The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is spread across a collection of seven hills. This city has seen a new-age renaissance of sorts in recent times. Contemporary European culture is alive and thriving in this city. It is the allure of this culture coupled with the rarity of an ocean-facing Western European city that makes Lisbon such a haven for tourists. There are many reasons why you should consider a trip to this spectacular city.
Lodgings tend to be more expensive during the summer months. Perhaps the best time for you to plan your Lisbon holiday is during May or post-summer from late September to October. However, the major festivals such as the Santos Populares are held in June. The weather in Lisbon is friendly throughout the year, and even the winter months offer mild temperatures with bright skies. Irrespective of when you intend to visit Lisbon, one of the first things you need to take care of is making reservations at Lisbon hotels. Book your rooms beforehand so you don’t have to deal with any hassles at later dates.
Lisbon hotels are best known for offering great value for money. From pocket-friendly hostel accommodations to stellar hotels with rooftop views of the ocean, you are likely to find Lisbon hotels that fit the budget and needs of all kinds of travelers. Here are a few of the best Lisbon hotels and lodgings for you to choose from.
Budget-friendly and Classy Lisbon Hotels
The city of Lisbon has gained a strong reputation for having the “best budget accommodations in Europe”. The Independente Hostels and Suites has a big hand in bagging this title for Lisbon. This is one of the new and classy Lisbon hotels that aims at providing budget accommodation options. The building that is now the premises of this hostel is a historic one that once housed the Swiss ambassador. The ceilings are high, the windows are big and shuttered, and the light filtering in is bright and lends a beautiful aura to this establishment. The Independente boasts high triple bunk beds that are custom-made out of bare chip-board. Though the bunks may look like bare bones, the plush sheets and duvet make for a comfortable sleeping experience. Very different from other hostels across Europe, this one boasts a top floor with suites that come complete with private gardens. Head to the ground-floor bar which offers a happy hour, and the onsite restaurant Decadente when you want to grab a bite of authentic Portuguese cuisine. The location of this establishment couldn’t be better, as it is placed right opposite the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint. Popular touristy areas of Principe Real, Chiado, and Biarro Alto are within walking distance from here. Dorm rates start from €12 which includes breakfast, while double room rates start from €80.
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