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This is Lisbon Hostel
Ranked #32 of 406 Specialty Lodging in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
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“Just amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is Lisbon Hostel is the matter of the heart for me. But I can objectively write down that even by coparison with many other hostels all over the world I have stayed in, TIL hostel is in my TOP 5 in particular because of its charming location, impressive terrace-view, hospitable staff, friendly atmosphere and, of course, mainly because of the beautiful city of Lisbon which gratefully lays at your fingertips.

Room Tip: Miradouro - 6 bed dorm with the entrance on the terrace. Comfortable and bright.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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1 Thank Tereza K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

Really well positioned hostel near the castle. Super friendly atmosphere, amazing views of the city. Nice rooms and breakfasts. Good location for exploring the city. Loads of little bars and cafes in the area. Super friendly staff!

  • Stayed March 2014
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1 Thank Matthewmoran
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is Lisbon hostel surpassed all expectations and was a really great base for a weekend trip to Lisbon. The staff were all really helpful, the rooms clean and warm and the location was cracking. The best bit was the roof terrace which offered really great views over the city and grand spot for enjoying food/drink before hitting the town. Stay there, its mint!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank thisisradioed
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

I belong to a group of people with the mission of helping travelers who want to walk the "Caminho de Santiago" from Lisbon (630km 25 days on average). We got full support from the lovely owners of This is Lisbon to help us hosting pilgrims for the first "Caminho" nigh. I spend an evening at This is Lisbon an experienced a great dinner and a lovely hosting people. It was great fun, That's undoubly the best spot to start the Caminho from Lisbon with a unique view over the city and the friendliest staff in town.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EduardoPinheiroLIS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Definetely recommended. Incredibly good staff. Nice atmosphere. Good views near St George Castle. A little hard to find the address in the first time. Use the city elevators if you are xoming with luggage from the metro.

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank oakrommulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Probably my favorite hostel in Europe. When I arrived ( after a bit of difficulty finding the place!) I was welcomed with open arms, offered home cooked Portguese food and Sangria. The rooms are fantastic, stylish and comfortable and same with the bathrooms. There is a large outdoor area with an amazing view, and lots of activities on offer. Breakfast is great too, wifi everywhere. The staff are also passionate and fantastic which made my stay so nice. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank missralral
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Bruges, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Good hostel, great view over the city, especially at night, nice breakfast.
But apart from those things we would not highly recommend this hostel: it lacks atmosphere, the staff is quite rude and lazy (not all of them). The free walking tour with Mara was interesting, just don't expect the usual tourist info about Lisbon. She has her own point of view on the history & recent developments in the city (thumbs up for her though).
There is 24h reception, but the staff always has to come (sometimes even wake up) and open the door.
Homemade group dinner was expensive and we had to pay during the meal, bye bye atmosphere.
If you've planned to just go partying in Lisbon, there are better alternatives.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JNDsmdt
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Tania T, Proprietário at This is Lisbon Hostel, responded to this review, February 8, 2014
Thank you for your comment and kind words, all feedback is highly appreciated!

As you said, our profile is definitely not a "party hostel", but we do think of ourselves as having a nice atmosphere! You even took part in one of our dinners that we organize here ( 7 euros with wine is really not so expensive).

Our reception is in fact 24 hours, and I can guarantee none of our staff are bothered by waking up to open the door, it is part of the job, and one of the things we most take pride is our staff, so maybe one of them was not on their best day during your stay.

We invite you to come again and made change a few impressions you had about our hostel.

Kind regards from sunny Lisboa!
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Property: This is Lisbon Hostel
Address: Rua da Costa do Castelo 63 | entrance by Escadinhas Marques Ponte de Lima 1, Lisbon 1100-335, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 406 Specialty Lodging in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — This is Lisbon Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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