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Everything was great! We had a wonderful stay in Porto and we are certain that the hostel positively contributed to the stay. The staff is really friendly, always willing to help. They helped us to plan our trip and they organise us a full day of activities. It is the most beautiful hostel I've seen. And besides, the breakfast was too good! We even had the chance to taste a typical Portuguese dinner! I recommend this hostel to everyone without any hesitation !!
The hostel and its owners are amazing! They make you feel very welcome, it's like living at a friend's house. To sum up: It's nearly perfect and absolutely worth a visit!!
Extremely clean place, with very comfortable beds. Intended to be a small and cozy place (only 16). His owner is very helpful. Not located in the middle of Porto but within walking distance and easily reachable with public transportation. I definitely recommend it!!
We had a wonderful stay at this hostel. The home cooked food was amazing and the hospitality second to none. We will stay there next time in Porto.
We cannot fault this hostel. We stayed for 3 nights in October 2015 and absolutely loved it! Joao and his family are the nicest people and the food they cooked was amazing!! The rooms were extremely clean, the facilities were fantasic with more than enough for all the guests and the hosts were happy to answer any question we had about anything related to our trip. Easily the best hostel we´ve ever stayed in, better than a lot of hotels. Cannot recommend this hostel enough!
It was my first trip to Porto and I'm glad that I chose exactly this hostel. The host Joao made me feel at home. Hostel is very clean, best location, wonderful view from terrace, breakfast is delicious! Everything that one can dream of while traveling to a new country!
Quite simply the most beautiful hostel we've stayed in to date. A wonderful family owned and operated hostel in a perfect location. Nicer than most hotels we've been in, and breakfast in the morning which included home made cake, which was amazing. With 198 countries in the world, I can't promise we'll get back to Portugal, but if we ever do, this is where we will stay. Don't miss it.
Best hostel I've stayed in in 3 months of travel. Super comfortable beds with individual lights and plugs. Great shower and clean bathroom. Excellent breakfast. Staff was friendly and knowledgable about stuff to do, include a free wine tour and tasting. Thanks for an excellent last two nights in Europe!!
The hostel is great, good staff, breakfast and rooms. The only thing wasn't good was a little bit smelly.
We had an incredible stay here! The owners take a lot of pride in providing an experience where travelers can feel at home. The room was impeccably clean and we were greeted with 2 glasses of local Port wine. Honestly felt more like a hotel than a hostel experience but for the same price. There is an amazing roof terrace with views of Porto and we loved being walking distance from the downtown but not in the center of it all.
Great location for visiting Porto and Guaia, which is also interesting, reception speaks English. The dorm room is very small and can be hot with 6 people in it. Also, 8 people sharing one very small bathroom even with 2 sinks and showers is too many. The breakfast is adequate but staff need to be more flexible for people who need to eat earlier or just want a roll without snapping at them. 'Dad" is a sweetheart! Reception professional and knowledgeable, but could be more flexible.
Great staff, very warm and relaxed environment.
Myself and partner had a wonderful short stay here only 2 nights. We left very spoilt for comfort, our room was so cute we loved it! The out door terrace was great for a quiet drink at night. The hostel gave off a very homely feel which is why we enjoyed so much. The location was good, wasn't right in the main area but not far walk at all. the family put so much into this hostel to make it good for everyone which is why I would reccommed it! Thanks for a great stay
very nice place close to center. Staff is really helpful and really nice
Joao and his wife are fantastic hosts! We were made to feel at home during our whole stay and we would definitely return there at the first opportunity.
A wonderful small hostel, ran by very nice and conscientious people. Recommended.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
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We had a lovely time at this hostel right after finishing the camino. Everything about it was great, from the breakfast to the rooftop garden. The owners put so much work into making it a great place to be and it certainly shows. They go above and beyond to give you more than you had even thought of: free wine tours, loads of great recommendations (even for veggies), your bed made everyday etc. Couldn't recommend it more highly!
Spent a weekend with Joao and Marta in Porto. Had an amazing time at the hostel, being quite small we all got to know each other quite well. Our hosts were filled with plenty of advice for our few days in Porto. The hostel has a great rooftop garden and bar with a beautiful view. We were lucky enough to be treated to a cheap traditional Portuguese dinner and some wine at the hostel, which was fantastic; i will be sending an email for the recipe of that duck rice! Can't wait to come back!