Gallery Hostel Free City Walking Tour
This Free Walking Tour is perfect for your first visit in Porto, to feel the vibes of the city and explore it, understand its geography and to see its points of interest.
One of our knowledgable staff takes our guests every day at 10h30 on this special tour, don't miss it!
Lello & Irmão Bookshop is located on Carmelitas Street, at 700 meters from the Gallery Hostel.
Located in the building of Carmelitas Street since 1906, the Livraria Lello & Irmão is one of the most prestigious libraries in the city of Oporto. The building of Livrario Lello & Irmão has an Art Nouveau facade, drawn in lines of English Gothic, and is one of the most peculiar and special buildings in the city of Oporto. The interior of the building consists of a large room, lined with bookshelves and a gallery, to which it has access by a wide decorated staircase. On the first floor, the old rails, which passed the old carts of books, are still visible.
Miguel Bombarda Street
Located in the trendiest quarter of Porto, between art district and nightlife, the eco-friendly Gallery Hostel characterizes the new concept of a luxury hostel, where best service, cleanliness and facilities are top priorities along with friendliness and familiar atmosphere.
This 41 bed hostel is ideal for the design, culture and price conscious. But above all, Gallery Hostel?s secret lies in a soulful project with tons of character and dedicated staff members, planning to make you feel right at home! The project involved the rehabilitation of an impressive 1906 building seeking to maintain most of the original aspects of a traditional Porto house blended with a modern décor infusing neutral and earthy tones with unique textures and furnishings.
Common areas are charming and stylish looking ?a fair promise of design, relaxation and cosyness. At Porto Gallery Hostel you will find most welcoming and helpful staff members and a laid-back atmosphere. The friendly staff takes you to free walking Tours around some of Porto?s iconic places and shows you the secrets of Porto's art district.
Gallery Hostel goes even beyond by fusing the hostel concept with an own Art Gallery and contributes with its bi-monthly changing art exhibitions, concerts and other cultural and artistic initiatives to the whole community.
Our newest project “We Care” is our effort to protect the environment through different green initiatives such as recycling, solar water heating and much more.
Our objective is to welcome guests from all over the world into our country and show them all the qualities of Portuguese hospitality. We want to be a gateway to the flavours of Oporto, directing tourists in discovering what is deep encrusted in local and traditional culture. With a great know-how from Oporto city, our team will be happy to welcome you and provide total commitment to all your needs and expectations. We will be happy to recommend you the best places in Porto. It is our goal to make your stay a most memorable and enjoyable experience.
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The environment is important to us! Our newest project “We Care” is our effort to protect the environment through different green initiatives such as recycling, solar water heating and much more:
the Hostel is committed to focus on green initiatives as Reducing, Reusing and Recycling as much as possible. We recycle glass, paper, cardboard, plastic, batteries, light bulbs, oil, cork & electronics.
Solar Water Heating
Our installation of the (SWH) system comprises 30m2 of solar collectors and two 750 liter storage cylinders. By implementing this renewable energy, we estimate an economic saving of 30-40% and an environmental benefit of 4,5 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided per annum.
Our staff takes our guests by foot around the city of Porto and shows its secrets for free.
Organic & Local Products
We serve organically certified Red & Port Wine in our bar and prepare our free breakfast and homemade dinners with local products.
On request, we prepare a vegetarian meal on our daily dinners for vegetarians.
Saving Water & Energy
We use reduced water pressure and water our plants only after dawn. More than 90% of our lamps have energy saving light bulbs.
We change towels only on request to save water, electricity and detergent.
We provide bikes for rent to discover the city and its surroundings in a sustainable way.
We check our infrastructure regularly and clean our filters of AC’s and kitchen monthly.
We reduce, reuse and recycle as much of our ISO 14001 certified paper as possible.
Porto has many beautiful gardens and parks, we provide our guests with information about the best green areas in the city and its surroundings.
All our rooms and inside common areas are non-smoking. You smoke? There is a winter garden where it is allowed.
Details / Other Expenses
|Year of Last Renovation:
||Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
|Non Smoking Rooms:
||Windows Do Open
||500 sq. feet
||Holds 60 people
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Policies / Expenses
Up until 1 Month before arrival date, 50% will still be charged.
If cancelled with 15 days to the arrival date, the total amount will be charged.
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(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
|VAT: Value Added Tax:
6.00 Per Night
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Amenities / Features
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information
Distance - 15km
Shuttle available with external companies. Average price €6 per person.
Taxi around €22.
Local Shuttle Info: External companies offering Shuttle service for around €6.