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The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites

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Family Room, Private Bathroom | Laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Double or Twin Room, Private Bathroom | Laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Room, Private Bathroom | Laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites

The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites

2.0 star property
Santa Clara hostel by ocean

10.0/10 Exceptional

6 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
Rua de Lisboa n.22, Ponta Delgada, 9500-216

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Santa Clara

Getting around

  • Ponta Delgada (PDL-Joao Paulo II) - 4 min drive


  • O giro - 10 min walk
  • Mimo Cucina Italiana - 11 min walk
  • Restaurante Nacional - 13 min walk
  • Alianca - 14 min walk
  • Lan's - 14 min walk

About this property

The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites

A great choice for a stay in Ponta Delgada, The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites is only 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from the airport. Free perks include WiFi and buffet breakfast daily between 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM. A terrace and a garden are other highlights.


English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - noon
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

Travelling with children

  • Children's games
  • Art supplies
  • Children's books
  • Baby bath

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Whale watching nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Adjacent to a golf course


  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Children's dinnerware
  • High chair


  • Weekday housekeeping only

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 15.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) guidelines.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Property registration number 2777/RRAL

Also known as

The Holy Cow Hostel Suites
The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites Ponta Delgada
The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites?
As of 31 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites on 11 February 2023 start from €55, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites?
No, unfortunately. However, there's street parking available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites and nearby?
The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include o giro (10-min walk), Mimo Cucina Italiana (11-min walk) and Restaurante Nacional (13-min walk).
What's the area around The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites like?
The Holy Cow - Hostel & Suites is in Santa Clara, a short 4-minute drive from Ponta Delgada (PDL-Joao Paulo II) and 13 minutes' walk from Portas da Cidade.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

This was such a beautiful hostel. Everything was so clean, nicely decorated, and perfectly organized. There were such nice little touches all over the hostel. Breakfast was always lovely. Goncalo was a wonderful host who was always available for tips on what to do on the island. The hostel was just on the edge of the historic city center - very walkable - and it made for nice quiet nights.
Garni, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hans, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Da ich am nechsten Tag gleich weiter fliegen musste, bin ich nur eine nacht im Hostel geblieben. Ich kam an nach Mitternacht, ausserhalb der Oeffnungszeiten der Rezeption, dies war natuerlich kein Problem, denn ich erhielt einen Code fuer die Eingangs- und Zimmertuer. ich war sehr muede und hungrig von der Reise und auf dem Kuechentisch lagen Broetchen, Kekse und Obst fuer mich, worueber ich mich sehr freute. Auch wenn ich nur sehr kurz blieb, das Hostel ist sehr gemuetlich und liebevoll eingerichtet, es ist sehr sauber, der Besitzer ist sehr herzlich und man hat das Gefuehl Zuhause zu sein. Ich wuerde dieses Hostel auf jeden Fall wieder buchen falls ich einmal zurueckkomme.
Alexandra, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Angenehmer Aufenthalt, sehr freundliche Gastgeber
Die Gastgeber kontaktierten uns frühzeitig, um das Check-in zu organisieren. Wie vereinbart wurden wir um Mitternacht freundlich erwartet. Zimmer sauber und in gutem Zustand, etwas klein.
Chantal, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Un séjour au TOP !
Nous avons passé un super séjour ! Propreté impeccable, décoration simple et jolie, petit déjeuner délicieux :) Nos hôtes étaient très gentils et serviables. Gonzalo a la main sur le coeur, un rayon de soleil dès le matin. Il a toujours été là pour nous conseiller de superbe endroits lors de notre séjour.
Clara, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Super endroit !
Super séjour à the Holy Cow ! Le lieu est top, bien décoré, pratiquement neuf. Les hôtes sont adorables, super accueillants, ils nous ont indiqué les endroits où aller dans Ponta Delgada, ils nous ont été d’une grande aide pour gérer un malheureux imprévu. Vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés :)
Solène, 1-night trip
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