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The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites, Vila Nova de Gaia

3-star3 stars
Largo Miguel Bombarda, N3, Vila Nova de Gaia, 4430-175, Portugal

Adults-only hostel with winery, near Sandeman Cellars
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect Hotels.com® Rewards nights here
Superb9.2
  • Wonderful staff. Excellent location. Fantastic breakfast. Best views of Porto! Will stay…Apr 3, 2019
  • Our room was really comfortable and clean. Breakfast options were great too! As for the…Nov 27, 2018
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The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites, Vila Nova de Gaia

from $107
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (14 Guests)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (14 Guests)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (8 Guests)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (7 Guests)
  • Small Room
  • Double Room
  • Double Room, River View
  • Superior Room, River View

What’s around The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites, Vila Nova de Gaia

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Sandeman Cellars (2-minute walk)
  • Ribeira Square (3-minute walk)
  • Porto Cathedral (6-minute walk)
  • Town Hall Square (12-minute walk)
  • Museum of Port Wine (14-minute walk)
  • Holy Trinity Church (14-minute walk)
  • Casa da Musica (26-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro) - 22 min drive
  • Porto Sao Bento Station - 20 min walk
  • Vila Nova de Gaia Station - 22 min walk
  • Campanhã Station - 11 min drive
  • Sao Bento Station - 19 min walk
  • Aliados Station - 25 min walk
  • Bolhao Station - 28 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Winery attached
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Year Built 1797
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

The George - This restaurant specializes in Portuguese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites, Vila Nova de Gaia’s small print

Also known as

  • House Sandeman
  • House Sandeman Vila Nova Gaia
  • House Sandeman Hostel Vila Nova de Gaia
  • House Sandeman Vila Nova de Gaia
  • The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites Vila Nova de Gaia
  • House Sandeman Hostel
  • The House of Sandeman Hostel Suites

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other 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 16 years of age.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 28 reviews

The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites, Vila Nova de Gaia
Exceptional10.0
Awesome
Amazing all around
Rick, usRomance trip
The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites, Vila Nova de Gaia
Exceptional10.0
Great service and tons of character
We spent one night at House of Sandeman, but wish we could have spent more! Our private room was spotless, the decor was very cool and the service was excellent. The welcome drink upon arrival was a nice bonus. The hostel itself was pretty quiet, which we appreciated, and there was ample nightlife just outside the doors. Only complaint is that our shower was lukewarm, at best. A minor inconvenience since we only stayed one night.
Kelsey, us1 night romance trip
The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites, Vila Nova de Gaia
Exceptional10.0
Top notch
Fantastic! I've stayed at hotels that were not as good as Sandeman. The staff were fantastic and in particular Andreia was wonderful and very helpful.
Gregory, usOther trip
The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites, Vila Nova de Gaia
Exceptional10.0
Great vibe with perfect riverfront location
This wonderful hotel/hostel has just opened. The location is perfect--right on the Douro River in the lively area of Vila Nova de Gaia, which is centered among many of Porto's best port wine cellars! The young staff is helpful & energetic. There is a large common area where breakfast and dinner is served giving the place a fun, communal atmosphere. Although I am long past my youth hostel days, we found our double room (bathroom ensuite) extremely comfortable for a 3-night stay in Porto. Be advised, though, there is no elevator thus necessitating a climb 2-3 flights (depending on room location) so it is best to show up without much luggage. In addition, it is located on a pedestrian-only street, so you will need to leave your car in a lot 5-10 minutes walk from the hotel. I took off one point for "comfort" because the building is still under renovation and there were workmen on a scaffold just outside our window. We needed to keep our blinds fully drawn during the day which was a pity because the views across the river are lovely. In addition, interior painting led to some unpleasant odors on a couple of days. Presumably these issues will disappear in the near future as full renovations are completed.
Ellen, usRomance trip
The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites, Vila Nova de Gaia
Exceptional10.0
Great stay, would book again.
, gb4 night romance trip

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