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iStay Hotel Porto Centro

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Superior Double or Twin Room | In-room safe, blackout curtains, soundproofing, cots/infant beds
In-room safe, blackout curtains, soundproofing, cots/infant beds
Twin Room (with extra bed) | In-room safe, blackout curtains, soundproofing, cots/infant beds
Superior Double or Twin Room | In-room safe, blackout curtains, soundproofing, cots/infant beds

Overview of iStay Hotel Porto Centro

iStay Hotel Porto Centro

2.0 star property
City centre hotel within easy reach of Porto Historic Center

7.8/10 Good

362 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is €49
Price available on 14/12/2022
Rua Alexandre Herculano, 296, Porto, 4000-053

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Centro / Baixa
  • Porto Historic Center - 3 min walk
  • Porto Cathedral - 5 min drive
  • Ribeira Square - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro) - 28 min drive
  • São Bento Station - 7 min walk
  • General Torres Station - 21 min walk
  • Campanhã Station - 27 min walk
  • Batalha Stop - 3 min walk
  • Batalha-Guindais Stop - 5 min walk
  • Guindais Funicular - 5 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Aurora - 3 min walk
  • Gazela - 3 min walk
  • Tokyo Sushi - 4 min walk
  • Shiko - 4 min walk
  • Patio do Duque - 4 min walk

About this property

iStay Hotel Porto Centro

IStay Hotel Porto Centro puts you 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Porto Historic Center. Fellow travellers love the helpful staff and location. Public transportation is only a short walk: Batalha Stop is 3 minutes and Batalha-Guindais Stop is 5 minutes.


English, French, Japanese, 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 or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 56 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • The breakfast fee is EUR 5.50 per person until January 1, 2023.

Required at check-in

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


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (EUR 13 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Off-site parking nearby (EUR 13 per day)


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord


  • English
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

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

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • In-room safe

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. 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: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 8.50 for adults and EUR 4.25 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 9 per person (one-way)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for EUR 15 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 12 costs EUR 9 (one-way)


  • Self-parking costs EUR 13 per night
  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 13 per day

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.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

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


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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does iStay Hotel Porto Centro offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, iStay Hotel Porto Centro 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at iStay Hotel Porto Centro?
As of 29 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at iStay Hotel Porto Centro on 11 December 2022 start from €48, including 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 iStay Hotel Porto Centro?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at iStay Hotel Porto Centro?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at iStay Hotel Porto Centro?
Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 13 per night.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by iStay Hotel Porto Centro?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 9 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at iStay Hotel Porto Centro?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
Is there an on-site casino at iStay Hotel Porto Centro?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Espinho (9.6 mi) is nearby.
What is there to do at iStay Hotel Porto Centro and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
Are there restaurants at or near iStay Hotel Porto Centro?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Gazela (3-min walk), Tokyo Sushi (4-min walk) and Shiko (4-min walk).
What's the area around iStay Hotel Porto Centro like?
IStay Hotel Porto Centro is in Centro / Baixa, a short 3-minute walk from Batalha Stop and 3 minutes' walk from Porto Historic Center. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Norma, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

would avoid
Falsely advertised as air conditioning - first room - remote controll turned down to "16 degrees celsius"- but it was blowing hot air (that's the lowest the controller would allow you to change). room 6.4 Moved to another room, room 4.6 - same issues - remote control read as "16 degrees celsius", when in fact it was approximately 25-26 celsius/80 Fahrenheit. Location was good - fair walking distance to metro station and some major sites. Internet nonexistent - spotty during morning/afternoon; absolutely shuts down after 9 PM
5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good room, great location, poor wifi
Good budget hotel. Spacious room and bathroom. Good location; shopping, markets, and many dining options nearby, and walkable to all the great sights. I didn’t use public transit at all as I could walk everywhere I needed to go, including meeting points for tours. The room shows some signs of wear and tear, not a problem. The biggest downfall of this hotel is the poor wifi. I used a lot of data during my stay here. Fix this, and I’d stay again.
Lorelie, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Simple but brilliant, highly recommended
Jose, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Quiet place
Chuen Hoi, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

As many of the reviews stated I would not recommend this for a longer stay. The breakfast is fantastic and worth adding onto your stay. The room comes with no toiletries and a single pillow the bed is not very comfortable. I would recommend spending a little more on a nicer hotel. Our room flooded in the night and they sent our stuff to be dry cleaned but didn’t offer any other accommodations so service is alright.
Desiree, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

ARLEN, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Located in city centre. Walkable to many main attractions.
Pam, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Is in a great location, all staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms basic but very clean and functional. Breakfast buffet very good with good choice of pastries, bread etc and lovely big bowl of fresh fruit every morning. Nothing negative to say about our stay there.
Lynn, 4-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Stopped for 3 nights,, room was ok,, beds quite comfy and bathroom did its job,, the room was let down by being on the ground floor next to reception,, very noisy in the mornings with large groups checking out,, also a lot of traffic noise early in the morning,, continental breakfast filled a gap,, fresh rolls,, ham,, cheese,, fruits,, yoghurt,, tea, coffee, juices,, bread for toasting,, hotel wasn't far from main bridge and quayside,, would definitely recommend taxi back as its uphill,, overall not a bad stay,, would be better with a higher floor room
peter, 3-night trip with friends
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