Lisbon is an exciting place to visit. As one of the most affordable place in Europe, the Portuguese capital city offers many different types accommodations, ranging from budget hostels to posh hotels.
So we asked fellow travel bloggers to tell us about some of their favorite places to stay in Lisbon.
Here are their Lisbon accommodation highlights:
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Home Lisbon Hostel
Contributed by German Backpacker
I’ve stayed in many hostels all around the world, but Home Hostel in Lisbon has to be one of my favorites! While the location is super convenient – directly in the city center – I especially enjoyed the social atmosphere.
In the big common area (including a bar), travelers from all around the world meet and get to know each other. The hostel staff also organizes several activities and tours, such as walking tours and surf trips, and will also give you some information about the city itself.
My favorite part of Home Hostel Lisbon was Mama’s Dinner – a big dinner party that takes place every evening. For a small fee, you can take part in a meal with several courses, cooked by the mum of the hostel managers.
Everyone sits together at a big table and it’s very easy to meet new friends and to have a few drinks, before heading out and enjoying the various bars in Lisbon.
If you’re looking for a social hostel experience, Home Lisbon Hostel is for you!
Home Lisbon Hostel, Rua de São Nicolau 13, 2esq, Santa Maria Maior, 1100-547 Lisbon
Book your Home Lisbon Hostel here.
Contributed by Lydiascapes
Located in an accessible, central part of Lisbon, this homely hostel is, by far, one of the most cozy and communal hostel in Europe I have ever stayed in.
I met so many amazing solo travel backpackers and travelers here.
Personal favorite: Daily breakfast comes with freshly toasted sandwiches, Nutella, freshly chopped vegetables for sandwiches, and more.
It beats some breakfasts at hotels I have stayed in!
Rates starts from US$26 per night in a 10-person mixed dorm. Special events ranges from Free Soup day to FreeTox Detox Night.
They serve complimentary sangria beer that night over happy hour and encourage the hostel guests/outsiders to take break from their mobile devices and socialize!
Goodmorning Hostel, Praça dos Restauradores 65, 1250-188 Lisbon
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Lookout Lisbon! Hostel
Contributed by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel
When I was in Lisbon, I stayed at Lookout Lisbon Hostel, and it was one of the best hostels I have stayed in. With only a couple of days in the city, the friendly staff helped me plan around seeing the best things in the Lisbon.
You’ll find the hostel on the outskirts of Bairro Alto. That made it perfect for going out at night to the bars and Fado spots.
It’s not too big, with only a couple of dorm-style rooms and a large common space where everyone has (free) breakfast and can hang out.
Each night the hostel offers something new – whether it be trivia or sangria – to bring everyone together and make it social.
That was something I really appreciated as a solo traveller.
Everything was always clean, the dorm rooms were spacious enough for everyone to move around and store their stuff, and it felt very safe and welcoming.
For any backpacker or solo traveller looking for a fun, friendly hostel in a great location, I definitely recommend Lookout Lisbon Hostel.
Lookout Lisbon! Hostel, R. São Pedro de Alcântara 63, 1250-238 Lisbon
Book Lookout Lisbon Hostel here.
Oasis Backpackers Hostel
Contributed by the Globetrotter Guru
Lisbon is one of my highest rated cities for value, weather, and sight-seeing. When I stayed in Lisbon a couple of years ago, I stayed at the Oasis Backpackers Hostel.
It’s a great choice due to location and facilities. Oasis Backpackers is about a 15-20 minute walk from Lisboa Rossio and 30 minutes from Santa Apalonia.
Oasis Backpackers boasts excellent Wi-Fi, comfy beds, and a good social scene. You can choose from a mixed or single-sex dorm or a private room (book in advance or they can go quickly!)
The main lounge area has a vintage-retro feel to it, and is a great place to sit and catch up on your emails or meet with other travelers.
I really loved the outdoor beer garden and BBQ!
While you are there, I highly recommend the Sintra Day trip from Lisbon. Our guide was so friendly and took us for a stop off at Jeronimos Monastery and a nearby cafe to try the tasty pastries called Pasteis de Belem!
Sintra itself was stunning and is not to be missed.
The Sintra visit was followed by ice cream on a beautiful sunny nearby beach.Oasis Backpackers’ Hostel, Rua De Santa Catarina, 24, Misericordia, 1200-402 Lisbon
Book Oasis Backpackers’ Hostel here.
Nest House Lisbon Hostel
Contributed by Wanderlustingk
When I was in Lisbon, I stayed at Nest House, a cozy boutique hostel located outside of the most touristy parts of the city.
I chose Nest House as I loved the idea of having electronic keys and a quiet atmosphere.
Something that I really appreciated (as someone who flew with TAP airlines to Portugal) was that Nest House is on the same Metro line as the airport.
That made it easy to get to while I was very jet-lagged.
Similarly, the free early bird breakfast was perfect before my early flight out of Lisbon! I had previously stayed a hostel in the center of Lisbon that was incredibly loud at night, as it was close to where most people go out.
I also really loved that I could walk over the Alameda neighborhood. This is a place that allows you to experience local food without the price mark-up that you’ll find in restaurants in Baixa-Chiado.
This neighborhood was recommended to me by a friend who lives in Lisbon.
Nest House Lisbon Hostel, Avenida da Republica nº 12, 2º andar, Avenidas Novas, 1050-191 Lisbon
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Casa Amora Guesthouse
Contributed by Megan Starr
I have traditionally not been the most romantic of people. I tend to stay in places that are a bit sterile and lack personality all too often.
My travels changed after staying at the Casa Amora Guesthouse in Lisbon, Portugal last year, however.
I was traveling with my partner to the Azores last year and had stop-offs in Lisbon, both on our way there and on the way back.
This was the perfect time to get acquainted with the city, but Casa Amora lured me in and I never wanted to leave while staying there!
It is situated in Praça das Amoreiras, close enough to a metro that it wasn’t too troublesome to walk to the guesthouse. The place was romantic – leaving a bottle of wine for us upon arrival to share!
But, my favorite thing about Casa Amora was, undoubtedly, the breakfast. They serve it on the sunny, but peaceful terrace at the guesthouse and everything was homemade and absolutely delicious!
Casa Amora was the first place to introduce me to Lisbon and its greatness and I will always be sure to stay there when I return to thank them for making me fall in love with the city!
Casa Amora Guesthouse, R. João Penha 13, 1250-131 Lisbon
Book Casa Amora Guesthouse here.
Hotel Gat Rossio
Contributed by Helen on Her Holidays
The first time I went to Lisbon I got a hotel in Estoril, a resort town famous for its casino and a lovely place to stay, but the 30 minute train journey into the city got tiresome after a while.
So when I went back for a repeat visit, finding a hotel in the centre of Lisbon was really important to me.
The Hotel Gat Rossio’s location is absolutely perfect for experiencing everything that Lisbon has to offer. It’s in the middle of the Baixa area of Lisbon, within walking distance of almost all Lisbon’s main sights.
During our three days in Lisbon we only used public transport to get to Belém – and two minutes’ walk from Rossio station for day trips to Sintra.
The rooms at Hotel Gat Rossio are relatively simple but very stylish, with quirky details like slick plywood shelves that contrast with the high ceilings and tall windows that show the building’s heritage.
Breakfast is also simple but filling, with a range of healthy choices or Pastéis de Nata custard tarts if you fancy something more indulgent.
We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Gat Rossio and would recommend it to anyone visiting Lisbon.
Hotel Gat Rossio, R. do Jardim do Regedor 27-35, 1150-193 Lisbon
Book your Hotel Gat Rossio room here.
TRYP Lisboa Oriente Hotel
Contributed by TraveLynn Family
Located next to Oriete train station, TRYP Lisboa Oriente Hotel is a good mid-range option if you want to be close to the modern side of Lisbon.
Just a 10 minute walk away you’ll find the Oceanario and Pavilhão do conhecimento (Science Museum), and there is a massive supermarket in the mall across the road.
Plus, it’s only three stops away from the airport. To get to Comércio Plaza (the centre) you can take a bus or metro.
As we were visiting Lisbon with kids, we had a family room on the 10th floor overlooking the Oriente train station; my train-obsessed boys loved this, although personally
I would have preferred a river view. Rooms are modern, clean and a good size. There’s a fridge in the room, although unfortunately no coffee and tea making facilities.
We had a double bed and a bunk bed for the boys.
A complimentary buffet breakfast is provided, including a full English, pancakes, omelettes, breads, meats, cheeses – it really is an impressive spread!
TRYP Lisboa Oriente Hotel, Av. Dom João II, 1990-083 Lisbon
Book your TRYP Lisboa Oriente Hotel room here.
Altis Belem Hotel & Spa
Contributed by Travellers Archive
Belém is currently one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Lisbon. On the banks of the Tagus River, between landmarks and nightlife, there is a real design jewel among the hotels of the Portuguese capital: the Altis Belem Hotel & Spa, a 5-star design hotel.
The award-winning Altis Belém Hotel & Spa belongs to The Design Hotels Group and impresses with its striking architecture that is characterized by clear lines and minimalism.
While one can follow the centuries of Portuguese seafaring on the inside design and décor with lively wall panels, Altis Belem Hotel & Spa is also home to the only Michelin-starred hotel restaurant in Lisbon.
Last, but not least, one thing in particular is convincing: the splendid location on the Tagus with a view of the white city and the majestic suspension bridge Ponte 25 de Abril.
A truly minimalistic hotel in a really nice area of the city.Altis Belem Hotel & Spa, Doca do Bom Sucesso, Belem, 1400-038 Lisbon
The InterContinental Lisbon
Contributed by 197 Travel Stamps
The InterContinental Lisbon is close to Marques de Pombal Square and a short 15-minute walk from the city center.
Since the impressive 19-story building is located on one of the seven hills of Lisbon, you can see it from most lookout points that the city offers and it has some amazing views over the city itself.
My room was on the 12th floor of the hotel and overlooked the impressive Avenida de Liberdade, as well as the historic center of Lisbon.
The large and open lobby of the hotel makes for a great first impression. The entire interior of the hotel is modern and classy at the same time.
Most importantly for a hotel, my bed was very comfortable. Everything felt extremely clean and the bathroom was very spacious.
The Akla Restaurant, which is accessible from the lobby, is supposed to offer some really delicious food. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to give it a try, since I only spent one day in Lisbon and had other dinner plans.
But I will definitely return to Lisbon one day and I will certainly go back to the InterContinental Hotel.
Other accommodations in Lisbon
There are a wide range of Lisbon accommodation options – everything from affordable hostels to super expensive, glitzy hotels.
The good news for people like us, is that there are a lot of options for budget travelers.
If you’re doing a backpacking in Lisbon, you’ll notice that it’s a very backpacker-friendly place to stay!
Advice for travelers going to Lisbon in June: You really have to check out the Lisbon Sardine Festival!
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