We have reviewed them in person. We actually went to all these hostels (and more)! Yes, we are absolute hostel nerds. We only show you places we recommend our best friends too! Oh, and we bring you also some juicy insider tips. Keep reading!
Not only will be deliver our handpicked favourite three, but you’ll also discover the best party hostels and the best hostels in Porto for solo travellers.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later.
Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Quality of Hostels: The level of hosteling in Porto is high, same as in Lisbon. It is also cheap, which means you get an excellent price-service-ratio.
There is no need to hold back and stay in a bad hostel in Porto, there’s plenty of fantastic choices, as you are about to find out.
Party Hostels in Porto: You will not find a super crazy party hostel in Porto, but for sure great, social places to have your drinks. Jump here to our recommendation for Best Porto Party Hostels.
That being said, if you fancy a hostel for partying, we recommend joining a Pub Crawl. Almost all hostels offer a Pub Crawl and some of them bring you to the Porto best bars! Porto’s nightlife is cheap and the bars are real fun.
Seriously, Bluesock has thought of so many things. All you have to worry about is enjoying yourself. This is what makes a great hostel!
To give you an idea, there is a…
24-hour common area
Free welcome drink + city tour
On-site bar (7pm-11pm)
Dedicated work space
Note: late check-out after 11:30am is subject to availability and free if booked online.
There is a breakfast option available for 3.50€ or for free if you’re in a private room.
Bluesock is located in Ribeira, the historical centre of Porto, and just steps from the main attractions of the city. The location is great, and you are surrounded by bars, restaurants, and so many sights.
Bluesock Hostels Porto is the best hostel in Porto for:
If you’re in search of a great party hostel Porto and the best Porto youth hostel that will impress, we think you will love Yes! Porto Hostel.
This hostel is a well known hostel in Porto Portugal and has everything a great party hostel needs:
Central location near bustling nightlife
Friendly staff with tons of ideas
Organised events + parties
Nightly group dinners
The rooms are premium, including dorms and everything is super modern. Need we say more…?
Again, Porto does not have the super crazy hostels for partying. By no means the hostels are boring here. NOPE!! It just the big party is usually outside the hostel, like in the nightlife area Baixa.
Here you find clubs like Plan B Club – Port and the fun bar Flow.
Our best tip: Ask your hostel of choice about their Pub Crawl. Pub Crawls are a big thing in Porto, and certainly a super cheap way to enjoy the Nightlife in Porto. Back in 2017 we joined one – FUN times too!
Of course, there are always cheap hostels all around. And certainly there are cheaper hostels in Porto Portugal than the ones we listed here.
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out in Porto.
Prices are very reasonable in Porto. The difference between a cheap hostels and a nice one is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen. keep in mind a bad location far away from the city center costs you more in transport.
The best place to stay in Porto is really the city center. You will save money on transport, as many sights are in a walking distance, and it will be easy to find good places to eat and drink (also cheap options).
Good to know: The difference in quality for 1€-2€ more (or less) is actually insane. Paying 1€ less per night in a cheap hostel in Porto could easy come with a bigger expense in transport.
Rule of Thumb: Never go with the cheapest hostels in Europe. Always pay a tiny bit more, and you will save more money than you thought. Linen, towels and breakfast can be expensive in some cities in Europe.
However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places to stay in Porto.
Here you go. It is simple. Yet again, we recommend to “invest” 1-2€ more per night. That tiny difference goes a long way and you will feel and see the difference in hostel quality.
More Porto hostels worth a mention
Still looking for hostel or albergue in Porto?
Well, we have given you the best neighborhood to stay in Porto Portugal but if you are still looking for more, here are more hostels that you should consider.
Hostel Portugal Porto is always better compared to Porto hotel if you will ask us because staying and backpacking at a hostel is quite an experience. Try and you’ll love it!
Garden House Hostel
Rivoli Cinema Hostel
Best Guest Porto Hostel
Porto Spot Hostel
PILOT Design Hostel & Bar
Porto Lounge Hostel & Guesthouse
Garden House Hostel
Everything about this hostel will make you feel like you are staying at a hotel and not a hostel!
Literally, there are lots of space to move around. The perfect place to meet and have a chat with fellow backpackers.
The shared rooms here in Garden House Hostel have wooden bunk beds, while the private rooms offer single beds. All come with a sofa, desk, and shared bathroom.
24-hour front desk
Very good breakfast
Location: Located in Porto’s Old City. São Bento train station is a 10-minute walk away, and it takes just over 15 minutes to reach Porto Cathedral before heading on to Palácio da Bolsa. The metro will also take you from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport to nearby Bolhão station (a minute’s walk from the hostel) in around 30 minutes.
The beds are very comfortable and made perfectly. It is very clean in the room, kitchen, and common areas. The bed time lights and a place to put the mobile phone on is really cool and helpful.
If you are interested in joining free walking tours, just approach their helpful staffs.
24-hour front desk
Location: Best Guest Porto Hostel is located in a renovated building in the historical centre of Porto, part of the UNESCO World Heritage area. São Bento metro and train stations are a 1-minute walk.
Iconic Clérigos Tower is a 4-minute walk and Santa Catarina Street, offering a variety of shops and traditional cafes, is a 7-minute walk from the property. The Bolhão Market, the Douro River and D. Luis Bridge is a 5-minute walk from Best Guest Porto Hostel.
Nice Way Porto Hostel has a very nice and appealing interior. Their chairs will make you smile because of their smiley emojis designs.
The common area is very spacious and will allow you to be with other fellow travellers. This is a great place for small talks.
The rooms are decent and clean all day long. It is great for couples and backpackers.
24-hour front desk
Location: Located in the historical Aliados area, Nice Way Porto Hostel offers accommodation in downtown Porto, a 3-minute walk from the São Bento Train Station. The Nice Way Porto Hostel is a 3-minute walk from the Aliados Metro Station and 800 m from the banks of the River Douro. Porto International Airport is 16 km away.
The rooms are big enough, nice comfortable beds, lockers under bed, a socket and a lamp for each bed.
24-hour front desk
Location: PILOT Hostel is 6 minutes’ walk from Aliados Metro Station. Praça de Carlos Alberto square is 3 minutes’ walk away and Avenida dos Aliados, home to the city hall, is 10 minutes’ walk. Porto’s Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport is 18 km.
Porto Lounge Hostel & Guesthouse is a restored 18th-century building in the historic centre. Cozy atmosphere that will make you feel at home. The hostel also provided a great environment to meet other people!
They have mixed and female dormitories with air conditioning, balcony, beds with shelf, reading light and big individual locker with a power outlet so that guests can charge their gadgets and accessories safely inside the lockers.
Very good breakfast
Location: The Rua Santa Catarina and Rua Cedofeita shopping streets are within 15 minutes’ walk. Aliados Metro Station is 3 minutes’ walking from Porto Lounge Hostel & Guesthouse, and 7 minutes further is São Bento Station, offering direct access to Porto Airport. Ribeira and the wine cellars are a 10-minute walk away.
Not all hostels in Porto are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Porto. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
Also, please note that Dixo’S Oporto Hostel is permanently closed so beware of agents that still ask you to book in this place.
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
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