Best Hostels in Madeira and Funchal for Backpackers and Solo Travellers

Madeira is an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean and also an autonomous region of Portugal. It's made up of two populated islands, Madiera and Porto Santo as well as several unpopulated islands. There is a mild climate throughout the year, making this a popular tourist destination year around.

Funchal is the capital city on the island of Madeira. It's located in the southern part of the island between Santa Cruz and Camara de Lobos. It's also one of the most beautiful cities in the country.

There are some decent accommodation options throughout the island and in Funchal. There are a handful of good hostels that are affordable and conveniently located. Prices during the winter low season can drop significantly but Christmas is a peak time to visit and prices can climb again during the holidays.
How much do hostels in Funchal cost?
Average Dorm Price $22 ($15 to $32)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $47 ($27 to $70)

A good hostel for solo travellers and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $24.18
Private Room: $21.99
Overall Rating: 87%
Rua de Santa Maria 145, Funchal , Funchal Portugal
Santa Maria Hostel is a unique option in Funchal because it's actually located in what was once an elementary school. The building has been fully renovated but it still has some interesting characteristics such as tall walls and wooden floors. The hostel has a large common area that is furnished with large sofas, armchairs, and a television. This is a nice place to relax and meet other travelers. If you want a quiet place to hang out, there's a mezzanine and reading area upstairs. There's also free wi-fi available throughout the building. Behind the hostel there is a nice outdoor space with lounge furniture. This is the perfect space to enjoy the island's pleasant climate.

The hostel has a variety of amenities available for guests including a fully kitchen and dining area. Breakfast is served every morning and included in the price of the room. There's also an on-site restaurant and bar that is quite good.

The staff at the hostel are wonderful and friendly. They can help you with any travel information that you might need. The hostel has private twin rooms as well as dorms that sleep four or eight people. The bathrooms are large and modern and hot water is available all day. Dorms have bunk beds, security lockers, reading lights, and power outlets.

A good hostel for budget travellers and backpackers.

Dorm Bed: $14.94
Private Room: $13.69
Overall Rating: 82%
Rua do Lazareto 148 , Funchal Portugal
Phil's Haven is another good option for budget travelers and backpackers to Funchal. It's located about five minutes from the old town and is accessible to many of the town's top tourist attractions although at times it can feel a bit removed and some places can be a bit of a walk. It's best to decide what your priority is, price or location.

This hostel has a large patio that is surrounded by interesting fruit trees and many guests enjoy hanging out on. There's also a full shared kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals. The hostel has a variety of amenities available including free breakfast, wi-fi, travel information, discounts and coupons, cable television, and board games. The staff are wonderful and can help you with transportation, tour bookings, and restaurant recommendations.

This hostel has private twin and double rooms. There are also six bed dorms available. If you're looking for an affordable and friendly place to stay, then this is a good option.

A good hostel for solo travellers and backpackers.

Rua da Alf�ndega, 113 , Funchal Portugal
Residencial Zarco is located in the heart of Funchal's historic area. It has a nice view of the ocean and is near many of the town's top sights including museums, shops, and restaurants. There are plenty of activities nearby and the main bus station is also close by. From there you can catch buses that go all over the island. This is an affordable hostel in an excellent location, but the rooms can seem a bit dark and small. The staff are friendly and helpful though, and they'll do their best to ensure that your stay goes as smoothly as possible.

The hostel has 21 rooms that each have their own private bathroom, a direct dial telephone, and cable television. There's a reception desk that's open 24 hours a day and the rooms are cleaned daily. Breakfast is served every morning for a small fee and there is laundry service available.

The hostel has single, twin, double, and three bed private rooms.
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