Where to Stay in Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon is full of amazing places to stay at and things to do. In a previous post, I wrote about all the best things to do in Lisbon, Portugal. This post is all about where to stay in Lisbon.
One of the most comprehensive search tools is through Booking.com. The great thing is that it lists apartments, hotels and hostels. I highly recommend a search on there.
neighborhoods of Lisbon
Lisbon has many different neighborhoods, each with their own vibe and energy. The main tourist area is concentrated around Chiado, Bairro Alto, Alfama, Graça and Principe Real. If you want to stay where all of the tourist attractions are, then these neighborhoods are the best areas to stay. If you want to be surrounded by more local Portuguese, then check out these neighborhoods: Arroios, Anjos, Alcantara, Areeiro, and Alvalade. Wow – that’s a lot of neighborhoods that start with the letter A!
The easiest way to get around Lisbon is by foot. If you are tired of walking or want a break, the public transportation system in Lisbon is outstanding. I personally prefer the metro. The Green Line is my favorite as it runs right from the main tourist area all the way North to Telheiras. As we live in Areeiro, we frequently travel on the Green Line. It’s quite easy to take buses and trolleys too. My favorite app is Citymapper. I highly suggest that you use this app to travel around the city! If you are in Lisbon for less than a week, the Lisboa card is super handy and economical! It allows you to travel on all public transportation for free. The card also includes free and discounted entrance fees to most museums around Lisbon. LISBON CARD
Click this link for Booking.com to see all available places in Lisbon. This gives you a general overview of where you can stay. Below are my recommendations for the places that are in awesome areas and are highly recommended.
Best places to stay in downtown Lisbon
- Villa Baixa – the best location + super luxurious for a decent price.
- Emporium Lisbon Suites – amazing location + view of the river.
- Hotel da Baixa – ultra-luxurious + lovely view + expensive
- Varandas de Lisboa – awesome view + perfect location, but affordable
- Blue Liberdade Hotel – spectacular location + historical building
Where to stay in Principe real
- 54 Sao Paulo – comfortable + spacious apartment
- Sao Pedro de Alcantara – lovely location right by the park and in between Principe Real and Liberdade
- Principe Real Lisbon Apartment – perfect location in Principe Real
- Alegria A Lisbon – This apartment is right across from the main Principe Real park and the Saturday market
- 1869 Principe Real House – can’t beat the location and the history
Lisbon: where to stay in Alfama
- Apartments Uppe Villa – perfect west Alfama location and super affordable
- Sao Vicente Alfama Hotel – near Feira da Ladra and amazing Alfama location
- Sleeping to the Sound of Fado – the perfect location to hear Fado music and feel the energy of the area
- Retrato de Lisboa – west Alfama and close to Praca do Comercio
- Castle Inn Lisbon Apartments – close to the Castelo de Sao Jorge + comfy for the family
Best places to stay in Arroios
- The New Terrace Lisbon – hip area + close to public transportation
- Poppy House in Anjos – up-and-coming area + live like a local
- LX Pena Apartment – Stay in Pena area in between Arroios and downtown, close to lookouts
- The Leaf Boutique Hotel – stay in the heart of Arroios in the fascinating Estefania area
- 1908 Lisboa Hotel – such a gorgeous hotel + walking distance to many delicious vegan restaurants
lisbon: Where to stay in the outskirts but still really close to everything
- Glamorous Apartment Park – right next to the fantastic Parque Eduardo
- Estrela Terrace – a trendy area close to Estrela Garden and Campo de Ourique
- Gaspar House – Stay near us in Areeiro, a nice, flat, walkable neighborhood with wide sidewalks
- Charming Apartment to Feel Lisbon – located in the charming + trendy Alvalade neighborhood
- Gulbenkian Gardens Apartments – Stay right next to the magnificent Gulbenkian Museum and gardens
Have you been to Lisbon? If so, where did you stay and do you recommend it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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OUR MUST-HAVE ITEMS:
- Merrell women’s light hiking shoes – these are amazing because they are lightweight, but are extra grippy and helpful for walking and hiking! I also have this pair that I always get compliments on: Merrell Rainbow shoes. And Fernando loves his Asics trail runners which are also grippy and perfect for walking and hiking!
- Thermoflask water bottle – like a Hydroflask, but more affordable! We don’t go anywhere without these water bottles full of purified water.
- North Face Aphrodite 2.0 capris – I seriously wear these pants every.single.day! I couldn’t live without these ultra-comfy, lightweight pants that dry so quickly. They are 100% worth the money!
- Osprey Day Pack – this is an awesome lightweight backpack. We easily put the belongings we need at hand for traveling around the city and on public transportation.
- Vegan Sunscreen – this healthy, non-toxic sunscreen is perfect for all your travels! I love this brand.
OUR FAVORITE TRAVEL SERVICES:
- DISCOVER CARS – If you want to rent a car while you’re in Europe, our favorite car rental aggregator is Discover Cars. We frequently rent cars and they always have the best prices and great quality vehicles.
- iTalki – if you want to learn Portuguese before traveling or while you’re here, then we love iTalki. We highly recommend their language services.