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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

- Cancellation policy demands a 10 days advance notice
- In case of No-Show or Late Cancelation 50% will be charged (100% in 1 night stay)

Additional Terms and Conditions

- Check-in: 14:00
- Check-out: 11:00
- Late Check-out will be charged as an extra day.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Rivoli Cinema Hostel

Book more than 3 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

Rivoli Cinema Hostel was rated among the top five small hostels worldwide at the 2010 and 2011 Hoscars, and it's not hard to see why. Hostelworld guests say 'the location couldn't be better, located in a safe part of downtown, between the metro and the train station, the historical centre and the shopping street, all at a walking distance'. We like the whimsical film decor, especially the Tim Burton rooms. This hostel has a large rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and BBQ and travellers tell us it's 'very easy to mingle and meet people with the pub crawl and free city tour'.

Property Description

We welcome all the backpackers, travellers and guests who search for the unique experience of staying at the first cinema hostel in Portugal, right in the centre of Porto.
We’re set in a 1930s Art Deco-style building, full of character itself. It was designed by the same designer as for the amazing Lello Bookshop (considered the third most beautiful in the world). Although it preserves the charm of most original elements, it was carefully renovated to provide you high standards comfortable accommodation with updated infrastructure.
The whole Hostel is Movie Themed and we’ve carefully decorated all the common areas and rooms, making you feel at home with your newest big family while staying in a room themed after your favourite movie or director.
Our common areas include a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a large lounge where you can relax, have a drink, read, play video games on our PlayStation and Wii or watch satellite TV or one of our 300 DVDs.
If you prefer to be outside, we have an outstanding 150m² terrace where you can sunbath, BBQ, listen to music, party or just socialise with the others guests, including a seasonal Bar and relaxing pool.
Our renovated facilities, 24hr availability, cinema theme and friendly multilingual staff create an especially cosy and comfortable atmosphere. We have free Wi-Fi, netflix, free internet, free maps and travel advice, free walking tours and free luggage storage on arrival and departure as well as free continental breakfast and all-day coffee and tea! View House Rules
Best For: Central Location Meeting People

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2022
    Location is awesome and the staff could not be more helpful. Breakfast was great too! Unlike some hostels that are louder and a bit more “rowdy”, this one was more low-key, with a mix of older, younger, and families. The rooftop bar was very convenient and, on the roof, which was not only cool but also helped keep things quiet at night. Highly recommend!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2022
    The staff was super kind and friendly. They even bothered to prepare me some breakfast earlier because of my bus leaving really early. The whole hostel was really good equiped and nice. I wish I would have stayed longer there and totally recommend it.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2022
    Really good hostel. I would definitely recommend it
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 May 2022
    I loved everything about this hostel - the host were great at telling us the best places to eat and visit, everything was really clean and the location was within walking distance of everything. It was our first ever hostel experience abs I couldn’t have asked for a better one. I also loved the rooftop bar that was open on Wednesday nights - really good chill vibes. Everything was great and I would definitely return :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 May 2022
    10/10 in everything🤩
    Argentina, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 May 2022
    Great location, clean and spacious rooms, friendly and helpful staff, wonderful atmosphere. Thank you!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 May 2022
    Unbelievable how nice and helpful Filipe and Eduardo were. I was having trouble getting an internet connection and Filipe walked me to the Vodaphone store 10 minutes away, and made sure my internet was working! And, he wouldn't accept a tip. Eduardo was working the overnight shift, and there was a group of us partying in the common area, and Eduardo actually knocked on my door at 545am to make sure I was up in time to catch my cab (which he called for me), and not miss my flight! Unbelievable!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    14 Jun 2022
    Really nice hostel, very good location, very quiet and clean. Not super social and didn't meet a lot of people but everyone was nice and the staff really kind!
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 May 2022
    Verry clean and well placed! Also safe! Great atmosphere! The staff is really nice!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 May 2022
    We stayed here for only 2 days, but had a great experience. The staff was so friendly, saying hi in the mornings, and helping us carry our luggage up the stairs (as there is no elevator). They also have laundry services for €6 and they clean and dry it and you just pick it up when it’s done. The lockers were great, and the beds were comfortable. I love the little cubby next to the bed, and the curtains. The rooftop bar was super cool as well. And the location was PERFECT! Everything was so close
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2012

    5th, Worldwide Small Hostel

  • 2011

    5th, Worldwide Small Hostel


  • 2012

    Worldwide Small Hostel

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Rivoli Cinema Hostel says

I think our hostel is perfect for guests travelling alone or in small groups of friends because, thanks to our huge indoor and outdoor common areas, it's really easy to make new friends here. It's also perfect for couples because of the romantic cinema-themed double rooms.
We're just next to the main city square, Aliados, and all the major historical attractions are less than five minutes' walk from here. I particularly recommend cisiting the Lello Bookshop, considered one of the top three most beautiful in the world and designed by the same architect as our building.
We've got tons of freebies, like our Wi-Fi, breakfast, walking tours, summertime swimming pool and much more.