Everyone loves staying in hostels located in ‘food areas’ where you can easily taste the most traditional, typical and delicious specialties of a foreign city just at your doorstep. With an ideal location and excellent services, Chill Out Hostel is a wonderful choice of accommodation for foodies. Read on to explore further details about this wonderful choice of accommodation.
Great location for eating and sightseeing
The hostel is located on Rua Nogueira e Sousa, nearby the Praça do Marquês de Pombal Square where the bus departs from/to the airport and close to the Bairro Alto District. From here, walk along the R. de Santa Marta and you will pass by the Gloria Funicular, lots of beautiful street artwork and old houses before reaching the touristic area with various Portuguese restaurants and attractions. Rossio Square - the heart of Lisbon is only about a 15 minute walk from the hostel.
Chill Out Hostel is also located right next to a top quality, affordable restaurant. You can enjoy typical Portuguese meals with fresh seafood dishes during both lunch and dinner time for as low as 5 EUR (~5.40 USD) per person. As the nearby Rampa tends to be extremely crowded during midday, another option is to stop by Apache Pastelaria for a quick lunch. One lunch set costs even less - approximately 4 EUR (roughly 5 USD).
Top friendly atmosphere
There’s a 24-hour reception, though the staff often go for quick lunch or dinner in the restaurant next to the hostel. Don’t worry if you arrive too early to check in. Guests can always leave their luggage in the storage room and go explore the city. Important belongings can be left at the reception desk. Just ask for help! The Chill Out Hostel team is extremely helpful and outgoing. The main lounge is on the first floor. Guests can enjoy watching television, playing guitars and chatting with fellow travellers here.
Free breakfast and self-service kitchen
Lying on the opposite side of the hang-out area, the kitchen is fully equipped for guests’ use. You can self-serve free breakfast on the balcony while enjoying the fresh air and sun of the Mediterranean Portugal. Feel free to cook anytime but remember to wash your dishes afterwards.
The hostel has two floors in total. There are a couple of room options for guests including 8-bed dorms, 6-bed dorms, 4-bed dorms, twin rooms, double-bed rooms and single rooms with prices ranging from 12 to 40 EUR (roughly 13 to 43 USD). This is one of the cheapest deals you can get in Lisbon as well as in Europe. There is a tax of 1 EUR (~1.08 USD) and key deposit of 2 EUR (~2.17 USD) added to the price to be paid upon your check-in. Besides breakfast, bed linen is also included in the price. There are toilets and showers on each floor.
Tips for booking your stay in Lisbon
As Lisbon is a very hilly city that requires lots of intensive walking and hiking to explore, prepare your most comfortable shoes for your trip to Portugal. Don’t stay too far from the city centre to save time for transportation. Though Lisbon city centre is easy to get around on foot, there are many districts to discover. You may want to purchase a day pass for metro, tram and buses. If you don’t use public transportation too much, get a normal travel pass and load money on it.