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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 accommodations, 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 11 mi from Madeira International Airport, and a chargeable airport shuttle is available. The Funchal Sé Cathedral is within 10 minutes’ walking.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Funchal, this property has an excellent location score of 9.4!


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
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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Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site
  • Santa Mariaa
    • Cuisine
      Portuguese • Sushi • Local • International
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan
Amenities of Santa Maria Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2
Most popular amenities
Free WiFi
Airport shuttle
Family rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Daily housekeeping
Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Aerobics
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Beach
  • Water park
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Evening entertainment
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Dining area
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & 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
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    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!


From 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM


From 8:00 AM to 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 of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

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

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

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

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

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform Santa Maria 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.

This property is located in a busy area so guests might experience some noise.

License number: 45713/AL

FAQs about Santa Maria Hostel

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

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Evening entertainment
    • Water park
    • Horseback riding
    • Walking tours
    • Aerobics
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Beach
    • Bike tours
    • Tour or class about local culture

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

  • Santa Maria Hostel has 1 restaurant:

    • Santa Mariaa

  • Check-in at Santa Maria Hostel is from 1:30 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Santa Maria Hostel is 2,300 feet from the center of Funchal.

  • The nearest beach is 1,000 feet from Santa Maria Hostel.