I'm not sure I'd rank the Gallery Hostel amongst the other hostel I know. Its boutique and had dorms, and amazing ones! Nice beds and amenities.
I stayed there 5 nights, on a solo trip to Porto. It was a great place to meet people and the walking tours are a great introduction to the city. The dinners (€10, 3 courses and wine) are delicious and the occasion to chat with the staff and the fellow guests (and plan the rest of the night). Through the hostel I booked my trip to the Douro valley, which was amazing.
If you go to Porto I highly recommend this place, you'll feel at home.
I know they have private rooms but haven't seen them (but heard great things from other guests).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gallery Hostel is set in a privileged area of Oporto, known for its art galleries and modern shops, at a walking distance from the main points of interest in the city centre such as museums, monuments, gardens, restaurants and bars. Located in Rua Miguel Bombarda, the Hostel is established in an historical building with more than 100 years old, which just went through a renewal in order to respond to our guest’s needs and expectations. With high standards of comfort and carefully decorated, you will find a familiar and cosy atmosphere, complemented by a multilingual and professional team. Composed by several types of rooms, the Gallery Hostel is divided in two sections. You can choose between staying in the main building in a 6 or 4 people bedroom, or in one of our Garden Suites, always offering a privileged privacy. In the main building, each room is named after the most renowned artists of Oporto such as Sophia Mello Breyner, Almeida Garrett, Julio Resende, Silva Porto, Siza Vieira and Souto Moura. Also creating an original feeling of the city and enhancing local culture, the Garden Suites are named after the main Oporto city parks (Cordoaria, Botânico, Serralves and Palácio de Cristal). Our services and common areas have also been developed in order to satisfy any need the guest might have. You can choose listening to music and drink Portuguese wine in our Lounge Bar, watch a DVD in our Movie Theatre or play a game, surf on internet or read a book in our Library, have a chat or chill out in our interior gardens, enjoy a meal in our open kitchen and breakfast area, between others. ... more less
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