Welcome to Tattva Design Hostel


Welcome friends!

"Tattva" has been inspired from the Sanskrit word meaning 'Element', representing the five elements from which life evolves: Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky. Tattva Design Hostel will give you an enhanced hostel experience. Details and design have been carefully blended to create a new level of comfort and intimacy, as well as plenty of common areas in which to socialize.


Two beautiful buildings classified as "World Heritage" have been recovered and totally refurbished to make the largest hostel in Porto, with breathtaking views on the higher levels. With 16 rooms and a capacity of 124 people in total (Female Dorms, Mixed Dorms, Double Rooms, Twins Rooms and Familiar), Tattva provides a unique experience in terms of comfort.



Check List

  • Individual curtains in each bed providing FULL PRIVACY
  • EN-SUITE bathrooms
  • High pressured hot showers
  • Heated Rooms and individual fans in each bed
  • With AC in all dorms and rooms
  • Reading Lights
  • Free wifi internet in all the building
  • Elevator
  • Prepared for the physically disabled (15 beds and ALL the common areas!)
  • Big outdoor terrace and BBQ area
  • Big Windows and Balconies
  • Free Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Spacious individual lockers
  • Door and lockers open with keycard
  • Reading Lounge
  • Bar and Terrace Bar
  • Restaurant with big dining area
  • Aquarium Lounge (3mts aquarium with exotic salty water fish)
  • Fully equipped kitchen for common use
  • Free luggage storage
  • Event nights


  • Double glazed windows to improve energy efficiency
  • Thermal Solar panels
  • Low consumption thermoacumulators in all rooms
  • Motion sensed lighting to prevent energy waste
  • Low consumption LED light bulbs
  • Non smoking building
  • Garbage waste separation and recycling

  • We encourage our guests to join us in this cause…

And many other pleasant surprises…!
This is the place for you, "The intelligent traveller" who wants it all...

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- Reception 24 hrs
- No curfew
- Check out time = 11.30 am
- Check-in = 2 pm
- FREE Buffet Breakfast: 07.30 – 10.30 am
- Cancelation policy : 24hrs prior to arrival
- Credit Cards accepted
- Towels for rent - 1.5€
- Laundry & Drying - 8€
- Airport Shuttle - 9€

Instead of building just another hostel, the philosophy behind every aspect (construction, comfort, toilets, beds, mobility, design, etc.) has been to think "What would I like? How would I be comfortable?"

We believe that we've created a new level of comfort and intimacy in all our spaces, never forgetting a harmonious design aspect, and always with a friendly and informal atmosphere!

This project has been a great and fulfilling challenge for us. We tried from the beginning to look at it as a 'Blank Page' and to think 'outside the box'.

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UNBEATABLE location in the "heart of Porto", and part of the "World Heritage" protected area. 50mts away from the metro (which has a link to the Airport) and S.Bento train station, and 5min walk to the main buses line (Rede Expressos). Close to all main city attractions: Sé Cathedral, Sao Joao Theatre, D. Luis I bridge, Ribeira, etc. Also close to the main shopping streets, bars, restaurants, supermarket etc.



Rua do Cativo 26-28 Porto

Tel:+351 220 944 622
Cel: +351 939 887 070
E-mail: reservation@tattvadesignhostel.com info@tattvadesignhostel.com

41º 08" 39.48" N
8º 36" 31.73" W

Find us


From Airport: take metro E line (purple). Change trains at Trindade station to D line (yellow) in direction "Santo Ovidio" getting off at the second stop - São Bento Station then follow the directions bellow from São Bento station.

From Campanhã train station: take any train to São Bento train station (this transfer is free with any train ticket to Campanhã) and follow the directions bellow from São Bento station.

From São Bento station or Metro stop: go uphill following the double lane of cars on the right of the road. Turn on your first left onto Street "Rua Cha". Follow the road only a few meters until you see a fountain in a V-shaped intersection. Here at this intersection you will find TATTVA on your right on "Rua do Cativo" #28.

From REDE EXPRESSO (bus line): 5min walk from Rua (Street) Alexandre Herculano - main station. Follow the street Alexandre Herculano, turn left at Rua Augusto Rosa,and then turn right at Rua do Cativo.


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Things to do with us


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    Walking Tour

    Price: FREE

    FREE Guided tour around Porto downtown. On a walk tour through the streets of the historical centre of Porto (classified as World Heritage Site since 1996 by UNESCO) we invite you to discover this city that “perches over the river, made of old houses that seem to huddle each other and that prolongs from the river quay till the sea”

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    Six Bridges Cruise

    Price: 10€

    Boat Cruise along Douro River. In this cruise, you will enjoy not only the magnificent overall view, but also the six bridges that unite Porto and Gaia. As we depart from the quay, you will have the opportunity to observe Ribeira, D. Luís Bridge, Monastery Serra do Pilar, Infante Bridge, D. Maria Pia Bridge, S. João Bridge and Freixo Bridge.

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    Pub Crawl

    Price: 10€

    Night tour around local bars with 4 drinks included. A pub crawl (sometimes called a bar tour, bar crawl or bar-hopping) is the act of one or more people drinking in multiple pubs or bars in a single night, normally walking or busing to each one between drinking. Discover Porto by night!

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    Blue Bus

    Price: 10€/15€/22€

    City Seightseeing, 1day, hop on, hop off - 10€ / City Seightseeing, 2day, hop on, hop off - 15€ / City Seightseeing, 2 days, hop on, hop off + 1 river cruise- 22€

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    Guimaraes Tour

    Price: €

    Walking tour in the city of Guimares with lunch. The city of Guimarães is historically associated with the foundation and identity of the Portuguese nationality. Visit and enjoy!

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    Geres Tour

    Price: 75€

    Geres National park sightseeing, transport, trekking, horse riding, lunch, waterfall swiming. Geres is the only national park in Portugal (although many natural parks, protected landscapes, and reserves exist across the nation). It is located in the Norte region, in the northwest of Portugal, specifically in the districts of Viana do Castelo, Braga, and Vila Real.

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    Heli Tour

    Price: 45€ (minimum 4 persons)

    Helicopter tour around Porto. Truly appreciate the beauty of Porto during an unforgettable helicopter tour. Come and get a spectacular aerial view of the Invicta city!

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    Rent a car

    Price: upon request

    Several low-cost options available upon request! Vast fleet of vehicles: Passengers, Cargo, 7 Seats, 9 Seats, Convertibles, Automatic transmission... Contact us!

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