12 Hostels in Faro, Portugal

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Faro, Portugal. You can choose from 12 Faro hostels. In total, there are 46 cheap places to stay in Faro such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $12 for a dorm.

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Faro Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Faro, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Faro


(Le Penguin Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Faro


(Wax Hostel is the best rated)

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Faro for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Faro for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Faro? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Faro alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Faro. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Faro (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Faro. To help you make friends with Faro before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Faro is the main city of Algarve, the most southern region of Portugal. It is a very popular destination for Northern European travelers who appreciate the sunny weather and laid-back beach lifestyle in a country that, for Europe's standards, won't leave your pocket empty by the end of the trip.

Not only is the Algarve coast extensive and a great doorway into the Mediterranean Sea -- Faro's beach itself extends for several kilometers -- but this region also offers other delights in the shape of small seaside towns that are great to explore, Algarvian cuisine (naturally based mainly on seafood), and Portugal's most popular destination for golfing.

There are a few Faro hostels downtown. This is a great city to be used as point of entry to the Algarve region and, sometimes, even to the South of Spain, which can be reached by road in a couple of hours. Base yourself in Faro if you wish you surf the southern coast of Portugal or meet fellow English-speaking travelers. Young groups of friends (Portuguese and foreign) are very common during summer months, while the off-season gets busy mainly with retired tourists and couples who have bought villas in this region to enjoy the relaxed lifestyle and comparatively affordable prices. With so many tourists and long-term foreigners living in Faro, you are sure to make friends and interact with people who speak English and even German. 

Faro's nightlight is vibrant, with a variety of hang-outs mainly in the old part of town, getting busier during summer months. During the day, enjoying drinks at the several bars by the beach is sure to be fun! This is arguably Portugal's beach life at its best!

Written by local enthusiast for Faro hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Faro hostels zararock

Other Nearby Cities
Olhao Olhao (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Estói Estói (9 Km / 6 mi.)
Almancil Almancil (12 Km / 7 mi.)
Loulé Loulé (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Fuzeta Fuzeta (17 Km / 10 mi.)
Quarteira Quarteira (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Vilamoura Vilamoura (17 Km / 11 mi.)

FAQ about Faro Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Faro. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Faro. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Faro Hostels

A hostel in Faro costs on average $24 for a dorm. A hostel in Faro with private rooms costs on average $87.

Hostelz.com shows all 12 Hostels in Faro. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Faroway Hostel is the best hostel in Faro for families.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 12 hostels in Faro, Portugal. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Faro such as

  • 6 hotels
  • 13 guesthouses
  • 15 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Faro.

Wax Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Faro.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Faro - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Faro

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Faro and Portugal.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Faro