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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."

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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
Best For: Central Location Meeting People

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2021
    Highly recommend this hostel! Amazing location, good amenities, and comfy beds! The staff was so friendly and pointed me to several activities and a great walking tour. Room and bathrooms were very clean. Breakfast was simple but good. Thank you so much!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2021
    clean, politly and friendly host and service. nice location
    Germany, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2021
    My friend and I went there for 4 days. The hostel is great! Loved the decor and the atmosphere, the staff is incredibly nice. It is very well located. And cherry on top, they have a beautiful rooftop with a bar. We also did the free walking tour, and the wine tour which we would both rocommend.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2021
    I have nothing to say - Rivoli Cinema Hostel is such a great place where to stay. It is located in the city center, everything is near. Staff was really nice, everything was clean and the rooms were very beautiful. If you want to visit Porto and stay somewhere in hostel, this would be the best option.
    Czech Republic, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2021
    Had a good stay at Rivoli Hostel. Stayed in the Corspe Bride private room which was nice and quiet due to the double doors in front of the window. Staff were friendly, and helpful and always on hand to help with questions. Breakfast which was included was made each day and I selected from a menu with breads, cheese, ham and cereal. They have a nice terrace rooftop bar which is a good place to socialise and drink dring the day or in the evening. Would recommend.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Aug 2021
    My friend and I stayed for a couple of nights in the private room. Our stay was great — the location is fantastic, just a 5-minute walk from the Sao Bento station; the room was very clean and had a great view; the staff was amazing, very friendly and helpful. And the rooftop terrace is perfect for drinks at night. The hostel is located in a charming historical building, and it definitely adds color to your stay in the beautiful city of Porto. We also joined the guided tours — highly recommended.
    Russia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Aug 2021
    Great place. Quiet rooms and comfty beds. Breakfast included. Wifi on all floors and great rooftop patio to meet people. Well located and friendly staff always prompt to help
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    02 Aug 2021
    Great place. Friendly helpful staff. Their choices of movies to name the rooms could be better haha :p
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Aug 2021
    Overall very nice hostel! Friendly staff, super clean and perfect location. The breakfast was basic but good. Had everything i needed for a perfect trip!
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    19 Sep 2021
    me and my sis stayed there for 3 nights. Quiet rooms and comfy and good design beds and perfect location. Everything was good except rules about covid which is no need wearing a mask during the sitting with other people. Only thing negative was that. :) Thank you for everything guys.
    Turkey, Female, 31-40
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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.