Best hotels & accommodations in Lisbon

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Lisbon as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.

 

Our recommendations

Best cheap hotel in Lisbon: Esqina Cosmopolitan Lodge

Best boutique hotel in Lisbon: Memmo Alfama Hotel

Best luxury hotel in Lisbon: Hotel Olissippo Lapa Palace

Best hostel in Lisbon: Home Lisbon Hostel

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Independente Suites & Terrace Hotel, Lisbon

Reccomended by:

New York Times, The Guardian, Frommers

4.4
79 euro 70 gbp 98 usd 10388 jpy 76 cad 76 aud 767 hkd 129 sgd 92 chf 622 cny 808 sek 591 dkk 763 nok

Memmo Alfama Hotel, Lisbon

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Frommers, Telegraph

4.6
95 euro 84 gbp 118 usd 12508 jpy 92 cad 92 aud 923 hkd 155 sgd 110 chf 749 cny 973 sek 712 dkk 919 nok

Palácio Belmonte, Lisbon

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Frommers, Telegraph

4.4
283 euro 252 gbp 350 usd 37100 jpy 273 cad 273 aud 2740 hkd 462 sgd 329 chf 2222 cny 2887 sek 2114 dkk 2726 nok

Hotel Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbon

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

4.6
324 euro 288 gbp 400 usd 42400 jpy 312 cad 312 aud 3132 hkd 528 sgd 376 chf 2540 cny 3300 sek 2416 dkk 3116 nok

Teatro Boutique B&B Chiado, Lisbon

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.5
57 euro 51 gbp 71 usd 7526 jpy 55 cad 55 aud 555 hkd 93 sgd 66 chf 450 cny 585 sek 428 dkk 553 nok

Bed & Breakfast Casa do Principe, Lisbon

Reccomended by:

The Guardian, Lonely Planet

4.5
58 euro 51 gbp 72 usd 7632 jpy 56 cad 56 aud 563 hkd 95 sgd 67 chf 457 cny 594 sek 434 dkk 560 nok

Bed & Breakfast Le Consulat, Lisbon

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.5
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Pestana Palace Hotel, Lisbon

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors

4.4
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The Independente Hostel & Suites, Lisbon

Reccomended by:

Telegraph

4.4
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Hostel Lisbon Calling

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.5
13 euro 12 gbp 17 usd 1802 jpy 13 cad 13 aud 133 hkd 22 sgd 15 chf 107 cny 140 sek 102 dkk 132 nok

Hostel The Dorm, Lisbon

Reccomended by:

The Guardian

4.5
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Santiago de Alfama Boutique Hotel, Lisbon

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.6
157 euro 140 gbp 195 usd 20670 jpy 152 cad 152 aud 1526 hkd 257 sgd 183 chf 1238 cny 1608 sek 1177 dkk 1519 nok

Corpo Santo Historical Hotel, Lisbon

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.7
194 euro 172 gbp 240 usd 25440 jpy 187 cad 187 aud 1879 hkd 316 sgd 225 chf 1524 cny 1980 sek 1449 dkk 1869 nok

Hotel Verride Palácio Santa Catarina, Lisbon

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.4
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FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Lisbon?

Lisbon is a coastal and hilly city in Portugal and also is the capital city of the European nation. It is the home to several landmarks such as the National Azulejo Museum, Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge and Tagus Estuary. Some of the best neighborhoods in Lisbon are:

Alcântara
Alcântara is actually a municipality of the city, however, locals regard the neighborhood it as a part of Lisbon. Located between Belém and downtown, the neighborhood is filled with offices, stores, bars and restaurants, and many more.

Alfama
Alfama is a charming neighborhood of the capital city that has narrow and windy medieval alleys. The neighborhood is known for its traditional meal accompanied by traditional fado music. It has landmarks such as Castelo de São Jorge and Portas do Sol.

Avenida da Liberdade
Avenida da Liberdade is a neighborhood that was built in the late 19th century and runs between Parque Eduardo in the north and Rossio train station in the south. The neighborhood is the home to several banks and hotels and renowned brands such as Armani and Burberry as well as the Hard Rock restaurant can be found here.

Bairro Alto
Bairro Alto is a hilly and windy neighborhood that is filled with a bohemian aura and bars, making it one of the hippest areas in the city. The neighborhood is also home to hotels, hostels, tattoo parlors, cafés, restaurants, and historical landmarks.

Mouraria
Mouraria is a neighborhood that stretches from Martim Moniz in the north towards Alfama in the south. The neighborhood is home to old homes and buildings that portray art and décor from the past.

See also our article about the best areas to stay in Lisbon.

How much does it cost to stay in a Lisbon hotel?

For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $140 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $180 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Lisbon hotel then you can expect to pay around $280 per night.

What is the best budget hotel in Lisbon?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Lisbon, then book Esqina Cosmopolitan Lodge. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews. Also check out our list of the best cheap hotels in Lisbon.

What is the best boutique hotel in Lisbon?

Not a fan of big chain hotels? No problem. If you want to stay in a boutique hotel in Lisbon, then you should book Memmo Alfama Hotel. The hotel has been rated highly by previous guests for its boutique style. It has also been recommended by influential travel journalists. Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Lisbon, it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels in the city.

What is the best luxury hotel in Lisbon?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Lisbon, then go for Hotel Olissippo Lapa Palace. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it. Also check out our list of the best luxury hotels in Lisbon, it's a manually curated list of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in the city.

What is the best hostel in Lisbon?

If you're looking for a great hostel in Lisbon, then you should check out Home Lisbon Hostel. The hostel has magnificent reviews by backpackers, it has been recommended by well-known travel experts and it's in a good location. Also check out our list of the best hostels in Lisbon.

What is the best bed & breakfast in Lisbon?

Looking for a cozy place to stay in Lisbon that serves you handmade and fresh breakfast in the morning? Go and check out Bed & Breakfast Le Consulat. The B&B has been recommended by well-known travel experts and recent guests have given it top ratings.

Which Lisbon hotel serves great breakfast?

Try Bed & Breakfast Le Consulat, Independente Suites & Terrace Hotel or Teatro Boutique B&B Chiado if you're looking for a delicious breakfast at a hotel in Lisbon. They all have excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.

Which Lisbon hotel offers great views?

If you're looking for a room with a view, then try the Memmo Alfama Hotel. It offers amazing views of Lisbon according to recent customer reviews.

Which Lisbon hotel offers a great rooftop bar or rooftop restaurant?

Looking for a great view while having your dinner or drinking a beer? Independente Suites & Terrace Hotel has one of the best rooftop restaurants in Lisbon.

What are the best things to do in Lisbon?

2 Hour Lisbon Sunset and Wine Sailing Tour. Board a sailboat at the harbor and relax while you take in the city views from a unique perspective. See Belém Tower, the neoclassical Ajuda National Palace, Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge) and more. Price: $43.

Sintra: Pena Palace and Park Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entrance. Marvel at Pena Palace, one of the most magnificent and recognisable tourist attractions of Portugal. The palace exemplifies the 19th century Romanticism style of architecture and stands atop a rocky peak, which is the second highest point in Sintra Hills. Price: $17.

Lisbon: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise on the Tagus River with Drinks. Watch the sunset over one of Europe's most beautiful cities on a 2-hour cruise off the coast of Lisbon. Admire landmark monuments from the water, such as the 25 de Abril Bridge and white dome of the Basilica da Estrela. Price: $35.

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About Lisbon

Lisbon is a city of contrasts, with medieval alleyways and imposing palaces set against the striking backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a city that feels like it’s constantly on the cusp of something new while still clinging to its historical roots. So, if you’re looking to add this fantastic city to your bucket list, we have everything you need to know about this beautiful place. Read on for our ultimate Lisbon travel guide.

When to visit Lisbon
Lisbon is a beautiful city that can be enjoyed all year round. With plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures, it’s an ideal destination for those looking to avoid the winter blues. Though there are advantages to being off-peak, if you do want to visit Lisbon during the peak season, you’ll need to act fast as hotel prices in Lisbon will skyrocket. If you don’t mind the slightly colder weather, visiting in the fall or spring is perfect for soaking up some sun before winter sets in.

What to Know Before You Go
Lisbon is the largest city in Portugal and serves as the country’s capital.  The city is not just a major economic center in Portugal, but also in Europe; it has a growing financial sector and houses one of the largest container ports on Europe’s Atlantic Coast. The city of Lisbon is the 9th most visited city in Southern Europe seeing millions of tourists yearly.

Several exciting and fascinating landmarks are located in Lisbon such as the Praca do Comercio, Padrao dos Descobrimentos and Torre de Belem. Other landmarks such as Se de Lisboa and Parque das Nacoes are also situated in the city.

Lisbon can be a lot to take in. So, before you go, there are a few things you should know.

1) Lisbon is a city of contrasts, with medieval alleyways and imposing palaces set against the striking backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.

2) The food is incredible – you’ll find fresh seaside seafood, delicious pastries and some of the most perfect custard tarts in the world.

3) The city’s buildings date back to the 12th century and include Roman ruins, Moorish castle walls, Baroque churches and ornate 18th-century squares.

4) As well as being home to arguably Europe’s best beaches, it’s also one of Europe’s greenest cities with plenty of tree-lined avenues and open spaces.

5) You’ll find that Portuguese people are friendly, welcoming and always up for a chat or smile.

Where to Stay in Lisbon: The Best Areas to Stay
Lisbon is a city of contrasts, so there are many different neighborhoods to stay in. The old town center is where you’ll find the most tourist attractions and restaurants. It’s also a great place to stay if you want to be within walking distance of all the main sights. If you want peace and quiet, the Pombaline area is perfect- it’s one of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods that has managed to retain its traditional feel. If you want to be near the water, Lisbon’s newest neighborhood, Belém, is an excellent choice. The area is home to some of Lisbon’s most iconic landmarks, as well as some excellent seafood restaurants that are perfect for taking in the views after dark.

We recommend that you read our guide about where to stay in Lisbon. It gives you an excellent overview of the most popular areas, highlighting each area’s main attractions and hotel recommendations.

What to See and Do in Lisbon
A visit to the city is best enjoyed by walking its many steeply winding streets. There are some of the most breathtaking views of the city as you climb up to the top of Lisbon’s hills. From this vantage point, you can see in all directions and will be able to enjoy some of the most spectacular views. The best way to explore this historic city is on foot or by bike. You can also take advantage of one of the great hop-on hop-off bus tours that will help you see everything from a different perspective. There are a number of other attractions for those who enjoy museums, galleries, and culture. The National Museum is home to many a fascinating artifact from Portugal’s long and rich history, while the Gulbenkian Museum contains an important international art collection housed in an impressive building designed by architect Alvaro Siza Vieira. If your days in Lisbon have inspired a love for Portuguese food, then there are plenty more reasons for you to stay! The famous pastel de nata is just one example – these delicious little custard tarts are found in virtually every bakery window across Lisbon. It’s worth trying them out just once!

Food in Lisbon
The Portuguese are known for their love of good food, and Lisbon is no exception! When it comes to the cuisine in Lisbon, you can’t go past a dish of fresh bacalhau (cod). It’s considered a staple in Portuguese cuisine. Just about every restaurant provides a version of this dish, as it’s usually served with potatoes and onions. You can also try some delicious regional dishes, like Francesinha – which is a sandwich filled with ham, sausage, cheese and topped with a rich tomato sauce. The Alheira de Mirandela is another popular dish – it’s made from minced meat wrapped in bacon that has been cooked slowly over an open fire. And the Bolo Rei is another tasty treat. It’s a rich cake traditionally made on King’s Day (January 6th) by encasing boiled eggs in sponge cake soaked in rum syrup.

Final Words
Lisbon is a city of contrasts, with medieval alleyways and imposing palaces set against the striking backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a city that feels like it’s constantly on the cusp of something new while still clinging to its historical roots.

If you like our list of B&Bs, hostels and hotels in Lisbon, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Barcelona or the best hotels in Madrid.