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It was from Lisbon that the Portuguese set out to discover the world. Frankly we’re not sure why they left, because this timeless city is a whole world of its own. Get yourself to a hostel in this impossibly photogenic city and you’ll discover age-old fado music, rumbling trams and saints’ festivals alongside uber-cool restaurants and huge factories reinvented as cultural hubs. Come in a group, come as a solo backpacker, come as you are – we’ve yet to meet a traveller who doesn’t fit right into Lisbons’s relaxed vibe. With masses of cheap hostels to choose from, in the city centre, downtown and even further afield, you’re guaranteed to find some like-minded folks in your hostel dorm. And then? You’ll Lisbon together. You’ll sink caipirinhas by the Tagus River, settle in for an evening of beers and grub in the Bairro Alto, and dance it off until the early morning bakeries open for a pastel de nata breakfast. The memories will stay with you for life – and so will Lisbon.
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Lisbon airport is just 15 minutes by car from the city centre. Taxis cost around €15. But Carris buses are a cheaper way of getting to your hostel - numbers 208 (night service), 705, 722, 744 and 783 go from the airport to the city centre. Tickets cost €1.40 if bought before boarding, and €1.80 on board. A 24-hour ticket costs €6.
Trains arrive in Lisbon’s Oriente and Santa Apolónia stations. Oriente is in the north-east of the city, close to the airport, and has local, regional and inter-city connections, including trains to Porto. It also has a connection to the Lisbon metro system and is close to the bus station. Santa Apolónia is older and more central, and has international connections to Paris and Madrid, as well as a metro station.
Backpackers arriving by bus will come into Oriente Station. It offers regular bus routes to other parts of Portugal and to Madrid, Paris and other European cities, and it’s right next to Oriente train station, so there are good connections to the city centre.
An inter-modal one-day travel card costs €6 per day at most central Metro stations, and covers Metro, buses, trams, ferries and funiculars. This is the cheapest option for more than five single journeys in 24 hours. Otherwise, buy a contactless ‘Viva Viagem’ card (valid for 12 months) for €0.50 and charge it up with €2 to €15. A reduced ticket price is deducted from the card every time you travel and you only get charged one journey if you use the same mode of transport again in the next 60 minutes.
Taxis are metered, with a minimum journey charge of €2. Luggage charged at €1.6 per item. Pick one up at ranks or flag it down.
Electricity voltage: 220-230 volts
Time zone: GMT
Telephone country code and area code: +351 for Portugal and 21 for Lisbon
Post Office: CTT, Praça dos Restauradores 58
Hospital: Hospital de Santa Maria, Avenida Prof. Egas Moniz, Alvalade. Tel: 21 780 5000
Tourist information: Lisbon Welcome Center, Rua do Arsenal, 15, Lisbon. Tel: 21 031 2700 www.visitlisboa.com
Opening hours: Most shops open 9 am to 7 pm. Some smaller business close for lunch between 1 and 3 pm. Shopping centres open at 10 am and close at midnight. Banks open 8.30 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday.
Emergency numbers: 112 for police, fire or medical emergencies
Tourism Police, Palácio Foz, Praça dos Restauradores, Lisbon, 21 342 1634 / 21 342 1623
Between Avenida da Liberdade and Saldanha, Hub Lisbon Patio Hostel is the perfect place to stay where the locals are. At a walking distance from all the main sights in Lisbon like the famous Alfama district and Baixa, we are the perfect place for an amazing experience in Lisbon!
It is an 8-minute walk to the Bairro Alto and its assorted bars and nightlife options. The Lisbon city centre is a 3-minute drive and features many shops, cafés and restaurants. The famous and scenic Santa Justa Lift is just across from the hostel, and the Tagus riverside is also within 5 minutes’ walking distance. The Golden Tram 242 Lisbonne Hostel is a 15-minute drive from the Lisbon International Airport. The Baixa/Chiado Metro station is a 2-minute walk and also connects with the airport.
Located between Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real, Hub New Lisbon Hostel has the best location for the bohemians. Close to the Botanical Garden, Belvederes, bars, design shops and cool restaurants. Traditional and historical neighborhoods Chiado & Baixa are at walking distance.
The Nicely Hostel is located in central Lisbon. In the same place we have all kinds of trade: Shops, Restaurants, Supermarkets, gardens, coffees ... The hostel is close to the illuminated fountain in Alameda (Fonte Luminosa) and one of the main avenues of Lisbon.
The walk up the hill to São Jorge Castle takes around 20 minutes and it can also be accessed by a tram that stops a 5-minute walk from Hostel Vistas de Lisboa. Within 2 minutes’ walk there are bus stops, and a tram to Belém, home to a tower surrounded by the Tagus River. Located 200 m away is Santa Justa Lift and 100 m further are the ruins of the Carmo Convent. Rossio Train Station is 500 m away and Lisbon International Airport is 7 km away.
Lisbon is a walking city but if you’ve worn holes in your shoes or you’re dragging truckloads of shopping with you just jump on the metro. The Picoas (yellow line) and Parque (blue line) stations are just around the corner from the Brinker. From there, the metro will take you to and from the old city center in 5 -10 minutes. Our staff is certified Lisbon experts and they’re more than happy to tell you where to go (and how to get there).
It is spotted right in the centre of Lisbon and yet you feel the atmosphere of the neighborhood: real people, real shops, great photo angles and plenty of greenery at the park just behind. It is pleasant and quiet yet everything is easily accessible either walking or by public transportation.