Cheap and Comfortable: 7 Money-Saving Hostels of Lisbon

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The Portuguese capital is a fantastic place and an ideal destination at any time of the year. It doesn’t matter how much time you plan to spend there – a weekend in winter or the whole week in summer – Lisbon will give you a lot of positive emotions.

One of the most important issues during your trip is how to find cheap and at the same time comfortable accommodation. Fortunately, Lisbon has something to offer, and staying in one of these 7 hostels will not break your budget…

Travellers House

Get ready for the first-class service: Travellers House is considered to be one of the best Lisbon’s hostels. It offers both common hostel-rooms, and more comfortable rooms with separate bathroom. So, Travellers House welcomes travelers with any budget and with different needs.

Each room features a Wi-Fi, and the visitors are entitled to free bed linen, breakfast and toiletries. There is also a kitchen in case you want to experiment with local products.

The hostel offers guided tours of Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais and Cape Roca, as well as hiking in the surrounding area.

Address: R. Augusta 89

Average rates: 25-35€

Hostel signage.

Lisbon Calling Hostel

Situated in the most fashionable district of Lisbon with a lively nightlife, Lisbon Calling is the ideal hostel for travelers who like everything unusual. The hostel is managed by a group of friends, so you will definitely be in good hands.

In each room of the hostel you’ll find wooden bunk beds, and in four rooms – a cozy old-fashioned interior. The windows of Lisbon Calling overlook São Paulo Square, the Tejo River, as well as trendy art galleries, restaurants and nightclubs. By the way, there’s also Ribeira Market with an excellent choice of local products and delicious snacks.

Address: Rua de Sao Paulo, 126, floor 3D

Average rates: 18-28€

My room at Costta Rooms Hostel in Rua São Nicolau (now closed)

Independente Hostel & Suites

Independente, which is also considered to be one of the best Lisbon’s hostels, is perhaps the most elegant of budget accommodation options in the Portuguese capital. Do you need a chic hostel-room or a comfortable suite overlooking the river? Independente can offer both of the lodgings.

In the past, this building in the Art Deco style was the residence of the Swiss ambassador, and now you’ll find there 13 hostel-rooms with three-tier bunk beds plus numerous lounges. So, the visitors can get acquainted, share their impressions and talk about their adventures. Each floor of Independente features baths with toilets and kitchens. The walls are covered with world maps, and the interior is decorated with vintage chairs and accessories from flea markets.

Address: R. São Pedro de Alcântara 81,

Average rates: 21-33€

Hostel beds: The Indepentente, Lisbon

Casa de Santos

Located in the heart of Santos Design District, Casa de Santos is a romantic seven-room townhouse, which is ideal for young families with kids, and especially for loving couples.

In Casa de Santos you will get the convenience of a five-star hotel at a budget price. Each floor features a bathroom. Not far from the hostel there are public transport stops. The Tejo River as well as all major Lisbon’s attractions, museums and monuments can be reached on foot.

Address: Rua da Boavista 102 – 1

Average rates: 45-68€

Rossio Hostel, Lisbon

Lisbon Central Hostel

In this hostel you will find accommodation for any taste and budget – both for a single backpacker, a romantic couple, and a large family. Lisbon Central will not disappoint anyone. It boasts of not only a variety of rooms, but also a friendly staff. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a full lunch and dinner. However, a free breakfast plus tea, coffee, internet and luggage storage are already included.

The owners of Lisbon Central organize various entertainments: for example, movie watching or parties with milkshakes. As a bonus – Lisbon Central features a convenient location: you can reach all the main Lisbon’s attractions very quickly.

Address: R. Rodrigues Sampaio 160

Average rates: 20-32€

Zenbackpackers hostel

Living Lounge

At first sight, it’s hard to believe that this is a hostel: with its red retro sofas and carpets Living Lounge looks like a luxury 5-star hotel.

The interior is well designed. The walls are decorated with graffiti. The owners of Living Lounge are struggling to respect the environment – the tables, for example, are made of used plastic bottles. Another advantage is home-made lunches for 8 euros. Living Lounge is the brainchild of four young Lisbon locals, who used their knowledge in the field of visual art, architecture and marketing to open this amazing hostel.

Address: R. do Crucifixo 116, 2º

Average rates: 43-65€

Alfama Patio Hostel

The main pride of this bohemian hostel in the historical center is a large space on the roof with hammocks, sun loungers, greenery and views of the red tiled roofs of Alfama.

Alfama Patio Hostel is located on the territory of one of the world’s oldest universities. By the way, it’s believed that Christopher Columbus studied in this building.

Address: Escola Gerais 3

Average rates: 20-28€

Alfama Patio Hostel in pictures (49)

(photo by Alfama Patio)

Well, hostels of Lisbon are very diverse. The only thing that unites them is reasonable price for lodging and quite comfortable conditions for stay. The above-mentioned Lisbon’s hostels will make your weekend relaxing. So, choose any of them to get really suitable accommodations. Of course, use Lisbon car rental for quick and easy searching of your favorite hostel.

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