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Perfect Spot
Reviewed 22 January 2014

I really loved this hostel and Rita and Jon (and little Rookie) are wonderful hosts. From the moment we stepped in the door, we felt very welcomed; it's like a home away from home. Our room is hotel standard but with a great hostel vibe. There is lots of space to chill out and it is decorated beautifully and personally. Alice and I went surfing with a great instructor - Brian, that Jon set up for us. The breakfast was the nicest I've had in any hostel, creative and personal. The location is brilliant - close to the town, beach and train station. I really want to stay here again and I would recommend this place to everyone. <3

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

The perfect spot is definitely more than just a hostel! The place is really nice and tidy and the breakfast baskets that you'll have in the morning is a great way to start your day in Cascais. You can enjoy it anywhere, so why not in the luminous garden? (And for us Scandinavian coffee-drinkers; the coffee is really good!) And that’s not all, they will give you great advice about how you can spend your days, where to eat the best meals and if you’re lucky: you might taste some of John’s famous meatloaf (it’s freakin’ awesome). The hostel is situated close to the train station and there is a big supermarket close-by. In the evenings you can use the grill for barbeques or just hang out in one of the hammock, or just walk for 5 min downtown to the bars. It’s a big house and you’ll have lots of space. The atmosphere is just incredible and for me The perfect spot is like home away from home. I will absolutely be back this year again!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are great, I stayed in the big mixed dorm, great beds!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

I loved to stay at the Perfect Spot Lisbon Experience Hostel !! My friend and I needed accommodation for a time, but we didn't expect it to be that Perfect ! The Hostel is very big and very clean. It's stylish, original and very peaceful. We had a great time there. We met people from all over the world in our 3 week vacation. We just didn’t want to go home afterwards, haha.. The owners, Rita and John, are the most loving and fun couple that I've met. They become friends after a while, so it was like we were home but in an even better place. They organize a lot for everyone. They help you with finding everything you want and need. From surfing on the Guincho beach, to walking on the Mountains of Sintra, they are there to help. Cascais is also placed perfectly with beautiful beaches, sights and a very friendly population. The center of Cascais and the beach (where you can find anything) is 5 minutes walking from the hostel. It’s also very easy to go to the center of Lisbon, because the train station is close to the hostel as well. The hostel itself is a perfect place to rest and to take a break from the hard work you may have gotten. The spot for a little or big vacation. You can come with friends, family or even alone. When me and my friend arrived, we actually stayed 3 days in the hostel before we went to see the city, Cascais. The Hostel was just so peaceful that we didn’t want to go out. It sounds too good to be true, but it really is very very good. Me and my friend are definitely going back. When we got back home, we told all our friends how great it was and we are going this year again, but this time with a lot of friends! We are also going to meet the friend we made at the Hostel itself. Really looking forward to it! We really can’t wait to go back to that little paradise !!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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jon_hush, Owner at Perfect Spot, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2014

sweet Edna,

we don't know how to thank you for all the support that you girls gave to us since the first second that you arrived to Perfect Spot. you were one of our first guests of all and it was amazing to feel all the entusiasm and happiness that you girls had checking the house. it gave us strenght and we'll never forget that. you're gift is still in the same place and is going to stay there! ;) we can't wait to see you again and to meet your friends this summer! :)

lots of love from Portugal,
Rita & Jon (& Rookie) :)

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

The hostel has beautiful atmosphere and is really nice! Hostel is nicely furnished (big and clean kitchen, biliard, etc.), most things were done by Jon and Rita. It is situated close to the main beach in Cascais. It has a huge garden with lots of chillout areas, fireplace and grill. Inside the garden there is also big parking place where you can park your car safely.
Rita and John are lovely, helpful and always give you some special tip where to go.
I spent there almost 2 weeks and it was great time. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay there :)

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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jon_hush, Owner at Perfect Spot, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2014

hi Peter,

thank you so much for everything.
you were our first windsurfer at the hostel! good times! :)
see you soon! send our love to Katarina.

love from Portugal,
Rita & Jon

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Perfect Spot was the perfect Location for a Holiday trip to Portugal for me! The House itsself is perfect for relaxing and you have also everything you need to spend a good time with friends like billard or a bbq grill. The Sea is really close and you can walk there within 5 minutes, so you dont need a car. The owners Rita and John were really nice and helped us out in every way they could! if i ever go back to lisbon one day i will go to perfect spot for sure!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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jon_hush, Owner at Perfect Spot, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2014

hi Daniel,

thanks a lot. we hope to see you soon.
and please bring all the crew with you again! :)

love from Portugal,
Rita & Jon

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

The week in the hostel was super relaxed. Never saw somebody taking that much care of their guests like the owners of the "perfect spot" did. Anything you needed,they made it happen.
What i liked about the house was the cleaness and espeacially the quite area it was based in.
You can relax in the backyard, cook your own food in the kitchen, or just walk through the little city and make your own experience.

Perfect!

Obrigado!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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jon_hush, Owner at Perfect Spot, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2014

hello Angelo,

muito obrigado! :) you took care of us really well too, it was incredible how such big group of guys was so careful and organized in the kitchen. the perfect team! and the burguers were to die for. thanks a lot for the great week! :)

love from Portugal,
Rita & Jon

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Reviewed 17 December 2013

It was a very nice and pleasant stay (4.5 weeks). I was loving the 100% satisfaction service. Very clean. Interior relaxing - in different parts of the house different interior style. And spacious - loving this style! And most things are self-made - i can't do it better!
TV, WiFi, Kitchen (everyday clean! - suitable for germans... ;)), Billiard-table, very nice garden... absolutely great!!
Close to old town (nice cafes, restaurants, sights, coastline, cliffs, beach...). Railway station, 2 supermarkets, Busterminal, McDonalds, ATMs... in less than 10 mins. Not far away from Lisbon, Sintra, National Park, Guincho (surf spot! - absolutely great...), Cabo da Roca...
And close to Cascais is also possible to rock climbing (marked with skill-level and ensured with safe-guard-rings for rope).

I was not booking in advance and arriving late at night - John was so kind and friendly welcoming.
Would never forget that stay ... and coming around again... soon!!

Room Tip: Trust Rita and John - i was watching them long enough... ;-))
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Perfect Spot

Address: Avenida de Sintra 354, Cascais 2750-494, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Cascais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Cascais
Price Range: £26 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A COUNTRYSIDE STYLE HOUSE, RIGHT IN TOWN'S CENTER,where you'll feel so comfortable and welcome that you're going to stay longer! Perfect Spot is a charming house with an amazing garden that creates a natural and peaceful environment around it. It's a house full of good energy, truly quiet and peaceful, but still with everything you need just a few meters away: supermarkets, local market, shopping mall, free bikes for visitors, lots of shops, restaurants, bars and even festivals during the summer. You no longer need to choose between city life and peace of mind, here we have it all! BETWEEN THE SEA, THE CITY AND THE MOUNTAIN, our hostel provides you a complete experience of our country. In a 5 minute-walk you can go to the beach, get the bus to Sintra mountain or the train to Lisbon's center and get there in less than 30 minutes. Get lost in the city, go for a hike in the woods, relax at the beach, climb the cliffs or surf every day. Just do what you love. Here you'll find the experience that you're searching for. THE PERFECT GETAWAY TO HAVE AMAZING HOLIDAYS that you deserve and we'll be right next to you to make sure that you'll have the best of Portugal. We're locals and we love our city so we'll be your best guides in your adventure through Lisbon. Contact us or more. We take care of everything for you. ... more   less 
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