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Hostel Gaia Porto

Rua Cândido dos Reis N 374 376, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-070 Portugal
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#1 of 8 hostels in Vila Nova de Gaia
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GaiaPorto Hostel is a friendly house, where you can stay and have a nice journey in Gaia and Oporto cities. You have the best views to oporto city,and you are near the most important port winw companies, where you can taste our best port wine. You are 5min walking from Douro River where you can catch a boat and have a nice trip along the river. You are 5 min walking from Metro station(General Torres)from where you are in Oporto Center in 5min. In this hostel you have nice and friendly people just taking care of you and making your stay the best you have in the last years.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Massage
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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nicolas p wrote a review Oct 2022
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
We loved to stay at the Hostel. We rented a single room and it was very clean, the breakfast was delicious and fresh. Also the Hostel is very well located, close to the metro, train, and also to de River. The Hostel is located at walking distance from loads of wineries. They were flexible with the check in and check out. Would definetely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kseniaflkr wrote a review Oct 2019
Wuppertal, Germany4 contributions2 helpful votes
We love to come back to João (who for us is a perfect host) and his family. João has the best advices, he is communicative without being pushy. The hostel is clean and has a beautiful garden with an even better view. Overall the atmosphere is respectful and familiar. For us it’s the best hostel in Porto and we surely will come back! Love, David and Ksenia
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Antonia S wrote a review Sept 2019
Düsseldorf, Germany6 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed at this hostel for 3 nights and there’s nothing not to love about this hostel ! Absolutely beautiful rooms (double room with own bathroom), lovely breakfast where you get to talk to the host who gives you tips on what to see in Porto and the entire hostel is very clean as well. All in all we can highly recommend this place! Thanks so much for this lovely stay 😍
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tyson E wrote a review Aug 2019
Meadowbank, Australia30 contributions27 helpful votes
This place was wonderful; it was well run and very clean. The location was great (only about 5 minutes walk to the river and public transport such as trains and buses). Being back off the main roads meant that it was also pretty quiet. The owner was lovely, speaks great english and was full of knowledge and helpful tips to help guests enjoy their stay. I was of the impression that it is family run; the owner's(?) family and kids would frequently be seen downstairs and out front, which I found to be quite charming. The private room was fairly small (the ensuite was well sized however) but had a very large wardrobe and storage space; it would be well suited to solo travellers and well organised couples. The room was cleaned daily, and as far as I could tell the cleanliness was very good. The only thing I'd note (and this is subjective, as it may be an issue for some but not others) is that it's not a particularly social place. It's absolutely fine if you're looking for a peaceful and laid back stay, but if you're looking for socialisation or a party hostel, this is probably not the place for you.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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patricia f wrote a review Mar 2019
156 contributions37 helpful votes
Great place where the staff is very friendly! It is very clean and calm to rest. Breakfast available for a nice price. There's a nice rooftop outside where you can enjoy a good view of the city!!!! :D
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sherpa593721 wrote a review Dec 2018
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This was my first stay at Gaia Hostel Porto and I absolutely loved it! Everything was superclean, the crew is very friendly and helping. On Friday night I fell asleep but still wanted to join the Pub Crawl, they told me not even the number of the organizer, location, but also the path of the crawl so that I could join them on the way! I also checked the roof top garden and the view is breathtaking! Definitely coming back in summer time!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Solo dragon wrote a review Sept 2018
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg92 contributions9 helpful votes
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Totally recommend for solo travelers. Cute little place walking range from the Luis bridge and the bars and restaurants. Very clean!! The bathroom doesn’t seem to ventilate easily if someone’s used it but not so bad. Beds comfy and there was a little balcony also!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Külli L wrote a review Sept 2018
Kiiu4 contributions1 helpful vote
Good place, good location, warm atmosphere. Nights were a bit noisy ( car's on the street) but breakfast was good and hosts were really nice and friendly. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable. We felt ourselves welcomed.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Martha K wrote a review Sept 2018
Cherokee, North Carolina2 contributions1 helpful vote
I was traveling around the world for 10 years, and I NEVER wrote any negative comment on Internet. NEVER! Dirty place, broken bed, missing furniture- name it! Never wrote anything negative. Until now. So 2nd of June 2018- our last night in Portugal. Looking for a place to stay last minute (our mistake!). We found something on the well-known prebooking website, and then we realized we are close to hostel, so we decided to go directly there. Waiting for someone over 10min to open the main doors wasn’t a problem (sometimes happened). The problem started when the owner told us the prices for beds. To our concerns they were “slightly” different than the prices on the Internet. We were offered 24 euros with breakfast. You could book it that day for 18euros on the internet. And the info on the website said 15 euros. We still decided to take offered price as a place looked nice. During the reservation process: I said: “Just to let you know on one of hostelbookers there is a misleading information about the price” He said: “NOT, IT ISN’T” Me: “ Actually it is, because we read that like 5 min ago, and it might…” (didn’t have a chance to finished Owner FIRED OFF: “Not IT ISNT, it’s a low season price” Me: (I’m like ocean of calmness): “for us is fine, but it might mislead other people” Owner: “YOU Will not tell me what to do, I’m the owner here, Me: “I’m not telling you what to do and I’m not negotiating the price” Then something umbeliveble happened|: Onwer: “Get out from my hostel, you fu**, because I have 9.2 on booking.com and (…don’t remember what he said) me:“are you seriouse?” Owner:“Get out or I will call the police” grabbing the phone in a theatrical way. Hahah.. you said 9.2? :D I double check with my 2 friends if I was rude on any stage and they said that it was a normal conversation from my side. And as a person working in hospitality for years I will use it as a option to correct info not to get furiouse. But my portuguese people told me Porto has change a lot..money..money..money Tip 1: Change your info because is still saying 15euros with breakfast Tip 2: If you hate people start working with plants. Wish you good luck Mr Owner. But I’m not recommending this place.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Daan Timmers wrote a review Aug 2018
Utrecht, The Netherlands53 contributions55 helpful votes
Me and my girlfriend stayed at the Gaia Oporto Hostel for two nights during our roadtrip through Portugal & Spain this summer. By far, this has been the best hostel we stayed at during this trip. John is a great host and is all the time ready to help you our for questions and recommendations. The hostel is directly involved with Pubcrawls, walking tours and Port tours, which are good (and cheap :) ) to join. Furthermore the room was great and cosy and the view over the city was excellent from the tarrace. Although the place is noted as a hostel, I would certainly also advice people searching for more hotel-like room to consider this hostel. It has everything you need for a great stay in Porto.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Gaia Porto
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Gaia Porto?
Nearby attractions include The Wine Experience Museum (0.1 miles), Jardim do Morro (0.2 miles), and Half Rabbit (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Gaia Porto?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Gaia Porto?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostel Gaia Porto?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Gaia Porto?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cozinha Da Ci, The Yeatman Gastronomic Restaurant, and 7g Roaster.
Does Hostel Gaia Porto have airport transportation?
Yes, Hostel Gaia Porto offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hostel Gaia Porto located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Vila Nova de Gaia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Gaia Porto?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostel Gaia Porto?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) (0.6 miles), Igreja de São Francisco (0.5 miles), and Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar (0.3 miles).