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Almaa Sintra Hostel

Caminho dos Frades Quinta dos Lobos, Sintra 2710-560 Portugal
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Almáa Sintra Hostel is a retreat center and an Eco Hostel located in the heart of the Sintra Mountain Range which cultural landscape is classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. Our house is sited in a property considered the oldest in Sintra, dated back to the 12st century, with 3,5 ha of luxurious gardens. We offer private and shared rooms in a heavenly environment. The Hostel was named Almáa, which means "The Water" in Arabic, due to the influence of the moors in this region and the fantastic natural spring water that supplies the house, and waters the gardens. "Alma" also means soul in some Latin languages. Our beliefs in sustainability and in helping one another, made us manufacture our furniture with recycled materials done by local artists with the help of third sector entities (charities, voluntary organizations and social enterprises) that are also our main suppliers.
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Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Lisboa Airport14 mi
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All reviews magical place amazing atmosphere communal space large kitchen big garden beautiful garden enjoyed my stay definitely stay here again quinta da regaleira old house other guests living room great place to stay short walk hippie medieval fireplace
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Christina the hostel manager was very welcoming, warm-hearted, inspired and she was always smiling. She cared a lot and did her best to make us feel comfortable and feeling to be at home. We got plenty of helpful information about the area, and made some...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Alohaxandra
Reviewed July 21, 2018

The Almaa Sintra Hostel is a beautiful old house compound with goergoues gardens and environment all around. I visited in late June for a conference, where my group rented the entire Hostel. Guests had rooms and bathrooms and we all shared the dining and living...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Aros B
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Stayed there for a few days. The atmosphere was special, magical, the staff very friendly, almost like family, the vegetarian food was excellent and the peace and relaxation of the gardens was a delight to the senses. I will come back soon!

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank TeresaBivar
Reviewed June 5, 2018

We stayed here for a week: 3 nights with a shower room shared with another room and 3 nights with our own en-suite. Both set-ups worked OK – for the former you just need to work out the protocol. The rooms are basic but clean...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Frank B
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Wonderful place. About 5 mins walk from Quinta da Regaleira, I was met with a lovely warm welcome and tour of the place, the grounds including a massive garden space which guests are at liberty to walk around, a kitchen and colourful communal area and...More

Date of stay: May 2017
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"Views are generally of the grounds. I think all rooms are quiet (it is in a peaceful area out of town)."
Jun 5, 2018
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"You can ask for a lock for your room."
Apr 4, 2018
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"They are all share rooms so make sure if you want to sleep in you book a room with your friend or take ear..."
Jan 19, 2018
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"En suite rooms the best for privacy"
Jan 19, 2018
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$19 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PortugalCentral PortugalLisbon DistrictSintra MunicipalitySintra
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