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Tattva Design Hostel
Ranked #4 of 251 Speciality Lodging in Porto
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Having stayed in many hostels throughout Europe its hard to fault Tattva. The rooms are designed by a traveller, knowing what travelers want. Each bed has it's own Fan, Light and PowerPoint, and each dorm room has two showers and two hairdriers - extremely convenient when staying in a room of 6 girls who need to get ready! The beds were clean and comfortable, each has a curtain for privacy as well. The staff are AMAZING! Rooftop bar is open late and has everything you need, and reception is available 24/7 to help with anything you want. The on-site dinner is to die for, 5 courses with drinks included for €10; you won't find a better deal in Porto. Porto itself isn't as interesting as the rest of Portugal but is worth a stop over just to pamper yourself at this Hostel. Definitely worth staying at if you're in Lisbon!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

I haven't done to many reviews yet but I'm finally starting to as I have travelled to Europe 3 times now with trips longer then 2 months at a time. And this is by far the BEST hostel I have ever come across. It did take a little while to check in but that was not a bother at all. The facilities are immaculate!!! I've stayed in hotels that don't even compare with this place. We will start with the room. 6 beds but plenty of space!! Your personal locker under your bed which only your key to the room can open. Inside the bed your personal fan with your personal power point and curtains for your own privacy if needed. Now the bathroom.... 2 showers!! No waiting for someone to finish. Besides the room everything else was awesome too. The kitchen had everything you needed. The bar was cheap as chips and I wondered if they were even making money. I can't remember what night it was but they had a group dinner for everyone to attend including staff and cost 10 euro for a 4 course feed. The manager at the time was going above and beyond his duty to make everyone happy and really sealed the deal for me. As you can tell making everyone happy was all he wanted. Such an awesome place and could go on and on but I think enough is said. I wish every hostel was like this, 100 out of 10. A must if ever in Porto.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I was in an 8 bed room (although there was only 6 of us in it) and it was definitely big enough. There was good sized lockers underneath the bunk beds and every bed had charger points, fans and bedside lights as well as curtains for each bunk bed! The hostel was located centrally in Porto and everything was in walking distance. The hostel had good wifi and a nice breakfast. The staff were friendly and there seemed to be lots going on for solo backpackers with group meals every night. A couple of the girls I was on tour with went to the dinner and said it was really good.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

The Tattva is superb. Super clean kitchen, dining areas, bar, outside terrace with sofas and umbrellas, happy hour on drinks (beer = 80 cents). Great showers, beds long enough for 183cm sleepers - I don't agree with Valter S that the beds are worn, no way and they all have mattress covers that can be washed / replaced anyway. Each bed has an LED reading light, bookshelf, powerpoints and personal fan, plus electronic secure storage under the bed for every guest with no padlock required. They do free walking tours daily, a pub crawl and you can take dinner with the staff for a tenner, for three courses plus wine, port, lemonade and great company.

The best thing about the Tattva is the staff, Raphaela, Joshua, Laura, Ricardo were all stars. Raphaela totally wanted people to have a good time and is a local woman who knows where to go at 4am if you want to carry on dancing. Ricardo is not actually Portuguese at all but is the actor Colin Farrell, doing some time as a normal person in Porto. He admitted this to a few of us, you have to see him to believe it.

Lastly, security is excellent, there are always staff around and the desk is manned 24 hours a day, I had the best time and will return.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Rarely could a hostel offer great night life and a place to chill out at the same time, but somehow Tattva does it. Although a bit hidden in a typical Porto alleyway, once you've found it, it is easily accessible to other sites and the metro. The atmosphere is exactly what a hostel should be- lively and inviting. Bathrooms are clean, large and the part I LOVED about the rooms is that each bunk has a private partition and personal locker for ultimate privacy.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Paige N
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Excellent hostel, a perfect place if you are traveling alone or just with one friend. Really good common areas, excellent terrace, free walking tours and pub crawls in the place. Excellent dorms, but i didn't like to much the ensuit bathrooms of the dorms.. but they was ok. Humidity smell in some areas In summary really good for a Big hostel (you are'nt going to see the owners) 4 stars hostel, party hostel

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Great location in Porto, just minutes walking to the Douro River. Affordable daily dinner meal 'eat with the staff', a great way to meet the locals and find out the best things to do. Beds were very comfortable with curtains and they don't move or make noise when someone gets into other bunk, AWESOME!!! Very safe and clean.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Address: Rua Cativo 26 28, Porto 4000-160, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 251 Speciality Lodging in Porto
Price Range: £14 - £836 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tattva Design Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome friends! "Tattva" has been inspired from the Sanskrit word meaning 'Element', representing the five elements from which life evolves: Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky. Tattva Design Hostel will give you an enhanced hostel experience. Details and design have been carefully blended to create a new level of comfort and intimacy, as well as plenty of common areas in which to socialize.Two beautiful buildings classified as "World Heritage" have been recovered and totally refurbished to make the largest hostel in Porto, with breathtaking views on the higher levels. With 16 rooms and a capacity of 116 people in total (Female Dorms, Mixed Dorms and Double rooms), Tattva provides a unique experience in terms of comfort. ... more   less 
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