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Refuge Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua Camilo Castelo Branco, 22 - 4Dto | Marques de Pombal, Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at Refuge hostel are very nice and accommodating. The rooms and location is very clean and there is a kitchen. The hostel is on the 4th floor so you need to go up stairs each time you come in. there is no lift. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to get into the central Rossio square area... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This hostel style accommodation has double rooms with shared bath. It is situated on the 4th floor of a grand old Lisbon building. The staff were very friendly and the rooms clean and comfortable. The one problem was the lack of curtains which meant that the early morning sunlight was a bit much. The price is incredibly cheap and this... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Refuge hostel is such a fantastic place to stay. It's very clean, nicely decorated, very ventilated with large rooms and windows. They serve a lovely breakfast every morning and the staff is very friendly! Its location is great, near metro and buses. Walk to the main tourist attractions. Also a nice little typical restaurant downstairs. Not expensive either.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Beautiful and colourful clean rooms and a very friendly and helpful hostel owner. Well equipped kitchen. Simple and clean bathrooms. Very good location near subway to the city center and to the airport. All in all very good value for money.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Staff was the best: friendly and helpful! From this hostel you can reach everything within a few minutes by feet or by metro. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished, the bathrooms are being cleaned every day! The breakfast is great for a hostel: pancakes, french toast, cornflakes and more. We were totally happy and will absolutely come back if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

The hostel is located close to the center and is within walking distance from the main attractions. The staff is very friendly and we spent quite a lot of time discussing about what should we visit and we received some very good tips about transportation, places to eat, etc. We had access to a complete kitchen, dining room and there... More

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We spent great time in Refuge Hostel.Good location so you could reach the all attractions within 10-15 minutes of walk or 3 minutes from metro station. Easy way to get there from airport by bus or metro. The room was very tidy with comfortable beds.The hostel is situated in the 3-4 floor and sometimes it's quit noisy but it wasn't... More

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

It's very good hostel in center. Rooms are very clean. Beds are very comfortable. Staff are very helpful. Owner is very friendly, he tell us everything about Lisbon ;) In hostel we can use kitchen, living room, 2 bathrooms. Breakfasts are good. No to much to choose but very delicious. Very good location in close center of Lisbon.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights with three other friends in a private room. The beds were comfortable and the decor was really cute. Everything felt very clean. Breakfast was simple (cereal and bread), but still tasty. Location was amazing (only a block from the metro, 15 minute walk to the main square).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Awesome hostel for a nice price if you're in the city, don't expect too much and don't want to pay too much! We arrived on a thursday night after some searching in the general area the hostel was supposed to be. It's hard to find at first, but when you found it, you'll notice how close it is to the... More

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Address: Rua Camilo Castelo Branco, 22 - 4Dto | Marques de Pombal, Lisbon, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Estremadura > Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Refuge Hostel 2*
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The Refuge Hostel is a very comfortable and calm place that wishes to offer good rooms and good service to guests of all ages. Our Hostel is just a 2 min. walk from the Marques de Pombal subway station, which makes it very easy to discover all of Lisboa. Can prepare your meals, because we have an equipped kitchen available for our guests. (Supermarket very close to the Hostel)It has nice and simple rooms decorated in bright colours. There are two bathrooms (shared with the other guests). A TV-lounge with sofa that also serves as dinning-room and a covered balcony. WIFI is available in all rooms. Breakfast is served every morning between 9 and 10 o'clock and is included in the price. A interesting detail, one of the breads we serve is a delicious home-made bread. By staying in the Refuge Hostel, one of the buildings forming the plaza, you won’t only see the beauty and history of Lisboa, you will experience it every day because YOU WILL BE A PART OF IT! You only have to walk out the door to enjoy the Fado music, Portuguese culture, architecture and some of the best restaurants and bars that the Lisboa nightlife has to offer!On top of all that, you can also very easily go to the beach to relax! There are several beautiful beaches near in Lisboa and the transport very close to our Hostel can take you to.We hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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