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Tattva Design Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua do Cativo 26 - 28, Porto 4000-060, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #5 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Porto
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Hostel Supreme”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Best hostel ever!
Personally the quality of the facilities were quite unbelievable for a hostel. Loved the vibrant colors, decor, spacious & user friendly kitchen, lounge & thoughtful facilities for the disabled. Truly great value for the comfortable dorms especially when packaged with a generous breakfast spread.
Room booking foulup was amicably resolved by wonderful hosts Ms Himali and her partner. Wow, thanks and hats off to both of you and your staff for offering guests such a great atmosphere to stay in Porto!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I was recommended this hostel by a friend I met in Lisbon, It wasn't really what I expected from his description expect the location was perfect. The room was a little on the small side which made it very difficult to access your belongings in lockers. The heater wouldn't turn off, so the room was a little over heated. I found the bed a small compared to other hostels and the placement of the latter made it difficult to get in on the top bunk. I found it very clean (toilets, kitchen, living rooms, beds, sheets, floors, sinks..expect the showers needed a good clean/scrub). I wouldn't call this a 'Design' hostel it is just a 'New, Modern' hostel. Checkin was a 30min wait with one girl at the desk.. But you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Central location even if not even in the most common places, which allows for a bit less noise whilst still in perfect walking distance from anywhere you may want to go in the downtown area. Plus, it is close to bus and metro stations as well as São Bento's train station.
The staff is very friendly and approachable, the free wi-fi is always a plus as well as the wonderful terrace upstairs.
As for the rooms, these are some of the best I've seen hostel-wise, considering the privacy provided by the curtains in each bed, the individuals lockers that only open with your specific card key, the individual fan and multiple sockets as well as the private (and very modern) showers in each room make this a place to which I definitely plan to come back to.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My son and I stayed in the new private rooms which are in a separate building, but don't let that put you off as it's just 30 seconds away (across the street) from the main hostel where you can use all the facilities, including washing machine, large and nicely equipped kitchen, and the lovely roof terrace.

Breakfast was good, but the dining area was a bit crowded with so many people. The hostel's strong point though is the staff who were extremely helpful, even to the point of giving Portuguese lessons in the evening.

Plus Porto is a very interesting city. I'd recommend taking the daily walking tours (info at the reception) as they help you to get your bearings and get the best out of the city.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Tattva Design is a great hostel. The location is prime, with everything in walking distance. The staff were friendly and funny. The roof terrace is gorgeous and I imagine it would be perfect on a summer day! The beds are easily the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in, in a hostel. The dorm we stayed in had really good security with storage lockers underneath the beds and facilities were good as well. We had a lovely time in Porto!”

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Convenient location, within walking distance of bus and train stations, and waterfront cafes along the river. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Clean rooms and good breakfast. Tattva attracted an international group of travelers. We made reservations through our Destinations Abroad Hostel in Lisbon and got a discounted rate prior to arriving in Porto.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

At Tattva, I felt welcomed from the beginning while being assisted by Claudia who was very considerate even though I was too early for check in, to the night guys working at the reception who were the best company I could have asked for. I'll come back to Tattva just to visit Joshua, Pedro, Luis and Daniel again! Not only they were extremely nice and helpful they also showed me some great places around Porto. They made my stay great during the sunny days sightseeing and the rainy days inside just hanging out. That being said, the facilities were nice looking, clean and the bed curtains and lockers allowed for privacy and comfort that I haven’t gotten in any other hostel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua do Cativo 26 - 28, Porto 4000-060, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Tattva Design Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome friends! "Tattva" has been inspired from the Sanskrit word meaning 'Element', representing the five elements from which life evolves: Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky. Tattva Design Hostel will give you an enhanced hostel experience. Details and design have been carefully blended to create a new level of comfort and intimacy, as well as plenty of common areas in which to socialize.Two beautiful buildings classified as "World Heritage" have been recovered and totally refurbished to make the largest hostel in Porto, with breathtaking views on the higher levels. With 16 rooms and a capacity of 116 people in total (Female Dorms, Mixed Dorms and Double rooms), Tattva provides a unique experience in terms of comfort. ... more   less 
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