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The Independente Hostel & Suites

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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Suites
Rooftop Bar
Multilingual Staff
Free Parking
Pool
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Fitness centre
Kitchenette
2 Star Hotel
Originally built to become the Swiss ambassador’s official residence at the start of the previous century, this fantastically located palace – right in the centre of the Bairro Alto and Principe Real districts - is now assuming a new life as it marks its centenarium. 90 beds spread...
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Location and contact
Rua Sao Pedro de Alcantara 81, Lisbon 1250-238, Portugal
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6.9 km to Lisboa Airport
634 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
0.3 km from Bairro Alto
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is just amazing. The location and the views, the restaurant downstairs, the decor, security, cleanliness... it’s all so perfectly pulled off. I would literally live there if I could. I gave it four stars because of one tiny thing that’s kinda not so...More

Thank LostAndyFound
Response from RitaRibeiroSilva, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at The Independente Hostel & SuitesResponded 2 days ago

Good afternoon LostAndyFound, We hope you had safe travels. Thank you so much for your review about your stay in our Hostel on TripAdvisor. We're really happy to know that you enjoyed our location, view, The Decadente Restaurant, our decor, security and cleanliness. Thank you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This place looks cool. Location is awesome. Safety wise I have no complaints. Breakfast was okish. Coffee was awful considering that coffee in portugal is good and generally not expensive. Bathrooms looked clean enough. I suspect they have bed bugs in the dorm as I...More

Thank Molodaya
Response from RitaRibeiroSilva, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at The Independente Hostel & SuitesResponded 2 days ago

Dear Molodaya, We hope you're having a lovely Saturday. Thank you so much for your feedback on TripAdvisor about your stay in our Hostel. We're really glad to see that you enjoyed our location, security and cleanliness. Your comment regarding our breakfast, coffee and beds...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best hostels in my travels across Europe. The rooms and bathrooms are super clean. Staff are very helpful and friendly. The bar and restaurant are fantastic as well, even if not backpacker prices. There is a good rooftop bar and restaurant with...More

Thank anuragshah87
Response from RitaRibeiroSilva, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at The Independente Hostel & SuitesResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon anuragshah87, We hope you're having safe travels! Thank you so much for your review about your stay in our Hostel! We're really glad to see that your overall experience was positive! Thank you so much for your words on our rooms, bathrooms, location,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the 12-bed dorm, then moved to a 9-bed dorm..... i did everything i could to stay and the hostel was very full. The beds are comfy, rooms and bathrooms are kept clean very clean. Love the grand feel- high ceilings and woodern floor....More

Thank Lucyparker321
Response from RitaRibeiroSilva, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at The Independente Hostel & SuitesResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Lucy, We hope you're having safe travels! Thank you so much for awarding us these amazing 5 points on TripAdvisor! We're really glad to hear that you're experience was this positive! Thank you for your words on our beds, cleanliness, building and safetiness....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't remember where I saw the description of the Independente as "Bohemian Palatial," but I have to agree. The architecture is really historic and fancy, but the decor is clearly purposeful in using found objects and vintage, mismatched furnishings. So, if you like gleaming...More

Thank Lisa V
Response from RitaRibeiroSilva, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at The Independente Hostel & SuitesResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Lisa, We hope you're having a lovely weekend! Your review left us delighted! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay in our Hostel, in such a detailed way! We're really glad to hear that you...More

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US$30 - US$312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$30 - US$312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Enjoy a cocktail, discover a jazz club, hit the dance
floor or simply grab a beer and catch up with your
friends in the street: Bairro Alto, Bica and Cais do
Sodré are the core of it all. Amazing rooftops,
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Aaron P
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Response from eugeniaborgo | Reviewed this property |
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Zelda J
29 April 2017|
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Response from DavidnLouise | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We didn't stay in the hostel part and we caught the metro from the airport so cannot comment on a taxi fare - sorry
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hotballoon
12 July 2016|
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Response from Malcolm339 | Reviewed this property |
Have you tried loading the hotels App? I think this will give you the option to check your reservation.
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"Deluke room are great as are the hostel rooms for solo travellers"
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"at the back or high up to avoid noise"
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"If you want the view, enjoy it with a cup of coffee sitting on a bench outside watching the view with music..."
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"Book it earlier and leave a comment about your preferences, you will be surely heard:)"
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