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Almaa Sintra Hostel

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most people live in Lisbon and do a day trip to Sintra. I did the other way round. Lisbon is a great city but it's crowded, I had just visited Porto (another touristy place) and was seeking some quiet time. I could not have made a better choice of the hostel. I was supposed to stay 2 nights, but ended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens and very friendly and helpful staff!!! Set in an old mansion, Almaa hostel is a peaceful and relaxing place which was perfect for Sintra. Welcoming hostel with beautiful garden”!!!!!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

+ beautiful and enormous garden + super friendly and helpful staff + nicely decorated + free breakfast with very good bread + no bunk beds + clean + you can book a massage, yoga etc + 5 minute walk from Quinta de Regalera - no relaxing chairs, hammocks or even benches in the garden (please Almaa hostel something so you... More 

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Ostend, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

There are some pros and cons: We stayed there 6 nights and this was way too long. (We asked the first day if we could cancel the last 2 or 3 nights but they didn't agree). Although it's very cosy, clean and very nicely decorated, it's not so comfortable. The room is rather dark with little light. The bed linnen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Set in an old mansion, Almaa hostel is a peaceful and relaxing place which was perfect for Sintra. Sintra doesn't have much of a night life, but is an incredibly beautiful and peaceful place to walk around. The staff at Almaa are friendly and the building has large gardens you can stroll around. There is incense burning around the house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

This is possibly one of my favourite homes away from home. I have nothing but great things to say about this place. The staff (Christina and Ricardi) are helpful, funny, and passionate. Our baby was treated like a rockstar. The breakfast is good (we bought eggs to have some extra protein.) The grounds are a gorgeous oasis away from the... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

For the money it's a nice place to stay. The room was big and the place is cosy. Seems to be an alternative/hippie place The bathroom and showers are not the best but ok. The breakfast was acceptable and the service very friendly. Overall I'd recommend it

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

You won't like this place: - if you want to party or watch TV. - you don't like dogs - you're expecting a 3, 4 or 5 star hotel. - 15-20 minute walk (1.2km) from historical centre. - lovely tranquil atmosphere in quiet location close to Quinta De Regailleira - friendly and good vibes and well thought out public space.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Away from the noise and tourists but walking distance from the town centre, this amazing hostel is a fabulous heaven with 12th century garden and the most welcoming, charming staff ever.I'll be back and have told all my friends.

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Bruton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The sacred land, amazingly warm staff and beautiful land that make up Almaa are second to none, there is no where like it and we loved our visit so so much we stayed longer than we had planned and re visit as much as we can as we now live in Portugal!! Big thanks to Joao, Elizabet, Chris and Vitoria... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Almaa Sintra Hostel

Address: Caminho dos Frades | Quinta dos Lobos, Sintra 2710-560, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Sintra Municipality > Sintra
Price Range: $25 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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