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The Paintshop Hostel

Rua da Clemencia, 9, Figueira da Foz 3080-117, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This is a special place. Stayed for a week's surfcamp in 2010. The surf was awesome, Figueira da Foz is beautiful and The Paintshop is one in a million. Steve, Debbie and Andy go out of their way to make your stay a happy one and between them create a place with a fantastic atmosphere - a real home from... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Stayed at The Paintshop in 2011, very different to any hostel I had stayed in before and had more of a feel of a hotel...Debbie and Steve (Cubey) will do anything to make your stay a good one!! It is a very clean friendly service that is offered at a more than reasonable price..there are plenty of organised activities should... More

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I stayed at the Paintshop for a week in 2010, was amazed at the warm welcome and chilled vibe. I've stayed in hostels all over but none like this. Clean, tidy, friendly and very reasonably priced! I went back for 2 weeks in 2012 as the place had left such an impression on me. The staff make you feel at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

This place is awesome I have been the last three years in a row. The first year I went with a group of friends on a surfing holiday but we had so much fun in and out the hostel didn't make it surfing once! But the last 3 times I've been have always made it out on the surf. The... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

He would be this one. It's laid back, yet professional, cool, yet reliable, and beautiful, yet practical. Debbie and Steve are wonderful hosts and assist you wherever and whenever you need. However unlike Keanu, they are fonts of all knowledge and are always happy to give you a few good pointers and local's only tips about what to do in... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is not a hostel, its service is more like a five star hotel, nothing is a problem, to Debbie and Steve the owners, I have stayed here twice, and I noticed that most, of the guests staying where repeat guests, having enjoyed there stay, so much before, for even more luxury they have two rooms en-suite upstairs, at a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I have stayed here 3 times, I love this hostel and I would recommend it to anyone. The people are really friendly and the atmosphere is so relaxed. The bedrooms are clean and tidy, I've stayed in the twin room and the 4 bed and 6 bed dorm rooms too. The bathrooms are clean and the showers are warm and... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I've stayed at the Paintshop in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and have had a wicked time each time. I am a worldwide traveller and this is the best hostel I have stayed in. Debbie and Steve and the rest of the staff are friendly and welcoming and have a great knowledge of the local area and links with locals to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The paintshop is an amazing hostel and experience. Debs and Steve make sure that your stay memorable and fun, they are really helpful and know what makes an amazing hostel. When we were there we had a BBQ, homemade pizza, pub crawl, surfing...the list goes on. It is clean, warm, friendly and a great place to stay! Breakfast was also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Just stayed at the paintshop for the second time and I'm already planning the next trip! The owners,steve and Debbie can't do enough for you and the hostel gets it just right; if you want to chill its super relaxed,if you want to party you can have a great time.theres a great mix of people passing through-bikers,surfers,inter railers,backpackers and the... More

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Address: Rua da Clemencia, 9, Figueira da Foz 3080-117, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Coimbra District > Figueira da Foz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
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ThThe Paintshop Hostel is Figueira da Foz's 1ST and BEST international Backpackers, located in a traditional Portuguese town house, lovingly created with the Traveller and Surfer in mind! A stone's throw from the bars, clubs, casino and blue flag beaches of Portugal's popular Atlantic surfing resort. We offer cosy private rooms and 2, 4 or 6 bed dorms with FREE BREAKFAST & INTERNET/WIFI. You can cater for yourselves in our well-equipped kitchen or leave the cooking to us on our weekly BBQ and Pizza Nights whilst you relax in the courtyard with a cold Superbock or Cocktail from our private bar.Feeling adventurous? Let us organise surf lessons or equipment rental for you, or horse-ride and cycle through the beautiful local landscape. Prefer kayaking along the Mondego River, no problem! If the only work on your mind is working on your suntan then relax at the nearby beach or swimming pool.Whatever your passion let us fill your holiday with great memories!Life's a Beach so come to Europe's widest and look no further for a place to stay. ... more   less 
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