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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 If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Dec 2020
    Great location, staff was lovely and super nice atmosphere. Very good breakfast included in the price.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Oct 2020
    One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in. The shared dorms are really comfortable. The location is in the mains square - close to everything, the showers are good, the breakfast is great and the staff is very friendly. Could not recommend more.
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Oct 2020
    Fantastic hostel, especially for the price. Facilities were clean, rooftop bar is great and the breakfast is free. Highly recommended.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Jan 2021
    I spent 3 nights in the hostel and everything was perfect and super clean! Nice staff, good breakfast, so I have nothing to complain about!
    Hungary, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Jan 2021
    Nothing to complain about, perfect location 5 min to main train station, clean, possibility to warm the bedrooms during winter, very good and unlimited breakfast included, female/ mixed dorms at the same price, digital lockers, door, main entrance (do not lose your badge), awesome and very functionnal bunk beds. Small improvement: lockers make a loud sound when opening and closing which bothers the people in the bedroom, no general lights in the bedroom (which can also be seen as a plus).
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Oct 2020
    Very good hostel! Rooms were neat and clean and same for the bathroom. All health and hygiene measures are properly maintained at all the places in the hostel. Breakfast was awesome. Kitchen was fully equipped. The rooftop bar was a nice place to hangout.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Dec 2020
    Very good hostel , good attention, from the staff, also very clean , even in covid time ,it was good , I recomended
    Chile, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Oct 2020
    I stayed in this hostel during Covid time, so it was quite different to the time before. Measures there are very strict, but it works. Place was clean, staff friendly and very good and huge breakfast. Location is perfect.
    Czech Republic, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Oct 2020
    A very nice hostel! The only pity was the bar that needed to close down after 8 (but that's due to Corona, so quite logic). I can highly recommend it, and I definitely come back, when I'm in Porto again :D
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    03 Jan 2021
    Hostel was very clean and modern looking. Location was amazing, was able to walk to all the most population things to do in the city. You use a swipe card to get into the building, you’re room, and security locker, so very secure. Only thing is that the environment was a little off, the reception and a staff room off the kitchen constantly had staff talking, running (literally) around, felt like you were being watched all the time in common area and couldn’t relax, overall ok stay
    Canada, 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • 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
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii


  • 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.