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Featuring a garden, Sweet Swell in Porto is located less than 0.6 mi from Oporto Coliseum. The property is around a 13-minute walk from City Market Bolhao, 1 mi from Lello Bookshop and 0.9 mi from Paris Galleries Street. The property is set in the Bonfim district. The nearest airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, 11 mi from the property.

This is our guests' favorite part of Porto, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Sweet Swell has been welcoming guests since Jan 30, 2019

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Porto, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2!

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Room Type
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 bunk bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 bunk bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Porto
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  • Vsevolod
    Everything is extra comfortable and structured, a great vibe to meet other travellers, but in the same time a calm place. Miguel, the owner, is extremely helpful and friendly, also he keeps everything very responsibly. Very clean, all the...
  • Federico
    Good location, quiet, really clean, comfortable, safe, modern. Lovely courtyard. Amazing. Even got a pdf with recommendations for Porto. Highly recommended.
  • Janine
    Everything was perfect, it was really clean and Miguel is super kind and gives you a lot of recommendations what to do, where to eat etc. Fully equipped kitchen and lots of space to store your food and a relaxed backyard and living area. Would...
  • Luiz
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The Sweet Swell room has a fantastic location, making it convenient for exploring the area. It's impressively clean and provides a comfortable stay, perfect for relaxing after a day of adventures.
  • Jaime
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Property is located in the middle of everything. Town center, mall, supermarket and the best pork sandwiches & beer shop minutes away. Forgot, host provide incredible full kitchen for peregrinos with all necessary kitchenware & condiments.
  • Kevin
    Great location close by to a train station, and also good recommendations by Miguel on places to eat / drink etc
  • D
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Felt really clean, cozy, and welcoming. Would def recommend! Miguel was super helpful.
  • Brett
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    One of the better hostels at an affordable rate I've ever been to. Strong wifi, modern features and a nice community area that feels like home.
  • Laurel
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very well organized and efficient. The owner has a list of sights, restaurants, etc and was very nice and helpful. The set up is conducive to meet new enjoy other travelers, inside and out.
  • Alexia
    Everything was clean, bathroom, common spaces. A plus was the nice small garden where you could have your coffee, your meal and relax. Great warm welcome from the host.

Property questions and answers
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  • which floor is this twin room located? We are concerned that we may not be able to lift heavy luggages up stairs

    Good afternoon, All our private rooms are located on the 1st floor. Althoug we always help our guests with their luggages when they need. Thank you ..
    Answered on 28 February 2020
  • Hello, would it be possible to check in around 23.30-00.00? Greetings, Dorota

    Hello Dorota, It depends on the type of room. For the dorms we are not doing late check-ins for the moment. For the private rooms is it possible to ..
    Answered on 13 September 2022
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Hello, Yes, it's a quiet place at night, of course it depends on the guests, but generaly it's a pretty quiet place if you have in consideration that..
    Answered on 31 July 2019
  • Are there lockers available to store a 13 inch laptop?

    Hello, Yes, we have lockers but they are only available for the guests staying in the shared rooms. Kind regards, Miguel
    Answered on 4 July 2022
  • Is it mixed or there is only female dorm also?

    Hello :) We only have mixed dorms. Kind regards, Miguel
    Answered on 20 July 2022
  • How far would the walk be to the campo 24 Agosto bus station? Thank you!

    Hello :) Around 2 minutes walking, more precisely 210 meters. Kind regards, Miguel Sweet Swell Hostel
    Answered on 20 March 2022
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Amenities of Sweet Swell
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

House rules

Sweet Swell takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM


From 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 8 are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

8+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 20 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 8 and up are allowed)


Pets are not allowed.

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.

The fine print

Please inform Sweet Swell of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

License number: 90352/AL

FAQs about Sweet Swell

  • Sweet Swell is 2,950 feet from the center of Porto. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Sweet Swell is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The prices at Sweet Swell may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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