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Dixo's Oporto Hostel
Ranked #58 of 261 Speciality Lodging in Porto
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Extremely friendly staff, beautiful old building right in the heart of porto. Rooms were really clean and so were the shared bathrooms. The best part is the sense of community the staff promotes with the BBQ's, roof terrace and their willingness to go the extra mile to show us where all the local specialties can be found, Great hostel to meet other travellers and have some fun. Rooms were quiet at night. We loved it and will definitely be visiting again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Like most commenting on this Hostel I had a brilliant experience. Stayed at Dixo's for three nights and it was super cruisy. Rocked up and waited a bit in the reception area which is rather sweet living room style, couch, books, magazines, guitar, TV, music section and endless travel info.
Joana on reception was brilliant, showed me to my room and explained the locking situation which was dead easy.

Massive room, three bunks in the girls only dorm, one bunk was slightly separated with a partition wall to create more privacy and good use of space. You can tip your whole bag into the locker and have a ton of space to work with, a nice sitting chair was placed in my area of the room and a useful bedside table. The other ladies had a beaut of a vanity which everyone was able to use and a fab view of the roof tops across the Ribeira.

Breakfast is serviced daily - your standard few different cereals, bread roll with spreads and tea and coffee. Free tea and coffee all day which is handy and a brilliantly laid out kitchen, you totally feel at home throughout the whole hostel but mainly in the kitchen/dining as its modern, uncluttered and still has everything you need to have a good feed. The fridge is super clean and good to store a few days worth of food if you hit up the supermarket which is a few minutes walk away. Also the terrace view from just outside the dinning room is STUNNING, an attraction in itself - 5 star dinning from your humble hostel dinner plate.

The location is ideal as you have a wee taste of it all, there are a few rather cheap places to eat, then the super touristy area of the picturesque Rio Douro. Nice walk across the bridge to the winery areas and an easy walk to the Baixa which consists of a huge amount of main attractions and only a few minutes from the train station for lovely day trips.

The staff are faultless, they will help you with anything - no fuss. Also a highlight is the walking tours which some of the staff at Dixo's are apart of, the Pancho Tours (http://www.panchotours.com) gather hostels around the city and section off to tour the city. This is a great way to meet new people and the tours a fab, heaps of information and you can tell they love the city and want you too as well, taking you off the beaten track and ask for your interests to keep you involved.

Basically your an idiot if you don't stay here, feeling mellow or up for a good time it has it all.
No negatives - I could move in tomorrow.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank atsophie
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

The views of the old town and river are a memorable way to start the day from the roof terrace. Checking-in in the early hours of the morning, I was given a warm but efficient welcome. The staff were consistently friendly and helpful (gave me a really good recommendation for roast chicken dinner). Is in a great location near the river, surrounded by bars and restaurants but only a short walk to the metro and mainline station at Sao Bento. Is a great place to stay and take in this beautiful city. Only gripe was the bathrooms were not on the same floor, otherwise excellent.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank moshelliott
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

It is really one of the best hostels I ever stayed. The rooms are very good and clean, staff is incredibly helpful and friendly, location of the hostel is very good as well, close to the restaurants and tourist attractions, breakfast was good (the bread is incredibly good!) The only minus (very tiny one though) was kind of too fresh water in the shower. I'm used to very hot water and here it felt bit too fresh, but even that didnt ruin the overall opinion of the hostel. Conclusion - if in Porto, definitely Dixo's!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank veronika507
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

I've traveled a lot throughout my life. I always stay in hostels, so I've seen quite a few, but none like Dixo's hostel. Honestly, I have never felt more welcomed and taken care of in a hostel in my life. Joanna and her brother are absolutely the nicest people you will ever meet. On my first night they cooked me dinner, and Joanna took me to some of her favorite spots. I was travelling alone, so she introduced me to some of her friends. What I love about this hostel is that although it's a professional business, you just feel like your at home with a family.
And just as a plus, it has one of the most beautiful views in all of Porto.
Absolutely amazing. It'd be a mistake not to stay here!
Thanks so much for a great time, Joanna!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Michelle L
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

I had the chance to stay at Dixo's from the 1st to the 3rd of May, 2013. The purpose of trip was to show my country to a group of foreigners from my MBA program. Our stay at Dixo's was simply amazing. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable, as well as, the WC facilities. There's privacy in the hostel and the roof top terrace adjacent to the kitchen provides an unbelievable scenery of Porto. We were a group of 12 people, and the staff (Joana & Pedro) made sure we made the most out of our trip to Porto. They have recommend and organized some excursions, they were always willing to help, in the end they've made us feel part of the Dixo's family. Centrally located, it's within walking distance from the main attractions in the city. A great place to stay... an amazing experience...Great Value for Money!!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank renato_g_marques
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

I used to live in Europe and have travelled to nearly every country staying in hostels, this one is the best! You have proper beds, great location and amazing staff! Such a 'homely feel' with Pedro and Joana really looking after you with tours, pub crawls and even great hostel family dinners.
One day my mate was sick and asked where he could get to a doctor, instead of giving directions, Pedro and Joana's father picked him up and took him to their family doctor where he skipped waiting around for an appointment and was treated. Not only are the facilities great, more importantly the people are too!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Address: Rua de Mouzinho da Silveira 72, Porto 4050-415, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
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Ranked #58 of 261 Speciality Lodging in Porto
Number of rooms: 36

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