I stayed at the Independente for about a week and had an amazing time. Not only were the rooms and bunk beds really cool, but the whole hostel had a hip, modern vibe and it was very easy meeting new people. I traveled alone but I would also highly recommend it for people traveling with friends. The staff was extremely friendly as well, and informed me of all the good sights to see in Lisbon. I fell in love with the city, and I would definitely go there again if I have the chance!