Porto is a “backpacker-friendly” city due to its varied options for economical lodgings and restaurants along with free, interesting attractions in the city.
This makes it the ideal destination for travelers on a limited budget.
In the center of Porto, there are several places that serve lunch for 5 Euros, and at dinner time, depending on the establishment, you may find meals for less than 15 Euros per person.
Without spending too much, you may enjoy one of the good wines that are part of the city’s tradition.
As far as lodgings are concerned, Porto has approximately 26 hostels known for their careful decoration and design, and which are active in organization of tours, parties, and theme nights.
The city also offers a collection of attractions you may visit during your stay without spending money.
Casa da Música offers free entertainment on weekends during the day.
There is no charge for admission to the Serralves Contemporary Art Museum on Sundays.
The Portuguese Photography Center is always open free of charge.
On some weekend days, the Soares dos Reis National Museum and the Porto Wine Museum also offer free admission.
Visit Porto and take advantage of the conditions the city offers, without having to spend more than you can afford.