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With a symmetrical pastel-blue exterior, a la Wes Anderson, and block colour splashes throughout, this former Portuguese family home just outside Lisbon has been transformed into a vibrant new hostel. The partially dilapidated structure was restored in order to keep the original shape of the roof intact. Minimalist interiors include white walls and polished concrete floors with blocks of intense colour including a bright yellow central stairwell. This connects the dorms, which have curtained bunk beds, and box structures, in dark green, housing bathroom facilities on each floor. There’s also a lounge and a terrace for breakfast and summer barbecues.
• Dorms from £12 room only, getinnhostel.com