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Garden House Hostel

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  • 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 9.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2019
    Excellent staff who were extremely accommodating and very helpful. Perhaps the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2019
    The Garden House Hostel is a very cool place in stay in if you are in Porto. The rooms are nice and have everything you wish for in a hostel room. It is a quite small hostel with a nice kitchen and a living room. There is a big outside patio. The staff was excellent because they were very friendly and knew a lot about Porto. I would recommend everyone to stay there if they are searching for a personal and small hostel with lots of character.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Really good location - right by the Bolhão market (and Bolhão/Trinidade metro stations, which go right to the market). It is very easy to walk to the historic centre, waterfront and all the main attractions and there are also lots of buses to other areas. It is in a beautiful old house so you get a real sense of staying in a historic Porto casa, with a garden (and pond complete with turtle/tortoise!).
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    08 Aug 2019
    Stayed only one night, but you can immediately see that this hostel really cares about you and wants you to have a good stay.
    Slovakia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Jul 2019
    Very supportive hosts with good recommendations to explore Porto!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Jul 2019
    Garden was amazing. My mom and I stayed there and the staff were super helpful and just amazing in general. It's in a great location on Santa Catarina, next to the metro and 5-10 minutes walking from all the major landmarks in Centro. I would definitely recommend and hope to stay there again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Jul 2019
    I stayed in a single room and everything was great except the bath towels. They were stiff like sandpaper and could stand on its own. Luckily I had a personal towel that I carry with me when traveling.
    Sri Lanka, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    16 Jul 2019
    Thank you, Andre, Fabio, and staff for making me feel at home. I found the female dorm spacious beyond my dreams, and convenient to both the shower, bathroom, and the main floor. The breakfast of strong coffee and a roll with cheese and herbed tomato slices energized my mornings. Your tips proved accurate & most useful. I would have appreciated a room fan so we wouldn't have to prop.our door to the street & be awakened to seagulls & late night revelers. I suggest other visitors wear earplugs.😎
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    22 Jul 2019
    Gorgeous outdoor space to soak up the sunshine, staff were very friendly and helpful. I did the Porto walking tour and the wine tour as they were recommended and had a great experience!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Jul 2019
    Stayed for 3 nights. They made me move rooms 3 times!!! One of those I had extended just to sleep more but had to be taken up for it. They only offered 2$ discount after that. No activities planned at hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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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.