The Santa Maria Hostel in Funchal, Madeira is a great place to stay for travelers who are looking for a budget-friendly, clean and comfortable place to stay. The hostel is located in the city center and offers easy access to local attractions and amenities. The hostel offers private and dorm rooms, all of which are equipped with comfortable beds, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.
There is a shared kitchen, where guests can cook their own meals, and there is also a communal lounge area with TV, games, and books. Other facilities include a laundry room, a terrace, and a 24-hour reception. The friendly staff can help with any questions, book trips, and provide tips on what to do in the area.
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 .