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  • 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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  • 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
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Official Party Hostel


Stay with us and be a part of The World’s Biggest Hostel Party, celebrating 20 years of Hostelworld! Book on the 19th of August to secure your VIP invite to our epic Superstar party! Expect fun-filled fancy-dress, competitions, Hostelworld merchandise, plus one-hour of free booze! WOOP! Find out more, here!

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 8.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 May 2019
    Great hostel. Staff are amazing, hostel was esthetic, provides basic breakfast to start your day.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 May 2019
    The hostel location is amazing. The free breakfast is very good. The dorms are spacious and the lockers are large enough to unpack some of your stuff and store it in there.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 May 2019
    We are two 19 year old girls travelling alone from Canada so we were very pleased to have felt very secure and comfortable in this hostel. Despite being near by the party district which gave off some noise during the nights, the hostel itself was quite and beautiful. The staff was amazing and made our stay memorable. They even made my friend got water and honey with lemon, ginger and honey for her soar throat, free of charge. The breakfast that is included is also satisfying. 10/10!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Jun 2019
    1-the location is perfect 2- stuff are friendly 3-rooms are clean 4-the toilets are clean but no all the time, sometimes you find toilet paper on the floor and footprints. 5- the laundry is fast. But overall i loved that hostel.
    Egypt, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    27 May 2019
    This hostel is very clean, very comfortable (air conditioned rooms!) and has lovely staff. The communal areas are great, and the location is wonderful. Sadly, my bed was directly above the bar area, which plays thumping music until well after midnight. Even with earplugs I could feel the vibrations of the bass passing through the bed frame. It unfortunately led to a relatively poor night's sleep.
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    16 Jul 2019
    Everything was perfect ! We loved the location and the place was so pretty ! We felt like a 5 stars hotel ! The check in staff was a little rude with our group but overall we had a good experience !
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    16 Jun 2019
    Gorgeous hostel and the perfect location! Directly by Principe Real and Erasmus corner, all sights in walking distance. Loved the hostel staff, they were kind and helpful. The dorms are good but lack e.g. a privacy curtain and Air conditioner.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    07 Jun 2019
    This place was a great place for a vacation! The location was perfect not to far of a walk from the touristy part of the city. Many shops and restaurants still located near the hostel. The staff was very helpful and restaurant connected the hostel was very good!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    06 Jun 2019
    The hostel is in a great location overlooking Lisbon, next to the Gracia funicular. The facilities are great and everything was clean. The rooms are fine, and the top bunks aren't as scary as I initially thought :) They provide a lock to keep your stuff safe, which was a very nice surprise. The breakfast - ham, cheese, fresh bread, cereal and coffee - was abundant. My only hope is that the team gets a bit more organized and responsive, but maybe that's just the chilled Portuguese way of life :)
    Latvia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 May 2019
    I stayed here once before 3 years prior but this time it was not pleasant. There was a movie being filmed outside at 1am with loud drums and festival sounds which continually went on. Also when we asked the staff where to find food to eat on Saturday late at night, he said no where is open and told us to walk to mcdonalds, and printed out the directions to the one furthest away. We walked outside for 2 minutes and found Bar 52 which opens until about 3. Not what you'd expect from hostel staff.
    England, Female, 25-30
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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