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The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites is located in Vila Nova de Gaia, within the historic building of the Port Wine Cellars of Sandeman. With scenic Porto and Douro River views, this riverfront property also provides guests with a restaurant.

This unique and comfortable boutique property comes with double rooms and dormitories, all featuring views, with some even having views of Porto and the river. Some units include a private bathroom while other have access to shared bathroom facilities. Free toiletries and towels are provided for every guest. There is a 24-hour front desk.

The property's riverfront restaurant and bar provides views of Oporto and also has live music on select nights. The surrounding area includes a wide range of popular restaurants. Porto's historic downtown area is a short 10-minute walk away, via the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge, and features a multitude of bars, restaurants and cafés.

Bicycles are available for rent at the property, for guests who wish to discover the surroundings in a more leisurely manner.

The historic Ribeira area of Porto is a short 8-minute walk from the property. Popular landmarks like the Clérigos Church and the São Bento Train Station are within a 10-minute drive. Local points of interest like Gaia Cable Car are reachable within 650 feet. Porto's International Airport is 7.5 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites has been welcoming guests since Feb 23, 2018

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet


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Room Type
1 queen bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Is it quiet at night?
    Very quiet :)
    Answered on 12 October 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?
    Yes. Everything included. Anyway, for the towels you may need to deposit 5EUR, returnable at checkout
    Answered on 13 October 2019
  • Hi, is there a possibility to wash clothes?
    Yes it's possible, we have the laundry service :)
    Answered on 8 August 2022
  • do the superior rooms have balcony that we can sit outside ??
    Two of them yes :)
    Answered on 2 August 2021
  • Hello , we would like to stay a couple of nights but where do we park our car
    For regular cars, there is a parking near the Hostel that is called "Estacionamento Luiz I", located nearby the D. Luiz Bridge:
    Answered on 5 February 2022
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Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site

    The George Gastrobar & Terrace

    Open for: Cocktail hour

Amenities of The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

House rules

The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 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 not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that when booking 4 rooms or more, or 8 beds or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

We are currently improving our spaces, so you may experience periods of some noise during your stay. We expect the work to be completed in December 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience in advance and hope you enjoy your stay.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

License number: 71769/AL

FAQs about The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites

  • The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites has 1 restaurant:

    • The George Gastrobar & Terrace

  • The prices at The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Guests staying at The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet

  • The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Walking tours
    • Bicycle rental

  • The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites is 0.7 miles from the center of Vila Nova de Gaia.