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Gaia Porto Hostel
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

If you want to stay anywhere (including 5 star hotels) in Porto... look no further! Amazing value, wonderful and knowledgeable staff and a beautiful hostel. This is the future of hostelling and I would recommend this to anyone who is visiting Porto. Thank you so much for having us, we loved it.

Dan and Beth (England) xx

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

my girlfriend and i have stayed in many hostels, some of them good some of them bad but Gaia hotel has been the best place we have ever stayed. everything was really clean, fantastic breakfast and the best of all is that juan carlos and marta make you feel as if you were part of their family. they are quality people, really helpful and friendly. they recommended to go to some local and authentic Portuguese restaurants as well as wine testings and we were not disappointed at all, plus is located very close to the river, bars and several restaurants and the area is safe to walk around at anytime. if you wanna have a whole new experience staying in hostels this is the place to go without a question.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

The hostel is right across the river from Porto in Gaia but is only a 10 minute walk. The employees were very nice and helpful. The entire place was clean and comfortable. Great breakfast and rooftop view!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

I've stayed in fifteen different hostels around the world, and I think this one might be my all-time favorite. João and Marta are excellent hosts. I spent three nights at Gaia Porto, and on two of the nights they stayed past reception closing time to chat with their guests. João made great recommendations for what to see and do in Porto. My room had a little balcony, but the garden on the roof looks out over the city of Porto across the river. The hostel has a social environment without being loud, which is wonderful. The hostel is clean and located in a safe neighborhood. It looks like a house from the outside BECAUSE IT FEELS LIKE A HOME on the inside. Great stay. I would recommend it to anyone unless you hate walking - the best way into Porto is a slightly-under-a-mile (or slightly-more-than-a-kilometer) walk over the Dom Luís Bridge. Heck, even if you DO hate walking, it's worth it.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the Hostel Gaia Porto in March 2014 and we had a wonderful time. We had a warm welcome and joined one evening for a wonderful local dinner.
Everything was totally clean, we had a charming room and from the terrace a good view over the city.
The owners Joao and Marta are really nice and give good advice what to do and see in the city.
Probably the best hostel I have been to.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

GaiaPorto was a great choice!! It is the perfect hostel for a week-end trip in Porto. I had never been welcomed that good in a hostel before. The hosts are so friendly, give good advices. We had a great portugese dinner and drank good wine :-) The hostel looks great inside, rooms are clean, breakfast is good... there is a garden in summer where you can do a barbecue or have breakfast. It is very well located near the metro, you can also walk to downtown. I cannot think of any negative thing! We paid only 20€ per person for a double room. It's very good value for money. We recommend this hostel for anyone that goes on a trip to Porto!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have visited about 15 countries in Europe and have travelled a lot all over the world and staying in hostels and b&bs, I can say that this place is at the TOP of our list. We have loved our stay from the moment we got here. We were welcomed with good glasses of port wine and cookies, and then got to see the beautiful and clean room we had. The room and bed was clean (impeccably clean)and comfortable, the views from the terraces are amazing, the service from the owners is impeccable.
The hostel is in a great location. It was easy to get there by public transit, and we walked everywhere our entire stay. It is close to the port wine cellars, so it is easy to walk from place to place (and drink:) without having to worry about transport (driving especially). We also walked easily across the bridge to porto city.
The owners were very welcoming, giving us impeccable service, (in many languages, French and English), recommending great places for us to see. They even prepared breakfast earlier than usual just for us because we had an early tour.
The breakfast is very good, with breads and jams and cold cuts, coffee and tea, all in their beautiful kitchen with good and relaxing music.
This place was so peaceful, we got to relax and forget about our hectic lives at home the moment we got here.
Thank you to marta and Joao for our wonderfull stay!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gaia Porto Hostel

Address: Rua Candido dos Reis 374 376, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-070, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila Nova de Gaia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Vila Nova de Gaia
Price Range: $22 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gaia Porto Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GaiaPorto Hostel is a friendly house, where you can stay and have a nice journey in Gaia and Oporto cities. You have the best views to oporto city,and you are near the most important port winw companies, where you can taste our best port wine. You are 5min walking from Douro River where you can catch a boat and have a nice trip along the river. You are 5 min walking from Metro station(General Torres)from where you are in Oporto Center in 5min. In this hostel you have nice and friendly people just taking care of you and making your stay the best you have in the last years. ... more   less 
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