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“Simply the best!”
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Gaia Porto Hostel
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“Simply the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Highly recommed this Hostel. I visited Porto for just two days, and not only because of its great location, but because of Joao's concern that I could enjoy my visit (he took the time to point out in a map all the places I should visit, and gave me some other tips regarding, for example, food prices), I was able to walk and see most of the town. The hostel feels more like being at home: perfect atmosphere and two wonderful guests sure have made a difference among other hostels I've been before. There's no way you could regret staying in this hostel!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

More than a hostel, this place doesn't disappoint. Martha and Joao are wonderful hosts and go the extra mile with their attention to detail, from the room presentation to the home made treats.

Highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Great location with a lovely view of the city & within the Port breweries neighbourhood! Welcome glass of Port (yummy!), staff were so friendly & helpful with suggestions of things to do. Joao baked yummy scones & cakes to go with breakfast (bread & conserves or cereal if you preferred). Hostel v clean, heavenly shower, lots of personality. Key (not card) for security (main door & room) so felt very safe. Tiered garden was beautiful & chilled place to hang out. Can't recommend this place enough!”

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

I booked my room at Hostel Gaia Porto based on the excellent reviews, but I could not anticipate just how incredible the experience would be! Joao and Marta were the most accommodating and gracious hosts that I could ask for. They truly made us feel at home in Porto, and helped us with everything from recommendations for things to do to allowing us to use some of their wine to cook with when we forgot to buy some. And the most amazing thing was that I forgot my e-reader at the hostel when I left, and Joao mailed it to me in Madrid. Could not have asked for a more amazing hostel or experience in Porto! I have recommended it to all of my friends. Do not metathesis to book a room here- you will LOVE it!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

This hostel is amazing! It is very small and personnal. The hosts, Martha et Joao, really want their guests to be satisfied. The hostel is sooo clean and the decoration is really nice! Each nigth Martha prepare a so tasty themed diner for 10 euros, which includes: 3 courses meal, wine, portwine and so much fun. If you want to party all night long at the hostel it is not the perfect place to go but if you want to have fun this is the place to be. The 3 levels terrasse is also amazing and offers a wonderful view of porto. The hostel is well located. It is close from the metrostation but we haven't need to use it. We just always walk everywhere. Everything is so close. I definitly recommand this hostel!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Glos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

If you want to stay anywhere (including 5 star hotels) in Porto... look no further! Amazing value, wonderful and knowledgeable staff and a beautiful hostel. This is the future of hostelling and I would recommend this to anyone who is visiting Porto. Thank you so much for having us, we loved it.

Dan and Beth (England) xx

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

my girlfriend and i have stayed in many hostels, some of them good some of them bad but Gaia hotel has been the best place we have ever stayed. everything was really clean, fantastic breakfast and the best of all is that juan carlos and marta make you feel as if you were part of their family. they are quality people, really helpful and friendly. they recommended to go to some local and authentic Portuguese restaurants as well as wine testings and we were not disappointed at all, plus is located very close to the river, bars and several restaurants and the area is safe to walk around at anytime. if you wanna have a whole new experience staying in hostels this is the place to go without a question.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gaia Porto Hostel

Property: Gaia Porto Hostel
Address: Rua Candido dos Reis 374 376, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-070, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila Nova de Gaia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Vila Nova de Gaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Gaia Porto Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GaiaPorto Hostel is a friendly house, where you can stay and have a nice journey in Gaia and Oporto cities. You have the best views to oporto city,and you are near the most important port winw companies, where you can taste our best port wine. You are 5min walking from Douro River where you can catch a boat and have a nice trip along the river. You are 5 min walking from Metro station(General Torres)from where you are in Oporto Center in 5min. In this hostel you have nice and friendly people just taking care of you and making your stay the best you have in the last years. ... more   less 
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