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Hostel review: Tattva Design hostel in Porto

I stayed at Tattva design hostel in Porto for three nights, and loved it. If you ever find yourself in Porto, I’d definitely recommend staying here. It’s central location makes it easy to get to from the airport or train, and it’s within walking distance of the main square.

The hostel reception is open 24 hours, and the local staff were more than happy to help with any questions. Their maps were helpful to give an idea of what was in the area, and they were happy to write transport options, or restaurants that they would personally recommend.

Tattva’s included breakfast was great! Eggs, fresh bread, vegetables and meat, aaaaand make your own pancakes! Can you tell I got excited?! They also had plenty of tea and coffee to get you through all the activities you’ll be planning! There’s also a separate guest kitchen, which was really well stocked.

Pick up for the walking tours happens from the hostel reception. I’ll write more on the walking tours, and the port tour. They were all fantastic, I was blown away by the history and the culture of Porto.

The rooms are some of the best hostel rooms I’ve stayed in. I was in a six bed dorm, and there was two showers, a separate sink, and a toilet. No queueing here! The beds were so comfy, and the reading light and charging points for each bed are so handy. Any well-seasoned hostel dweller will know these come in handy!

There’s a really cool roof terrace (which unfortunately I didn’t get to use since it was raining), and each floor is themed with the different elements. There’s also a chill out area with bean bags, and a giant fish tank. I heard one of the staff making jokes about sushi, good to see everyone has a sense of humour!

I did a group dinner, which was in their restaurant, and was €7. It was such a good deal; wine, soup, breads, flaming sausage (which we had to keep flipping until it was charred), fish, and dessert. Winning!

Tattva Design hostel is definitely one of the better hostels I’ve stayed at. I’d definitely recommend giving it a whirl; actually, just get yourself to Porto asap! I personally guarantee only great things.

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