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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.

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

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Property highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Funchal, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5!


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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
8.3
Cleanliness
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Value for money
8.8
Location
9.5
Free Wifi
9.0
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Sean
    Spain Spain
    The staff was absolutely fantastic and helped me so much, I couldn’t have had a better experience because of them.
  • Andra
    Austria Austria
    Best hostel I've stayed in so far. It's abundantly clear that the staff REALLY thinks things through and goes above and beyond to provide comfort for the guests. -big lockers -big showers (women) and bathroom -spacious rooms -amazing...
  • Yuval
    Israel Israel
    The location and the price are great. Staff are very friendly

Area info

Restaurants
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, 8.3

Most popular amenities
  • Free Wifi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Aerobics
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
    Off-site
  • Beach
  • Water park
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • 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
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
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
General
  • 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
Accessibility
  • 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!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Check-out

From 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

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 will be charged as 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
Free

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

Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

License number: 45713/AL

FAQs about Santa Maria Hostel

  • Check-in at Santa Maria Hostel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • 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 is 2,300 feet from the center of Funchal. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Santa Maria Hostel has 1 restaurant:

    • Santa Mariaa

  • The nearest beach is 1,000 feet from Santa Maria Hostel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

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