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Selina Secret Garden

Lisbon in Portugal 🇵🇹 and 7 other locations      ✉️


🚪‍ private roomsThe Micro from 760/fortnight 👯‍♂️‍ dormitory beds8-pod dorm from 230/fortnight  large coliving, 🏙 city, ⌨️ ergonomic coworking, 🧲 hub, 🏨 hostel, 🍃 terrace, 🏊 pool, 🛁 ensuites, 🎪 occasional events, 🧘 yoga, 🏄 surfing, 🧺 housekeeping, 👫 couplesinclusive 🚌 transittram 28E at Cç. Combro; metro Baixa-Chiado (15mins walk) 🚕 pickup€18 💫 subscriptionCoLive monthly at discounted rates upon enquiry 💬 Wrong details?

The largest network of hip spaces across the globe, most being hostels with shared or private rooms for shorter stays. Some offer dedicated coworking (extra cost) and other facilities such as pool and restaurant.

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The interiors of the place are very Instagrammable. It has so much potential, but the real vibe is VERY different from the photos. First of all the place is hidden in a grimy, dirty alleyway lined with garbage cans, trash, and vandalism. If you're not used to that sight, it can take you aback. Second of all, the moment I entered, there was not just a swarm of flies but multiple swarms of flies. It felt a little slum-like (and this is coming from someone who was born in the Global South!), and you could tell the place may have started out with well intentions, but is no longer well-maintained. The photos show a place full of vibrancy and aliveness, but in reality it was VERY dead and depressed. When I was checking in, I also saw staff stacking in large volumes of trash (?) at the rooftop area. The way they advertised it, the rooftop is meant to be vibe-y and cool. But that's just not an image you can keep up with trash lying around. That sight alone + the swarms of flies really turned me off. Room itself is tiny. Walls super thin, could hear next-door neighbors getting it on. Loud music blaring until the evening. I came from a long AF flight, and I couldn't handle it, so I checked out 3 hours after checking in. LOL! I then made a beeline for a 5-star luxury hotel --- out of budget, but the extreme depressed-ness of this "upscale" hostel drove me to it. The staff were super nice and friendly though! I wish I knew them in other contexts. Overall, I would say it's not value for money. For this price you could get a better Airbnb or hotel room.
I stayed around 9 days in the deluxe room (for work and also 2 weekends). Good: Deluxe room is big and looks nice, bed is comfy, property is big and nice vibes (many plants), friendly staff, good location in the hipster district (and not too touristy!), nice breakfast Bad: you might hear dogs and drunk people at night (but not sure if also applicable to other hotels in the area), Selina properties are not working very professional even tough google maps indicates this is a 4 star hotel (applies to most Selina’s, not only this one, in this case I had to wait 30 min after checkout to receive my bill which I need for my employer). the price/value is probably not as good as other hotels in Lisbon. However, I would come again
Would not recommend this hostel (and specifically the micro room). - The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything. - They advertise a sink in the room, this is not the case. - They advertise that each bathroom for the micro rooms is shared between 3/4 rooms, this is also not the case. Everyone (including people staying in dorms and people using the restaurant/bar) have free access to all bathrooms. - They advertise a free room upgrade if you book direct and there is availability. When we stayed there was availability and we were denied this. In fact, when we first enquired the staff said yes we could upgrade and went to check a price. When we queried about the free upgrade, she knew nothing about it and when her manager checked there was suddenly no availability despite rooms being available to book online. - Housekeeping is not good, rooms were not cleaned properly and on two occasions our towels were taken but not replaced. It took reception an hour to replace them. - The rooftop bar was not open due to the time of year but the actual terrace is meant to be open (as per advertisements around the building) but when we tried on two occasions this was not the case. - On the plus side, the location is quite good.
Comfortable and enjoyable stay at Selina Secret Garden Lisbon. As a couple from Canada, we had a private room with double bed and private bathroom. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom had a bit of an odour to it, but i hear this is common, and it honestly didn't bother us and shouldn't be a deterrent to staying here. The rooftop is beautiful, and the courtyard is nice and a good place to have drinks and meet friends. We hung out multiple nights on the courtyard and met many friends. We didn't use the pool as the weather wasn't very hot, but the pool and pool area looked super nice. The location seemed to be pretty good, albeit a bit touristy, but we found multiple bars and restaurants within walking distance that we liked. Selina is a little bit loud, perhaps not the best place for people trying to go to bed before 10pm, but half the time we were the ones being loud so again, it did not bother us. Overall a pleasant stay, and would stay here again
Excellent spot for short stays while visiting Lisbon. Really close to the city centre and the main squares. Easy access to public transport and a comfortable place to relax. Selina Secret Garden counts two really well-equipped bars and excellent bartender service. Rooms seem quite standard, but overall, they are a good quality place considering the low prices. I wouldn't recommend it to go with the whole family. It's the perfect place for digital nomads and people looking for a comfortable, short-stay place to work from.
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