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“The Dream!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Independente Hostel & Suites
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcantara 81, Lisbon 1250-238 , Portugal (Encarnação)   |  
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Ranked #35 of 246 Specialty Lodging in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
“The Dream!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Seriously, this place is everything you could hope or ask for in a hostel.
The staff are BURSTING with kindness and will go out of their way to help you with anything and everything.
The vibe/facilities/decor/rooms/location are all amazing.
The restaurant downstairs is scrumptious and affordable.
This really is the best hostel experience I have ever had.

Oh! And the free breakfast is wonderful and delicious.

So thankful for our few days spent at the Independente and we would not hesitate to come come back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Me and my wife have just had a great extended weekend in Lisbon, staying in one of the suites at the Independente. We were recommended this hostel by my wifes brother and it really lived up to and even exceeded our expectations. Very nice room with a personal touch - not a sterile and boring hotel room. Balcony/terrace with superb view. Nice and clean. Great breakfast and very nice staff. Young and relaxed atmosphere. Resonably priced. We really recommend a suite for couples! Did not use pool or room service, so no rating there... All positive, we would definately stay at the Independente again if/when we come back to Lisbon.

Room Tip: If you're a couple, go for one of the suites!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Everett, Washington, United States
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I had a really great stay at the Independente.

Location: Very conveniently located at the edges of Barrio Alta. Very close walking distance to everything.

Accomodations: The rooms, bathrooms and common area were immaculately clean all the time. Beds were very comfortable and sheets were soft and clean. It definitely exceeded my expectations! The hostel is housed in a historic former ambassador's residence so it is a beautiful building. But walls are thin so we had a little bit of street noise at night. Nothing that ear plugs couldn't fix.

Staff: Incredible staff - super friendly and helpful. Ana recommended activities, restaurants, etc. She seemed to be working all the time and always had a friendly smile.

I especially appreciated the little touches to make the guest's stay special. Each guest had a large locker (more than big enough for hand carry luggage), free padlock, access to a kitchen and washing machine, free fruit in the kitchen (one of the best apples I ever had), free wifi and several computers that are free to use.

I would highly recommend this hostel...and they have suites too if you would prefer a room to yourself.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Kortrijk, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

One of the best hostels i ever stayed in. Really stylish interior, great location in the center of Lisbon and friendly, helpful staff. Also a good place for meeting people.
Extra credit goes to Manuel, who took us to the Fado, tells you all about the best places in town and is just a cheerful guy.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I have truelly enjoyd my short but lovely stay in hostel. i travel around the world and mostly staying in hostels, but this place blew my mind :) lovely staff and conditions very clean. bar and restaurant staff amazing! very helpful and friendly! thank you very much and coming back for sure!!! agnes

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

It cost me 27 euro for three nights here, including wifi, a full continental breakfast so big I ended up making a sandwich for lunch too, and a very chic and luxurious lounge area full of things to do and free teas, coffees, and fruit. The place was impeccably clean, and perfectly located. Seriously, just stay here any time you are in Lisbon.

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38 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I stayed here twice in February, its a great hostel perfectly located in Bairro Alto, easy to get to from metro station Baixa-Chiado. Its very clean and chic and looks more like an arty hotel than a normal hostel. The showers are great which is unusual for a hostel and the bathrooms have plugs for hairdryers etc which is helpful. Each bed has its own little lamp so you can come in later/get up early without wakening everyone up! I will definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about The Independente Hostel & Suites

Address: Rua de Sao Pedro de Alcantara 81, Lisbon 1250-238 , Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Encarnação
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 246 Specialty Lodging in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Independente Hostel & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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