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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

All group reservations must be fully pre paid before arrival and payments are non refundable.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Regarding large groups, we have special conditions of payments to guarantee the reservation. To assure that the group will actually stay in the dates you referred, it will be necessary to be done two advance payments (50% each) of the total value - one in the moment of the reservation and another one month before the arrival of the group (preferably). At the time of check in, each person will have to give a deposit of 30 euros to assure that magnetic keys and padlocks are not lost or any other reason that could appear during your stay. If there is no reason to activate the deposit, the total value of the deposit will be given in the act of the check out.
Other terms and conditions apply and will be informed upon group confirmation.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Independente Hostel & Suites

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Set in the liveliest neighbourhood in Lisbon, between Príncipe Real and Bairro Alto, this 19th-century palace is home to one of Lisbon's most stylish hostels!

Set in front of the city's most beautiful view point (Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara), 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, an exclusive guest lounge and a secluded beer garden where locals and travellers alike meet every day are part of The Independente experience. Everybody says that if you want to know a city you must know its locals!

Our 12, 9 and 6-bed dorms are spacious and aired, and all include our custom designed triple bunk beds, with built-in secure storage. Counting 90 beds in total, we have exclusive female dorms, and plenty of bathrooms throughout the building. View House Rules


The Independente Hostel & Suites is one of Lisbon's prettiest hotels in one of its liveliest neighbourhoods. We may be set inside a 19th-century palace but you can still expect brilliant backpacker rates – and a free breakfast! We have an on-site restaurant, a bar and an exclusive guest lounge with a perfect blend of modern and vintage décor. That means you can socialise in style and your Instagram pics will look amazing! There's also a cool secluded beer garden that's popular with both locals and travellers.


We're based between Príncipe Real and Bairro Alto, just in front of one of the city's most stunning viewpoints, Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara. Travel to us in 20 minutes from Lisbon Portela Airport by taxi or reach us in under an hour by public transport. To get here via the metro, take the red line to São Sebastião then change to the blue line (towards Apolonia) and get off at Baixa-Chiado. We're an eight-minute walk from there.

Rooms and Dorms

Our hostel has some seriously eye-catching interiors in the picturesque private rooms or bright and airy mixed or female-only dorms. Make sure you look up and admire our ornate ceilings! We've also got custom-designed triple bunks with their own built-in storage. Bedding is provided and you can hire towels from us if you've chosen to travel light.

Extras and activities

When you’re ready to hit the streets of Lisbon we'll set you up with a free city map and help you plan all sorts of excursions, from visiting the eclectic Ribeira Market to tasting authentic pastéis de nata (that's custard tarts!) in the city's oldest pâtisserie. If you're having an evening in, head to our games room — take your pick of board games or set up a themed movie night. Reception is open 24/7 so our team is always on hand to help out.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2020
    Your staff is amazing! I had the warmest welcome in a hostel ever. The receptionist was so gentle and Kind I felt my stay in Lisbon started very positively! The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and had amazing infrastructure! Cooffee for 0,40 euro in machine at my floor. Congrats for the place and the great service! Definitely will come back!
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2020
    I'd a fantastic say at The Independente Hostel & Suites in Lisbon. The location and facilities were excellent but best of all was the incredibly helpful staff, especially Manuel and Lourdes (mama!)
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2020
    It is a magical place. We start with a privileged location, within few minutes walk to the city center. Around you, you will find everything you may need. The view is fantastic, and at night time the square in front of the Hostel becomes romantic and enlighted. The place reminds me of a mansion, because it has a very stylish and traditional aura. High ceiling, comfortable furnitures, spaceous area and good fun. Well the most important part of all are the people.Great staff and great guests.
    Italy, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Jul 2020
    I stayed here twice within 2 weeks. It’s in a great location. Easy to get everywhere. They places is spotless, the staff are amazing and the restaurant there amazing. Food is delicious! I’ll definitely be back
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2020
    I stayed in a suite. The room was beautiful and the view was beautiful. This was the best hostel I have stayed at yet.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Mar 2020
    This hostel was wonderful! The staff were friendly and helpful, the living spaces were really nice, the food was excellent, and the experience was overwhelmingly positive. It made my trip to Portugal so much better, and I will definitely be staying here again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    Wonderful place in amazing city.
    Spain, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    03 Mar 2020
    Hostel Independiente is a great hostel. It is located in a beautiful and historic section of Lisbon, near many great sights and lots of public transportation options. Super-clean. Beds are comfortable. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Atmosphere is welcoming, Wide selection of fresh food at the breakfast buffet. Restaurant on premises has delicious food but is somewhat pricier than a hostel crowd may be able to take advantage of regularly. There are lots and lots and lots of stairs.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    12 Aug 2020
    We loved the hostel! First of all it's situated perfectly within the city, just a 15 minute walk and you are in the historic Center and by the Tejo River! Opposite the hostel is a beatiful viewpoint over Lisbon which was beautiful! The hostel itself is just so stylish and beautiful with it's high ceilings and the charming old architecture paired with a beautiful interior design! The staff was always friendly and helpful and the rooms were spacious and clean. Corona-wise we felt very safe!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 Feb 2020
    Clean , organized, sweet stuff. The room has very thin walls and it gets very warm in the night.the food in the restaurant is very tasty but it’s not the cheapest. For sure better than the one of the restaurant in the roof top . Quite small amount in very big plates.wouldnt mind the portions if the choice of ingredients was different . We were promised a 10% discount in the food-never got it.Hot water and clean bathrooms all the time. Amazing breakfast. Worth the visit
    Greece, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi