Many people ask me for advice concerning hotels and where to stay in Lisbon. To help you prepare your trip to the Portuguese capital, I made a list of what are for me the top 3 best hotels in Lisbon, by category.
What were the selection criteria when choosing where to stay in Lisbon?
I’ve chosen hotels with more than 150 reviews and a score higher than 8/10, with free Wi-Fi. Then, I’ve chosen the hotel according to price, services and location. As you will see, choosing where to stay in Lisbon can be easy and cheap!
Top 3 of the hotels in Lisbon with * (Hostels)
1. Lisbon Destination Hostel 9.2/10
Offering private and shared rooms, Lisbon Destination Hostel is located in Lisbon’s central Rossio, near Rossio Train Station. Guests can use the fully equipped kitchen to cook meals for themselves or enjoy a meal prepared by the chef, while sharing experiences over dinner with other tourists.
2. Travellers House – Hostel 9.2/10
Located in downtown Lisbon, this historic hostel combines a colourful, modern dormitory and private rooms with antique furnishings. It also offers its guests a lounge with flat-screen TV and free movies, a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi. Definitely a place to consider when choosing where to stay in Lisbon!
3. Sunset Destination Hostel 8.9/10
Located in Lisbon’s city centre and overlooking Tagus River, the Sunset Destination Hostel is characterised by its simple rooms and dormitories with free Wi-Fi. The beautiful terrace offers amazing views and includes seating areas and a small swimming pool.
Top 3 of the hotels in Lisbon with **
1. Luxe Hotel By TURIM Hoteis 8.3/10
Located in Lisbon’s historic centre, the Luxe Hotel is close to Anjos Metro Station and downtown Lisbon is within walking distance. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the property and each room has satellite TV and modern bathrooms.
2. Hotel ibis Lisboa Liberdade 8.1/10
Hotel Ibis Lisboa Liberdade is located close to the historic quarters of Bairro Alto and Alfama, near Lisbon’s city centre. Guests can go to the bar and enjoy some light refreshments or, alternatively, the hotel is just moments away from restaurants, shops and bars.
3. Albergaria Senhora do Monte 8.3/10
Located on top of the highest of Lisbon’s 7 hills, Senhora do Monte offers a panoramic bar with amazing views over Lisbon, the Tagus River and the São Jorge Castle. After a good night’s sleep, guests can enjoy their breakfast on the charming terrace and admire the views of Lisbon.
Top 3 of the hotels in Lisbon with ***
1. My Story Hotel Ouro 8.9/10
With a themed decoration based on Portuguese tiles, the beautiful My Story Hotel Ouro occupies an 18th century building in the heart of the historic Baixa quarter. Its outdoor esplanade is on one of Lisbon’s traditional pedestrian streets.
2. Rossio Garden Hotel 8.7/10
Dating back to the 1900s, the 24-hour Rossio Garden Hotel is a newly refurbished boutique hotel located in the heart of Lisbon historic centre, 1-minute walking distance from Rossio Train Station. The location of the Garden Hotel offers guests the opportunity of walking to several nearby dining options.
3. Browns Downtown Hotel 8.7/10
Another place to consider when choosing where to stay in Lisbon is Browns Downtown Hotel. Its trendy rooms in the centre of Lisbon include hi-tech work stations with iMac computers. All rooms are individually decorated, and include kitchenettes and flat-screen TVs. Wi-Fi is free of charge.
Top 3 of the hotels in Lisbon with ****
1. Portugal Boutique Hotel 9.3/10
When you think about where to stay in Lisbon, you should consider this hotel. Offering its guests free private parking, the 4-star Hotel Portugal features a 24-hour reception and a central location in Lisbon, 200 metres from Rossio Square. It has a bar on site and a 24-hour room service.
2. Memmo Alfama – Design Hotel 9.3/10
Located in a refurbished, late 19th century building in the typical Alfama district, Memmo Alfama – Design Hotel offers its guests a 24-hour reception. It also features a wine bar, an outdoor swimming pool and lovely Tagus River views.
3. Lisboa Carmo Hotel 9.1/10
Located in the heart of the city, Lisboa Carmo Hotel features luxury rooms with classic and contemporary décor. The upper floors of the hotel offer views of the Tagus River and Lisbon’s old town. The popular Bairro Alto district is at a 3-minute walking distance.
Top 3 of the hotels in Lisbon with *****
1. EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel 9.2/10
Located in Lisbon’s upscale area of Amoreiras, EPIC SANA is a recent hotel featuring a marvellous rooftop infinity pool. Marquês de Pombal metro station is just 700 m away. Featuring a contemporary-style decoration, each room includes a flat-screen TV and mini-bar. Some rooms provide views over Lisbon. Free Wi-Fi access is available.
2. Altis Avenida Hotel 8.7/10
Altis Avenida Hotel is located in a historical building, where guests will be amazed with a mix of traditional Portuguese architecture and design inspired by Art Deco. Some rooms offer beautiful views of Lisbon’s historical downtown and balconies.
3. Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade 8.7/10
Located on Lisbon’s main avenue, Avenida da Liberdade, this beautiful and luxurious hotel is facing the Avenida Metro station. It offers its guests a modern gym, a restaurant and a library. Some of the rooms have balconies and views over the avenue.
It can take you some time to choose where to stay in Lisbon but one thing is certain – it’ll be worth it!
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