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Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel

Lote 43/44 Urbanizacao Vale da Telha Praia da Arrifana, Aljezur 8670-111 Portugal
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#14 of 56 Specialty lodging in Aljezur
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Welcome to HI Arrifana Destination Hostel. Located in the stunning Vicentine Coast Natural Park, just 300 m away from Arrifana's beach where you will find world class waves. Brand new facilities surrounded by a diverse flora and fauna you can relax in our inviting terrace, lounge area or take a walk through different trekking routes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Laundry service
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese


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57Somewhat walkable
Grade: 57 out of 100
16Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Flo wrote a review Jan 2021
Germany224 contributions143 helpful votes
I will be hiking on the Rota Vicentina in October and wanted to book a room at the hostel for one night. I had already stayed there twice in the last few years. The double room cost around 70 euros each time. This time, the same room was supposed to cost between 810,00 and 999.99 euros on different websites. Somehow this seemed too expensive, so I wrote to the organisation via their facebook page. There they told me to send an email to Destination Hostels. I did this three times and every time received the message: "Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender". I then wrote to Destination Hostels again via Messenger and got no reply. I understand that in times of Covid-19, accommodation companies work with greatly reduced staff, but here there doesn't seem to be the slightest interest in overnight guests! Since there is limited accommodation near Arrifana Beach, I will probably order a taxi there now and go straight to the next starting point of the Rota Vicentina.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
robertoC8900UZ wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
AWESOME Location (right in the main road of Arrifana)! The room was great in space, TV and its channels were great and also the park outside. But the room was right above the pool and the noise was unbearable until 1am... Also, the fridge not only didn't work and smelled, but the staff didn't change / fix it, even after my request. The bar is expensive.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Estefania wrote a review Aug 2020
St. Gallen, Switzerland4 contributions
I had a super cool time in this hostel! The food was delicious! It's close to the beach (good to surf for beginners) and the best of all: the staff! They made it to feel welcomed and happy all the time! Especially Paula and Daniel!! Big thanks to everyone for the great time!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Joao Teixeira, Proprietário at Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel
Responded Aug 26, 2020
Hey! Thank you for your review. Our food and restaurant are really brilliant :) How was the sunset experience? The best in the world! Hope to see you again soon.
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agathsch wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions
My friend and I stayed in a dorm with shared bathroom and everything was great, clean and we were not bothered during our sleep (granted we are usually going to bed pretty late ourselves). This hostel is located 5min walk from a beautiful beach with good surfing waves, and you can see an amazing sunset from their rooftop. They have a happy hour during which the beer is very very cheap, and the food is good too. But most importantly, what I will remember from my stay at the hostel is the people I met, some were guests too but mostly it was the staff and volunteers that welcomed us with open arms and made us feel right at home from the minute we arrived. My friend and I started making plans to come back before we even left, because it was just unthinkable for us that it would be the end, we only stayed 3 nights and I would have wanted to stay 3 month. 100% would recommend to go there and stay as long as you can, and if you do, give a hug to Bruna for me.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Joao Teixeira, Proprietário at Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel
Responded Aug 26, 2020
Hey! Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at HI Arrifana Destination Hostel :) Hope to see you again really soon.
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Ana V wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions
My main issue is the booking system. I had taken from my account the full amount of the price of the bedroom for some sort of "credit check" without my permission. This happened twice (once by mistake and that money was given back to me) but I haven't seen that first money yet. I thought I could use it to pay for the stay but when we arrived the staff asked me to pay again. Although I was assured this is legal by your staff I have been in millions of hotels and hostels around the world and this is a first to me.
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Date of stay: July 2020
$24 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Aljezur Youth Hostel
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictAljezur
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Arrifana Beach (0.3 miles), Arrifana Fortress (0.7 miles), and Studio 1 (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sector B, The Elska Kitchen, and Tasca d´Arrifana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Does Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hi Arrifana Destination Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.