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Phil's Haven Hostel

Rua do Lazareto, 148 Sao Goncalo, Funchal, Madeira 9060-021, Portugal
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ratoath, Meath, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I`ve never experienced better host and hostel as Phil`s Haven. This hostel is very cozy with great vibes, familiar place, clean with beautiful view and nice garden. Phill is so friendly and heplful man that once you would come, you will like to come here again and nowhere else. This place makes you feel like at home.

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A vey nice, clean and friendly hostel. Phil really makes an effort to make the guests feel at home. It was peaceful and quiet during the night, definitely not a teenagers party spot! The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming and all the guests were playing by the short list of reasonable rules that have been made to ensure a pleasant... More 

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Belfast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I am someone in 40s travelling alone for a change, who stayed in this hostel.I was in a twin room on my own and I was a bit worried about the shared toilets. However, my fear was unfounded. I am an early riser and was the first to use the toilets so no problems there. Phil picked me from the... More 

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Altdorf bei Nurnberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Phil`s Haven is the place in Funchal where you meet most interesting people from all over the world. It`s a charming old typical house with a superb ocean view from the patio. Phil himself will make your stay memorable, be it advice for transport, hiking, events downtown, places to eat/drink/party or be it discussion (fluently in ~5 languages) about anything... More 

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Liberec Region, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I stayed in Phil's Haven for a several nights and I had an amazing experience there! It's a nice small friendly hostel with all you need. You will find 3 bathrooms, a big kitchen, a dinning room, a living room with computers and TV. Beds are comfortable enough and there is not any noise during nights so you can have... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Very good hostel, good people, good location, good comunication( pc's, ps3, TV's, music, games), good food, good sleepen bed's, always clean, 20 min from center Funchal, nice view!every Satuday Mafia games))I recommend))

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed five nights at Phil's haven. The hostel is situated 20-30min walking outside of Funchal's center. It is a nice little walk along the coast, which saves you the daily bus ticket. Phil was very friendly and helpful and the hostel is quite charming with a great view on the ocean (from the breakfast table). Our room was clean... More 

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Wuerzburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We enjoyed our ( unfortunately very short) stay at Phil´s haven a lot. Phil is most helpful providing you will lots of useful information. Also it is conveniently located to walk to downtown (20 Minute walk) the kitchen is fully equipped and our room ( private 2 people room) was quite big. Everything was very clean and you felt the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We had a really great time staying at Phil's, we were there for 4 nights and 5 days. The hostel is gorgeous and in a really great location. the walk to downtown is gorgeous and the view from the hostel of the ocean is amazing. Phil is also amazing. He helped us plan our excursions so that we could do... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I arrived at the Funchal airport at 8:00 pm – Phil greeted me and took me back to the house where he resumed bbq’ing chicken for dinner. I sat down to a potluck dinner with 12 people from 12 different countries – the evening was magical – people had developed friendships and the wine was flowing. Phil’s Haven is a... More 

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