Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to 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

Until 7 days before arriving date no charge.
6 days or less we ask for 50% of the booking total.
No show we will charge all the booking.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Cultural Group 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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Salty Days Lodge is a relaxed and friendly place where you can feel totally at home. The endless west coast beaches are a 5 minute walk. Free WiFi throughout the property, 2 private rooms (double/twin), 2 dorms (3 bunks each) and 3 garden Double Bungalows. Shared bathrooms and a spacious shared living room and kitchen, also a really great garden! Surf, SUP, Kayak, river tours, bike rentals to explore the many cycle routes, and scooter rentals to go further afield. Take hikes, visit the Port Wine Cellars - there are many amazing spots near for you to discover - whether you want a cultural experience, to be outdoors in the nature, or in the ocean.

We are located in Vila Nova de Gaia, which is the city ritgh in front of Porto (you only have to cross the river to get Porto from Vila Nova de Gaia). We are near to the beach, some just minutes away from some of the most beautiful beached in Northern Portugal such as Praia da Madalena (Sul), Praia da Madalena and Praia de Valadares (Norte). In addition, getting Porto from our facilities is piece of cake because you only have to get the tram to go there. Here it’s the perfect location to combine peaceful time by the sea with activity and adventure. Take a sightseeing trip to the city, visit the marina, the river or nearby fisherman’s village, or stroll along the beach and eat tasty local food at the ‘tascas’ - cosy local restaurant/bars. Don’t miss out the classic local gastronomy, especially the well-known Porto ‘sandwich’, the Francesinha. Free daily transfer bus along the coast and Douro river, past marina and into the city.

We offer different types of rooms to satisfy different sort of guests and travellers. In this sense, we have dorms with different capacities for the most venturesome people, meanwhile for those who look for quiet and tranquility we have private accommodation options. For all the rooms we included: Shared bathrooms, kitchen, lounge & bar , free WiFi, great garden, BBQ area, free daily transfer bus along the beach to river, marina and downtown Porto. Choose to chill around the house or take off and explore. Dinner can be prepared if guests want to join together for a meal (great value, delicious dishes) or suit yourself and cook, or go out to eat. It’s your holiday and Salty Days Lodge have that always at the front of the mind!

Salty Days Lodge Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

Check in from 15:00.
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.

VAT Taxes included.
TuristicnTaxe not include (2€/ day/ person until maximum 7 nights)
Breakfast included.


Children allowed, up to 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult
Pets are welcome in private rooms only - extra charge 5€ per day
Our Reception is open from 9.00 till 20.00. If you arrive outside of that time-period please let us know so we can arrange something for you. Extra charge aply
No curfew.
Pet friendly.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.
Registration number 50984/AL View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jun 2019
    We loved our stay at Salty Days Lodge! It’s very cozy and the staff was incredibly friendly and nice. It’s a five minute walk to the beach which we enjoyed! There was also free breakfast with coffee, buns and cereal that was very nice! The fridge had designated fridge space for each guest too. They also offer surf lessons and have organized events every few days that you can partake in if you like. We relaxed and enjoyed our our stay and would definitely stay again!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2019
    Best hostel ive ever been in, so coasy, so friendly.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Oct 2018
    The definition of a home away from home with perfect people and the added bonus of surf lessons! No other hostel can compare!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Oct 2018
    It's impossible to leave this place!! It's tucked away outside of the main town of Porto, but is easy enough to get to town if you please. It's a slow, friendly little coastal town which will win your heart over so damn quickly. The Hostel itself is amazing and the volunteers are consistently kind, helpful and brilliant, as is the lil pooch, Salty. I miss it already!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 May 2019
    The complex and house are crazy beautiful. Staff were amazing from start to end. Good breakfast and clean areas. I’ll recommend it 100%.
    Italy, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Apr 2019
    Great location. Staff worked very hard to make everything work out for us.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    08 Jan 2019
    Great - wish we could have stayed longer!
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    04 Jun 2019
    not your average city central hostel. like the other reviews say, much more of a getaway type of experience - which is a good thing! quiet, close to the beach, easy access to the surf school. downsides is not many restaurants or grocery stores nearby so you have to think ahead if you want to eat outside Porto. takes about 45 min to get into the city, by bus, including walk to bus station. but by far the best social atmosphere of all hostels i’ve been into this far! very chill, friendly, relaxed
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    15 Jun 2019
    Great location if you want to be out of town and near the beach. Staff are super friendly, happy to help with anything you need. The pool great, the dogs cool, free breakfast in the boring is nothing special but it’s so helpful quick and easy!!The rooms are not bad however we are doing a long 4month trip so are bags are huge and we found the room size to be a little small to have everyone’s luggage lying around! There are little lockers.Our shower head was also broken which was super frustrating
    New Zealand, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 May 2019
    We stayed in one of the bungalows. It was very cute and cozy. The pool was nice and clean. The breakfast was average. The staff is nice, especially the manager, Christina was it?, who drove us to get groceries. The bathroom was clean, but the showers didn’t drain well. The kitchen wasn’t very clean. Overall the hostel had a relaxed vibe, cool people, and was a short walk to some nice beaches.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi