So Cool Hostel Porto

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Comfort Shared Dormitory, Men only, Balcony, Garden Area (1 Bed in a 8 Bed Dorm) | Down comforters, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Down comforters, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Quadruple Room, Private Bathroom, Garden Area | Down comforters, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of So Cool Hostel Porto

So Cool Hostel Porto

2.0 star property
Hostel with winery, near Porto Historic Center

8.8/10 Fabulous

100 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $42
Price available on 10/23/2022
Rua da Boavista 783, Porto, 4050-110
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Winery
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • ATM/banking services
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free parking nearby

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In União de Freguesias do Centro
  • Porto Historic Center - 15 min walk
  • Casa da Musica - 5 min drive
  • Porto Cathedral - 18 min drive
  • Ribeira Square - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Porto Airport (OPO) - 20 min drive
  • General Torres Station - 6 min drive
  • Coimbroes Station - 6 min drive
  • São Bento Station - 22 min walk
  • Carolina Michaelis Station - 4 min walk
  • Lapa Station - 7 min walk
  • Casa da Música Station - 11 min walk

About this property

So Cool Hostel Porto

Hostel in the heart of União de Freguesias do Centro
Free continental breakfast, an attached winery, and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at So Cool Hostel Porto. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and a library.
Additional perks include:
  • A TV in the lobby, tour/ticket assistance, and ATM/banking services
  • Multilingual staff and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at So Cool Hostel Porto offer amenities such as free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Guidebooks and local maps
  • Communal kitchens and daily housekeeping


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–10:30 AM

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1890
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Winery on site


  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Property Registration Number 6686/AL

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does So Cool Hostel Porto offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, So Cool Hostel Porto does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at So Cool Hostel Porto?
As of Oct 2, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at So Cool Hostel Porto on Oct 23, 2022 start from $42, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at So Cool Hostel Porto?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at So Cool Hostel Porto?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at So Cool Hostel Porto?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at So Cool Hostel Porto?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at So Cool Hostel Porto?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Espinho (29-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at So Cool Hostel Porto and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Enjoy amenities like a winery, a picnic area, and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near So Cool Hostel Porto?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Apartamento Cafe & Snack Bar (4-min walk), Arco da Velha (6-min walk), and Confeitaria Petúlia (7-min walk).
What's the area around So Cool Hostel Porto like?
So Cool Hostel Porto is a short 4-minute walk from Carolina Michaelis Station and 10 minutes' walk from Casa da Musica. Travelers say this hostel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Chie, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Hiu Sze, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice staff. Convenient for everything. Not easy to find parking, but following the staff's direction , it is a issue that can be solved .
guangxun, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place!
Wonderful experience! Merry many people, included breakfast, and the garden was beautiful. Thank you for a great experience!
Uri, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Cheap Services
Location is good and only 2 minutes walk to Metro station, Beds are not comfortable and breakfast was so basic
Waheed, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stay here if you are in Porto!
This hostel was so great! Susanna the receptionist was so kind and helpful. Beds and bathroom were very clean. No complaints, I'd definitely stay here again.
Caleb, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very pleasant
+ very pleasant, helpful, outgoing staff + huge room with a big bathroom, all very clean + location 3 min walk from metro stop (served by majority of Porto metro lines), 15 min walk to the old Porto centre + big garden right in front of the room, would be great for a summer stay ~ basic breakfast, not too many choices but quite tasty (good bread) - bed not so comfy - soundproofing of the room could be better Overall, I had a very good stay - the minuses are more tips for improvement, I would recommend this hostel to any not-too-fussy traveller.
Jan, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Olivia, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Murad, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Spacious and fun place
It's a nice hostel where you can meet other travelers from all over the world. The rooms are spacious and clean. The staff members, Karina and Susana are attentive and kind. I loved the patio as well as the quiet surroundings. It's perfect to relax and enjoy Porto.
Luis Miguel, 6-night trip
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