Hostel with the history and character of Alfama A hostel with 11 rooms that reflects all the spirit of Alfama. It has several showers and bathrooms so that those staying there don't have to queue and pays special attention to safety and cleanliness.
It still keeps a very relaxed atmosphere, though. The kitchen is equipped and the living room is (we think) very cool. Imagine enjoying a warm afternoon on that terrace watching the trams slide by beneath you and the river beyond the rooftops. Some of the rooms (and even one of the bathrooms!) have even better views as they are on the floors above the terrace.
The hostel's building is built around a courtyard hidden halfway up one of Lisbon's hills. Besides being pretty picturesque, it was here that in 1290, the King opened the first university of Lisbon.
There are 4 types of rooms available in this hostel:
- 2 Single rooms with balcony
- 4 double rooms
- 2 mixed dorms for 4 (with 2 bunk beds each)
- 3 dorms for 6 (1 female and 1 en-suite)
Photographs only illustrate some examples of each room type. These are not necessarily the ones you will stay in.
The single and double bedrooms include:
- Table, chair, lamp, a/c, heater, security safe
- Laundry service, weekly room cleaning, daily breakfast and dinner buffet
- Access to pool, parties and indoor events on the hostel
- Monthly trips to typical Portuguese cities
- Surfing lessons
- Portuguese language lessons
- Free access to public transportation (monthly underground + bus tickets)
- Free welcome tour to Lisbon upon picking you up on the airport, which is also included!
During the months of July and August, daily Hostel rates apply.
Lisbon's oldest and most typical neighbourhood, Alfama's streets and alleys wind down the steep hillside from the castle walls to the riverfront. There are many old churches and lovely vistas. It is known for its Fado but it is also a great place to find small bars and restaurants of all kinds, modern or typical, casual or romantic.
The nearest metro station is Blue line's Santa Apolónia, 550m away. It is also one of the oldest train stations in Portugal and has trains leaving for the whole country and for Spain. Closer to home, the 28E tram stops ten metres up the road and crosses most of central Lisbon stopping at such important places such as Baixa, Chiado, and Estrela.
Suitable for all kinds of students, both international and domestic, undergraduate and postgraduate. Erasmus students are welcome.