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  • 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 4 weeks 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

All group reservations must be fully pre paid before arrival and payments are non refundable.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Regarding large groups, we have special conditions of payments to guarantee the reservation. To assure that the group will actually stay in the dates you referred, it will be necessary to be done two advance payments (50% each) of the total value - one in the moment of the reservation and another one month before the arrival of the group (preferably). At the time of check in, each person will have to give a deposit of 30 euros to assure that magnetic keys and padlocks are not lost or any other reason that could appear during your stay. If there is no reason to activate the deposit, the total value of the deposit will be given in the act of the check out.
Other terms and conditions apply and will be informed upon group confirmation.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary 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.

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The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to the world's first Branded Hostel!

Step into the world of Sandeman Port Wines, at The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites. Set in one of Porto’s most iconic buildings, this hostel is right on top of the Sandeman wine cellars, and right on the edge of the river Douro, overlooking the Porto downtown area. We are located in Vila Nova de Gaia, only 5 minutes away from Porto Historic Centre. Once you have crossed the Dom Luís I Bridge you are in Porto, ready to discover some of the best landmarks and attractions of this city such as Ribeira Square, the Porto´s Promenade and River Bank (Ribeiro do Porto), Museu do Carro Elétrico or Casa da Musica, amongst other wonders and attractions of our city.

All dorms at the House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites have their own private full bathrooms ( up to 4 per dorm), with complimentary shower gel, shampoo and hairdryer. The custom designed beds are inspired by the Port Wine barrels and come with king-sized single mattresses for extra comfort. All reservations include breakfast and a bath towel.

The 12 private suites include their own full bathrooms, with complimentary shower gel, shampoo and hairdryer. The suites feature a double bed, TV, AC and decorated with Sandeman artwork. 9 suite also feature riverfront views. All reservations include breakfast and a bath towel.

Guest are also invited to join in the several activities organised by staff members, taking place in the guest lounge. The heart and soul of the hostel, the guest lounge is also where the kitchen is located, as well as the front desk/ bar. Perfect to grab a drink and get to know your fellow travellers!

The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy for flexible rates: 48h before arrival. In case of cancellation, modification after this period the total amount for the reservation will be charged. In case of no-show the total amount for the reservation will be charged as a penalty. The total amount for the booking will be charged at the check-in.

Non-refundable rate: the total amount for the reservation will be charged in the moment of the booking. Penalty in case of cancellation, modification or no-show: 100% of the booking.


Check in from 15:00.
Check out before 12:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.
Bookings with 8 beds or more are considered group bookings and which have special conditions.
Breakfast is included. The breakfast selection varies according the type of room booked.

General:

No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 16 years of age.
Non smoking.
The maximum period of stay is 14 days.

*****Please bear in mind the property will pre authorise your card for any reason, they will email you to ask you for further details. Should they not receive a response from you within 48 Hours they would be then entitled to cancel your reservation due to insufficient card details. ******

All extra beds are on request: Children over 8 years / Adults - 30 euros per night. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Aug 2019
    The best hostel I have ever stayed in. Location was amazing. The facilities were fantastic and the staff were so kind and helpful! Will definitely be back!!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Jul 2019
    Best hostel I’ve ever stayed at! Satisfying breakfast, great affiliated restaurant, very comfortable bed, great showers and lovely living room (with good music). They also have the best view you could ask for, very friendly staff and even a welcome portwine drink! Also, because the rooms are pretty big, even the 14 beds dorm is quite cozy and doesn’t feel overcrowded. Will be coming back for sure when in Porto:)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 Jul 2019
    LOCATION: Absolutely beautiful, felt like I was staying at a 5 start hotel. Near pretty much everything. Plus there’s a lot of events going right in front of the Hostel as well which is great if you’re a solo traveler. There’s a really nice laundry matt close by as well. STAFF: truly welcoming and accommodated me with everything. Plus they even gave me an upgrade of a room. They also gave me 20% to their restaurant which btw is AMAZING. ROOMS: Super clean and tidy. The showers were incredible.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Jul 2019
    This place was genuinely incredible on all levels of my stay
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Jul 2019
    Amazing breakfast included, lovely staff, beautiful hostel and lovely city
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    28 Jul 2019
    Wonderful place. We had a private room with a balcony overlooking the river. Huge communal areas. Fantastic breakfast, which is included. Very warm, quirky and stylish look, with a cosy, relaxing atmosphere.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    22 Jul 2019
    Fabulous hostel VERY luxurious, not party hostel but as social as you make it. Lovely staff. Great breakfast with amazing view (awesome location). dinner is awesome value, most restaurants nearby are touristy. You should rent bike and ride along bank to the beach. Beds are super big and really comfortable (not bunks!)Loved having the private en-suite, Only improvement would be to have a bath mat or extra cleaning service of the bathrooms as the floor gets really gross late at night/ in morning.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Jul 2019
    Probably the best hostel I've ever been it. Lacked some when it comes to the social dimension but that's not why I wanted to go here. Great beds, great bathrooms, awesome location and super friendly staff. Thanks for a lovely stay!
    Norway, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Aug 2019
    It's not really a hostel, by that I mean it's a hotel with shared rooms. Excellent location, facilities and super nice staff
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Aug 2019
    Clean, safe, very friendly staff. Negatives are: Location - it's not near anything. Facilities - The common room doesn't have much to do. It's like a hotel lobby. Atmosphere - not a very social atmosphere, though I was still able to meet a few nice people. There are definitely better games in town for solo travelers looking to have fun.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    7th, Best solo hostel

  • 2019

    1st, Best New Small Hostel

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