If this hostel would be a beer, it would definitely be Carlsberg. It’s voted as one of the most loved hostels by tourists in 2014 and after just a couple of minutes there you’ll have no questions left to ask.
The atmosphere. First, chances are that you’ll keep in touch with the staff even after you’re back home. Same thinking says that you don’t simply come here and stay just once. Every single time you’ll be in Portugal you’ll be returning to this place over and over again, just to find it even better than you left it. The building is almost 3 centuries old and it’s been entirely refurbished to assure the classiest atmosphere and the best of comfort you’ll get in the entire Portugal. There’s no need to mention how clean and spotless this place is, the reputation says it all.
But there’s nothing like opening your window widely in the morning to take a breath of fresh air and gaze at the iconic Sao Jorje Castle while covered in the colored bed sheets, with a cup of tea in your hands. The breakfast is delicious, by the time you’ve come to the common room it’s already been taken care of. From hair dryers to airport transfer, Portuguese food, day planning, comfy cushions, colored carpets and walking tours, there are very few things that this hostel doesn’t put at your service. A Mustang is one of them.
It’s said that it takes over 30 days for the human brain to form a habit. Here, this theory’s just a myth. You’ll find yourself stopping to have a chat with the staff before stepping out on the streets of Baixa every morning. People are going to help you plan your trips, give you insightful tips and even talk about the activities for the evening.
The hostel provides two separate common areas, so regardless of your moods and needs you’ll find just the perfect place to fit in. You can watch a motive or read a book. And the best part is that you don’t even have to have one with you, because the hostel has got its own library, for bohemian travelers who just wouldn’t feel complete without turning some pages every day.
And probably the best thing about this place isn’t even the ridiculously small price. It’s that at the end of a long day, after you’ve been roaming around and you come home tired for the night’s activities, you’re going to feel like home: you’ll be handed an iPad to post your impressions on Facebook, someone’s going to make you a hot cup of tea to unwind and relax. Your batteries are going to be charged in the cutest ways you’ve imagined. The lounge bar has daily activity, and a complete service with a cushy atmosphere. It’s the kind of place where you can enjoy the pulse of Lisbon in a natural, effortless way.
And before you check out, make sure you write your memories on the roof. Since you’ll definitely remember your stay at We Love F****** Tourists, it’s only polite to help the hostel remember of you as well, so that the reunion will be sweeter. I don’t think the hostel has got a motto – in all fairness, it doesn’t need one. But if it did, I wish it were: ‘Enter those who want, leave those who can!‘