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“"Best in term of price versus quality of the service"” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of PILOT Design Hostel & Bar

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PILOT Design Hostel & Bar
Ranked #9 of 205 Specialty Lodging in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Chisinau, Moldova
1 review
“"Best in term of price versus quality of the service"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Last August I went to Portugal for my Erasmus exchange semester. While searching for a flat, I was staying in Pilot Hostel. I have spent 2 days in the Hostel and I did enjoy it a lot. Staff is friendly, location is perfect, rooms are comfortable and it is a great choice in term of price - quality of the service. In addition, every morning I was enjoying a tasty breakfast. Thank you Pilot Hostel for a very nice welcoming!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is the nicest and friendliest hostel I have stayed in! It's clean, modern, excellently priced and has a great location in the centre of Porto. But what makes this hostel is the friendly social atmosphere where meeting people is easy and lots of fun. The common area and kitchen are awesome, although a little chilly, and the staff are super helpful, recommending places to visit, things to do and places to eat. I stayed for 3 nights with 4 friends and met some awesome people here too. The rooms were small but perfectly equipped with comfortable bunks and the bathrooms were modern and clean.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

My friends and I had an amazing time at the hostel last month. The staff was very helpful and friendly, and they offered up some great advice on how to experience Porto like a local. The hostel itself was clean and it had one of the most comfortable beds I've ever had at a hostel. The best part about the hostel was its social atmosphere. We met many people from all over the world and made some great friends during our stay!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank studenttraveller4
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Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place is awesome. Great friendly staff, free shots at 10 pm, clean and tidy, free wifi, they offer meals as well as having a kitchen available... just great. After spending a year abroad, I still think of my time in Pilot fondly. Flavia might have had something to do with that.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Barnicals
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Tbilisi, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

I stayed there for 4 days.
Location is perfect, it's in the heart of downtown. I found my favorite cafe after 50 meters from there with the best francesinha in Porto :)
Rooms were clean and nice. Beds - very comfortable.
The staff is perfect, always on good mood, full of energy, they helped me in everything i needed.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

Had a really good time here. The beds are good, the kitchen is awesome, the common area is great for meeting people and the girls working there really make this place something special.
Cant recommend enough!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank Brenton R
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Porto, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

+ very good people in reception
+ beautiful design
+ very good location
+ good service

- a bit cold common areas
- there was a reconstruction, what was a bit annoying

So it was for me a really good time and thanks to this hostel i can enjoy my erasmus study in porto much more.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janover2014
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Additional Information about PILOT Design Hostel & Bar

Property: PILOT Design Hostel & Bar
Address: Rua General Silveira No. 11, Porto 4050-588, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 205 Specialty Lodging in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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 
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