The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites
The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites
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9.4Exceptional

2,498 reviews

2,498 reviews

Cleanliness 9.7
Service 9.6
Value for money 9.6
Facilities 9.5
Location 9.2
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9.2Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Casa do Galo
40 m
Garrafeira Porto Wine House
50 m
Armazem Lusitano
50 m
Teleferico de Gaia
60 m
Bintage Handmade
110 m
Closest landmarks
Taylor's Port
450 m
Caves Rozès
600 m
Caves Cockburn Smithes
650 m
Miradouro da Serra do Pilar
690 m
Caves Barros Almeida
730 m
2023

The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites

67 Largo Miguel Bombarda, Santa Marinha, Vila Nova De Gaia, Portugal, 4430-175 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Santa Marinha part of Vila Nova De Gaia, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Sparkling clean

440 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Game room

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money9.6
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites

Superior River View Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 78 m²/840 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed or 1 single bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Superior Double Bed Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed or 1 single bed
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1 Person in 7-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Small Double
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Bed In Dormitory Shared Mixed 8 Pax
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    Bed In Dormitory Shared Mixed 14 Pax
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      Frequently asked questions

      Does The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites have bars on-site?

      Delight in your holiday the perfect way with a beverage in your hand at The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites's bar accessible right in front of your doorstep for when you need a drink or two.

      What are the property's policies for children's bedding at The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites?

      The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites's policy concerning children's bedding considers guests age 13 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional charge. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

      At what time of the year is The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites most popular?

      The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites's most popular month where verified guests travelers have stayed the most is in January.

      What payment cards are supported at The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites?

      The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites supports up to 5, with payment card options including Visa, MasterCard, and Cash.

      What is the verified guest review consensus about The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites's Wi-Fi?

      67.0% of our past customer ratings have given a positive review and remarks about this property's Wi-Fi. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites down in the review section.

      What is the verified guest review consensus about The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites's food?

      86.0% of our verified visitor evaluations have given a positive review and comments about this property's food. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites down in the review.

      What is the average rating that verified Families with young children have given to The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites?

      Past families with young children that have stayed at this property have given The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites an average rating of 9.3. You can look up more thorough customer ratings and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

      What do local visitors think about The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites?

      Past local visitors that have stayed at this property have given The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites an average rating of 9.4. You can look up on more descriptive customer evaluations, and comments for this property down in the review section.

      What is the closest airport to The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites?

      The nearest airport to The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, 12.0 km away.

      Is breakfast offered at The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites?

      Start your days right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options provided at The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites.

      What people love about The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites

      • 9.6

        Exceptional
        Spaciousness

        "Spacious, clean, comfortable."

        Robert

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        20 July 2023

      • 9.6

        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Dormitory was spotless with enormous beds."

        Ian

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        20 May 2023

      • 8

        Very good
        Spaciousness

        "Huge and artistic designed room They had a biggest festival in the year and I could watch the fireworks from the balcony which was awesome experience for me."

        Rieko

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        7 July 2023

      Property ranking|Compared to 460 Vila Nova De Gaia properties
      Value for money score
      9.6/10
      Service score
      9.6/10
      Cleanliness score
      9.7/10
      Location score
      9.2/10
      Better than
      99
      %
      of Vila Nova De Gaia properties
      Better than
      99
      %
      of Vila Nova De Gaia properties
      Better than
      99
      %
      of Vila Nova De Gaia properties
      Better than
      98
      %
      of Vila Nova De Gaia properties
      More about The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites

      More about The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites

      The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites

      Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hostel's airport transfer services. Car hire services provided by the hostel make exploring Vila Nova De Gaia even more convenient.
      Front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage can assist with your needs. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel.
      Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Every morning you can wake up to a delicious free breakfast at The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's bar.
      Hostel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hostel's hiking trails.


      Reasons to stay here

      Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 99% cheaper than other options.
      Get more than you bargain for here, which scores value for money higher than 99% of the city's accommodation.
      Facilities at this hostel are rated higher than 99% of other accommodations in the city.

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      Amenities and facilities

      Exceptional
      Facilities

      9.5

      Most talked about facilities

      Breakfast

      8 mentions

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      1 mention

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • French
      • German
      • Portuguese
      • Spanish
      Accessibility
      • Wheelchair accessible
      Internet access
      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas
      Things to do, ways to relax
      • Game room
      • Hiking
      • Tours
      Cleanliness and safety
      • Anti-viral cleaning products
      • Cashless payment service
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Free face masks
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hotel room service app
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Hygiene certification
      • Individually-wrapped food options
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Safe dining setup
      • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
      • Shared stationery removed
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Temperature check for guests and staff
      Dining, drinking, and snacking
      • Bar
      • Breakfast [buffet]
      • Breakfast [continental]
      • Breakfast [free]
      • Kitchen
      • Restaurants
      • Room service
      • Shared kitchen
      • Snack bar
      Services and conveniences
      • Air conditioning in public area
      • Concierge
      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Elevator
      • Facilities for disabled guests
      • Food delivery
      • Heating in public area
      • Lockers
      • Luggage storage
      • Meeting/banquet facilities
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      • Xerox/fax in business center
      For the kids
      • Family room
      • Kids meal
      Access
      • CCTV in common areas
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]
      • Smoke alarms
      • Soundproof rooms
      Getting around
      • Airport transfer
      • Rental car
      • Shuttle service
      Sports equipment rental
      • Bicycle rental
      Available in all rooms
      • Air conditioning
      • Free bottled water
      • Hair dryer
      • Linens
      • Non-smoking
      • Safety/security feature
      • Shower
      • Smoke detector
      • Soundproofing
      • Toiletries
      • Towels
      • Trash cans
      • Wi-Fi [free]

      Food and dining

      Breakfast options
      • Continental
      Restaurants on site
      The George
      • Cuisine: Portuguese
      • Menu: Buffet

      Location

      67 Largo Miguel Bombarda, Santa Marinha, Vila Nova De Gaia, Portugal, 4430-175
      Exceptional
      Location

      9.2

      Property policies

      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Infant 0-2 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
      Children 3-12 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • The type of breakfast depends on the type of room booked. Please contact the property for more information.
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out
      • Check-in from15:00
      • Check-in until23:30
      • Check-out until12:00
      Getting around
      • Distance from city center2 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)30
      The property
      • Number of bars/lounges1
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 55
      • Most recent renovation2017

      Reviews of The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      9.4
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.7
      Service9.6
      Value for money9.6
      Facilities9.5
      Location9.2
      High score for Vila Nova De Gaia
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (294)
      8-9 Excellent (19)
      7-8 Very Good (15)
      6-7 Good (4)
      <6 Below Expectation (8)

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      JEONGHEE from South Korea
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2023

      Great location, highly recommend!”

      Lisbon, Coimbra, a series of tiring trips, so we were worried about staying together, but it was really unnecessary worry. I understand why everyone praised the view of the accommodation, and the breakfast, which was the same every day, was good, and the staff was friendly. I read a review that there was a Korean staff, but it seems that there is none now, and it is within walking distance from Sao Bento station. Beautiful areas such as the Moru Garden behind the accommodation and the Serra do Pilar Monastery.

      Reviewed March 25, 2023
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      Ho Jeonghee! Thanks for sharing with us the resume of your trip! We are glad that you enjoyed! In fact we have no longer korean staff for now, but yes, we had for some years. Hope to have your visit anytime soon! Best Wishes, Igor

      Responded March 28, 2023
      The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites
      10.0
      Exceptional
      秀玉 from Canada
      Couple
      Small Double
      Stayed 1 night in April 2023

      Great location and friendly staff ”

      Great location and friendly staff! Nice and clean room with fresh breakfast and snacks and drinks offered the afternoon after check in!

      Reviewed April 24, 2023

      Dear guest, We cannot be happier with this amazing review. Thanks a million for your words regarding our super team, our detailed cleaning, our plentiful breakfast, our welcome drink, and, our amazing location! You will always be welcome, and we will look forward to your next visit! Best wishes from the whole team, Marta

      Responded April 29, 2023
      The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites
      10.0
      Exceptional
      JI from South Korea
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

      Everything was perfect”

      Large clean room with 4 bathrooms, nice people at the reception, free towel with 5 euro deposit, wonderful view outside the window

      Reviewed May 11, 2023

      Dear JI, We are so happy to know that everything was perfect for you during your stay at The House of Sandeman. Thank you for the thumbs-up regarding our nice and clean rooms, our dedicated team, and of course our amazing views! We look forward to welcoming you anytime soon. Best regards from the whole team, Marta

      Responded May 17, 2023
      The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Yuen from United States
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2023

      Best hostel I’ve ever stayed at ”

      Best hostel I’ve ever stayed at! Clean room with spacious bathrooms. Staff were nice and I’ve got to meet a lot of nice people at the hostel. Will definitely recommend

      Reviewed May 01, 2023

      Hi Yuen! Thank you so much for staying here with us and for such a nice review! We are really glad to read your words! Come back anytime! Best wishes, Igor

      Responded May 01, 2023
      The House of Sandeman - Hostel & Suites
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Qlint from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2022

      No Brainer - Best in Porto!”

      I can stay in this place for months! Very good value for money. It’s a hostel so bring your own earplugs and eye cover if you are a light sleeper as other travellers go in and out. The breakfast is good enough to energise your morning! Hey it’s free but I always look forward to it. I always eat my breakfast by the Window and the view is priceless! The staff are really polite and good looking too! If you are travelling with heavy bags or luggages, I would suggest you take uber/freenow as the way from the metro stop to the hostel can be “hair-raising” steep. Haha. I exaggerated the last bit only because I made a mistake of carrying a 20kg luggage.

      Reviewed August 04, 2022

      Dear Qlint, Thank you so much for being with us and for such a fantastic review,. We're so glad to know you had a great time with us and that you felt like at home with us :) Thank you a lot for your kind mention to the team - we are really happy. As you know, you'll always be welcome. Best regards, Filipa

      Responded August 14, 2022
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      12345
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