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The top 10 hostels in Lisbon/Portugal

Lisbon is the biggest city and also the capital city of Portugal. It is the center of finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education, and tourism. and it is a place worth to visit due to fantastic architecture, nature, near the ocean location and what‘s more important for us – the city with the best hostels from the point of its offer and design! So, if you are looking for the best hostel Lisbon offers, you are in the right place!

Honestly, I have never seen so many beautiful hostels in any European city as the offer is really large! So take your time to go through all the great properties selected from the best of the best so if you choose some property, I believe, your stay will be really great! We have taken into consideration reviews from former visitors, the overall evaluation from both platforms and

the top 10 hostels in Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon has a typical Medittenarian climate with mild, rainy winters and warm to hot, dry summers. The coldest month of the year is January and the hottest month is August. You can use the local metro as well as trams and buses so you can easily travel from the city center to the neighborhood as there are interesting places all around.

Let‘s now look at the best hostels Lisbon offers:

#1 Goodmorning Solo Traveler hostel


Goodmorning solo traveller hostel

As a big lover of hostel/hotel breakfast it this property my personal favorite. I like the design, location and also the features offered by this hostel – they organize tons of events, from Brazilian-themed parties to pizza nights, offer free waffle breakfast and complimentary tea and coffee, a bar opened 24 hours, free linen (take your towel with you). This hostel also won the best hostel in Portugal in 2019.

There is also free wi-fi within the whole property available, you can get to beautiful beaches in 40 minutes of a tram ride, inside the hostel you can use board games or hire a bicycle. There are also luggage storage and laundry facilities available.

This hostel offers a variety of dorms – female as well as mixed dorms, mainly for 6-8 people, there are also private rooms available. Rooms are bright, modern and air-conditioned, beds come with individual night lights, and you’ll also have your own free storage locker. Due to a great location in the heart of Lisbon, you are very close to all restaurants, bars, and clubs.

#2 Lost Inn Lisbon


Lost Inn Lisbon

Very unique architecture and originally designed hostel – if you look for such kind of hostel, is this one the right for you! Offering mixed or female dorms as well as private double and a twin room for a reasonable price. Each bed has handy reading lights and plug socket, bed linen is available, but take your towel with you or you can hire it on the reception!

Enjoy a taste of 18th-century architecture with beautiful vaulted ceilings and wooden floors. Amenities are modern, with chic contemporary furnishings in the rooms and social spaces. Chill out in the common area with a book, watch a DVD or start a singalong on hostel guitar.

You can enjoy a free breakfast in the morning as well! There is also a luggage room, 24 hours reception, laundry facilities, and Tea & Coffee Making Facilities available. The Museum of Contemporary Art is a 2-minute walk away, and a visit to São Jorge Castle with its panoramic views is a must, Just hop on a tram to get there.

#3 Rodamon Lisboa Hostel


Rodamon Lisboa hostel

Rodamón Lisboa Hostel creates a local, homelike environment in one of the nicest locations in the city center. Once you get in, you will automatically feel like home. You may choose from a private double room ensuite or a bed in a shared dorm ensuite – mixed and female dorms are in this property available.

All dorms include a bed already made with fresh and clean linen (don‘t forget your own towel), a curtain for more privacy and also a personal reading light as well as a plug.

Continental Breakfast is served daily (available for a reasonable fee). Additional services include free Wi-Fi internet access, 24 hours reception, excursions desk for tours and activities.

#4 Home Lisbon Hostel


Home Lisbon Hostel

As the name of the hostel already reveals, the goal of its owner is that you feel like at home in this 200 years old building, located in the famous Baixa neighborhood, the heart of Lisbon. Home Lisbon Hostel is a super cool base in Portugal’s most vibrant city!

The dorms (mixed and female-only) all have en-suite bathrooms with a shower, and the female-only dorms also come with hairdryers to make getting ready fast and easy. All dorms have storage lockers for your bags, plus they‘ve got air con to help you sleep comfortably during our hot summer months. You can also pick a private room if you’re a light sleeper.

This property hosts lots of events to immerse you in the city’s history and culture. You also get free city maps to make sure you don’t get lost wandering up and down the seven hills. Foodie? Nightly dinners are the best way to taste classic Portuguese home-cooking – lovingly made by the owner’s mama.

#5 Travellers House


Travellers House Hostel

The Travellers House is ideally located in the most historical and central area of Lisbon (Baixa), within walking distance to all major attractions and interesting spots of the city. In the 250-year-old building, you can relax in the music lounge, enjoy a film in the TV/DVD room or read books and surf their mega-fast and free internet.

Among the facilities belong bathrooms for men and for women, hot showers 24 hours a day, four common rooms (dining room, Music lounge, TV/DVD area, reading lounge), and free use of the kitchen you can cook your own meal or try some local specialties. You can choose from mixed or female dorms as well as you can choose a private double or twin room.

Features include free individual lockers and locks, free towels, linen and duvets, free coffee and tea all day, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free satellite TV and films.  To help you get around, the property offers free maps and advice, and free access to guide books from all around the world. There’s also free luggage storage.

#6 Lisboa Central Hostel


Lisboa central hostel

Experience the best of Lisbon at Lisboa Central Hostel. You’ll be treated to movie nights with free popcorn, free soup every day (that means more cash for vino) and friendly staff really know their stuff. Make new memories and friends at events like our free walking tours, pub crawls and Milkshake Mondays (yes, you read that right).

They‘re budget-friendly too, with free breakfast every day (don’t miss the fruit pancakes) as well as sangria happy hour and cheap beer at the bar. Have your free tea and coffee outside on their sun-soaked terrace, or sit down to a PlayStation game in the common room. There is 24 hours reception and also free Wi-fi available in this property.

This hostel located on Avenida da Liberdade, which is dotted with cafés, bars, and boutiques. Rest your head in one of the comfy rooms, some of them have en-suite bathrooms. Double and twin privates are perfect for couples, while mixed or female-only dorms are a budget-friendly (and social) option. You’ll also get a locker for your stuff, plus free linen. Take your towel with you or you can hire one in the property.

#7 Lisbon Destination Hostel


Lisbon Destination Hostel

Recently-opened Lisbon Destination Hostel is located in Rossio train station, an ornate Romantic building of open spaces, high ceilings, and big windows. Former visitors continually appreciate the ‘informative, enthusiastic and very helpful’ staff serving ‘cheap delicious meals’, pancake breakfast and ‘quite a lot of free guided tours’.

Every morning you’ll find free breakfast, which is served in the kitchen with many options from vegetarian to omnivore. You can choose from mixed or female dorms or private double rooms. Towels and linen are included so no need to take yours!

Among the features, this hostel offers, belong to luggage storage, Internet Access, Tea & Coffee Making Facilities, Board games and pool table in the common area. Oh, and this hostel has its own pool — perfect for sunbathing next to — and an urban garden that you’re welcome to help out with if you like!

#8 Sunset destination Hostel


Sunset destination hostel

You can find this hostel upstairs inside Cais do Sodré Train Station, close to Lisbon’s clubbing scene – popular party destinations, Bairro Alto and Pink Street, are only a couple of minutes away. It’s easy to reach it from the airport, too.

Their rooms are designed for a comfortable night’s sleep, whether you decide to stay in a dorm or a private room. All dorm beds have curtains, a personal light, a power outlet, and a locker. Sheets and towels are also provided. Private rooms have en-suite bathrooms and there’s the option of female-only dorms.

Reception is open 24 hours, this property organizes activities every day, such as free walking tours, pub crawls, and traditional Fado tours. You can hire bikes from them, too. While there is a fully equipped kitchen, they also have a chef who cooks dinner every night.

#9 Royal Prince Hostel


Royal Prince Hostel Lisbon

Located between Largo do Rato and Bairro Alto, the Royal Prince Hostel offers private and shared air-conditioned rooms in Lisbon’s Príncipe Real district. It offers free WiFi throughout the property and you can enjoy access to a furnished terrace. Each room includes individual reading lights and lockers. They all have access to shared bathroom facilities with free toiletries. A hairdryer and an iron are available for guests’ use.

A free breakfast buffet is served daily, and guests can use the fully equipped kitchen to prepare their meals. There is a vending machine with snacks and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests can use the shared lounge area, with a TV and a sofa and socialize over a billiards game. The outdoor furnished terrace invites you to read a book alongside a cup of tea.

This first-floor hostel is 800 meters from Rato Metro Station, offering access throughout Lisbon in a few minutes. Rossio Train Station is 1.3 km from the Royal and offers a 30-minute connection to Sintra. Bairro Alto is a few steps away.

#10 Living Lounge Hostel


Living Lounge Hostel


Located in Lisbon’s center, between the fancy Chiado neighborhood and the historic Baixa district. Living Lounge Hostel offers boutique-style accommodation on a budget, with super spacious dorms in bright, colorful themes designed by Portugal-based artists. You can have pancakes at their free breakfast and cheap three-course dinners (including wine) at night. You can take a free city tour too, whether by day on walking tours or at night on our pub crawls.

Whether you book a private room or a dorm, you’ll be comfy while your stuff stays safe: 24-hour security, personal lockers, reading lights, and air-con. Sheets are included in your booking, and there’s free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel. Shared bathrooms all have hot showers.

They’ve got a luxe lounge where you can chat with people from all over the globe. There’s a garden room indoors where you can rest up in peace while reading a novel from the book exchange. Our staff is super helpful, and they’re always around to give you free city maps and tips.

12 thoughts on “The top 10 hostels in Lisbon/Portugal

  1. You’ve got a very diverse combination of hosting options in a single post. Among your list, the Sunset Destination Hostel is my favorite. I love to spend some time in semi-public spaces and Knowing other travelers as well as local people. I never travel alone so that takes off the list of some of the alternatives offered.

    Lisbon is not that big, so you could stay for several days in the same place. Take your time to discover their gastronomy (their seafood is fantastic in all imaginable presentations).

    Thanks for delivering a great post of options on where to stay in this beautiful city of Portugal. 

    1. Hello Juan!

      Thank you for your kind comment and for stopping by!

      Great tip about the seafood, I am not personally a fan of this food, but a lot of people love it and going to such countries to enjoy seafood, so great tip, thank you!

      I also like the Sunset Destination Hostel and it would be a hot favorite when picking the best property for me when planning to visit Lisbon.

      Have a great time!

      Bye Renata

  2.  I am glad to see your article. I am going to bookmark it because in the month ahead my brother is going to Lisbon, Portugal. My brother is going to Lisbon for the first time so I think your article will benefit my brother a lot. I will definitely show him, your article. I think he will find a lot of information from your article about Lisbon/Portugal hostels. My favorite is the Lisbon Destination Hostel here. I like it. I think my brother would like it a lot.Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful article.

    1. Hello!

      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comment!

      Lisbon Destination Hostel looks really good and I do not blame you you like it!

      Lisbon is really a great place worth to visit, we hope you will choose the best hostel and let us know your opinion about the chosen hostel!

      We wish you a great time!

      Bye Renata

  3. The idea of visiting Lisbon never crossed my mind until last week when my alumni scheduled get-together over there. At first, i didn’t think much of it, but then it dawn on me that I had to at least, do some research on my next destination. I have to say, these hostel accommodations are better than I had imagined. The choices here are awesome, but the Lisboa Central Hostel particularly looks interesting and warmly. Seems like an ideal choice. 

    1. Hello Rhain!

      Thank you for your kind comment!

      The same was with me – I have never thought about Lisbon having so many great hostels and it was a surprise when I have seen the list of the hostels – so many properties very well evaluated are hard to be seen in other cities of Europe. But, I would also have a problem to choose one only, but I have my favorite hostel chosen and already planning to go to Lisbon, hopefully, I will go there soon.

      I also wish you a great time in Lisbon and to hear from you about the chosen hostel and your own opinion!

      All the best


  4. Hey there loving your site, which I have returned to, and so are my two 20 something daughters who are heading to Europe next year from our home in New Zealand to do what we call the big OE (Overseas Experience).

    They have been able to glean a lot of useful information from your site which they love and they are particularly enjoying the photo sets you are using.

    The information you provide is really comprehensive and is helping them to plan their options while travelling on a budget, great job!



    1. Hello!

      Thank you very much for your kind comment, I really appreciate it!

      Our goal is to show the best properties for a reasonable price so traveling won´t become so expensive and you can still visit a lot of countries and enjoy your stay, no matter which city you pick.

      Wish your daughters to have a great OE experience and thank you for visiting and recommending our website!

      Bye Renata

  5. Hi

    I must say that I really appreciate all the time and effort made in complying this list of useful hostels to find in Lisbon. Hostels are such an affordable way of staying a number of days and getting to see the sights. When choosing a hostel you want to be safe, have all the amenities and be close to all  important sites. I have stayed in hostels before where you have to walk miles in order to see the beautiful historical buildings. Lisbon is such a beautiful city and I may visit one day soon.



    1. Dear Antonio,

      Thank you for your kind comment and for stopping by!

      Hostels becoming really great places to stay, a lot of them are newly refurbished and there is a large selection nowadays, especially in Southern Europe.

      We wish you a great time and thank you for stopping by!

      Bye Renata

  6. I have never been to Portugal but always wanted to visit. The culture and the history intrigued me. I am from Thailand and our traditional dessert was influenced by Portugal. 

    However budgeting is my concern right now. Thank you so much for the hostels recommendations. It will be amazing to learn all types of people. I have my eyes on Sunset destination 🙂

    1. Hello!

      Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment!

      It is nice of you that you have read our blog post about hostels in Portugal, although the history was quite hard for the country you come from. Portugal is still a nice place to stay, I believe and it would be a pity to not considering it as a potential travel destination.

      Have a great time!

      Bye Renata

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