Visit Portugal10 Best Hostels in Porto that are Red Hot at the Moment

Gabriel Virata11 months ago

Constantly considered as the best European destination, home of the world-famous Port wine and a thriving art and design scene, it’s no wonder the city of Porto is having a red-hot moment with travellers flying in to visit the beautiful city from all around the world.

We’ve compiled a top 10 list of the best hostels in Porto so you can start booking your trip to Porto immediately!

10 best hostels in Porto for all budgets

Hostels in Porto’s downtown

1. Gallery Hostel

Gallery Hostel is perfectly located in one of the trendiest neighbourhoods of Porto, just 10 minutes walking distance to the Avenida dos Aliados. It’s perfectly situated between the art and nightlife districts making it one of the best hostels in Porto – especially for culture buffs.

Occupying a renovated building that dates back to 1906, the hostel still maintains most of its original features, with contemporary-styled luxury furnishings.

It boasts an impressive review score of 9.7 on HostelWorld, with all reviews mentioning how clean the hostel is as well as the super friendly staff. Dorms are available here from €17 and private rooms from €56.

Amenities:

  • Free towel and linen;
  • Free breakfast;
  • Free walking tours;
  • Free wifi;
  • Air-conditioning;
  • Bicycle hire;
  • Laundry Facilities;
  • 24-hour reception; and
  • Luggage storage.

Gallery Hostel Porto
Gallery Hostel at Rua Miguel Bombarda 222.

2. Garden House Hostel

Garden House Hostel is in a fully refurbished 19th century building that boasts a beautiful garden where you can relax, have a glass of wine or read a book. An urban oasis with a guest score of 9.6 that definitely makes it one of the best hostels in Porto.

Located in the heart of the old city and on the charming pedestrian street of Santa Catarina, the hostel has impressive reviews from guests regarding how clean and central it is, as well as how friendly and knowledgeable the staff are. This hostel is a must if you want an unbeatable central location with amazing connections to other parts of the city.

With dorms starting at just €13 and private rooms from €50, this is one of the best hostels in Porto for its location and price.

Amenities:

  • Free breakfast;
  • Free wifi;
  • Bicycle Parking;
  • Air conditioning;
  • Iron and ironing board;
  • International adaptors;
  • 24-hour reception; and
  • Luggage storage.

Garden House Hostel at Rua de Santa Catarina 501.

3. The Passenger Hostel

The Passenger Hostel is based in central Porto and housed in the building of the São Bento Train Station which is one of the most iconic buildings of Porto, built in 1896 and classified today as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This iconic building makes it one of the best hostels in Porto, with all the features of the historic building still preserved and mixed with a modern aesthetic. It’s eclectic interior features vintage furniture and a curated selection of contemporary art from Portuguese artists.

Travellers – or “Passengers” as the owners call their guests – cannot express their admiration enough for this hostel giving it a 9.6 and considering it as one of the best hostels in Porto. Most reviews praise its amazing location, friendly staff and cleanliness throughout the hostel.

The hostel has dorms available from €19 and private rooms with living space from €60. Bathrooms are shared between each floor.

Amenities:

  • Free Breakfast;
  • Free wifi;
  • Linen included;
  • Iron and ironing board;
  • Wheelchair friendly;
  • Hair dryers;
  • 24-hour reception;
  • Portugal Airport transfers; and
  • Luggage storage.

Passenger Hostel Porto
The Passenger Hostel at Estação São Bento, Praça Almeida Garrett.

Find out more about the Porto Airport here.

4. Porto Spot Hostel

Porto Spot Hostel is located in the old town in the centre of Porto and housed within a building reminiscent of the Estado Novo style – a Portuguese style born out of the Art Deco era. The unique style makes it truly one of the Best Hostels in Porto, with recent refurbishments of the building still maintaining the original features with added touches of modern comfort and a nice patio for you to chill out and relax in!

The hostel’s homely atmosphere makes it one of the Best Hostels in Porto, the perfect way to get to know other travellers! The guest rating of 9.5 puts this hostel is the Best Hostels in Porto list with reviewers praising the fantastic location, amazing cleanliness and friendly staff.

Dorms here start at €13 and private rooms with en-suite start at €50.

Amenities:

  • Free breakfast;
  • Free wifi;
  • Linen included;
  • Outdoor terrace;
  • Bicycle parking;
  • 24-hour reception; and
  • Luggage storage.

Spot Hostel Porto
Porto Spot Hostel at Rua de Gonçalo Cristóvão 12.

5. Yes! Porto Hostel

Yes! Porto Hostel is located in the very centre of Porto, just five minutes’ walk from the Douro River and right next to Clérigos Tower – which is one of Porto’s main monuments. This central location and its fully equipped and modern rooms makes it one of the best hostels in Porto.

Travellers have scored this hostel a solid 9.4 with guests praising the amazing location and great value for money with beds in a dorm starting at €14. The hotel also gives you the option of booking an entire room for €70 per night, if you prefer something more private.

Amenities:

  • Free wifi;
  • Linen included;
  • Air conditioning;
  • Hair dryers;
  • 24-hour reception;
  • Luggage storage; and
  • Free walking tours.

Yes Hostel Porto
Yes! Hostel at Rua Arquitecto Nicolau Nasoni 31.

6. Wine Hostel

The Wine Hostel is a Port wine themed hostel. Each floor is named after a category of Port wine: Ruby, Tawny and Pink & White and each room is named after a type of Port wine: Vintage, White, Pink, 40 Years. This place easily makes it as one of the best hostels in Porto.

The hostel is located in the centre of Porto and has a balcony in the common room with fantastic views facing the Cordoaria Garden and Clérigos Tower.

The review page is exactly what every hostel owner would dream of, with guests rating the hostel for its amazing theme, location, friendly staff and cleanliness with an amazing 9.4.

This extremely fun and unique themed hostel gains its status as one of the Best Hostels in Porto with dorms starting at €12, while a private room starts at €50 – with breakfast included.

Amenities:

  • Free wifi;
  • Linen included;
  • Hair dryers;
  • Washing machine;
  • 24-hour reception;
  • Airport transfers;
  • Luggage storage; and
  • Bicycle hire.

Wine Hostel Porto
Wine Hostel at Campo Mártires da Pátria 52.

7. Being Porto Hostel

Being Porto Hostel is located in the heart of Porto’s historic centre, which is classified as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The hostel is located in a fully refurbished historic building and close to all the main attractions that Porto has to offer.

Guests confirm that this is one of the best hostels in Porto with reviews mentioning the charming staff, modern facilities and the amazing location of this hostel. With cleanliness always on point and the amazing value for money, the hostel has a general rating of 9.4 on HostelWorld.

The dorms and private rooms are full of original features of the building mixed with modern touches, with the first staring at €15 and the second at €45 with breakfast included for both options.

Amenities:

  • Free breakfast;
  • Free city tour;
  • Free wifi;
  • Linen included;
  • Hair dryers; and
  • Luggage storage.

Being Porto Hostel
Being Porto Hostel at Rua de Belomonte 13.

8. Pilot Design Hostel & Bar

Pilot Design Hostel & Bar is perfectly located in Porto’s historical centre and won the Hoscar Award for “The Most Popular Hostel in Porto” by HostelWorld in 2017 and 2018! Together with these awards comes a review score of 9.3, which makes this one of the best hostels in Porto.

With a super modern design, this trendy hostel offers amazing shared spaces like a 24-hour Bar & Lounge as well as a terrace complete with a foosball table and a fantastic waterfall.

The dorm prices start at just €12 and vary in size between four and 12 beds.

Amenities:

  • Free city tour;
  • Free wifi;
  • Linen included;
  • International adaptors;
  • Iron and ironing board;
  • 24-hour reception;
  • Airport transfers;
  • Bicycle hire; and
  • Luggage storage.

Pilot Design Hostel Porto
Pilot Design Hostel & Bar at Largo Alberto Pimentel 11.

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Hostels in Vila Nova de Gaia

Let’s continue just across the Douro River from the city centre.

9. The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites

The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites is considered one of the best hostels in Porto and has a perfect location in Vila Nova de Gaia, right on the edge of the river Douro and overlooking the Porto downtown.

The hostel is located right above the Sandeman wine cellars, one of Porto’s most iconic buildings which has been used to age Port wine for over two centuries.

With a superb review score of 9.8 on HostelWorld, the hostel is favoured as one of the best hostels in Porto by travellers for it’s amazing views of the Douro River and Porto’s downtown. The fantastic staff and overall cleanliness also make this hostel one of the most desirable to stay in.

The hostel has both private and dorm rooms available for travellers. Prices for a bed in a dorm room start from €20 per night, while the price for a private room varies between €80 and €146 per night.

Amenities:

  • Air conditioning;
  • Free wifi;
  • Linen and towels;
  • En-suite in the private rooms;
  • Luggage storage;
  • Free breakfast;
  • Wheelchair friendly;
  • Hair dryers; and
  • Iron and ironing board.

House of Sandeman Hostel Porto
The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites at Largo Miguel Bombarda, Vila Nova de Gaia.

10. Hostel Gaia Porto

Hostel Gaia Porto is considered by many as one of the best hostels in Porto. Located just across the Douro River and surrounded by Port wine cellars, this hostel boasts a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the river and Porto’s downtown.

Travellers score this hostel an amazing 9.6 thanks to the amazing staff, perfect location and great level of cleanliness. As this hostel is not located exactly in the centre of Porto (but within a 15 minutes walking distance), the prices are considerably more affordable than the city centre with dorms starting at €18 and private rooms starting at just €25 per person. It’s worth mentioning that all bathrooms are shared between dorms and private rooms.

Amenities:

  • Free wifi;
  • Linen included;
  • Bicycle hire and parking;
  • Parking;
  • Airport transfers; and
  • Luggage storage.

Hostel Gaia Porto
Hostel Gaia Porto at Rua Cândido dos Reis 374, Vila Nova de Gaia.

Enjoy the hostels in Porto

An absolute must see when you visit Portugal, Porto’s reputation as a cultural hotspot also extends out to it’s accommodation options, with the city providing an incredible selection of some of the world’s best hostels to cater for every type of traveller.

Discover more about visiting Porto here.

Whether you’re travelling on a budget, looking to socialise with other travellers or interested in staying in some of the city’s most amazing architecture, we hope you have found something here today to suit your taste and budget. Enjoy!

Do you have any other suggestions for the best hostel in Porto? Let us know in the comments below.


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Gabriel Virata

I’m a global creative – raised in Australia, worked in London and currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. I’m passionate about storytelling and using the most engaging and effective methods possible to share our human experiences. Over the last 10 years, I’ve worked across the entire media industry from television, design, production, fashion, branding, and marketing. When I’m not working you can find me completely disconnected and travelling to a new part of the world!

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