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Alfama Patio Hostel
Ranked #18 of 484 Specialty Lodging in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Sited within one of the most authentic neighborhood in Lisbon, with really good prices and always a friendly environment, you can joint different activities organized by the hostel like barbecues, visits or dinners...

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

I do not normally write reviews for anything, but I'm using this space to give my love and appreciation to Alfama Patio Hostel and to all of the amazing people who work there. Some friends and I came to Lisbon intending to spend 3 days there. We ended up staying over a week - all because of the warmth and thoughtfulness of the hostel staff, and the hostel's amazing location and vibe. I don't normally spend half a day in hostel lobbies, but I could have spent the whole day at APH talking with staff and guests, munching an amazing FREE breakfast, and grooving to bossa nova and fado on the patio. This place felt like the livingroom of the Portuguese uncle's I never had, which happens to be occupied exclusively by funny, insightful, helpful and kind folks who sometimes have DJ'd barbeque parties on the back porch. I loved the decor and the simplicity of the place and would recommend it to anyone who wants to explore beautiful Lisbon and who likes to have fun, chill and have life-changing experiences. Obrigda!!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

To Nadia and all her staff, thank you for making my stay (at two differ occasions) at AP felt like home-away-from-home. The atmosphere was great and the staff contributed to this without being superficial. Breakfast was excellent, especially the pancakes.

The hostel is located within the old town, Alfama, and the building is relatively small. So don't expect a massive bathroom but the dorm rooms definitely didn't feel tight.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed in this hostle only last week (from 1 till 8 september 2012) and everyone who stayed in the same room (6 people in total) returned home bitten all over by bed bugs!!!! What is even worse, I'm afraid we've carried the bugs home with us:-( So you can imagine the imposition, embarrassement, nuisance and trouble it's caused us.
Furthermore, there was only freezing cold water in the shower the first morning (the heater was broken) and we had to go and harass the staff before it was fixed. The tap of the shared sink in the hallway kept falling apart our entire stay and the toilet got clogged up (wich we fixed ourselves because the staff didn't know what to do). So overall, NOT SO GREAT!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

I will never forget living in this hostel! If you need amazing place to stay at Lisbon you can stop searching. You have already found it. Marisa, Nadia, Sonia, Larisa, Isabel, Luis, Vasco. I wish I could stay with you forever. Oh.... I forgot one thing. RUI I LOVE YOU! :D Gala

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

This was our first trip to Lisbon and our first hostel experience, ever. I cannot recommend Alfama Patio more!!! The staff was so friendly and helpful. Everyday they had a different activity/tour planned that you could choose to attend for a small amount or they would help you figure out where to go if you wanted to go off on your own. Breakfast was included and dinner was provided every night, again, for a small amount. The staff remembered our names, and treated us like we were family. During our stay, it was my friend's birthday, and not only did they remember, they even bought her a cake to celebrate. Anyone coming to Lisbon must stay at this hostel!!!!

Room Tip: we stayed in a 6 bed-mixed dorm and met lots of different people. make sure to stay in a dorm (numb...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

great atmosphere and stuff.
confortable dorms and rooms.
everyday some activities are organized and everyone is free to join them. every night you can eat a homemade dinner and enjoy a alfama shot.
pub crawl tour can be a fun surprise !

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Alfama Patio Hostel

Address: Escolas Gerais 3, Lisbon 1100-213, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Graca & Sao Vicente
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 484 Specialty Lodging in Lisbon
Price Range: $18 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Alfama Patio Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the top hostels in the world. Lots of character and atmosphere, where you will feel immediately as at your home. A private patio and a terrace with stunning view over the river and Alfama. In the oldest district of Lisbon, a cheap accommodation where everything started. Free wi-fi, delicious breakfast included, and a fully equipped kitchen for guests' use. ... more   less 
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