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Lisboa Central Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

The staff of the Lisboa Central Hostel have an extremely high rating on Hostelworld, no doubt due to their friendliness and vast knowledge of Lisbon. They also make free soup every day as well as free milkshakes on Mondays, while one Hostelworld user said the free breakfast of fruit pancakes was the 'icing on the cake' of a 'faultless' stay. We like that they offer lots of little extras to their guests, from cheap sangria and beer to pub crawls and free popcorn on movie nights.

Property Description

If you are looking for a fun, fresh and friendly place to stay then look no further - Lisboa Central Hostel is the ideal place for you!

Excellently located in the heart of city, in Marques de Pombal and the famous Avenida da Liberdade, this international hostel provides you with the perfect base for sight-seeing by day and partying by night. All of Lisbons major hot spots are easily accessible on foot, thus saving you the cab fare home at night.

Here at Lisboa Central Hostel we want you to feel at home and will do our utmost to ensure your stay with us is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. In doing this we have created a funky common room complete with TV, DVD and PlayStation facilities including a selection of games. We also provide you with a fully equipped kitchen ideal for whipping up tasty meals and from where guests can enjoy our complimentary continental breakfast specially prepared by our master chef and a picturesque terrace which is ideal for relaxing with a beer on a warm day.

As well as dorm style rooms the hostel also caters for groups and families looking for private rooms complete with en suite bathrooms.

We provide free Wi-Fi, free Internet/computer access, free breakfast from 8am to 11am, free personal lockers for guarding valuables, free fresh bed linens, free towels in private rooms and towels for rental in dorms, free use of the hairdryer, free maps and advice and free tea/coffee-making facilities. There is also a bunch of guide book available to borrow and a host of wonderful hostel activities.

Our friendly, local staff will be more than happy to provide you with plenty of information about the city and how to get around, ensuring you are able to make the most of your stay in Lisbon. The hostel is owned and run by a local Portuguese family and travelers who are able to offer you a good insight into this magical city as well as some insiders tips on the best places to go and where to eat out.

In short, Lisboa Central Hostel is the perfect place for any traveler, whether they be the student backpacker, the young family or the more mature couple looking for a relaxing stay.

The Hostel hosts a number of activities and cultural events including pub crawls. And be sure to not miss out on Milkshake Monday where we provide each guest with a free tasty milkshake. Not to be missed, so get yours skates on and book now!


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Overview

Experience the best of Lisbon at our family-run joint – Lisboa Central Hostel. You’ll be treated to movie nights with free popcorn, free soup every day (that means more cash for vino) and our friendly staff really know their stuff. Make new memories and friends at events like our free walking tours, pub crawls and Milkshake Mondays (yes, you read that right). We’re budget-friendly too, with free breakfast every day (don’t miss the fruit pancakes) as well as sangria happy hour and cheap beer at the bar. Have your free tea and coffee outside on our sun-soaked terrace, or sit down to a PlayStation game in the common room.

Location

When it comes to location, the clue is in our name: we're in the centre of the action. We’re on Avenida da Liberdade, which is dotted with cafés, bars and boutiques. Hop on the metro (Marquês de Pombal station is 4 minutes away) to tick must-sees off your list, like the photogenic Basílica de Estrela, just 18 minutes away. From the airport, take the metro towards São Sebastião, change at Saldanha to the yellow line (direction 'Rato'), and get off at Marquês de Pombal (it's a 50-minute journey).

Rooms and Dorms

Rest your head in one of our comfy rooms, some of which have en-suite bathrooms. Double and twin privates are perfect for couples, while mixed or female-only dorms are a budget-friendly (and social) option. We've designed mini staircases between the bunks so you can get to your bed easily, even in the dark. You'll also get a locker for your stuff, plus free linen.

Extras and activities

Our staff are on-hand at reception 24/7 to share their expertise – make sure to ask for your free city map! If you’re staying in on the odd rainy day, cook up your favourite dishes in our kitchen, have a Skype session on one of our free computers or binge a Netflix show using our free Wi-Fi.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jul 2019
    Awesome people, awesome facilities! I can't recommend enough
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Jul 2019
    Friendly, sociable atmosphere where quiet hours are respected. Staff are excellent - kind, welcoming and helpful. Beds are large and very private, each fitted with curtains and a reading light, socket and fan. Breakfast is fruits, spreads, bread, pancakes and there are often little bites to eat like tapas or milkshakes, depending on the day. I loved that this hostel is big enough to feel spacious and many different bathrooms and communal areas, yet still had that cosy small hostel feel :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Jul 2019
    Great facilities and activities offered by the hostel. Staff were extremely friendly and there was always someone around to help out with anything that was needed. Right next to Parque Eduardo VII for great views of the city
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Jul 2019
    A very clean and friendly hostel perfect for a traveller that may want to go out and party but also has the option of staying in and chilling. The hostel facilities were very clean and well looked after. The free breakfast was one of the better ones I've had. A very good variety offered. Staff were friendly and happy to join in with drinks but were also very helpful and knew a lot about the area and things to do :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jul 2019
    In my top 3 hostals around the world, this place is very well located and the staff is extra cool. Pancakes in the morning and soup in the evening make this place a sure bet. I had a private room and it was almost like a hotel. I highly recommend.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jul 2019
    Everything one wants. Friendly helpful staff always available. After a few days stay they replenish what you need such as bathroom tissue or clean towels. They can provide means for sight seeing or give good advice. They provide keys for hostel entry, room, and locker. Very good breakfast is provided. Access to kitchen and laundry is there. (You pay to do laundry). There is a community fridge, and lots of living rooms to hang out in. It felt hotel-like. Perfect for us.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Jun 2019
    The second time for me at this hostel and just as perfect!Experienced the Tapas night this time!The staff go to so much trouble to make it a real family experience. Thanks again to Odete,the two Tiagos,Victor and Diana for always being so friendly and helpful. Keep up the excellent standards of this hostel.
    Australia, Couple, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    14 Jul 2019
    Wonderful staff and facilities available. Rooms were big and spacious. Overall an awesome hostel to stay in.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 Jul 2019
    Stayed here as a solo traveller and it was great. Rooms are spacious, beds are comfy and the staff is fantastic. Ines and Thiago really helped me out. The only thing I would ask them to improve is the cleanliness and the social aspect.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    08 Jul 2019
    I've had a great in this Hostel. Here is a summary: -------- Pros --------- - Friendly staff. They really seem to care about their guests. - Food in, almost, all afternoons (soup and sandwiches). Mainly made by a guy who was volunteer at the hostel (kind of a student internship). - Private beds and big lockers in the room. - Great location. -------- Cons ---------- - Acceptable to poor breakfast
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2018

    7th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2017

    9th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2014

    7th, Worldwide Small Hostel

  • 2013

    8th, Worldwide Small Hostel

  • 2012

    1st, Most secure hostel

  • 2012

    2nd, Worldwide Small Hostel

  • 2010

    10th, Worldwide

Nominations

  • 2015

    Worldwide Small Hostel

  • 2013

    Worldwide

  • 2012

    Worldwide Small Hostel

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Lisboa Central Hostel says

We're a small hostel that likes to treat every guest as part of our family. The Portuguese are known for their hospitality so we treat them according to Portuguese traditions, call them by their names and try to make them feel at home. I think that someone that's travelling likes to feel welcomed and likes to find a home-like atmosphere that makes them feel comfortable. We have daily activities to encourage interaction amongst the guests - things like sangria happy hour to some liquor, wine and Portuguese food tastings, movie nights, milkshakes for the hot days, hot drinks for the cooler days, and cupcakes and soups. Plus there's movies, cards, video games and pub crawls. It's pretty entertaining around here.
We're in Marques de Pombal, the centre of the city, a few minutes away from downtown and the historic area, and a short bus ride from Belem and metro trip from Nation's Park. When people ask me what they should do here, I usually say that Lisbon is a city for walkers - its typical neighbourhoods are inviting for long walks and every day you discover something new.

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