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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...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I spent a few weeks in Portugal with some friends and we decided to take a road trip up to Porto and check out the Port wine caves and the town of Porto and then head east to drive wine country and the Douro. At first glance from the street Gallery Hostel is somewhat hidden so we were skeptical as...

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NunoGH, Manager at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Adam, Let me thank you for your time on writing this review! All of us feel very proud to have contribute for your great experience while in Porto! You can rest assured we will keep the good work to make sure we provide an even better stay at the Gallery Hostel on your return :). Hope you're having a...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stayed here as a group of 11, but I'd be happy to return on my own or as a couple. The staff were incredibly friendly and quick to dispense useful advice. The breakfast was perhaps a tiny bit lacking, but it was enough to get us on our way each morning. The evening meal, which we enjoyed on our...

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NunoGH, Gerente at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Greg, On behalf of all of us here at the Gallery Hostel, I would to thank you for your kind review. Regarding the breakfast, usually there's plenty of offer. However, sometimes when there is a group, there is a tendency for "shortage" at the particular moment when the group seats since it's very easy to reach capacity with other...

birmingham, al
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

This place gets it right on all counts! The location is perfect...out of the touristy old quarter but in a lively and well-connected area; the most lovely building, inviting communal spaces, and large individual rooms. Maybe best of all though are the hosts. Everyone we met was engaging and interested in chatting and helping with recommendations. If you are a...

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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 review. We always appreciate such comments and are happy to know you had a grea time with us. Our location is definately a plus, being located on an area apart from the "street buzz" but still a step away from what Porto has got to offer. And please,...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Having backpacked and flashpacked around the world this is one of the best hostels I have stayed at. We stayed in a double rooom. Staff were awesome. The place is relaxed, clean and more like a hotel than a hostel! Would highly recommend to backpackers and / or those heading to Porto for a holiday break.

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NunoGH, Gerente at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you very much for your kind review. It's always a pleasure to hear from our guests they had a wonderful stay, specially when you value us staff :)! Safe travels! Kind regards,

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 29 June 2014

This hostel is overall fantastic. You will not regret staying here. The staff are helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, and not too in-your-face if you don't want to be their best friends. The optional hostel activities are wonderful, diverse, and affordable. I highly recommend participating in the common dinner, you get more than your money's worth of delicious, gourmet food and good...

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NunoGH, Gerente at Gallery Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Let me thank you for your wonderful review, it will definately help future guest understand a bit more of what you offer :)! It was a pleasure to have had you staying with us and we all hope to welcome you in a near future. Have a great Summer! Best regards,

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Gallery Hostel

Address: Rua Miguel Bombarda, 222, Porto, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: $34 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gallery Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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