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“One of the best places I've stayed at ever!” 5 of 5 stars
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Spot Oporto Hostel
Rua Goncalo Cristovao No 12, Porto 4000-263, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #20 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Porto
Melbourne
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24 hotel reviews
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“One of the best places I've stayed at ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

We recently stayed at Spot Hostel and cannot speak more highly of this hostel. The building is beautiful, thoughtfully renovated and tastefully decorated.

Our double room was a good size, well furnished and very clean. The shared bathroom was modern, well designed and again, spotlessly clean.

The kitchen was well laid out and well equipped. My only criticism would be that when the hostel was full, it might be standing room only at breakfast time (breakfast is included) as there were only a few tables.

The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about Porto.

We really enjoyed our time in Porto and Spot Hostel. If I get back to Porto, I will be heading straight to the Spot!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

My favourite hostel ever. I can not say enough nice things about this place. The staff are amazing, the building is beautiful, the rooms are perfect. Excellent kitchen, loungeroom, computer room with wifi, free tea and coffee, free breakfast, great showers. Service is outstanding and the price is great. Thanks to all the staff, you´re amazing!!!! Have never experienced anything like the service, warmth and hospitality in this place!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

Travelling with 2 teenage daughters and we couldn't have had a better place to spend the night ! The Porto Spot Hostel only opened this year and will be turning people away by next summer.
As other reviewers have said, the rooms are large and high ceilinged with comfortable bunks. Cleanliness seems to be a top priority here and it shows.
Decor is minimalist and inspired. Absolutely lovely hostel with wood floors, communal lounge, computer room / library, kitchen, bar and outside enclosed (private) patio. Homecooked meals (we had the bachalau) are wonderful and plentiful .
An easy walk into town, lots of shopping near by and close to metro. Bus stops right across the road.
We were in Portugal for 17 days and this is by far, one of our favourite places. I couldn't have felt safer or more welcomed. Way to go - best of luck in the future. With this start, it can't help but be a HUGE success !!!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

Being a frequent hostel go-er throughout Europe, Spot Hostel Porto has definitely been one of the most outstanding. I can't stop raving about the quality of the service. From the large, high ceiling rooms, comfortable beds, excellent amenities down to the tastefully done décor. Showers are clean with large shower heads with plenty of pressure and heat. Most importantly, the service is excellent. We spent many hours chatting with the friendly staff and just lazing around the premises.

Easily accessible from the airport via Metro and the main port and heart of the city is a short 10 minute walk. Only regret is not staying to try one of the home cooked meals! Would definitely return and highly recommend. Excellent value - Good work guys!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

i stayed at the Spot Hostel within a party of four (two couples) who'd hired a car and travelled from Porto up to NW Spain. we're a bit old for bunk bed dorms, so booked 2 double rooms instead, and shared adjoining bathroom.
Compared to the 3* hotels we stayed at on this trip, the Spot Hostel blew them out of the water. Staff were beyond helpful and created a fantastic atmosphere (especially with the World Cup on big screen in the downstairs courtyard), and our rooms were large and sparkling new. We didn't miss having a TV or minibar in our room when there was better facilities in the communal areas. The wireless internet signal was too weak to use in my room (in the top corner of the building) but there were plenty of private, comfortable spots within the hostel, plus a computer room with two online work stations.
I couldn't recommend this hostel more!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

This recently opened hostel is located near the shopping area in the center of Porto and only a few blocks from the metro station. The rooms were very clean and consisted of bunk beds with full bedding and personal lamps. Bathrooms were communal and also very clean. Common rooms included a fully stocked kitchen, lounge with large flat-screen tv, and a computer area with free internet. Breakfast, included in the price of the room, was generous. Staff was wonderful and very helpful.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Spot Oporto Hostel

Address: Rua Goncalo Cristovao No 12, Porto 4000-263, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Porto Spot Hostel offers great rooms, great fun in an architectural milestone, fully refurbished for your comfort. Porto Spot Hostel is here to surprise you.Located in the city center, in a 5 min walk from the airport tube, Spot is close to all the beauties of this world heritage city: Clerigos Tower, Old town, Port Wine cellars, night life (at a sound proof distance). Our friendly staff will love to give you all the tourist information, and also those hints you won't find in a guide.The building was constructed in 1935, and was designed by Armenio Losa, well known Portuguese architect. It is one fine example of Estado Novo, a Portuguese style born out of Art Deco. The refurbishment respected the building's originality, adding the expectable amenities of modern comfort. The rooms are spacious, each one with its unique decoration, with key card access, large beds and free security lockers. We also offer you a bar and a nice patio where you can rest at the end of your day, and where we serve our famous dinners daily.A fully equipped kitchen is available, were you can cook your meal if you ever get tired of the fantastic food you will find around town (ask our staff for tips). The living room and the media room will also make your delights. The hostel offers free internet points and free wi-fi is fully available inside the house.We also have a tourist corner where you can find information about the city and its surroundings. Our staff will be more than happy to give you tips on the places you can't miss, and make you a tailor made routing for your stay.Every day we organise walking tours, for you to get to know those special places only locals know. We also organise pub crawls, to be sure you have the best night Porto can offer. ... more   less 
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