The House of Sandeman

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Individually decorated, blackout drapes, soundproofing
Individually decorated, blackout drapes, soundproofing
Individually decorated, blackout drapes, soundproofing

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The House of Sandeman

3.0 star property
Riverfront hostel with restaurant, near Sandeman Cellars

9.5/10 Exceptional

108 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
The price is Rs 141
Price available on 15/06/2022
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Largo Miguel Bombarda, N3, Vila Nova de Gaia, 4430-175
Main amenities
  • 16 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
For families
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Free toiletries
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Santa Marinha
  • Duoro River - 4 min walk
  • Dom Luis I Bridge - 9 min walk
  • Ribeira Square - 9 min walk
  • Porto Historic Center - 10 min walk
  • Porto Cathedral - 14 min walk
  • Clerigos Tower - 20 min walk
  • Bom Sucesso Market - 42 min walk
  • Sandeman Cellars - 1 min drive
  • Church of Sao Francisco - 4 min drive
  • Miradouro da Vitoria - 5 min drive

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

About this property

The House of Sandeman

The House of Sandeman offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Porto Historic Center and Dom Luis I Bridge. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out The George, which serves Portuguese cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. The helpful staff and breakfast get great marks from fellow travelers. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Ribeira Station is 7 minutes and Jardim do Morro Station is 10 minutes.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Meeting rooms

Services

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

Facilities

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

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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 fees

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 beds

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 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
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

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Overall score and ratings

9.5

Exceptional

9.7/10

Cleanliness

9.5/10

Staff & service

8.8/10

Amenities

9.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.1/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Carmen, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nicole, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent and highly recommended.
Can’t fault the location, the hotel or the staff, they were all really excellent, and nothing too much trouble. Only issue was car parking, which cost €17 a night in a public car park. Otherwise everything was just perfect
Timothy, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

ONE OF THE BEST
Amazing hostel. Brilliant location on the south side of the river. Very comfortable and large beds. Brilliant showers. Good free breakfast. The girls that ran the hostel were very good.
Window view
NAYAN, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amr, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amr, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 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
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, great room and a fastastic and helpful staff. Couldn’t have asked for a better stay.
Jason, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 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
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 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
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