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The House of Sandeman

Riverfront hostel with restaurant, near Sandeman Cellars

  • Free WiFi
From
A$231

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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  • Double Room - Shared kitchen
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Largo Miguel Bombarda, N3, Vila Nova de Gaia, 4430-175, Portugal
9.4.Exceptional.
  • Can’t fault the location, the hotel or the staff, they were all really excellent, and…

    Feb. 14, 2022

  • Amazing hostel. Brilliant location on the south side of the river. Very comfortable and…

    Jan. 29, 2022

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean & Safe (Portugal) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • gap period enforced between guest stays24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Safe
Dining options
Convenient
Quiet
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 16 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

What’s around

  • In Santa Marinha
  • Sandeman Cellars - 1 min walk
  • Ribeira Square - 9 min walk
  • Porto Cathedral - 14 min walk
  • Town Hall Square - 22 min walk
  • Holy Trinity Church - 24 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • 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
  • Superior Room, River View

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Santa Marinha
  • Sandeman Cellars - 1 min walk
  • Ribeira Square - 9 min walk
  • Porto Cathedral - 14 min walk
  • Town Hall Square - 22 min walk
  • Holy Trinity Church - 24 min walk
  • Museum of Port Wine - 26 min walk
  • Casa da Musica - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km

Getting around

  • Porto Airport (OPO) - 29 min drive
  • General Torres Station - 11 min walk
  • São Bento Station - 15 min walk
  • Vila Nova de Gaia Station - 18 min walk
  • Ribeira Station - 7 min walk
  • Jardim do Morro Station - 10 min walk
  • Batalha-Guindais Stop - 11 min walk
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Largo Miguel Bombarda, N3, Vila Nova de Gaia, 4430-175, Portugal

At a glance

Size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

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

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 fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area

Working away

  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Year Built – 1797
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • 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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

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. 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: From 1 October - 31 March, EUR 1.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 April - 30 September, 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

  • Breakfast costs between EUR 6 and EUR 10 per person (approximately)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30 per night

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • House Sandeman
  • House Sandeman Vila Nova Gaia
  • The House of Sandeman Hostel Suites
  • The House of Sandeman Vila Nova de Gaia
  • The House of Sandeman Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • 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

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, The House of Sandeman 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.
  • 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.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, The George offers Portuguese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Dourum Restaurante (3-min walk), Quevedo Port Wine (4-min walk), and Muralha da Barca (8-min walk).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Espinho (16-min drive) is nearby.
  • Recommended spots to visit include Sandeman Cellars (1-min walk) and Ribeira Square (9-min walk), along with Porto Cathedral (14-min walk) and Town Hall Square (1 mi).
9.4.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Shout out to Marta

    What an amazing hostel, friendly staff, very spacious, super clean, good breakfast, ideally located, beautiful river view, the best hostel experience I have had. Marta was amazing at explaining everything and suggesting things to do and going the extra mile to make this stay really special, massive thanks to her!

    Amr, 1 night trip, Aug. 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location, great room and a fastastic and helpful staff. Couldn’t have asked for a better stay.

    Jason, 1 night trip, Aug. 18, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Impressive. Probably the best hostel I ever stayed at. Lacks a bit of atmosphere at the bar but otherwise a fantastic option

    Jono, 1 night trip, Sep. 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Boutique hostel with amazing staff

    Best hostel experience I ever had. Rooms (already quite spacious) were half-booked, so you do not feel uncomfortable with the post-pandemic travelling circumstances. Location, the terrace out on the front with the amazing view, common indoor areas, etc. are all big pluses. The staff is extremely attentive and really make you feel welcome (Special thanks to Igor, Yujin & Martha!). Definitely coming back here for my next stay.

    1 night trip, Aug. 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful place to stay on a short trip to Porto. Staff are super friendly and efficient.

    2 night trip, Aug. 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful, modern hotel in front of the Douro River. If you want to spend a bit more and treat yourself, get the river front suite; totally worth it. Breakfast is amazing as well. Great hotel.

    Daniel, 1 night family trip, Aug. 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wow accommodations

    What an amazing place to stay! Part Hostel part hotel. Full of friendly young people from all corners of the world interacting and sharing - what travel is all about, low cost, great tasting meals were available communal style. Our private room was clean and spacious with an amazing view of Porto

    Marcia, 1 night trip, Feb. 11, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very calm, relaxing, amazing service, friendly staff and very helpful.

    4 night family trip, Oct. 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Can’t say enough about the staff. Very courtesy helpful and went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. Will certainly come back and stay here on our next visit to Portugal

    Franca, 1 night family trip, Sep. 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Absolutely Fabulous!

    We had a great stay in the suites. Firstly, the location is amazing as it is on the side of all the cellars and so great to go walking to so many great cellars including Sandeman of course. It is also the side with the better view...since you actually have an amazing view of Porto from the reception/breakfast area. It is also very close to the Luiz bridge and less than 10 mins walk to the other side. Secondly, the location is quieter than the more touristy side of the river. Third, the breakfast in a communal setting is superb. Highly recommend booking with breakfast. Fourth, it is very clean with daily housekeeping. Last but not the least all the staff are fabulous. They were all so welcoming and friendly and always smiling and very responsive. We would definitely come back in a heart beat.

    3 night family trip, Sep. 24, 2019

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