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On the beach, scuba diving
On the beach, scuba diving
On the beach, scuba diving
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Guest reviews

4.5 out of 5 Wonderful
12 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning


Explore the area

Popular LocationAlvor Boardwalk5 min walk
Popular LocationAlvor Beach8 min walk
Popular LocationTres Irmaos Beach17 min walk
AirportPortimao (PRM)8 min drive

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  • Basic Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom, River View

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsBasic Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom, River View
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsBasic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Basic Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom, River View

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Single Beds and 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsBasic Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom, River View
  • Basic Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 322 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Single Beds and 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsBasic Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Lagoon view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room

About this area


Located in Portimao, Ria Hostel Alvor is on the Strip and on the beach. Slide and Splash Water Park is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Alvor Beach and Tres Irmaos Beach. Mina Park and Lagos Living Science Center are also worth visiting.

Visit our Portimao travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Alvor Boardwalk - 5 min walk
  • Alvor Beach - 8 min walk
  • Tres Irmaos Beach - 17 min walk
  • Vau Beach - 14 min drive
  • Rocha Beach - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Portimao Station - 21 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 48 min drive

About this property

Ria Hostel Alvor

Sun and fun on the beach, near Alvor Beach
Guests at this beach hostel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a playground and a picnic area. All 6 rooms provide conveniences such as full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Hobs, electric kettles and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests. Limited housekeeping is available.
Ria Hostel Alvor offers 6 forms of accommodation with video game consoles and shared/communal kitchens. Full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include a bath.

This Portimao hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and hairdryers can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free nearby parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Things to do

  • Bike hire
  • Playground
  • Scuba diving

Family friendly

  • Full-sized fridge
  • Microwave
  • Playground


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Climate control (heating)


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer (on request)


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Video game console

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Free local calls
  • Safe (surcharge)



Check-in between 2 PM and 7 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 11 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    Deposit is payable by bank transfer and is due within 48 hours of booking the reservation.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 59 per vehicle (one way)
  • In-room safe fee: EUR 2 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property only accepts cash for all bookings and on-site payments
Property registration number 41001/AL

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Ria Hostel Alvor Portimao
Ria Hostel Alvor
Ria Alvor Portimao
Ria Alvor
Ria Hostel Alvor Portimao
Ria Hostel Alvor Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Ria Hostel Alvor Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Portimao

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ria Hostel Alvor and receive a full refund?
Yes, Ria Hostel Alvor offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ria Hostel Alvor cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at this hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 7 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hostel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does this hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 59 per vehicle, one way, applies.
Where is Ria Hostel Alvor located?
Located in Portimao, this beachfront hostel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Alvor Boardwalk and Alvor Beach. Tres Irmaos Beach and Vau Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Ria Hostel Alvor

12 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great location, spotlessly clean and friendly staff.

Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent Hostel in Alvor

Fantastic location, friendly staff, lovely hostel. Would highly recommend!

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic value for money!

The accommodation was fantastically located and great value for money. Staff could not have been more helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Stayed 1 night in May 2018
2.0 out of 5 Poor
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Limpieza escasa y estaba cerca de la ribera. La playa estaba más alejada

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

It was a great place ,friendly and helpful staff . Coming back soon

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019