Rivoli Cinema Hostel

Rua Dr. Magalhães Lemos 83, 1st Floor, Porto, Portugal, Distance from city centre: 0.6km
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Rating: 90%from 3 reviews

  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 93%Security
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 100%Location
  • 93%Value for money
  • 86%Facilities
We welcome all the backpackers, travelers and guests who search for the unique experience of staying at the 1st Cinema Hostel in Portugal, in Porto downtown Aliados.

Enjoy our spacious rooms, the large and well equipped common areas and the exceptional Terrace in a prized winner Cinema atmosphere!

The updated facilities, the 24 hours available, multilingual and friendly staff, along with the Cinema theme, leads to create a specially cozy and comfortable character in the Hostel. We provide you care decoration in common areas and inside the rooms, making you feel at home with your newest big family.

Rivoli Cinema Hostel is the best located hostel in Porto, Portugal. We are right at the Oporto historical center in downtown Aliados, where you can find streets full of monuments, restaurants, cafs, esplanades, shops, supermarkets or touristic info, just next-door to the Metro (underground/tube), Train, Bus, Taxis and Historical Tram.

Aliados are the central axis between picturesque Ribeira district, the Cathedral (S) and the vibrant Nightlife of the Piolho area. You can reach everything by foot, taking no more than 5/10 minutes. At a walking distance you have the most important references in the city like the Aliados Square, So Bento Train Station, the Cathedral, Clerigos Tower, Lello Bookshop, Port Wine Cellars and the Douro River.
You can also take a direct bus or metro to visit Serralves Museum, F.C. Porto Stadium, Casa da Musica and other contemporary architecture buildings from the international prize winners local architects lvaro Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto Moura.

We are also at the perfect spot to visit the most important festivals in Porto. We get surrounded by the St. Johns Festival on the night of 23rd June and have next door the Fantasporto every February, in Rivoli Theater.

The building of the Hostel its a simple Art Deco style from 1930s, full of character itself. It was designed by Eng. Francisco Xavier Esteves, the same author as the amazing Lello Bookshop (considered the 3rd most beautiful in the world), to serve as his family home. Although it preserves the charm of most original elements, it was carefully renovated to provide you high standards comfortable accommodation with updated infrastructure.

The Rivoli Cinema Hostel has 4 bed dorms and double rooms with shared bathrooms. As for inside common areas, we have for you a fully equipped kitchen with a dinning area, a large lounge area to relax, have a drink, reading, play video-games (Playstation and Wii) or watch one of our almost 300 dvd movies. On the outside we have an outstanding 150 m2 Terrace with an inflatable swimming pool during the summer, where you can sunbath, shower, barbecue, listen to music, party, or just socialize with the others guests!!! We even have on the terrace the past greenhouse converted to a small Gym where you can get fit doing some cycling or elliptical exercise!!!

Get a room of your favorite Movie or Director, and enjoy its personally decorated atmosphere. You can find movies from Tim Burton, Tarantino, Francis Ford Coppola, Almodovar, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Godard, Manoel de Oliveira, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Mira Nair, David Fincher, Stanley Kubrick, Sofia Coppola, and others

FREE Wireless Internet connection
FREE Internet computers
FREE Maps and travelling advice
FREE Walking tours
FREE Continental breakfast
FREE Coffee and Tea all day
FREE Video Games (Playstation and Wii)
FREE Satellite TV and DVDs
FREE Bed linen
FREE heaters (winter) and fans (summer)
FREE Individual lockers (dorms)
FREE Safe deposit box (doubles)
FREE Baby bed in double rooms (up to 2 years)
FREE Luggage storage on arrival and departure
Guest Kitchen and Dining room
BBQ area
Towels available (1,50)
Laundry available _ Wash and Dry (4,00)

Hope see you soon... :-)

- Check-in: 14:00
- Check-out: 12:00 (groups 11:00)
- Late Check-out will be charged as an extra day.

- Cancellation policy demands a 48 hours advance notice
- In case of No-Show or Late Cancelation the 1st night will be charged

- Cancellation policy demands a 10 days advance notice
- In case of No-Show or Late Cancelation 50% will be charged (100% in 1 night stay)
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Dryer
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Playstation
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Taxes included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi
  • WII

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Check-in: 14.00.
Check-out: 12.00. (Groups: 11.00).
Late check-outs shall be charged for an extra day.

We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation.

Group cancellation policy: There is a 10-day cancellation notice. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged 50% of their booking, or 100% of the booking in cases of one-night bookings.


We do not accept credit cards!

If you have a group booking, we will always try our best to put you together in the same room, but keep in mind this is a hostel and that's not always possible!

Show Map
Hide Map

Find the small street between Av. dos Aliados and D. Joao I square (two horse statues), following Rua Passos Manuel.

Look for the red door (n83) facing the side door of the Rivoli Theater, in the Optical Store light gray building.

By metro:
Arriving from the Airport, you have to take line E to Porto. You can leave in Trindade station, and walk downhill through Aliados Avenue for 8 min, or you can change to line D, leave in the Aliados station (1st station after Trindade) and take the D. Joao I exit in the subway. At Aliados Avenue with the town hall on your back, take the first left to Dr. Magalhaes Lemos Street, a few meters ahead you will find the Hostel in the red door at your right.

By train:
Arriving in Campanha station (from Lisbon, Coimbra, etc) make sure your train ends in S. Bento Station. Otherwise, you will have to change to another line (normally number 2). The hostel is 200 m from S. Bento Station. If you take Bonjardim Street, when you see the D. Joao I Square, the hostel will be at the street on your left. Alternatively, if you are walking uphill through Aliados in the town hall direction, you will find us at the second street on your right, the first after Sampaio Bruno Street.

By bus:
If you are coming to Porto from an international line you will arrive at Internorte station at Praga da Galiza. Catch bus number 200 till Praga da Liberdade stop. Then walk uphill through Aliados in the town hall direction, you will find us at the second street on your right, the first after Sampaio Bruno Street.
Coming by Rede Expressos, when you get out the station turn right and go across the Batalha Square, continue through Santa Catarina Street, until you reach Passos Manuel Street. Turn left and continue downhill until you reach D. Joao I Square (it has two horse statues), then you will see the Rivoli Theater (large building painted in light gray), the hostel is right across the Street, in front of the lateral door of the Rivoli Theater.

Located Near

The neighbourhood of Aliados is the central axis between the picturesque Ribeira district, the Cathedral (Se) and the vibrant nightlife of the Piolho area. You can reach everything by foot in less than 10 minutes. The most important references in the city are within walking distance, such as Aliados Square, Sao Bento Train Station, the Cathedral, Clerigos Tower, Lello Bookshop, Port wine cellars and the Douro River.

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