Hostel Cruz Vermelha

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Hostel Cruz Vermelha

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Porto Historic Center

8.6/10 Fabulous

129 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Rua do General Torres 572, Vila Nova de Gaia, 4430-107
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Premium bedding
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Santa Marinha
  • Porto Historic Center - 7 min walk
  • Dom Luis I Bridge - 4 min drive
  • Duoro River - 3 min drive
  • Porto Cathedral - 13 min drive
  • Porto City Hall - 15 min drive
  • Casa da Musica - 17 min drive
  • Ribeira Square - 21 min drive
  • Matosinhos Beach - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Porto Airport (OPO) - 26 min drive
  • General Torres Station - 5 min walk
  • Gaia Station - 17 min walk
  • Vila Nova de Gaia Station - 17 min walk
  • Jardim do Morro Station - 8 min walk
  • Câmara de Gaia Station - 9 min walk
  • Ribeira Station - 10 min walk

About this property

Hostel Cruz Vermelha

Hostel Cruz Vermelha puts you 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Porto Historic Center. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Cafe, which serves breakfast and lunch. The helpful staff and nice bathrooms get good marks from fellow travelers. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Jardim do Morro Station is 8 minutes and Câmara de Gaia Station is 9 minutes.


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 7 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 2 PM - 7 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby; discounts available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 8:00 AM–noon
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Cafe - This café serves breakfast and lunch.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other exemptions or reductions might 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.

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 10.00 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 12 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).


Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Hostel Cruz Vermelha Vila Nova de Gaia
Hostel Cruz Vermelha
Cruz Vermelha Vila Nova de Gaia
Cruz Vermelha
Hostel Cruz Vermelha Portugal/Vila Nova De Gaia
Hostel Cruz Vermelha Vila Nova de Gaia
Hostel Cruz Vermelha Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Alejandra truly made us feel at home and was very helpful. Very clean rooms and great hospitality service. Would definitely recommend!!!
Alex, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

The fact you only get informed about check in conditions 1 time
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Workers are very nice. I don’t like the place that much. I should check the amenities next time.
1-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very Good

All great
Clean. .quiet. .
Una, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely, clean place. Close to metro and train stations. There's a laundry place, where you pay per kilograms and the ladies wash and iron (!!!) your clothes. It's facing a busy road,so I'd recommend some earplugs 😉 they serve their own food,but I think there's no kitchen you could use to cook your food, just a tea/coffee station. I love how modern it is!
Adrianna, 4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Very nice clean and close to everything a little walk uphill but it’s ok.
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

5-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Overall very good.
Check in great service, upon check in fiven chance to change to another bldg with shared kitchen and microwave which was not originally included. It was very good except some fellow long term guests not keeping areas so clean, but not hotels fault. So did not stay in usual booked site. Brenda receptionist very good. Overall good stay.
Kai, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Matthew, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Location was convenient to the sights I wanted to see and for transportation. Concept of hostel and execution were good; that it is a bit of a side-business for the Red Cross has limitations, as well as the benefit to the non-profit. My only cavail is about the way the afternoon sun heated up my room: even with the blinds drawn, until evening breezes started, it was impossible to stay in the room even with the fan going. Good thing they have lobby tables & power for my devices.
Doug, 2-night trip
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