The House of Sandeman

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Individually decorated, blackout curtains, soundproofing
Individually decorated, blackout curtains, soundproofing
Individually decorated, blackout curtains, soundproofing

Overview of The House of Sandeman

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The House of Sandeman

3.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Largo Miguel Bombarda, N3, Vila Nova de Gaia, 4430-175

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDom Luis I Bridge6 min walk
  • Popular LocationRibeira Square10 min walk
  • Popular LocationPorto Cathedral12 min walk
  • AirportPorto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro)19 min drive

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About this area

Vila Nova de Gaia

Located in Vila Nova de Gaia, The House of Sandeman is in the city centre and on the waterfront. Museum of Port Wine and Casa da Musica are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Ribeira Square and Porto Cathedral. Gaia Cable Car and Sea Life Porto are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Sandeman Cellars - 1 min walk
  • Dom Luis I Bridge - 6 min walk
  • Serra do Pilar Monastery - 9 min walk
  • Ribeira Square - 10 min walk
  • Porto Cathedral - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Ribeira Station - 7 min walk
  • General Torres Station - 11 min walk
  • Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro) - 19 min drive

Restaurants

  • The George — 1 min walk
  • Bacalhoeiro - 2 min walk
  • Rabelos Restaurante - 2 min walk
  • Ar de Rio - 3 min walk
  • Dourum Restaurante - 3 min walk

About this property

The House of Sandeman

Adults-only Vila Nova de Gaia hostel in Santa Marinha, walk to Ribeira Square
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area are on-site. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and showers.
The House of Sandeman offers 16 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free toiletries and blackout curtains. Each accommodation is individually decorated. This Vila Nova de Gaia hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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 or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing 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

Gives staff 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 sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–11:00 AM: EUR 6-10 for adults and EUR 6-10 for children
  • 1 1 restaurant
  • 1 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Lockers available
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

More

  • Renovated entire property – January 2018
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Soundproofing

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 16

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 16 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 16 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 30 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply all year round. Other exemptions or reductions may 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.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between EUR 6 and EUR 10 for adults, and EUR 6 and EUR 10 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

Guests under 16 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is 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

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 77 out of 99 reviews
5 - Excellent 78%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 99 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 99 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 99 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 99 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, great room and a fastastic and helpful staff. Couldn’t have asked for a better stay.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Impressive. Probably the best hostel I ever stayed at. Lacks a bit of atmosphere at the bar but otherwise a fantastic option
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020