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Porto Downtown Hostel Reviews

Praça Guilherme Gomes Fernandes no. 66, 1st floor, Porto, Portugal

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732 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Ok hostel, though sleeping was very hard in the red dorm due to the massive amounts of music from bars and traffic. In addition, we booked 2 nights, one of them in a 3-person room. When arriving at the hostel we just got informed that we had been bumped to a 10-person dorm for BOTH nights (instead of one in a 6p and one in a private), no apologies or any concessions made. Staff was businesslike but aloof. We booked a private room for a diff. hostel for the second night.


Totally recommendable! :) Clean, perfect location, excellent staff (they help you with everything you ask for and are really nice), super breakfast, nice atmosphere and common room :) I have seen nicer showers before, but apart from that perfect :)


Free coffee and tea all the time and not only for breakfast is very good! In the kitchen there was everything (and even more) for "real" cooking.

  • 7th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Bárbara is great, helpful and kind. The location, security and breakfast are great as well. One of the best hostel where we've stayed.


One of the best hostels I have been in, the staff was absolutely brillant and so helpful. The location is perfect, right in the heart of the town and the night life. It was a really nice stay and i'd go back without hesitating !!


Great location, good kitchen, no smoking area thou ( gotta go in the street ) Otherwise they give themselves the right to fine you 5000€ even if u smoke on the balcony by signing the hotel rules at check in. And quite cold in the winter, I don't recall seeing a single heater in the hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello B.! We are glad you took some time to give us a review. Since few years in Portugal it is Not allowed to smoke in any public space specially accomodation, so it is not just our internal rule. Concerning the weather, the winter just began and besides 2 blankets in each bed we do have heaters also, probably we just didn´t tought it was so cold at the moment you stayed but we will put them now :) bon voyage


This is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hostel has very good communal spaces and is in a great location.

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