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The Independente

Art Deco hostel in Bairro Alto with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi

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Rua São Pedro De Alcântara 81, Lisbon, 1250-238, Portugal
  • Amazing place to stay, very low price for what you get, and the location is just amazing.…

    Sep 1, 2020

  • Great location. Clean and spacious room with thoughtful guests, beautiful, big bathroom,…

    Nov 21, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean & Safe (Portugal) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 11 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning

What’s around

  • In Bairro Alto
  • Church of Sao Roque - 2 min walk
  • Fado in Chiado - 5 min walk
  • Botanical Garden - 6 min walk
  • Camoes Square - 7 min walk
  • Dom Pedro IV Statue - 7 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • One Bed in a Mixed Dorm Room 6 people
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Economy Double Room
  • Double Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Panoramic Double Room
  • Deluxe Studio Suite

What’s around


  • In Bairro Alto
  • Church of Sao Roque - 2 min walk
  • Fado in Chiado - 5 min walk
  • Botanical Garden - 6 min walk
  • Camoes Square - 7 min walk
  • Dom Pedro IV Statue - 7 min walk
  • Liberty Avenue - 8 min walk
  • Restauradores Square - 8 min walk
  • Pharmacy Museum - 9 min walk
  • Santa Justa Elevator - 9 min walk
  • Chiado Museum - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) - 8 min drive
  • Cascais (CAT) - 15 min drive
  • Rossio Station - 8 min walk
  • Cais do Sodré Station - 14 min walk
  • Santos Station - 22 min walk
  • Elevador da Glória Stop - 1 min walk
  • São Pedro de Alcântara Stop - 1 min walk
  • Rua São Pedro de Alcântara Stop - 1 min walk
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Rua São Pedro De Alcântara 81, Lisbon, 1250-238, Portugal

At a glance


  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Children (16 years old and younger) not allowed


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator 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
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

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 13 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 6 per person (approximately)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).


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

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

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

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Barclaycard. Cash is not accepted.

Towels are available for a surcharge.

Also known as

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

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, The Independente does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Independente.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, The Decadente offers Portuguese cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Marisqueira M (3-min walk), Babete (4-min walk), and Momento HB (4-min walk).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Lisbon Casino (10-min drive) is nearby.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It really felt like home and the place is charming

    Gloria, 4 night trip, Nov 9, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I highly recommend this place

    Very unusual and beautiful place in a prime location. Excellent Continental breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice.

    Irene, 9 night trip, Aug 24, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The facility is really nice especially with a bar and a restaurant on sight. However, Literally anyone can get to the building and I've seen people sleeping on a couch in the lounge area or taking showers who are not staying there.

    9 night trip, Nov 29, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The location and architectural significance of the building. The staff was FAR from rude but did not seem willing to extend themselfs or anticipate a guests needs. I say that compared to other hostel experiences . Being from the US, certai ly Trumps belligerence toward the rest of the world could be a factor. I would just hope the world would acknowledge that he lost the popular vote so the majority of Americans have NEVER supported him and that has only grown. Perhaps that has nothi g to do with my experience but thought it worth mentioning. I would stay their again

    8 night trip, Sep 18, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    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, 1 night trip, Jul 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was good. Gshshshshsgsgsgsgsgshshshshshshshehshehehhehehehe

    2 night trip, Mar 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great views just across the road of the sea and the castle. Bus stop and taxis outside. Individual place catering for travellers who go for the hostel and the better off in the suites which have balconies and en- suites. Closest I've seen to the Chelsea Hotel in New York for the artistic, slightly eccentric decor. Recommended.

    3 night trip, Jan 31, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    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.

    8 night romance trip, Dec 31, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Lovely place. Would recommend. The price is great for what you get.

    4 night trip, Dec 11, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The best hostel I have stayed in

    Very clean, spacious, safe, central, friendly staff.

    David, 3 night trip, Dec 1, 2018

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