Gallery Hostel Porto

The Gallery Hostel Porto is my go to accommodation whenever I need a night or two in the city of Porto. I often stay there when I need a night before a flight as it’s walkable to the Lapa Metro station which goes straight to the airport. This hostel is affordable, clean and has all of the facilities you will need for both a personal and business trip – including excellent WIFI.

As I’ve mentioned, the Gallery Hostel is very accessible – as I’ve mentioned you can walk to Lapa Metro station. From there the Metro goes to the Airport in one direction and Campanha railway station in the other direction. You can walk to the nearest Metro station in just 10-15 minutes.

If you are heading to the main sights, you can walk to Lello Library and Torres de Clerigos in just 10 mintues, and around 15 minutes to the main historical old town. You don’t need to use public transport or taxis to see most of the city.

Dorm Rooms

What I love about the Gallery Hostel Porto is that the dorms are so well kitted out. Beds come with linen and a towel automatically. You don’t need to pay a deposit for these. At the side of the beds there is a lamp and plug socket for charging your phone and there is a narrow shelf.

There are two toilets and two showers for each dorm room (attached to the dormitory) and so every time I’ve stayed there I have never needed to queue. They also provide shower gel and a hair dryer. Each bed also has a locker and so you can store your valuables safely.


The Gallery Hostel has a kitchen where you can prepare your own food, with microwave and fridge. It’s well equipped with IKEA cutlery, dishes and plates. Fresh drinking water is provided and so you can fill your water bottle free of charge.

There is a social area where you can sit and meet other travellers – both downstairs and upstairs. But it’s not really a party hostel, and so although I have always met great people there, my sleep hasn’t been badly disturbed.

This hostel has both a restaurant and a bar. I enjoyed being served a Ginjinha most evenings! There is a fantastic continental breakfast available downstairs in the restaurant for just €10 which includes meat, cheese, pastries, cereals, scrambled eggs and of course the famous pastel da nata!


The staff speak English and Portuguese (as well as some other languages) and are always available and happy to help. They will look after your luggage for a few hours before you check in or after you checkout to free you up for sightseeing on your first or last day.

Overall Recommendation

This really is a 10/10 hostel – they have literally thought of everything that travellers may need. I’d highly recommend a stay here if you are in Porto on a budget.

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