Where to stay in Porto, Portugal
March 2nd 2017
From up-scale hostels to slick and swanky luxury hotels, this where to stay in Porto guide brings together some of the most stylish accommodation in the city. No matter how much cash you’ve got to spend, you don’t have to scrimp on comfort in Porto as there are beautiful options all over town.
1872 River House. Image source
Porto República Hostel & Suites
Set in a historical building at Praça da República, Porto República Hostel is five minute away from a large number of Porto’s best attractions. The accommodation’s bright white walls and linens alongside retro furniture give it a modern-meets-vintage feel with a minimal edge. There are 14 rooms here, a mixture of dorms, privates, and family suites, plus a lounge, bar, garden, and guest kitchen. It’s not the cheapest of hotels in Porto, but a solid compromise if you want a bit of style and comfort at a reasonable price.
Praça da República 38 | Dorms from £19, privates from £50
Porto República Hostel & Suites. Image source
With four, six, eight, twelve, and thirteen bed dorms, double rooms and suites with views over the city, you certainly won’t be short on choice at Bluesock. Some of the dorms even come with double mattresses so those budget travel couples in Porto can snuggle up (or solo wanderers who like to stretch out can have plenty of room). Calling Porto’s Ribiera district home, Bluesock is just steps away from the River Douro and a wide selection of bars and restaurants. Spread out over six floors, this one’s for the social travellers who want to meet lots of other people.
Rua de São João 40 | Dorms from £14, privates from £80
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Tattva Design Hostel
The little touches all over Tattva Design Hostel makes it one of the most unique places to stay in Porto. Located inside two gorgeous tiled buildings Tattva’s facade alone draws in the eye, but the contemporary furniture and artwork across the hostel emphasises its design feel. Plus, with convenient additions like curtains on every bunk for privacy, individual fans, and a breakfast buffet included in the price, it’s not just fresh design that Tattva’s got going for it.
28, Rua do Cativo 26 | Dorms from £12, privates from £49
Tattva Design Hostel. Image source
6Only Guest House
The clue’s in the name – there are only six rooms at this beautiful Porto hotel. Suited ideally to a couple looking for a secluded and chic stay, 6Only is spacious and light, with an intimate feel. There are double rooms here, and also suites that come with minibars and espresso machines for an extra comfy stay. All the rooms have balconies and private bathrooms. Located just east of the city centre, 6Only is out the way enough for a bit of peace and quiet but easily accessible to and from all of Porto’s best bits.
Rua do Duque de Loulé 97 | Rooms from £51, suites from £64
Victoria Suites offers some of the most affordable studio apartment accommodation in Porto. The company owns eight studios, each with a queen bed, private bathroom and small kitchen, and some with balconies. Convenience and privacy are some of the best things about staying here, but the location is also something to shout about; a nineteenth century building right in the heart of Porto with views from each of the rooms over the rooftops. It doesn’t get dreamier than this.
Rua de Trás 201 | All studios are £34 a night
Victoria Suites. Image source
Porto de Rio
Set up in a 19th century building next to the River Douro, Porto de Rio impresses even before you set foot in the building, and once you do so it’s no less beautiful. The original exposed stone walls and beams across the ceilings remind you of this hotel’s roots, but the contemporary furnishings, minimal but perfectly on-point, give the accommodation and classic-meets-modern vibe. There are superior and standard suites here, all with kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs, and free WiFi.
Rua Nova da Alfândega 22 | Standard suites from £84, superior from £119
1872 River House
Constantly found on round-ups as one of the best hotels in Porto, 1872 River House is situated right on the banks of the Douro in Ribeira. With eight individually designed rooms, largely furnished with Portuguese pieces, you won’t feel like you’re in a run-of-the-mill hotel here – 1872’s unique style is exactly why it’s so highly-rated. You can choose from a river or city view, and also enjoy the comfort of a bar and terrace when you’re not soundly asleep in you’re exceptionally cosy bed.
Rua do Infante D. Henrique 133 | Rooms from £133 a night
1872 River House. Image source
Rosa Et Al Townhouse
We fell in love with Rosa Et Al when we took our Porto cooking class here. From the outside you wouldn’t know there was anything of note in this building, but once you enter you’re met with flawless style and a simple yet thoughtfully-designed layout. There are six kinds of rooms here, from standard suites (that are by no means standard) up to the beautiful garden pavilion. Brunch and other fine foodie experiences are held downstairs for extra convenience, and the location is central but slightly outside the tourist areas. Stay here if you want something offbeat and effortlessly cool.
Rua do Rosário 233 | Suites from £101 a night
A.S. 1829 Hotel
A.S. 1829 is a luxury 4* hotel in central Porto with 41 rooms from standard doubles to family rooms and deluxe suites. Decadent touches, such as in-room bathtubs, make this hotel special, and you should choose A.S. 1829 if you want an elegant stay in Porto. The building was once a stationary shop, among the oldest in Europe, opening its doors in 1829. There’s also a restaurant here that serves authentic, contemporary Portuguese cuisine in a former art gallery setting.
Largo São Domingos 45-55 | Rooms from £169 a night
A.S. 1829 Hotel. Image source
Which would you choose from this where to stay in Porto guide?