Welcome to your detailed guide for Lisbon hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Lisbon, Portugal. Compare prices for Lisbon hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Lisbon, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Santa Maria Maior, Misericordia, Arroios
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Lisbon? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Lisbon alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Lisbon. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lisbon. To help you make friends with Lisbon before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Lisbon is also named and spelled Lisboa - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
Lisbon, the gorgeous capital of Portugal, is one of the most interesting cities in the world -- since it has some of the greatest budget hostels, it's not a city to be missed.
For the die-hard sightseers and culture-soakers, the downtown of Baixa and Rossio are the place to stay. This cultural hotspot has great food, crazy nightlife, and lots of shopping and cultural attractions from which to choose. It's also within walking distance of all the different transport options you need, including trams, buses, trains, and ferries. This area is also well known for modern and boutique hostels in Lisbon that give a touch of class to the backpacking lifestyle.
If you want a quieter place that is still close to the downtown area but away from the main centre, then you have many options -- stay in Alfama and Castello if exploring Castello Sao Jorge and admiring the beautiful terracotta-roofed houses of Lisbon from the many Miraduoros is high on your list. Or if you just want to relax in one of Lisbon's many parks and gardens stay in Campo Pequeno or near Parque Eduardo VII.
Or if you want to focus on the UNESCO World heritage sites and museums in Belem or the 1998 world expo area of Parque de Narcoes, then you can stay in the Lisbon hostels in these areas that are away from downtown but perfect if you want to focus on these areas.
To save money on visiting some of Lisbon's best attractions, visit on a Sunday, because many of the best museums and monuments are free -- this will give you extra money to spend on the amazing food found in Lisbon's pastelarias.
Written by local enthusiast for Lisbon hostels Keppers
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Lisbon. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Lisbon. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Lisbon costs on average $20 for a dorm. A hostel in Lisbon with private rooms costs on average $52.
Hostelz.com shows all 108 Hostels in Lisbon. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Travellers House - Hostel is the best hostel in Lisbon for couples.
Lisbon Destination Hostel is the best hostel in Lisbon for families.
Lisbon Destination Hostel is the best hostel in Lisbon for groups.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Lisbon. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Lisbon. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
Lisbon is great. There is a ton to do. Wander around the old Expo grounds, wander the Hills, and windy street of the Alfama. For some beach time take the 20 min train to Cascais, or Estoril. Go to Sintra and see the Castle. Be warned that if you look under 30 and are walking around the main area of Lisbon you will likely be pestered by drug dealers, just say no and ignore them. Much of Lisbon is kind of sketchy. although safe during the day it is recommended that you stay on well lit and unisolated streets at night. Also options for eating or having a coffee start becoming limited after 10pm. Try eating at Restaurante Tripeiro at 70 Rua dos Correiros in the Baixa. Great food for decent prices.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Lisbon and Portugal.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.