The next time you’re in Portugal, I recommend that you stay in a hostel. Yes, that’s right, I said hostel and not hotel. The Tattva is a very special place though – it’s one of the new breed of design hostels and you can see from the photographs and videos below just how much thought has gone into its creation.
You can stay in one of their dorm rooms (which are rather splendid) for only €15, with private double rooms starting at €47 (at time of writing).
But the hostel is not simply a feast for the eyes. It’s very well-located and your stay includes the following:
- Free breakfast included
- Free wifi throughout the building
- Stylish restaurant and bar – special themed evening are often held there
- Free walking tour
- Wonderful rooftop terrace with BBQ
- All rooms have en-suite bathrooms
- High-pressure, hot showers
- Free use of fully-equipped kitchen
- Aquarium lounge with exotic fish
- Free luggage storage
- Reading lounge
- Suitable for the disabled
- The entire building is no smoking
- Book exchange
Do you remember old-style hostels that demanded that you were in at 10 pm? There is no curfew here and the reception desk of open twenty four hours a day. For a small extra charge you can also make use of:
- Towel rental
- Laundry facilities
- Airport shuttle
If you decide to make use of the budget option – the dorm rooms – you’ll find that each bed has curtains to ensure your privacy, its own reading light and fan plus a large storage locker for your belongings.
Tattva Design Hotel
28, R. do Cativo 26, 4000-160 Porto, Portugal
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