The Independente is the brainchild of 3 brothers, who envisioned a different concept in hospitality.
The Independente is the brainchild of three brothers, rogue travellers themselves, who envisioned a different concept in hospitality where travellers as well as locals could come together in a multi-cultural story telling exchange defined by the experience lived and all the memories made.
"Life is very often defined by those who surround us as well as where we go."
For that to happen the three brothers sought to bring the Lisboetas (the Portuguese word for a Lisboa native) back to a domain that was historically inhabited by previous generations some decades ago: the world of hospitality, in this case in the shape of a hostel. The challenge was immense and for the scene to be set the brothers created an open-to-all restaurant that hid a secluded, and oasis-like, beer garden as well as an inviting bar and a lounge where any visitors could sit down, relax and watch time go by. Food and indeed all drinks are defined by socially responsible standards where, for example, all produce is solely sourced when in season and many of the dishes of the day, as well as the cocktails of the day, ensure that very little is wasted. Our chefs, and bartenders, alike are very proud of our domestic produce and as such you will find that almost all ingredients are exclusively Portuguese.
A hostel with 90 beds spread across 11 very spacious dorms – with a high bathroom to guest ratio – where every guest is provided with an in-room locker and electronic card access delivers added security! Its impressive floor to ceiling heights as well as the abundant space that all rooms boast offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a private lounge within every room where they can relax in a unique and inviting comfort. "Alternatively you can choose to book one of our four very special suites, with private balconies overlooking the Tagus River, where guests can enjoy their breakfast free of charge, compliment the accommodation options offered and will surely embellish your stay with us in one of the world’s oldest cities."