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March 24, 2024

Surf Hostel for Sale in Vila Nova de Gaia

🏨 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

🔗 Listed on: Imovirtual

📐 228 m² | 4.386 €/m²
💸 999.900 €

✨ Highlights

  • Built in 1977
  • Occupancy rate of 90-100% in high season
  • 3-minute walk from the Douro River
  • 25 km from Porto airport

⭐ Public reviews
👍 Positive feedback from guests
  1. Location: The property is praised for its convenient location, being close to the city center, attractions, and transportation hubs.
  2. Cleanliness: Many reviewers mentioned that the hostel is clean and well-maintained.
  3. Helpful Staff: Several guests appreciated the friendly and helpful staff who provided useful information about the city and responded promptly to inquiries.
  4. Value for Money: Many guests found the property to be a good value for the price, considering its amenities and location.
  5. Comfortable Rooms: Despite some complaints about specific room features, such as lack of windows, overall, the rooms were described as comfortable and well-equipped.
  6. Surf Lessons: Some guests enjoyed the surf lessons provided by the hostel and appreciated the opportunity for activities.

👎 Negative feedback from guests
  1. Communication Issues: Several guests mentioned difficulties communicating with staff due to language barriers or misinformation about check-in times.
  2. Room Conditions: Some guests complained about specific room conditions, such as lack of windows, humidity, and uncomfortable beds.
  3. Social Atmosphere: There were complaints about the lack of a social atmosphere in the hostel, making it difficult for solo travelers to meet others.
  4. Inconsistency: Reviews varied widely, with some guests having excellent experiences and others encountering problems such as rude staff or poor conditions.

📊 Performance

The hotel didn't provide the performance data (ADR, Occupancy Rate, etc.)

✍️ Description from the real estate agent

Building with 4 floors currently operating as a Hostel (with ratings above 9/10 on various local accommodation platforms), in the historic area of Vila Nova de Gaia, 300 m from the Douro River.

Location: Rua de Cândido dos Reis, 253, Vila Nova de Gaia
Situated on a street with a high incidence of local accommodation and tourism, 290 meters from the Cais de Gaia, it enjoys a privileged location for those who come to visit Porto.
Year of registration in the land registry: 1977

Property comprised of:
Ground Floor:

- Reception
- Living room
- Kitchen
- Service bathroom

1st Floor:

- Room with 2 single beds
- Room with 1 double bed and 1 single bed
- Living room
- Kitchen
- Full bathroom

2nd Floor:

- Dormitory with 3 bunk beds
- 2 Living rooms
- Kitchen
- Full bathroom

3rd Floor:

- Dormitory with 2 bunk beds
- Living room
- Kitchen
- Full bathroom
The Douro Surf Hostel is a building located in the historic area of the city of Gaia, which includes the Douro landscape classified as a World Heritage Site, surrounded by the Port Wine Cellars, just a 2-minute walk from the Douro River and the D. Luis I Bridge.

Typically Portuguese building, completely renovated, with a surf spirit and decoration, relaxed and calm, perfect for relaxing after visiting the city.
Great location, with Metro, train, bus, and taxi stations nearby.

Douro Surf offers a wide range of services, in addition to accommodation, such as: surf lessons, wakeboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, skateboarding, cruises on the Douro River, sailing trips, and city tours.

There is a place where you can store your luggage for free, even after check-out, and guests have free WIFI internet access throughout the hostel.

The property is currently awaiting authorization from the City Council for the painting of the facade, becoming a landmark of urban art.

With an occupancy rate between 90% and 100% in high season, operating as a Hostel with a local accommodation license for 4 years, this is a secure investment with an excellent return rate.
To view guest reviews:

Points of Interest:

- 290 m from the Douro River/Cais de Gaia
- 290 m from Sandeman
- 290 m from Espaço Porto Cruz
- 450 m from Restaurante Taberninha do Manel
- 350 m from Offley Port Wine Cellars
- 450 m from Calém Port Wine Cellars
- 550 m from Croft Port Wine Cellars
- 550 m from D. Luiz I Bridge
- 600 m from Gaia Cable Car
- 650 m from Hotel Yeatman
- 800 m from Porto Riverside
- 850 m from Serra do Pilar Monastery

Transportation and Accessibility

- 180 m from the STCP stop with the lines

- 900 Trindade «» Santo Ovídio
- 901 Trindade «» Valadares
- 906 Trindade «» Madalena
- 10M Av. Aliados «» Vila D'Este
- 550 m from the STCP stop with the lines

- 904 Bolhão «» Coimbrões
- 905 Bolhão «» Monte da Virgem
- 600 m from General Torres metro station
- 600 m from General Torres train station
- 650 m from Jardim do Morro metro station

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