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angeliki louk

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Camino(s) past & future
July 2014 camino Frances.
June 2015 Camino north
Camino primitivo
#1
Hallo everyone! Hope you are all well!!
I just wanted to share my happiness since we are booked to visit my husband’s family in Portugal and this time starting our walk from Porto to Santiago , with our little almost 2 year old Santiago .....this time going to Santiago to thank him for everything that he provided me while walking two times the way :))))
I have a question can anyone suggest where could be spend a night in Porto that is close to where the way starts? Take care, smile and bom caminho:)))))
 

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#2
Sorry, I can't answer your question, but I wish you well on your journey.
 

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Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015)
Camino Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (Planning)
#6
I stayed in Moov Hotel Centro before starting my camino. It may cost more than albergues, but we got a special that made the rooms almost hostel prices, so it was quite amazing. It is located beside a lovely church where they can stamp your credential, and walking distance (duh, as if anywhere was out of walking distance for us...) from the Se cathedral.

While the city is amazing and I highly recommend 2-3 days there to enjoy, the way out of Porto is a bit 'meh' though. Consider taking the train to Maia or somewhere else so you skip the industrial area, if ou dont mind skipping a little bit.

Do not miss the chance to visit the wineries on the other side of the bridge, in Gaia. Drink Port wine in Porto is amazing.
 

Karl Oz

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Frances
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Piamonte
Aragones
Elizabethpfad
#7
I stayed in Moov Hotel Centro before starting my camino. It may cost more than albergues, but we got a special that made the rooms almost hostel prices, so it was quite amazing. It is located beside a lovely church where they can stamp your credential, and walking distance (duh, as if anywhere was out of walking distance for us...) from the Se cathedral.

While the city is amazing and I highly recommend 2-3 days there to enjoy, the way out of Porto is a bit 'meh' though. Consider taking the train to Maia or somewhere else so you skip the industrial area, if ou dont mind skipping a little bit.

Do not miss the chance to visit the wineries on the other side of the bridge, in Gaia. Drink Port wine in Porto is amazing.
Yes I have to endorse this. The first 2-3 days is extremely hard underfoot if you choose to walk due north out of the city. And quite dull too. Maybe consider taking the coastal route for a day or three and then cutting eastwards to rejoin the route.
 

angeliki louk

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
July 2014 camino Frances.
June 2015 Camino north
Camino primitivo
#8
I stayed in Moov Hotel Centro before starting my camino. It may cost more than albergues, but we got a special that made the rooms almost hostel prices, so it was quite amazing. It is located beside a lovely church where they can stamp your credential, and walking distance (duh, as if anywhere was out of walking distance for us...) from the Se cathedral.

While the city is amazing and I highly recommend 2-3 days there to enjoy, the way out of Porto is a bit 'meh' though. Consider taking the train to Maia or somewhere else so you skip the industrial area, if ou dont mind skipping a little bit.

Do not miss the chance to visit the wineries on the other side of the bridge, in Gaia. Drink Port wine in Porto is amazing.
Thank so much for the information:)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#9
Hallo everyone! Hope you are all well!!
I just wanted to share my happiness since we are booked to visit my husband’s family in Portugal and this time starting our walk from Porto to Santiago , with our little almost 2 year old Santiago .....this time going to Santiago to thank him for everything that he provided me while walking two times the way :))))
I have a question can anyone suggest where could be spend a night in Porto that is close to where the way starts? Take care, smile and bom caminho:)))))
I got a really good rate, though it was about five years ago, in http://grande-hotel-de-paris-porto.hotel-ds.com/en/. It is quaint, decor wise. Excellent buffet breakfasts. Bom caminho, and then, buen camino!
 

Leon Ivan

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
August 2018
#10
The Airporto Hostel is ten minutes walk from the airport , is next to the Metro and is run by two cousins. Apparently clean , friendly and affordable , 12 to 14 euros. I have not been there but am going to spend my first night there soon.
 
Camino(s) past & future
August 2013 SJPP to Santiago
May 2018 Porto to Santiago
August 2018 SJPP to Santiago
#12
Hallo everyone! Hope you are all well!!
I just wanted to share my happiness since we are booked to visit my husband’s family in Portugal and this time starting our walk from Porto to Santiago , with our little almost 2 year old Santiago .....this time going to Santiago to thank him for everything that he provided me while walking two times the way :))))
I have a question can anyone suggest where could be spend a night in Porto that is close to where the way starts? Take care, smile and bom caminho:)))))
BlueSocks Hostel is Great! Right on the river in a wonderful part of town. You might consider taking the metro out of town towards Matosinhos to avoid a long, not so pleasant walk out of town. Also consider the Variente Espiritual once you reach Pontevedra in Spain- very very nice. Be well!!
 

Karl Oz

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances
Portuguese
Piamonte
Aragones
Elizabethpfad
#13
The Airporto Hostel is ten minutes walk from the airport , is next to the Metro and is run by two cousins. Apparently clean , friendly and affordable , 12 to 14 euros. I have not been there but am going to spend my first night there soon.
I was there in September and can recommend it. They even provided me a packed breakfast as I had a very early flight.
 

angeliki louk

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
July 2014 camino Frances.
June 2015 Camino north
Camino primitivo
#14
We started from Porto today and spent last night at the delightful Porto Alburgue, which I highly recommend for their hospitality and a wonderful rooftop garden.
Thank you for the reply:/) the problem is that we will have a two year old with us so we need to stay in a separate room , some albergues provide separate rooms. Did the one that you suggested have?
 

angeliki louk

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
July 2014 camino Frances.
June 2015 Camino north
Camino primitivo
#15
The Airporto Hostel is ten minutes walk from the airport , is next to the Metro and is run by two cousins. Apparently clean , friendly and affordable , 12 to 14 euros. I have not been there but am going to spend my first night there soon.
We are going by train from Lisbon to Porto. Do they have private rooms at the hostel?
 
Camino(s) past & future
We are planning to do the Camino Portuguese in May!!
#17
Hallo everyone! Hope you are all well!!
I just wanted to share my happiness since we are booked to visit my husband’s family in Portugal and this time starting our walk from Porto to Santiago , with our little almost 2 year old Santiago .....this time going to Santiago to thank him for everything that he provided me while walking two times the way :))))
I have a question can anyone suggest where could be spend a night in Porto that is close to where the way starts? Take care, smile and bom caminho:)))))
When we got to Porto we took a “rest” day. We stayed in a hotel that was only about 1 block off the Camino... called the Clip Hotel. And it offered breakfast.
 


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