Lisbon Destination Hostel

Lisbon Destination Hostel

Largo do Duque de Cadaval 17 Rossio Train Station, Lisbon 1200-160 Portugal
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4.5
#3 of 274 hostels in Lisbon
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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In July of 2011, smack in the heart of downtown Lisbon - Rossio - a new hostel is born. It could be just another hostel, except it's not. Housed in one of Lisbon's most beautiful and renowned buildings - the Rossio Railway Station - an undisputed icon of late XIX Century Romantic architecture (and which has recently undergone a profound facelift), Lisbon Destination Hostel is perched around a winter garden, where light filters down from the rooftop, harmoniously flooding the patio and creating an ambiance that is both tranquil and upbeat. We had planned on catering to a specific target, only to realize later that we didn't have to. We're confident that, between the ample first floor bedrooms (sleeping 4 to 8) with large windows overlooking the historic city, and the double rooms one floor up which peer out over the winter garden, you - whomever you may be - will find your niche. And if all this weren't enough, please note that, from our doorstep, you can take the train to the town of Sintra, a Unesco World Heritage Site just 20 minutes' ride away. Once you get there, you'll understand why.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
Billiards
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Wifi
Happy hour
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Location

Largo do Duque de Cadaval 17 Rossio Train Station, Lisbon 1200-160 Portugal
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Getting there
Great for walkers
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Ella R wrote a review Aug 2023
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Joao, Martini and Thais made it an amazing stay. Super helpful and welcoming, really made it feel like home. Would happily stay here again. It’s also part of the train station which makes it super convenient. It’s well insulated so you barely hear any noise.
Only thing I would change would be the cut out for the plugs don’t match where the plug sockets are. Can still get to them but it’s just a little harder.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AussieNikonGirl wrote a review Jun 2020
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the pleasure of staying at this hostel for 6 nights in January. Location is unbeatable, in the heart of Lisbon, inside a gorgeous Art Nouveau train station (convenient for catching the train to Sintra).

From the start, the staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The hostel is very social, with a large common area with a bar/cafe, pool table, guitars, piano, hammock and kitchen, providing many opportunities to meet fellow travellers. The hostel also organises tours everyday, I only managed to do one - a Fado walk & dinner, which was really well organised - but I was the only one from the hostel on it, the other people were from other hotels.

Also, as a solo female traveler, I felt extremely safe here, at night there is a member of staff on duty to buzz you in late at night. I stayed in a large private room, gorgeous design, light and airy, with a private bathroom (which was very small, even for a petite lady like me). My only recommendation would be to add more power outlets to charge devices in the common area and in the rooms.

I want to thank all the superb staff for making me feel like a part of the family: Ricardo, Daniel, Renata, Catarina, Hugo, the cook and a lady with a fringe (whom I can't recall her name). I look back on my time in Lisbon with fond memories, all centred around the atmosphere and advice given by you all. X
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sharon K wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hostel is situated at the core of the city, giving the great access to any of touristic spots that you need to go. Train platform is literally 2 steps away.
The place is on the second floor (to some non-European cultures, third floor) of the Rossio train station where you take train to Sintra (most of travelers would take a day trip). There is a really cool hallway where all the other travelers get along. They offer breakfast and evening-sangria which I loved, and you don't need to bring your own padlocks for the lockers which I found very convenient (5 Euros deposit for a card key but you'll get it back anyway). Although I guess they charge you for towels (not sure because I brought my own). Rooms are spacious, and they have enough shower booth (which was one of the best shower booth that I have ever used, they have separate change room for each shower - small but convenient). But remind you that I went there on December...
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from DestinationHostels, Guest Relations Manager at Lisbon Destination Hostel
Responded Jan 2, 2020
We are glad you got to take full advantage of our strategically located chic hostel! Being located inside a beautiful historic train station like Rossio is a very unique asset. At Lisbon Destination you are in the middle of everything with the world at your doorstep making your traveling times efficient, while still being able to enjoy and relax quietly if you choose to. We are happy you enjoyed the homemade breakfast and sangria, both hits with our guests <3 . It's good you travel with your own towel, but if you forget next time, we offer free towels and toiletries :) Looking forward to seeing you again, happy 2020!
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MaritzaV wrote a review Jan 2020
Galveston, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I enjoyed my stay here for the most part. All the employees were incredibly helpful, outgoing; the facilities were clean and the location was superb. I do believe the rooms were a tad small for 8 people and to share one restroom but if you just sleep there and keep yourself organized then its not a big issue. I do want to point that the restroom was next door, so there was always that option.
This hostel is in the same building as one of the main metro station and close to so many neighborhoods, so you cannot go wrong with this. Shout out to Los Guapos, Daniel and Ricardo! Extremely helpful and kind!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from DestinationHostels, Owner at Lisbon Destination Hostel
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Hola! Gracias por tus lindos comentarios!!!!!! We loved having you here. Now you have to come back again to try the rest of our activities -you're definitely going to love our wild beach tour! We hope to see you again soon!
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Santolo M wrote a review Nov 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hostel is located inside Rossio station in the center of Lisbon and it is therefore in an excellent strategic position to take metro, trains or simply visit the city center.
The facility has both common rooms and private rooms with private bathroom included. The whole experience can be summed up as a mix between an hostel and a modern hotel.
Once inside you are immediately captured by the welcoming atmosphere. The interiors are filled with trees, plants, hammocks and numerous common areas such as sofas and tables.
The atmosphere is international and it is possible to have conversation and make friends at the bar located at the entrance. In particular, in our 4 evenings at the hostel the employees Bruno and Derrick were magnificent in creating an atmosphere of conviviality and friendship making all guests feel at home. Really well done guys!

The only small drawback is that the hostel gives the possibility of a breakfast for 5 euros where you can choose different things from a list of sweet and savory foods. The quantity is indisputable but the quality did not seem exceptional to me, even considering how in the city it is possible to have abundant breakfasts for much less.

Otherwise all great, highly recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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shawnapol wrote a review Aug 2021
Flemington, New Jersey
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the third stop on my fiancé’s and I’s trip in Portugal. We arrived at the hostel expecting to be somewhat comfortable (we both have had experience in super cheap to more expensive international and domestic hostels); however, we were met with otherwise. Even though the room itself was clean, the faucet was hanging over the edge of the sink therefore water was spilling all over the counter and the floor, making a huge mess. The room itself was very hot even though an air conditioning unit was made available in the room.

All of the above would not have been a problem if this last issue was not present. My fiancé and I were told that laundry services were available; however had to be done by the staff. We were instructed the night that we got in that they would be accepting laundry the next day starting at 8 am with a 2–3 hour turn around time. My fiancé brought the laundry down around 8:10 and was told approx 4-5 hours. We spent the day around Lisbon and came back around 4.5 hours after we dropped it off and we’re told that our laundry wasn’t put into the wash yet! The girl promptly atarted our laundry and gave us a 2 hour turn around time. We had lunch and came back 2 hours later and were told by a different staff member that the laundry was just put in the dryer and that our clothsa wouldn’t be ready for another hour. My fiancé and I got coffee…1 hour later. We went back and laundry was barely dry (we had reservations in Sintra which we were already late for), we decided to give up on having dry clothes, they gave us our laundry in a basket in the common area where I had to fold up my damp clothing.

Completely upset about the experience to the point where we cancelled our reservation for our final evening in Portugal for a hotel room that was only an extra 70 euros. Would not recommend!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SnappleSpice wrote a review Aug 2022
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was honestly disappointed I could not spend more time in this hostel! It has been several years since I stayed in a dorm, but being here reminded me how much I enjoy them. The location is PERFECT, an easy (and cheap) taxi ride in from the airport, and close to lots of public transportation. The hostel is located in a beautiful train station, which is both convenient if you are going to Sintra and unique. They offer a cheap and good breakfast, stored my bags in a locked room when I showed up early, and have free walking tours available (the one I did was EXCELLENT and a great introduction to Lisbon). My bed in the 8 person female only dorm was great, privacy screenings all around the bed, a mini fan, an outlet, and a large locker on the floor. The room also had it's own tiny but private toilet and shower. Everything was kept very clean, the common area is nicely decorated with lots of spaces to sit and hang out. The staff were also very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Samantha wrote a review Jan 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is by far the nicest hostel I’ve ever been to. I stayed in a mixed dorm one night. The beds had curtains for privacy and safes that are locked by key cards so you don’t have to worry about bringing a lock. The other three nights I stayed in a private room and it was really nice. Huge tv with Netflix included while still getting the social experience of a hostel. EVERY MEMBER OF THE STAFF went above and beyond. If you are staying in Lisbon this is defiantly the place to stay!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from DestinationHostels, Owner at Lisbon Destination Hostel
Responded Jan 29, 2020
Hey! We are happy to know that our wonderful Hostel makes you feel at home also thanks to our staff :) Sounds like you know how to both chill AND mingle, a perfect balance for a great travel experience <3. Our privacy curtains are a nice touch for when you want to rest and feel secluded for sure! We Hope you visit us again soon in beautiful Lisbon.
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pmcrae582124 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sarnia, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff was very friendly. Their was music playing and beer pong until quiet time, where we were moved to the adjacent bar so we didn’t disturb the rest of the hostel. We booked a private room. Our room was clean and had towels for us to use. Wonderful atmosphere with a large common space. Breakfast was plentiful with cereal, toast, pancakes, coffee, juice, yogurt, etc.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Joao Teixeira, Proprietário at Lisbon Destination Hostel
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Hello! Thanks for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us from morning to night! Our plentiful and delicious breakfast is made with love every morning and we gather to celebrate a fun day's work sharing sangria with our guests in the early evening. We love making sure our guests feel at home in and out of the property by giving you the best local inside scoop and also amazing curated experiences with our staff; who get to tour the city with you while sharing history, street art, nature and delicious food and wine with you!
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John Doe wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I checked in for one night but ended up staying for the rest of my trip. The rooms and facilities are clean and the staff is very helpful. Ricardo is a great host and will probably offer you free sangria in the evening. The only negative thing was when I ordered whiskey and I Catalina poured me waaay too much. One of the best hostels I stayed in. Also, best location!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from DestinationHostels, Guest Relations Manager at Lisbon Destination Hostel
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Big pour of whisky on vacation seems like a good problem to have ;) . We love that we made you feel at home during your stay in Lisbon, come back any time. Connect on IG with until next time :) @DestinationHost
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Lisbon, Portugal11 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi there, unfortunable we cant serve breakfast earlier due to the fresh bread arrival time. But i am sure the night reception person will not mind providing coffee, tea, and a mug of cereals with milk. You will be also missing our fresh home made pancakes that are only available during breakfast from 8 to 10:30h.
Answer from OLEG I
Moscow, Russia241 contributions40 helpful votes
The best way is to use metro. Metro runs about every 6 minutes from 0630 until 1am every day. From Airport Station you have to go to ALAMEDA and change to the Telheiras - Cais do Sodre line in the direction of Cais do Sodre.Your destination station is ROSSIO. The hostel is just around the corner of Rossio square
Paul O asked a question Mar 2018
County Monaghan, Ireland5,326 contributions205 helpful votes
Are towels provided or do I need to bring my own or can i rent a towel there?
Lisbon, Portugal11 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi Paul. first towel is included as our courtesy, if you will want more towels they are available to rent at a cost of 1,5€/towel. We don't do all for free as a environmental friendly policy, to regulate the use. Cheers, Joao
Answer from kateDestpaul
149 contributions50 helpful votes
Hy The lockers are not electronic but I think there's no problem about that because the entrance is keeping all the day 24/24. I dont know the time of the breakfast but it's really good. You must wash your dishes after that. Enjoy.
HTM asked a question May 2017
Belfast, United Kingdom63 contributions66 helpful votes
How far is the nearest beach?
Answer from Jack G
Barcelona, Spain4 contributions3 helpful votes
There isn't a beach in Lisbon but the closest one is about 30minutes as we were told by the hostel. I never actually went to it though.
Hamish H wrote a tip Jan 2024
Stirling, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's inside a train station, if you go in via the ground entrance there's a couple of sets of escalators to go up or an elevator. "
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AD M wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good cooking facilities. Nearby supermarket if you want to save money."
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Maddie W wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can drink the tap water woooo"
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Rona wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The train is right there and the drive was about 40 minutes, but make sure there are no strikes when you go. Also bring good walking shoes"
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Jamie P wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just day goes!!"
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PRICE RANGE
C$89 - C$411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Rossio Patio Hostel
LOCATION
PortugalCentral PortugalLisbon DistrictLisbonBaixa, Rossio & Restauradores
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lisbon Destination Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Lisbon Destination Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Duque da Rua (0.2 km), Luvaria Ulisses (0.3 km), and Wild Walkers (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lisbon Destination Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Lisbon Destination Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Lisbon Destination Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Floresta Das Escadinhas, 2Monkeys, and Brazilian Concept Lisboa.
Is Lisbon Destination Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Lisbon.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lisbon Destination Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lisbon Destination Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Lisbon Destination Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castelo de São Jorge (0.7 km), Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (6.0 km), and Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora (1.1 km).
Is Lisbon Destination Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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