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Low Cost Inn Faro
Rua Teofilo Braga No 38/40/42, Faro 8000-438, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #18 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Faro
Oslo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Find somewhere else to stay”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Dirty, bad security, bed bugs, no lighting, no air condition. Just find something else, really. Worst stay I've ever had.

Only good thing was that we just stayed for one night.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

This hostel was booked by a friend on consideration of price alone. Easily the worst hostel I have ever stayed in (in over six years of travelling). Upon check-in, me and my friends were "greeted" with a racist slur from a drunk receptionist, and shown to a windowless, nightmarish room. Avoid this place like the plague!

Room Tip: The only way to get a good room in this dump is not to go in the first place!
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Must reiterate all the other issues already mentioned. Arrived and the staff denied that I had a booking. After much arguing they managed to put me in a room that was nothing like what I had booked. Staff attempted to charge me twice. 4 months later I was fraudulently charged $1000.00 euro to my credit card. This was the only place I used my credit card while in Portugal. Don't use your credit card!!!!

Very slimy place.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Narberth, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

The 'Low Cost' lives up to it's name and was the best price we found in Faro! Bit basic, and could do with some tea/coffee facility, but clean and tidy and well placed to see the sights of Faro! 5 Minutes from the airport so very well placed!

Room Tip: All rooms are pretty much the same, with a shared wc/shower so bit like student digs! Room 26 is the...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011 via mobile

If you like rude staff, overpriced dorms, kitchens where nothing works, ants in your bed, unclean bathrooms and generally being ripped off then this place is for you. Otherwise, DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOSTEL! 

We stayed in the 20 bed dorm which is very basic as you'd expect. However, the rooms never seem to be cleaned properly, the bins don't get emptied, the bathroom and toilet doors were hanging off their hinges and the outside area was covered in broken bits of wood and rubbish. 
The staff are rude (not all of them though), they had a go at us for leaving things on other peoples beds. When we explained it wasn't us we didn't even get an "oh sorry about that". You can't lock the door to the 20 bed dorm either, and don't get a key to the building. You have to go and ask someone at reception which is in a completely different building on the other side of the street to let you in. In theory anyone could ask to be let in (the staff can't know what all the guests look like) and if they knew where to go once inside then you could come back to find all your stuff missing (the lockers aren't big enough to fit a small suitcase or backpack in). 

In general the price seems to be very expensive compared to other places and everyone seems to be paying something different from each other (ranging from €10 - €20). 

If you're travelling & think you're staying somewhere you can cook then you'll be disappointed. The supermarkets and restaurants in Faro are not as cheap as you'd expect so be prepared for a lot of sandwiches. 

We did raise the issue with the staff that there was nothing to cook with or even a kettle. We got told that it all got broken by previous guests (all "animals" apparently) and the management would not replace anything. There is about 10 plates you can use and a fridge but nothing else. 

I told them their website states they have these facilities and the staff just shrugged their shoulders. When I suggested they change the website details I just got fobbed off with a mumbled excuse about it being the managers job. 

When we arrived (mid August 2011) there was loads of stuff in the fridge that smelt pretty bad. It was still there when we left. I took a picture so if you happen to be staying and see any of this stuff, it's gonna really stink by now!

There is loads of ants in the dorm that the staff also weren't interested in hearing about. After 2 days one of us fell ill and wanted to leave for a quieter hostel. Despite having 4 nights left we apparently couldn't check out early and get any kind of refund. We were instead offered a private room for an extra €15 per night which was the tiniest, most depressing room I've ever seen. Just 2 single beds in what is closer in size to a cupboard than a bedroom. We declined their not very generous offer. 

Also we read online that this hostel is 5 minutes walk from the sea. Technically it is. However there is no beach there. The beach is a 45 minute ferry ride away which costs €5 per day. 

On the plus side, they do have free wifi and a laptop you can use. Plus because of the weird asking at reception to be let in thing, they have 24 hour check in and no curfew. 

Overall just stay away from this place unless you're really stuck, it's ok for 1 night or 2 at most. Probably just stay away from Faro altogether. It's boring, expensive, and not as friendly as other places in Portugal. 

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

I'd read some terrible reviews. But if you want basic, low cost accomodation for a night or two stay here. It was a clean,cheap, friendly place to lay our heads & get a shower before & after Faro Rally. The location is superb for Faro center. Published pics are obviousy the best rooms,ours wer'nt as fancy but didnt expect them to be.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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england
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

This place is the pits.Described as inn its a hostel or mission as we were informed when i mentioned it wasnt an inn.our room had private bathroom which was used by everyone else.upon entry to our room there was a black bag on the window which didnt lock.lifted bin bag up to see the yard had dog feaces in which been there a good while and stank,lamp had no holder for a bulb tv didnt work noise terrable late at night couldnt wait to leave.booked 3 nights stayed one best thing about this place is the front door to get out of.stumbled upon the residential algarve hotel just round the corner from the inn what a world of difference.greeted by friendly staff rooms immaculate air con tv in english phone internet and loads of little personal touches private balcony breakfast inc in price which was very reasonable..so thank you residential algarve hotel for everything .we will be back very soon with somemore of our family to visit your wonderful country.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Teofilo Braga No 38/40/42, Faro 8000-438, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
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Ranked #18 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Faro
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Number of rooms: 22
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