Saturday, 14 Dec 2019

The 17 best hostels in Porto for sun-seekers, wine lovers and solo travellers

How to find the best hostels in Porto for your trip

Tile buildings, year-round beautiful weather, a bookshop that will take you to a Harry Potter film, brilliant Fado performances and so many delicious custard pastries you can’t even imagine. We could be here all day saying why you should include Porto on your bucket list. Whether you are looking for an adventurous surfing holiday, a romantic getaway drinking Porto wine, or spending the whole day lost in books in the world famous Livraria Lello, Porto is just the place for you.

You can stay in the heart of the city, close to all main attractions, or in Ribeira, known as the most photogenic part of Porto. If you want a super chilled stay on the beach, cross the bridge to Vila Nova de Gaia!

And of course the hostels in Porto are truly amazing. We are talking about pub crawls, free walking tours, dinners, central locations, a traditional wine cellar and much more. We are sure you will find the perfect place for your stay! Here is our list of the best hostels in Porto.

Jump straight to:

  1. Best hostels in Porto for solo travellers
  2. Best hostels in Porto for couples
  3. Best party hostels in Porto
  4. Best cheap hostels in Porto
  5. Best of the rest hostels in Porto

Best hostels in Porto for solo travellers

Rich culture and history, stunning tile buildings, delicious and cheap food, oh and unbelievable sunsets! – Porto has everything a backpacker could ask for. The city also has a special place in the heart of our solo backpacker community, so you can expect to meet many other like-minded travellers to explore Porto with.

The House of Sandeman – Hostels & Suites

best hostels in porto - The House of Sandeman

The House of Sandeman is an absolute gem for solo travellers. Our backpackers agree so much so that they voted it as one of the Top 10 best hostels for solo travellers around the world in Hoscars 2019!

Your visit to Porto couldn’t be more authentic than this. You will be staying right on top of the traditional Wine Cellars, close to river Douro, overlooking the Porto downtown area. Have some wine in the hostel bar and relax in one of the luxurious bedrooms.

When you feel like it’s time to explore Porto, you just need to cross the bridge!

Hostel highlights:

  • Iconic building
  • Free breakfast
  • Events
  • Hostel Bar

? Address: Largo Miguel Bombarda Nº3, Vila Nova de Gaia

? Neighbourhood: Vila Nova de Gaia

? Nearest station: Sandeman Porto (bus)

Book your stay at The House of Sandeman - Hostels & Suites now

Pilot Design Hostel & Bar

best hostels in porto - Pilot Design Hostel & Bar

PILOT Design Hostel & Bar won ‘Most Popular Hostel in Porto’ two years in a row, at The HOSCARS, our annual awards won by the very best hostels around the world.  The free walking tours offered by the hostel will guarantee you meet other like-minded travellers while learning about Portugal’s culture and history. If you feel more like chilling, don’t worry, they also have a 24 hour bar & lounge, also a terrace where backpackers hang out after a day’s exploring.

If you feel like making your visit to Porto an adventure, then the hostel has surf boards and bicycles for you to rent and explore the ocean and the city with!

Hostel highlights:

? Address: Largo Alberto Pimentel, 11

? Neighbourhood: Cedofeita

? Nearest station: Estação da Trindade

Book your stay at PILOT Design Hostel and Bar now

Selina Porto

best hsotels in porto - selina hostel

Selina Porto just opened and is already making backpackers fall in love! The rooms are located around a garden that gather people from the bar, cafe and hostel. During the weekend you can also enjoy free gigs and parties, and get to know some locals.

Selina is also known for its CoWork space that connects digital nomads from all around the world! This is the perfect place for you to meet other open-minded travellers while enjoying some beers.

Hostel highlights:

  • Hammocks
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Events
  • Hostel Bar

? Address: Rua Das Oliveiras, n.61-65

? Neighbourhood: Ribiera

? Nearest station: Trindade

Book your stay at Selina Porto now

Best hostels in Porto for couples

Porto wine, cosy tascas (traditional Portuguese restaurants), beautiful views and narrow streets to get lost in – Porto is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. The city is also perfect for backpackers on a budget and full of great hostels!

Bluesock Hostel

best hostels in porto - Bluesock Hostel

Just look at this room! What could more romantic than waking up in one of the most incredible cities in the world with your loved one and THIS VIEW? Bluesock is every backpacker’s ideal of a romantic getaway. You’ll be staying in a traditional blue-tiled building that blends into the heart of Ribeira with breakfast included (when you book a private room).

Hostel highlights:

  • Historical building
  • Free breakfast for private rooms
  • Great location

? Address: Rua Sao Joao, 40

? Neighbourhood: Ribeira

? Nearest station: Trindade

Book your stay at Bluesock Hostel now

Porto Republica Hostel & Suites

best hostels in porto - Porto Republica Hostel & Suites

Porto Republica Hostel & Suites is located in a beautiful historical building, dating back to 1853. After a day of exploring and a night drinking (too much) Porto wine, this hostel is the best place to have a chilled morning and enjoy a free breakfast with other travellers.

Check this 10/10 review:

“The best hostel I have ever stayed in. For the price of it, it felt so luxurious. Firstly the staff were incredible, especially the receptionist that gave us a full itinerary of what to do and where to eat. Breakfast was included in the price which was lovely and the hostel was very well cleaned.”

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Great location

? Address: Praça da República 38

? Neighbourhood: Cedofeita

? Nearest station: Trindade

Book your stay at Porto Republica Hostel & Suites now

Good Stay Porto

best hostels in porto - Good Stay Porto

At Good Stay Porto you and your loved one can have all the privacy you need while exploring Porto. Stay in a private studio with bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen, just for you!

The hostel is located in the heart of the city, close to all the main attractions of the city.

Hostel highlights:

  • Private Studios
  • Great location

? Address: Travessa do Carmo 38

? Neighbourhood: City Centre

? Nearest station: São Bento

Book your stay at Good Stay Porto now

Best party hostels in Porto

You don’t need to leave the hostel to meet other people, have a great time and get to know locals. These hostels are perfect for people looking for party vibes when visiting Porto. Enjoy pub crawls, wine tours and BBQS with your new travel buddies.

CATS Porto

best hostels in porto - CATS Porto

CATS hostel is located in the heart of Porto, just around the corner from São Bento Metro Station. Enjoy a beer from the hostel bar on the terrace with great views of the city. If you are visiting during summer, why not have a barbecue with other backpackers while watching the sunset?

They have many free events like free walking tours, pub crawls, wine tours and free dinners. These events are perfect for meeting other travellers, so expect to leave the hostel with new travel buddies and great memories to share when you get back home!

Hostel highlights:

  • Terrace
  • Hostel Bar
  • Events
  • Central location

? Address: Rua do Cativo 26-28

? Neighbourhood: City Centre

? Nearest station: São Bento

Book your stay at CATS Porto now

Porto Spot Hostel

best hostels in porto - Porto Spot Hostel

In Porto Spot Hostel you will have plenty of opportunities to meet other travellers. They organise nightly dinners, pub crawls, walking tours and the common area of the hostel is also a great spot to have a chat with your fellow backpackers! Check this 10/10 review

“Everything went absolutely smooth. It was an amazing experience from the moment I stepped in. The common seating area was very open and filled with amazing people. In the evenings, it was a great time especially due to the fact that I could interact with people from different cultures and country and getting to know their experiences as well. I would definitely like to come back.”

Hostel highlights:

  • Friendly staff
  • Events
  • Great location

? Address: Rua Gonçalo Cristóvão 12

? Neighbourhood: Santo Idelfonso

? Nearest station: Trindade Station

Book your stay at Porto Spot Hostel now

Best cheap hostels in Porto

We are talking about hostels in the heart of the city, with loads of events going on, free walking tours and daily dinners to connect you with other backpackers for less than £15 a night.

Yes! Porto Hostel

best hostels in porto - Yes! Porto Hostel

Yes! Porto Hostel is in the very centre of the city, perfect for you to explore all the main attractions on foot while staying in budget. For just £12 a night you’ll have a cosy dorm bed and can enjoy the hostel’s events, parties and dinners!

If you need fuel to start your day, they also provide breakfast for less than £2.

Hostel highlights:

  • Great location
  • Events
  • Cheap breakfast

? Address: Rua Arquitecto Nicolau Nasoni

? Neighbourhood: City Centre

? Nearest station: São Bento

Book your stay at Yes! Porto Hostel now

Oporto Invictus Hostel

best hostels in porto - Oporto Invictus Hostel

Oporto Invictus was created by backpackers for backpackers. Nuno and Filipe designed the hostel for travellers on a budget, where you can have the best experience for an affordable price. Their goal is to enable you experience the city like a local, exploring traditional bars and restaurants and showing you hidden gems on their free walking tours.

After a day exploring, you can enjoy a film, read or talk with other guests in the communal area.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free walking tour
  • Friendly staff
  • Great location

? Address: Rua das Oliveiras 73

? Neighbourhood: City centre

? Nearest station: Trindade

Book your stay at Oporto Invictus Hostel now

Best of the rest hostels in Porto

Still didn’t find the perfect hostel for your stay? How about a hostel with its own art gallery? Or maybe free pub crawls, a super friendly dog and free walking tours? We are going to find the right fit for your Portuguese adventure, so keep reading!

Gallery Hostel Porto

best hostels in porto - Gallery Hostel Porto

If you love art as much as you love travelling, Gallery Hostel is the right fit for you. This hostel is really homely and the staff do everything to make you feel at home and have the best experience. Enjoy the free walking tour, free breakfast, a terrace perfect for the summer and a winter garden.

You can also check out the latest exhibition in the hostel art gallery, gigs and other cultural events!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free Breakfast
  • Art Gallery
  • Terrace
  • Winter Garden
  • Free walking tours

? Address: Rua Miguel Bombarda, 222

? Neighbourhood: Cedefeita

? Nearest station: Trindade

Book your stay at Gallery Hostel Porto now

Garden House Hostel

best hostels in porto - Garden House Hostel

Garden House is located in the heart of the old city, in the famous Rua de Santa Catarina, a pedestrian street where you can feel Porto’s soul. You can enjoy the hostel’s beautiful garden while chatting with other travellers and join the pub crawl at night.

Some serious relaxation moments are guaranteed here!

Hostel highlights:

  • Located in a beautiful 19th century house
  • Garden
  • Central Location

? Address: Rua de Santa Catarina, 501

? Neighbourhood: Porto Old City

? Nearest station: Bolhão Station

Book your stay at Garden House Hostel now

Mimhostel

best hostels in porto - Mimhostel

If you want to relax in a homely atmosphere and still get to know other open-minded travellers, Mimhostel is just the place for you. Enjoy the garden with hammocks for a chill time after a day out exploring beautiful Porto and have dinner with other backpackers at the big communal table!

Ah, and we have to mention the super friendly hostel dog that is always ready to give you a warm welcome! ?

Hostel highlights:

  • Friendly dog
  • Hammocks
  • Big communal kitchen
  • Garden

? Address: Rua Joao das Regras 96

? Neighbourhood: Santo Idelfonso

? Nearest station: Trindade

Book your stay at Mimhostel now

Nice Way Porto

best hostels in porto - Nice Way Porto

Nice Way Porto is all about enjoying some drinks in a beautifully decorated building while meeting new people. Sounds good? Well, apart from that you can also enjoy free breakfast, free welcome drinks, hostel events and free walking tours!

The hostel is just 5 minutes from the train station where you can find restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Hostel bar
  • Great location

? Address: Rua Sampaio Bruno, n. 12 – 3rd Floor

? Neighbourhood: Santo Idelfonso

? Nearest station: Aliados

Book your stay at Nice Way Porto now

Porto Wine Hostel

best hostels in porto - Porto Wine Hostel

A hostel inspired by one of the best wines in the world? YES PLEASE! Porto Wine Hostel takes their local vinho very seriously, with rooms named and decorated according to Port wine types and a hostel bar where you can try it for real!

Hostel highlights:

  • Hostel Bar
  • Balcony with a great view to the city
  • Friendly staff

? Address: Campo dos Martires da Patria, 52

? Neighbourhood: Miragaia

? Nearest station: Trindade

Book your stay at Porto Wine Hostel now

The Passenger Hostel

best hosels in porto - The Passenger Hostel

The Passenger Hostel is located at São Bento Train Station, one of the most iconic buildings in Porto. The hostel is super chill and it’s the perfect place to meet other travellers, listen to some music or just chill in the lounge.

Travellers say: “One of the best hostels ever. Wonderful location IN THE STATION- a door connects it to the hostel. Lovely to watch the station whilst chilling. Very excellent facilities & bathroom.”

Hostel highlights:

  • Hostel Bar
  • Located inside São Bento Train Station
  • Piano

? Address: Praça Almeida Garrett

? Neighbourhood: City Centre

? Nearest station: São Bento

Book your stay at The Passenger Hostel now

Salty Days Lodge

best hostels in porto - Salty Days Lodge

Do you want to visit all of Porto’s historical building and explore Portuguese culture while being adventurous? We got you!Salty Days Lodge is located in Vila Nova de Gaia, the city on the other side of the Douro River and you just have to cross the bridge to get to Porto.

The hostel is located just a few minutes way from some of the most beautiful beaches in Northern Portugal such as Praia da Madalena and Praia de Valadares. You can enjoy: surf, SUP, Kayak, river tours and bike rentals to explore the many cycle routes, and scooter rentals to go further afield. Take hikes, visit the Port Wine Cellars and many other incredible things!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free daily transfer
  • Bike and scooter rentals
  • Airport pick-up

? Address: Rua Fontes Pereira de Melo 24

? Neighbourhood: Vila Nova de Gaia

? Nearest station: Francelos

Book your stay at Salty Days Lodge now

 

We hope our article helped you to find the perfect hostel for your stay. Have you been in an amazing hostel in Porto that we didn’t mention in the article? Tell us in the comments and help other backpackers to have a great hostel experience.

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