Lisbon Travel Guide


Choosing location: If you are in Lisbon for sightseeing (especially for your first visit), the best location is along the route of tram #28 (see official map of the route ). This especially works if you are with a baby stroller, as it will save from huge part of hill-climbing.

Finding accommodation when you arrive: Finding a decent sleeping place in the centre should not be a big problem. There is a tourist service centre in the airport, where the nice ladies will book a room for you. Expect to pay between €45 and €60 for a double room.


Chiado (Old Town)
Lisbon Old Town HostelRua do Atade, 26APhone: +351 21 3465248Fax: +351 (21)346-5248Hours: 24hPrice: 15-22A hostel, opened in 2007, catering to the young hip crowd with event listings on their website, free computer and internet access in the lobby and WiFi through out the hostel.
Shiado HostelRua Anchieta 5 - 3Phone: +351 213429227Hours: 24hPrice: 13-30Chiado area, hostel opened in march 2009.
Poets HostelRua Nova da Trindade, 2 - 5Phone: +351 213461058Hours: 24hThe building is just next the Chiado exit of the Baixa-Chiado metro station. Very helpful staff, clean rooms, dinners and activities are organized by the hostel. Big common room with TV and free internet. Dorms and privates available.
Alfama (Old Town)
S GuesthouseRua de Sao Joao da Praca, 97Phone: (+351) 21 886 4400Price: $49 - $875 room guesthouse with a picturesque location, river views, and eclectic dcor. Some rooms are bathrooms en suite, while others share the two, clean hall bathrooms.
Alfama Patio HostelEscolas Gerais, 3, Patio dos Quintalinhos 1Phone: (+351) 218 88 31 27Price: 12 - 25Out-of-the-way location (but it's directly on the Tram line 28). Full amenities from fast WiFi to free crepe breakfast only compliment the fun staff, who sometimes even go out with you at night.
Anjos (Old workers town)
GoHostel LisbonRua Maria da Fonte, n55Phone: (+351) 218 22 98 16A relatively new hostel in a beautiful old house, on top of a coffee roasting facility. Somewhat out of the city centre, but it's only a 10 minute walk. Friendly staff, (very lovely) open courtyard and attached bar. St. Jorges Castle is nearby. The neighbourhood is okay, but not very interesting.
Bairro Alto (Old Town)
Bed&Breakfast LisboaTravessa do Alcaide, n7Phone: +351 (9) 1830 7572Price: 30-40Good rooms in a very central bed-and-breakfast with views all over Lisbon and the river.
CamesTravessa do Poo da Cidade 38 1EPhone: +351 (21) 346 40 48Price: Single 20, Triple 60Basic, clean and affordable.
Oasis Backpackers' MansionRua de Santa Catarina 24Phone: +351 (21) 347 80 44Hours: 24hBackpackers rave about this hotel, often noting the friendly staff, large clean rooms, fun atmosphere and great dinners. It is a great place for a budget traveler to meet up with other travelers and feel safe when they go to bed at night - if they go to bed.
Baixa (Old Town)
Beira MinhoPraa da Figueira, 6Phone: +351 (21) 346 18 46A great location, but with few amenities.
Bom Conforto Casa de HospedesRua Dos Douradores, 83, 3. DTO.Phone: +351 (21) 887 83 28Price: 20 singlesVery clean, quiet, and comfortable. Helpful and sweet English-speaking staff.
Goodnight Backpackers HostelRua dos Correeiros 113, 2ndPhone: +351 (21) 343-0139Hours: 24Price: 18-20The interior design looks a bit like IKEA show-room, the staff know where the good places to go out dancing and drinking are and the location works for a budget traveler.
Kitsch HostelPraa dos Restauradores 65, 2 esqPhone: +351 213467332Price: from 1410-minute walk from Bairro Alto.
Lisbon Story GuesthouseLargo S. Domingos, 18 S/LPhone: (+351) 211529313Price: Rooms Starting at 50A cozy Guesthouse with welcoming common areas and well-decorated small rooms at a budget price.
Penso AlegriaPraa de Alegria 12Phone: +351 (21) 322 0670Price: 43,00 (Doubles)Small cosy pension on a beautiful small square.
Penso NorteRua dos Douradores, 159Phone: +351 (21) 887 89 41B&B style pension with friendly and accommodating staff in a quiet area.
Penso Residencial PortuenseRua das Portas de Santo Antao, 149-157Phone: +351 (21) 346 41 97Fax: +351 (21) 342 42 39Hours: Open 24 hoursPrice: Varies from 35 to 85
RestauradoresPraa dos Restauradores, 13Phone: +351 (21) 347 56 60
Suio AtlnticoRua da Gloria 3-19Phone: +351 (21) 346 17 13Price: Starting at 40A comfortable, non-smoking, hotel on Restauradores Square with WiFi available in public areas.
Travellers HouseRua Augusta, 89Phone: +351 (21) 0115 922Price: Beds starting at 15Nice hostel with lots of extras. Friendly staff and easy to meet people with their nightly activities. Free WiFi, breakfast, coffee and tea, maps and city advice, lots of guide books to look at and a book exchange for travelers who are tired of reading the same book over and over again.
Yes HostelRua de So Julio 148Phone: +351 213 427 171Price: 4 person dorms starting at 15Relaxed and comfortable hostel with an excellent location. One of the largest hostels in Lisbon; opened in July 2009. Comfortable beds in large dorms, key operated lockers, free computer access as well as WiFi in every room, free breakfast, complimentary coffee and tea, 24 hour bar, access to their professional kitchen. Very friendly and accommodating staff. 3-course Portuguese dinners for 8 by their in-house chef.
Next HostelAvenida Almirante Reis n.4 - 5Phone: +351 211 927 746Price: 4 person dorms starting at 12, can also go as low as 9 if booked early.Comfortable hostel with an central location. Comfortable beds in large dorms, key lockers, free computer access as well as WiFi, free breakfast, 24 hour reception, well equipped kitchen. Very friendly and helpful staff. Opened in July 2009.
Rossio HostelCalada do Carmo, 6Phone: +351 (21) 342 60 04Great location, great staff, great free cooked breakfast, great hostel. The hostel offers dorms and privates. Free internet, TV room, lounge.
Johnies Place HostelCalada da Graa no.18FPhone: (+351) 963752375Price: Dorms starting at 14Cosy hostel. No extra costs for internet, printing, breakfast.
City Center (Marques Pombal to Campo Pequeno)
Ibis Lisboa SaldanhaAvenida Casal Ribeiro 23Phone: +351 (21) 319 1690Price: 59 - 69Travelers give this Ibis so-so reviews noting on the plus side the location only 5 min walk to the metro, and a good breakfast and on the minus side small rooms.
Lisboa Central HostelRua Rodrigues Sampaio n160Phone: (+351) 309 881 038Price: Dorms starting at 16A fun, fresh and friendly place to stay. Located in the heart of city in Marques de Pombal and Avenida da Liberdade this international hostel provides a good base for sight-seeing by day and partying by night. All of Lisbons major night spots are easily accessible on foot.
My Rainbow Rooms GAY Bed & BreakfastSaldanha, 1 - 1000-007 LisbonPhone: (+351) 21 842 1122Price: $45 $69Lisbon's only exclusively gay Bed & Breakfast is housed in a luxurious 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment in a beautifully restored 1920's neo-art deco building. With three meter ceilings, rich hardwood floors, modern baths, elegant furnishing and sophisticated amenities, this gay hotel is centrally located in a quiet residential area in the heart of the capital, only two minutes walk from the Saldanha metro station. Breakfast and free wireless internet are included.
Penso LondrinaRua Castilho, 61 First FloorPhone: +351.21.3863624
Residencial Vila NovaPhone: +351 21 319 62 90Small, modern hotel which is conveniently located to Marques du Pombal station.
Lisbon OasisRua da Oliveirinha 12 and 14, Beco da Bicha 7 and 9, Rua Joao do Outeiro 55Phone: +351 96 530 2727Price: Flats starting at 39Historical but completely refurbished flats with free wifi in old Lisbon; Alfama, Sao Vicente and Mouraria. All nine flats have been refurbished in the last few years, keeping original traits and with low-energy features such as LED lighting and double-glazing
Hotel BorgesRua Garret, 108Phone: +351 (21) 346 19 51Price: Rooms starting at 84Spacious rooms with satellite TV. Very central, but somewhat expensive for the service.
NH LiberdadeAvenida da Liberdade, 180 BPhone: +351 (21) 351 4060Fax: +351 (21) 314 3674Nice hotel located right in the center of the city.
Travelpark hotelAvenida Almirante Reis n 64Phone: +351 (21) 810 2100A brand new hotel that sits in the heart of Av. Almirante Reis. Just five minutes away from Lisbon International Airport and with underground station at doorstep. Online booking
Vila Gal peraTv Conde da Ponte, 1300-141Phone: +351 (21)360 5400Fax: +351 (21) 360 5450The hotel basically stands right by the Tagus River. Adjoins Lisbons Congress Centre and the lively nightlife of Lisbons Docas area. Online booking
America Diamond's HotelRua Toms Ribeiro 47Phone: +351 213 521 177Fax: +351 213 531 476Price: Rooms starting at 50Was totally reconstructed in 2006 on a historical building, keeping only its original faade, contrasting with its modern interior, equipped with 60 comfortable rooms of different typologies.
Hotel Avenida PalaceRua 1 de Dezembro, 123Phone: (+351) 21 321 81 00Fax: (+351) 21 342 28 84Located in the emblematic Restauradores Square, in the heart of the city, The Avenida Palace Hotel is a symbol of charm and elegance in more than one hundred years of its story. This neoclassical, imposing building and its first class refined service turned it into one of the most selected destinations of high society and prominent individualities all over the world.
Lapa PalaceRua do Pau de Bandeira, 4Phone: (+351) 21 394 94 94Fax: +(351) 21 395 0665Property of Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises. A luxury palace hotel in one of Lisbon's seven hills, with gardens and pools, heated all year long. Member of The Leading Hotels of the World. With one of the best spas in Lisbon, gourmet food (its restaurant is considered by the Zagat Guide as one of the best in Lisbon) and one of best Concierge services in the country.
Pestana PalaceRua Jau, n 54Phone: (+351) 21 361 56 00Located in an old Palace, has a wonderful garden and luxury spa. Extremely comfortable, and well worth the 220 per night if you book in advance and online.
Eurostars Das LetrasRua Castilho, 6-12Phone: +351 21 357 3094A new, modern hotel situated in the central Rato district. The hotel offers free wireless internet for guests along with two laptops with internet access.
Tiara Park Atlantic LisboaRua Castilho, 149Phone: +351 21 381 87 00Price: Double: rack rate start at $150; special offers from online aggregators can be as low as $90Luxury hotel with 331 rooms each decorated as one of the four elements. Glass-and-concrete building, but great for travelling with children if you don't mind 10 minutes walk to the downtown. Private parking; close to park and a large public playground (Parque Eduardo VII).
Sheraton LisboaRua Latino Coelho 1Phone: +351 213 120 000Price: 100-500Panoramic bar on 26th floor. Spa available. Near Picoas metro station.

source: Wikivoyage

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