I chose Antas Ville after reading a few of the reviews here on TripAdvisor and was not disappointed. My room, on the top floor, was, as described very old and in need of a lick of paint. It was however, very clean, comfortable and quiet. You can choose to have breakfast included in the price but, if like me you don't then there is a kitchen and dining area where you can always make your own. The staff, all of them, are extremely helpful. I was given some great advice, from Bruno at the front of house, about the excellent and extremely cheap restaurants in and around the local area. A particular favourite being, Take Time, about a two minute walk from the hotel. A four course meal for €6. Amazing value. If you want to venture into the main centre there is a Metro, Combatentes, approx 10 minutes walk from the hotel. If you are staying for a few days or a few weeks I highly recommend Antas Ville for your all your accommodation needs.
Staff were friendly when we checked in, and helpful, however after returning later from a football match, we found our bedroom door was left open, when we had closed it. The staff said they had left it open "after cleaning our bathroom to let air flow". This is very strange, as the room was clean when we checked in. They shouldn't have gone into our room, until after we had left. This is not acceptable as valuables were left in the room. The rooms could also do with a TV.
Antas Ville is a great place to stay in Porto especially because of it's owners. They really attach importance to the details and love to host people. Ana is always there to great you with a smile. She speaks perfect english. We spend lots od time listening to her precious advices about where to go and what to see in Porto during the bad weather we had. She and her husband are so welcoming that we felt relaxed right away. The room we had was simple but cozy and spotless clean. I loved the glass sink in our bathroom! The wi-fi in the room was solid and fast and the continental breakfast was always elegantly served. Oh! And, not that we cared but for the fans of football it is close to FC Porto stadium :)
We would definitely come back!
I stayed at Antas Ville while attending a conference in Porto earlier in the month. I stayed in a very pleasant double room, with a really nice bathroom, at a very reasonable rate. Ana and her family are lovely, and Ana (who speaks excellent English) was extremely helpful, telling me about Porto and helping me to organise taxis when I needed them. I found Antas Ville very friendly and comfortable, and was very glad that I stayed there rather than in some soulless hotel!
We spent 2 days in Antas Ville and everything was 10/10. Rooms are completely renovated and quite big, toilets are like 5 star hotel ones the entire hostel is also very clean and they have a living room with nice sofas, chairs and tables where you can have a snack or a chat with someone. They also have a very nice and quiet garden where you can sit down with friends/family/couple at the end of the day to have a drink/chat/study. The owners helped us as much as they could, recommending places to eat, what to visit... and always up to have a nice chat, so we did not feel like guests but like in our own house. The metro is just 4 minutes walking from the house, also the Estadio Do Dragao (Porto's stadium) and there are several buses 2 minutes walking from the house that will drop you off in the city centre. Many locals around to have something to eat at quite affordable price. So yes, I definitely would recommend everybody to stay in Antas Ville.