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The Independente Hostel & Suites Reviews

Rua Sao Pedro de Alcantara, 81, Lisbon, Portugal

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518 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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Such an amazing hostel. A great atmosphere! A lovely restaurant inside the hostel with great happy hour prices! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely come back and recommend to anyone!


Great location friendly staff,clean facilities.


Best place to stay in Lisbon. Looks like something out of a Wes Anderson movie.


Great as always, desk staff particularly good as I managed to book the wrong date and they found me a bed


The common room & poorly equipped kitchen is not opened until 11am. The lovely photos posted in Hostelworld show the reception of the Independente SUITES ( = private rooms) in a separate bldg next door to the Independente Hostel......it is misleading to post lovely photos which lead people to make a booking in the hostel when no such view can be seen upon arrival !!! MISREPRESENTATION on a big scale ! I wouldn't have pd EUR19 for a 12 bed dorm with 4 triple decker beds if not for the photos.


I really enjoyed staying at the Independente. Beds were comfortable and clean, was in a great location with most places easily accessible by foot and close to the public transport hubs. Wifi worked well, I never really had an issue while connected. There was a great atmosphere, especially with the bustling streets around the hostel, in the hostel and the viewpoint across the street. Met some great people and enjoyed the hostel, will definitely visit again if I return to Lisbon.


The front desk officers were extremely helpful in giving us useful tips for getting around the place. Excellent location. THe view from room overlooking the city is breathtaking when the sun rise.

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


It was such a lovely hostel, enjoyed every part of it! Even the lift!

  • 7th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Everything good except for the fact that they need more outlets for charging stuff and also maybe a fan or AC cuz it does get hot in the summer and opening the windows doesn't help with all the noise outside

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