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The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites

Free Cancellation Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

9.7
Superb
1103 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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: 2 days before arrival. In case of cancellation, modification after this period the total of the first night will be charged. In case of no-show the total of the first night 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 18 years of age.
Non smoking.
The maximum period of stay is 14 days.

In case of No-Show your room will be guaranteed until 12PM of the following day of your chek-in date.

***** Caro Cliente,

Estamos a melhoras os nossos espaços pelo que poderá experienciar períodos de algum ruído durante a sua estadia.
Prevemos que os trabalhos sejam finalizados em Dezembro de 2022.
Desde já pedimos desculpa pelo inconveniente e esperamos que disfrute da sua estadia.

******* Dear Guest, we are improving our spaces so you may experience periods of some noise during your stay. We expect the work to be completed in December 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you enjoy your stay. *******

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

Reviews & Ratings

9.7
Superb
1103 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.9
  • Location
    9.7
  • Staff
    9.8
  • Atmosphere
    9.2
  • Cleanliness
    9.8
  • Value for Money
    9.7
  • Facilities
    9.7

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Nov 30, 2022
Wonderful hostel! Super clean, great facilities, super friendly staff. Might be the best hostel I’ve ever visited!!
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Male, 31-40
10
Superb
Nov 18, 2022
Simply the best! Superb location, beautiful place, delicious food and wonderful staff!
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Female, 41+
10
Superb
Nov 08, 2022
This is really the best hostel out there (in the world maybe) and I will list every factor contributing to the greatness of the place (I stayed in a 8 bed mixed dorm). Hang on for a comprehensive review. Firstly, the dorm room is INCREDIBLY spacious, and you get your own individual bed rather than the typical bunk bed format (which may be troublesome for the top bunkers). Also, your bed is much larger than a single. Second, there is a canopy hung on the bed frame to give privacy between the beds. Thir
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Male, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Air Conditioning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2019

1st, Best New Small Hostel

2019

7th, Best solo hostel

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