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Reviews of The Independente Hostel & Suites

Hostel | Rua São Pedro Alcântara 81, Lisbon, Portugal 1250-238

96.7% Overall Rating

65 out of 65 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/06/2013)

Jennifer Elias thinks…

"Fun and friendly atmosphere. Helpful staff. Lively bar. Comfortable and clean rooms."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.02

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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96.7%

Overall Rating

65 out of 65 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Independente Hostel & Suites'

Atmosphere
98.4%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
97.6%
Cleanliness
95.2%
Staff
94.4%
Value
98.4%
Safety
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Jennifer Elias

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 June 2013 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: Fun and friendly atmosphere. Helpful staff. Lively bar. Comfortable and clean rooms.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location right next to one of the lookouts. Free breakfast of meat and cheese was delicious. Washrooms are clean and always available. Very beautiful building. Makes you feel like you really are in the heart of Lisbon. Great view from the rooms.

Disliked: Bunk beds are scary

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Hernan Cortes

Alone

City break

02 April 2013 Hernan would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable, good facilities, location is quite convenient, helpful and friendly staff

Disliked: breakfast is a bit simple but enough for a hostel and start your day ...it can be extremely noisy becuase of the bar in the ground floor (inside the building) and because of the walls too thin.

94.3%
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Pedro Nóbrega

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 March 2013 Pedro would recommend this property

Liked: Very charming Hostel! The location it is perfect!

Disliked: Could have some chairs in the bedroom and in the bathroom.

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DASOL LEE

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 March 2013 DASOL would recommend this property

Liked: location and facilities are very nice! very clean and newly everything. Also staff are really kind and friendly ~ breakfast also really nice.

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

24 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: decorations beds and stairs all the staff

Disliked: a little loud at times

97.1%
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Jayakrishnan Harikumaran

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

11 February 2013 Jayakrishnan would recommend this property

Liked: All Good

Disliked: Jayakrishnan left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

08 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A really nice hostel, friendly stuff, good atmosphere. absolutely perfect for the price.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Nyiri DuCharme

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

14 January 2013 Nyiri would recommend this property

Liked: It was AMAZING. Although we were there during the off-season (early January, after the Christmas/New Years rush), there were enough people around to make it sociable and have events like pub crawls. When it's busier, they have an abundance of activities that all look really cool. The staff is incredible beyond words - we took an overnight bus and therefore checked in way too early, but they let us hang out in the common room and store our luggage until we got our room. They asked us how our stay was going, if we needed anything, and asked us for suggestions. This was all done personally, might I add - we weren't given a survey, but the lead PR/Concierge manager came up to the common room and sat with us, hanging out and chatting about the hostel. Not to mention the hostel building itself, a former Swiss Consulate, this is hands down the best hostel I've stayed in, ever.

Disliked: Absolutely nothing - it's across from a beautiful scenic point of the city of Lisbon, and although that means you have to climb a hill to get there, it's more than worth it.

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Joshua R. de Luzuriaga

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2013 Joshua would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing staff that helped me out a lot with where to go around the town. Great recommendations really.

Disliked: It's on a hill from the main areas, but not really that far up.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the atmosphere of classic European building

Disliked: none

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Miriam Dash

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 December 2012 Miriam would recommend this property

Liked: I have been living in Europe for four months and have visited over 20 cities and this is the best hostel I have experienced. This hostel has everything from a bar, TV lounge (with English channels!), computers and a restaurant. The aura is fabulous. The staff from the night receptionist to the breakfast waitress were all extremely nice and helpful. The location of Independente is immaculate. Right next to the part of town where the nightlife is renowned...yet still quiet enough that I was able to sleep when I wanted to. The beds are very comfortable too and I never had to worry about my stuff even though they provide you with a cuby and a lock. The whole hostel, especially the bathroom and the bedroom, was very clean. Cutest hostel in Lisbon for sure. Anyone that visits must stay here!!!!

Disliked: Miriam left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

20 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The helpfulness and friendliness of the staff, and the character of the gorgeous building itself was just to die for!

Disliked: Nothing really, had a fantastic stay!

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Meagan Miller

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 October 2012 Meagan would recommend this property

Liked: it had a great location (and free excersize!) It was a beautiful building, had a great theme/design, clean and open and airy, staff was GREAT. Really helpful, above and beyond in every respect. I had already booked another night before I left.

Disliked: got a bit rowdy at night (I'm at bit of an old lady so 10 p.m is late for me) with the bar crawl meeting there.

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stephen galloway

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

19 September 2012 stephen would recommend this property

Liked: Style

Disliked: Washroom facilities could improve

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Jasio Szczygielski

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

31 August 2012 Jasio would recommend this property

Liked: it was grate, rooms and toilets were extreamly clean, staff was were helpful, climat nice too, very private beds where assome!!!!

Disliked: you had to have your own lock to the locker, ore buy it, it's detail but allways something :P

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Zala Vogrinc

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 August 2012 Zala would recommend this property

Liked: great atmosphere, super great location and the best staff, especially manuel, who's the best!

Disliked: Zala left no negative feedback.

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Reuben Low

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 August 2012 Reuben would recommend this property

Liked: Massive rooms, very helpful and friendly staff, comfortable beds, very clean and tidy, decent breakfast and a good location

Disliked: Very noisy being next to a main road and parties in the park over the road very night.. It wasn't a great hostel for interacting with other guests..

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I stayed in. Beautiful building in a good location with nice dorms and nice common areas. Also the breakfast is surprisingly good for a hostel-breakfast. Staff is absolutely lovely!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

22 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very stylish, cool, clean, relaxed and with really comfy beds! The location is great, right by Barrio Alto for eating and there's a lovely view of the city from the viewpoint opposite. I don't think the photos do it justice as its a gorgeous building really beautifully decorated.

Disliked: There were no mirrors in the rooms which meant the bathrooms could get a bit busy. Also, if you're not good with heights, try and get a low bunk as the beds go up three levels!

85.7%
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Stefania Bortoli

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2012 Stefania would recommend this property

Liked: Good position

Disliked: Nothigs was wrong

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The decor and location were phenomenal. Breakfast was great, everything was spotless.

Disliked: The noise level was unbelievable, both from the street and within the hostel, all night. If you're looking to be social and stay out late, this is the place for you. But think twice if you have an early wake-up planned.

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Taryn Johnston

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2012 Taryn would recommend this property

Liked: The location is awesome, the staff are really friendly and go out of their way to help, it's a very clean hostel, the wifi works everywhere, the rooms are big, the beds are really comfortable, definately recommend staying at this hostel!

Disliked: The kitchen didn't have a cooktop but think its in the process of being done, the milk for breakfast was warm, it was an unusally hot week but the rooms had no air conditioning or ceiling fans and if you kept the windows open there was a lot of outside noise.

94.3%
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Valentina Castiglione

With friends / other travellers

City break

20 June 2012 Valentina would recommend this property

Liked: Posizione ottima, pulizia ineccepibile, bell'ambiente e personale giovane e molto disponibile!Insomma, ottimo rapporto qualità-prezzo... Lo consiglio!

Disliked: L'unico "limite" trovato nell'ostello potrebbe essere nei bagni: solo tre lavabi per bagno, molto piccoli e appicicati l'uno all'altro e nesssun gancio/mensola per appogiare gli effetti personali. Ma comunque sempre puliti!

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Clarice Beckmnann

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 May 2012 Clarice would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful

Disliked: Clarice left no negative feedback.


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