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Downtown Design Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua dos Sapateiros No. 231, 3D, Lisbon 1100-578, Portugal (Baixa)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The location was great and the staff was very helpfull but it wasn't that clean. My friend had bed bug bites after we stayed in the hostel and the other girls who were sleeping in our room also had some bed bug bites. It's too bad because although there were bed bugs the hostel was really good located and we... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed in this hostel for 3 days and its one of the best hostel I have stayed in (And I have stayed in a lot of hostels). Its very clean and comfortable and located in the heart of the city. We walked almost everywhere. The best part of the hostel are the staff. They are all amazing and super... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The hostel is right in the city center so you can get almost everywhere walking. Didn't have any issues finding it as I read a little bit about it in tripadvisor before getting there and already knew it was a little bit hidden. Only thing is that there's no lift, so get ready to climb 3 floors up and down... More

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Troy, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I really liked the staff, I had many questions since I was moving to Lisbon and they helped me with everything! The location is also great and I could find many nice places very close! I also liked the full breakfast and icing on top of the cake was the price!

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed here for one night in double room and it was not the best where we could stay. Pros: - Good location right in the center - Price was OK - Staff was fine and offered additional blankets as there was no heater Cons: - Staircase and doors to hostel was horrible, dark and smelly - hostel is located... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My stay at the DDH far exceeded my expectations! Although it was a bit tough to locate initially, it had helped that other reviewers mentioned the entry was hidden. Knowing this, I didn't have much issue finding it. The hospitality I was showed was perfect. Carlos was super helpful. My room wasn't ready yet he let me safely drop off... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I had a good experience at this hotel. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was very good! It's in the center of Lisbon which was great for me to get easily to the place where I had to go meet some friends. The room was nice and the bed very comfortable! I believe that climbing those stairs with big... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

You get what you paid for... This is a very cheap option if staying in Lisbon. We only stayed there for 2 nights and I think it was enough. Would not go back there... Furniture is very old, rooms are not too clean and bathroom was filthy. Very basic facilities, although, staff was very polite and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I paid $14 a night for 3 nights in a 6 mixed-bed dorm. The location is perfect. Right in the center of downtown. I would say this hostel has the best breakfast of all the hostels I've stayed at. However, this is a smaller hostel with fewer staff. This hostel doesn't have any tours of their own or doesn't seem... More

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Oslo, Norway
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

this is not at all as good as the reviews mostly show. I would never recomend this because: The sheets were with holes The bathrooms were dirty There were flyes in the lobby/ breakfast room in February(!) The place is central but the door to the hostel is right next to a peepclub...

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Address: Rua dos Sapateiros No. 231, 3D, Lisbon 1100-578, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Estremadura > Lisbon > Baixa
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Hotel Class:2 star — Downtown Design Hostel 2*
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We are a small hostel located in the most important square of Lisbon Downtown, with an amazing view over the historic parts of Lisbon. We wanted to raise the quality standards of an hostel so we created a comfortable place with a distinct design where you can enjoy your days in Lisbon. We have a special breakfast with fresh bread and fruit, cereals, eggs, toasts, milk, coffee, tea and home made cakes. ... more   less 
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