Lisbon has 156 hostels but we have narrowed this down to the six 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).
Lisbon is one of the most popular and under-rated 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.
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 €10 to €15 for a good hostel.
1. Best Hostels in Lisbon - Home Lisbon Hostel
Home 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.
Rossio is 400 m from the hostel, while the São Jorge Castle is 800 m away and the lively Bairro Alto area is 1.2 km away. The nearest airport is Lisbon Portela Airport is 7 km from Home Lisbon Hostel, and can be easily accessed by metro.
Address: R. São Nicolau 13, 1100-547 Lisbon.
Prices: Dorms from €14.00
2. Hostels in Lisbon - Yes! Lisbon Hostel
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.
Like Home Hostel, this hostel is also consistently voted one of the best hostels in Europe and the world.
Address: Rua de S. Julião 148, 1100-527 Lisbon.
Prices: Dorms from €14.00
3. Best Hostels in Lisbon - Travellers House
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 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. Rooms are serviced daily.
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 3-minute walk away.
Address: R. Augusta 89, 1100-048 Lisbon.
Prices: Dorms from €12.00 & Privates from €50.00
4. Hostels in Lisbon - Lost Inn Lisbon
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 best hostel for solo travelers in Lisbon.
This hostel features a well-equipped common kitchen, where guests can prepare their own meals. These can be enjoyed in the 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, 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 hotspot, with its many bars and nighttime establishments, 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.
Address: Beco dos Apóstolos 6, 1200-028 Lisbon.
Prices: Dorms from €14.00 & Privates from €56.00
5. Best Hostels in Lisbon - We Love F. Tourists
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.
Address: R. dos Fanqueiros 267, 1100-230 Lisbon.
Prices: Dorms from €16.00 & Privates from €50.00
6. Hostels in Lisbon - Lisbon Destination Hostel
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.
Guests can use the fully equipped kitchen to prepare their own meals. Alternatively, Lisbon Destination’s central location provides plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars.
Guests can use the free pool table and take part in one of the activities organised by the staff, available 24 hours a day. There is a computer with Internet for guests’ use.
Address: Largo do Duque de Cadaval, 17, 1200-160 Lisbon.
Prices: Dorms from €15.65 & Privates from €71.50
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.
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