Being Porto Hostel is situated on a quiet street not too far from the metro station and in a lovely old building which has been tastefully updated. It felt more like a staying at a hotel than a hostel as there was essentially no interaction among the folks staying there (granted it appeared that we were the only native English speakers). The check in staff were polite, but not as engaging as the staff we interacted with at other hostels in Portugal. OF NOTE: there are many stairs to climb to get to your room. Alas, our room (my daughter and I had a private room) was on the 4th floor and I counted about 90 steps up to the 4th floor. The room was lovely, directly across from the bathroom and overlooked the city. The hostel was quiet, the breakfast was wonderful (fruit,sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, boiled eggs, different types of rolls, peanut butter, wonderful pumpkin jam, nutella, granola, yogurt, coffee, tea, juice, and gooseberry cake), and it was centrally located.