“After the success of the Independente Hostel & Suites — a stylish boutique hostel and hip bar — the same group has transformed the neighboring townhouse into the Independente Suites & Terrace. The 18 suites are decorated with vintage finds, while the rooftop restaurant offers unusual, inventive neo-Portuguese and global cuisine.”
Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Lisbon.
“Take a palatial Lisbon building, all grand staircase, arches and columns; knock out the stuffiness; add style, life and humour; and you get the Independente. The former Swiss Embassy makes a light and spacious hostel, with triple-storey bunks in airy rooms with wedding-cake ceilings.”
“In a city famed for its trendy hostels, this place stands out. For as little as €12 guests can get a room with a view in a Belle Époque palace that was once the official residence of Switzerland’s ambassador. The location is hard to beat.”
Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Lisbon.
The stylish Independente Hostel & Suites of Lisbon is housed behind a 19th-century façade and faces the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, a belvedere with views across the city to the Castle of St. George. It is ideally located so that guests can enjoy the buzz of Bairro Alto where the nightlife, shops and restaurants are all the rave. The 24-hour reception desk provides help tips on sightseeing. Adventuring is assisted as the suites are located right behind Rossio Train Station, 10 minute walk away.
The exterior of the property provides hints of its historic past as it was the official residence of the Swiss Ambassador. Interior designer, Joana Cabral has allowed the cool, nonchalance of the property to shine. Modern conveniences like a flat-screen cable TV and free WiFi have been combined with vintage furniture in the air conditioned rooms. Each room also features a coffee machine and a private bathroom with shower.
Guests can indulge their tastes buds at the well-known Insólito Restaurant & Bar which serves breakfast and dinner. When the belly has been well fed, guests can use the terrace overlooking the city while enjoying a cocktail at the bar.
— 18 rooms
— Built in 1900
— Vintage style
— Free WiFi
— Free breakfast
— Bar and lounge
— Rooftop terrace
— Family friendly
— 24-hour front desk
— Airport shuttle
— Bicycle rentals available
— Daily maid service
— Check in begins at 3:00 PM
— Check out ends at 11:00 AM
— Minimum check-in age is 18 years old
R. São Pedro de Alcântara 83, 1250-238 Lisboa, Portugal