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Eco Hostel Algarve

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 5 days in the heat of July, and can't wait to come back. The hostel is beautiful and well thought out with compost toilets, fruit trees in abundance and well needed shade. Hammocks, dart board, guitars, it has everything you need to wile away the hours relaxing. I would recommend hiring a car as the beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a weekend in this lovely place and we wish we could have stayed longer! First of all, although they offer you some perfectly detailed indications to arrive,we couldn't find the road, so we called and Stu came to pick us up to the village (Estoi). Once we arrived, Owl introduced as to the place: a very nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

What an amazing place! Use the directions Stu and Owl send you because google maps and Sat Nav don't find the place and send you to the cemetery in Estoi. All the other way. Arrived at the hostel, Stu welcomed us, showed us our cabin and the whole hostel. Don't even think for a moment about dorms and crowded kitchens.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I spent 5 nights staying in the Owl House at this wonderful place. Don't be put off by the hostel in the name - all of the accommodation is provided in separate houses/cabins without a dormitory in sight! The Owl House is a beautiful cabin, with its own ensuite bathroom and a fully functioning covered kitchen and dining area outside.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Hammocks, drapes, table-tennis, pool, green, looots of green, animals, countryside, fresh breakfast, eco-toilets, projector, more hammocks...A little oasis in the quiet countryside of Estoi. So pleasant to relax there that you almost don't want to go discover the seaside. Plus, you will meet Stu & Owl: it was like meeting a colourful piece of family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

After a stressful period I needed to get away and just relax. I couldn’t have found a better place to do this than Eco Hostel Algarve near Faro. Stu and Owl are the most wonderful hosts. Their hospitality is exceptional, as is their knowledge of the area. I stayed in the Villa Ganeesha hut, a small replica Goan co-co hut... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful 5 day stay at Villa Ganeesha! Awesome unique vibe and surroundings. Stu and Owl are great hosts who made us feel like home and gave us a tour of their lovely gardens with tons of herbs, fig trees, apple, pear, almond, peach and plum trees amongst others. They were really nice, hospitable and have even invited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is more than a place to stay, this is place to experience and treasure, for the memories you will bring away, will linger in the back of your mind for some time. Stu and Owl were such gracious, informative and accommodating hosts. If you are seeking an escape from the craziness of modern life, this is an Oasis of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

From the moment we arrived we knew we were gonna have a good time. The hostel is full of charm and character, and is extremely social, hammocks, group tables, games and an honesty bar. We had just come from sintra, staying at a bed and breakfast that was a little regimental in nature, so EHA was just the tonic, with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

A real sense of the relaxed outdoors with all private rooms sharing a ‘Green Guide’ is encouraged... guests are asked to use water wisely and be aware of their environment, recycling, energy and water saving are encouraged,best compost toilets I have ever been in. Local markets are fun and holistic. Beaches not far awayand hill villages and restaurants all lovely... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Eco Hostel Algarve

Address: Sta Barbara de Nexe, Faro, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Faro
Price Range: $15 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Eco Hostel Algarve Faro, Portugal
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