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Lisboa Central Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 160, Lisbon 1050-282, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #3 of 246 Specialty Lodging in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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14 hotel reviews
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“EXCELLENT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Walked in and was given homemade chicken soup, scrambled eggs with chorizo, pancakes with fruit, fresh bread and coffee. This was at 3 PM. Staff helped in every way from arranging my next destinations to assisting in local sights and transportation (and selecting a specific movie just for me on 'movie night'). Breakfast is excellent and at least when I was there, fresh soup and sangria in the evenings. I missed the milkshakes. Rooms were big and clean, bathrooms big and comfortable, towel provided, supernice tv room w/movies, computer room, patio, three dining areas, nice well stocked kitchen.....ok I really liked this place. Everything about it, even the 15 minute walk to Barrio Alto. Thanks to all the staff for making me so comfortable!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I´ve stayed at Lisboa Central Hostel for a whole week. It was a great experience. The staff and organization are suberb. Almost everyday you have something different being offered. From Ginja drinks to milkshake and pancakes for the breakfast. The kitchen is very well equipped and all the bathrooms are kept nice and clean. In the overall sense, the hostel is very well located and the staff knows everything about Lisbon and Portugal... I recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Maybe the best hostel i have been so far! Very cleen, awesome staff. Free milkshakes on mondays and free pancakes for breakfast.
I would always go back there.
It is very central, and you can reach most things easily by walking.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The quality of this hostel is relative, compared to many of the hostel located in Europe this is a very nice hostel, does not have much of a common room and there seemed to be a lack of social interaction between guest, but in all, a well located, well maintained hostel. Compared to the other hostels I have stayed in while visiting in Lisbon I was kind of disappointed, in all it had to offer. The hostel is only a 8-10 euro taxi ride to the airport which was great, and was very clean, but its just lacked the atmosphere a lot of other hostel has. This hostel definitely caters to a more formal crowd of people, and is a great place to stay for a night between flights, but otherwise if you’re looking to meet people, be social, or plan daily activities I would suggest stay elsewhere. I can’t say there was anything greatly wrong with the hostel, it just lacked many elements that make your experience at a hostel that much better.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MiguelCruzSantos, Owner at Lisboa Central Hostel, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
First of all thank you for staying in our hostel. I am very sorry your experience wasn't great, we always try our best to provide the best experience to everyone.
In my opinion your comment doesn't reflect the hostel:
- "does not have much of a common room" - We have 2 common rooms plus a big kitchen that usually is a great place for social interaction.
- "The hostel caters to a more formal crowd of people" - Of course this can happen at a specifi time, but in general we receive exacly the same kind of guests than any other hostel;
- "but otherwise if you’re looking to meet people, be social, or plan daily activities I would suggest stay elsewhere" - We do have planned activities every day in the hostel and usually we have a very social atmosphere amongst guests and staff, maybe while you stayed there this wasn't happening, but you can't assume that it is always the case because it is not at all. By writing this comment in tripadvisor you are giving a wrong image to possible future guests.

To conclude i will ask to offer you a free stay of 1 night at our hostel so we can have the oportunity to change your opinion about the hostel. I am sure we will!

Thanks,

Miguel
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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Eu goste muito do Hostel :)
When i arrive to Lisboa 1 year ago, I like central hostel very much. now I´m sadly leaving lisboa after 1 year of studies and I'm saying goodbye to this nice country staying again at central hostel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Perth, Australia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I haven't stayed in a hostel in 10 years but would definitely stay again here for any future Lisbon visits. Stayed for 4 nights in a 4 bed dorm. On the first day, i was cranky, tired and hypoglycemic, Alex received me cheerily and helpfully showed me how to get to a good resto. The hostel is super clean and there's lots of spaces to chill out in. I really enjoyed the pancakes at breakfast, milkshakes in the arvo and of course, the fish dinner!. Best of all is the wi-fi and meeting lots of great people. I can't thank the staff enough for being very kind and super helpful!.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Stockton, null, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights initially whilst in Lisbon and came back to later to stay a further 3 nights!! The hostel staff are awesome and helpful and the breakfast pancakes are delicious!! We've stayed in alot of hostels during our trip to Portugal and this is easily in our top 2 and will be highly recommended!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 160, Lisbon 1050-282, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 246 Specialty Lodging in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lisboa Central Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you’re looking for a fun, fresh and friendly place to stay then look no further: Lisboa Central Hostel is the ideal place for you! Excellently located in the heart of city in Marques de Pombal and the famous Avenida da Liberdade this international hostel provides you with the perfect base for sight-seeing by day and partying by night. All of Lisbon’s major hot spots are easily accessible on foot thus saving you the cab fare home at night.Our friendly, local staff will be more than happy to provide you with plenty of information about the city and how to get around, ensuring you are able to make the most of your stay in Lisbon. The hostel is owned and run by a local Portuguese family and travellers who are able to offer you a good insight into this magical city as well as some insider’s tips on the best places to go and where to eat out.In short Lisboa central Hostel is the perfect place for any traveller, whether they be the student backpacker, the young family or the more mature couple looking for a relaxing stay. As well as dorm style rooms the hostel also caters for groups and families looking for private rooms complete with en suite bathrooms.The Hostel hosts a number of activities and cultural events including weekly film nights. And be sure not to miss out on Milkshake Monday where we will be providing each guest with a free tasty milkshake. ... more   less 
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