NileGuide Expert Says:
Award-winning unpretentious hostel located near Lisbon’s main avenue.
Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 160
1150-282 Lisbon, Portugal
Avenida Liberdade/Marques de Pombal/Estefânia
tel: +351 309 881 038
NileGuide Expert tip:
The nourishing Portuguese soups are served up for free.
Housed in an early 20th-century building of historical interest, this spotless and functional family-run hostel features accommodation ranging from dorm-style rooms for four, six and ten persons, to twin rooms (with one, called "Alfama", boasting en-suite facilities). The bright, fresh ambiance extends to the fully equipped kitchen and the three common rooms, where guests can relax, watch movies, read or catch up on emails (there's free Wi-Fi and internet connections). The outside terrace is great in summer. Clean towels and linen are provided daily, and breakfast is complimentary. Central's homely, domestic atmosphere and personal service has won it worldwide recognition and several awards into the bargain.
Image: Paul Bernhardt