Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Funchal, Portugal. You can choose from 6 Funchal hostels. In total, there are 32 cheap places to stay in Funchal such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.
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 Funchal, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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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.
Travelling on your own to Funchal? 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 Funchal alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Funchal. 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.
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 Funchal. To help you make friends with Funchal before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Funchal is the capital of the beautiful island Madeira in Portugal, with a Mediterranean climate that is very inviting for tourism all year. Funchal is well known for its good food, Madeira wine, nature, and an amazing nightlife. During the day you can enjoy the sun and beaches, and at night you can have a lot of fun in bars and discos located in the city center. Funchal is a very touristic and cosmopolitan/modern city, full of good restaurants, shops, cafes, bars, and discos, but you'll also find some evidence of the past and history of the city -- you will find interesting museums, monuments and gardens to visit.
Funchal is also very known and appreciated for New Years Eve -- the main attraction is the big fireworks at midnight that becomes even more amazing because of the landscape surrounding, and the fun after in bars and discos that sometimes lasts until noon the next day. The atmosphere in Funchal allows you to relax during the day in a beach or in a esplanade, eat some "lapas" (typical sea food in Madeira), and party with your friends all night drinking the typical drink "poncha" (a spirit drink in lime or passionfruit flavor).
If you have more than a few days of vacation, it's worth renting a car and visiting the surroundings. The island has a lot to offer depending what you are looking for -- if you like walking/trekking, there are a lot of walks that you can do (easy to moderate), with beautiful waterfalls, mountains, and astonishing landscapes; if you prefer more relaxing activities, there are a lot of beautiful beaches and small villages that deserve a visit like Porto Moniz (with beautiful, natural swimming pools), Machico, Pico do Areeiro, and Ribeira Brava.
There are a lot of offers for accommodation, but not so many hostels in Funchal; be sure that you book in advance. Funchal hostels are usually really small places and locally owned.
Written by local enthusiast for Funchal hostels Grace
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Funchal. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Funchal. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Funchal 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:
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.