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.
We love the confidence they hold about their accommodation:
“Modern, Super Fun, Comfortable, Clean, Perfectly Located at Historical Center and Bar & Lounge 24H Open.
We will change the way you see hostels!”
So so many travellers have stayed here and the incredibly high rating stands for a lot about just how much this hostel is loved.
Let’s jump straight into the main perks of staying here:
24hr bar & lounge
FREE coffee, tea, homemade lemonade, ice-tea
FREE Wifi and guest computer
Surfboard & bicycle rental
Endless smiles & happy mood
The bar-lounge is awesome for socialising, working, relaxing, reading a book… you name it!
For added fun grab one of the guitars and play some music to add to the wonderful atmosphere.
Breakfast is available (for an added fee) and is best enjoyed out on the terrace. It’s also a great spot to sit in the late afternoon sun.
PILOT offers a great range of room types, too. Dorms come in all sizes, including 4, 6, 8 and 12-bed options. There is also an 8-bed female dorm!
Otherwise the triple private room is a good option for travelling friends or small families.
Privacy curtains are included, and the triple room even has a sofa and a seating area which is ideal for getting some online work done.
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.
PILOT Design Hostel & Bar is the best hostel in Porto for:
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.
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.
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!
What are the best hostels in Porto?
You can find the best Porto hostels in this article!
CLOSED: Bluesock Hostels Porto (large and social hostel)
Update: Our former #2 hostel has permanently closed its doors.
Bluesock Hostels Porto is located in a traditional blue-tiled building which still has wooden beams and stone walls, near the boardwalk.
Here you’ll find rooms that adapt to all tastes. And we really mean it, check it out:
4, 6, 8 + 12-bed mixed dorms
13-bed mixed dorm w/ bathroom + XL mattresses
8-bed female only dorm
Private suite w/ city views
See! All rooms come with linen and dorms have their own private curtain and locker space.
The friendly staff are at hand 24/7 to assist you, and that means great security so you can rest easy.
Truth be told, this is a great place for tranquil travelers.
It is not a backpacker place at all, but more for adult travelers looking for a quality hostel and the occasional chats between travelers.
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.
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