Porto is becoming a trending city. According to Air B'n'B, Porto is in the Top 5 Travel Trends for U.S. Travelers. They highlight tho city for the Baroque and Beaux-Arts architecture, but also for the wine and parties in summertime.
The city has also follow the demands of its tourists and, in recent years, it has registered a big increase in the number of hostels: only one option of this nature used to exist, but now there’s 26 spread around the city.
These spaces are carefully decorated and designed, despite their informal atmosphere, which fits with the profile of many of the city’s visitors. As well as accommodation, many hostels organize trips, parties, themed nights and other activities.
International recognition is common for Porto’s hostels, which is also the case for the rest of Portugal. Already in 2015, one of the city’s hostels, Invicta, has been voted the safest in Hostelworld’s Awards.
From the city center to the sea: come and find your perfect hostel
Whether traveling in a group, alone or with your partner, or if you want to stay in a dormitory or a private room, we’re sure you’ll find an option that suits your needs, at an average price of €15 per person/night.
The city center offers lots of options for experiencing first-hand Porto’s daily hustle and bustle, for example, Porto Downtown Hostel. Oporto Invictus Hostel, the Andarilho Hostel, the Porto Spot Hostel and the GZ Hostel . Here you’ll find a wide range of room types and activities you can do during your stay.
In the historical center of Porto, at the Casa das Taipas, you can take in some of the city’s history, in a building dating back a century, which has been restored to offer visitors a comfortable and affordable stay.
If you want a night overlooking the sea, there are also several hostels ready to welcome you. The Surfivor - Porto Surf Hostel () is located on Foz do Douro coastline and close to several surf schools, bars, nightclubs and restaurants. There is also the Pousada de Juventude do Porto (Porto Youth Hostel) located in the Foz and with excellent views over the Douro River. Between the beach and the City Park, the Oporto Excentric Hostel offers the best of both worlds: near the sea and in a prime green area where you’ll find activities for visitors of all ages.