We came as a large group from the UK in the peak of last summer. The place was amazing, beautiful house with lovely garden/common room to chill out in. The kitchen was great and well equipped, which made the stay quite cheap as we could eat in whenever we wanted. The fridge full of beer was also great for emergencies. The staff made it, such a helpful reception, always there and know just about everything to do in Porto. They have also hooked up with a small touring agency that come round and offer free walking tours and pub crawls which were both a lot of fun. We stayed in the big dorms, and shared the communal bathrooms - they were massive and very clean.. never waited for a shower! Very centrally located aswell, we walked everywhere, and was very nice after a night out. We felt very safe, as the door was always manned and locked, and all the beds had loads of storage space below.
It was the cheapest hostel on our trip and by far and away the nicest. I cannot rave about this place any more, but you will not regret staying here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Garden House Hostel is a new hostel in Oporto. Located in the heart of the old city, in the famous Rua de Santa Catarina, a pedestrian street where you can feel the Oporto essence, visit a wide range of restaurants, shops and cafes, as the well known "Cafe Majestic", an Art Nouveau icon where artists and intellectuals meet for a "cimbalino" (expresso). Also within walking distance are all the museums, Port wine cellars, the Douro River and the cool Oporto nightlife. After a day of walking and sightseeing, nothing feels better than returning to the beautiful 19th century house where the Garden House Hostel is installed. The building has been fully restored and improved, with all the modern commodities, and has a wonderful garden where you can relax, have a glass of wine, read a book... feel at home in a cozy, warm and friendly atmosphere! From the Hostel you can catch the riverside tram to the sea and the beaches at "Foz". With its restaurants, bars and promenade, you can enjoy the sun in one of the iconic places of Oporto. In the summer don't forget to pack your sunscreen and beach towel! ... more less
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