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Almaa Sintra Hostel

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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This is possibly one of my favourite homes away from home. I have nothing but great things to say about this place. The staff (Christina and Ricardi) are helpful, funny, and passionate. Our baby was treated like a rockstar. The breakfast is good (we bought eggs to have some extra protein.) The grounds are a gorgeous oasis away from the... More 

Thank blondfamilytravels
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

For the money it's a nice place to stay. The room was big and the place is cosy. Seems to be an alternative/hippie place The bathroom and showers are not the best but ok. The breakfast was acceptable and the service very friendly. Overall I'd recommend it

Thank Azeotrope560
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Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

You won't like this place: - if you want to party or watch TV. - you don't like dogs - you're expecting a 3, 4 or 5 star hotel. - 15-20 minute walk (1.2km) from historical centre. - lovely tranquil atmosphere in quiet location close to Quinta De Regailleira - friendly and good vibes and well thought out public space.... More 

Thank Jethro672
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

Away from the noise and tourists but walking distance from the town centre, this amazing hostel is a fabulous heaven with 12th century garden and the most welcoming, charming staff ever.I'll be back and have told all my friends.

Thank Caroline A
Bruton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

The sacred land, amazingly warm staff and beautiful land that make up Almaa are second to none, there is no where like it and we loved our visit so so much we stayed longer than we had planned and re visit as much as we can as we now live in Portugal!! Big thanks to Joao, Elizabet, Chris and Vitoria... More 

1 Thank Julian M
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

This hostel greeted us in the best possible way! We wanted a cozy and calm place to stay in for our one evening in Sintra, and we found exactly what we were looking for. With it's short distance from the super-touristic center of Sintra, we felt like being miles away from everything else but the nature. Clean and simple, cozy... More 

Thank Kelly K
Kaunas, Lithuania
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

Wonderful place to stay for those who love old (really old I mean) buildings with long history. You'll find a lot for you imagination especially after girls at reception story about that the building was built in 12 century and las family left hose only 5 years ago So I "could" see families life during ages in this house

Thank Pleksne
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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Very Nice stay in a peaceful setting in sintra. I great place for visiting Lissabon, cascais and sintra. The beds are nice and the bathrooms are clean. Great choice for your start of exploring Portugal. Greeting from à family from Holland ..,

Thank InekeSavenije
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

The place is brilliant, with a fantastic atmosphere and ethos that make it really stand out. It's tucked away just outside of town, and with the grounds and chill out area it is a lovely retreat too (seems like a great place to write a novel!) Something they don't advertise much, but that was a great surprise, was they also... More 

2 Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Hostel is only a 5-10min walk from the historical centre but feels a million miles away from the hoards of tourists. Loved the garden and the relaxed atmosphere. Staff were really friendly. Breakfast was great. We're not vegetarian, but after a few weeks of eating ham, cheese and bread we really really enjoyed the home cooked organic vegan dinners offered... More 

Thank Simone M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Almáa Sintra Hostel is a retreat center and an Eco Hostel located in the heart of the Sintra Mountain Range which cultural landscape is classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. Our house is sited in a property considered the oldest in Sintra, dated back to the 12st century, with 3,5 ha of luxurious gardens. We offer private and shared rooms in a heavenly environment. The Hostel was named Almáa, which means "The Water" in Arabic, due to the influence of the moors in this region and the fantastic natural spring water that supplies the house, and waters the gardens. "Alma" also means soul in some Latin languages. Our beliefs in sustainability and in helping one another, made us manufacture our furniture with recycled materials done by local artists with the help of third sector entities (charities, voluntary organizations and social enterprises) that are also our main suppliers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Almaa Sintra Hostel

Address: Caminho dos Frades | Quinta dos Lobos, Sintra 2710-560, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Sintra Municipality > Sintra
Price Range: $36 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“If you want privacy opt for a family room to your self.”
 of 5 bubbles JulianM865, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I thing any room here is nice”
 of 5 bubbles Pleksne, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are special! Advise for a couple, suites with private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Mariadepalma, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
“If you travel alone in Sintra please go home before 7pm because is no one in the street and is dark.”
 of 5 bubbles karene870, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I got a room facing the mountains. The hostel was quiet in most of the floors”
 of 5 bubbles Caril14, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
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