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Located within a traditional and historical building in Funchal old town, Santa Maria Hostel is a boutique hostel featuring a vintage-style décor. The hostel offers a restaurant with an excellent variety of both international and local cuisine.

Ranging from dorms to private accommodation, each unit at the Santa Maria is decorated with attention to detail in a very colorful way. Dorm rooms have lockers, individual reading lights and access to shared bathroom facilities. Extra bed is necessary to request to the Hostel.

Guests can use a fully equipped kitchen to prepare their meals. The restaurant on the ground floor serves a variety of meals based on fish, from sushi to the freshly caught fish.

A mezzanine floor encloses the lounge area, with a reading nook, a flat-screen TV and sofas. There is also an outdoor seating area, where guests are welcome to relax. The central location of Santa Maria means guests are a few steps from the lively bar street, and a cable car can also be found within walking distance.

Santa Maria Hostel is 10.6 miles from Madeira International Airport, and a chargeable airport shuttle is available. The Funchal Sé Cathedral is within 10 minutes’ walking.

This is our guests' favourite part of Funchal, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Santa Maria Hostel has been welcoming guests since 3 Jun 2014.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Funchal, this property has an excellent location score of 9.4


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Room type
2 single beds
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beach
  • Almirante Reis Beach

    7.3 Good beach
    150 yards from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Do the rooms with a private bath also have a private toilet in the room?
    Yes, it have.
    Answered on 30 December 2019
  • Do you have planned events or activities?
    Answered on 9 March 2020
  • Do I need to bring my own sheets? Best regards Annica Hessler
    Hello, No, you don´t need to bring your own sheets. Best Regards Rúben Freitas Hostel Santa Maria Team
    Answered on 30 December 2019
  • How many beds is in the 4 beds female dorms? As on the photo is 8 of them, while the room name suggest 4 beds. Thank you, Jana
    Hello Jana, with the new uptade there is only 4 beds in the female dorm.
    Answered on 16 August 2021
  • Are the dormitories still shared between groups given the current Covid circumstances? Cheers!
    Due to restrictions on this date 25-03-2021 the dorms are closed. When we open it , will be at half the capacity, and it will be mandatory to present..
    Answered on 25 March 2021
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Property surroundings *
1 restaurant on site

    Santa Mariaa

    Cuisine: Portuguese, Sushi, Local, International

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of Santa Maria Hostel
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Aerobics Off-site Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Beach
  • Water park Off-site Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment Additional charge
  • Snorkelling Additional charge
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Additional charge
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Games room
  • Fishing Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Lockers
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Strollers
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

House rules

Santa Maria Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!


13:30 - 18:00


08:00 - 12:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Santa Maria Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that for stays of 3 or more nights in the Economic Twin Room, Twin Room with Shared Bathroom and Triple Room with Shared Bathroom, towels are free of charge. For stays of less than 3 nights or for guests staying in the Dormitory Rooms, towels have an extra cost of EUR 3.

Please be advised that room cleaning must be requested at reception. For room cleaning all objects and belongings must be put away and beds unencumbered so we can change the bedding.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

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

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform Santa Maria Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property is located in a busy area and guests may experience noise.

License number: 45713/AL

FAQs about Santa Maria Hostel

  • Santa Maria Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Games room
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Evening entertainment
    • Water park
    • Horse riding
    • Walking tours
    • Aerobics
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Beach
    • Bike tours
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • Check-in at Santa Maria Hostel is from 13:30, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Santa Maria Hostel by:

    • Taxi 15min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 20min

  • The prices at Santa Maria Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The nearest beach is just 350 yards from Santa Maria Hostel.

  • Santa Maria Hostel is 750 yards from the centre of Funchal.

  • Santa Maria Hostel has 1 restaurant:

    • Santa Mariaa