Short-Term Accommodation in Lisbon
If you’re planning a trip to Lisbon, you’ll find plenty of accommodation options ranging from historic buildings to lively hostels. If you’re visiting during the off-season, you’ll often be able to find some excellent bargains, while June to September are the most expensive times of year. The best places to stay in Lisbon depend on what you’re looking for, whether that’s a quiet getaway, fun nightlife or history and culture.
Lisbon’s oldest quarter is the place to stay if you’re after steep and winding cobbled streets and postcard-perfect views of old buildings. This densely packed district is known as Alfama, and it’s also home to some of the best views of the city. The area is also famous for its fado restaurants, romantic walks and souvenir shops. It has the atmosphere of an old-world village, albeit right in the heart of the Portuguese capital.
The area of Baixa is another favourite for visitors thanks to its convenient, central location. Full of hotels, hostels and guesthouses, it is famous for its late eighteenth-century architecture and the grand Praça do Comércio square.
If nightlife is more your thing, Bairro Alto is the city’s Bohemian quarter, characterised by its many winding streets and lively bars and restaurants. However, it’s also by far the noisiest part of town, so if you’re looking for a good night’s rest after an evening of food and drink, it’s best to stick to the fringes of the district. Fortunately, most of central Lisbon is walkable, although be aware that it is also quite hilly.
The most modern part of the city is Oriente. This is the area that was chosen for the Expo-98 world fair, and it has since become one of the major business area of the city. There you’ll find many modern office buildings and apartment blocks. Residences in this area are often among the most modern, comfortable and best-insulated in the city. This part of the town is also very well connected with trains and metro, and it is close to the airport, which is only 3 metro stations away. Oriente also has a pleasant river side, and it is also here where many major events happen like concerts, conferences and business expositions.
Finding Short-Term Accommodation in Lisbon
With the increase of tourism in recent years, more and more flats are getting converted into short-term accommodation in Lisbon. There is a wide range of accommodation to choose from. Here is a list of websites to look for short-term rentals: