The Telegraph - As if dropped from heaven on one of Lisbon’s most beautiful spots, the stylishly breezy Independente Hostel & Suites is housed behind a 19th-century façade facing the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, a belvedere with views across the city to the Castle of St. George. read more
Independent - Housed in a 19th-century façade facing the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântar, the Independente Hostel & Suites offers affordable grandeur. Once the official residence of the Swiss Ambassador, parquet floors and ornate stucco ceilings mix with 1960s sofas. read more
Time Out - The meeting point for Lisbon's coolest people to have a drink in the evening, eat dinner or have a Sunday brunch.
It is one of the city's coolest hotels thanks not only to a bold décor – mixing antiques and old TV sets with designer furniture – but to the charming century-old building, with its wooden floors, painted ceilings and big wide windows; it was once the residence of the Swiss ambassador. read more
Frommers - On one side, high windows look out over the gardens of São Pedro de Alcântara, offering one of the best views of downtown Lisbon and São Jorge Castle on the opposite hill.
Expect minimalist decor. Furniture consists only of bunks with built-in lockers hewn from bare, recycled wood. But the cotton sheets are crisp and clean, there's a spacious kitchen, and a cool, light-filled lounge that hosts movie nights and occasional impromptu live music. read more
The Independente Suites & Terrace, Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara, Lisbon, Portugal