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The Central House Porto Ribeira

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663 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

The Central House Porto Ribeira is a brand new hostel located close to several well-known attractions, 400 metres from D. Luis I Bridge, 500 metres from Clerigos Tower and 500 metres from Douro River.
The accommodation provides evening entertainment and a shared lounge.

Rooms and Dorms
We offer rooms adapted to you and your way of traveling: private rooms for families or couples and spacious fully equipped shared dorms (female and mixed) if you travel alone or in a group. If you are one of those who needs a lot of room to sleep, we have Premium dorms with larger mattresses than usual for your perfect comfort. Dorms featuring space to store your belongings with a drawer unit under the bed.
*** Please note that if you book more than one bed in a same dorm category, it is not guarantee that they will be in the same room, although we'll do our best to make it happen :) ***

The bar and restaurant Citynizer Plaza are located on the ground floor, with a wide culinary offer, long hours, and a diverse cultural and leisure agenda, making it one more option to go to throughout your stay. Different activities and events are programmed every day for you. In addition, a continental breakfast is served each morning.
The hostel provides free Wi-Fi access and 24-hour reception. There is a luggage room if you need to leave the hostel later in the day.

The Central House Policy and Conditions:
Cancellation policy for flexible rates: 48h before arrival. In case of late cancellation, the first night of the stay will be charged. In case of No show, the total amount of the reservation will be charged.
Cancellation policy for non-refundable rates: changes and cancellations are not allowed. The reservation is charged when the booking is confirmed.
Children and minors can only stay in private rooms.

Check-in from 15.00
Check-out before 11.00

For flexible reservations, your credit card will be charged automatically at 12:00pm on your arrival day.
The property might pre-authorize your credit card.
For Non-Refundable reservations, your credit card is charged when the booking is confirmed.
In both cases, the credit card must be under the same name as the guest. In case it's different, you will need to provide us with an authorization for the credit card (copy of the card holder's ID and photo of the credit card's last four digits as well as a signed statement from the cardholder authorizing the use of the credit card). In case it is not provided, we might consider the reservation as invalid and therefore cancel it.

Taxes included
City tax not included: 2€/guest/day until 7 days for people over 12 years old
Breakfast not included

24 hours reception
No curfew
Children and minors can only stay in private rooms

Reviews & Ratings

663 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Oct 02, 2023
The staff were very rude and dismissive on arrival, it made us feel very awkward. When we asked if we could leave our baggage there before checking-in as we were 30 minutes early, they directed us to a non-locked staircase. The beds were metal and very noisy to get in and out of, the showers leaked all over the floor with no shelf to put towels and clothes, the doors were very noisy as well so did not sleep well at all. And the bar they promoted was nonexistent so no atmosphere to meet people
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Female, 25-30
Sep 25, 2023
I’ve stayed in a shared dorm, the bed was comfortable and the room clean the first night, the second day someone washed their underwear in the shared bathroom and left it dirty hanging there while the bathroom was a bit more dirty, I’m sure it was just a temporary thing as the rest of the time it was very clean. My room was on the second floor and it was very noisy as the window is quite close to a busy road. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I found the breakfast a bit overpriced compared to other Porto
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Male, 41+
Sep 25, 2023
Exceeded expectations
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

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

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

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

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi