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PILOT Design Hostel & Bar

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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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 9.3

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jan 2020
    Best hostel I’ve stayed at so far, highly recommend to especially solo travelers. The atmosphere is really good and they have a ton of activities.
    Kenya, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jan 2020
    Great place! Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Very good breakfast for 3€.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jan 2020
    Absolutely fantastic. One of the best hostels I have checked into. Beds are comfy. The hang out area and bar is great. Easy access from the airport and a fair price. I was here during off season and there where loads staying. This is the place in Porto.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jan 2020
    I had a great time at PILOT- the staff were very kind and helpful, and the facilities were great. The only downside was that the room I was staying in was the attic, and I had to go downstairs for the bathroom. Tall people might want to think twice before booking that particular room as well! Otherwise I had a wonderful stay.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Dec 2019
    We loved this hostel and would highly recommend staying here. We had an amazing walking tour with Alfredo and went on a super fun pub crawl with Michel! This hostel was very welcoming and we met so many fun people who we spent our days with! The hostel was clean and had very enjoyable company!!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Jan 2020
    Great location and all necessities , fun hostel to live in, has a nice patio too. Good experience!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Jan 2020
    PILOT was a great choice. The staff were extremely friendly and willing to go above and beyond to help make your stay in Porto one to remember. Good options for activities associated with the hostel, like the bar crawl and walking tour. The room was a little bit tight for 4 people but we made it work. Would definitely recommend to friends.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    03 Jan 2020
    Nice location near university and close to downtown areas with lots to do. Great restaurant (and not too expensive) right across the street. Good atmosphere, a little party heavy but if you don't want to party it's still a great place to be. The rooms are nice, and the beds have individual curtains. The only thing I didn't like was the arrangement of the toilets in the stalls right next to the showers, all being for both men and women.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    11 Jan 2020
    I had a very nice time at Pilot. There's a nice breakfast for €3, the rooms and toilets were clean.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    31 Dec 2019
    O hostel, em si, é muito bom, porém as camas não são tão confortáveis. O travesseiro é minúsculo e até pra sentar na cama debaixo é complicado. Para subir na cama de cima é ainda mais difícil. Os banheiros tem chuveiros bons e sempre disponíveis, um ponto positivo. O hostel tem um bar, mas os hosts não são muito animados, apenas Michelle que se mostrou sempre prestativa e um outro brasileiro também bem querido.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
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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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