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Lisbon Calling
Ranked #27 of 494 Specialty Lodging in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Excellent, warm place near the old town, one minute from the end of Metro Green Line. Beautiful restaurants around where you can find delicious dishes of good quality food and reasonable to low prices. But the real gem is the hostel and the lovely people who run it. Friendly and helpful. Clean and lovely decorated afar from IKEA standards with reasonable room prices. This place is invested with personal work and love and it certainly gets much of it back. And it is worth it! Definitely the place to stay in Portugal.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We spent there two nights in a different rooms. First was a 1987 and second was huge room 1812. We were impressed by this experience cause we saw how everything was organized in this hostel. I mean design, service and entertainment.

Room Tip: Both rooms that we have chosen (1987 & 1812) had view to the church.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Stayed in the private double room with ensuite. Really comfortable and stylish. Great to have access to a very cool kitchen to store some food and drink.The location is excellent, right beside main travel station and also very close to some great nightlife and restaurants. Would recommend it very highly. Staff were very nice and had some great recommendations for going out. Excellent value too.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

I was there 3 nights and it was awesome. The hostal is clean and the personal was so nice with us. It is a lighting place and the furniture is so original. The kitchen is ok, with a lot of stuff and clean, good meal for breakfast. Confortable beds (you'll sleep great unless you have noisy roommates!), great location, so close to the centre of the town. And cheap! I love it.

Room Tip: All the rooms are fine.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stayed in the themed rooms at Lisbon Calling for 6 nights in late September and were very impressed. The rooms are large, clean, uniquely decorated and the shared bathroom is full of plants giving it a special touch. There is a kitchen and fresh bread is provided every day. The hotel is located right near the Cais Do Sodre metro/train station from where it is easy to get metros to key spots of the city, trams to Belem and trains out to the beautiful beach spots of Cascais. The hotel is also within walking distance of most things to be seen in Lisbon. The area is quiet in the day but the hotel opens out onto a nice square with an old-style quiosque serving drinks throughout the day. At night, the area is transformed with some great places to drink into the early hours.

Lisbon is a fantastic city and one that is easy to explore by foot with many great food and drink stops along the way and some beautiful squares. We were there during Lisbon week where a cool pop up bar and eating area was set up just ten minutes from the hotel along the river. A beautiful spot for a few caipirinhas although the Portuguese gizzards we ordered by accident instead of mussels didn't quite go down so well.

I would definitely recommend Lisbon Calling to someone who wants a relatively cheap room in a very friendly hotel perfectly situated for a holiday of sight seeing, mooching and plenty of great food and drink.

Room Tip: The 1812 and 1923 rooms are great. The 1812 looks out on to a lovely square whereas the 1923 is open...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

I normally like a mid to high-end hotel when having a weekend away but my wife booked this so I thought I'd go with the flow even though it is also a hostel but what a wonderful surprise we had.

The hostel is a little hard to find and is on the 3rd floor of a block (with a lift). We stayed in the adjoining apartment which had a private room and bathroom as well as a kitched which was fully stocked for breakfast etc. Warm bread arrives at your door each morning in a little cloth bag too. The room was a fantastic kitch mashup - totally unique - but very clean, spacious and tidy.

The best think about the place though was the staff, all universally delightful, very happy to help, very friendly and accommodating. And all this for just over €50 per night - unbelieveable!

Room Tip: Worth going for the apartment if you can get it.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed in a shared room in this hostel and it was really very nice. The location is great, you can get to the centre in no time. The staff of this hostel is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and tidy. The atmosphere in the hostel is really relaxed. As other people have commented, the facilities are great, with free breakfast and the option to make your own coffee or meal.

Room Tip: My room was actually okay, but it was next to the street so we heard some noise from traffic and nea...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Lisbon Calling

Address: Rua de Sao Paulo n 126 Floor 3D, Lisbon 1200-429, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 494 Specialty Lodging in Lisbon
Price Range: $15 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Part of a 250 year old building we're all about fit to size. Standard isn't our thing, so you can sleep in huge tailor-made wooden bunkbeds or raised sleeping platforms. In the heart of the old city, we're few minutes walking distance from everywhere. Be our guest ... more   less 
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