Le Penguin Hostel is located in the center of Faro. With a friendly staff, guests have access to laundry facilities and a sunny outdoor area. Free WiFi access is available. Guests can choose between a twin bedroom and dormitories which offer a cozy stay and a private locker. Bathroom facilities are shared and linen and towels are provided. At Le Penguin Hostel guests will find a shared lounge area with a TV. Guests can visit the great variety of restaurants that Faro has to offer including various international cuisine and traditional Portuguese. The hostel is 5.6 mi from Faro Beach and 0.9 mi away guests can take the ferry boat to the Desert Island. Faro Bus Station is a 12-minute walk away and the Train Station is 0.7 mi away. The Gambelas University is 3.7 mi away and Faro International Airport is a 10-minute drive.

This is our guests' favorite part of Faro, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip.

Le Penguin Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Apr 7, 2014

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Faro, this property has an excellent location score of 8.6!

Breakfast Info



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Room Type
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Faro
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  • Andrew
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very friendly staff very helpful made my holiday even better
  • Tessa
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff were incredibly friendly and were great at hosting events that made the stay enjoyable. While Faro was a sleepy pass-over stop for me, this ended up being a highlight of my trip.
  • Sefer
    was cozy place. staffs were friendly and clear. it was good place to socializing.
  • Olivia
    Good location, cozy atmosphere. Nice that breakfast is included.
  • Eloïse
    Very nice hostel, close to everything in Faro (less than 15min from the ferry going to the beach). Adorable team, very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean. Breakfast is included in the price, it's simple but tasty (eggs, cornflakes...)....
  • Del
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Chill out..slow lazy days Ie slow down off the stress of city life
  • Grace
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Stayed here for a third time and loved it - the perfect way to round off a short break on the Algarve. Sturdy and comfy bunk beds meant I had a great sleep. Nice outside area to meet the other guests, drink a beer or two and share a meal cooked...
  • Micfol69
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Friendly check in staff. The layout was cool, nice patio outside and bar.
  • Neslihan
    It is reasonable price and staff are very friendly
  • Ho
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Check in was easy. I requested a lower bunk and was given one. Everyone was friendly. Most were young volunteers. I was glad to have the use of the kitchen to steam some veggies. The grocery store was across the street.

Property questions and answers
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  • Is it possible entry in your hotel at 23:30 at night

    Good afternoon, Yes, we are able to process chek-in at that time of a day. Best regards, Le Penguin
    Answered on 4 October 2020
  • Hi, would you accept late check-in (after midnight) on September 10th/11th? Thank you!

    Good afternoon, You have nothing to worry about, we will be able to check You in at that time. Looking forward to meet You, Le Penguin.
    Answered on 4 October 2020
  • hi, is there a bus from te airport to your hostel? whats the price? how long does it take.thanks

    HI, there is a bus that stops 5 mins away from the hostel, number 16, but I,m not sure on the prices and it takes about 15 mins from the airport. cheers
    Answered on 11 October 2021
  • Is there air conditioning

    Through the summer each room is equipped with a fan and portable air-cooler.
    Answered on 26 May 2021
  • It's possible to arrive after midnight? Like 1am..

    Yes, we are able to arrange late Check-in.
    Answered on 11 July 2021
  • Trying to reserve Mon 27th to the 30th for 36€ but it only gives a fem room option. Do you have something for that price in a male or a mixed room?

    Didn't have anything at the time, cheers
    Answered on 28 December 2021
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Area info *

Amenities of Le Penguin Hostel

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Bar
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
  • Bar crawls
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Darts
  • Ping-pong
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Kids' pool
  • Beach umbrellas
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Portuguese

House rules

Le Penguin Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

Check-in is only possible for guests between 18 and 90 years old


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Discover JCB Cash Le Penguin Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Le Penguin Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

License number: 9142/14-AL179/14

FAQs about Le Penguin Hostel

  • Check-in at Le Penguin Hostel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Le Penguin Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment
    • Movie nights
    • Entertainment staff
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Bar crawls
    • Themed dinners

  • Guests staying at Le Penguin Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • The prices at Le Penguin Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Le Penguin Hostel is 2,150 feet from the center of Faro. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.