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Boavista Guest House

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was our first visit to porto but it won’t be our last. Our room was very clean and well decorated and the bathroom was really clean. The bed was comfortable. It is easy to get to from the airport on the metro and only a few minutes walk from the station. The centre of Porto is only a 10 min walk. Lots of really nice places to eat within walking distance. The restaurant next door is well worth a visit, very cheap and really good food. Loved Porto.

Mother and daughter stayed here for three nights and loved the location and the house. The location is very quiet and away from the crowds but a short walk (or metro) away from the river and all the sights of Porto. The room was very bright and clean, beds comfy, and the breakfast was good. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. This is the type of place I love to find in Europe and highly recommend it!

We stayed in this hotel for a week and loved it. It's very clean and quiet. We had a room with nice city view. The hotel is not close to the river but within a walking distance, approx. 20 mins walk or 4 EUR by Uber. Metro station Carolina Michaelis is about 150 metres from the hotel. We arrived in the middle of the night as the plane was delayed but the lady in the reception quickly checked us in and explained everything. Breakfast was not included in our room and it cost additionally 7 EUR. There are also other breakfast options in nearby cafes. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Vitor who booked a Douro tour for us. We enjoyed our stay a lot and would recommend it.

If you think of what you need for a hotel in a city, Boavista has it. We rented a car and although street parking is expensive, we were quickly told of the garage just up the road which can house your vehicle for 8 Euros a day, the hotel has a key and a good arrangement - car sorted! The room was lovely - clean, modern, TV, WiFi, comfy bed, great air conditioning, fantastic shower and brilliantly located right opposite the terrace (a real boon for us smokey sinners!). It was snug, but fitted us, a large suitcase, two smaller ones and all the usual stuff one acquires. It also had loads of power points, another bonus. No tea or coffee facilities, but the 24hr reception service would make you one if you really needed it. Close by were some lovely restaurants. We were recommended to Michaels 2 just down the hill, and to Universal close by it which were both Portuguese cuisine and very popular with local folk - we could see why. For 3 courses, wine, coffee and drinks for 2 people - 28 Euros! There's a bar next door which was good enough to give me a carrier bag of ice with my two takeaway soft drinks; a Mini Preco supermarket about 100yds away (which does astounding grapes) and even a pharmacy just up the road a bit. It's not in the super touristy area of the city but getting to most places by Uber was less than 4 Euros. Breakfast was expansive and very comfortable and everyone was just so nice and friendly for the whole of our 4 night stay. One thing to watch, especially if you have children: the road it's on gets very busy in rush hours and the concept of a speed limit is lost on many drivers, so be careful. All in all, a fantastic place which I heartily recommend. We hope to return in the not too distant future.

Cosy guesthouse with tastefully decorated room, a bit small but adequate with a tv, modern new furniture and bathroom. Our room was super clean and cleaned daily, the bed was comfortable and there was a window with view to the street. The staff was very polite and helpful, they answered all our questions, made good suggestions and helped us with everything we needed and made us feel more than welcome. The location is very convenient near a metro station and a 15 minute walk to the city center with mini market coffee shops and nice restaurants nearby. It is a nice quiet neighbourhood. Wi-fi signal was not so strong at times but we managed. It has a lovely terrace for breakfast in the summer but we did not try it as the breakfast area was under renovation. We had a lovely time in Porto and will definitely stay in Boavista Guesthouse next time too.

Friendly, English-speaking and efficient reception; nice breakfast; well-equipped rooms; fine location. The only minus I would add is probably the poor isolation between rooms but this was not a major problem during my stay. Just make sure you have ear plugs with you.

Guest house clean. Helpful staff speaking Portuguese, English, French. Bright and warm. Breakfast with local products. Quick access to subway stations Carolina Michaelis (5-7min.) And Lapa 10 (min.). Wifi coverage in rooms.

We chose Boavista guest house largely on price but were very happy with the choice. The guest house is a little out of town (a fast 15 minutes downhill, a little longer on the climb back up!) but that is to a degree an advantage - certainly on the Saturday night we stayed downtown itself was incredibly crowded with noise into the early hours - although there was some noise at Boavista overall it was much quieter. For those not keen on walking the metro is close (and affords a direct link to the airport, as well as downtown). The staff were welcoming and friendly and provided an excellent breakfast. The room was adequately sized for us (remember this is a guest house, not a hotel!) and everything was clean.

I enjoyed my stay here. The room was clean, comfortable and a short walk from the Metro. I was able to receive wifi in the room. When I went on a day trip, they provided the best early breakfast they could. They were extremely helpful with advice and helped me figure out how to change my train reservation. Would stay again if I return to Porto.

Found this hotel on as it was judged 8+ by other travellers! And they are right! Basic reception/breakfast Area but rooms are just renovated and have all you need, especially an amazing shower with actual decent water pressure! Don't see that Very Often in hotels! Staff is friendly and speak good english! Location is about 10 mins walk from the old town. Took a trip to lisboa aswell but could definately not beat porto, what a stunning city! All together a good hotel to stay with a lower budget with excellent rooms!

Rua da Boavista, 667 Porto

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Casa da Musica
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located in Lapa within a short walk of Casa da Musica, Boavista Guest House is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Museum of Port Wine. This 20-room, 3-star guesthouse welcomes guests with conveniences like a coffee shop/café, a computer station, and a terrace. Located in central Porto, the guesthouse is also near Sandeman Cellars and Porto Cathedral.


Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All 20 air-conditioned rooms provide phones. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding.

Property features

At Boavista Guest House, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and a terrace. You can take advantage of discounted offsite parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 9 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This smoke-free guesthouse also has a TV in a common area.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 211 reviews