Students, international students, interns, backpackers, roomates and digital nomads can book cheap dorms and safe private rooms in downtown Lisbon, close to boarding schools, high schools, colleges, halls of residence and universities, close to buses or train stations, airports or major attractions in Lisbon.
Experience the best in Lisbon with our urban HUB Lisbon Patio hostel which is just 5 minutes from Avenida da Liberdade. Located in one of the richest areas in shops, culture and restaurants, this hostel is central, young and fresh. The perfect place for solo travelers, groups of friends and families.It is an excellent choice for travelers who are interested in using public transport and tour rides - we are literally at the heart of Lisbon's transport grid.
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.
HUB New Lisbon invites you to come and meet two of the most loved neighborhoods in old town Lisbon – Príncipe Real and Bairro Alto – as we are strategically placed between the two busy districts; if you want a specific restaurant or bar, we are sure we are within walking distance from those! 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.
Our hostel is truly in the heart of Lisbon! Everything is within walking distance, besides you will be sleeping in a national monument already! Supermarket and pharmacy are only 2mn walking distance from the hostel, same as bus spots, metro and tram.
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.
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.
Located inside Cais do Sodré Train and Metro Station, Sunset is in a central location easily accessible by all types of transportation. A short walk will take you to the famous Praça do Comércio and some of the most famous places in town. If you want to relax, enjoy the riverside and go for a walk during sunset. And if you want to have a drink or find yourself a party, the popular Pink Street is less than 5 minutes away. It’s hard to find a more convenient location!
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 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