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Small Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£67* Per night/room 7 Feb - 8 Feb

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (14 Guests)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (8 Guests)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Room, River View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (7 Guests)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the breakfast at The House of Sandeman. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Porto Historic Center. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a bar. Built in 1797, this 3-star hostel has 16 rooms over 2 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and free toiletries.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with free toiletries and showers
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy Portuguese cuisine while dining at The George
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include concierge services, luggage storage and wedding services
  • Guests have great things to say about the helpful staff and the location
  • Steps from Sandeman Cellars and 10 minutes on foot from Ribeira Square

The House of Sandeman ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
5.0 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 0.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The House of Sandeman

5 out of 5
super Lage direkt am Douro, gut erreichbar zu Fuss oder mit der Metro

Posted by on 4 Sep 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Sep 2020 by Filipa

Dear guest, thank you so much for such a great score :) You will always be welcome! See you soon, Filipa

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in common area are also featured at The House of Sandeman. The hostel can provide concierge services and wedding services. A complete renovation of The House of Sandeman was completed in January 2018. This 3-star Vila Nova de Gaia hostel is smoke free.

  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1797
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Locker space
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: General Torres Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Ribeira Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)

Room Amenities

The House of Sandeman offers 16 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free toiletries and blackout curtains. Each accommodation is individually decorated. This Vila Nova de Gaia hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout curtains
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

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

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 16

Special check-in instructions:

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

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 16 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 16 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 30 per night.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in all accommodation. 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 sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guest room 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) guidelines.

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on site
  • Caters to adults only
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows regional sanitisation guidelines Clean & Safe (Portugal)
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Property Registry Number – 871/16
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply all year round. Other exemptions or reductions may 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.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between EUR 6 and EUR 10 for adults, and EUR 6 and EUR 10 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 16 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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