Choosing where to stay in Lisbon is not a big challenge, but it requires some attention. The availability of accommodation is vast, and in general, it is pretty easy to get around the city. Try to stay close to the subway or public transportation, and you will be well located.
Lisbon is in a moment of enthusiasm, and knowing the city’s strategic points, according to your interests, will help you make the most of your stay.
Stay tuned! In the summer and during the week of Web Summit, Europe’s largest technology conference, there is a lot of demand for hotels in Lisbon, so it is worth booking well in advance.
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Best districts and regions to stay in Lisbon
To help you choose a place to stay in Lisbon, we have divided this list into 5 main districts and metropolitan areas by type of accommodations.
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Where to stay in Lisbon: Baixa de Lisboa/Chiado
With easy access to many points of interest, Baixa is the city’s old center, rebuilt after an earthquake in the late 18th century. Its squares with palaces, the Arco da Rua Augusta and elevators with access to Bairro Alto and Chiado make the walkthrough of Baixa worthwhile. A lively neighborhood with several options of restaurants and affordable hotels.
Accommodation in Baixa de Lisboa and Chiado
Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel
With an excellent location, this five-star hotel is one of the best-rated in Lisbon. Large and comfortable rooms, jacuzzi, gym, restaurant available all day long, quality breakfast, and many historical pieces in its surroundings.
LX Boutique Hotel
Classic furniture in themed rooms in a Lisbon mansion, some with a view of the Tagus River, set the charming touch of the LX Boutique Hotel. The hotel is in a strategic location, between Chiado and Baixa.
Le Consulat’s rooms were decorated in partnership with Lisbon galleries. The hotel itself is an art gallery, with plenty of art pieces adorning the rooms and exhibition space on the second floor.
Simple and Cozy
Feels Like Home Chiado
Feels Like Home is a chain of studios and suites with hotel service and breakfast. The Chiado unit is very well located and a great option to stay in Lisbon.
GS Chiado Boutique Studios & Suites
Hotel service is also available at GS, but they don’t serve breakfast. Room options range from suites to 80 square meter apartments. Some rooms are equipped with kitchens perfect for quick meals.
Draft & Rooms
Simple atmosphere, excellent location, and shared beds with individual curtains that can be closed for more privacy.
Home Lisbon Hostel
Very well rated by their guests, the Home Lisbon Hostel has nice decor, a TV room, library, dining room, and a very functional and beautiful kitchen.
Where to stay in Lisbon: Bairro Alto
Bairro Alto is traditionally one of Lisbon’s bohemian neighborhoods. With several restaurants, cafes, bars, and fado houses, the Bairro Alto breathes Portuguese tradition in its streets. There is also São Pedro de Alcântara’s viewpoint, with a fantastic sight of the Tejo River and the lower town.
Accommodation in Bairro Alto
The Lumiares Hotel & SPA
Overlooking the Tagus River and São Jorge Castle simultaneously, The Lumiares is a 5-star luxury hotel with well-decorated and spacious apartments.
Bairro Alto Hotel
Lisbon’s traditional 5-star hotel, the Bairro Alto Hotel, with an award-winning restaurant. The hotel is housed in a historic 18th-century building; some of the rooms overlook the Tagus River.
Lisbon Colours Bairro Alto
Apartments with 1 or 2 bedrooms and hotel services. Lisbon Colours Hotel has a beautiful view and modern decoration. The apartments are well-furnished and complete for a perfect stay.
Dear Lisbon Palace
Another Lisbon classic, Dear Lisbon Palace is also in a historical mansion, with few rooms and a sense of exclusivity. The atmosphere is like being in a traditional house with the breakfast served in the rooms.
Simple and Cosy
Inn Bairro Alto
The Inn Bairro Alto is a B&B with all the vibe of a boutique hotel, but with a budget hotel price.
Dear Lisbon Charming House
With spacious themed rooms, the Dear Lisbon Charming House has incredible decorations with artwork that recaptures Portuguese history in its common areas.
Lisbon Lifestyle House
Very well located. This studio has a fully equipped kitchen, a parking space, and a large window that allows it to be well-lit and highlights its decoration in wood and white.
Grapes & Bites – Hostel and Wines
If you are looking for a great place to socialize, Grapes & Bites is a great choice. Its furniture and layout were designed for sharing moments. Also, there is a fantastic wine cellar on the first floor.
Installed in an old house with furniture made of demolition wood, Lookout Lisbon is located in front of the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint.
Where to stay in Lisbon: Príncipe Real
Today, Príncipe Real is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Lisbon, featuring a mix of tradition and modernity. There is a large offer of restaurants and bars. One of the most exciting places is the “Embaixada”. It features a restaurant in the courtyard of the Ribeiro Cunha Palace, with many stores scattered around worth a visit.
Accommodation in Príncipe Real
Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa
With the standard service of a five-star hotel, the Tivoli Avenida has a rooftop bar with a beautiful view of Lisbon. On the top floor, there is also a solarium and a restaurant serving international and Portuguese cuisine.
The Vintage Hotel & Spa
The Hotel Lisboa Plaza is just two blocks from Avenida Liberdade. Its top floor stands out and lives up to its 5-star rating with a small spa and bar to enjoy the view and a glass of good wine.
Hotel Lisboa Plaza – Lisbon Heritage Collection
The special touch of Lisboa Plaza is reflected in its typically Portuguese decorated rooms, a living room, and library. Everything is very home-like, but with the best services that a good hotel can offer.
Casa Oliver Boutique B&B
With retro decoration, this B&B has a privileged location to visit the area and access the other sights of Lisbon, besides having a fantastic view of the city.
Simple and Cozy
Casa de São Mamede Hotel
The Hotel Casa de São Mamede is typically Portuguese, installed in a small house from the 16th century. Its colorful tiles, furniture, and stained glass windows give you the feeling of being in an authentic Portuguese home from centuries ago.
With lots of colors, spacious rooms, and a touch of exclusivity, the Alegria Hotel also has Portuguese antique pieces. In addition, it is located at a strategic point to get around the city.
Royal Prince Hostel
The Royal Prince has curtains on the beds in the shared rooms for more privacy with a large terrace and pool table. Guests can also use the laundry facilities at an extra charge.
Green Heart Hostel
With several ecological and sustainable initiatives, the Green Heart is housed in a building that has been restored with preserved floors and tiles. The beds in the private rooms are made from pallets, which are ecologically sustainable, beautiful, and comfortable.
Where to stay in Lisbon: Alfama
Alfama is one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon. Its architecture, alleys, and color already invite you to walk through its crooked and steep streets.
In the Alfama area, you can find some of the city’s most emblematic points, such as the Chafariz d’el Rei, the first one in town; the sumptuous São Vicente de Fora Church, inaugurated in the 16th century; and the São Estevão Belvedere to enjoy a beautiful view of Lisbon and the Tagus River.
Accommodation in Alfama
Santiago de Alfama
This 5-star has a fantastic view with a restaurant and bar renowned for their excellence. The decoration of the rooms is typical of a five-star hotel with touches of the Portuguese city.
A proper 5-star museum, with a permanent exhibition of archeological pieces and a temporary space with contemporary works. And, even though it is in historical construction, its environments have a very modern decoration.
Dalma Old Town Suites
Located close to the São Jorge viewpoint, the Dalma Town Suites offers rooms and studios with a super-exclusive decoration blending classic pieces with modern concepts.
Hotel Convento do Salvador
Set inside a former convent, the Hotel Convento do Salvador has modern décor and artwork by contemporary Portuguese artists. The hotel is located in one of the area’s charming alleys.
Simple and Cozy
Alfama Lisbon Lounge Suites
At the door of Alfama Lisbon Lounge Suites, you can take the traditional Lisbon Tram, allowing easy access to other parts of the city. Simple rooms with a small kitchen. The hotel has suites and 1 or 2 bedroom apartments available.
Lisbon Unique Apartments
Lisbon Unique combines the comfort of apartments with hotel service. In addition, the location is easily accessible to other tourist areas of Lisbon. All apartments have a balcony, some facing the National Pantheon.
No Limit Alfama Guesthouse
A simple guesthouse but highly rated by its guests and with an excellent location, No Limit has female-only shared rooms as well as private ones.
Where to stay in Lisbon: Belém
Belém is one of the most famous neighborhoods in Lisbon, either for its rich history or for the famous pastéis de Nata (custard tarts), which there, and only there, is proudly called pastéis de Belém. In addition, the area houses the Monument of the Discovery, the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery built in 1502, and the Belém Tower.
Beyond the sightseeings, the neighborhood is known for its many restaurants specializing in seafood and other region’s traditional dishes.
Accommodation in Belém
Palácio do Governador
Stay in a real palace with the refinement of a 5-star hotel, a spa, and well-preserved areas of the old palace.
Altis Belém Hotel & SPA
Another 5-star option is the Altis Belém Hotel & SPA. Located on the bank of the Tagus River, its architecture is differentiated. With bright rooms and full glass windows, you will enjoy a view of the river and the beautiful marina.
Geronimo Guest House Belém
The careful details in the decoration, a home look with hotel comforts, suites with balconies (some of them facing the Tagus River) make your stay in Geronimo Guest House quite an experience.
Casa Amarela Belém
Comfort and structure of a house with decoration that brings picturesque details. Casa Amarela Belém also offers rooms with a balcony.
Simple and Cozy
Famous Crown Suites Lisboa
The Famous Crown Suites Lisboa is a classic hotel with both suites and studios. The studios are equipped with a simple kitchen. Still, with all the comfort you need to stay well.
Ver Belém Suítes
Com uma decoração leve e opções de quartos com varandas, o Ver Belém Suítes fica próximo do emblemático Mosteiro dos Jerônimos em um boulevard com vários restaurantes e lojas.
On the border between Belem and Lapa is Casa Boma on a quiet street without any large buildings. The house has one bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and bright decor with lots of white.
Impact House Belém
The Impact House is focused on sustainability with a renewable energy source and CO² emission compensation through waste composting. The furniture is made with demolition wood, and everything is well cared for.