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Ky
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the most amazing, quaint place to stay. After much research and price ckg, I selected this place to stay in Old Lisbon. That seemed to be the part of Lisbon to visit. I never dreamed that this would be the perfect place to spend my layover night. My sister and i had flown from Newark, NJ to Venice...

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RNMikk, Gerente de relações com clientes at The Independente Hostel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Mollycubby, Thank you very much for rating us on Tripadvisor. And, Wow, what a review! Muito obrigado! :) It's a delight to read your description of your stay and see that we helped creating a very positive impact on your stay in this amazing city. It's to provide unique experiences like yours that we work, on a daily basis,...

Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved thus hotel as it sums up Lisbons quirky, laid back atmosphere. Very friendly, helpful staff. Lovely quirky furniture especially in the roof top restaurant. Food and breakfast great served by singing happy happy lady 😀

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RNMikk, Gerente de relações com clientes at The Independente Hostel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear LAM656, Thank you very much for rating us on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to see that we had a positive impact on your stay while in Lisbon. And especially proud for the staff being part of it :) Lurdes, the happy happy lady says hello too! We hope we'll have the pleasure to welcome you back very soon...

County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a few nights during last summer while at a nearby festival and it came as a package with tickets. The place is immaculate and really new feeling. The view from right outside the hostel is absolutely amazing, and the location is good as it's only a short walk from the city centre. I have a couple...

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RafaelNMik, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at The Independente Hostel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Hannah, Thank you so much for you great review! The fact that, after all this time, you still think about your stay at The Independente leaves us truly proud :) Regarding the location, I understand your point. However it's, as you say, a neighbourhood with lots of bars that stay open until quite late, so it's normal to get...

Sirmione, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the best locations in Lisbon, nice view, well connected and so close to Barrio Alto. It pretends to be stilish but rooms are only shabby, sometimes well cleaned, sometimes awfully dirty. Some girls at the front desk are nice, others are less. I stayed here with my wife for new year's eve and besides the beauty of...

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RafaelNMik, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at The Independente Hostel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Korytrav, Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor. Getting our guests' feedback is extremely important for us to make improvements on the less positive aspects of what we provide. Unfortunately, from what I can see, you didn't have a very pleasant stay at The Independente. I understand that some of the furniture, decoration and building itself might...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for a long weekend with five friends. Lovely staff and an amazing building. The place is huge, decorated with a quirky hipster vibe, comfy beds and secure storage also never had to wait for a shower which is a big plus. Location is ideal near to the main bar/night out area, and as Lisbon is fairly small, you're...

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RafaelNMik, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at The Independente Hostel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear hannahcappucino, Thank you so much for your amazing review! It makes us proud to read such a lovely review, at all levels: location, decoration, comfort, etc, but, above all, the fact that the staff was also part of it:) We sincerely hope that you will give us the pleasure to welcome you back and provide you with an even...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 23 January 2017

It is really noisy location, as it is in the middle of very popular observation site and the road is quite near your windows. But it is the only drawback, to my opinion. We had spacious two room suite, nicely decorated. The hotel staff is friendly and always ready to help. Breakfasts are simple, but delicious, especially fruits (just loved...

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RafaelNMik, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at The Independente Hostel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Veronika, Thank you so much for your amazing review! Obrigado! :) It's always a pleasure to being recomended for our hospitality, to see our staff mentioned as an important part of our guests stay. I personally took care of passing the message to Lurdes, who salutes you! Regarding the noise issue, I can tell you that we are currently...

Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the suites and terrace next door to the hostel, although you check in at the hostel nextdoor. Even when staying at the nicer suites and terrace, they make you sign a waiver for damages and pay upfront; I would have been very put off by this if I hadn't read about it online first. The front desk...

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RafaelNMik, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at The Independente Hostel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We truly appreciate our guests' feedback, since it's the best way for us to improve the less positive aspects of what we provide in terms of service. As soon as I read your review, I took the time to talk to each one of our...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had a really unsatisfying time here, I get its trying to be different, quirky and against type but really all you are left with is that ultimately it's (barely) serviced apartments, it's most definitely not a hotel. From the moment you arrive and stand at the not very attractive check-in for the hostel ( it shares a front desk) and...

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RafaelNMik, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at The Independente Hostel & Suites, responded to this review

Dear HungryManEdinburgh, Thank you very much for your review here, on Tripadvisor. It's very important for us to have our guests' feedback, since it's the best way to improve our service and products. Unfortunately, from what I can read, you weren't really pleased with your stay at The Independente Hostel, Suites & Terrace - and much of it had to...

Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stayed here for only one night in may 2016 but would most certainly return. Our room on the top floor was reached via a tiny old fashioned lift ( one could use the stairs) and was spacious, tasteful and comfortable. Not your standard hotel room in any way, as it contained some lovely , quirky pieces of furniture .The...

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England
Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you like quirky you'll love this. The rooms are large, comfortable and full of strange things. The food is good in both restaurants. Top floor has the views. Ground floor has better menu, better food and is cheaper. Don't eat out,try both. Decent breakfast included. Great location but lots of hills. Bar zone behind hotel.

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Staying in Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre

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Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre
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, restaurants, cafes, bars, art galleries, museums and theaters abound. Start off by admiring the river from the Santa Catarina belvedere, have a cocktail at PARK's rooftop bar, try a typical Portuguese steak, or the fresh grilled fish, at Príncipe do Calhariz, and later explore the dozens of streets full of bars and clubs! Whether you're visiting for a day or a whole week, make sure you visit Bairro Alto and its surroundings.
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Official Description (provided by the 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 across 11 dorms with its impressive floor to ceiling heights as well as the abundant size that all rooms boast offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a private lounge within every room where they can relax and share stories and experiences with fellow travellers in unique and inviting comfort. Four very special suites, with private balconies which overlook the Tagus River, where guests can enjoy their breakfast free of charge, compliment the accommodation options offered and will surely embellish your stay with us in one of the world’s oldest cities. The Independente Hostel & Suites also offers a fully licensed bar and restaurant as well as a secluded beer garden for hot summer days. The typically Portuguese cusine well as a secluded beer garden for hot summer days. The typically Portuguese cusine with a modern twist set amongst an art-déco environment open to both the international traveller and the Lisboeta – the Portuguese word for a Lisboner – will surely create a melting pot of different cultures and lifestyles worth every minute of your visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Independente Hostel & Suites

Address: Rua Sao Pedro de Alcantara 81, Lisbon 1250-238, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre , Encarnação
Price Range: RM98 - RM742 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Independente Hostel & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Ask for a room with a view. We didn't even have to ask.”
 of 5 bubbles Mollycubby, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the miradouro”
 of 5 bubbles LAM656, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Top floor room with a view and balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles C7818HYkarenh, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms with the city view can be a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles DavidnLouise, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“higher the better”
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