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Le Penguin Hostel

Rua Doutor Candido Guerreiro 33, Faro 8000-320 Portugal
Prices above are provided by partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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#7 of 71 Speciality lodging in Faro
Faro House iis the newest hostel in Faro, and we welcome you in our house to enjoy some great moments in the Algarve! Our friendly staff, formed by a team of passionate and laid back travelers, will do everything they can to make sure that you have an amazing time in our hostel and in Faro.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Latvian and 1 more
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Sharlen C wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Had an amazing stay at Le Penguin Hostel! The staff is always available for a laugh or a drink, the patio is the perfect place to meet great people and share a meal :) Don't hesitate to ask Steve for a Renan Luce song or Adam for one of his amazing life stories! I would definitely recommend this place, tricky thing is, when you get there, you don't wanna leave anymore!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
daya t wrote a review Aug. 2020
Chiswick, United Kingdom1 contribution
I always say that travelling around and staying in a hostels is amazing. You have the opportunity to meet new and interesting people, which indeed in this hotel happened. Thanks to Adam was so kind trying to help us with everything and trying to organise night outs with the all the visitors. Top plus was that he gave me a cake for my birthday, I didn't expect that, so thank you to Adam and his team. Nice experience, sadly we only spend couple of days.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Bree wrote a review Oct. 2019
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BEDBUGS! Initially we arrived at le Penguin on Saturday night and were greeted by friendly staff. We went out clubbing on the first night with staff and it was a good experience. After 1 night in the mixed female dorm one of us woke up with several bites all over the body.The bites were very itchy and incredibly uncomfortable! The manager Diego was told about this but was very unhelpful and deceptive. It seemed like he was aware that there was a bedbug issue in the hostel and didn't seem to care. After the second night we saw bed bugs crawling in our beds! The girl we were sharing the room with was also badly bitten on her arm! We realised we had more bites!One of us had OVER 100 BITES! We had to go to the pharmacy to buy creams and tablets for the swelling and itching. This taited our stay at Le Penguin completely as well as our holiday!!After reading other reviews on TripAdvisor we realised this is a known problem to the hostel- disgusting and unacceptable! We had to cancel our plans for the day (Monday) which was a huge inconvenience so we could arrange other accommodation. Luckily we found much better and cleaner accommodation closeby! We tried to call Diego the manager several times but he didn't reply. We sent him a detailed email about these issues and we asked for a partial refund. We had to go back to the hostel for him to do anything helpful and it was only then that he gave us a partial refund of our remaining 4 nights. He gave us the refund without even any discussion and he looked very guilty. After this horrendous experience, we wouldn't recommend anyone to stay there unless management at Le Penguin properly resolve the bed bug issue!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Mouad M wrote a review Sep. 2019
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This hostel is absolutely superb, The staff who work there are lovely - friendly, approachable and really helpful. I was very comfortable here, so much that I extended my stay in Faro. Clean place, comfy beds,with an excellent shower. Met a big variety of fantastic people. Hostel has a nice chilled atmosphere. Made to feel very welcome. I highly reccomend it. Looking forward to come back soon.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Samantha Brown wrote a review Aug. 2019
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Spent two nights and really enjoyed it. Very clean and great facilities. Lots happening within the hostel, quiz nights etc. Friendly and welcoming staff and volunteers, highly recommend staying here when in Faro.
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Date of stay: August 2019
US$29 - US$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictFaro
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Penguin Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Le Penguin Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Teatro Lethes (0.3 km), Museu Regional do Algarve (0.4 km), and Link and Drink (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Penguin Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Le Penguin Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Le Penguin Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pigs and Cows, Restaurante & Churrasqueira Al Ria, and l'Osteria.
Is Le Penguin Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Faro.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Le Penguin Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Latvian.
Are there any historical sites close to Le Penguin Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Town Faro (0.8 km), Muralhas de Faro (0.9 km), and Arc of Repouso (0.8 km).