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We love this hostel! It gets our thumbs up for consistently high customer ratings and excellent quality scores.
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Rivoli Cinema Hostel

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9.5
Superb
3468 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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!

Reviews & Ratings

9.5
Superb
3468 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.7
  • Location
    9.8
  • Staff
    9.7
  • Atmosphere
    8.9
  • Cleanliness
    9.6
  • Value for Money
    9.4
  • Facilities
    9.3

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Latest Reviews

9.7
Superb
Nov 21, 2022
This was a truly wonderful hostel and would definitely stay again. Staff and the people there were welcoming and it was so clean! And that kitchen was amazing!!! The only issue I'd mention is that even though you can book a female only dorm room, the actual washroom and shower facilities were co-ed so it was awkward. Other women also didn't like that much much so it would be really nice if they turned at least one of the bathrooms into female only.
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Female, 41+
6.0
Good
Nov 16, 2022
the Staff was given a bad hand. The power and internet went out during the rain and had trouvle getting it back out. as for the dorms and facilities, the dorm i lived in is cramped and humid. the bathroom is also cramped and small. the decorations are tacky.
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Male, 31-40
8.3
Fabulous
Oct 17, 2022
bunk beds comfortable , privacy curtains nice. locker has lock to your room key card was a plus. You don’t need a padlock. It is shared bathrooms, which was alright. Wished they kept the bathrooms a little more cleaner , especially the toilets area. Beware of the washer and dryer. They do charge 6 euros for it, but i didn’t get my clothes until the day after. The previous staff person told me to pick it up in the morning, which I did, but it still wasn’t done yet. Until an hourafter check out.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free City Tour
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

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

    • Bar
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2012

5th, Worldwide Small Hostel

2011

5th, Worldwide Small Hostel

Nominations

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.