Ambiente Hostel is a quaint, stylish hostel of Lisbon, Portugal. Its design is a mixture of traditional as well as modern style.
Of all hostels, I loved Ambiente Hostel’s location. There is a bus stop right below the hostel. Like RIGHT BELOW IT! From there, you can reach the city center, train station, old town & many other places. This kind of connectivity makes Ambiente Hostel one of the most preferred hostels of Lisbon.
Apart from the owners taking care of the hostel, I have seen only one full time staff member. He’s definitely a one man army. He quickly did the check-in, showed us around the hostel & made us felt like home in no time.
If you get a chance, chat with Alex. He knows a lot about the Lisbon & other countries. I had a long chat about visiting Russia & he guided me in the most helpful manner. I hope I didn’t bore him with my long list of questions. 😛
I stayed in an 8-bed dorm which was spacious enough. There was a separate locker for each bed. A small sofa with enough space to keep the big bags.
Beds were really cool. Such comfortable beds with aesthetic ambience of the room resulted in a much needed peaceful sleep. They provide bed sheet, pillow cover & blanket. The balcony attached to the room offers a really good street view.
Ambiente Hostel also offers double rooms. Check it out if you don’t want to stay in dorms (Although I really recommend their dorms).
So Ambiente Hostel offers free breakfast. It’s neatly written & kept on the counter every morning. I loved the quality of food products they used in their breakfast.
The kitchen is modest in size but it scores big on usefulness. Neat & clean utensils, shiny crockery & modern electric equipment made our life easier from the food perspective for 3 days.
Amazing WiFi, if that’s your concern. The entire property is no-smoking. They do have a luggage storage facility as well. But let’s talk about the best part from a gamer’s perspective.
Ambiente Hostel’s lounge has a PS3! They have few good games which can be played anytime. They are planning to get a PS4 & more controllers soon. I think more hostels should follow this trend & get some gaming machines in their property! Good going, Ambiente Hostel! 😉
There’s nothing to complaint. Ambiente Hostel is located in a perfect location with great staff, great kitchen facility, amazing rooms & of course, my favourite – PS3. They are cost-effective & I highly recommend it.
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