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Reviewed 27 October 2014

The Hostel is located right in the middle of the art district which is also very close to the cities historical center. First impression was a really positive one. The staff was super friendly and the place was impeccably clean and tastefully furnished. It gave me a very homey feeling. I was given the tour of the place and I...

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NunoGH, Manager at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Orsy, I would to thank you on behalf of our team here for your kind words :)! We are all very glad you had a fantastic time with us and we will be here to welcome you in a near future! Good travels :)!

Sydney
Reviewed 23 September 2014

This is by far the best hostel I've ever stayed in. It's almost like a boutique/art house. Everything from the rooms with excellent bathroom facilities to the well thought out and designed common areas make this a hostel that much better than the rest. The breakfast is great, the staff are lovely and the dinner banquet is a must. Wouldn't...

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NunoGH, Gerente at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Tracey, It is great to know you had a fantastic experience with us! Thank you for letting us know :)! All the best and kind regards,

Rapallo
Reviewed 23 August 2014

If you are planning to come to Porto, book a room/bed this hostel, this place is great! I am a solo female traveller, I spent a couple of nights in a 4 people mixed room, wide, super clean and with a top class ensuite bathroom. The hostel is in the art district, common areas are great, with a really ejoyable...

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NunoGH, Gerente at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Annalisa, It was a pleasure to have you staying with us and let me thank you for your kind review! We all hope you took a little of Porto with you back home and that you come back in the future... Warm regards,

Kerry, Ireland
Reviewed 21 August 2014

My brother and I stayed in two dorm rooms and I moved to a double room on the Saturday night as the dorms were fully booked out. The dorms cost €22 and the double cost €60. Breakfast is delicious and consists of bread, toast, eggs, fruit salad, juice and cereal. Reception staff are friendly and helpful. I particularly liked that...

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NunoGH, Gerente at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Kerry, What a nice review of you... thank you very much! It definately gives a great view of what we provide here at the Gallery Hostel! We hope to welcome you back again in a near future :)! Warm regards from Sunny Porto!

Madrid, España
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is the best hostel where I've ever stayed. Rooms are beautiful, confortable, new and super clean. Staff is great and very helpful (Adriano rocks!), they will even give you a tour around the hostel at your arrival. There are plenty of group activities, such as dinner parties and free walking tours (great to meet other guests). Breakfast is included...

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NunoGH, Gerente at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your time on writing this great review. We take great effort on trying to please our guests by extending a genuine Porto hospitality! Our location is indeed a plus but what pleases us most is your recognition about the service provided :)!. Since your home is close to Porto, you can always come...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 August 2014

I don’t even know where to start. This is the nicest hostel I have ever stayed at or seen in the entire world. Other than the fact that we were in dorms room, it actually felt more like a hotel due to cleanliness and beauty. Our rooms were cleaned every single day, beds were made, and a delicious breakfast served...

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NunoGH, Gerente at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Lindsey, In the name of all, let me thank you for such deep and detailed review :)! It is reviews like yours that makes us feel proud and aiming for higher guest experiences. We are all very pleased that you trully enjoyed your stay with us. Now you know, when back in Porto (and we hope you will, especially...

Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

This is by far the best hostel i have ever stayed at. We stayed at the private double rooms and it looked like we were in a 4 stars hotel, for the price of a hostel. The ambiance was so nice we didnt want to leve porto. Dinner was so tasty and confortable, it looked like we were at our...

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NunoGH, Gerente at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Let me thank you for your kind review about your stay at the Gallery Hostel. We are very glad to know you had a wonderful experience with us. We always strive to offer the best experience to each guest. Best regards,

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great hostel that is not lacking anything - has all the amenities you will need from bike rental and internet to laundry and home cinema. Fully recommend. Porto is also a joy. Enjoy a dry white port and tonic in the hostel bar - it is fab.

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NunoGH, Manager at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Peter, In the name of the team I want to thank you for your positive review. I am also glad to know you had a great time with us. Keep enjoying the Summer :). Best,

Sydney
Reviewed 4 August 2014

A little way away from the main area of the city in the art and design district (midway between Sao Bento and Casa Da Musica), but the location is still great, with plenty of places to shop for vintage finds, as well as green grocers and supermarkets if you want to self cater. The riverfront is completely walkable in 15...

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NunoGH, Manager at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Anne, Thank you very much for such detailed review. We do appreciate your precious time on leaving your honest comments and take great pride on being able to provide such great experiences. We will be around for your next visit to Porto :)! Kind regards,

Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Ok what a great location, make sure you do the walking tour with Pala she was a bundle of local history and passionate about sharing it, once we did this we knew exactly where to go and what to see everyday. The port and wine caves were at the top of our list and spent 3 days back and forward....

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NunoGH, Manager at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! We're glad to know you greatly enjoyed the free historical center tour done by Paula. It is definitely a must for our guests :). Our location is one of the "secret" gems about us... quietly vibrant and a step away from the buzzing center. We all hope to welcome in...

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The Gallery Hostel is set in a privileged area of Oporto, known for its art galleries and modern shops, at a walking distance from the main points of interest in the city centre such as museums, monuments, gardens, restaurants and bars. Located in Rua Miguel Bombarda, the Hostel is established in an historical building with more than 100 years old, which just went through a renewal in order to respond to our guest’s needs and expectations. With high standards of comfort and carefully decorated, you will find a familiar and cosy atmosphere, complemented by a multilingual and professional team. Composed by several types of rooms, the Gallery Hostel is divided in two sections. You can choose between staying in the main building in a 6 or 4 people bedroom, or in one of our Garden Suites, always offering a privileged privacy. In the main building, each room is named after the most renowned artists of Oporto such as Sophia Mello Breyner, Almeida Garrett, Julio Resende, Silva Porto, Siza Vieira and Souto Moura. Also creating an original feeling of the city and enhancing local culture, the Garden Suites are named after the main Oporto city parks (Cordoaria, Botânico, Serralves and Palácio de Cristal). Our services and common areas have also been developed in order to satisfy any need the guest might have. You can choose listening to music and drink Portuguese wine in our Lounge Bar, watch a DVD in our Movie Theatre or play a game, surf on internet or read a book in our Library, have a chat or chill out in our interior gardens, enjoy a meal in our open kitchen and breakfast area, between others. ... more   less 

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Address: Rua Miguel Bombarda, 222, Porto, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: RM174 - RM498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gallery Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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