Party Hostels in Porto

4 COOLEST Party Hostels in Porto – Port Wine, Ginjinha and Pub Crawls

Yes, we know Porto is famous for its wine, but forget about fermented grapes for a bit, and let’s dive into the party scene.

We’re talking party hostels in Porto that’ll make you question if sleep is just a myth there.

From sipping port wine to sipping shots, we’re here to help you let loose in a city that knows how to have a good time.

Here are the best party hostels in Porto.

This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in Porto.

🥳 The COOLEST Party Hostels? Your shortcut:

  1. CATS Porto Hostel
  2. Selina Porto
  3. The Passenger Hostel
  4. Lost Inn Porto

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. You can even filter specifically for Party hostels on Hostelz.com.

The Passenger Hostel

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you want …

  • to party!
  • a social Hostel to actually meet people!
  • a cool hostel with drinking games and such!

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Quick Introduction to Porto

Average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Porto is around 40€ per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 p.m.), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 a.m.). 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.

Best Bar Areas in Porto:

  • Ribeira District: This picturesque riverside neighborhood is packed with charming bars overlooking the Douro River. It’s the perfect spot to start your evening with a drink and watch the sunset.
  • Galerias Paris: A hub of nightlife, this street is lined with bars and clubs that cater to every taste, from trendy to quirky. Get ready for an eclectic mix of music and characters.
  • Cais de Gaia: Cross the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge to find a strip of wine cellars turned bars. Sip on Porto’s famous wine while enjoying the stunning view of the city.

What to Drink in Porto:

  • Port Wine: When in Porto, it’s a must to savor the city’s namesake drink. Visit the port wine cellars for tastings and learn about the different varieties.
  • Super Bock: The beer of choice in Porto, Super Bock is your trusty companion for a night of revelry.
  • Ginjinha: Try this sweet cherry liqueur for a taste of local tradition. It’s like a party in your mouth!
  • Cocktails with a Twist: Many bars in Porto put their spin on classic cocktails using local ingredients. Don’t hesitate to try unique concoctions that blend Porto’s flavors with international flair.

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The Coolest Party Hostels in Porto are …

Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Porto for partying:

  1. CATS Porto Hostel
  2. Selina Porto
  3. The Passenger Hostel
  4. Lost Inn Porto

These are our favorite hostels in Porto to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Porto (and more!).

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: The Passenger Hostel
🎒 for Backpacker:Lost Inn Porto
🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: Selina Porto
👯 For Groups:CATS Porto Hostel
👫 For Socializing:CATS Porto Hostel
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel:The Passenger Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Selina Porto

1. CATS Porto Hostel

CATS Porto Hostel is the ultimate destination for party-loving travelers.

Step inside this colorful hostel, where each uniquely decorated room is equipped with all the amenities needed for an enjoyable (and rather wild) stay. 

Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast served at the lively bar area. If you fancy whipping up a meal of your own, head to the shared kitchen and let your culinary skills shine.

And when it’s time to unwind, make your way to the spacious rooftop terrace, where you can soak in the awesome atmosphere and sip on your favorite drinks.

CATS Porto Hostel is the ultimate social hub, perfect for meeting fellow travelers. If you end up staying here, make sure to join in on their daily pub crawls – perfect for an unforgettable night out.

Book CATS Porto Hostel here

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CATS Porto Hostel

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Rooftop area for relaxation and sunset views.
  • Fully equipped kitchen and cozy reading lounge.
  • In-house bar serving snacks and featuring Happy Hour.
  • Various activities offered including Free Walking Tour, Pub Crawl, Wine Tours, and Surf Lessons.

Location: Unbeatable location next to Porto Cathedral in a World Heritage protected area. 50 meters away from São Bento metro station. Quiet area perfect for rest yet close to the city center and attractions. Major attractions within walking distance. Close proximity to shopping streets, bars, restaurants, and supermarkets.

Our favorite hostel in Porto for

  • Social butterflies
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CATS Porto Hostel Roof CATS Porto Hostel Bar

2. Selina Porto

Nestled in Porto’s beating heart, Selina Porto redefines party central.

Their legendary pub crawls, lighting up Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, lead you through Porto’s hottest bars and clubs – all a short walk away from the hostel.

Free entries and irresistible drink deals await the curious and party-oriented traveler, promising a night to remember.

Their hostel is also pretty awesome: their chic outdoor bar, shaded with canopies, offers Selina’s secret weapon – homemade sangria that taste like sunshine. Watch out; it’s a sneaky dance-floor fuel! 

Selina Porto is the passport to Porto’s nightlife soul. Located in close proximity to most of the city’s attractions.

The hostel also offers awesome perks like an in-house restaurant, daily walking tours, coworking spaces, cruises, walking tours, and plenty of Porto wine to sip on.

Book Selina Porto here

Check prices at:
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Party Hostels in Porto Bar

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Outdoor bar
  • Outdoor patio
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Cozy Garden
  • Coworking Space

Location: Centrally located in Porto, within walking distance of major sightseeing spots. Steps away from Carlos Alberto Theater, a short walk to Clérigos Church and Lello Bookshop. Numerous popular restaurants, bars, and cafés in close proximity.

This hostel is great for:

  • Digital Nomads
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Party Hostels in Porto Terrace Party Hostels in Porto Cinema

3. The Passenger Hostel

The Passenger Hostel is not your average hostel. Located at São Bento Train Station, a UNESCO heritage site, this hostel offers a party atmosphere inside of a work of art.

With cool common areas and an on-site bar serving up budget-friendly drinks, the fun never stops (because your wallet won’t empty itself). 

Picture yourself playing beer pong, laughing with newfound friends, and soaking up the awesome atmosphere.

But it’s not just about partying – The Passenger Hostel is perfectly situated for exploring Porto’s top sites as well… it’s not only one of the best party hostels in Porto; it’s one of the best, regardless of what you’re looking for.

Book The Passenger Hostel here

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The Passenger Hostel

Facilities and Amenities:

  • Multiple common areas for socializing.
  • On-site bar serving backpacker budget-friendly drinks and offering a lounge area.
  • Beer pong.
  • Shared kitchen with dining options nearby.
  • Green Key Awarded Hostel with a focus on eco-friendly solutions.

Location and Nearby Attractions: Located at São Bento Train Station, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the city’s most beautiful buildings. Situated nearby iconic destinations including Aliados Avenue, Clérigos Tower, Douro riverside, and Galerias de Paris street. Santa Catarina shopping street is less than three minutes’ walk away.

A top choice for:

  • Solo Travelers
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Check prices at:
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The Passenger Hostel

4. Lost Inn Porto

Lost Inn Porto is a hidden gem that guarantees an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking adventure and socializing. 

Situated in the heart of Porto’s old town district, just across from the Sé Cathedral, Lost Inn Porto Hostel boasts a unique blend of modern comfort and traditional charm.

The newly renovated building showcases stunning stone walls, magnificent wooden ceilings, and traditional Portuguese tiles adorning its façade.

This social haven for travelers also offers ample opportunities to mingle with fellow adventurers. Here, you’ll get to unwind with free-flowing sangria every evening and partake in a range of exciting activities.

While not a wild party destination itself, this Porto hostel invites those seeking a thrilling night out to join their epic pub crawls.

Book Lost Inn Porto here

Check prices at:
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Lost Inn Porto View

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Shared lounge and terrace.
  • Shared kitchen for guest use.
  • Regular activities including free sangria and organized events.

Location: Attractively situated in Porto, close to various attractions including Ribeira Square, Palacio da Bolsa, and Ferreira Borges Market. Walking distance to Sao Bento Metro Station, Sao Bento Train Station, and Clerigos Tower.

One of the best hostels for:

  • Backpackers
Book Lost Inn Porto here

Check prices at:
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Lost Inn Porto Dorm

Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Porto

As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:

How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:

  1. Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
  2. Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
  3. Check for party pictures
  4. Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Things to Bring & Pack

There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.

Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.

Read: 23 best items to pack for staying in a hostel

Be Sociable

One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.

Read: 18 Rules for Hostels and how to build life-time friendships in Hostels

What about the cheapest hostels in Porto?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Porto.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Porto
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Porto best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Porto put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, we list all party hostels and best hostels in Porto, as well as sights and our travel tips below.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map. It’s just easier. We thought this map would help you with planning your trip, too.

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Our Insider Tips

As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “Best hostels in Porto.”

Yet, we have written down more of our best tips for Porto. Check out the following:

Nightlife Events and Activities:

  • Pub Crawls: Join a pub crawl for an instant party crew. They’ll guide you through the best bars and make sure you’re never without a drink or a dance.
  • Concerts and Live Music: Porto’s music scene is alive and kicking. Check out local listings for gigs in rock, electronic, or fado music, a traditional Portuguese genre.
  • Boat Parties: Take the party to the Douro River! Some companies offer boat parties, letting you dance under the stars as the city lights twinkle.

Happy Hour:

  • Majestic Café: This historic café offers a sophisticated happy hour with a touch of old-world charm. Sip on a cocktail in style.
  • Base Porto: Known for its lively atmosphere, Base Porto serves up happy hour deals to kickstart your night. Don’t be surprised if it turns into a full-blown fiesta!
  • Piolho Terrace: Grab a seat on the terrace of this iconic student hangout. They often have wallet-friendly deals on drinks during the early evening.

FAQ

More questions left? No worries, we are here for you.

What are the best party hostels in Porto?

The best party hostels in Porto are:

What are the best hostel in Porto for solo travelers?

The best hostels are Porto for solo travelers is: The Passenger Hostel.

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

Of course, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com 😉

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