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“Virtually perfect. I would return in a heartbeat.”
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Artbeat Rooms
Ranked #36 of 248 Lisbon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
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“Virtually perfect. I would return in a heartbeat.”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

Artbeat Rooms is certainly more of a guesthouse, than a hostel. It is by far one of the nicest places I've ever stayed. The rooms are such a draw -- they are each decorated in the style of a famous artist and are absolutely stunning. The hosts -- Gosia and Francisco -- could not have been any nicer or more helpful. In fact, Gosia took about 20 minutes with me when I arrived to explain where to go and what to see, and her advice was invaluable. She saved us so much time and hassle. The breakfast was basic, but good -- especially the homemade jams. I also really enjoyed the self-service bar, which was extremely reasonably priced (€1 for a glass of wine, €4 for a bottle). The only minor complaint I have is that there are only two bathrooms for the whole guesthouse. Most of the time this was fine, but if everyone is on the same schedule, there could be a bit of waiting. Having said that, I would not hesitate to recommend Artbeat to friends, and hope to return in the future.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

It's a hostel, but about as good as you get for a hostel. Personal lively service and support from Francisco and Gosia. Decent location. Cute little balconies. Good fun all round.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

Lisbon is well known for its best hostels and in Artbeat Rooms you can find out why. If you are tired of overcrowded and loud hostels and looking for a unique and quiet place to stay with your partner, Artbeat Rooms is a right place for you.
Located in the centre of Lisbon, easy to reach from the airport and in a walking distance to all main sights, very friendly and helpful staff will make your stay an unforgettable experience.
Minuses: no bathrooms in the rooms. But actually the size of the hostel (only 5 rooms) makes it easy to make a good use of its 2 bathrooms.
Pluses: It is easy to keep your privacy, but on the other hand the staff organizes events, where one can join. (Fado evenings, dinner, sightseeing tours).
The kitchen and fridge available to everybody.
The shower!!!!!!! (just try it out)
And the morning coffee on the terrace...mmm... just great.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

This guest house is beyond words. Perfectly situated (convenient, central, quiet, cool/classic building), we were able to easily get around the city on foot and by tram, which stops right around the corner and down the street. The rooms are spacious and fun, the kitchen well-equipped, bathrooms large and bright (the shower is amazing!).
The best part is easily the couple who runs it (Francisco and Gosia), two adorable locals who go out of their way to make your visit amazing. Just ask them for suggestions and they're on it!
I totally fell in love with Lisbon and so much of it had to do with where we stayed—I can't recommend this place enough.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

I only spent 1 night here but I was very impressed. Our room was bright and airy and beautifully decorated, the breakfast was massive and to be able to eat at our own table at on a wrought-iron balcony over the Baixa was lovely. The location is very central and despite not having private bathrooms the shared facilities were ample and spotlessly clean at all times.The best thing about staying here was the hosts. Gosia and Francisco really went the extra mile for myself and my girlfriend ( even allowing my girlfriend to use their laptop for a job interview via skype ), and were so positive and accommodating at all times. I will gladly return to support such fantastic and deserving people and would urge fellow travellers to do the same.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toulouse, France
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

Great position, safe and central to all the must-visit spots in Lisbon. The thematic rooms are cool, they have a balcony with a little table and two chairs. Some of the rooms are very big, including small living rooms for intimate breakfasts or aperitifs. Alternatively, there is the common dining room adorned by Matisse' "the Dance". Artbeat provides a fully furnished kitchen where you can prepare your (included) breakfast, and cook whatever you want. The two bathrooms are clean and have nice showers. Gosia and Francisco will let you feel at home. They are very nice and helpful. Basically, with their hints on what to do you don't need a Lonely Planet (that anyway is available in their library). It is perfect for couples, but also solo travelers and friends will enjoy Artbeat's positive vibes.
Such a lovely experience!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toulouse, France
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

Artbeat rooms is a theme B&B run out of an apartment in a old Lisbon building in the centre of downtown Lisbon (2 mins from Praça Commercio and the river).

The rooms are very particular and very fun, and also immaculately clean. Each room has its own balcony overlooking the downtown pedestrian area. Breakfast and tea, coffee are on the house. A little bar caters beer/wine/local liquers at cost. The bathrooms are shared, but kept 100% clean.

Other amenities include free WiFi, access to the kitchen, linen, soap in the bathrooms, hairdryer (so you don't have to lug your own!)….basically everything you might need while staying there!

The staff are very helpful and wonderful, and make sure all your needs are tended to. They have wonderful suggestions on restaurants/places to visit to make sure you see Lisbon more as a local than a tourist.

I would recommend this place to everyone visiting Lisbon!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Artbeat Rooms
Address: Rua de Sao Nicolau 23 | 3rd E, Lisbon 1100-547, Portugal (Formerly Costta Rooms)
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 248 B&Bs / Inns in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rooms with Art in the very centre of old Lisbon. A truly Cheap & Chic concept for contemporary travellers. We are a new small and cosy Bed and Breakfast on the 3rd floor (with lift) of an 18th century charming building, located in Baixa. Our rooms are full of Art and colour and inspired in different Artists (Warhol, Basquiat, Picasso, Van Gogh, and Hirst. There is Free wireless Internet in all rooms. As we are no TV environment, we provide music and ART magazines, ART books and guides to borrow. We have a kitchen that our guests can use. The breakfast is included and can be served in your room, on the room balcony or in the common room. ... more   less 
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