I will hands down say that Algarve Surf Hostel is the best hostel I have ever been to!
Even though upon arrival we soon discovered that the term 'surf hostel' does imply being a surfer, us four girls were anything but! We did try our hand at surfing but soon decided that we'd leave that sport for the more coordinated and then spent our time visiting the most stunning beaches in the world, wondering around the cute little town, partying in the local bars and more importantly chilling with the staff and other guests who have now become life long friends! (Wendy and the Snuppas, that one's for you)
We also soon realised that Algarve is not so much a hostel and more of a big communal home that we never wanted to leave! We booked in for 5 nights and ended up culling our next destination to stay for 10! While the pool, kitchen, lounge room, and bedrooms are all second to none, it wasn't the decor that did it for me but the insanely AMAZING staff. Wendy is probably the coolest chick out - she can cook a mean lasagne, and party till the cows come home, and it is her, Dexter and the other staff that make the place what it is. Algarve staff go above and beyond and I cannot wait to be back. I miss it already.