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Garden House Hostel Porto
Ranked #24 of 237 Speciality Lodging in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“AMAZING!”
Reviewed 22 November 2012

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!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2012

I came just by chance to This hostel in Porto because I had no reservation But I think, I made a good desition.
Ok, the hostel is situated in the main shoppinstreet of Porto but I have been there only for sleeping in for this it was all right.
Price-value relation was good and the breakfast was included in the ammount for staying.
Staff-rooms and bathrooms, everything Ok.
So folks, come arround And check it out.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012

It was a nice stay in this hostel even when we stayed only for one night there.
It was a warm welcome by the staff, they gave us two beds in a dorm and we slept like baby`s.
The hostel has everything you need, not everything is new anymore but in relation to the price it was Ok for sure.
The downside is really that the hostel is situated in the main shopping and tourist street so the noise is sometimes a problem.
Breakfast was standard, nothing special and a walk in the was also offert for free.
The other guests in the hostel and specely the guys in our room were fantastic.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Staying at the hostel were very comfortable and the staff were always willing to help us. The hostel is housed in a renovated building with beautiful decor and spacious dorms, and above all clean! located in the center of town something positive for someone who wants to explore the beautiful Porto.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Porto, Porto, Portugal
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Great location, great garden, big rooms, great commun area, great athmosphere. Just great!!!
The staff was also really kind and helpfull everytime we had a question or situation! they also provide us a free walking tour everyday that is realy nice!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

i find it hard to see the hotel bec. i´m looking for a hotel or sign, when i should be looking for this small "door" in between the shops of the busy commercial street of "Rua Sta. Catalina". if not for the group og koreans who are standing infront of it i´ll be totally lost. i´ve been looking for it a couple of hours and i thought that the maps of my iphone4 is not working, but it is! anyway, the receptionist is great he even ask about my luggage when i only travels with my backpack (just like dora the explorer LOL) maybe bec. this big hostel don´t have elevator but it has big and nice stairs. the place is almost like an stadium jajaja it has free wifi, free internets, books, living room, terrace, kitchen, washing machine and everything and almost perfect. the room is so big and aswell as the batheroom & toilets. and it also serves free breakfast. you´ll love it bec. it´s at the center and the people are great! they also offers a free walking tours.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Thank MARVADJUSTED
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Elanora, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Do consider staying here, when you have been traveling for a long time, on a budget and forever on the go, this place is a treat. I felt welcomed with open arms just like visiting family or close friends (which I needed at the time).
For what it's worth, it's central, well priced, close to transport, clean, spacious including the rooms and most importantly secure. The staff also complimented the place.
I enjoyed staying here (5 days) and I hope you do too. I'd recommended it to my sisters :)

  • Stayed July 2012
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Thank Michelle L
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Property: Garden House Hostel Porto
Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 501, Porto 4000-452, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 237 Speciality Lodging in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
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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