The idea of sleeping in a train station can initially be viewed with some suspicion being associated with traveler ” backpacking “. But sleeping in a train station is no longer just an occasional overnight site and appeal, can enjoy stays at some stations with every comfort, worthy of prestigious hotels. We explain why: Disabled by CP ( Train Portugal ), several stations were put for sale, having been a reuse of this heritage of an extraordinary and intelligent way. Converted to inns , hostels and hostels , this new concept offers you different options than usual for a holiday or simply for a weekend getaway weekend . Get to know these 3 cases and 2 others where the stations where they belong still operate.
Train Spot Guesthouse (Marvão)
Being the last station of the old branch Caceres before the Spanish border, Marvão – Beira , was deactivated in February 2011 , having been placed infrastructure for sale by CP . Transformed into a hostel , the Train Spot Guesthouse is located in the old train station , 8 kilometers from the medieval village of Marvão. In addition to the panels of tiles typical of the most beautiful in the country train stations , the hostel has dorms and private rooms . And a common kitchen. What is striking , however, it is the spectacular living room. Old main wing of the station restaurant, still has the wooden ceiling, checkered floor and the characteristic geometric design tiles.
Queen Leonor Inn (Cabeço de Vide)
With only 5 rooms, small hotel is housed in the former train station of Cabeço – of -Vide the old extension Portalegre off for over 25 years. The graceful lines of the building stands the magnificent panels L. Batistini tile dated 1933. With 6 bedrooms, 4 doubles and 2 singles, you can relax and enjoy the calm of the Alentejo. If you prefer more privacy can opt for a T0 that are located in the former home of the staff, and you can also enjoy a unique cuisine in the restaurant transformed the old pier discharges.
Destino Pension (Castelo de Vide)
Installed in the former railway station of Castelo de Vide, not in the center of Castelo de Vide , which gives you the calm of the Alto Alentejo . It is one of the most unique options in the hotels concerned. With simple rooms, well appointed, and a breakfast that delights its visitors, is one of the options to consider for a holiday or just for a getaway in the Alentejo quiet.
Lisbon Destination Hostel (Rossio Train Station)
Located on the 2nd floor of the Rossio train station, Lisbon Destination Hostel offers private rooms or shared typically this type of accommodation. With a cinema , bar, very bright rooms overlooking the Rossio and its excellent location make this hostel a favorite of young foreigners because it is 5 minutes from the Bairro Alto.
Sunset Destination Hostel (Cais-do-Sodré Train Station)
A favorite of Millennials , 10 minutes from Bairro Alto this hostel inserted at the Cais -do- Sodré station. It lies in the center of Lisbon , offering rooms and shared dormitories overlooking the Tagus . It features a panoramic terrace with magnificent views where the pool and bar . Welcomes young people from the 4 corners of the world. It is the mirror that the fact that the official hostel site have 7 different languages such as Korean and Russian.