On one of central Lisbon’s quietest streets, the hostel is between the Baixa and Chiado district. Loads of restaurants, bars and cafes are on your doorstep, and there’s little need to use taxis or public transport due to so much being within walking distance.
Rooms are divided into singles, twins and dorms. All are designed individually and often with a theme. When I stayed, my single room was jazz-themed and had a record player and box of old jazz records, allowing me to while away a rainy afternoon listening to Donald Byrd – genius.
There’s a deco-style social area with a chaise longue, leather sofa and a scattering of Lisbon guidebooks. There’s also a TV room with a choice of DVDs and a few computers. Free WiFi is provided throughout the building.
Eating and drinking
There’s a public kitchen and a social dining room around which breakfast and nightly meals are provided. There’s also a bar, which can get quite rowdy in the summer.
The staff are young, fun and clued up on what’s going on in the city. They’re also extremely friendly, helpful and approachable.
Who stays there
The staple is young backpackers and students, but I also met a few retired and middle-aged couples that had been attracted by the excellent value available here.
Prices vary slightly between seasons but not much.
- Backpackers / Students
- Culture vultures
- First-time travellers
- Stag / hen parties
- People watching
Pros & Cons
- Unique look and feel
- Great value
- Fun vibe
- Excellent location
- The young demographic may put some off