Budget Hotels in Lisbon: Places to Stay for the cost-conscious visitor.

Budget hotels in Lisbon offer inexpensive accommodation options for visitors seeking to economise in the Portuguese capital. At Pensão Residencial Portuense the emphasis is very much on value for money but not at the expense of comfort and cleanliness. Likewise, Evidencia Light Sta Catarina Hotel provides a pretty basic but economical base from which to explore the city. Amenities at Pensão Globo are more basic but this guesthouse is still popular with visitors counting the pennies. Traditionally styled Casa do Patio by Shiadu is a rare combination of budget and boutique, where good design doesn’t mean high prices. A little out of the city centre (but on the metro circuit) is Hotel do Chile. Here 2-star amenities are clean, comfortable and wholly adequate for cost-conscious visitors. Similarly, Princesa Hotel & Tea is another 2-star property highly regarded by budget travellers for the quality of its guest facilities. Backpackers often make a beeline for the smart Pensão Nova Goa, where the bed and breakfast offer is entirely adequate. Meanwhile, the Botânico Hotel up in Principe Real is known for its comfortable and stylish presentation, with prices set below the norm for this kind of property. For something a bit different check in to the South-American themed Amazonia Lisboa Hotel. A bit dated perhaps, but still very convenient. But if you’re looking for a more familiar brand, the Ibis Lisboa Liberdade is always worth staying in. 



Centrally located and handy for the shops and restaurants on Avenida da Liberdade, the modern and comfortable 70-room Lisboa Liberdade is typical of the Ibis branded chain of hotels, with value for money one of the main selling points....  Read More

Cheap, cheerful and with one big plus – an outdoor swimming pool! This South American-themed budget hideaway offers 192 rooms and suites, including two for guests with reduced mobility. Five floors are non-smoking. The décor looks a tad...  Read More

Named after its proximity to the city's Jardim Botânico, this 30-room 3-star choice is a useful option for those wishing to explore nearby Bairro Alto and Principe Real, districts known for their nightlife, and who don't mind a bit of a climb...  Read More

Smack bang in the middle of everything is this no-nonsense budget abode with its 42 rooms, all with private bathroom, satellite TV and air-conditioning. A recent makeover has left the exterior gleaming and while the interior is rather...  Read More

Santa Apolonia

Smart 2-star Princesa Hotel & Tea benefits from a major refurbishment that has seen the interior themed around tea, with each of the hotel's four floors named after a particular blend of this wonderful beverage, colour co-ordinated in...  Read More

Santa Apolonia

This comfortable and centrally located 2-star lodging is applauded for its friendly service and excellent vale for money. The 35 double or triple rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, are relatively spacious, fully soundproofed and have...  Read More

This traditional Portuguese patio townhouse has been transformed into a delightful boutique guesthouse. The 8 rooms are designed for 2, 3 or 4 persons and are individually decorated in a fresh and contemporary manner to complement the original...  Read More

Bairro Alto/Principe Real

A highly regarded budget option set in the heart of Lisbon's Bairro Alto neighbourhood, Globo' s 15 rooms are set across four floors within an attractive townhouse. Simply furnished but clean and comfortable, the single, twin, double or triple...  Read More

Located a short walk from Lisbon's vibrant Bairro Alto district, this is an ideal place to stay if you're travelling on a budget but still appreciate style and some comfort. More habitat than hotel, rooms here can accommodate 2 or 3 occupants...  Read More

Family-run and with a well-deserved reputation for good value and personal service, the lovely little inn offers three different air-conditioned accommodation categories, single, double and triple rooms (all non-smoking). Each is spotless and...  Read More


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