We aim to be the most sustainable Hostel!

Impact House is the most brand of the company, it is a sustainable hostel in the neighborhood of Estrela in Lisbon, Portugal.

Impact House has the capacity to accommodate up to 41 conscious travelers who want to visit Lisbon in a different way. With both dormitories and private rooms available, any traveler can choose to have a more responsible stay in Portugal. There are various common areas such as our dining room, living room, the fully-equipped kitchen, two balconies with sofas and a big terrace to relax or participate in our super interesting and thought-provoking events! We even have free meditation classes two times a week!

But what really makes us unique is our sustainability concept!
We developed innovative projects based on the circular economy and in partnership with local non-profit partners. These projects are integrated into the very foundation of the way our hostel functions. Some examples are the compensation of 100% of its CO2 emissions; the upcycling and wooden waste usage as room furniture, our social and sustainable shop, the ecologic and biodegradable cleaning projects, the art gallery for disabled and changemaker artists, our vertical garden; our sustainable procurement policy or the almost closed food and waste cycles.

Family Feeling

This is a home and we are a family! Come and you will be treated with love and attention by everyone in our staff.

Homemade meals

Our guests or simply visitors can enjoy a buffet lunch or dinner with meat, fish and vegetarian options, and also soup and fruit.

Events, classes and workshops

Everyone is welcome in our events! And if your organization is looking for a place to do an event related with our mission, contact us!

Impact Experience

Be part of it! You can donate something, volunteer your time, learn new skills, participate in our events, compensate your flight emissions, among other impact-full opportunities!
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Why are we sustainable?

We separate all our garbage to ensure that most of it can be recycled. We even like to upcycle our trash and find new use for it - for example our room furniture made from wooden waste!

Recycling and Upcycling

We separate all our garbage to ensure that most of it can be recycled. We even like to upcycle our trash and find new use for it - for example our room furniture made from wooden waste!
We hate seeing good food go to waste! All our leftover food is donated to people in need while our lovely worms turn fruit and veggie scraps into nutritious fertilizer for our vertical garden!

Food Waste and Composting

We hate seeing good food go to waste! All our leftover food is donated to people in need while our lovely worms turn fruit and veggie scraps into nutritious fertilizer for our vertical garden!
We compensate 100% of our CO2-emissions to keep our own carbon footprint at the absolute minimum!

CO2-Compensation

We compensate 100% of our CO2-emissions to keep our own carbon footprint at the absolute minimum!
We plant our own herbs, like parsley or lavender, in the vertical garden on our Hostel patio and use them for our delicious home-cooked meals!

Vertical Garden

We plant our own herbs, like parsley or lavender, in the vertical garden on our Hostel patio and use them for our delicious home-cooked meals!
In our Social and Sustainable Shop, we sell lots of great little products, arts and crafts from our many social partners! Find your perfect and unique souvenir of Portugal and support a local cause!

Social and Sustainable Shop

In our Social and Sustainable Shop, we sell lots of great little products, arts and crafts from our many social partners! Find your perfect and unique souvenir of Portugal and support a local cause!
In our art gallery, we regularly exhibit the wonderful and inspiring artworks of local disabled or changemaker artists!

Art Gallery

In our art gallery, we regularly exhibit the wonderful and inspiring artworks of local disabled or changemaker artists!
We use ecological and fully biodegradable cleaning products to keep our Hostel and kitchen clean and comfortable!

Ecologic Cleaning Products

We use ecological and fully biodegradable cleaning products to keep our Hostel and kitchen clean and comfortable!
We look for social and sustainable options when we choose supplier and products. Our goal is to minimize our environmental footprint and maximize our positive social impact.

Sustainable Supply Chain

We look for social and sustainable options when we choose supplier and products. Our goal is to minimize our environmental footprint and maximize our positive social impact.
We want all of our guests to leave our Hostel inspired to follow a more sustainable lifestyle! For that reason, we regularly host thought-provoking events around various sustainability topics!

Sustainability Events

We want all of our guests to leave our Hostel inspired to follow a more sustainable lifestyle! For that reason, we regularly host thought-provoking events around various sustainability topics!

Check out our events

Reviews

Árpine S.

Árpine S.

"Only for those who are traveling in Portugal and do not only want to do conventional tourist staff but have a deeper experience and discover the country. The ImpacTrip initiative is simply amazing!"

Sammy K.

Sammy K.

"The facilities were clean, modern, and even eco-friendly! All the staff were extremely friendly and really help you make the most out your stay in Portugal. If I ever do return to Lisbon, I will be sure to stay here again!"

Raquel

Raquel

"I had the opportunity to enroll two of these camps and I recommend it to anyone who wants to create a huge impact in people's lives. Home is the most important place in the world, and being able to improve it for people in need is a beautiful and fulfilling thing."

Eitan

Eitan

"I did 3 weeks in the Construction and Renovation program and had a wonderful experience. The staff and the people I met were all really helpful and great people."