Welcome to your detailed guide for Porto hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Porto, Portugal. Compare prices for Porto hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Porto, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Porto? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Porto alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Porto. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Porto. To help you make friends with Porto before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Porto is also named and spelled Oporto - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
Porto is Portugal's second largest city and the home of the world famous Port wine. The city lies on the bank of the Duoro River and dates back to the Roman Empire. The city's Ribeira district, an ancient neighborhood uphill from the Duoro, is a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site full of historic townhouses and winding alleyways.
The Vila Nova de Gaia area is a suburb of the city on the other side of the Duoro. The suburb is famous for it's port wine and several companies offer free or cheap tours and tastings.
There are many affordable hostels in Porto, most situated in the neighborhoods above the Ribeira. Most Porto hostels are inexpensive and many offer free breakfast. The city's attractions are scattered around the area but are easily accessible by bus. Be sure to check out the city's famous tiled churches, the Sao Bento tiled railway station, the Liveria Lello (a bookstore whose staircase inspired a set piece from Harry Potter), and the many markets and bakeries. Also check out the Dom Luis I bridge at night. The beautiful iron bridge connects Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia and pedestrians can walk across the river to explore the neighboring suburb.
While in Porto don't forget to try their most popular snack, the francesinha. The famous junk food is a sandwich filled with several meats, covered in melted cheese, and topped with a special sauce made of beer and "secret" ingredients. If exploring the food is important to you, also try the pastel de nata, the traditional Portuguese egg tart.
If you only have a day in Porto, spend it at the Ribeira. The city is bustling with charm in the Ribeira district at night. The restaurants line the river and offer outdoor seating alongside troubadours and artists. Even when it's chilly out you can enjoy the outdoor seating at restaurants offering blankets and fireside seating.
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Porto. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Porto. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Porto costs on average $17 for a dorm. A hostel in Porto with private rooms costs on average $45.
Hostelz.com shows all 45 Hostels in Porto. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
The Passenger Hostel is the best hostel in Porto for couples.
Porto Lounge Hostel & Guesthouse is the best hostel in Porto for families.
The Passenger Hostel is the best rated hostel in Porto for female solo travellers.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Porto and Portugal.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.