Budget, Hotels

Travellers House, Lisbon

May 23, 2012 by

Picture a hostel, and what do you see? Someplace basic and a little humorless, with bunk beds and long lists of rules? Or maybe something a little more lively, where “lively” means scores of loud, drunken backpackers?

Whatever the image, chances are the first thing to your mind is not a stylish boutique hotel. But, luckily, there is a growing trend for super-budget accommodations that actually appear more “hotel” than “hostel.”

Take Travellers House, a popular hostel located in a 250-year-old building in Baixa, the historical center of Lisbon.¬†There’s free coffee and tea all day, free breakfast in the morning, fast free Internet with loaner iPads, and welcoming common areas like a shared kitchen, TV/DVD room, music lounge, and library.

All for around $75 for a private double room with shared bath — less than half that if you’re willing to bunk in a 4- or 6-person dorm. A nearby location offers modern studio apartments with kitchenette for under $65.

The staff is legendary for their warm welcome to travelers. They’re always happy to store your luggage, lend you a guidebook, or tell you where to find a great meal. Past guests rave about the place, and¬†Hostelworld readers have rated Travellers House as the best hostel in the world.

Images: Travellers House on Facebook

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  1. Julie C. says:

    It’s nice to know that there are decent places like this for affordable travel. Makes me want to dust off my backpack and get out into the world!

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