Monday, July 23, 2012

the independente hostel & suites

the independente hostel & suites. lisbon, portugal.

this 100 year old residence has been transformed into the independente hostel & suites in lisbon, portugal, located in the center of the bairro alto & principe real districts. a total renovation in july 2011 turned this palace, originally built to become the swiss ambassador's official residence at the start of the previous century, into a hip hostel with 108 beds within 13 dorm rooms. there are also four private suites for the traveler who may want to enjoy the communal vibe & big friendly dinners with a bit more privacy.  

each suite has a balcony that overlooks the tagus river. the hostel has high ceilings & huge, spacious rooms that include a private lounge in each dorm room. the art deco influenced design features vintage rockers, reclaimed chairs & other flea market finds. the independente has a bar/restaurant called 'the decadente' that has large communal tables for family style dining as well as smaller tables for a more intimate dining experience. portuguese cuisine from locally sourced food is served, along with seasonal cocktails & a secluded beer garden.

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