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“Excellent hostel!!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rivoli Cinema Hostel
Ranked #11 of 205 Speciality Lodging in Porto
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Sydney
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121 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent hostel!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2010

Very well located, friendly hostel.
The gentleman who checked us in could not have been better, walked us through the maps and local cuisine with recommendations each night for dinner.
The rooftop terrace with lounges and a pool was great and cheap cocktails every night was a winner. We loved the theme rooms and shared a 4 person dorm which was always clean.
The toilets at the end of the corridor however we a bit smelly by the afternoon and the next morning were a bit gross but other than that we had a great time.
Loved the shared breakfast table in the morning to meet new people and the DVD collection was great for the raining afternoon.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ireland
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2010

I loved this place. Great atmosphere, lovely staff and the sun loungers on the roof terrace were just what we needed on a July afternoon. The evening drinks up on the terrace were a really nice touch too - where else can you get a cocktail for €1.30? Also loved the DVD collection, huge couches & breakfast every morning.

Our room was fine. Plenty of wardrobe space and clean. But the beds. I think that it was the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in & managed just a few hours every night. If it wasn't the squeaky bunk, it was the weird pillow, or the soft mattress. Next time, I may just bring a sleeping bag & take to one of the sun loungers!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2009

we really enjoyed our stay at rivoli cinema hostel. We felt like in our own house...

Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Marseille, France
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2009

A good location, a beautiful terrace opening on to the roofs and spires of the city and a very helpful staff. All for a good price (17€). A place I recommend.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ireland
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2009

The hostel isn't bad, but isn't the cleanest in the world. To be fair - our room was very big and the bed was comfortable, the decor was also great. The member of staff that checked us in was off-putting, but the guy that was there the next morning was lovely - very friendly and charming. The location is excellent, but do be aware that it is right beside a nightclub that really only gets going at about 1am. The noise from people outside the club kept us wide awake until 8am. However, the hostel itself is very quiet and we weren't disturbed by other guests at all. Breakfast is included which is great. Free internet access is also great. Woman called Anna took my reservation etc. and she was great - very efficient and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank scallions
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Additional Information about Rivoli Cinema Hostel

Property: Rivoli Cinema Hostel
Address: Rua Doutor Magalhaes Lemos 83, Porto 4000-332, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 205 Speciality Lodging in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rivoli Cinema Hostel is the first Cinema themed Hostel in Portugal, and here you can find 13 rooms each one about a different film.You can choose a room by a Director or by a Film, and the interior of the room is decorated with things about the film. You can find movies from Tim Burton, Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Almodovar, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Godard, Manoel de Oliveira, David Fincher, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Michael Radford, Mira Nair, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Jonathan Demme, Ang Lee.The Rivoli Cinema Hostel has 13 rooms available (twin or double beds and 4 beds room), 6 shared toilets and 6 shared showers, a fully equipped kitchen, 1 lounge area where you can relax, have a drink, read books and play games, and an outside 180 m2 space where you can listen to music, barbecue, sunbath, party, or just chat with the others guests.In the Hostel you can use free WiFi internet, and you have free maps, tourist info and guides.Rivoli Cinema Hostel is located in the Porto historical center, right at the most important city square: Avenida dos Aliados- where you can find streets full of monuments, restaurants, cafes, esplanades, shops, supermarkets, shoppings, tourism info spots . RCH is right in center of the cultural center of Porto near Coliseu, Cinemas, Theaters, and Art Galleries.At the doorstep you can find metro, bus, sightseeing bus, train, taxis and tram.From here you can easily visit the most important references in the city like the Port Wine Cellars, Clerigos Tower, Serralves Museum and its beautiful gardens, go to a concert in Casa da Musica, take a walk across the bridges, take a look at a local architecture, visit the F. C. Porto stadium, travel by boat in Douro river where you can take great pictures and have a drink in one of the many bars in Ribeira.Nightlife is around the hostel, you just have to choose between cafes, nightclubs, discos or bars where you can meet Erasmus students and locals. Right across the street you have the Rivoli Theater where you can see musicals and at February you can attend one of the best Fantastic Cinema Festival in the world – Fantasporto ... more   less 
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