The 10 Coolest Hostels In Porto, Portugal - Updated 2024

coolest hostels in porto
Andreia
Andreia 
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Porto is becoming the ‘Hostel Paradise.’ Almost every year, a new hostel opens to business and an old building is renovated to be turned into an amazing but affordable place to stay. Right now, there are incredible hostels all over Porto but we’ve made things easier for you and selected the best ones that are set in the most iconic parts of the city. Here are the coolest hostels in Porto:

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 21, 2024.

1. Urban Garden Porto Central Hostel (from USD 43)

This hostel is located just a couple minutes’ walk from the famous Bolhão Market and Porto’s Coliseum. It’s the ideal place to stay if you really want to be close to everything in order to explore the city to its fullest. The rooms are very original, with strange looking bunk beds, but are very comfortable and cozy. Some rooms have views overlooking the garden or the city, but they all include a private bathroom.

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Livraria Lello

Just a 20-minute walk from this hostel is the beautiful Livraria Lello. It's been said that J.K. Rowling was inspired to write Harry Potter books in this library, although Rowling said she never went there.

What you need to know before you go:

Entrance ticket: 5 EUR (5.43 USD)

Buy a book, and the ticket will be deducted.

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Urban Garden Porto Central Hostel This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

8.7 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 291 Rua da Alegria
1.31 km (0.9 mi) from Luís I Bridge

Parking Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre

2. Gallery Hostel (from USD 49)

Gallery Hostel is located in one of Porto’s most famous streets: Rua Miguel Bombarda. This street is full of shops, restaurants, and cafés, and very popular among locals. You’ll be close to some of the main attractions and a short walk from the city center, so this is one of the best locations you could possibly choose to stay at. The hostel itself is set in a 19th-century building and seems to have absorbed the personality of the street.

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Gallery Hostel This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

9.5 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Rua Miguel Bombarda, 222
1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Luís I Bridge

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

3. Travel & Live Porto Hostel (from USD 29)

This hostel is set right in Porto’s most famous street: Rua Santa Catarina. This is the street where locals come to shop, eat or simply go for a walk and is somewhere you can’t miss even if you don’t choose to stay here. Travel & Live Porto Hostel offers functional, modern rooms with Wi-Fi and TV; some include a seating area and a terrace or balcony to relax after a day of exploring. The hostel features a kitchen if you can’t afford to eat out for every meal and has a bicycle rental available.

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Travel & Live Porto Hostel

8.0 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 486
1.21 km (0.8 mi) from Luís I Bridge

Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Games room Internet services Luggage storage

4. Porto Lounge Hostel & Guesthouse (from USD 33)

Porto Lounge Hostel & Guesthouse is located very close to Praça dos Aliados, the very heart of Porto. You’d be staying close to the main attractions of the city and just a few minutes’ walk from the most famous areas, so this is definitely a hostel to consider. Set in an 18th-century restored building, this hostel offers cute, colorful rooms and dorms. Most of them feature a balcony but even if you don’t get one of those, you’ll be happy: the rooms are bright, air-conditioned and very inviting.

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Porto Lounge Hostel & Guesthouse by Host Wise

8.6 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Rua do Almada 317
1.1 km (0.7 mi) from Luís I Bridge

Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out Karaoke

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5. Rivoli Cinema Hostel (from USD 36)

Now, this hostel is an absolute treat for the cinema lovers. Set in a restored 1930s Art Deco building in the Aliados area, Rivoli Cinema Hostel offers individually designed rooms with a cinema-inspired décor. Every room has access to a shared bathroom and a balcony. There is a free buffet breakfast available and a shared kitchen where you can get your own meals ready.

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Rivoli Cinema Hostel

9.0 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Rua Dr. Magalhaes Lemos, 83
848 meters (0.6 ft) from Luís I Bridge

Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Safety deposit box BBQ facilities

6. PILOT Design Hostel & Bar (from USD 29)

What’s better than a cool, affordable hostel? A hostel that is also a bar! This hostel has the perfect location (very close to Aliados) and the best features for the ones who love to enjoy their time in bars. PILOT Hostel is unique, with colorful, modern bedrooms and dorms which include a shared bathroom and lockers.

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PILOT Design Hostel & Bar

8.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Largo Alberto Pimentel n.º11
1.22 km (0.8 mi) from Luís I Bridge

Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Ironing service Internet services

7. Porto Wine Hostel (from USD 42)

Porto Wine Hostel has a very pleasant location: set right next to Cordoaria garden and just a couple of minutes’ walk from Clérigos Tower, this hostel is a great option for those who want to explore the city whilst staying slightly away from its hassle and bustle. Decorated with the famous Port wine in mind, this hostel is a lovely, classy place to stay at. The rooms are clean and smell fruity; they’re bright and have big windows overlooking the garden, including a small balcony where you can enjoy the view and watch the people go by.

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Porto Wine Hostel

8.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Campo Martires Da Pátria, Nº 52
983 meters (0.7 ft) from Luís I Bridge

Parking Bar Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Internet services Karaoke Car hire

8. Nice Way Porto Hostel (from USD 34)

Located very close to the Aliados square, Nice Way Porto Hostel is just a 3 minutes’ walk from São Bento train station, which is great if you’re exploring the surroundings of Porto by train and want to have easy access to the train station. This hostel has private rooms with double beds or two single beds and shared dorms. There are rooms with private bathrooms and shared ones; the hostel also features a kitchen and a cocktail bar.

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Nice Way Porto Hostel

8.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Rua Sampaio Bruno, 12, 3º andar
760 meters (0.5 ft) from Luís I Bridge

Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Games room Internet services

9. Oporto City Hostel (from USD 24)

Oporto City Hostel is located in Porto’s historic center, just one minute walk from one of the main metro stations, so you’ll easily reach anywhere you want to go in a matter of minutes. This hotel is beautiful, with modern rooms decorated with bright colors and original pieces. The rooms have either a private bathroom or a shared one, and some include a balcony. The hostel features a shared kitchen, but you’ll be very close to restaurants serving traditional Portuguese dishes in case you want to have a break from cooking. This is another great option for a budget getaway.

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SUPERNOVA - Hostel & Café

8.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Rua Guedes de Azevedo 217
1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Luís I Bridge

Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Family rooms Internet services Heating Fax/photocopying

10. Bluesock Residencial Porto (from USD 13)

If you’ve never been to Porto before, you are not familiar with the beauty of Ribeira and you may be more interested in staying in the most famous streets and lively squares. Trust us when we say you should definitely stay at this hostel if you really enjoy opening a door and getting a whiff of fresh air and a view over a river. Ribeira is just a short walk from the city center so you’ll be close to many restaurants and cafés too, but with the bonus of having more opportunities to enjoy the riverside of Porto.

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Bluesock Hostels Porto

Address: Rua de São João, 40
361 meters (0.3 ft) from Luís I Bridge

Snack bar WiFi available in all areas Live music/performance Shared lounge/TV area Packed lunches Walking tours Meeting/banquet facilities Vending machine (drinks)

Porto: Where the best hostels are

If this list didn’t convince you that Porto really has the best hostels for the best price ever, then we don’t know what will. As you can see, it really isn’t necessary to spend more than you can afford in a three-star hotel when you can stay in one of these amazing hostels we’ve just shown you. We know it can be hard to find a great place to stay for a great price, but Porto has so many incredible options it will be impossible for you to not enjoy your stay.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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