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Where to stay in Lisbon

If you're a first time visitor to Lisbon, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Lisbon.

What's the best area of Lisbon to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Lisbon are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"But if you like to stay near lot's of restaurants and nightlife then you should look in to the part of the city called Bairro Alto as this is where the city is alive at night."  See More

"I agree with Claus, Bairro Alto is definitely a hoppin' part of town, but I think an amendment is that it's unlikely to get quiet in your part of town until quite late, so if you're an early-to-rise traveler, you'll likely be quite annoyed by the sound every night."  See More

"The best neighborhoods to stay in Lisbon are certainly Chiado, Pombaline Baixa and Bairro Alto as these are the ones that allow you to be at walking distance to almost all interesting sites, restaurants and nightlife."  See More

"If your attitude is "I'll sleep after my holiday" stay in Bairro Alto or Chiado the bars and clubs stay open very late and the fun spills out onto the streets."  See More

"If you want some cool and crazy nightlife, go for Bairro Alto."  See More

"Otherwise, if you are more willing to get closer to "party neighborhood", you should try to stay in Bairro Alto even though you can go from a neighborhood to another pretty easily with the cabs that are quiet cheap."  See More

"It's a funky neighborhood that is really cool and not as touristy as areas like Bairro Alto and Alfama, but you can easily pop down to these historic neighborhoods from there."  See More

"Hi Janine, I was in Lisbon for the first time this past fall and stayed in Baixa, and loved it."  See More

"When I went to Lisboa, I stayed in Castelo, which was much quieter."  See More

"Adding to what Maria's suggested, since you're going all the way to Lisbon and have 4 days, I would suggest a day trip to Sintra which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site."  See More

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What are some good hotels in Lisbon?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Lisbon, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"Head to Memmo Alfama Hotel Lisboa before dusk, where you can not only see out toward the sea but also the buildings of Alfama lit up in the late afternoon light."  See More

"As for hotel recommendations, one good option could be the Vincci Baixa Hotel Lisbon wich is 4 stars, and usually you can get prices arround 100€."  See More

"The Hotel Santa Justa Lisboa or the Internacional Design Hotel can be a good option in Chiado, the Solar Do Castelo in Alfama is very beautiful."  See More

"I prefer Airbnb to hotels, but you do have some amazing hotels in Lisbon, for all the budget, my favourite one is Altis Belém Hotel & Spa, outstanding."  See More

Want to research more popular hotels in Lisbon? Click the blue button below.

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  Daniela Marín Ospina from Medellín, Colombia asked:
Where to stay (cheap and nice neighborghood)  (2 answers)

profile  Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Lisbon for a first time visitor?  (4 answers)

profile  Sally Elbassir from Los Angeles asked:
4 days in Lisbon - must-dos, must-eats, and where to stay?  (2 answers)

profile  Nasem Albasen from Dubai asked:
Best places to stay in Lisbon?  (2 answers)

profile  Janine Wilde from Seattle asked:
Best area/neighborhood to stay in Lisbon?  (6 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Lisbon.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Lisbon? Click the blue button below.

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Where can I find out more about Lisbon?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Lisbon locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Lisbon.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Lisbon? There is one major airport for commercial flights. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Lisbon.

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