Last Updated on 6th May 2021 by Michael McGuinness
Best Hostels in Lisbon
Check out our picks for the Best Hostels in Lisbon.
Lisbon is one of the most popular and underrated cities in Europe with its beautiful unique architecture and its many beaches. Lisbon is usually considered as the cheapest city in Western Europe. It's also renowned for it's buzzing nightlife.
Lisbon has 156 hostels but we have narrowed this down to the twelve Best Hostels in Lisbon. This is the ultimate list of the best hostels to consider booking when travelling to Lisbon on a backpacker budget. Some of the hostels in Lisbon are among the best in Europe (if not the world).
Quick Overview of the best hostels in Lisbon
Here’s an overview by category of the awesome hostels mentioned in this article. Scroll down to see the full description (and images) of each recommended hostel.
The 12 Best Hostels in Lisbon
Home Lisbon Hostel is the best hostel in Lisbon. It is only a 4-minute walk from Baixa/Chiado area and its’ metro station and offers accommodation in the heart of Lisbon. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and free WiFi is available throughout the property.
Each of the 4 dorm rooms at Home Lisbon Hotel features air conditioning, a shared bathroom with a shower and, in the female dormitories, guests will find a hairdryer.
There is a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen at the property and home-cooked meals can be served. Alternatively, a variety of restaurants and cafés can be found in the vicinity of the hostel. There is a 24-hour front desk, a library and a living area, where guests can relax or watch a film.
All of this easily makes Home Lisbon Hostel one of the best hostels in Lisbon.
- Dorms from €21.00
- Privates for €107.00
Yes Hostel is a short walk to the Augusta Street Arch and Commerce Square. The hostel comes with free WiFi and a daily breakfast.
This hostel has wooden floors and furnishings in its offer of mixed and female-specific dormitories, as well as private double rooms. All have access to shared bathroom facilities, with some units having a bathroom inside the room. The rooms all include air conditioning.
The property has a fully equipped communal kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals.
The shared lounge area is colourful and comfortable, with sofas and beanbags, as well as a flat-screen TV, DVDs, books and board games. The lounge is also a good spot to quietly enjoy a refreshing drink or cocktail from the bar, after a busy day of touring the city.
Baixa-Chiado Metro Station is a 3-minute walk away. At just a 5-minute walk is the iconic Chiado area, with its many traditional shops and cafés. Lively Bairro Alto is an 8-minute walk and here you will find a vast number of popular bars and restaurants.
Similar to Home Hostel, this hostel is also consistently voted one of the best hostels in Lisbon.
- Dorms from €16.00
Sunset Destination Hostel is centrally located, close to the Bairro Alto party district and the famous Pink Street. They organise daily events such as free walking tours and pub crawls. However, the shand out feature of this hostel is the rooftop pool terrace.
Their gorgeous dorm rooms are designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Each dorm bed has it's own curtain, night light, a power socket and locker. Free WiFi is throughout the hostel and a fully equipped kitchen is also at your disposal.
- Dorms from €22.00
- Privates from €56.00
Lisboa Central Hostel is a family-run hostel located in the centre of Lisbon. The hostel is on Avenida da Liberdade where you will find many cafes and bars. They host unique events including movie nights with free popcorn, free soup every day and Milkshake Mondays. They also have free walking tours and pub crawls.
Their dorm rooms are very well designed with mini staircases in between the bunk beds. They are 4, 6, 10-bed mixed dorms and 4-bed female-only dorms. Lisboa Central Hostel also has a large selection of private rooms.
Services include free high-speed Wifi and a fully equipped kitchen is at your disposal. Their on-site bar serves cheap beer and also has great happy hour deals. Considering breakfast is included in the price, this hostel offers pretty good value with a bed in a dorm starting at €14.00 per night.
Lisboa Central Hostel is one of the best hostels in Lisbon for Couples.
- Dorms from €14.00
- Privates from €38.00
Goodmorning Lisbon Hostel is yet another super cool hostel situated in an excellent location bang in the heart of Lisbon. They host many events from Brazilian-themed parties to pizza nights. A free waffle breakfast is served daily and you use can also free tea and coffee throughout the day.
Their dorm rooms are bright, modern and have a super cool contemporary design. They offer mixed and female-only dorms as well as private double/twin rooms. All dorm beds come with personal night lights and free storage lockers. Their bar is open 24 hours allowing you to party the night away.
- Dorms from €20.00
- Privates from €80.00
Lost Inn Lisbon Hostel is located in the historical Chiado area in Lisbon and is set in a renovated 18th-century building. It features free WiFi and is a 5-minute walk from the Cais do Sodré Metro and Train Station. Lost Inn Lisbon Hostel is one of the best hostels in Lisbon for solo travellers.
This hostel features a well-equipped common kitchen, where guests can prepare their own meals. These can be enjoyed in comfortable dining areas. Breakfast is included in the room rate and there are also several restaurant options available within a 3-minute walk from the property.
The Lost Inn Lisbon has a communal living room with sofas, computers, cable TV, a DVD player and a movie library. Guests can rent cars and bicycles through the 24-hour front desk, which also doubles as a tour desk, providing city tours upon request.
The Bairro Alto nightlife hot-spot, with its many bars and clubs, is a 10-minute walk from the hostel.
This hostel is particularly ideal for the solo female traveller as they offer female-only dorm rooms along with many other dorm room options.
Lost Inn Lisbon Hostel is one of the best hostels in Lisbon for solo travellers.
- Dorms from €17.00
- Privates from €56.00
Lisbon Destination Hostel is located in Lisbon’s central Rossio and offers private and shared rooms. It offers a cinema room and a bar. Lisbon Destination’s rooms are bright and have free WiFi access. Some offer views of Rossio and others overlook the winter garden.
The Hostel has a fully equipped kitchen where guest can prepare their own meals. Guests can use the free pool table and take part in one of the activities organised by the staff, available 24 hours a day.
- Dorms from €23.00
- Privates from €56.00
Travellers House is located in Lisbon’s central Baixa district and this historic hostel combines colourful, modern dormitory and private rooms with antique furnishings. It features a lounge with a flat-screen TV and free movies, a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi. Travellers House is the best cheap hostel in Lisbon.
All rooms at Travellers House have high ceilings, polished wooden floors and include bunk beds. There is a shared bathroom with unique tiles featuring famous people.
Free tea-and-coffee-making facilities are available and there are many restaurants within a 5-minute walk along Rua Augusta. Guests can enjoy a book exchange service in the reading lounge. A 24-hour front desk provides safety deposit boxes and luggage storage. The Baixa-Chiado Metro Station is only a 3-minute walk away.
- Dorms from €12.00
- Privates from €50.00
We Love F. Tourists Hostel features free WiFi and a buffet breakfast every morning. The hostel is located near central Lisbon, just a 3-minute walk from Rossio Metro Station.
All rooms at the hostel feature access to shared bathroom facilities. The unit’s accommodation is divided into private double rooms and dormitory rooms, all with scenic Lisbon views.
Guests can make full use of the shared kitchen in order to prepare their own meals. An on-site snack-bar is also available for lighter meals and Portuguese snacks. Breakfast is served each morning in the meal area and is included in the room rate.
The communal living area features comfortable sofas and has a flat-screen cable TV and DVD player, as well as an iPad. There is also a bar, where refreshing cocktails and drinks are served. The Rossio historical area is a 3-minute walk away.
We Love F. Tourists Hostel is one of the best hostels in Lisbon for backpackers who are on a tight budget as a bed in a dorm room starts at only €11.00 per night.
- Dorms from €11.00
- Privates from €56.00
Living Lounge Hostel is located in the centre of Lisbon between the hip Chiado district and the historic Baixa district. The Ribeira da Naus waterfront promenade is a 10-minute walk away as is the nightlife hub of Bairro Alto.
The dorm rooms very fresh, bright and spacious. All dorm beds come with personal lockers, reading light and a power outlet. Their staff are very friendly and helpful. This is a boutique hostel so it costs slightly more than a backpacker hostel, but breakfast is included in the price.
Other services/amenities include free Wifi, Self-Catering Facilities, Laundry Facilities and they also have an on-site bar.
- Dorms from €20.00
- Privates from €60.00
Lookout Lisbon Hostel is a small laid-back hostel located in the historic centre of Lisbon, ideal backpackers who appreciate a chilled out atmosphere. Their staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. The standout feature of this hostel is the remarkable views of Lisbon's skyline that you get from any of their balconies.
Dorms rooms at Lookout Lisbon Hostel are spacious and fresh where every guest gets their own large locker, reading lamp and a USB power socket as well as a privacy curtain.
- Dorms from €18.00
GSpot Party Hostel is the best party hostel in Lisbon. This is a full-on party hostel. Enjoy their happy hour specials at their bar or join other guests on a pub crawl organised by the hostel.
GSpot Party Hostel offers 8, 10 and 12 mixed dorms. The dorm rooms are spacious and very clean. A free breakfast is served daily. Please note that you have to be aged between 18 and 35 to stay at this hostel.
GSpot Party Hostel is one of the best hostels in Lisbon for party-goers.
- Dorms from €14.00
General Info on Hostels in Lisbon
- Check out time – Check out time for most hostels in Lisbon is 11 am, but at some hostels, the check out time is 10 am. Please note that nearly every hostel in Lisbon offers Free Luggage storage before or after you check-in or out. But it's also worth double checking this if you require this service.
- Free breakfast – Only some hostels in Lisbon include breakfast in the price. If it is included in the price this saves you on the cost of breakfast.
- Free wifi – We all need Wifi when we travel. Every hostel will have Wifi but some won't have it in the rooms, they just have it in common areas. My advice is to read some reviews on the speed of the Wifi because there's nothing worse than a slow connection.
- Kitchen – If the hostel you are staying at has a fully equipped guest kitchen, you can save money by cooking your own meals. Some hostels in Lisbon only have partially equipped kitchens.
- Costs: Hostels in Lisbon start at €6, but expect to pay €14 to €20 per night for a good hostel. Please that city tax is €2 per person per night and some hostels don't include this cost in the price.
I hope this list of the best hostels in Lisbon helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Lisbon. In general the overall standard of hostels in Lisbon is superb but there are still mediocre ones. Hopefully this list will help you avoid mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Lisbon.
Book Your Trip to Lisbon
Best Website to Book a Hostel
Hostelworld is by far the biggest and the best website for booking hostels because they have the best availability and prices. The website is designed to include many filters to help find a hostel that best suits your needs. For instance, you can filter hostels by price or by rating for a particular city.
Below are handy links to the best hostels in Lisbon by category. Just click on any of the links to check prices and availability for your dates.
- Home Lisbon Hostel - Overall Best Hostel in Lisbon
- We Love F. Tourists Hostel - Best Cheap Hostel in Lisbon
- Lost Inn Lisbon Hostel - Best Hostel in Lisbon for Solo Travellers
- GSpot Party Hostel - Best Party Hostel in Lisbon
- Lisboa Central Hostel - Best Hostel in Lisbon for Couples
Recommended Tours in Lisbon
I recommend GetYourGuide for Tours. They offer highly unique tours with Local Guides.
Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, cancellations and much more. I recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance.
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