Contact Paintshop Hostel Figueira da Foz
The location of the Paintshop Hostel is ideal for backpackers with great access to all transport links, is situated close to a local taxi rank and just a short walk from the train and bus stations. For those driving to the hostel, there is plenty of free parking in the vicinity of the hostel, either on our street or in the large free car park, just 200 metres away. Figueira da Foz is roughly equidistant between Lisbon and Porto, and both airports are served by low-cost airlines such as RyanAir, TAP and Easy Jet.
From the Airports
Figueira da Foz is approximately 1hr30mins by car from Porto Airport or 1hr45mins from Lisbon Airport using the motorways.Car Hire is available from both airports and is cheaper when booked in advance online.
Trains in Portugal are frequent, clean and good value for money. You can check out train timetables, student discounts and offers at www.cp.pt
From Porto Airport to reach us you will need to make your way 35 mins by Metro to Campanha station to catch a train to Figueira da Foz, with one change at Coimbra – now a university city and once Portugal’s capital. The journey takes roughly 1hr each leg and will cost 15-20 Euros in total.
From Lisbon Airport you can either catch a taxi 2km or use the Metro to reach Oriente station. Once there, hop on a train to Figueira da Foz, journey time around 2-3hrs at a cost of 14-20 Euros.
The bus journey from Porto is infrequent, expensive and fairly slow! From Lisbon however, there are three coaches daily at a cost of around 15 Euros. Make your way to Sete Rios to catch a bus either by taxi or metro from the Airport. Click www.rede-espressos.pt for timetables, offers and student discounts.
From Figueira Train/Bus Station
The train/bus station is no more than 7-10 minutes walk from our hostel. Upon leaving the station, turn to your right and walk straight along the Rua da Republica until you reach Praca 8 de Maio (taxi square). Take the exit in the top left of the square (Rua dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra by the Gamisabe garage). At the bakery turn right and Rua da Clemencia is almost immediately on your left. We are numbers 7-11, someone will always be around to open the door between 8am and 12pm. Outside of these hours please call us on the number provided – and don’t be too shy to call if you get lost!
If you’re not up for the walk or have a lot of luggage expect to pay less than 5 Euros for a cab from the bus/train station.
The Paintshop Hostel
Rua da Clemencia, 9
3080-117 Figueira da Foz,
+351 233 43 66 33
+351 916 678 202