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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 9.3

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jan 2020
    Really nice hostel! Lovely staff, super clean, and well equipped facilities. Would definitely stay again.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Nov 2019
    A good location and very friendly staff. The dorm was clean, nothing to say. The common areas are very convivial. I'll definitely come back.
    Morocco, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Nov 2019
    Hands down the best hostel. Staff are super friendly, the space cosy and very clean. The rooms are spacious and a lot of ventilation during the night AND have balconies. The garden outside is just perfect. The environment and vibe are to return for. To top all that - free breakfast with fresh tomatoes for the sandwiches to start the day healthy. Recommended for those who travel to relax and connect with others. Blessings 🌻
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Jan 2020
    Absolutely beautiful. Huge dorms, free computers, communal room with DVDs, books, guitar, incredible breakfasts with fresh bread rolls, cheese, tomatoes, cereals, jams, honey, hot drinks, juices. Use of kitchen anytime. Everything super-clean. Location perfect for seeing many beautiful features within easy walking distance. I didn't give top marks for security only because sometimes a receptionist (24 hrs) leaves the street door ajar during the daytime. Access to rooms is by keycard.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    07 Nov 2019
    Peaceful. The most amazing staff! Free breakfast basic but perfect for me
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    31 Dec 2019
    It's very cold in winter. Blankets are very thin, clearly not enough on cold wheather. You'd need a spare one. There's no central heating but air conditioning with heat option. No heating in the bathroom either so taking a shower is very uncomfortable. It's a pity because for the rest is a nice hostel I'd totally recommend (on summeer time).
    Spain, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    27 Dec 2019
    The hostel and its facilities are great. The only problems were that there wasn't enough hot water for everybody (I had cold showers twice) and that the hostel itself is a little cold (there's no heater and Porto's winters are really cold). But after all, it was a good experience, it's a calm hostel, the staff is great and helpful and the breakfast is really good.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    29 Dec 2019
    Nice place...created from an old building with great wood-work. There's great potential if someone had the money to invest. I'm used to staying alone so the 'multiple bunk rooms' are better suited for younger (than me at 64). I was only there for a very short time due to airline problems so I can't say much. I checked in late and left early. I stay in a private room with bath and partial kitchen in Las Palmas (Canary Islands) for 10E's a night for comparison.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    03 Dec 2019
    Reception was great. Very engaging, positive. Beautiful old building on the edge of the city center, which for me is ideal for a place to stay. Restrooms were clean and spacious, and breakfast was available and satisfying. The true issue was that the mattress. Absolutely horrible. I’m no snowflake, but may have been the worst pad I’ve ever slept on in a hostel on any continent. Can’t recommend due to this. Maybe I was unlucky, everything else was solid.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    09 Nov 2019
    It was overall a good experience. Good location, very close to metro and everything was in walking distance. We couldn't enjoy the atmosphere a lot because this place is perfect for a stay in summer and our timing was not good. The breakfast was really good. Nice common space to chillout after a long day over a glass of wine.
    Germany, 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.