More Than a Hostel
Gallery Hostel characterizes the new concept of a luxury hostel, where best service, facilities and cleanliness are top priority alongside with friendliness and familiar atmosphere.
Gallery Hostel goes even beyond by fusing the hostel concept with an own Art Gallery and contributes with its bi-monthly changing art exhibitions, concerts and other cultural and artistic initiatives to the whole community.
Check out our current art exhibition.
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Gallery Hostel, Porto, Portugal: Set in a stunning 19th-century building, Gallery Hostel is a mix of design hostel and art gallery. Twice a month, the hostel opens its doors to the public for exhibitions of works by local Portuguese artists. Guests can choose from private and shared rooms with great views of the city; some have balconies. The hostel has a private bar for guests and a large screen for films in the living area that also doubles up as a karaoke room. The hostel's in-house chef helps prepare breakfast and three-course dinners, featuring traditional Portuguese dishes such as caldo verde and arroz de pato (from €10, including a bottle of wine).
The hostel is excellent poster boy of the stunning metamorphosis that Porto has undergone.
Formerly, a 18th century villa owned by a member of the local aristocracy, the place has been restored to its former glory by two friends.
They had the unique idea of creating a modern, design hostel that could also function an art gallery.(Press...)
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For years, Porto's motto was, in essence, "You've tried the wine; now try the city!" But these days Portugal's second-largest metropolis — an attractively faded hillside city of venerable town houses and Baroque churches — no longer needs to coast on the reputation of its famous digestif.