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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were excellent. They were extremely professional, friendly and helpful. The office was open 24/7, which was a pleasant surprised. I was very impressed by the staff's professionalism. The beds were pretty good. Breakfast was really good but not included. Very sociable hostel and easy to meet people. Daily shot at 22:00 was a very nice touch. Only drawback...

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Rita M, 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. Thank you...

St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed October 29, 2016

In the dorm was very drunk person. He was that drunk that he could not to get down from second-level bed without falling on the floor and he did vomited on his pillow. People in such bad condition have to be monitored by medical personnel cause it is not rare to die by drowning in own vomit during been unconscious....

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Rita M, Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for your review! We are really sorry to hear you didn't enjoyed your stay. I will share your comments with the team so that we can better improve our guests' experience with us! We hope you can give us the opportunity to excel ourselves welcoming you next time. Thank you for staying with us, and for taking...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Very nice place to stay. Focused on a community vibe. If you want to, you will easily make friends from all over the world here. And the rooms are very comfortable. Staff is also incredible friendly. The bar crawl was a great time if that's what you enjoy. Ended up dancing with an international crowd. Very very good experience.

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Rita M, 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 hostel and had a chance to go on the walking pub crawl! We hope to welcome you again soon! OBRIGADA! PILOT Crew

British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Very social and fun. A bit loud from that street. Bathrooms are shared (not my favourite) but we're clean and perfectly fine. Also has private bathrooms to use but they usually are occupied. Fun downstairs atmosphere to socialize with other guests. Our room was quite small, and needed our own lock for this hostel!! Staff was veryyyy helpful and friendly....

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Rita M, Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for your kind review. Your comments are very much appreciated and have been shared with our team internally. We thank you as well for praising our staff. The whole team, works very hard to make sure all our guests benefit the best service. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again. Obrigada! PILOT Crew

County Laois, Ireland
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Good location close to the train station. Ideal after a long days travelling. Staff were all legends and really helpful. Good social atmosphere in there as well, I'm sure the free shots played their part! Rooms were clean and comfortable with plenty of sockets. Bunks but fairly big (I'm 6'4 and had no problems). Try the Port! And the waffles...

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Rita M, 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

Reviewed July 31, 2016

Our stay could not have been better! First of all, the staff are very friendly and made us feel welcome right away. The hostel is clean and looks good, the common areas provided a great place to chill out and meet people. Rooms were also clean and modern, beds are a bit on the small side though. Everything offered by...

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Rita M, Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for your kind review. Your comments are very much appreciated and have been shared with our team internally. We thank you as well for praising Sara, Ana and Thiago. The whole team, works very hard to make sure all our guests benefit the best service. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again. Obrigada! PILOT...

Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

I really loved Porto and part of me having such a good time was the hostel. Great staff, good bedrooms and bathrooms. Their services are great as well. Personally loved the 24 hours bar in the hostel.

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Rita M, 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. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Obrigada! PILOT Crew

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed July 28, 2016

On arrival the staff was very friendly and keen to get to know you. The free shot at 22:00 create a nice atmosphere and made it easy to find people to hang out with. The rooms were spacious, good lockers available and all the beds are equipped with their own nightlight and plug. The toilets and showers were well maintained....

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Rita M, 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. Thank you...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hostel for a couple of nights and it was fantastic. Very clean and organised, the common area was fantastic and there was an amazing outdoor area to relax in. The staff were so friendly and helpful although at nights it is sometimes hard to find someone. The only issue was that the wifi wasn't amazing in...

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Rita M, 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

Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Such a festive place! Friendly, helpful staff!Great location, everything in walking distance. Especially the nightlife! Definitely do the pub crawl (not before wine tasting though😂) nice rooms and delicious breakfast! Thanks for having us!😁

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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 pub crawl! Thank you for your suggestion! We hope to welcome you again soon! OBRIGADA! PILOT Crew

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pilot Hostel will change the way you see hostels! Modern, Super Fun, Comfortable & Perfectly well Located. Designed to be one of the top modern hostels, it is equipped with led lightening, contemporary furniture and minimal decoration. You will love our terrace with a barbecue, a fireplace and a waterfall; as well as our lounge room with coloured led lightning - perfect for parties or to simply chill out. You can hang out in our 24h BAR & lounge where you can meet people, chat, relax, watch a movie, or even play our Guitar and Djembe! Ready on the wall a cinema screen for movie nights and to play Play station. You can also have a great time playing football and table tennis. For fans we have a Surf board ready for a spin. Don't worry about planning your holidays, we will show you the city by day and by night. But, if you prefer to relax or to have fun at the hostel, we have some surprises waiting for you. The city centre and sizzling nightlife within a 2min walk will make your visit easy and pleasant. We are located near the city hall, Av. Aliados and Praca Carlos Alberto. Public transport: metro, train and bus within a 5min walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about PILOT Design Hostel & Bar

Address: Rua General Silveira No. 11, Porto 4050-588, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: $13 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Rooms further away from the street will be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles EvaSUK, May 30, 2016 | Read review
“Good location”
 of 5 bubbles CatherinePageault, May 27, 2016 | Read review
“first floor room 14 has a balcony, if you smoke that will be good for you because you don't have to go to the entrance :)”
 of 5 bubbles 589eirinih, Dec 11, 2015 | Read review
“The one with the balcony and hammock is really nice!”
 of 5 bubbles SandraLovesToTravel, Jul 28, 2015 | Read review
“Female-only rooms were quiet and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles sandramN580VG, Jul 5, 2015 | Read review
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