Cheap Accommodation in Lisbon
Until only a few years ago, budget accommodation in Lisbon meant staying at "pensões" or "residenciais," often cheap and basic
family-run properties that were fine for those simply looking for a bed to lie on, but lacked the character and
the fun of the hostels sought by the young independent traveller. All that has changed, and quite dramatically. Lisbon now has several cool hostels featuring modern design right in the center of the city, with some of them even ranking among the world's best. That's according to former guests who have been rating the Portuguese capitals' stylish new hostels at the very top in the world.
Of course GoLisbon.com offers those cool new places as well as the longer-established budget options at incredibly low prices. Use the search form below or to get ideas, see our Top 10 Hostels recommendations at the bottom of this page.
Top 10 Lisbon Hostels
-- GoLisbon.com Recommends
The favorite in the city according to reviews from past guests, it is located in Lisbon's main pedestrian street, Rua Augusta. Not only is the location perfect, the design of the décor is another major attraction.
This was Lisbon's first hostel, opened in 2005 in the downtown Baixa district. It is arguably the most stylish hostel in the city, with cool modern furnishings, and also offers free internet and breakfast.
Located in a tranquil street in the Chiado district, this renovated 17th century building has a cozy ambience with a chill-out room, comfortable bean bags and other stylish furnishings. Recommended for those seeking budget accommodation with a local flavor and good facilities.
Found on a quiet street of the Chiado district, just a short walk from Bairro Alto's bars and restaurants, this hostel also has fantastic city views from its terrace.
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This is perhaps Lisbon's most attractive hostel, located in a mansion by Santa Catarina viewpoint. It is just steps away from the Bairro Alto and Chiado nightlife, restaurants, and shopping.
LISBON STORY GUESTHOUSE
Facing Rossio, the main square in Lisbon, the location alone makes this hostel one of the best places to stay in Lisbon for young budget travellers, but it is the characterful interior and the service that makes this a special place to stay. With rooms decorated with different themes ("The Writer," "The Fado Music," "The Seven Hills") paying homage to the city's culture and life, a stay here adds to the Lisbon experience.
LISBON OLD TOWN HOSTEL
Plenty of daylight penetrates through the windows of this modern hostel located in Chiado, Lisbon's most fashionable district and at the doorstep of all the Bairro Alto bars, restaurants, and shops. This is a great value.
One of the best located hostels in the city, well furnished and designed by local artists.
Located in the city's most soulful neighborhood, this Alfama hostel is just a short tram 28 ride away from downtown and just within walking distance to the castle and Alfama's famous viewpoints. Be warned, though: its wonderful patio and sunny terrace may hold you hostage as you'll very likely want to stay lounging in the sun for a large part of your stay.
Colorful artistic, contemporary decoration inspired by artists such as Warhol, Picasso, and Van Gogh, welcomes guests to this very central hostel/bed and breakfast in the heart of the Baixa district.