A week before departing for Lisbon I got a funny text from Summer… She couldn’t make her flight to Portugal and had a few things to sort out. Definitely not what you want to hear from the friend you are due to meet for vacation in just one week.
And with tours, it always comes down to the guide. Fortunately our guide Flecha was energetic, knowledgeable and fun. He made sure the tours were adjusted to our interests and by the end of the day felt like a new friend.
By the time I made it back to the hostel, I was just as pleased with everything else I discovered. The rooms were big and comfy. Instead of having to worry about a bulky key, I was issued one electronic key card that accessed my room and my locker beneath the bed.
Just outside were views of Lisbon’s colorful skyline and bustling streets. Summer and Ivan had to book at another location near Camoes Square, Lisbon’s unofficial meeting point. I was happy to discover it was only steps away. And while I could easily hop on a train at Rossio or Restauradores, everything I wanted was a short walk away.
Aside from the tours, I really enjoyed the social atmosphere of the place. At breakfast everyone sat down together and made plans for the day. In the afternoon and evening there were always people gathered in the common area mingling with each other or the friendly staff. I was so busy during my first few days in Lisbon, yet every time I sat down (even for just a few minutes) I made a new friend.
Everything about my stay was great so I decided to spend my last night at their other location when I returned to Lisbon from Lagos. I definitely recommend Lisbon Destination Hostel to anyone looking for a fun, social hostel in a great location. And don’t forget to book a few tours! I already miss all the amazing staff and guests I met in their hostels.