Without hesitation I can say that the Magnolia Porto Hostel is easily one of my favorites. From it’s exceptionally clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated rooms to the incredibly hospitable staff it’s one of the most well-rounded budget options you’ll find in the world. One thing that is lacking is the wireless, which (outside of the reception) reaches the rooms but seems to get caught out in the walls to the lounge area. The connection there is unreliable and made it difficult for me to work – so, unless you’re incredibly Internet-dependent as I am when traveling, it shouldn’t cause much of an issue.
Breakfast is served in the mornings in the lounge, from about 8am-11am; the bread, cheeses, coffee, toast, and cold cuts are enough to get you going before a morning of sightseeing. Within the hostel there are 3 levels and lounges to relax and socialize in but staff are careful to keep noise levels down after 10pm. The Magnolia Porto Hostel is lively but not so much that you’ll find it difficult to get a good night’s rest. Laundry is also available for4 Euro per load and clean, organized kitchens are at your disposal.
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- Category: Moderate Budget
- Dorms Available? Yes
- Private Rooms? No single, but private doubles
- Breakfast? Yes – Fresh bread, cheese, meats. orange juice, coffee, tea, jam
- Free Wireless? Yes, though it doesn’t extend to the lounge or at best a poor connection there; otherwise good in the rest of the building
- Quality of Wireless: Good outside of the lounge
- Airport Pickup: No
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