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“Lovely place for couples” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eco Hostel Algarve

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Ranked #2 of 21 Faro B&B and Inns
Lannion, France
1 review
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“Lovely place for couples”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I've spent a wonderful stay with my girlfriend at the eco hostel where Owl and Stu welcomed us. It's a bit secluded but not too far from Faro, so it's really easy to come there by car from the airport. We slept in the cosy Owl house where we enjoyed intimacy and traditional equipment.
The hostel is a great place to stay where you'll find everything you need to feel at home and at the same time in an exotic haven far from the overbuilt Algarve coast. Owl and Stu are unique hosts and gave us all we needed to enjoy our holiday near Faro. If you're vegetarian, it's also a great place to eat since you won't find a lot of vegie food in Algarve. All in all, we'll never forget our stay and know exactly where we'll come for our next trip in southern Portugal.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Volda, More og Romsdal, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We were two guys who traveled from the lousy Norwegian summer to the beauty of a Portuguese one. We came upon Quinta Stu really by accident but we loved our stay there. Owl and Stu are beautiful, funny, helpful people, and they did everything to ensure that our stay was excellent.
They offer great vegetarian meals that Stu prepares himself, and that are enjoyed around a great long dinner table by all the guests. It's a social, high-quality, environmentally conscious eco resort, and I highly recommend it.
It's secluded though, and a bit in the middle of nowhere, so you'll be best of with a car or a scooter but as with the rest of your potential problems at quinta Stu, it either seems less important, or Owl and Stu will help you figure it out. We loved it, met great people and would love to go back.

Hugz n kizzez
Joaquin and Carlos

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

When my best friend and I booked tickets to the Algarve I admittedly felt nervous about what I might encounter. I had heard stories about over populated resorts, bangers and mash and pints, not that there is anything wrong with any of these things, I love sausages as much as the next person, but I wanted more from my holiday. I wanted peace and beauty. I wanted the sound of a language I didn't know the details of and I wanted to experience something different. I found it.
Quinta Stuart was an incredible experience from start to finish. The wonderful guest houses, the price of the rooms, the delicious breakfast; fresh coffee and watermelon, the openness and friendship of the wonderful hosts Owl and Stuart.
It's a great base, a great place to retreat from the world with valuable ethics and morals behind it and it's a wonderful experience. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

at the end of April, my sister and I, wanted to get out for a couple of days. leaving our children in the good hands of our husbands. We are very fond of the eco way of live, that's what made me decide to book our stay at Quinta Stuart, a eco hostel. Getting there was no problem at all, cause Stuart arranged us a taxi in advance, very nice price :). The weather was not very hot, so we could change our lodge for a warmer one.
I enjoyed the breakfast and the evening meals very much. Stuart is a great cook and very nice company. Together with us stayed another couple, where we had a lot of fun with.
Visiting the surrounding area is super and we even made a excursion to Sevilla in Spain. 1,5hour drive. Very easy. I would visit ecohostelalgare again, when I am in the neighborhood!
Thanks Stuart for our nice stay! Regards Goedele

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Graça, Leiria, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

This is a nice place to stay with lovely hosts who look after you very well. We would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

As a single traveller, Ecohostalalgarve was an ideal place to stay and relax. It is easy to get to and fom the airport, Owl can organise a taxi for a reasonalble price straight to Quinta Stuart. Stu and Owl are thoughtful, attentive hosts and the relaxed, efficient atmosphere really made for a comfortable holiday. The location is convenient for visitng lively coastal towns and yet is a quiet and peaceful, safe retreat for chilling out. It is only a ten minute walk down to a bus stop but frequently Owl or Stuart will give a free lift down to Estoi where there is a bus to Faro. The hostel is full of charm and style, my room was very comfortable and clean. Communal meals and the open air hammock area for reading, chatting or watching a film, were ideal for meeting new people and making new friends. I look forward to returning very soon!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

If you are looking for a trip with a difference Quinta Stuart is an amazing place to stay. The accomadation was beautifully decorated and really comfortable, theres privacy if you want it and always someone around for a chat if your looking for company. The hammocks are perfect for chilling out and the movie nights are great fun. Stu and Owl are the perfect hosts always around to advise on places to visit, give you a lift somewhere and just generally make your stay as pleasent as possible. The dinners are really tasty too so definately partake in the evening meal at least once. All in all the experience in Quinta Stuart was fantastic and I will definately go back on any return trips to the Algarve.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Eco Hostel Algarve

Address: Sta Barbara de Nexe, Faro, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Faro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and stay at Eco Hostel Algarve. From only 25 euros per person. Breakfast included. All rooms are unique and comfortable. All have private outside seating area or wooden shaded deck. Some have bathrooms ensuite, with air-conditioning or ceiling fans. Choose from A Goan style eco elevated wooden room. A 4 bed Family room with toilet and shower en-suite. A private Insulated Chalet with air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom and outside sheltered kitchenette on wooden deck. Or A charming, Cosy Cabin, a wooden chalet with air-conditioning, shaded fruit trees outside. "Theatre of Dreams" is an outdoor movie theatre, with hammocks, and comfortable chairs. Hemmingway's, an eco bamboo chill-out Lounge, with comfortable sofas and a pool table. New for the summer of 2015 is a cool shaded area available for yoga or snoozing on sun lounges . Cooking areas including a Kitchenette, BBQ and genuine rocket-stove. Lots of places to socialise. Darts board, Table Football as well as various board game and cards free to use anytime. We offer a popular buffet breakfast. There are regular pizza nights using our big bread oven. We now even make our own charcoal! Guests are welcome to self cater in our communal kitchenette. There is a well stocked honesty bar which also has water, juice and soda cans. We recommend you rent a car, but we can organise a taxi, and have various bicycles for hire. The local town of Estoi is three kms away, Faro is 12kms away. Stuart and Owl are the owners and with nearly thirty years of living in the Algarve know the best restaurants and beauty spots. We look forward to seeing you soon. Come, stay, Chill-out at our Eco Hostel the stress free way!! ... more   less 
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Eco Hostel Algarve Faro, Portugal

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