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Cats Hostel Porto

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

The stylish Cats Hostel Porto is located just around the corner from Sao Bento metro station and the funicular. It features a large rooftop terrace, a full kitchen and rooms which are all ensuite. We particularly like their bunk beds, with feature privacy curtains, personal fans and underbed lockers. Hostelworld guests have highly recommended this hostel and say they'd stay here again; one guest told us, 'my favourite place was a terrace where we could sit in the evening having a drink and chatting with friends'.

Property Description

Cats Porto has an unbeatable location in the 'heart of Porto', next to the Cathedral which is a 'World Heritage' protected area. Our three buildings are just 50mts away from the Batalha metro station (which has a link to the Airport) and São Bento train station. The main bus line (Rede Expressos) is just five minutes on foot.

Our Location: We are in a quiet area of Porto, is perfect for resting, but at the same time really close to the city center and all the main city attractions are walking distance (Se Cathedral, Sao Joao Theatre, D. Luis I bridge, Ribeira, Clerigos Tower, etc.) The main shopping streets in Porto, bars, restaurants, supermarkets are all very close as well. And if you want to party, the best nightlife spots are just ten minutes’ walk from the hostel!

Our Facilities: We've created a new level of comfort and intimacy in all our spaces, our main purpose is to adapt to all your needs always with a friendly and informal atmosphere! All our rooms have private bathrooms, free WiFi, spacious individual lockers, good heaters and individual fans. And some rooms have even breathtaking views of the city!

Our Common Areas: On sunny days you can relax in our famous rooftop or watch the sunset with a drink from the bar. Feel in a mood for a BBQ? Let's do it! We also have a cozy reading lounge and a fully equipped kitchen. You may don’t have to use it if you join to one of our free dinner nights! In our bar we also serve delicious snacks and we have an amazing Happy Hour!!

Our Activities: Complete your travel experience with our different activities! Free Walking Tour, Pub Crawl, Wine Tours, Surf Lessons and much more!

Our 24h reception will welcome you with a friendly, multilingual and amusing staff, always ready to help you in any way possible and give the best tips of Porto's delights. We look forward to meeting you!


Please note that from 1st March 2018 there’s a city tax of EUR 2 per guest, per night.
This is not included in the total price of the booking and should be paid on site.
This tax is charged to guests aged 13 and older. It is subject to a maximum amount of EUR 14 per guest. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2019
    Fantastic hostel, great facilities, good breakfast, and a great atmosphere for meeting fellow travelers. Would definitely recommend.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Apr 2019
    Is a really nice hostel. Location is perfect close to Ribiera and also from centre where tou can visit the main points. Is clean, modern and good place to meet people. With a bar, kitchen, terrace and good atmosphere. The staff is friendly.
    Argentina, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 Apr 2019
    I stayed for 4 days and I felt good staying at CATS. The staff were super welcoming and fun to talk to. I went on the bar crawl and it was a really fun time. The beds are super comfy and I slept like a baby. The breakfast was good too. I would 100% stay here again. I also loved the terrace but it wasn't sunny enough to use it yet!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    27 Mar 2019
    Staff were extremely knowledgable, location was great and the rooms were spacious with amazing views! Would definitely stay again!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Apr 2019
    My stay at Cats Hostel was not as expected. The images online showed curtains and when I arrived in my room there were none. It was difficult to get good sleep for me without complete darkness. In addition, I did not realize there were several bulidings to stay in that are not connected but down the street from the main building. Other than those issues, the location and breakfast were good and the staff was very helpful!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Apr 2019
    We loved Cats! It is comfy, cozy and beautiful, with a comfortable bed and lockers and the best of all , the atmosphere with cats crew and Porto walkers is great!
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    24 Mar 2019
    I enjoyed my stay very much. This was the first time I traveled alone and the staff made me feel very safe and were very helpful. The rooms were nice but my shower had mold on the ceiling and walls. Other than that it was great, the breakfast was good, the lockers to put your stuff was awesome. Great stay and would recommend.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Apr 2019
    Wonderful. Although I’m a lot older than the typical visitor I had a great time. Just don’t expect to get to sleep early. At midnight I was the only one in the dorm room.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    03 Apr 2019
    Really good hostel in the main city center of Porto! They organize a lot of activities so you will never get bored. Clean and friendly stuff! Definitely recommended!
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Apr 2019
    Great location, friendly staff, cheap bar, amazing bedding (first proper duvet and pillow I’ve had in Europe. Cons were the mouldy shower (guys hop on a ladder and clean the mould of the ceiling, it’s not hard and makes the world of difference), there was 2 groups of school kids staying who monopolised the hostel and took up most of the common spaces, especially in the evening, they were loud and drunk and running around like toddlers. Laundry is €8 and the staff don’t move to the dryer for you!
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2017

    10th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2016

    3rd, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2015

    3rd, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Porto

  • 2014

    1st, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2014

    1st, Best facilities

  • 2014

    1st, Best value for money

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Cats Hostel Porto says

I'd say our most unique features are our beds, each of which has orthopaedic mattresses, curtains, an individual fan, a reading light and a power socket. Plus there's ensuite bathrooms in all rooms. Did I mention our three-metre tropical aquarium?
All the main attractions are within walking distance from our hostel. Within two minutes you can get to Se Cathedral, the Douro River, D. Luis Bridge, Sao Bento train and metro stations and the Rede Expresso bus service . I particularly recommend visiting the port wine caves in Ribeira de Gaia. They're about 15 minutes' walk away.
Being the largest hostel in Porto, and having such a wide range of amenities and activities, we would say that this is not a traditional party hostel, although the night spots are only 10 minutes away. The main age group of our guests is between 25 and 35, but we have had had happy guests from ages 12 to 60 - many of our guests had never stayed in a hostel before.
We can accommodate up to 15 people at a time who need disabled facilities. The entire building and all the common areas are accessible to them; we have an elevator and a wheelchair elevator platform. Quishan & Himali, Owners