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Alface Bairro Alto Hostel Reviews

Rua do Norte N� 98 1�ESQ., Lisbon, Portugal

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580 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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the position of the hostel is perfect, like 5 minutes from the subway, near the center and last but not least, you are litterally in a street full of nice little vintage shops, bars, restaurants and pubs with live music and happy hours every night!


The staff were very nice & the bathrooms & rooms were very clean. My room was right overlooking the irish pub next door so very noisy even during the day. But its definitely right in the heart of things in baixa!


The location can't be better and the hassle free check in and general getting in and out of the hostel is priceless. The use of a multi purpose key that opens all doors that you need is a must and very convenient. Would definitely stay there again the next time I visit Lisbon.

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Party hostel in the middle of Barrio Alto. Awesome balcony overlooking the street. Expect it to be loud


There is no security in the rooms. Only 2 trunks in my room were ok, the other were broken. The breakfast is too poor. There is no fruit, no yogurt, no cheese, we had to buy everything. The bath was too small to take a shower and there is only one place to put our clothes. If 4 people go to take shower at the same time there is no place to everybody.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi , THIS IS A HOSTEL NOT A HOTEL ... WANT YOGURT AND FRUIT .... FOR 17 EUROS A NIGHT ..... plus linen , free wi-fi, free internet , 24h reception , guest's kitchen .... Alface Hostel is like staying at a friends house , NOT staying in one ..... Any way ...... We offer in our breakfast: bread , jam and butter , milk and chocolate , coffee , tea , cereals ( cornflakes and choco-flakes ) a kitchen for you. If you want more than this .... stay in a hotel best regards Bart


I totally enjoyed my stay in Alface Hostel. The stuff is amazing, the atmosphere is very cozy, the room was clean, the breakfast good, right in the heart of Lisbon. You should go there!


Good value for money, nice staff, located in a very centric area, therefore it can by quite noisy at night: nothing a pair of ear plugs can't take care of!


Loved Alface Hostel. Great vibe, location and staff. Felt at home. Had a great time also at Alface Hall. Hopefully, I'll return. Thanks all for making me enjoy Lisboa even more!!! Cheers

  • 28th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The toilets aren´t so clean and there are no doors. The showers are too small. The staff was really friendly and the kitchen is nice. Location is perfect!


A nice place to stay, if only for a night :)


Our room (1 bed for a couple) has absolutelly NOTHING to do with the pictures. It was small, hot and noisy. There was no door for the bathroom inside, just a wooden separating thing. The cleanliness was VERY POOR, we killed a COCKROACH in the room. There wasn't place enought to everyone do the breakfast at the table. But, the location is perfect if you like to hang out.


Very nice staff, but the facilities of the hostel were not very good. The water in the showers started very hot, and suddenly changed to cold. I couldn't take a hot shower entirely.


This hostel is ideally located in Lisbon. But the price for this prime location is high if you decide to take the private room. You will have to accept sleeping in a 9 sqm room, bathroom and toilets included. Intimacy in next to non-existent using toilets. An awful scent of curry appears around 6.00 P.M. (nothing we can do, it's because of the restaurant downstairs, deal with it said the staff). Finally, you'll have to share the room with 8cm long cockroach, and no discount granted.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi , Sorry if you had a bad stay , we took some measures to solve those pointed situations and we have repair this room and made some improvements . No more curry and no more cockroach ( all hostel was take care ) Cheers Bart


Great location and really helpful staff with lots of tips. Can be a bit noisy and warm in the rooms but wasn't a big deal.


It could be useful to know, before booking, that the rooms are not provided with closets or places where to put the clothes.


Roaches in our room was a downer.


Amazing atmosphere, great vibs, perfect location. I couldnt ask for more from a hostel.


Be nicer to make it clearer when you arrive where the entrance to the hostel is and what floor. Really good location for bars and night life in lisbon... it is on the street where you have 20 bars to choose from. Not good if you are looking for a quiet get away! Very loud, staff are friendly and great place to meet people

  • 15th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place, great location, great atmosphere!!! Mostly single travellers, but also nice if you're a couple: there is one double room with a bathroom where we stayed. The staff was very welcoming and so nice! My boyfriend woke up at 6 the last day ta get his plane, and they served breakfas to him- even if its only supposend to start at 8! Then I had to go to the bus station and the lady from the hotel took me there by car as it was on her way! I strongly recommend the place, cosy and central!!!


Unfortunately it was unbearably hot during our stay, over 40degrees but this takes nothing away from Alface. The location is great, busy little strip with some cool bars. Staff were fantastic and the price is something to smile about. Highly recommended!

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