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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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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, Breakfast is served at The Decadente Restaurant & Bar. 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 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2019
    Amazing place! Beautiful building in such a good location. I would definitely stay here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Dec 2019
    Love the place, good looking, stuff was very nice and kind, good breakfast and vibe :)
    Serbia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Jan 2020
    Great location right in the middle of Lisbon. You are close to everything walking distance. Staff helpful all the time. Clean rooms and bathrooms
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    07 Dec 2019
    This is my second time when I book independente hostel and again I could say only positive words about the place. The atmosphere give you a very nice feeling. No matter how you would prefer to spend your time in the hostel, there is a room for that. I would recommend it!
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Nov 2019
    Amazing hostel!Very organized, the rooms are big and have big lockers.The staff is the best! Everybody helped with plenty of informations. The breakfast is delicious with lots of foods. The location is good but its hard to get there walking from the subway because of the hills. But if you have the public transportation ticket its the best place to stay because you can go there from the subway by bus and cableway. The view of the hostel is amazing! We definitely recommend!
    Brazil, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Oct 2019
    Things I liked: The location is great The staff is willing to help The free breakfast is really good Things I didn't like The beds sounds a lot, so every move to made cracks in the entire room The sounds of the street entre a lot in the rooms (however great location so you decide)
    Costa Rica, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Dec 2019
    Wonderful location and people! A very nice place and across from a beautiful view of Lisbon.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    03 Jan 2020
    Bed was comfortable, kitchen/lounge large, bright and clean. Washrooms were kind of cramped -- toilet stalls opposite small shower booths -- but clean enough. Included breakfast was quite nice: a choice of breads, cheeses, fruits and non-dairy milk available. A bit of a walk up the hill from the metro, but beautiful views.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Dec 2019
    Really cool hostel in a great location. Some staff was rude but overall were nice and helpful. The only bad thing was the pillow made my face break out in a rash and I would wake up with red bumps all over my cheeks. Everything else was fine and the bathrooms and rooms were always clean.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 Dec 2019
    The building itself is nice, especially the preservation of the ornate ceilings in the rooms and common area. But the furniture seems run down in the common area. There’s also a need for lights in the dormitories and communal kitchen. The hostel should consider organizing more social events, there wasn’t much socializing among the guests either. It lacked a socializing atmosphere. Another thing are the communal bathrooms, at least the men’s bathroom, is too small for lots of traffic.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • 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