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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Where do I begin.. I arrived at the Paintshop on the 5th July and instantly fell in love with everything about the place - so much so that I'm still here in September! Figueira da foz is a beautiful town with so much to see and do - whether it be chilling out at the beaches, surfing or partying, there's... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

So I was gonna stay for three nights. And then four. No six. Hadn't it been the end of my holidays I probably would have stayed longer. The Paintshop is a wonderful hostel. And I have seen quite a few. The entire hostel is nicely decorated, I would guess by several generations of travelers who gave their own personalised touches.... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at this hostel for 8 nights while we were travelling through Portugal and it was great. The owners Steve and Debbie are such genuine people and could not be more helpful. The onsite staff that we met, Charlie, Will and Clare are also wonderful people, who work and play hard :) We would not hesitate... More 

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Thank MoHawkins93
Slough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

The Paintshop is the best hostel I've stayed at. I only stayed 5 nights but in this short time I already felt at home and didn't want to leave! The owners Debbie and Steve and the staff (Stu, Charlie and Claire) are amazing and do everything they can to make sure you feel welcome and have a great stay. It... More 

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Germany
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

...spent there some days at the end of september/ in the beginning of october 2015 - so kind of 'out of season' in rather calm Figueria da Foz. Clean, full-equipped, absolutely cozy hostel; anyone who ever dreamed of doing wave surfing - the paintshop hostel provides best conditons for doing so as the trips to the surf spot& and the... More 

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Thank Tschúk T
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

The best hostel I've ever been to!!! Everyone that works there is fantastic! The surf camp is brilliant - I went this summer and the summer before... and I would love to go again next year! There is a great atmosphere in the hostel... everyone is there to have fun... there's a huge kitchen/living room area, a cool outside barbecue... More 

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Thank Alice D
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Great place, my first surfing holiday. Transport to and from beach. really nice surf school.The owners will make you feel very comfortable(including Star - border collie :), Hostel with very friendly staff . everything you need to enjoy your holiday. Hostel is very clean, impresive decoration (great job). Close distance to shops, restaurants, beach or train station. I will definitely... More 

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shropshire
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Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Had a great weekend in figuera da foz thanks to Steve and Deb at the paintshop hostel. It's somewhere a little different to the usual run of the mill holiday spots and the surf is amazing. Wish we could have stayed much longer.

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Malmo, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

What can I say, great atmosphere and a great hostel! The owners are the most welcoming I have ever experienced in my many hostel stays. We did surfing for a week and the lessons were good, we also had time to lay on the beach and do the cycling tour in the nearby hills which was awesome. The hostel also... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

I stay in hostels when travelling out of choice, not simply to save money. This place is a great example of why. The owners and staff are a great source of local knowledge and happy to help us enjoy our time there by recommending things to do, places to eat, transport etc. etc. The place is designed with lots of... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ThThe Paintshop Hostel is Figueira da Foz's 1ST and BEST international Backpackers, located in a traditional Portuguese town house, lovingly created with the Traveller and Surfer in mind! A stone's throw from the bars, clubs, casino and blue flag beaches of Portugal's popular Atlantic surfing resort. We offer cosy private rooms and 2, 4 or 6 bed dorms with FREE BREAKFAST & INTERNET/WIFI. You can cater for yourselves in our well-equipped kitchen or leave the cooking to us on our weekly BBQ and Pizza Nights whilst you relax in the courtyard with a cold Superbock or Cocktail from our private bar.Feeling adventurous? Let us organise surf lessons or equipment rental for you, or horse-ride and cycle through the beautiful local landscape. Prefer kayaking along the Mondego River, no problem! If the only work on your mind is working on your suntan then relax at the nearby beach or swimming pool.Whatever your passion let us fill your holiday with great memories!Life's a Beach so come to Europe's widest and look no further for a place to stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Paintshop Hostel

Address: Rua da Clemencia 9, Figueira da Foz 3080-117, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Coimbra District > Figueira da Foz
Price Range: €44 - €52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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