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The Independente Hostel & Suites

Rua Sao Pedro de Alcantara, 81, Lisbon, Portugal
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  • 97%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

The Independente Hostel & Suites is set in a stunning, opulent building originally built as an ambassador's residence. This means the rooms are spacious and feature high ceilings so there's plenty of space for the comfortable, custom-made bunk beds. Hostelworld guests have had high praise for the friendly staff, saying they "always seem to have smiles on their faces". They also have an onsite bar and beer garden - and we particularly like the delicious food in their restaurant.

Property Information:

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Originally built to become the Swiss ambassador official residence at the start of the previous century this period palace has now become your hostel!

Set in front of the city's most beautiful and nostalgic view point (Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara), in the heart of Bairro Alto, The Independente offers both the chance to stay in a premium location as well as the comfort sought after by any backpacker.

A restaurant, a bar, a guest's only lounge and a secluded beer garden where locals and travellers alike meet every day are part on the Independente experience. Everybody says that ff you want to know a city you must know its locals!

Four very special suites with private balconies which overlook the Tagus River and the St. George's Castle flatter the palace's existence and are secluded enough, with direct access by elevator, for a couple or a family to enjoy their privacy.

If that's not enough, our staff revisited most of the city's museums and hot spots to be sure of what they're talking about! Here you'll forget you even brought a guide book...

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  • The Independente Hostel & Suites says

    I think what really sets us apart are the many extra we offer our guests to keep them busy and comfortable. There's Wi-Fi, six guest computers with internet, a PS3, board games, documentary and movie nights, Portuguese wine nights, our Belém bike tour, a fado night out and more. Our bar tour is a lisbohemian rhapsody - and our indie improv tour is a walking tour adaptable to our guests' wishes! We even have year-round surf classes and surf tours for the lowest prices in town. And after all that there's dinner with the staff, served every day for €5. Plus our beautiful courtyard/beer garden often holds concerts of some of the most exciting Portuguese artists...it's the perfect place to chill out, read a book, have a drink and catch some sun - and it has one of the top 20 restaurants in Lisbon (according to Time Out magazine).
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      Duarte, Owner
  • Latest Review

    Loved the atmosphere of this hostel! The triple bunks were interesting but very comfortable. The stairs getting to the top were a good addition as it felt very safe. The lockers under the beds are very loud and squeak loud enough to wake everyone up. The location is up quite a steep hill but there is a tram that you can take up. The view is spectacular. Other than that - loved it and will definitely return! They had free food/wine every night which was really fun and a great way to meet people!
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      Anonymous, Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Please Note: We can only admit guests over 18 years old. Check In: 15.00pm Check Out: 12.00 am Please inform us about your arrival time after booking.

The Independente Hostel & Suites Located at Rua Sao Pedro de Alcantara, 81, , Lisbon.
The Independente Hostel & Suites
Lisbon 1250-238 Rua Sao Pedro de Alcantara, 81
93% 524
38.7148323 -9.1446375
The Independente Hostel & Suites
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