Bernardo was great. Great old building, pretty quiet...small spaces so not much room to socialize. Overall very homey. It's not in a bustling part of town, rather a sort of restaurant area off the main pink subway line. Easy to get everywhere. Would stay again.
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- Female, 18-24
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Solid Hostel. Perfect atmosphere: laid back, but sociable. I think it tends to attract an older (late 20's, early 30's) crowd for that reason. Excellent location for the Sultanahmet. Just keep in mind that it is the historical/tourist centre, so the hostels ARE the nightlife.
No lockers, but this is a decent place for not having to pay an arm and a leg. Staff are inattentive but friendly enough (I guess it's Italy after all...). Atmosphere? There is none, but it IS an ex-convent, run by/for Catholic students.
I would come back to Lisbon just to stay here. This hostel is superb, luxurious even.
The most irritating showers in the world. I couldn't turn without hitting my elbows; unreliable hot water; you have to push a button for 60 seconds of water, and then it turns off. The wifi is terrible: doesn't work in the rooms and it's spotty at best in the breakfast room and courtyard. And the breakfast, oh dear: instant coffee and packaged sweet bread. BUT. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the place itself is gorgeous, the atmosphere is very welcoming, and people are sociable.
I stayed in the basement, which was a little musty...overall a good experience. Staff very friendly, good facilities...very close to a few notable clubs in New Town. Would stay again.
Pretty much a dive. Dark, dingy-feeling...but nevertheless clean and an OK place to stay in tourist central