I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The hostel has real character. The fact that the rooms are so spacious speaks for itself: the aim is not to turn travellers into sardines, but to provide an enjoyable budget place to use as a base for exploring Lisbon. The breakfast tables encourage people to talk to strangers, and I met some school-leavers on their first day of their first independent trip abroad, who reminded me of the joy of travelling. How different their experience would have been if they'd stayed in a sardine-tin hostel!