It can be tricky to plan a group trip to Porto – especially when it comes to getting beds for everyone!
I’ve traveled with big groups of friends and getting accommodation for everyone in the same place was an absolute nightmare. It’s no fun staying in different places and it’s impossible if it’s a big family with small kids
. And so that you don’t have a hard time, here’s the best places for group accommodation in Porto.
Group Accommodation in Porto: Families with kids
Travelling with kids, especially if they’re small, is quite a feat because they require special attention and touristic places often don’t cater to the young ones.
Getting proper accommodation for families is often very challenging and it’s difficult to get rooms that are close enough together or that fit everyone.
But worry not, I am here to help you decide where to stay in Porto!
For more tips you can also read our list of the 7 best family hotels in Porto.
And if your family includes a furry one, we also have a list of the best pet friendly hotels in Porto.
If you prefer quiet accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre then I recommend Porto City House.
This aparthotel is located in Ramalde, in a great residential area ideal for families with kids.
It has private parking, which is great if you’re renting a car to get around the city, and it’s just a few kilometres away from the main attractions of the city centre. For example, Lello bookstore is 5km away and Casa da Música roughly 3km away.
Finally, Porto City House has a terraced apartment with a double bed and sofa bed as well as studio apartments with a balcony. These are quite intimate and spacious options and the fact that it is located in a residential area makes it all the more attractive and suited for those travelling to Porto with kids.
How to get there: take the buses 201, 202, 502 or 503 to Foco stop in Avenida da Boavista (it’s less than 5 minutes on foot from the aparthotel).
If you have kids and are wondering where to stay in Porto, you should definitely look up Cocorico Luxury House.
A spacious, recently renovated and luxuriously decorated guest house, Cocorico is one of the best places for group accommodation in Porto because it boasts a variety of large rooms.
I recommend the aptly named Family Suite that fits up to four people.
Cocorico Luxury House is situated in an excellent location and it’s five minutes away from the most important landmarks of Porto such as the cathedral, Bolhão market and Majestic Café.
Be sure to try their wonderful breakfast!
How to get there: Cocorico is 5 minutes away on foot from São Bento subway and train station.
Descobertas Boutique Porto is a fun, thematic hotel located in Ribeira.
It has really modern and sophisticated decor themed around the Portuguese Discoveries and it has some amazing options for families. Family Rooms, with single beds, double beds and sofa beds – you can choose what best suits your needs. Twin rooms, Double rooms and Deluxe Suites are also spacious alternatives for group accommodation.
Its great location is also a plus, especially if you’re interested in activities in Porto for families with kids. It’s close to D. Luiz I bridge which is great for sunsets and crossing over to Gaia to get to the Port Wine Cellars (Psst! It is definitely one of the most popular things to do in Porto so if you’re interested in visiting the cellars hurry up and buy your online ticket for a Fado Show at Calem Port wine cellar). 😉
It’s also near the pier where you can board the 6 Bridges Cruise. The 6 Bridges cruise is one of the best ways to view the city with kids. You can buy the online ticket to the 6 Bridges Cruise and take the little ones on a memorable journey.
How to get there: Buses 900, 901 and 906 have stops very near this hotel.
Located near Bolhão market, Feel Porto Downtown Townhouses is a conglomerate of recently furbished apartments that are perfect for large group accommodation in Porto.
Some apartments can comfortably house up to 13 people and include an array of commodities, such as private parking and large private balconies.
Because of its privileged location, these apartments are well within walking distance of most of the main monuments and attractions of Porto – Clérigos Tower, Lello Bookshop, Porto Coliseum, Santa Catarina street and Aliados avenue are all about 10 min. away.
Feel Porto Downtown Townhouses are also very kid friendly, even providing strollers for toddlers!
How to get there: Bolhão subway station is 1 minute away on foot.
Much like the previous recommendation, Ponte Nova Apartments offers an array of choices for families with a selection of double beds, bunk beds and sofa beds. It has a rustic ambience with very open and bright decor, and a lot of space for setting up an area for your kids to play.
If you’re wondering where to stay in Porto, I recommend this group accommodation because of its prime location very near the major attractions of the city.
It is roughly between Clérigos tower and the cathedral which makes it the center of most routes for tourists – ideal if you don’t want to have to walk too much with your family.
How to get there: the bus stop Mouzinho Silveira is very close by – you use any of the following lines: 1M, 10M, 500, 900, 901, 906, ZM.
Apartments for large groups
Apartments are often the best option for large group accommodation in Porto.
Normally cheaper than hotels and with the extra commodity of kitchens and living rooms, apartments are ideal for groups of friends and big families.
Check out my recommendations for apartments in Porto for large groups and you can also read our article about the best apartments in Porto for more options.
One of the distinguishing features of Casa do Conto & Tipografia is its old style industrial decor and its vast lounging areas, outside and inside.
As its name suggests, typography plays a big part in the decoration, with ceilings and walls adorned with interesting and rather unique text and lettering. It has a youthful and relaxed vibe and it has many suites with extra large beds and sofa beds – great for large groups. Its various lounging areas are perfect for comfortable late night hangouts.
It’s located in Cedofeita, very near Casa da Música and Boavista avenue, with three subway stations nearby so getting around won’t be a problem.
Casa do Conto & Tipografia is it’s an adult-only accommodation, so it is not suitable for groups with young kids.
How to get there: Carolina Michaelis and Lapa subway stations are both 2 minutes away on foot.
Located in Rua Sá da Bandeira, a street adjacent to Rua de Santa Catarina, City Break Apartments Sá da Bandeira boasts one of the best locations out of all the apartments on this list.
It is close to not only the shopping street par excellence do Porto, but to Aliados Avenue, São Bento station, Bolhão market and a handful of subway stations to mention only a few.
The homey feel of the City Break Apartments Sá da Bandeira is only superseded by its spacious rooms and balconies.
It’s one of the best group accommodation in Porto because it can easily take up to 8 people in a single apartment.
How to get there: Bolhão subway station is 5 minutes away on foot.
Thomaz Palace is a very classy choice of group accommodation in Porto.If you’re travelling in style (a bit tongue in cheek, I know) and you’re wondering where to stay in Porto, I advise you to consider this apartment.
With an open, modern look and very spacious rooms, Thomaz Palace is located in the Bomfim neighbourhood, a quiet area ideal for senior travellers.
Its architecture is absolutely stunning – especially its façade – and it has various apartments with many choices of rooms for all group types and sizes.
How to get there: Campo 24 de Agosto subway station is less than 5 minutes away on foot.
Hotels for large groups
If you prefer hotels, there are also some great options for large group accommodation in Porto. For more options, you can read about the best luxury hotels in Porto.
NH Porto Jardim is a luxury hotel located in Fontaínhas, very near the Douro river.One of its main attractions is the buffet breakfast – served in an ample and sophisticated room – with a truly varied selection of fruit, bread, juice, pastries, cheeses and cold meats adapted to suit all kinds of dietary restrictions and choices.
It also has a restaurant specialised in local and international cuisine and a bar. If you’re looking to keep fit during your visit to Porto, NH Porto Jardim has both a fitness center and a swimming pool.
When it comes to the sleeping accommodations, NH Porto Jardim has rooms that can board up to four adults.
How to get there: NH Porto Jardim is 5 minutes away on foot from São Bento subway and train station.
Located in Rua Sampaio Bruno, which connects with Aliados Avenue, Hotel Eurostars Porto is another great option for group accommodation in Porto.
One of its strong points is the location because it’s less than 10 min away on foot from most important monuments of the city. Clérigos Tower, São Bento train station, Lello bookstore, Santa Catarina street are just a few of the landmarks easily accessible from this hotel.
Many of its rooms have sofa beds available in addition to the double beds or individual twin beds. Like the previous suggestion it also has a wonderful breakfast buffet and a bar for late night wanderings. 😉
How to get there: Aliados subway station is less than 5 minutes away on foot.