Gallery Hostel is anything but dodgy share accommodation, with a boutique concept that aligns it more to a shared-room hotel than a hostel. Moreover, the hostel staff create a convivial environment by treating guests like friends, so you’re sure to make some buddies.
Meet the local and travelling crowd at the hostel’s group dinners (where you can try traditional home-cooked Portuguese food), join the daily free walking tour, or partake in one of the hostel’s many events, such as art exhibitions and movie nights.
In the rooms, which are named after prominent local artists, you’ll be spoiled with towels and linen, a daily bed making service, lockers, big bathrooms, and individual power sockets and reading lights for the 41 beds. The common areas include a chilled out bar, lounge area/cinema, winter garden and terrace.
The hostel also serves as a groovy arts space with rotating exhibitions in the halls, which suits its central location in Porto’s arts district on Rua Miguel Bombarda. As you head down the street you’ll see many blue flags identifying different galleries, and if you continue on you’ll reach Porto’s beautiful Crystal Palace Gardens.
Those wanting privacy can book a double, twin or triple room.
|Venue name:||Gallery Hostel|
Rua Miguel Bombarda, 222
|Price:||Beds from €22 per night|