Almáa Sintra Hostel

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Almáa Sintra Hostel is a Retreat Center and a Eco Hostel located in the heart of the Sintra Mountain Range which cultural landscape is classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. Our house is sited in a property considered one of the oldest in Sintra, dated back to the 12st century, with 3,5 ha of luxurious gardens. We offer private and shared rooms in a heavenly environment.


The Hostel was named Almáa which means “The Water” in Arabic due to the influence of the moors in this region and the fantastic natural spring water that supplies the house, and the gardens. “Alma” also means soul in Portuguese.


Our beliefs in sustainability and in helping one another, made us manufacture our furniture with recycled materials done by local artists with the help of third sector entities (charities, voluntary organizations and social enterprises), that are also our main suppliers.

We strive to be a benchmark on responsible and sustainable tourism. Ask for our “RESPONSIBLE TOURISM STATEMENT - Vision, Mission and Values” and If you have any questions, comments, tips or ideas to help us with our commitment to run a greener hostel then please do not hesitate to let us know.


10 minutes walking from town center, Almáa Sintra Hostel is a perfect place to be.


  • Almáa Sintra Hostel
  • Caminho dos Frades, Quinta dos Lobos    2710-560 Sintra    Portugal