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PILOT Design Hostel & Bar

Book more than 14 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.

Property Description

**The Most Popular Hostel in Porto 2019 Hoscar Winner**
**The Most Popular Hostel in Porto 2018 Hoscar Winner**
**The Most Popular Hostel in Porto 2017 Hoscar Winner**

We are the Trendiest and Most Popular Hostel in Porto and we will give you the Best Holiday Experience in town.
Modern, Super Fun, Comfortable, Clean, Perfectly Located at Historical Center and Bar & Lounge 24H Open.
We will change the way you see hostels!

Designed to be one of the top modern hostels in the World, we are devoted to client satisfaction and to providing you the best holiday experience ever. You will never forget the amazing time you will spend with us in our city.

With our Tours, we will show you the city by day and night. We will go through the historic center, riverside area, port wine spot, buildings of architectural interest and art street. We will also point you out all the surf spots, all information about the ‘el camino S. Tiago’ and any other you may want to know.

If you'd rather relax or have fun at the hostel, we also have some surprises waiting for you. You can hang out in our 24h Bar & Lounge where you can meet people, chat, relax, watch a movie or football game, use our guest computer and free Wi-Fi or even play with our Guitars !

We have a great Terrace - with foosball table and an amazing Waterfall - here you can have breakfast in the morning, chill out during afternoon and party by night.

The rooms are clean and super comfortable, with not only the beds and individual lockers but also a sideboard and a few seats so that you can relax and socialize in the comfort of your privacy. The bathrooms are cleaned every hour to ensure you will never find them less than perfectly clean. We always go the extra mile in our effort to make your holiday experience simply the best.

The city center, historic main monuments and sizzling nightspots are within a 2 minute walk, which make your visit easy and pleasant. At the same time, we are in a quiet area so, despite the fact that we are so close to the nightlife, you can still get a good night sleep. It really is the Perfect Location. We also have several supermarkets and some of the best and affordable restaurants in a 5 minute walk.

If there is something you need, anytime day or night, our staff is happy to assist you at anytime. In fact, if you hang around the bar for a couple of minutes, they will socialize with you and invite you to join them and other guests in some games.


We also have a Surf Board and Bicycles ready for a spin.
Public transport: metro, train and bus within 5 minute walk.

24h Reception & Bar
Check in: 3:00 pm
Check out: 11.00 am
Late Check out: 14:00 pm
FREE WIFI
FREE Guest Computer
FREE Sports Channel
FREE Maps & Tips
FREE Linen
FREE Hair Dryer
FREE Coffee, Tea, Homemade Lemonade & Ice-Tea
FREE Smiles & Happy Mood
FREE Luggage Storage
FREE Personal locker in the room

Snack Bar [24 hours]
Breakfast buffet [7.30 to 11.00 am]
Hot showers [24 hours]
Events & Entertainment
We accept group bookings
Method of Payment upon arrival: Credit and Debit Cards, Cash
Taxes not included - Municipal Tourist tax 2.00€ per person, per night.

No meals or drinks included

Cancellation Policy: 3 day before arrival. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay. View House Rules

Overview

Just a few minutes' walk from downtown Porto, PILOT Design Hostel & Bar gives you an action-packed stay in this pretty city. Our bar and lounge is open 24 hours, so you can share travel tales over a beer, relax with a movie or pick up one of our guitars for a jam session any time you like. We also have bikes for rent, street art tours and trips over to the famous port wine cellars – plus surf boards if you want to check out some of the country's best breaks. If you'd rather hang out at the hostel, you can get some sun on our terrace, where you'll find a foosball table and a waterfall!

Location

You'll be ideally located for seeing Porto's highlights. We're only a few minutes' walk from lively bars, but on a quiet street so you get a peaceful night's sleep. Walk 8 minutes to the 18th-century Clérigos Tower or 6 minutes to Livraria Lello (one of the world's most beautiful bookstores). It takes under 60 minutes to reach us from Porto Airport by bus, and we're a six-minute walk from where the shuttle stops. Arriving by rail? We're under 15 minutes' walk from São Bento station, and 13 minutes by public transport from Campanhã station.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got a range of mixed and female-only dorms, and our comfy beds each have their own individual locker. Each room also has a sideboard and chairs so you can chill out with your room mates. Bed linen is included in the price (leave your sleeping bag at home!) and our showers are hot 24 hours a day. We clean our bathrooms every hour, too.

Extras and activities

We've got Wi-Fi throughout the hostel, and a guest computer so you can print off boarding cards and tour tickets. Get to know everyone on the free walking tour every morning, where you'll really get a feel for the city. Come back later in the evening for one of our epic pub crawls.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Mar 2020
    wonderful! perfect mixture of atmosphere, cleanliness, hospitality. can’t wait to stay again x
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Mar 2020
    I had a great stay here! I arrived early and was able to store my luggage prior to check in. I was invited to join the walking tour prior to even having fully checked in - fully recommend the walking tour btw! The rooms were clean and comfortable. The luggage storage was big enough for my backpack, which is hard to find. The pub crawl at night was a highlight; not just because of the free shots and dancing, but the pre-drink at the hostel is where I met friends I’ll now have for life. 10/10
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Feb 2020
    Pilot Designer Hostel is a great hostel , it is beautiful location. I t is clean and nice. We can cook in the kitchen. The breakfast is good.All you can eat is only € 4. I like the bed room, clean. I like to make lots of new friends. I like the friendly staffs. The atmosphere is nice. Beautiful scenery.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Feb 2020
    Pilot was by far the best hostel I have stayed at on this trip so far. The staff were friendly, fun, and accommodating. I instantly met people when I arrived and was able to enjoy the sights and some wine tours with them, ending with a little homemade wine and cheese night back at the hostel. Clean, comfortable, and welcoming!!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Feb 2020
    This is the best hostel!! The staff is so nice. The power went out for an hour (not their fault) and I needed to print my boarding pass so they went to a store nearby and printed it for me. The staff goes above and beyond to make your stay great and encourage everyone to become friends! Rooms are clean and have individual lockers under the beds. One shower on my floor was closed and I still never had to wait for anything in the main bathroom. Three euro breakfast with TONS of food. The best!!
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Feb 2020
    This hostel was phenomenal! The front desk staff was absolutely incredible– very sweet, knowledgable, and accommodating. The location was also great, right in the center of Porto with tons of restaurants and sights within walking distance. Also very close to airport and easy to get to. I would recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Porto!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Mar 2020
    Overall a real good hostel with a good location. Very friendly staff, good to talk to as they even participate in socializing. Room was good and clean. The facilities downstairs were really nice (terrace, bar, kitchen). The breakfast was next level ( waffles!). Only little downside was the small amount of showers and toilets (2-3). Definitely will come back!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    15 Mar 2020
    Pilot was so accommodating to us travellers stuck in limbo trying to find our way home during the corona outbreak. The hostel is furnished and equipped thoughtfully to make things easier for travellers. The staff were really nice and helpful.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    14 Mar 2020
    The PILOT Design Hostel & Bar is a recommendable accommodation in Porto. One can easily walk into the city center and there are bars, cafés as well as a supermarket nearby. The facilities are clean and have everything that is necessary for a regular stay.
    Vietnam, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    28 Feb 2020
    The hostel is located very close to historic area sites - excellent. The breakfast buffet was perfect with lots of food - eggs, breads, yogurt, cereals so no way you can be hungry. Staff were helpful and assisted as needed so they really were top notch. The facility is new with comfortable clean space in the all female dorm we stayed in during our three nights. I was very pleased with our stay. Wish there was laundry on site but that’s not standard for hostel life anyway.
    Canada, Female, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Porto

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Porto

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Porto

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