What I love most about this hostel is the spacious lounge and the large bulletin board on the wall containing oh so helpful information like maps and schedules of both buses and trains going all directions, regardless if you want to head north to Porto or east to Seville. This, I believe, is the biggest favor a guesthouse could offer an overwhelmed tourist. The room rate includes breakfast: three kinds of drinks; three kinds of bread; three kinds of cereals; and three kinds of dips/jams. The Wi-Fi did not reach my room, but was very fast. I was uploading 200 MB videos in less than ten minutes. That is insane, at least for me.
I was supposed to be in a 12-bed dorm, but for some reason there was no more space left when I came in after midnight, which meant getting upgraded to an empty 6-bed dorm with its own en suite bathroom. Not bad, I tell you, except for the foul smell of the bathroom reminiscent of old houses you see in horror movies. Or at least that is how I imagine they would smell like. Other than this little caveat, I have no more complaints and I am very satisfied with this hostel! Location-wise, they are just around 10 minutes walking distance from the train and bus stations. But then again, Faro is really small.
[FARO] Hostel Casa d'Alagoa