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Downtown Design Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #350 of 468 Speciality Lodging in Lisbon
Barcelona, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Sobrevalorado”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stayed 2 nights in the family room (1 doble bed, 2 single beds).The problem was the terrible smell of cats piss.
The bathroom is shared.
The day we wanted to leave they told us that we cant pay with credit card because the machine doesn't work. The credit card machine worked perfectly but they wanted to save the taxes...??

Next time I will try a different Hostel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2013

I stayer here with my mom as part our family trip, the experience was great we were really happy with everything. Good breakfast included, nice view of the city and I believe the key was the staff, the guys were extremely nice to us, helping us to plan everything, special thanks to Carlos for making our stay so good.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Uk
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

I stayed at this hostel with my boyfriend. We had a private room with shared bathroom and stayed one night. The hostel itself has a great relaxed atmosphere, with friendly English-speaking staff. You can access the place 24 hours and it's in a great central location. There's also a great restaurant right across the street!

Free breakfast is good but get there early if it's busy as it does get eaten (but will be replaced)! Beds are comfortable and the rooms are big! Shared bathroom didn't pose much of a problem as there are other toilets in the lounge area. Lounge area has fantastic views and free digital TV and wifi (with a computer to use too). There's also a fully-equipped kitchen you can use any time too!

Can't recommend this place enough, great value for money.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank IzzieHunter
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We stayed 7 nights in Downtown Design Hostel and we really liked it. We'd go there again!

- The buffet breakfast is very good, there's eggs, cheese, jam, cake and much more.
- The location is great! When you're in the common rooms, you've a beautiful view to the Rossio Place. Altough, the hostel is situated right next to a peep show, but it wasn't annoying (no noice, no weird people, nothing). The hostel is on the 3th floor: no elevator, only stairs.
- We shared the bathroom and sometimes (especially in the morning) we had to wait.
- One thing: we wanted to go to Sintra (a tour the staff offers) but we wanted to go a whole day (there's a lot to see) first it was ok for the staff, later not any more, they were available between 14h and 17h. So we said no thanks and took the train (which was also cheaper €5 in staid of €12)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

My boyfriend and me spent 5 nights day in Downtown Design Hostel. This hostel has really great location, but everything else is overrated. Only 2 bathrooms are available, first is near the lounge area (which is nice) and it is really small, and the second one is in the part where most rooms are (where we also had room). Only one bathroom (that means one toilet, one shower...) on cca 10 people? Not enough.
Our room had only bad and one chair (no closets, no shelves and nothing to put things). Breakfast was OK, but sometimes there was nothing to eat or drink and we have to wait for them to bring or cook...or leave hungry.
But the worst thing happened when we were leaving - we couldn't pay with credit card or any other card, only with cash. Of course, we didn't have enough cash and had to go to cash machine. The girl on the reception didn't speak English and it was quite complicated. We heard afterwards (from one hotel owner in Portugal) that they probably do that because they don't want to pay state taxes. Whatever, but it is strange not to be able to pay with credit card in 2013.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Great location. Clean sheets. Good breakfast. Nice staff. The only problem was the bathroom. There are 2 bathrooms and one of them is quite small and a bit weird coz' it was so close to the lounge area. Also it smelled musty, though it was clean.
The staff guys have special tours. I went to Sintra with them. They took us from the hostel direct to Sintra. Then came back to get us back to Lisbon. It costed about 8 euros. Quite cheap.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank thaporto
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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Excellent double rooms with nice decor and comfortable, excellent breakfast, staff too available, I recommend 100% a splendid view, very well located near the nightlife, and the monuments of Lisbon recommendations by the staff very pleasant relation to places for lunch and dinner

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Carlos T
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Property: Downtown Design Bed & Breakfast
Address: Rua dos Sapateiros 231 3D, Lisbon 1100-578, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #350 of 468 Speciality Lodging in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Downtown Design Bed & Breakfast 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small hostel located in the most important square of Lisbon Downtown, with an amazing view over the historic parts of Lisbon. We wanted to raise the quality standards of an hostel so we created a comfortable place with a distinct design where you can enjoy your days in Lisbon. We have a special breakfast with fresh bread and fruit, cereals, eggs, toasts, milk, coffee, tea and home made cakes. ... more   less 
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