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So Cool Hostel Porto

Rua da Boavista, 783


The So Cool Hostel Porto building was built before 1890 and fully restored in 2013, and together with our staff, we have created a cozy environment, so that our guests feel at home. You can choose to stay in one of the sleeping comfortable dorms or in one of the double rooms.

You can listen to music, watch TV/DVD, read a book or just take a rest in the common areas. In our beautiful and spacious garden you can sunbath, chill out and enjoy one of the excellent wines from our cellar. In our kitchen we invite you to prepare your meals, and don’t miss our special Portuguese dinners.

The So Cool Hostel Porto is located 5 minutes (walking) from the Rotunda da Boavista (near Casa da Música), 10 minutes (walking) from the old town, where you can find the most important cultural focus with art galleries, theaters, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. 10 min (bus) is the time you take to reach Serralves House, with its Contemporary Art Museum, with 5 minutes more of travel, you can sit down in great terraces, admire the sea and eat a tasty fish.

So, due to its location, our Hostel is near everything, but yet, far away from the noisy area of the Town. The central location of the So Cool Hostel Porto allows you to easily access the public transport network, that will take you to anywhere in the city, its surroundings and other places of beautiful Portugal! If you need any help with directions, just ask our staff.


  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Ironing board
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“Great Hostel, Service and Breakfast”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 02, 2021

We spent 3 nights in this hostel. It was very clean and we had a good time. The Service is really good, they cared about us and the breakfast tasty. The Bedrooms offered enough space for baggage and...

“Excellent Stay”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 29, 2020

I spent three days at So Cool and I really enjoyed my stay. Susanna was very lovely, polite and always willing to help. Breakfast was great and the hostel location is absolutely perfect. I would stay...

“Not So Cool”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on November 03, 2019

This hostel is not up to hospitality standards. First, tiny bedroom for a doubled bed with a worn out bed table, a bad matress and lack of pillows. So, no good night sleep. Then, wi-fi doesn't reach...


It is very easy to go from Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport to So Cool Hostel Porto

By metro: Take Metro Line E at the station “Airport” and get off at station “Carolina Michaelis” (schedules – Metro do Porto), walk down the street and Portuguese Augusto take the first street to the left (Rua da Boavista), look for the port number 783, and welcome to So Cool Hostel Porto!

By bus: Take bus No. 601, get off at stop “Boavista – House of Music”, go around the Rotunda da Boavista to Rua da Boavista, look for the port number 783, and welcome to So Cool Hostel Porto!


48 hours notice is required for cancellation of confirmed bookings – please do it in writing and refer to the booking number.
In case of No-Show or if canceled within 48 hours period before check-in day, 100% will be charged.