I stayed in this hostel for one month and I had a great time. I never felt so comfortable in a hostel before and this is definitely due to the owner who is always making sure you have everything you need. The atmosphere in the hostel can be described as cosy, calm and familiar. The dorms, kitchen and bathrooms are very clean and homely furnished, so everytime I came back from exploring the city, it felt like a place where I can relax.
The location of the hostel is beautifully situated on one of Lisbon's hills near the castle. You can see the river if you have a morning coffee on the windowsill or just talk a 15 min walk down the hill to the center.
I've seen a lot of people coming and going, young and old, and I would say 95% percent of them appreciated the hostel for what it is: a clean, cosy place to stay where you can escape the hecitcness and rush of a day in the city.
The other 5% didn't really understand the idea of a hostel and complained about things that don't belong in a hostel but in a 5 star hotel.
I would always recommend Johnie's Place. It is absolutely the best value for little money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Johnies Place you will experience more than just staying at a hostel. Located in Graça one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Lisbon, and inside a unique and exquisite palace from the 17th century, we'll make all the efforts so that you can feel yourself at home in this cosy hostel. It's at walking distance to many interesting spots of Lisbon, like São Jorge Castle, Feira da Ladra (flea-market), three of the greatest viewpoints of the city : Miradouro da Graça, Senhora do Monte and Santa Luzia, etc. Nearby you also have a lot of bus stops and subway to all city directions, and the stop for the famous and rustic tram in the city, the 28 - locally known as "the yellow" - , just one minute walk from our front door. At Johnies Place you will enjoy Lisbon not just as one more tourist but as a longtime neighbor. ... more less
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