A colorful, lively hostel in the heart of Lisbon that lives up to its name.
For my return to traveling after a 2 month break in London, I was looking for a hostel in Lisbon that was central, where I could meet other travelers, enjoy a nice environment plus get some useful information about the city. Goodmorning Hostel ticked all these boxes!
Design and Environment
A short walk from Restauradores Metro station, the hostel is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and bars. The hostel entrance is slightly concealed as it is reached by first going through a souvenir shop. Once the staff buzz you in, a couple of flights of stairs brings you to the reception. I was immediately impressed by the colorful and quirky design of the lounge, furniture and hallways. The reception leads through to a large, open-plan kitchen and dining table area.
My dorm was clean and to a high standard. Beds had privacy curtain, comfy mattress and shelf. During my stay in Lisbon the weather took a chilly turn, so the room was not too warm with the window open – I can’t say what it would be like in summer. There was a little noise from the street but nothing that disturbed my sleep.
My floor had a shower room with 4 cubicles that were clean and had constant running hot water. There was no shower gel or shampoo provided so bring your own.
What I liked best
One of the best things about staying at Goodmorning Hostel was waking up for breakfast! Stumbling half awake into the kitchen each morning I was welcomed cheerfully by the staff who were busy making fresh waffles, frying eggs, sausages and toasted sandwiches. Tea, coffee and cereal were also available. This might even beat the free breakfast offered by Avenue Hostel in Budapest.
The hostel does a lot to provide social and cultural activities. I didn’t get to try it out but the cooking lesson looked like a lot of fun. The staff without exception work really hard to make everyone feel welcome and by the end of my five day stay I felt like part of the family.
What could be improved?
Hard to find fault so I won’t.
Praça dos Restauradores 65, 1250-188 Lisboa