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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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Ranked #18 of 130 Specialty Lodging in Porto
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Going on Camino and picked this as our location in Porto. Ended up staying an extra night, as we went on the pub crawl, which was super fun, but not ideal the night before leaving for Camino. The staff is super friendly and cool to mingle with. The place is kept very clean, which is great after being in campsites... 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 

Rome, Lazio, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

the hostel is well located. the rooms are big enought and well furnished but they don't have locks. the toilettes are very big and very comfy. the staff is great and each day they organize walking tours and pubcrawls

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

Hey!Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and had a chance to go on the walking tour and pub crawl! Thank you for your suggestion! We hope to welcome you again soon! OBRIGADA! PILOT Crew More 

Krakow, Poland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This hostel is just lovely. It's a pleasure to eat, sleep and sit in the common room. The decor is amazing and staff are more than friendly. They were very helpful with all information about the nearby attractions. We had to wait a long time after checkout for our flight and they let us stay in the common room an... 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 lunch/dinner. The music, ambience, free shots, and tasty Portuguese cuisine create unforgettable experiences, and we are proud to have them on our property.... More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Can honestly stay I loved every minute of this hostel! It's a super friendly family environment, perfect for meeting people and great location to explore the city. The staff there are incredible and so happy to help. In the evenings the girls are hanging out with us, having a laugh and making it super social with music games and a... More 

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

Hey ! Thank you for the kind words about our hostel, amenities, and friendly staff. We are glad to hear you liked our property, and enjoyed your visit with us. Please contact us if you would like to stay with us again in the future as we always look forward to welcoming our guests for a return visit. Obrigada for... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Highly recommend this hostel, very central to all local attractions, and clean and modern due to reservations. The staff here were so lovely took us all out on Saturday night, helped us meet other travellers, free shots at 10.00pm, super affordable too!

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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. The music, ambience, free shots, and tasty Portuguese cuisine create unforgettable experiences, and we are proud to have them on our property. We hope to welcome you again in the future-... More 

Aurora, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Front desk staff extremely unhelpful, misinformed, and disrespectful. Refused to pay me back my $10 deposit. Worst hostel I've stayed in. Patrons were extremely rude as well. Nice lounge, but subpar breakfast.

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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 at our reception. They normally do a fantastic job sharing information with guests and it looks like this time something went surprisingly wrong. At check in we ask all guests to confirm that they left a deposit, by signing for it. Therefore we can guarantee that our guests get their... More 

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