Porto Hotels and Accommodation
Affordable accommodation in Porto comes in many different guises, with lodging options including hotels, residential homes and camping sites. If you are planning to stay in Porto on a tight budget, the Parque de Campismo da Prelada is amongst the most popular camping sites and lies around 4 km / 2.5 miles to the north-west of the city centre, along the Rua Monte dos Burgos.
Further year-round seaside sites are to be found across the river, in the neighbouring Vila Nova de Gaia area, while in central Porto itself, the most popular accommodation comes in the form of hotels. However, the Pousada de Juventude do Porto Youth Hostel is available for backpackers close by, offering a cheap riverside location along the Rua Paulo da Gama.
Where to Stay
The most well placed hotels in the city of Porto are located within the district of Ribeira, which is the city's vibrant riverfront nucleus.
Accommodation choices are often close to the riverside promenade, with three-star hotels in plentiful supply along the Rue Ferreira Borges and around the Praça da Ribeira, where the Pestana Porto Hotel resides.
Those looking for accommodation close to the Avenida dos Aliados should consider staying at one of the many hotels along the Rua Sá Bandeira, the Rua Alvares Cabral and the Rua Elisio de Melo. There are also a number of additional accommodation options close to Porto's Aliados, around both the Praça da República and the Praça Gomes Fernandes. More lodging in Porto is to be found in the areas of both Batalha and Bolhao, and off the bustling pedestrianised parade of the Rue de Cedofeita, in the neighbourhood of Cordoaria.