- Mary Lussiana, Destination expert
A great location in downtown Lisbon, on the cobbled Rua Augusta which runs under the triumphal arch from the magnificent waterfront Praça do Comércio. The boutique shops and restaurants of Chiado are all within walking distance. The airport is a 30-minute journey by Aerobus or 35 to 40 minutes by metro.
Style & character
This is an old historical building, and a number of original features have been preserved such as the colourful tiles in the stairwell. Décor is functional rather than fancy, and useful information about Lisbon is posted everywhere. There is a buzzy feel to the hostel and a friendly atmosphere.
Service & facilities
Service is fast and friendly. Offerings are pretty impressive for a hostel, with a shared kitchen where people can cook for themselves, a television/computer room with books on Lisbon for guests to browse, and a series of organised cultural visits, as well as wine tastings, street art tours and fado evenings. There is a minibar where people can help themselves to beer, coke and water, and a laundry service.
There are several accommodation options, including, single rooms, twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a number of four- and six-bed dorms. Floors are wooden; rooms are light with lockers under the bunks for storage. There is air conditioning and plugs are provided by the bunks. Towels are free.
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Food & drink
Breakfast is a lavish affair, with homemade pancakes with chocolate, bacon and eggs, locally-made pastries, hams, cheeses and fruits. The kitchen can be used to cook your own dinner, which you can eat in the dining room.
Value for money
Beds in the largest six-bed dorm are from €14 (£12) in low season; and from €28 (£24) in high. Double rooms with en-suite bathrooms are from €70 (£60) in low season; and from €90 (£77) in high. Breakfast is included. Free Wi-Fi.
Access for guests with disabilities?
There are no lifts in this historic building, so now accessible rooms.
Families are welcome, although the atmosphere and set-up is more suited to young backpacking travellers.