Santa Maria - Hostel

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

Overview of Santa Maria - Hostel

Santa Maria - Hostel

2.0 star property
Family-friendly hostel with 1 bars, connected to a shopping center, near Funchal Marina

8.7/10 Fabulous

72 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Lounge area
  • Bar
Rua de Santa Maria 145, Funchal, 9060-291
Main amenities
  • 11 shared guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Bar/lounge
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Theme park shuttle
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle
  • Casino shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Living room
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Funchal
  • Funchal Marina - 11 min walk
  • CR7 Museum - 17 min walk
  • Madeira Botanical Garden - 22 min walk
  • Funchal Farmers Market - 1 min drive
  • Town Square - 7 min drive
  • Se Cathedral - 10 min drive
  • Madeira Casino - 10 min drive
  • Madeira Congress Center - 12 min drive
  • Complexo Balnear do Lido - 23 min drive
  • Madeira Stadium - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Airport (FNC) - 21 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Santa Maria - Hostel

Placing you 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Funchal Marina and 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from CR7 Museum, Santa Maria - Hostel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 25.00 per vehicle. Free WiFi is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and mountain biking. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.

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
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests staying in shared dormitories will be requested by the property to provide documentation of a complete a health declaration (PCR screening for COVID-19) issued within 72 hours before check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Internet
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Transfers
  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Offsite
  • Area shuttle*
  • Beach shuttle*
  • Shopping center shuttle*
  • Casino shuttle*
  • Theme park shuttle*

Other information

  • Other information
  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1914
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Portable fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Shared accommodations

Special features


Peixaria Moderna - This pub specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 25.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle and ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle service to the beach, casino, shopping center, and theme park is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-in between 6:00 PM and 9:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 10

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Property Registration Number 45713/AL

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

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

As solo traveler I stayed in the “Blue dormitory” where the old wooden floor is very noisy and the beds are very weak - you can feel every single movement of the person above or beyond you. It’s a big old house in historic centre of the city.
Daniel, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Sandro, 7-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic Hostel in Excellent Location
Amazing hostel - exceeded my expectations with the nice building, friendly and helpful staff, fantastic breakfast and daily free cake!
Jonathan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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
SCOTT, 10-night trip
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6/10 Good

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.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
Natalie, 8-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great value for money
Staying in a dorm in a hostel obviously wasn't going to be the same as staying in a 5star hotel but the hostel was clean and very friendly and there was a wonderful cake in the kitchen every day. Staying in a dorm is a great way to meet other travellers from all over the world. Only downside is that it can be noisy as it is on a street full of restaurants so worth purchasing earplugs from reception.
Del, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

It was pleasant to stay in Santa Maria.
friendly and helpful staff. great historical building on the vibrant street. noise from outside is the only downside.
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