This was one of the best hostels I stayed at during my Eurotrip. Unfortunately, we were only able to stay there one night because we didn't book ahead of time (learn from my mistake!)
Why I liked it: The place was spectacularly clean, had great views and a great location, the staff was very friendly, and the hostel itself has beautiful artwork! The staff was the most hopeful bunch of any hostel I stayed at, knew their way around the city, suggested places to go, and even had a free walking tour. They also were the only place to give us free towels! It is very reasonably priced and dinners are great as well.
My only complaint was that it seemed to attract somewhat of an "older" clientele rather than college travelers like myself, although perhaps we just happened to stay there on a night when there weren't many people my age.
If you're going to Porto, stay here for a few nights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gallery Hostel is set in a privileged area of Oporto, known for its art galleries and modern shops, at a walking distance from the main points of interest in the city centre such as museums, monuments, gardens, restaurants and bars. Located in Rua Miguel Bombarda, the Hostel is established in an historical building with more than 100 years old, which just went through a renewal in order to respond to our guest’s needs and expectations. With high standards of comfort and carefully decorated, you will find a familiar and cosy atmosphere, complemented by a multilingual and professional team. Composed by several types of rooms, the Gallery Hostel is divided in two sections. You can choose between staying in the main building in a 6 or 4 people bedroom, or in one of our Garden Suites, always offering a privileged privacy. In the main building, each room is named after the most renowned artists of Oporto such as Sophia Mello Breyner, Almeida Garrett, Julio Resende, Silva Porto, Siza Vieira and Souto Moura. Also creating an original feeling of the city and enhancing local culture, the Garden Suites are named after the main Oporto city parks (Cordoaria, Botânico, Serralves and Palácio de Cristal). Our services and common areas have also been developed in order to satisfy any need the guest might have. You can choose listening to music and drink Portuguese wine in our Lounge Bar, watch a DVD in our Movie Theatre or play a game, surf on internet or read a book in our Library, have a chat or chill out in our interior gardens, enjoy a meal in our open kitchen and breakfast area, between others. RNAL:30843/AL ... more less
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