The House of Sandeman

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The House of Sandeman

3.0 star property
Riverfront hostel with restaurant, near Sandeman Cellars

9.4/10 Exceptional

114 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Restaurant
Largo Miguel Bombarda, 67, Vila Nova de Gaia, 4404-507
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Multilingual staff
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Santa Marinha
  • Porto Historic Center - 10 min walk
  • Porto Cathedral - 24 min drive
  • Ribeira Square - 24 min drive
  • Casa da Musica - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Porto Airport (OPO) - 33 min drive
  • General Torres Station - 11 min walk
  • São Bento Station - 15 min walk
  • Vila Nova de Gaia Station - 18 min walk
  • Ribeira Station - 7 min walk
  • Jardim do Morro Station - 9 min walk
  • Batalha-Guindais Stop - 12 min walk

About this property

The House of Sandeman

3-star hostel in the heart of Santa Marinha, rejuvenated in 2018
A terrace, a bar, and a restaurant are just a few of the amenities provided at The House of Sandeman. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), luggage storage, and a front desk safe
  • Smoke-free premises, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • A TV in the lobby, wedding services, and meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at The House of Sandeman feature thoughtful touches such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and sound-insulated walls. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Showers and free toiletries
  • Communal kitchens and daily housekeeping


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
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

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Built in 1797
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The George - This restaurant specializes in Portuguese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

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.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between EUR 6 and EUR 10 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30 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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

House Sandeman Hostel Vila Nova de Gaia
House Sandeman Vila Nova de Gaia
The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites Vila Nova de Gaia
House Sandeman Hostel
The House of Sandeman Hostel Suites
House Sandeman
House Sandeman Vila Nova Gaia
The House of Sandeman Hostel Suites
The House of Sandeman Vila Nova de Gaia
The House of Sandeman Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does The House of Sandeman offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The House of Sandeman does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The House of Sandeman?
As of October 2, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The House of Sandeman on November 1, 2022 start from P 6,554, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The House of Sandeman?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The House of Sandeman?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The House of Sandeman?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at The House of Sandeman?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Espinho (9.1 mi) is nearby.
What is there to do at The House of Sandeman and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Sandeman Cellars (1-min walk) and Ribeira Square (9-min walk), along with Porto Cathedral (14-min walk) and Town Hall Square (1 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near The House of Sandeman?
Yes, The George offers Portuguese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Dourum Restaurante (3-min walk), Quevedo Port Wine (4-min walk), and Ar de Rio (4-min walk).
What's the area around The House of Sandeman like?
The House of Sandeman is located on the waterfront in Santa Marinha, a short 7-minute walk from Ribeira Station and 4 minutes' walk from Duoro River. Travelers say that the hostel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

The staff was amazing! They take care of you and make you feel so welcome. Everything was super clean. Will only stay here when returning to Porto! Highly recommend the superior room with river view.
Rosy, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Carmen, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nicole, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent and highly recommended.
Can’t fault the location, the hotel or the staff, they were all really excellent, and nothing too much trouble. Only issue was car parking, which cost €17 a night in a public car park. Otherwise everything was just perfect
Timothy, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hostel. Brilliant location on the south side of the river. Very comfortable and large beds. Brilliant showers. Good free breakfast. The girls that ran the hostel were very good.
Window view
NAYAN, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amr, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amr, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shout out to Marta
What an amazing hostel, friendly staff, very spacious, super clean, good breakfast, ideally located, beautiful river view, the best hostel experience I have had. Marta was amazing at explaining everything and suggesting things to do and going the extra mile to make this stay really special, massive thanks to her!
Amr, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, great room and a fastastic and helpful staff. Couldn’t have asked for a better stay.
Jason, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Impressive. Probably the best hostel I ever stayed at. Lacks a bit of atmosphere at the bar but otherwise a fantastic option
Jono, 1-night trip
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