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“Amazing place in the centre of LISBON”
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Pensao Globo
Ranked #217 of 255 Hotels in Lisbon
Reviewed 29 November 2013

I have been for two days,it s a nice place in the BARRIO ALTO,it is in the centre of Lisbon,everything it s near and you can walk around easily,it is a very nice place very cheap and very clean.I stayed alone in a double bed with a private bathroom:clean and comfortable,no noise in the night,agreeable staff multilingual. I very enjoyed this place,and i wish i come back soon

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Located in the Barrio Alto which is close to music venues and cafés and restaurants but on a quiet street this met with all our requirements. On our second night there we were upgraded to a better room.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank jon_tbone
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

I stayed in a room located at the first floor. The room was little and the tiny bathroom had a glass door, but it was good as I was alone. I didn't booked when I arrived there so they did a very good price, 20 euros. At a hostel price, I had a private room with a private bathroom: excellent!!!!!! I will come back in Lisbon in june and I surely want to stay in Pensao Globo again. It's in the heart of Bairro Alto, but it is in a quiet position. In the very nearby you have a very good point view of the city. The nearest metro station is Restauradores (then you have to take the Gloria elevator: it costs 3,60 euros if you pay it onboard so remember to recharge your Lisbon transport card!! Chiado is 10 minutes walking. Perfect position. Nice people.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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4  Thank stefania r
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

I stayed here for the second time during the Easter week (Semana Santa) here in early April. They've renovated and improved this pension a LOT from the first time I stayed here in 2004. Each room now has it's own bath - if you're staying alone it is no problem, but if you're with someone you aren't intimately familiar with be sure you check the particular room first. The first room we were in was on the 2nd floor with a tiny, but separate bathroom. We thought it was too dark and so we moved up to the 3rd floor - much nicer room but this bathroom was separated by a frosted, sliding glass door so it doesn't allow for much privacy. It didn't matter to us, and the fact the the Globo is located at the top of Barrio Alto's 'transvia' with a view of the city and groovy bars and restaurants within a minute's walk makes this a perfect place to stay. The rooms on the top floor are the best - worth the price if you want a bit more quiet and more space.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Kathleen H
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

This little guesthouse was a real gem. I travelled with a group of friends and we all liked it. The location is fantastic and there are plenty of options for shopping and eating nearby.
The rooms are all individually decorated, modern and stylish.
The staff of the guesthouse (especially Elena and Gisela) went over and beyond of what was expected of them and made our stay that extra special.

The thing that wasn't so good was that the double beds in some of the rooms are a bit on the small size...
Also, if noise bothers you, you might want to bring some earplugs with you. While the guesthouse is located in a quiet street, it is still in Bairro Alto which is the nightlife area of Lisboa and some noise is inevitable.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Kiki1105
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Reviewed 28 September 2010

We stayed for two nights at Pensao Globo hotel at the end of September with a big group of friends and whilst the staff was friendly and Virginie at Saga Travel (the booking agency we booked through) was really, really helpful, this hotel was a real let down with few positives and loads of negatives.

Pensao Globo Hotel is a small hotel with a range of different room sizes. We had a small double room, and it was indeed small. And it looked nothing like the website gallery unfortunately.

Good points
* Location – the hostel is located in the Barrio Alto so is perfectly situated for nightlife and restaurants – a night out in the Barrio Alto is not to be missed
* Staff – friendly, accommodating and fluent in English
* Cleanliness – the rooms are very clean
* Hairdryer available on request – and it was a good one

Not so good points
* Paper thin walls -we could hear our neighbours using the shower, toilet and talking
* Noisy pipes - which made a really loud noise starting as soon as the first guest was up in the morning
* Uncomfortable & noisy beds - each time my boyfriend moved in the bed I was woken up
* Useless, dusty pillows
* Tiny rooms – hardly enough room to swing a cat.
* Awful bathroom – some rooms have separate bathrooms but not all. We had one with
a sliding frosted door which didn’t close properly. OK if with your partner, but not ideal if sharing with friends like some of our group.
* Towels like sandpaper
* Our toothbrushes left on top of the toilet by cleaners – what more can I say other than
disgusting and so unhygienic! Totally inappropriate!
* Terribly designed shower – the shower head hangs from the ceiling and there is nowhere to fix it on the wall. So if you want to wash your hair or use shower gel you have to switch the shower off to do so unless you want to soak the room. Then when you switch on again you either freeze or get scalded.
* Doorbell to let you in and out – not good when people come in at 4am and then others leave at 6am as you can hear it throughout the hotel

Overall I din't feel this place was good value for money. We would rather have spent €10 or €20 more for a night in somewhere like the Ibis or another hotel as this was the worst night sleep in a long time!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Hannah75
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Reviewed 18 September 2010

Our experience with Pensao Globo has been really positive. Despite its location (in the centre of Barrio Alto - the nightlife area in Lisbon) is a quite peaceful place to stay. Our room at first floor (n. 202) is really big and comfortable. Its location is really good to visit Lisbon because it's really near (5 minutes by foot) to the metro station of Baixa-Chiado and there are also many bus that have stops close to the Pensao.
The best thing hasn't been any of these but the warm hospitality from one of the best host we have ever met: Gisela! She has been very helpful giving always the best suggestions and lessons about portuguese life.
Our stay in Lisbon wouldn't have been the same without her!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: Rua da Teixeira 37 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1200-459, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre , Encarnação
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Ranked #217 of 255 Hotels in Lisbon
Number of rooms: 16
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