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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hostel is very good and clean and it is not far from the center. The atmosphere is cozy. The staff was very kind and helpful. I stayed in the hostel in the beggining of December and it was a little cold on the last floor.

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Pedro C, Proprietário at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey ! Thank you for your kind review. Your response is exactly what we are aiming for here and we are more than happy to hear that we we're able to provide you delightful experience. Relative to the temperature in the rooms they are equipped with heating and our guests are free to use it, they can also ask for...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best hostel staff I have ever met. We had a small payment problem due to Booking.com but Margarida was very professional solving it. The location is perfect, just in the middle of the city. The hostel is super clean and cozy. I would stay there again if I ever come to Porto.

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Rita M, Gestor de Front Office at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey ! Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review our hostel. We are always glad to hear that our friendly and safe hostel helped make your experience in Porto memorable. On behalf of the hostel, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Thank you for your kind words about our staff....

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights form the 28th December until the 1st January. The rooms were nice and beds have a Little courtain so this make the space more private, however we shared the room with really noisy girls who kept partying really heavy for 3 nights. This would be ok if they kept the party at the garden, however they...

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Pedro C, Gestor at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We have a 24h bar and reception and we encourage our guests to come socialize whenever they want in our common are, but to respect the sleep of our other guests. Next time please inform us if someone is misbehaving and we will find a solution! Still, we are...

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I just stayed one night with friends, I checked in quiet late and Night-receptionist was friendly and give me tips! Breakfast was OK could be better if was a courtesy service. Sara and Susan made us feel at home, they were really friendly at the breakfast service! :)

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Rita M, Gestor at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for your kind review. Your comments are very much appreciated and have been shared with our team internally. We thank you as well for praising Sara and Susana. The whole team, works very hard to make sure all our guests benefit the best service. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again. Obrigada! PILOT Crew

Colombia
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went to Porto for a few days and found this really great hostel, with excellent location (within a walking distance of the port), very clean, súper friendly staff, and a very cheap and yummy all-you-can-eat breakfast! What else could you ask for?

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Rita M, Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey ! Thank you for the kind words about our hostel, amenities, and friendly staff. We are glad to hear you liked our property, and enjoyed your visit with us. Please contact us if you would like to stay with us again in the future as we always look forward to welcoming our guests for a return visit. Thank you...

Tangier, Morocco
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Due to a rainy visit, we missed out on the option to have a city tour. However, the staff was extremely accommodating. They gave us references for food and shopping. They also set up a shuttle to the airport which was very helpful. Breakfast was good, with an array of options. Would like to go again in the warm weather...

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Rita M, Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey ! Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review our hostel. We are always glad to hear that our friendly and safe hostel helped make your experience in Porto memorable. Regarding the rooms, we provide heaters in all of our rooms, and the attic on, is the only one with air conditioner. On behalf...

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The staff were excellent. They were extremely professional, friendly and helpful. The office was open 24/7, which was a pleasant surprised. I was very impressed by the staff's professionalism. The beds were pretty good. Breakfast was really good but not included. Very sociable hostel and easy to meet people. Daily shot at 22:00 was a very nice touch. Only drawback...

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Rita M, Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey ! Thank you for the kind words about our hostel, amenities, and friendly staff. We are glad to hear you liked our property, and enjoyed your visit with us. Please contact us if you would like to stay with us again in the future as we always look forward to welcoming our guests for a return visit. Thank you...

St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

In the dorm was very drunk person. He was that drunk that he could not to get down from second-level bed without falling on the floor and he did vomited on his pillow. People in such bad condition have to be monitored by medical personnel cause it is not rare to die by drowning in own vomit during been unconscious....

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Rita M, Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for your review! We are really sorry to hear you didn't enjoyed your stay. I will share your comments with the team so that we can better improve our guests' experience with us! We hope you can give us the opportunity to excel ourselves welcoming you next time. Thank you for staying with us, and for taking...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very nice place to stay. Focused on a community vibe. If you want to, you will easily make friends from all over the world here. And the rooms are very comfortable. Staff is also incredible friendly. The bar crawl was a great time if that's what you enjoy. Ended up dancing with an international crowd. Very very good experience.

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Rita M, Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey!Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our hostel and had a chance to go on the walking pub crawl! We hope to welcome you again soon! OBRIGADA! PILOT Crew

British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very social and fun. A bit loud from that street. Bathrooms are shared (not my favourite) but we're clean and perfectly fine. Also has private bathrooms to use but they usually are occupied. Fun downstairs atmosphere to socialize with other guests. Our room was quite small, and needed our own lock for this hostel!! Staff was veryyyy helpful and friendly....

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Rita M, Manager at PILOT Design Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for your kind review. Your comments are very much appreciated and have been shared with our team internally. We thank you as well for praising our staff. The whole team, works very hard to make sure all our guests benefit the best service. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again. Obrigada! PILOT Crew

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pilot Hostel will change the way you see hostels! Modern, Super Fun, Comfortable & Perfectly well Located. Designed to be one of the top modern hostels, it is equipped with led lightening, contemporary furniture and minimal decoration. You will love our terrace with a barbecue, a fireplace and a waterfall; as well as our lounge room with coloured led lightning - perfect for parties or to simply chill out. You can hang out in our 24h BAR & lounge where you can meet people, chat, relax, watch a movie, or even play our Guitar and Djembe! Ready on the wall a cinema screen for movie nights and to play Play station. You can also have a great time playing football and table tennis. For fans we have a Surf board ready for a spin. Don't worry about planning your holidays, we will show you the city by day and by night. But, if you prefer to relax or to have fun at the hostel, we have some surprises waiting for you. The city centre and sizzling nightlife within a 2min walk will make your visit easy and pleasant. We are located near the city hall, Av. Aliados and Praca Carlos Alberto. Public transport: metro, train and bus within a 5min walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about PILOT Design Hostel & Bar

Address: Rua General Silveira No. 11, Porto 4050-588, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: £12 - £34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Rooms further away from the street will be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles EvaSUK, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“Good location”
 of 5 bubbles CatherinePageault, 27 May 2016 | Read review
“first floor room 14 has a balcony, if you smoke that will be good for you because you don't have to go to the entrance :)”
 of 5 bubbles 589eirinih, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The one with the balcony and hammock is really nice!”
 of 5 bubbles SandraLovesToTravel, 28 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Female-only rooms were quiet and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles sandramN580VG, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
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