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The Independente Hostel & Suites

2-star2 stars
Rua São Pedro De Alcântara 81, Lisbon, 1250-238, Portugal

Art Deco hostel with restaurant, near Rossio Square
  • Free WiFi
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From 564 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • It was good. GshshshshsgsgsgsgsgshshshshshshshehshehehheheheheMar 14, 2019
  • Great views just across the road of the sea and the castle. Bus stop and taxis outside.…Feb 4, 2019

The Independente Hostel & Suites

from £87
  • Superior Room, City View
  • Superior Room
  • One Bed in a Mixed Dorm Room 6 people
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

What’s around The Independente Hostel & Suites


  • In Bairro Alto
  • Rossio Square (8-minute walk)
  • Santa Justa Elevator (9-minute walk)
  • Commerce Square (17-minute walk)
  • Lisbon Cathedral (Se) (18-minute walk)
  • Castle of Sao Jorge (21-minute walk)
  • Gulbenkian Museum (40-minute walk)
  • Botanical Garden (6-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado) 21-min drive
  • Cascais (CAT) 15-min drive
  • Lisbon Rossio Station 8-min walk
  • Lisbon Cais do Sodre Station 14-min walk
  • Lisbon Santos Station 23-min walk
  • Restauradores Station 6-min walk
  • Rossio Metro Station 8-min walk
  • Baixa-Chiado Station 10-min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (16 years old and younger) are not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1900
  • Lift
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Decadente – This restaurant specialises in Portuguese cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

The Independente Hostel & Suites’s small print

Also known as

  • Independente Hostel Lisbon
  • Independente Hostel
  • Independente Lisbon
  • The Independente Hostel & Suites Lisbon
  • The Independente Hostel & Suites Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Independente Hostel & Suites Lisbon
  • The Independente Hostel & Suites Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a rollaway bed. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Towels are available for a surcharge. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 3 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 85 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The best hostel I have stayed in
Very clean, spacious, safe, central, friendly staff.
David, gb3 night trip
Fair 4.0
Friendly staff and cool place but just too noisy. Didn’t get much sleep.
Lesley, gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
Good but minor improvements would make it great!
The place itself was a beautiful old building, renovated just enough to make it comfortable without spoiling its rustic charm. we enjoyed the old fashioned elevators, although the nature of these meant we had to take the stairs to the third floor from time to time if someone had forgotten to close one of the doors. A consideration for those who have mobility issues. We stayed in a superior suite on the third floor. Our room had a semi-private roof terrace with an amazing view over Lisbon and was spacious with all the furniture necessary to make it home for a few days. It was very dark, which was perfect for a light sleeper like me. There are building works in the square opposite, so take earplugs or ask for a room at the back of the hotel if these are likely to bother you. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast on the terrace was the perfect start to the day, sheltered with a light breeze blowing through and great views over Lisbon. The food was tasty and Lourdes very welcoming! The location is good, just a short walk into the centre or to transport links. It's very close to the lively Bairro Alto if bar-hopping is your thing. My only complaint is about the bedding and towels. The pillows in particular were very cheap and not especially comfortable. The bed linen was clean but not great quality, and the towels were thin and only one per person. For the price I paid I had expected these fundamental items to be of a much higher quality.
Anne-Marie, gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Beautiful hostel-just don't bring a heavy suitcase
The walk to the hostel from the station is a long road completely paved with cobble. Don't bring a heavy suitcase. The staff was extremely helpful! The hostel is beautiful & across from a miradouro. Unfortunately when I was there, all the sangria stands there were closed.
JoAnna, usOther trip
Very good 8.0
Worth but BEWARE
It was a nice hostel and there was a kitchen area too. It needs some more supplies especially when there are a lot of people in the hostel. The general area of the hostel always had a smell of bathroom which is unpleasant to come back from after a long day. I would suggest an air freshener in all bathrooms and one in the hallway too. The people working at the hostel were very nice and helpful but the people that stayed with us in the hostel room thought it was their house and would do whatever they wanted at all hours which is really annoying. I think there should be an age limit for the hostel as well because when older people of 55+ stay in the hostel with you for New Year's Eve and all they want to do is sleep, it can be annoying for everyone. Breakfast hours vary a lot even though they tell you that it is from 7:30-10:30. The people start cleaning up at 10:15 and they also do not restock coffee or other supplies. Once they are gone, they are gone. Also I think the hallways should have motion sensor lights because they are always on which is wasteful and unnecessary throughout the day and night. Oddly enough though the room lights only stay on for about three mins and then shut off. They are also not bright and extremely pointless to have. Good thing there are bed side lights which are super bright. But if you have the very top bunk like I did then you are out of luck and have to use your phone all the time. We had the room right above the bar which blasts music until 1am.
usRomance trip

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