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“Nice and cheap stay in Porto Alive Hostel”
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Porto Alive Hostel
Ranked #66 of 237 Speciality Lodging in Porto
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews
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“Nice and cheap stay in Porto Alive Hostel”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

I would definitely recommend this place for everyone looking for a low cost accommodation in Porto. The location is the best you can find there: you are in between the new part of the city and the old part. The room was algo very good: nice views, nice and simple furniture from Ikea and a comfy bed with soft blankets. However, we were in the 3rd floor and the wifi did not work there (but you could use the laptop in the reception whenever you felt like it). There were no private bathrooms but they were quite clean and the showers were good (clean, with places to leave your stuff...). The people working there were also nice and friendly and they were willing to help you whenever you needed. We had free breakfast but we woke up late so no idea about it :P

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Excellent location in combination with stylish interior, beautiful views, lovely patio are making this hostel a superb choice. Very nice and helpful staff with loads of positive energy to share. Pearl of Porto for a reasonable price:)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Zug, Switzerland
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

The hostel is located in a perfect place to visit the cool places in Porto, in the middle of historical places and at the same time 5-10 min walk from the best place to go out in the evening: Galerias and Piolho areas.
Ask the staff for tips on where to go, they know it all. They can tell all the little hidden places of Porto with nice ambients and good vibes.
Fur sure will be back!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Excellent location, great views, everything was very clean and tidy, and the staff was always helpful. Walking distance to the train station, subway and awesome downtown for late night drinks. The river is just around the corner and there are restaurants, coffee shops and supermarkets everywhere. I highly recommend it...

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Swinoujscie, Poland
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Hostel in very good location with reasonable prize. The double room we took was very avarage, not too cozy. The corridor is a little bit too dark and the breakfast is extremly simple: toast+jam. The staff was nice and helpful. Recommended for undemanding travelers.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

The hostel is located in a very central street. Almost everything is within a walking distance.
Rooms, facilities and breakfast are simply but ok.
The staff was friendly and really helpful, if you need anything or want to know something about the city, ask them.
If you want to go on a budget trip to Porto, we definitely can recommend Porto Alive Hostel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

Hostel was ok, location was pretty good and staff seems nice. The problem is that you almost can't talk after 23 because they have "quiet hours". It's not a good idea if you arrived with group of friends, because they don't have real common room. It's just cauch and tv almost in the kitchen. Very bad idea when the weather is bad.I don't really like dorm, it was really cramped and not comfortable. For breakfast we got only some toasted bread with jam and cold coffee. I will give 4/10.

  • Stayed February 2013
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PortoAliveHostel, Gerente at Porto Alive Hostel, responded to this review, 22 March 2013
Hello!
Thanks for the feedback.
The quiet hour it's important to have some respect with the others guests. The guest who want party go out and the guest who want rest, stay in hostel to sleep. It's not fair for this ones if you are partying in hostel all night.
About the breakfast, you have milk, tea, coffee (and the microave to be hot), bread, butter, marmelade, chocolate for milk,...
Have a nice day! ;)
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Property: Porto Alive Hostel
Address: Rua Flores 138, Porto 4050-263, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 237 Speciality Lodging in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Flores Street, the Hostel is in a historical building is around 100 years old.Porto Alive Hostel is considered the best located Hostel in Porto. At 1 minute from the Metro and Rail Station 'Sao Bento'. Porto Alive Hostel is in the heart of downtown, surrounded by the main square Aliados, main monuments, restaurants, gardens and nigt life.And off course, the old Porto centre (Ribeira), just 5 minutes to the river. Free use of fully equipped kitchen, living room and internet. ... more   less 
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