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Overview of InSitu Living

Entire apartment

InSitu Living

3.0 star property
City centre apartment within walking distance of Porto Historic Center
9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

398 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
Rua Formosa, 178, Porto, Porto, 4000-254
Main amenities
  • 15 smoke-free apartments
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Train station pick-up service
  • Train station drop-off service
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Centro / Baixa
  • Porto Historic Center - 17 min walk
  • Ribeira Square - 17 min walk
  • Porto City Hall - 2 min drive
  • Porto Cathedral - 2 min drive
  • Dom Luis I Bridge - 2 min drive
  • Livraria Lello - 2 min drive
  • Duoro River - 4 min drive
  • Casa da Musica - 4 min drive
  • Norte Shopping - 8 min drive
  • Matosinhos Beach - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro) - 22 min drive
  • São Bento Station - 9 min walk
  • Campanhã Station - 24 min walk
  • General Torres Station - 24 min walk
  • Bolhao Station - 4 min walk
  • Marcolino Santa Catarina Stop - 4 min walk
  • Pr. D. João I Stop - 6 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)


  • Amorino Santa Catarina - 2 min walk
  • Café Santiago - 4 min walk
  • Brasão Cervejaria Coliseu - 4 min walk
  • Bagga - 3 min walk
  • Armazém da Cerveja - 3 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

InSitu Living

InSitu Living puts you 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Porto Historic Center and 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Ribeira Square. A terrace and a garden are offered, and apartments have conveniences such as fridges and microwaves. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travellers. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Bolhao Station is 4 minutes and Marcolino Santa Catarina Stop is 4 minutes.


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
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)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Rua Formosa 170
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Pets not allowed

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Secured self parking on site (EUR 15 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Limited on-site parking
  • 24 hours off-site parking (EUR 15 per day); booking required
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request
  • Return train station shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–1:00 PM: EUR 10 for adults and EUR 10 for children
  • In-room dining only


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Shower
  • Rainfall shower head
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Free toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV with cable service

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Garden


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Climate control

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • No lifts
  • Soundproofing
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Luggage storage
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Location highlights

  • Near a metro station
  • In the shopping district
  • In the city centre

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Security system
  • Smoke detector


  • 15 rooms
  • 5 floors
  • 2 buildings
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

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: 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 approximately EUR 10 for adults and EUR 10 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 30.00 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 4)
  • Train station pick-up and train station drop-off services are offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds


  • Covered self-parking costs EUR 15 per day with in/out privileges
  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 15 per day (33 ft away; open 24 hours)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; 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.

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

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

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.
State tax ID – 514432900

Also known as

InSitu Living Porto
InSitu Living Apartment
InSitu Living Apartment Porto

Frequently asked questions

Does InSitu Living offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, InSitu Living 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at InSitu Living?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at InSitu Living?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at InSitu Living?
Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 15 per day. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by InSitu Living?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 30.00 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at InSitu Living?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at InSitu Living and nearby?
InSitu Living has a garden.
Does InSitu Living have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchenette, which also includes a stovetop, an oven and a fridge.
What's the area around InSitu Living like?
InSitu Living is in Centro / Baixa, a short 4-minute walk from Bolhao Station and 17 minutes' walk from Porto Historic Center.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Great location and within walking distance to transit and all the sites in the old town center. The rooms are clean and spacious with will equipped kitchen. Staff is very friendly. We would stay here again if the opportunity arises.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice apartment, ideal for touring Porto. Close to shopping areas and restaurants. Suggest "Caralhau" and the Cafe Majestic. Close to Bolhao market and all public transportation. The 4th floor apartment (5th for US citizens) and stairs required a bit of a workout with the luggage. A preparation to tour Porto and VNG ;-)
Andre', 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location within walking distance of many restaurants, shops, cafes, sights. Friendly helpful staff. Gorgeous spacious apartment - sensitively renovated old building with an outdoor terrace, well equipped kitchen, comfy bed. And it's quiet.
Heather, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excelente muy bonito y buena ubicación
Karen, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Catherine, 4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Daniel, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Carl, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent location, room and service
This was in the PERFECT spot to walk to major attractions, food and entertainment. We drove from Lisbon and parked in the provided parking and left our car there for the entire trip. The hotel has a great parking deal worked out with the garage and it was very affordable. Take the time to park on the lower levels and you will find plenty of parking. The green safari room was adorable and had comfortable beds (mattresses), plenty of room to enjoy and was bright with lots of windows and lamps. The room was clean and the bedding and towels were crisp and smelled fresh. The small kitchen was perfect for quick meals. This was a 5 out of 5 and we will return. The loft has a ladder to get up to and our 24 year old daughter was able to climb up and enjoyed the privacy of the loft room.
Stephanie, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

JUAN JOSE, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

S.J.W., 3-night trip
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