top 5 hostels in Porto

Top 15 hostels in Porto/Portugal

Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal and a very popular destination among tourists from all around the world due to great wine this city is famous for as well for a lot of sights. Therefore there is no surprise that this city offers a number of different properties for accomodation. If you would like to find some cozy hostel for a reasonable price, you are in the right place as we are here to provide the list of best hostels Porto offers.

If you plan to go to Porto you may know the Old city became part of Unesco Heritage due to a large number of historic buildings. Other than the Old city you can also find a lot of churches, bridges, and there is also a lot of shopping possibilities in this vibrant Portugal city!

Whether you read or did not our blog post about hostels in Lisbon and saw the amount of the great hostels in the capital city of Portugal, it could be surprising that Porto has even more hostels- one better and prettier than another. So it is just up to you which property you choose based on the location, design, offered features and former visitors’ reviews.

To make your choice easier we have selected the best of the best hostels in Porto –  if you like some, just click on the name or picture below and you will be forwarded to the booking site and your reservation could be done right away.

We recommend doing a reservation as soon as possible to have the best fares. Now, be our guest and check the best hostel Porto offers!

#1 The Passenger Hostel


The Passenger Hostel

The Passenger Hostel is located in the UNESCO World Heritage area of Porto. It offers private and shared accommodation, a bar and free WiFi access. Guests could enjoy tasty, free breakfast, have a drink in the bar or chill out in the lounge to share their Porto experience with other guests. Linen is also included in the price (but take your towel with you).

Dorm rooms feature a private locker for each guest, a curtain for more privacy, a bedside power socket and an individual light. All rooms have access to shared bathrooms with a shower and a hairdryer. All guests can use the shared kitchen, and the area is filled with dining options.

Former visitors mostly appreciate the great location, friendly and helpful staff, comfy beds and cleanness.

#2 Hostel One Ribeira


Hostel One Ribeira

This hostel is located right next to the Porto Cathedral, in the heart of the old town and offers a shared lounge and rooms with free WiFi. This medieval building will make you feel like you are staying in a little castle.

By coming to this hostel, you will also join the Hostel One family – a hostel chain with over 18 hostels. Each hostel keeps the charm and culture of the local area while allowing you to connect with their international family.

Hostel One Ribeira, the newest member of the award-winning chain Hostel One opened its doors on the 25th of July 2019, a hostel designed and run by travelers for travelers! You become a part of a social hostel, with FREE day & night activities & FREE family dinners that will allow you to meet with other guests.

#3 Rivoli Cinema Hostel


Rivoli Cinema Hostel

The bright rooms at the Rivoli Cinema Hostel have wooden floors and are all individually designed with film-inspired decor. Each has a shared bathroom and a balcony. This property offers four-bed dorms and double rooms with shared bathrooms. Rooms include free bed linen and feature free heaters in the winter and free fans in the summer.

The dorms have free individual lockers, while the double rooms can use our free safe deposit box. The double rooms come with an optional free baby bed for children up to two years of age. A free buffet breakfast is served every day. There is also a shared kitchen as well as barbecue facilities on-site, and a wide variety of cafés and restaurants are within 5-minutes’ walking distance of the hostel.

A spacious outdoor terrace with an inflatable swimming pool in summer is available for all guests. The shared lounge area has a Wii console as well as a DVD library.

#4 The House of Sandeman


The House of Sandeman

The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites is located in Vila Nova de Gaia, only 5 minutes away from Porto Historic Centre. After crossing the Dom Luís I Bridge you are in Porto, ready to discover some of the best landmarks and attractions of this city such as Ribeira Square, the Porto´s Promenade and River Bank (Ribeiro do Porto), Museu do Carro Elétrico or Casa da Musica, amongst other wonders and attractions of our city.

All dorms at the House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites have their own private full bathrooms ( up to 4 per dorm), with complimentary shower gel, shampoo, and hairdryer. The custom-designed beds are inspired by the Port Wine barrels and come with king-sized single mattresses for extra comfort. All reservations include breakfast and a bath towel.

The 12 private suites include their own full bathrooms, with complimentary shower gel, shampoo, and hairdryer. The suites feature a double bed, TV, AC and decorated with Sandeman artwork. 9 suite also features riverfront views. All reservations include breakfast and a bath towel.

Guests are also invited to join in the several activities organized by staff members, taking place in the guest lounge. The heart and soul of the hostel, the guest lounge is also where the kitchen is located, as well as the front desk/ bar. Perfect to grab a drink and get to know your fellow travelers!

#5 Yes! Porto Hostel


Yes! Porto hostel

How does a four-course dinner (prepared by an authentic Portuguese cook) for under €10 sound? Yes! Porto Hostel is here to help you experience the best of Porto! There are large communal areas and an on-site bar with a bonus of discounted meals.

Even better, there’s all-you-can-drink beer and wine and a free shot at 11 pm! This hostel organizes activities like free walking tours or you can make the most of their central location and follow your own path using your free city map.

Dorms have either four or five beds and are female-only or mixed. Choose a room with an en-suite or shared bathroom and snuggle up in privacy behind your curtain. You’ll find handy touches like a personal reading light, power outlet, and individual under-bed locker. All rooms come with air-con, free linen (take your own towel), and free Wi-Fi.

#6 Jardim do Porto


Jardim do Porto

Jardim do Porto is a completely restored and modernized building that combines the original typical architecture from the 20th century with a very stylish and modern interior that offers chic accommodation. Infrastructure was designed to make you feel at home and make the most of your stay in Porto!

The excellent location allows just a 15-minute drive to reach Matosinhos Beach, Palacio de Cristal Gardens and Ribeira with its charming bars and restaurants, where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset on the Douro River.

This property offers high standards of comfort, with a professional team, will offer you a familiar and cozy atmosphere that will make you feel at home. Their facilities include ensuite men and female dormitories, beds comfortable with a big individual locker. They also have private rooms with ensuite facilities suitable for couples and families.

This hostel has also a shared kitchen where you can prepare your meals, as well as the amazing garden where you can enjoy moments of relaxation or share experiences with other guests. There is breakfast, towels, and linen included in the price!

#7 Pilot design hostel 


Pilot design hostel

Just a few minutes’ walks from downtown Porto, PILOT Design Hostel & Bar gives you an action-packed stay in this pretty city. Bar and lounge are open 24 hours, so you can share travel tales over a beer, relax with a movie or pick up one of our guitars for a jam session any time you like.

There also have bikes for rent, street art tours and trips over to the famous port wine cellars – plus surfboards if you want to check out some of the country’s best breaks. If you’d rather hang out at the hostel, you can get some sun on their terrace, where you’ll find a foosball table and a waterfall!

They’re only a few minutes’ walks from lively bars, but on a quiet street so you get a peaceful night’s sleep. They‘ve got a range of mixed and female-only dorms, comfy beds each have their own individual locker. Each room also has a sideboard and chairs so you can chill out with your roommates. Bed linen is included in the price (leave your sleeping bag at home!) and showers have hot water 24 hours a day.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel, and there is also a guest computer so you can print off boarding cards and tour tickets.

#8 Garden House Hostel


Garden House Hostel

Set in a stunningly restored 19th-century house, the Garden House Hostel is a great spot for travelers looking for an authentic stay in Porto. Located in the heart of Porto’s Old Town is this property suitable for those travelers that look for original features like the fireplaces and grand central stairway. This property also offers an outdoor garden terrace – you can snooze under the shade of an umbrella or soak up the sun!

All beds come with personal reading lights, lockers and free linen (towels can be hired). You can choose from a mixed or female-only dorm or a private room. Some of their rooms come with pretty balconies and all of them have shared bathrooms with hot showers. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel, including in the room.

When you need a break from the sun, chill out indoors in the laid-back living area and browse our selection of DVDs and games. If you’re feeling musical you can practice your chords on the resident guitar and maybe even inspire a singalong with your fellow travelers. There is a fully equipped kitchen available to be used anytime! You can also enjoy a free breakfast every morning!

#9 Porto Wine Hostel


Porto Wine Hostel

Located in front of Clérigos Tower, this modern hostel is decorated in the colors of the famous Port wine.  This property offers rooms and spacious dorms with brightly-colored walls and lots of natural daylight. Each room is equipped with individual lamps, a fan, and heating.

Breakfast is available daily. For lunch and dinner, guests can use the fully equipped kitchen or explore the numerous restaurants and bars surrounding the Wine Hostel. Free maps and area information are available in the lobby. In addition, there are 2 internet computers and washing and drying machines for laundry.

The 24-hour reception can arrange bike rentals and airport transfers to Porto Airport. The hostel is located on Cordoaria Square, from where buses 601 and 602 offer a direct connection to the airport. You can enjoy the glass of Port wine right after arrival what makes you feel at home right away! Former visitors also appreciate cleanness, helpful and nice staff, and great location!

#10 Nice Way Porto


Nice way Porto

Nice Way Porto hostel is ideally located for those wanting to make the most of their trip to Porto. They’re just 5 minutes from Porto São Bento train station, as well as many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

Nice Way Porto is far more than a place to rest your head at night! The well-equipped kitchen can be used to prepare your favorite meals, but don’t worry about breakfast – they’ll sort that for you for free. There is also a lively bar where you can chat over a cocktail or a glass of the famous Port wine. You can also join a free welcome drink and cheese tasting every evening to help new visitors get settled in and meet fellow travelers.

Rooms as the rest of the hostel are decorated with comfortable furnishings and an artistic decor, as well as various helpful extras. Cozy dorm beds have individual lights for reading, secure lockers to store your things, and special privacy curtains. You can choose between mixed dorms or private rooms with balconies overlooking the city. Some rooms and dorms have en-suite bathrooms, while some are shared.

#11 Salty Days Lodge


Salty Days Lodge

Salty Days Lodge is a relaxed and friendly place where you can feel totally at home. The endless west coast beaches are a 5-minute walk. Available is free WiFi throughout the property, 2 private rooms (double/twin), 2 dorms (3 bunks each) and 3 garden Double Bungalows.

You can find there also a spacious shared living room and kitchen, also a really great garden! Take hikes, visit the Port Wine Cellars – there are many amazing spots near for you to discover – whether you want a cultural experience, to be outdoors in nature, or in the ocean.

They are in the perfect location where there is combined a peaceful time by the sea with activity and adventure. Take a sightseeing trip to the city, visit the marina, the river or nearby fisherman’s village, or stroll along the beach and eat tasty local food at the ‘tascas’ – cozy local restaurant/bars. They also offering free daily transfer buses along the beach to the river, marina and downtown Porto!

#12 Oporto Invictus Hostel


Oporto Invictus Hostel

At Oporto Invictus Hostel you can find a welcoming atmosphere in the restored 150-year-old building. They’ve got a lounge and bar where you can have a drink and listen to some tunes, and the cinema area has plenty of DVDs to choose from for a chill-out session.

Most of the rooms feature unique murals and artworks (they’ve got free Wi-Fi so you can snap and share your faves with friends back home), and this hostel is environmentally friendly and powered by solar energy the owners are very proud of! Wake up for a free breakfast each morning before heading out to bask in the Portuguese sunshine.

This property is located right in the center of Porto, with loads of shops, bars and restaurants nearby. Hostel owners Nuno and Filipe are always happy to recommend secret local spots for you.  You can choose shared mixed and female-only dorms – all have comfy beds and great views through the large windows of the bustling streets below. Linen is included with all bookings and you’ll get towels too if you go for a private room

#13 Supernova



Supernova is located right in the heart of the historic center of Porto, 200 meters from the Main Metro Station of the city, with a direct connection to the Airport (20min), beaches (30min), train station (10 Min). The whole hostel was recently restored, from an old guesthouse into a comfortable new Hostel and Bar, maintaining the character of the old building.

All the rooms are completely new, from the walls to the furniture and have full private bathroom and Wi-fi.  They are all very spacious and have for its guests individual lockers. There is also a fully equipped shared kitchen available, where you can make your own meals like breakfast or dinner.

Former visitors claim this hostel is really great with a fantastic location, has clean rooms and very helpful and kind staff!

#14 Porto Lounge Hostel


Porto Lounge Hostel

Porto Lounge Hostel & Guesthouse is a completely restored and modernized building that combines the original typical architecture from the 18th century with a very stylish and modern interior that offers chic accommodation. Porto Lounge Hostel offers free Wi-Fi throughout, and computers with internet access. Most of the modern dormitories and rooms have a balcony. Linen are included in the price, but take your towel with you!

Overlooking the garden, the bright, air-conditioned mixed or female-only dormitories include a reading light, private lockers and electricity sockets. Double rooms share a bathroom with one other room, while triple rooms have their own private bathroom.

A continental breakfast is served daily for free and guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area. The property organizes a daily city tour and pub crawl. Lots of restaurants and bars are within 5 minutes’ walk.

#15 Gallery Hostel Porto


Gallery Hostel Porto

As the name suggests, Gallery Hostel Porto is a beautiful hostel filled with original art and located in an area surrounded by art galleries. It’s about 10 minutes’ walk from the center. This hostel features a summer terrace and winter garden, free breakfast, very friendly staff, and ensuite dorms.

Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can enjoy homemade thematic dinners here, other dining options are a 5-minute walk away. The bar serves selected Portuguese wines and Porto wine tasting sessions are organized. Drinks from the bar can be enjoyed on the terrace.

There is offered a selection of room categories ranging from 4-bed dorms to Deluxe Suites, all with in-room shower facilities. Every room is carefully and uniquely designed to ensure maximum comfort and style. Dorms feature new custom-designed bunk-beds with built-in plugs, UBS port, and individual lights. Each guest staying in a dormitory will be provided with a private locker equipped with secure digital technology.

9 thoughts on “Top 15 hostels in Porto/Portugal

  1. Wow. This is a wonderful article. This year I set out to reach Porto and visit this wonderful country Portugal.
    First of all, I want to get to Porto because I am a big fan of the football team. I would like to go during the game with the great rival Benfica, and I would like to stay a few days here.
    Reading your article, I realized that my favorite is Jardim do Porto. This location with such a large garden full of greenery and the architecture of the hostel that is based on wood is amazing. A big advantage is that you can walk in just 15 minutes and you can reach Matosinhos Beach.
    Thanks a lot for this opportunity. Good luck!

  2. The website is very catchy I must say. I am from India so it is very far from my place but yes whenever I will visit Porto/Portugal I definitely follow the list of hostels you have mentioned. I have bookmarked the website for further use. Thanks for sharing the knowledge, every tourist needs it much. 

  3. Wow I think this is a great guide for people who wants to visit the city of Porto. 

    I for one, Porto, Milan and Rio de Janeiro have always been places I’d really love to visit. 

    listing the best hostels in Porto will actually help in ensuring I don’t wander about for a decent place to stay when I get there. 

    I love the settings of the Hostel One Ribeira, that feel of living in a castle is something I’d like to experience and having a shared lounge is a unique way of meeting new people when you travel. 

  4. Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .Porto is the second largest city in Portugal .This city is famous for sightseeing so I went here last year and picked up your article at The Passenger Hostel. It is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Area .The hotel accommodations are very good and there is free wifi as well as good restaurants to eat .A private locker, a screen for more privacy, a sleeping power socket and a separate lighting hotel that fascinated me. The bed in this hotel is very comfortable and all the staff are very friendly .All in all I had a great time and I would love to visit again later and visit different traditional places as well as the shopping has fascinated me and soon I will share my new experience with you again.

  5. Hello there,thanks for sharing this awesome article it would be if great help to the public as it has been of help to me. I  have been to Porto few times and I swear it was a very good experience and a one to remember indeed…we visited places like;Crystal Palace Gardens and the all popular Porto Cathedral Terreiro da Sé but the issue we had was accommodation and I think this issue has been settled through the info you have given next visit would be extremely exciting.




  6. Many thanks to you for sharing such a beautiful article about hostels in Portugal. From your post I have learned about many hostels. I agree with you that this city is famous for its sights. I went to visit Portugal and there were lots of hotels. I had stayed at the Supernova Hotel. Their services satisfied me and their staffs was good in service. Whenever I go in Portugal I always stay at this hotel. I think once someone gets to this hotel, every time he goes to Portugal, he will be at this hotel.

    I want to say nature lover to see this post fully. The post will be helpful for them.

  7. Hey, I enjoy a lot while reading your article on 15 hostels in Portugal and find it very useful for everyone. Now I know that Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal and a very popular destination among tourists from all around the world due to great wine this city is famous for as well for a lot of sights. It I get a chance to visit Portugal we will stay in Hostel One Ribeira or The House of Sandeman. I hope we will be their in near future.

  8. Wow! These are lovely hostels to check in for anyone visiting Porto/Portugal considering the fact that they’re well equipped and integrated with everything needed for enjoyment, comfort and satisfaction. One thing I care a lot about is free WiFi. Seems like free WiFi is a compulsory stuff in every hotels and hostels nowadays.

  9. Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. The rivoli cinema hotel is one of the best and their customer service is of the highest standard. I visited while on a business trip and I must say I had a lovely time. I was angry that I had to leave. The others are on my list now. Thank you for this post

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