Madeira will have this year its first hostel , Santa Maria is the name of the first hostel in Madeira has planned opening in early May 2014 . Santa Maria because it is located across the street from Santa Maria in the old part of Funchal , in a listed building that is being recovered . This hostel will have a restaurant and bar and have a capacity of 50 beds , including dormitories , double rooms and suites and is intended to be an alternative to traditional accommodation in town. The phenomenon of the hostel , although this likely to be the first on the island of Madeira , in Portugal is not that curiously has received prestigious international awards in these tourist developments . Interestingly , the most awarded hostel in the world is Portuguese and is located in downtown Lisbon , Lisbon is home , which has five distinctions , among whom are the second best hostel in Europe .
This hostel due to open in May 2014 in the city center of Funchal
What are hostels ?
The hostels are a particular kind of different from other accommodation such as hotels , motels or bed & breakfasts . The most important feature is that your planning is done so that people find themselves in the usual places such as the living and the living rooms and rest . A hostel is in particular a meeting place and is ideal for meeting people . The atmosphere is very nice and fun , where you can enjoy a good time . All hostels in the network are governed by quality standards such as : Welcome , Comfort , Security , Privacy , Cleanliness . For its special type of hosting , the hostels are able to offer cheap prices and above all , offer a friendly environment where communication and camaraderie among guests are the protagonists . A unique atmosphere that is hard to describe to people who have never done ” hostelling ” and will have to try to understand the overall size . In a hostel you will find a wide choice of private rooms ( double ) and shared bedrooms , furnished with several beds and wardrobes to store your belongings securely . Bathrooms can be found within the rooms or be external – always separated by sex. Also exisem hostels that provide facilities for groups and families .