Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 2 weeks prior to 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

If cancelled up to 3 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled or modified later, 50 percent of the total price of the reservation will be charged. In case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

Additional Terms and Conditions

One child under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. All rates with breakfast included.

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

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

Set in a former elementary school, the building has been completely renovated, retaining its original features and recovering the features typical Madeiran construction with box roofs and wood beams.
The tall walls were maintained as well as part of the original tile and wooden floors.
It is modernly equipped and decorated in an upscale / casual style , offering a comfortable and high quality stay.

The rooms range from private (Ensuites and Twins ) to dormitories for eight people, complete with access to large and modern bathrooms and hot showers 24 hours.
We do have a female dormitory and mixed dormitory, being equipped with bunk beds designed to provide maximum comfort with integrated lockers, individual reading lights and electrical outlets.
Access to rooms is insured by electronic cards.
Bed linen is included and there is also the possibility to rent towels and laundry service on request .

The Santa Maria Hostel has a large common living room with comfortable sofas, armchairs and TV.
Upstairs a mezzanine with puffs and reading area will allow you to relax or use the free Wi - Fi Internet access, that is also available throughout the building.
In the rear of the building, an outdoor area with lounge furniture allows you to enjoy the mild climate of the island.

Also available is a fully equipped kitchen with dining area where guests can cook and eat their meals.
Breakfast is not included in the room rate and you can also enjoy a meal or drink on the ground floors restaurant or bar.
Our team is always available to help, providing all kind of information and support you need to make your experience in Madeira unique.


If cancelled up to 3 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled or modified later, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged. In case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

Check in from 13:30 until 18:00
Late check-in will be charged an extra fee of 10â'¬, as an alternative to this extra charge, we can leave at the reception an envelope, with the keys and directions to your room.
Please inform us of your decision, in order to organize your arrival.

Customer must send a message informing the check-in time

Check out before 12:00.

Please note that for guests with reservations for the dormitory rooms, a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result is mandatory to check-in to this property.
Room cleaning must be requested at reception.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.
Child friendly.
Non smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2022
    Good staff . Great location . Very accomodating and nice ! Not a party hostel which is good . On the street it’s loud at night but by midnight or earlier it’s quiet . Staff r lovely !
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2022
    There was nothing to complain about our time at the hostel. The rooms and generally the whole hostel was very clean and nicely decorated. The kitchen has everything you need and there is also a small garden! The staff was extremely nice and helpful.
    France, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Feb 2020
    This was an excellent hostel with friendly, professional staff, good facilities - self-catering kitchen with free cake provided each day (nice!) - and excellent continental breakfast. The hostel is situated in a busy street - pedestrianised - full of cafes/restaurants, so no shortage of eating places! Only downside - can be a bit noisy if you're in a dorm that overlooks the street/rock cafe opposite; there were a couple of nights it didn't quieten down untill 2am. However, loved my stay here!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    26 Jul 2021
    Excellent location (in the middle of the old town in Funchal). The staff were very kind, pleasant and patient to any need or request Hoghly recommand to stay there.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Jul 2022
    Convenient hostel in a artistic neighborhood. The hostel has everything you'd need when visiting. Reception was great about arranging my late night arrival, and helping me choose some paid tours. I met good people here despite a less than ideal layout. The kitchen is hard to find, upper floor and near the back of the building. The rooms have lockers but I wasn't a fan of how the room furniture was set up. A solid hostel option in Funchal.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    16 Jun 2022
    This hostel was right on the middle of the action and opens on to a street full of restaurants. A little noisy at night but easily fixed with ear plugs.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    16 Nov 2019
    Was surprised that there was no kitchen or a communial living room without reception. The breakfast is adequate for the value for money!! The location is perfect!!
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    24 May 2021
    Amazing location, charming place in an ancient school. Unfortunately, the lack of central common area or communal activities makes it hard for me to like this hostel very much. It was more of a convenient dorm place. I still would consider it again for this reason.
    France, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Towels Not Included
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi