ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!

... with all the To-Do´ s and Don´ ts

Roof Terrace Chill Lounge
Roof Terrace Chill Lounge

 

Albufeira is known for its stunning beaches, parties and a summer full of sunshine and blue sky. 
It is a town in the Algarve, Portugal with the next airport in Faro about 30 min by car.


To get to our hostel via Faro Airport:
Transfer: www.shuttledirect.com (shared, direct from/to airport - hostel)
Bus: www.eva-bus.com (Faro main bus-station to Albufeira main bus-station 2 km from hostel)
Train: www.cp.pt (to Albufeira (Ferreiras) 7 km from the city centre and hostel)

If you are coming from Lisbon:
Bus: www.gipsyy.com (2 km from hostel)  / www.flixbus.pt (1 km from hostel)
Train: www.cp.pt (to Albufeira (Ferreiras) 7 km from the city centre and hostel)

 

Reception:

 

Our check-in starts at 15h00 (3 pm), but if you arrive in Albufeira earlier you can drop by and leave your bags with us for free. You can then enjoy the town and the beach until its time to check-in after 3 pm till and latest midnight.

Our check-out is until 11 am. In case you would like to leave your bags with us. We have a secure and free of charge storage for you. After check-out you no longer have the right to use the hostel facilities. In case you would like to use the hostel facilities after check-out you can do so for an additional 10 Euros until 23h00 (11 pm).

 

Facilities:

 

We have 7 shared dormitories total. Each guest has their own locker inside the dorm. For a 10 Euro refundable deposit, we offer a keyset with a main entrance key tag and a locker key. In case of loss or damage we keep the deposit to pay for copies.

Our bathrooms / showers / toilets are all shared and unisex.
We rent towels for 2 € and you can keep them until you check-out.
If you need to do your laundry. We wash them for you for 5 Euros per machine.

 

Our freshly renovated communal Kitchen
Our freshly renovated communal Kitchen

Our kitchen is fully equipped, ready to prepare your favourite meals. The kitchen is like all spaces shared with other guests, so please always keep the kitchen clean and tidy. Because of the current situation we ask our guests to cook one at the time and therefore keep it short so other have the opportunity to use the kitchen too. Please wash, dry and put your dishes away before you head out of the kitchen to eat. The next guest and our staff will thank you.

Cosy Patio with natural bougainvillea tree for some shade
Cosy Patio with natural bougainvillea tree for some shade

Common areas:

 

The hostel has a beautiful little patio to relax and make new friends, as well as a big roof terrace with a lounge, a bar with cold drinks to socialize before heading out to famous bars of Albufeira. As well as a big table to have breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

Our roof terrace closes midnight to avoid problems with our neighbours. Other common areas like the patio and living room are very close to the dorms, so hanging out and talking all night is not allowed so our guests can enjoy a quiet night and good sleep. The beach is a fantastic place to have your nightly conversations.

We sell beer, wine and ciders (no spirits) just to socialize, not to get drunk. It is forbidden to bring any alcoholic drinks into the hostel. You are not allowed to store your alcoholic beverages inside the fridge.

Beaches and Sightseeing:

The Orange Terrace Hostel is just 2 minutes walking distance away from the beach “Praia do Peneco” and 5 minutes away from the famous Fishermans beach “Praia dos Pescadores”, located in the old city centre of Albufeira.

Praia Peneco and Pescadores
Praia Peneco and Pescadores

The even more famous part of Albufeira “New Town” is located near the beach “Oura”. There you will find the biggest of our party streets “The Strip”. For all the party people.

Most travel guides talk about the scenery beach of Falesia. Stunning red cliffs as a backdrop of a kilometres long beach that goes all the way to Vilamoura. You can get there by car (15 min. Drive), bus or Uber.

For me the most stunning beaches are all to the west in short distance to Albufeira. It starts with Arrifes, São Rafael, Coelha, Evaristo, Castelo and Galé and many many other beaches in between. The best way to get to know them is by walking along the coast and get lost in all the different cliff formations and caves along the way.

At São Rafael beach you can rent a Kayak, Stand-up-Paddle or do Coasteering to see the most beautiful cliff formations with caves and tunnels to go through and find hidden beaches with our partners at SUP Albufeira. Book with us at the reception.

From the Marina de Albufeira you can take one of the boat trips to see the Caves, Dolphins or do Parasailing. You can also book this with us.

At Praia da Galé just 10 min drive away you can go for a surf and enjoy an amazing sunset.

We also have our own favorite little secret beach that we would love to show you during your stay.

Other must-see beaches in the Algarve:

Praia da Marinha (ca. 20 min. Drive)

Benagil Cave & Beach (20 min. Drive)
Praia do Carvalho (ca. 25 min. Drive)
Portimão: Praia dos Tres Irmãos (35 min. Drive)
Lagos: Praia da Dona Ana, Camilo e Ponta da Piedade (45 min. Drive)

If you have any questions while you are here, just ask one of us and we will be happy to help out and give advice. We hope to see you soon to enjoy an amazing summer!

Your OTH Team!