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 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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: 7 days 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 8.3

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Oct 2021
    Amazing Place, very quiet at the time of our stay, due to low season. Still my husband and my daughter could still use the swimming pool because the weather was good and still very warm for us. Facilities was very good too, a fully equipped kitchen allowed us to cook our own meals and so we were able to save some mone on restaurants. 5 stars!!!
    Spain, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2020
    Perfect wonderful stay. I am grateful :)
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2020
    Sweet little chill spot where the staff make good vibes. Comfy beds, surf classes, a pool, minutes from the sea; it’s a little slice of paradise:)
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2020
    If your travelling to find or lose yourself you came to the right place 😁. Quiet, very relaxing and full of atmosphere.joanna is an excellent host and the crew are top notch 🍀. Really enjoyed my stay 🇮🇪 see ye all in d next cartoon .
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Sep 2021
    Perfect for a relaxing vacation - close to the beach, surfing classes and super nice staff! Guests were mixed (friends, couples, solo travelleres), but the location and familiar atmosphere make it easy to meet new people if u want! Supermarkets and public transport is a bit far away (~25 min walk), but still doable. Big recommendation! :)
    Germany, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Sep 2020
    I had a wonderful time at salty days! The place has everything you need and is a five minute walk to an amazing beach. Joana and the volunteers were awesome, especially sorry the dog:) The atmosphere was so open and friendly, I wish I could have stayed forever!
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Sep 2020
    I honestly don't know where to start I fell in love with this place the moment I got there. The garden and the pool are just so beautiful and I really did not wanna leave this place. The staff as in the volunteers are just the most kind and good hearted people ever. they make sure you feel at home and always help you if you need anything. Because it is a small hostel everyone is just hanging out together and the atmosphere was just like family. Also Joanna is just lovely and so helpful and kind.
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Oct 2021
    Salty Days Lodge is a rad place to stay. They even offer surf lessons if you're into that. Although it is about 7km away from the city center its a quiet place to stay. The staff and the atmosphere is really nice.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    07 Oct 2021
    Had a nice stay at Salty Days Lodge, Was only there for one night. Ended going on a spontaneous surf lesson with them in the morning. They were very kind in waiting for me to pack my backpacks and give me a lift to Porto after it. The location is great, 7min walking from the beach and there are also some nice restaurants and beach bars close by. Facilities were ok, with an ok breakfast for the value.
    Portugal, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    17 Sep 2021
    The hostel is the perfect location if you wanna chill out and have a break from daily live. It is in a nearby town with not that many possibility to do groceries and to have dinner so you should consider maybe renting a car or something else. The stuff is super nice and hangs out with the guests in the evening but there where no group events or other activities. If you wanna go surfing and chill out this is the perfect spot for you.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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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
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 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