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PILOT Design Hostel & Bar

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Rua General Silveira, No. 11, Porto 4050-588, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As this being my first time outside of the United States, I wasn't sure what to expect out of a hostel. My friend and I were beyond lucky to stumble upon PILOT Design Hostel & Bar. Upon arrival it was apparent that the location was perfect as it was quiet, yet still a short walk away from the lively bar/club... More 

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Pedro C, Public Relations Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey ! Thank you for staying with us, and for sharing your lovely review of our hostel. I am glad to learn you had an exceptional time with us and had the opportunity to try our homemade dinner with the pubcrawl. The music, ambience, free shots, and tasty Portuguese cuisine create unforgettable experiences, and we are proud to have them... More 

Marly-le-Roi, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All you can expect from a good backpacker, clean, cheap, well equipped and maintained, and also in the city center. They will give you some tips about where to go in the city. Most important free shot at night.

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Pedro C, Public Relations Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for taking the time to provide a valuable feedback during your recent stay with us! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you again soon! Obrigada! PILOT Crew More 

Blantyre
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pilot hostel was just the best hostel I've come upon during my travels and definately the best in Porto (I've stayed in 3 different ones). First: Staff is AMAZING. Every single one of them was super friendly, helpful and cheerful! They make you feel right at home. Second: The beds are the best!!! I still feel like I want to... More 

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Pedro C, Public Relations Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey ! Thank you for staying with us, and for sharing your lovely review of our hostel. I am glad to learn you had an exceptional time with us and had the opportunity to try our homemade dinner. The music, ambience, free shots, and tasty Portuguese cuisine create unforgettable experiences, and we are proud to have them on our property.... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of my friends had an absolutely fantastic time here. The hostel is modern, clean and has a 24 hour bar downstairs. The staff are friendly and organise plenty of activities for their guests (special mention goes out to Pedro who was always helpful and fun to be around). I would recommend to anyone looking for a great value hostel... More 

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Pedro C, Public Relations Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey ! Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review our hostel. We are always glad to hear that our friendly and safe hostel helped make your experience in Porto memorable. On behalf of the hostel, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Obrigada! PILOT Crew More 

Chiang mai
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff are super friendly and approachable. We want to give a shout out to Thiago who was above and beyond for us. Our room was pretty small (4 bed), although the other rooms with more beds looked a lot more spacious. The hostel is very Eco-friendly so no AC. but it gets so cold at night anyway so just open... More 

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Pedro C, Public Relations Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey ! We were sorry to learn that you found our room a little bit too cosy. Because of our central localization, the building is typical traditional Portuguese architecture. Therefore with the constraint dimensions we try to create the most comfortable room arrangements for our guests with the beds, lockers, side furniture and individual seats. We gladly listen to all... More 

Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I had a really nice room with 6 beds with balcony. There was enough space to store my luggage. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. The food is delicious and the drinks at the bar are having a reasonable price.

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Pedro C, Public Relations Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey ! Thank you for your kind review. Your response is exactly what we are aiming for here and we are more than happy to hear that we we're able to provide you delightful experience. Obrigada! PILOT Crew More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Wow, what an amazing hostel! It's very clean, well-kept and just a pleasure to be around, especially for the price as it's very cheap! The beds are very comfortable and clean and the facilities are also very nice. The bar and reception are 24hrs and the staff are amazing; they will do anything to help (big shout out to Pedro... More 

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Pedro C, Public Relations Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey ! Thank you for staying with us, and for sharing your lovely review of our hostel. I am glad to learn you had an exceptional time with us and had the opportunity to try our homemade dinner in our pubcrawl.The music, ambience, free shots, and tasty Portuguese cuisine create unforgettable experiences, and we are proud to have them on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The hostel has a great vibe. Nice rooms, only the wifi was very slow. A good location within a few minutes from Porto's city center. Breakfast was nice but the coffee was bad. The personnel knows the city very good and helped us to have an awsome time in Porto!

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Pedro C, Public Relations Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey! We were sorry to learn about your experiences with the internet connection. We usually provide internet access in both common areas and rooms. Also there is a desktop connected to internet that can be used by guests anytime for free. Nevertheless, we will try to upgrade our broadband so we can add more value to our guest. On behalf... More 

La Rochelle, France
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is the best hostel I've never been! I don't know what I liked most, the place or the people! First it's really clean, the decoration is nice and modern, I especially liked the bathrooms, I actually never used the collective one, just the small with shower and sink and wooden floor, always free (even though it was a busy... More 

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Pedro C, Public Relations Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey ! Thank you for staying with us, and for sharing your lovely review of our hostel. I am glad to learn you had an exceptional time with us and had the opportunity to try our homemade dinner with our pubcrawl. The music, ambience, free shots, and tasty Portuguese cuisine create unforgettable experiences, and we are proud to have them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a party hostel. Their pub crawl and their free shots are incredible. If you're not into the party scene, you can easily avoid it and enjoy some of their free coffee/tea (just avoid being at the bar at 10pm and you're set!) My bed was really comfortable and the bathrooms were always clean. The staff spoke English perfectly... More 

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Pedro C, Public Relations Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey ! We were sorry to learn that you didn’t love our breakfast. In addition to the fruits, 4 types of cereals and 5 juices, we offer toast, fresh buns, chocolate cream, homemade jam, coffea and tea. Which we believe will provide a great start for the day. But we promise we will look into it and make an extra... More 

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