Oporto Invictus Hostel is located in the centre Porto, walking distance from the main tourist attractions, such as the Torre dos Clérigos, Avenida dos Aliados, parks, metro stations and others. It’s easy to reach (nearest metro station is Trindade).
Downstairs there’s a nice bar (non-related to the hostel). On many of the reviews you’ll read complaints about the noise. The most affected rooms I think are the ones facing the back of the building. I stayed in the 12-bed dorm, the cheapest beds available. It’s located on the second floor, facing the front of the building. An enormously spacious room, with 3 balconies and really high ceilings. Despite the number of beds, the room feels cozy and private! Each bed had an allocated private locker.
Breakfast is free and decent. There is a variety of juices, coffee and tea, as well as fresh bread, nutella, butter, jam, cereals, cheese, ham, and others… There’s also a toaster.
Coffee and tea are available all day long, free of charge. There’s a big fridge where you can store your food, if you are choosing to cook your own meals. The kitchen also has a little balcony (great for smokers), and since it’s located on the 4th floor, you be presented with an exclusive view of Porto’s old rooftops!
There really good wifi signal in the entire building, the bathrooms are really clean. The showers are powerful and water is hot. Oporto Invictus Hostel is a green hostel, and all the power comes from solar energy – applause!
Staff is really helpful! When I checked in the receptionist promply helped me giving me a map and pinpointing on it the places I would be more interested in seeing. They explain everything, very helpful and kind!
The reception is located in the lounge. Here you’ll find a “world” of things to keep youself entertained: TV, guitar, board games, lots of books and many, many previous guests handwritten notes, for your own delight.
I really liked Oporto Invictus Hostel, and totally recommend it 🙂