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The Elevator Hostel Reviews

11, Calçada do Lavra, Lisbon, Portugal

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72 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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The hill up to the hostel is not for the faint hearted but worth it for the views (particularly from the bathroom on the 2nd floor and the balcony on the 3rd). Thankfully there's a lift inside! This hostel isn't the kind of place where you can socialise a lot but it's perfect if you want a quieter time or are travelling with people you know. The staff are really friendly even if 1 of them did smoke weed with his friends outside. The rooms were comfortable and clean. I'd stay there again.


Everything was amazing! The staff was super-helpful (above and beyond), and the facilities were excellent. My single complaint was the trek up the hill with a lot of luggage.


The hostel is very clean, bright, and welcoming. The staff were very friendly however could be slightly more helpful. There's a great common area upstairs with awesome views. Highly recommend the Elevator Hostel!


We stayed in a private double bed room, and it was fantastic! The room and the bathroom were both great and very clean. The location is fairly good, but be wary that it is up a hill. Nevertheless, this was a great hostel.


The main thing that stood out to me was the elevator hostel was the cleanliness. Clean, bright, welcoming. Awesome views for the top which is a communal kitchen area which is nice. Staff weren't all that helpful but still very friendly. Would book again next time I'm in Lisbon.


The hostel is brand new and very modern. The beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are spacious. Great location in the centre of town but be prepared for an uphill walk! The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Wifi was a little average at times. The free breakfast was good.


Currently writing this review from the PC in this hostel. We originally stayed here a week ago, and have returned for a second visit on our way back to UK as we were so impressed. The hostel is bright, new and clean throughout. Breakfast is perfectly satisfactory, with cereals & toast, yoghurt, cheese, ham and fruit juice. There is a communal kitchen should you wish to cook your own food and snacks such as chocolate bars and cans of pop are sold at the reception. We will most definitely return!

  • 30th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We would definetly come back to the Elevator Hostel and can recommend staying there. The hostel is a very nice, clean and trendy furnished place to stay. It is only a 5min walk to the city, the staff is very friendly and helpful with any issues you might have.


Elevator hostel was very clean, great staff, complimentary breakfast that was constantly topped up and kept fresh. The hostel has two living areas and it's easy to feel at home. I enjoyed my stay and recommend it!


The hill is a b*tch. Nice staff tho :)


Thank you for helping us find the hostel when we arrived in Lisbon late in the evening and for being so helpful during our stay

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