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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is really central, right in the middle of the historical center of Porto and within ease of reach from the closest undergrounds top. Reception is 24/7, which is great if you are arriving late. Rooms are well equipped, key-cards are used both for access to the rooms and lockers. Beds have individual curtains, plugs and reading lights which...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been in many hostels but this was definately the best one! Rooms were clean, we had our own bathroom with a shower and two toilets, the breakfast was pretty good and the staff was really kind. They also have a terrace which was great for hanging out and having drinks.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

located 5mn next to sao bento train station, so to speak at 5/10 min from every part of the town (historic/center/ribeiras/Gaia/nigh spot/and so on...) its moder/trendy/zen syle his well fitted in its near surrounding! staff is excellen and propose lotsa varieties of occupations. clean and calm hostel!

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Thank Vince L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place, polite staff, clean, tidy, fun! The staff were very polite. They even went to the effort of suggesting good places to go. The room was clean. The locker for the bag was secure. Overall a great experience.

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Thank Robin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The nicest hostel I ever stayed at. Rooms are spacious, very comfortable and clean, with private bathrooms and showers. Great beds with individual light, curtains for privacy and everything you need for a perfect stay. Several common areas to eat, chill or work on your laptop - shared computers available as well. Several activities available, from walking tours to dinner...

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Thank Mercedes G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our own bathroom and it had 2 showers!! and 2 sinks!! saved us a lot of time in the morning. The beds were comfortable and the room was really big. It had shelves for our things and the towels were free to rent unless most hostels that charge 1-2€.

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Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The staff were really cool and so were the people staying there! Rooms are big and the beds are really confortable and clean. Also, the breakfast served has a lot to choose from. Close to the Cathedral and city centre.

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Thank Begoña N
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Paying the average amount for a dorm, I was expecting a comfortable stay but nothing spectacular. My expectations were greatly exceeded! Wonderful staff, awesome building and facilities, great social experience and the best shower I've had in a month. Not to mention the breakfast is worth a stay alone. Thanks for a great visit!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Tattva Design Hostel is more than just a place to sleep. With it's functionally but also tastefully and modern furnished rooms, restaurant and common areas, it is very easy to enjoy the stay while exploring Porto. The staff is super friendly and events like the "Dinner with the staff" are great, especially for solo travellers. It's been al luxury to...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 2 nights and was happy that I chose this place:)) Pros - Clean and modern facilities - Great breakfast - Friendly and helpful stuff - Private space with a curtain - Central location close to San Bento station and Long-distance bus station Cons - For a solo traveler, it was a little hard to meet people -...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome friends! "Tattva" has been inspired from the Sanskrit word meaning 'Element', representing the five elements from which life evolves: Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky. Tattva Design Hostel will give you an enhanced hostel experience. Details and design have been carefully blended to create a new level of comfort and intimacy, as well as plenty of common areas in which to socialize.Two beautiful buildings classified as "World Heritage" have been recovered and totally refurbished to make the largest hostel in Porto, with breathtaking views on the higher levels. With 16 rooms and a capacity of 116 people in total (Female Dorms, Mixed Dorms and Double rooms), Tattva provides a unique experience in terms of comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tattva Design Hostel

Address: Rua Cativo 26 28, Porto 4000-160, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: RM62 - RM559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tattva Design Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Rooms are also good”
 of 5 bubbles TeddyVan, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All good, all have balconies, but maybe get on on a lower floor in case the lift is not working”
 of 5 bubbles fourseasons63, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any of them”
 of 5 bubbles fgomezbosque, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“they have a lot of requests for it, but try to request the bottom bed :)”
 of 5 bubbles MarianaMcs, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the 10-person dorm if you can; the room is really too small to accommodate the beds.”
 of 5 bubbles DaneAlmeida, 14 May 2016 | Read review
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