Lisbon, a city that is an absolute must-visit on any Portugal trip is a sprawling city with many districts that makes it hard to decide where to stay in Lisbon.
This hispter and artistic city is filled with many attractions that stretch across the entire city so finding a place to stay near public transport is necessary.
Forgot about spending hours doing the research yourself, I’ve picked some of the best places to stay in Lisbon from budget accommodation in Lisbon hostels to Lisbon apartments that are more budget friendly and the best luxury hotels in Lisbon. All are amongst the top hotels in Lisbon within your budget.
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What's in this article
- 0.1 Best Area to Stay in Lisbon
- 0.2 Best Budget Lisbon Accommodation
- 1 Best Mid-Range Lisbon Accommodation
- 2 Best Luxury Lisbon Accommodation
- 3 Planning your visit to Lisbon? You’ll love these posts
Best Area to Stay in Lisbon
BEST FOR: Being in the centre of the action
Chiado is one of the most popular areas to stay in Lisbon. It’s in the centre of all of Lisbon’s main areas that are within walking distance, has plenty of attractions around, shopping and restaurants.
BEST FOR: Walking and being in the city centre
There’s no doubt that you’ll see the name of this neighbourhood plenty in your research for Lisbon. The area has been revamped over the last few years and is a collection of straight streets that are low (what Baixa means). It’s a great place to walk and have easy access to transportation for further exploration.
BEST FOR: Nightlife
If you love to party the Bairro Alto is the place for you. There are still a number of quiet streets in the area too so it doesn’t have to be ruled out if you don’t like to party. During the day there isn’t much to the area but it is still close and within walking distance to plenty of attractions and top areas such as Principe Real.
Best Budget Lisbon Accommodation
These are just some of the best hostels in Lisbon that are centrally located, boutique styles and have all of the amenities you’ll need plus they’re cheap hostels in Lisbon.
Living Lounge Hostel
The best place to stay in Lisbon on a budget that’s in the city centre is Living Lounge Hostel, where I personally stayed and loved. The location is in a prime spot with minimal noise and within easy walking distance of a number of attractions as well as across the street from a metro station. It’s a boutique style with each room designed by different artists but still prioritizing comfort. The best highlight is the dinners held every night for only €10 where you can meet othe travellers and chat.
Yes! Lisbon Hostel
Yes! Lisbon Hostel also has a city hostel in Porto that is just as popular and highly rated. This hostel too has a prime location within walking distance of many attractions. It’s easy to meet friends in the lobby, at the bar or during one of the free events held such as walking tours and pub crawls. Hostel dinners are made here as well for €10 with amazing food.
Lost Inn Lisbon
Located in the Chiado district, possibly the best area to stay in Lisbon, the Lost Inn Lisbon is close to the famous Pink Street, bars and top Lisbon attractions that are all within walking distance. It’s very trendy and fun with its chic yet casual decor, vaulted ceilings and overall modern look. Breakfast is included, there is a common area as well as a reading area and the rooms are comfortable.
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Best Mid-Range Lisbon Accommodation
These are the best hotels in Lisbon that won’t break your budget. Most Lisbon hotels under €100 are outside of the city centre, but these hotels are steals for their location. If you’re looking for a private room that’s even more budget then I recommend looking into hostels, many in Lisbon offer private rooms and aren’t as pricey as city centre hotels.
Lisbon Lounge Suites
Not a hotel, Lisbon Lounge Suites are instead apartments right in the centre of the Alfama district, a perfect location for exploring many of Lisbon’s best areas and the old city. The apartments are elegant enough that you will feel like you’re in a hotel. They are modern and are equipped with a full kitchen. Some ever offer views overlooking Tagus River. Many restaurants are close by and a tram runs literally right in front of this Lisbon accommodation.
Hotel Borges Chiado
Hotel Borges Chiado is located in a top Lisbon district, Chiado, an area that is only a minutes walk to where you can listen to Fado music, find shopping and plenty of options to eat. Guests can enjoy the elegantly designed rooms of their boutiqye hotel, the fitness centre and the outdoor terrace. Room service is available and some rooms feature balconies.
Grande Pensao Residencial Alcobia
Grande Pensao Residencial Alcobia is yet another place with a great location. It’s 250m to Rossio metro station for exploring further but close-by is Figueira Square and Lisbon Cathedral as well as many options for dining. Simple rooms are provided with wooden furniture and warm tones. Stay here and you’ll easily be able to explore the old city and beyond.
Best Luxury Lisbon Accommodation
These places to stay in Lisbon are luxurious, modern and totally chic. These are all five star hotels in Lisbon.
Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
You can’t get more central than this hotel, Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel is close to some of the best distircts such as Rossio and Bairro Alto. Views from this 5-star hotel overlook 17th century buildings and the river in the distance. There is a restaurant on-site, a fitness centre and a bar. Many guests rated its location as one of the best in Lisbon with excellent food.
EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel
One look at the rooftop infinity pool and the cool elegance of the rooftop design paired with the incredible view over Lisbon’s orange coloured roofs and you’ll want to stay here. Just outside of the city centre in the upscale district of Amoreiras, EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel is perfect for those who want luxury without a heavy price tag. A bar, restaurant and spa are on-site with guests rating the breakfast as superb.
MYRIAD by SANA Hotels
Though not in the city centre, this luxurious getaway couldn’t be passed up as an option for those living on the finer side of life. The hotel presents itself gracefully overlooking the Tagus River as a modern and contempoary hotel with panoramic views. Everything about the hotel is chic including the on-site amenities such as the restaurant and bar, indoor pool, spa, terrace and more.
Best Lisbon Airbnb Accommodation
Find the perfect Airbnb in Lisbon for your stay is more local than tourist.
Studio Tram with Courtyard Terrace
I can get behind what the host says about his property, “End your day in the outdoor terrace over a glass of wine and plan your next day in Lisbon.” Yes, please! This centrally located property combines vintage and contemporary design with a quiet inner courtyard and a space filled with natural light.
It’s also an Airbnb Plus which means the design is ultra fabulous.
Chiado Loft 7 with Patio!
Located in one of Lisbon’s best areas, Chiado, you get the entire apartment on the top (4th) floor that is bright and airy. It sleeps 4 people in 3 beds and has a superhost who will ensure your stay is amazing.
Bright & cozy apartment in Alfama
This affordable and highly rated property is in the popular Alfama district of Lisbon. You get the entire apartment to yourself which can sleep 2 guests. The property is super clean according to recent guests and your host is a superhost meaning you can expect a top quality stay.
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