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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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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 9.5

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    It's a good place to stay
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    Great hostel, friendly staff, very centrally located, great value for the money.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Feb 2020
    This is an excellent hostel; the staff were very friendly and helpful, the hostel and all its facilities (with a nice common area and good kitchen) very clean and in a good location. Breakfast was basic but well prepared. Great value for money.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Feb 2020
    It was incredible!!! The owner and the staff were really friendly and the place was really good and clean! Whenever I come back to Porto, definitely I will stay there again!
    Portugal, Female, 18-24
  • 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


    01 Jan 2020
    Particularly enjoyed my stay in The Garden House Hostel. Originally only booked for 3 nights but extended twice more. Of the 4 hostels I stayed in during my trip to Portugal/Spain this was easily the best.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    04 Feb 2020
    The hostel was very accommodating to our needs since we only spent one night, but we were still able to leave our bags and wander around the city. Breakfast was delicious and ready before they said it would be (which was helpful for us since we wanted an early start). The rooms were spacious and clean with a decorative touch. Each bed had an outlet, light, & shelf for personal use. There were also lockers with locks that we could use to store our bags during the night. Overall, great experience!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Jan 2020
    Very good hostel The location is amazing, right in the city center of Porto and 5 minutes walk from the metro station that brings you to the airport. The rooms are huge, the ceiling is very high and the beds are comfortables. They provide you lockers in each room with the a lockpad. The breakfast is amazing, lot of food ( bread, coffee, juice, cheese, tomatoes, butter, jam) The only problem was this guy singing until one in the morning and no one said anything
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 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+
  • 8.0


    28 Jan 2020
    Nice place overall. Its just that i don't think its a good option in low season/winter. i stayed with a friend and we are pretty sure we were the only ones there. Rooms were a bit cold as well as the showers(not the water itself, just that the baths are quite big and it gets drafty). Its probably the bomb in the summer, but in the winter perhaps a smaller place would be better, specially for a solo traveler
    Argentina, 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.