When I decided to visit Portugal it was more to see Lisbon as it seems to be the place to go at the moment. I had 17 days so I decided that a trip to the south to a few beaches would be good to fit in too. I had no idea it would be such a beautiful area and I had a great time there. I flew into Faro which is where the airport is that covers the Algarve, most tourists miss Faro and go straight to their resort but as I had a flight that landed at 11.30pm I decided to book a few days in a hostel there. Le Penguin Hostel is located about a 10-15 minute walk from the old town & bus/train stations it’s a great hostel, very clean, staff nice and friendly and they knew how to get to others towns or the different beaches. They also do evening meals too which were great and good portion sizes and the free breakfast was good with lots of choice. There is a nice outdoor common area that everyone hung out in, a great hostel for meeting other travellers.