Oporto Invictus Hostel
73 Rua das Oliveiras, Porto, Portugal
222 024 371
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Oporto Invictus Hostel Reviews
Oporto Invictus Hostel Nov 06, 2016
Oporto Invictus Hostel is at the very good location, a bit up the hill (which is normal for hilly town) close to all kinds of restaurants, bars, historical places, right on the edge of the old town. To get here is not difficult either, and from the airport you can catch light metro tram that takes you until Trinidade station, some 5 blocks away from the hostel. If you come with train, that can be a bit tough, but buses have station close by and you can easily catch the ride to Lisbon or anywhere around.
Center of Porto is very easy to navigate and walk around so you are not far away from the tram stations no matter where you go. So I got to the hostel, which is in the old building just above a beautiful square. It is kind of in the night life/ bar district. Actually the art area is also close to the hostel.
First impression was that hostel is too dark. The old building has a light source on the ceiling, but the darkness is really thick. They have power saving switches all over the hostel and that is awesome.
Old stairway is enhanced with some beautiful drawings of the city and buildings. It gives it nice character and actually there are many details all over the hostel. The reception is in the room with so many trinkets that you won’t be able to stop looking around. It looks like you entered some interesting old shop. I was in the 12 bed dorm on the third floor (there are 4 floors in the building), that is very spacious and well designed. Beds are attached to the walls in the style of old jail beds :). They are very well made, secured with cables and good size. The little issue is that ladder to go to the upper bed is lose, meaning it is not secured to the bed and it is just leaning to the construction of the bed, so potentially it can come down with you easily. And that leader is also a bit sharp on the top so watch your fingers. Bed is very comfy and good. BUT, the house is old and kind of resonating box. Floors are made of wood planks and they move any time someone walks over. So when a person walks over the dorm room, even the wall is shaking a bit. It is a bit tricky if you don’t want to bother other people and you walk slowly and quietly (and what happen to me first night is that I almost got out and all small change fall out of my pockets and woke everyone…) but almost impossible to do it. Bathrooms are fantastic and the showers too. There are enough of places to clean up on every floor.
There is breakfast included and it is a good one. Some cheese, good bread, jams, cereals… The kitchen is also very cool place to hang out and enjoy in loads of good vine. Coffee and tea can be used any time. Staff is warm and nice, all good about this place.
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Affordable nice hostel in city center Dec 16, 2010
This hostel was really nice and easy to find, about a 5 minute walk from the city center where you can get the metro stop Trindade. The staff was extremely nice, the young lady at the reception was extremely helpful and gave me information from Oporto and told me what food I had to try and places to visit along with a bit of background information from each place.
The lounge was really nice, when I was there some workers were sitting on bean bags, playing checkers while some others were playing a acoustic guitar. Also, free breakfast was included upstairs in the big clean kitchen.
I stayed in a 4 bedroom dorm but was by myself. I guess there are not that many people traveling to Oporto and head out to Lisbon.
I would recommend this place because of location and because it was really nice. The rooms were a bit small, where i stayed there were 2 bunkbeds and the space between the bed and the wall was about 2 feet. The bathrooms looked like bathroom from a hotel, not hostel. Overall I give this hostel four out of five stars.
Part of the Study Abroad 2010 travel blog