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“Ok but not perfect” 4 of 5 stars
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Oporto City Hostel
1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua Guedes de Azevedo, 219, Porto 400-273, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #34 of 123 Specialty Lodging in Porto
Gandia, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Ok but not perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

With 4 my friends we booked a room. Hostel was nice, I liked the colorful furniture especially wooden boxes. But the beds in room were cheap and not so comfortable. Also the bathroom leaves much to be desired...
The wi-fi worked without problems in the room.
When we arrived nobody was at the reception, some guest let us in and explain how everything works.
The location is good - 5-10 minutes walk from Praça da Liberdade - main square in Porto.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Antwerp, Belgium
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27 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with 4 friends, so we booked a family room for 5 persons. Without breakfast it costed us only €39 per night for all of us. But we really got price-quality you can say: poor! We should've expected this for the price, but apart from that I still didn't really enjoy my stay here.
The building is in bad condition but they did give it a good try to pimp it up a little bit, which is actually very well done: a lot of Ikea furniture, sheets, decoration and some creative details on the walls. This part I liked!
But for example the service sucks: there was nobody when we arrived and some other guests let us in because the door was locked. There was our key on the desk so we just picked it up and went to the room ourselves. We could have taken another room too if we wanted because all the keys were just there to be taken away!
The room was okay, even though the beds are very low quality. But they are new, also from Ikea, I assume. But the bathroom was so old and cold. After showering the humidity in it did't want to go away and there was some damage because of this water. There was no hot water in the sink, but the shower fortunately did have.
I can conclude that I have mixed feelings about this hostel, which is also quite far walking from the city center.
So, I would not recommend this place. I would choose another hostel in Porto for my next stay here.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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LarcioLarques, Gerente at Oporto City Hostel, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Hey Julie
We are really sorry for your bad experience, which is not usual in our Hostel as you can see in our other reviews.
Usually our receptions is open all day, but the day you arrived the receptionist had to leave earlier so he left the keys and a list of the room numbers so that people could get in and go enjoy the city without wasting time. Then, when the night receptionist arrived, you had already left.
About the location, we are 1 minute walking from the main metro station, TRINDADE, which is right in the center of Porto. We are located 15 minutes from all the historical attractions in the city, nightlife, train station, etc. Unfortunately we were not there to explain you the best way to arrive in the most interesting places, like we always do to every guest. Maybe that’s what gave the impression of being more far away.
Anyway we hope you have enjoyed the rest of your experience in our lovely city of Porto, and sincerely wish to meet you in other opportunity.
Márcio
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The stuff was super cool and helpful, location is nice, just a minute walk away from metro and few minutes away to main sights.
It's clean, modern, very reasonable price and cozy!
Would certainly recommend to stay
Enjoy Porto, folks!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maribor, Slovenia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Its a great hostel just a few minutes away of the city centre. The personel is nice, very helpful, they explain you everything. The kitchen is nice, as well as the bathrooms. There is also the wi-fi. Rooms are nice.

Room Tip: The private room is small but cosy. You have everything you need in the room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Brno
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Loved the place. Room was nice and clean. Hostel had a nice character. Porto itself is a wonderfull city, especially the area around the river. I love the place. Its so amazing. I wish I could stay there longer.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Clean sheets, clean room, very big, i got private bathroom, nice staff and best of all cheap and near the center!... what else can you ask? perfect!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Wes tayed here for a few nights in May. I was a little worried when they couldn't find my reservation, but after 10 mins they found me!!
The guys that work there were lovely and helpful. The rooms were big enough, 4 beds per room. It seemed like new bunk beds, mattresses and sheets which was really nice. Bathroom was big and clean with great shower.
We were asked to change rooms on the 2nd night, as there was a room that was free so that my boyfriend and I could have the room to ourselves, which was unexpected and very thoughtful.
Kitchen was clean and facilities to cook for yourself if you want.
location is fantastic. 2mins walk to the metro station with direct connection the airport, 5mins walk to city centre, 10mins walk to the waterfront.
We paid 8 euros a night which was super cheap for what you got!! This is a hidden gem of a hostel!! We didn't meet any other travellers while we stayed here, but i guess this is the quiet season.
Definitely recommend this hostel

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Guedes de Azevedo, 219, Porto 400-273, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 123 Specialty Lodging in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Oporto City Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oporto City Hostel is a charming old house from the 50s completely restored, located right in the heart of the historic center of Porto, next to the city's main metro station. Our core values are Hospitality, Cleanliness and Comfort in the Perfect Location.Stay with us and enjoy an authentic Porto Experience. ... more   less 
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