Located in the town of São Roque do Pico, this youth hostel lodges its guests in the XVII century Saint Peter of Alcantara. Become a discoverer, sail to the island of Pico and stay in our Youth Hostel in the town of São Roque. From here you will set forth to discover the island's magnificent history., If you enjoy being one with nature, you will be happy to know that this town has much to offer in outdoor activities, such as nature walks, bike riding, swimming, fishing (angling or underwater fishing), hunting, camping... São Roque has the essential attractions in order for you to spend unforgettable days. Underwater fishing is very appealing due to the richness of our ocean's fauna and flora and it's interesting rock formations. The observation of these species is also a great activity. As an alternative to underwater observation, you can turn to the Whale Watching companies and spend some time with these magnificent mammals (as with the dolphins). For those whom enjoy hunting: rabbit hunting season is open throughout the year and if you purchase a license, you may also hunt for woodcock, perdizes and quail.
The weather is known to be a bit unstable, but it is mild enough to create the perfect ecosystem, which in it's turn allows the production of tasty delicacies such as the well known island cheese.
Can you imagine a holiday like this?! Those whom visit this island are guarantied days of unforgettable pleasure and relaxation.
What travellers think
The hostel felt like a mix between a hostel and a hotel. It didn't have the quirkiness and open kitchen feel that a hostel usually has. The staff was very friendly, but I had some weird experiences like when I asked where to wash my clothes. They showed me to a locked door/staff only area, specified that it should always be open and if not to let them know. I would go through their supply room, then reach a sink next to an industrial washer/dryer that was for washing clothes. Just very odd.
Fri 12 Sep 2014
Steve awesome. mariajose nice.smaller pillows and soundproofing. shower stalls need repaint. upstairs tv always freezes and no internet on second floor
Wed 18 Sep 2013