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Garden House Hostel

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

Garden House Hostel is located on a charming pedestrian street in Old Town, just down from the stunning Capela das Almas, a chapel covered in hand-painted blue tiles. Hostelworld guests say they appreciate that this 'open and airy' hostel has a large outdoor terrace, friendly staff who provide a personal service and a lounge area featuring TV, movies and a guitar. We like their popular pub crawl, a great opportunity to discover the city and meet fellow travellers.

Property Description

Garden House Hostel is one of the friendliest and most welcoming hostels in Porto.

Located in the heart of the old city, in the famous Rua de Santa Catarina, a pedestrian street where you can feel the essence of Porto, visit a wide range of restaurants, shops and cafes, such as the well-known Cafe Majestic, an Art Nouveau icon where artists and intellectuals meet for a cimbalino (expresso). Also within walking distance are all the museums, Port wine cellars, the Douro River and the cool Porto nightlife.

After a day of walking and sightseeing, nothing feels better than returning to the beautiful 19th century house that is Garden House Hostel. The building has been fully restored and improved, with all the modern commodities, and has a wonderful garden where you can relax, have a glass of wine, read a book, feel at home in a cozy, warm and friendly atmosphere!

From the Hostel you can catch the riverside tram to the sea and the beaches at Foz. With its restaurants, bars and promenade, you can enjoy the sun in one of the iconic places of Porto.

In the summer don't forget to pack your sunscreen and beach towel!

Please note:

Check in time.After 14:00
Check out time Before 12:00
Cancellation Policy 1 day
Minimum stay. 1 night
Breakfast included
We accept groups of more than 9 pax View House Rules


Set in a stunningly restored 19th-century house, the Garden House Hostel is a great spot for travellers looking for an authentic stay in Porto. Look for original features like the fireplaces and grand central stairway – they're exactly what Instagram was invented for. We're super proud of our amazing outdoor garden terrace – snooze under the shade of an umbrella or soak up the sun! At lunchtime, cook in the kitchen and eat al fresco with new friends. Remember to ask our multilingual staff for a free city map before you head off to check out Porto's colourful architecture and cheerful cafés.


You'll find us on a pedestrianised street in the heart of Porto's Old Town. We're a brief stroll from can't-miss sites like the iconic Capela das Almas (Chapel of Souls) which is covered in hand-painted blue tiles. São Bento train station is a 10-minute walk away, and it takes just over 15 minutes to reach Porto Cathedral before heading on to Palácio da Bolsa. The metro will also take you from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport to nearby Bolhão station (a minute's walk from the hostel) in around 30 minutes.

Rooms and Dorms

All of our beds come with personal reading lights, lockers and free linen (towels can be hired). You can choose from a mixed or female-only dorm or a private room. Some of our rooms come with pretty balconies and all of them have shared bathrooms with hot showers. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel, including in the rooms – handy if your nightly routine involves scrolling through your social media before dozing off!

Extras and activities

When you need a break from the sun, chill out indoors in our laid-back living area and browse our selection of DVDs and games. If you're feeling musical you can practise your chords on the resident guitar and maybe even inspire a singalong with your fellow travellers. Our kitchen is fully equipped and comes with a washing machine!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2019
    Amazing space, very friendly staff! They let me keep my bags there even after I had checked out, which I really appreciated. Great place for women traveling alone.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2019
    This place is amazing. It’s quite secure and provides lovely accommodations. It is within walking distance of the heart of the city... a metro card really isn’t needed. The staff is fantastic and full of tips for seeing Porto and trying the local foods. Its a little tricky to find if you’re not looking for it, which I personally liked for safety. Stay here, you will LOVE it!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2019
    I cannot express enough how much I enjoyed my time at this hostel. People from all ages and nationalities passed through and equally reflected on how amazing the Garden House is. The location on the main shopping street is perfect, as the hostel is in the heart of Porto's culture. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and the hostel itself is so clean and beautiful. Everyone I spoke to here agreed that this was their favorite stay in Portugal. 10/10!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2019
    Loved my stay here! The beautiful girls at reception were incredibly helpful. The mixed dorm was clean and tidy and the toilet area was large with ample space for showering etc. The hostel is a short walk from the sights of Porto and the metro line on the doorstep is perfect for getting around. Whenever I return to Porto I will look to stay again!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Jun 2019
    We had a truly amazing time here—Fabio was so helpful and gave great (vegetarian!) restaurant recommendations. It was clean, centrally located, and the breakfast was great. Couldn’t recommend more highly!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Jun 2019
    Such lovely, friendly and helpful staff. Had such a great stay and the location is great. Would highly recommend. So nice they have breakfast as well.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    Great and helpfull staf.
    Romania, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 May 2019
    Firstly, a fantastic location within easy walk of central Porto. More importantly, really friendly staff, a lovely atmosphere and well maintained clean facilities. They even arranged to store our bikes and for them to be collected by a courier after we had left. Couldn’t be more helpful. Thanks very much!
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    09 Jun 2019
    Beautiful building. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. Central Location useful for exploring Porto, you will need to get a metro card to get to it.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Jun 2019
    Had a lovely stay. All the of the staff were great, particularly Fabio whose recommendations where wonderful. Garden was lovely to relax in and the breakfast was good
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    8th, Best for solo female travellers

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Garden House Hostel says

Garden House Hostel is located on a charming pedestrian street in Old Town, just down from the stunning Capela das Almas, a chapel covered in hand-painted blue tiles. Hostelworld guests say they appreciate that this 'open and airy' hostel has a large outdoor terrace, friendly staff who provide a personal service and a lounge area featuring TV, movies and a guitar. We like their popular pub crawl, a great opportunity to discover the city and meet fellow travellers.