel rooms were clean and comfortable, showers not the best but ok. I didn’t see anyone at all during my stay at the hostel! So if you want to socialise then maybe not the one. Kinda pricey but so is everywhere in Albufeira! A pleasant stay overall :)
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    10 Sep 2021
    Great location, close to both the beach and bars and restaurants in the old town. I'm guessing during high season is a very popular hostel to stay, however it was empty during my stay. In terms of pricing I did find it on the higher end for what they had to offer, however it would be great if you're staying with a group of people.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Apr 2022
    Great location, staff is helpful and kind! If you’re looking for a vibe though, that’s not the place. No common area, no terrasse, no community. Good if you’re looking for the basic stuff: a bed, a shower, a kitchen (barely used as I could saw) that would do!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Nov 2021
    Absolutely NO environment what so ever. No organized activities or breakfasts or virtually anything. No common area only an awkward cafe at the bottom. Reception was rarely there. Felt like a ghost town. They also would not let me check in unless I told them a day before exactly what time I would be arriving… That’s a bit weird considering that travelling is always hard to pin down to a certain time and reception should be accommodating to that.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    30 Mar 2022
    They had very specific covid restrictions that were more stringent than anywhere else I’ve been. They were vague in the property description, and staff were impolite and insinuated that I hadn’t read them when I asked for clarifications. They required a specific arrival time for check in which had to be provided 24 hours in advance, and this was annoying as travel plans can change, and we felt limited in what we were able to do because we had to be at the checkin at 7, not before or after.
    Netherlands, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi