Budget hotels in Lisbon: Places to stay for the cost-conscious visitor.



Budget hotels in Lisbon offer inexpensive accommodation options for visitors wishing to economize during their stay in the Portuguese capital. And if you know where to look there’s no need to rein in style or comfort. Located on the city’s lively Avenida Alimirante Reis is Lisbon City Hotel, a three-star that thinks it’s a four star. Similarly, Hotel Dom Afonso Henriques is surprisingly upscale, but is sited further away from the city centre. At Pensão Residencial Portuense the emphasis is very much on value for money but not at the expense of comfort and cleanliness. Likewise, Hotel do Chile is a two-star choice with comfortable and wholly adequate accommodation facilities. A real bargain is Dom Sancho I, a two-star option on the city’s fashionable Avenida da Liberdade. Back on Almirante Resi is the chic, friendly Masa Hotel Almirante, another great three-star bet. Backpackers often make a beeline for the smart Pensão Nova Goa, where the bed and breakfast offer is excellent and way above hostel standards. 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. 

 

 



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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. Accommodation choice is divided between double bed units or double bed with one single. Fourteen of the rooms are connecting, and there's 1 designed for guests with reduced mobility. The hotel's restaurant is open 24 hours where diners can order from a simple but healthy menu. The bar also operates all night and throughout the day. Guest services extend to admission of pets at a modest surcharge.


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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 tired, perhaps, and the rain forest motifs look out of place. But that's hardly the point. For a place to sleep in a European capital city without breaking the bank, staying in the "Amazon" is an option worth exploring. The hotel is a little tricky to find; it's based in a quiet residential zone between Marquês de Pombal and Rato but it's only a short walk to the Metro station and several bus stops. Guest services include Wi-Fi (at a surcharge) in the public areas and rooms from 5th to 8th floors, and a bar-lounge. Unless you book online, breakfast is not included in the rate.


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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 Príncipe Real, districts known for their nightlife, and who don't mind a bit of a climb (the hotel is situated half way up a steep hill with narrow sidewalks). Accommodation is fairly basic but clean, comfortable and with ensuite bathroom. Rooms are equipped with TV, mini-bar and benefit from air-conditioning. Guests staying in Superior double rooms on the upper levels are greeted with sparkling wine on arrival and can enjoy city views from their windows. Breakfast is included in the rate, which is very competitive for a 3-star. Prices dip even further during the winter season.


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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 uninspiring in design, this place is all about staying in a clean, safe environment with some of Lisbon's most alluring visitor attractions on the doorstep. The seasonal rates include a simple breakfast that can be supplemented by anyone of the excellent cafés lining nearby Praça de Figueira. The front desk is staffed by courteous individuals who happily impart useful, local knowledge to send you in the right direction for great value Portuguese food, cheap bars and fun night out.


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The 59 rooms of this modest three-star hotel have been imaginatively decorated to reflect a cultural and historical theme, using fado and tram 28 motifs as well as abstract patterns of azulejos and calçada. The result is colorful and quirky interior that wouldn't look out of place in a trendy design property. Accommodation choice extends to double, twin and triple rooms, and individual units. Some of the double rooms have balconies, and guests can also have the option of double connected rooms––"handy if you're traveling as a family. All rooms are ensuite and amenities include LCD TV, mini-bar and air conditioning. Wi-Fi internet connection is optional. A number of rooms have been adapted for those with mobility issues. A breakfast bar provides guests with a continental buffet selection, which is included in the rate. The hotel is sited near Anjos metro station, which connects with the rest of the city. However, lively and multi-cultured Avenida Alimirante Reis is a delight to explore and heading south takes you all the way into Lisbon's tourist downtown district.


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A two-star hotel on Lisbon's fashionable Avenida la Liberdade is a treat indeed, especially when you consider that most of the accommodation offer on this central thoroughfare is luxury five-star. Single, double and triple rooms are available, each classically styled and exuding a pleasant 19th-century veneer. All rooms feature a private bathroom, and guest amenities extend to cable TV, mini-bar and air conditioning. There's also a separate television room. A breakfast room offers a typical continental buffet, a menu of bread, pastries, cereals and fruit, and plenty of juice, tea and coffee. Some of the capital's most exclusive shopping is on the doorstep, and it's a just a 15-minute stroll downtown to several historic visitor attractions and a number of museums. There are also several excellent restaurants close at hand. A nearby metro station connects with the rest of the city.


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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 air-conditioning. Guest amenities extend to satellite TV (50 channels) and Wi-Fi. Some of the rooms open on to a small balcony. Wheelchair access is available for those with mobility issues ––" another reason why this unassuming property wins in the popularity stakes. Breakfast is available at a small surcharge and there's a (tiny) bar. The hotel is just a five-minute walk from Arroios Metro station, which is linked to the airport, and is ideal for those on a tight budget seeking a low cost city break.


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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 well maintained, with private bathroom (shower and WC) as standard. Hair dryer, safe deposit box, satellite TV and telephone number among the modest guest amenities, although Wi-Fi is only available in the public areas. A continental breakfast is included in the tariff and the reception is staffed 24 hours. The property is situated on one of Lisbon's most popular streets within easy walking distance of the city's historic centre.


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This small hotel, located out of the city centre and known by its abbreviation DAH, has two stars but deserves another such is its surprisingly upscale service, the quality of the accommodation and guest amenities. The 39 en-suite rooms are stylishly furnished and air-conditioned and range from single to quadruple occupancy. All have cable TV and free safety deposit box, among other amenities. The wireless Internet connection is free. A nourishing buffet breakfast is included in the price and served in the top-floor breakfast room. On dry days, tables are set on the panoramic terrace where the city views are inspiring. A variety of personalized services are available to guests including private parking and airport transfer (on request). A babysitting service is also offered.


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With a separate anti-allergic floor and rooms designed for guests with mobility issues, this modern three-star hotel enjoys wide appeal. Located within easy walking distance of downtown Lisbon––"and situated very near two metro stations––"the property is an obvious choice for those visiting on a budget but who still wish to be close to some of the city's major visitor attractions and animated nightlife. The soundproofed air-conditioned rooms all feature private balconies that afford pleasant views across the vicinity. Guest services include free Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas. Included in the rate is breakfast, which is taken in the bar-lounge. The hotel can also cater for business travellers and has available a modest business centre and conference facilities. The multilingual 24-hour reception can arrange sightseeing tours and car rental, and there's also a handy laundry service option.


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