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Porto Downtown Hostel
Ranked #122 of 225 Specialty Lodging in Porto
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4 reviews
“Two nights in Porto”
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Rita welcomed us at reception and it felt like we were home. The people u meet while traveling make all the difference. Rita, Vera and Barbara do a wonderful job making everything easier. Their recommendations were spot on and their smiles always brighten the day. Fantastic. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We were introduced to this hostel from information center. When we stepped in Vera gave is great welcome. She was so fabulous and outgoing which are not so rare in hostel staff. Five stars for Downtown hostel staff.

Location is great since it was close to center the downtown yet it may be noise at night due to late parties on the street (sometimes 2-4am!)

Rooms and bathroom were satisfying and breakfast was included.
Priceswise, I paid 16 euros for two nights and 20 for the last since it was weekends. For me even 20 euroes were reasonable price.

If you are looking for decent hostel with good location and decent staff this is the one.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Orleans, France
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We just stayed for 2 nights at the Porto Downtown Hostel. It's in the center of Porto.
The staff is really really friendly and helpful!
I recommend this hostel for young people who like partying (it's in the party area). The facilities are really good and clean but the breakfast is not really good (but you can have free tea/coffee/hot chocolate all the time).
Just a small thing : We had a bedroom for 2 people and it was kind of cold (but the staff provided us with a little heating device) so it was okay.
It's kind of noisy (pubs just behind), from our side at least and very noisy seagulls (but, hey, it's nature!)
I really recommend it for the young!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

I have stayed in a number of hostels around the world, this one is definitely in my top 5 best hostels... possibly number one! The staff are really lovely and helpful, the facilities are spot on, the rooms are immaculately clean and the kitchen is really nice too! It is in a great location and the hostel are linked to a tour company that do free walking tours which I highly recommended.
The hostel atmosphere is relaxed despite it being in the middle of a busy area. Porto itself is a really beautiful city and thanks to the lovely staff at the hostel I had something to do on my birthday while I was here alone, they insisted I joined the group cocktail party in the evening, I had a great time! I can´t think of any thing to fault this place! If you are coming to porto... stay here and see for yourself!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

I stayed there for 5 night. it was absolutley awsome. The staff was absolutley grate. They help u with everything u want. everyone is very friendly. Every thing is clean. And the hostel is in a very very very good location. U are in the middle of everything. Book here a place because is extraordinary. You can watch movies and eat and do what ever u want...just come here is very nice. i hope i will come in June one more time! Thank you for everything. Serbu Madalina from Romania

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Yea, what can I say about the downtown and the two (nice) "crazy" girls who run this hostel ? ? ?
Maybe the hardest fact is, my plan was to stay only for a few days or max. a week in Porto but in the end I've been there for six weeks because Porto and the hostel are really beautiful places!
The very best in this hostel is the amazing staff who calls you by your name and care about you like a family member.They are also extremely friendly and helpful.
If you are looking for a good restaurant or a special place in Porto, just ask Vera , Barbara or anybody else of the staff and they'll help you for sure.
By the way, the girls also like to chat with the guests about everything and they're funny, too.
The hostel is situated at a walking distance from everything that's interesting in Porto.Step out of the hostel and you are in the middle of the best pub scene in town.
The facilities are clean and well designed. The free breakfast is good and the kitchen one of my favorite places with everything you need includig a big screen (who is not really needed in a kitchen).
Another great place to stay is the TV-room also equiped with kableTV, DVD player and many DVDs and a couch ful of pillows.The only thing I missed was a playstation or something like that, but not really.
The only downside (because I really want to find one) is the noise on then street in the night from friday to saturday because the youth of Porto knows how to celebrate and make party but the best idea is - just join them and be a part of their nightlife.

Well, the downtown is probably the best hostel I ever stayed in and this is really not simply a phrase!
I can defintely recommend it to everybody who is looking for a peaceful place to stay in Porto.
So, that's it !
Thank's again Barbara and Vera for the great time with you, not to forget Rita, we startet at the same time at the hotel, she behind the reception, me as the guest, and all the other staff.
Special thank's to IKEA because most of the furniture of the hostel is from there and I liked it really very much, especially the dormbeds "Tromsö" - I slept in it like a baby all the time!

PS:Don't miss the free walking tour with PanchoTours every morning!They pick you up at 11:30 from the hostel and ask for "Graca" if possible because she is the best walking guide in Town !!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Uppsala, Sweden
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

What made this hostel stand out from the others was the staff actually made an effort to try to remember each of the guests names. It seems like a small thing, but when travelling its these sort of things that just make the experience so much more enjoyable. The hostel as such is located really downtown close to a lot of the main attractions, has large room with lockers and is clean. Great experience

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Porto Downtown Hostel
Address: Praca Guilherme Gomes Fernandes 66, Porto 4050-294, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
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Ranked #122 of 225 Specialty Lodging in Porto
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Number of rooms: 6
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