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Individually decorated, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually decorated, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Business Services
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationFunchal Farmers Market4 min walk
    Popular LocationSe Cathedral10 min walk
    Popular LocationTown Square11 min walk
    AirportFunchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo)22 min drive
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  • Economy Twin Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsEconomy Twin Room
  • Family Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Large Twin Beds
    More detailsFamily Quadruple Room
  • Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Twin Beds
    More detailsTriple Room
  • Twin Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsTwin Room
  • Suite, Private Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 280 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuite, Private Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (1 Bed in a 8 Bed Dorm)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (1 Bed in a 8 Bed Dorm)

About this area


Located in Funchal, Santa Maria - Hostel is connected to a shopping center. Funchal Marina and Complexo Balnear do Lido are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Madeira Botanical Garden and Santa Cruz Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider CR7 Museum and Funchal-Monte Teleferico. Discover the area's wildlife on a nearby safari, or try your luck with game drives and game viewing. Guests appreciate the hostel's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Funchal Farmers Market - 4 min walk
  • Avenida do Mar - 6 min walk
  • Se Cathedral - 10 min walk
  • Town Square - 11 min walk
  • Funchal Marina - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportCristiano Ronaldo Airport (FNC) - 22 min drive


  • Peixaria Moderna — 1 min walk
  • Restaurante Do Forte — 3 min walk
  • A Bica — 4 min walk
  • Riso Risottoria del Mundo — 4 min walk
  • Barreirinha Bar Cafe — 5 min walk

About this property

Santa Maria - Hostel

Family-friendly hostel connected to a shopping center in Funchal with restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a microwave in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and laundry facilities are onsite. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and portable fans. Living rooms and showers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Santa Maria - Hostel offers 11 shared accommodations with portable fans and blackout drapes/curtains. These individually decorated accommodations have separate living rooms. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free nearby parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate living room
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)


  • ATM/banking services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens
  • Portable fan


  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower


  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Separate living room
  • Shared accommodations



Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 25.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Late check-in fee: EUR 10 for check-in after 10 PM

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Property Registration Number 45713/AL

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, and airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Santa Maria Hostel Funchal
Santa Maria Funchal
Santa Maria - Hostel Funchal
Santa Maria - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Santa Maria - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Funchal

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Santa Maria - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Santa Maria - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Santa Maria - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Santa Maria - Hostel?
As of Dec 2, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Santa Maria - Hostel on Dec 17, 2020 start from $51, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Santa Maria - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Santa Maria - Hostel?
There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at Santa Maria - Hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 10 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours, for a fee of EUR 10.
What time is check-out at Santa Maria - Hostel?
Check-out is at noon.
Does Santa Maria - Hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 25.00 per vehicle, roundtrip, applies.
Where is Santa Maria - Hostel located?
This family-friendly Funchal hostel is located on the boardwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Funchal-Monte Teleferico and Funchal Marina. CR7 Museum and Madeira Botanical Garden are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Fantastic Hostel in Excellent Location
Amazing hostel - exceeded my expectations with the nice building, friendly and helpful staff, fantastic breakfast and daily free cake!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

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It is a beautiful property and very well located in the old town. They also have a restaurant serving excelent food. They give a discount of 10% to guests of the hostel. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Historic old schoolhouse hostel in heart of town
Very unique historic old school building . Spacious ,very clean , outstanding service and extremely friendly staff great kitchen area You are right in the heart of the busy bar ,restaurant area . Great morning breakfast of all you can eat really beautiful garden
Stayed 10 nights in Jan 2019

3/5 Okay

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Location was great, however it was very difficult to sleep. The noise from the outside restaurant and bars kept us up all night. I did not get one good night sleep while staying here.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

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This was one of the most lovely places I have stayed. It is warm, friendly, in the the best part of town, close to the sea and beach front. The Rua Saint Maria comes alive at night, with door to door dinning and fun, and the hostel open straight into it. It’s easily accessable to town centre, busses, the cable car, museums and the botanical gardens. And best of all: cake! Freshly baked everyday, free for all just waiting to be eaten in the kitchen, looking out onto a beautiful courtyard area where you eat your breakfast. This is a lovely hostel, I would encourage anyone visiting this beautiful place to stay here.
Stayed 8 nights in Dec 2018

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