The 5 Best Neighborhoods in Lisbon for Tourists
Of course, every part of Lisbon has its charm, and we definitely recommend branching out beyond the spot where you are staying and exploring other areas of the city. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended that you think about booking your budget accommodation in one of these top areas.
1. The Old City Centre (Baixa / Chiado) – Where to Stay in Lisbon for First-timers
This is the city’s main shopping area, and it is right in the very centre of Lisbon!
This is no ordinary shopping experience, though, as this buzzing neighbourhood is situated right on the riverfront.
This is Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhood. It is home to sights such as the iconic São Jorge Castle, and is characterised by its quaint and poetic medieval alleyways.
Staying into one of the budget hotels in this part of the city will result in a holiday that will not be forgotten in a hurry.
3. Bairro Alto
Often referred to as the most bohemian part of the city, Bairro Alto is also said to really come alive in the night time. If you are looking for a party, seeking accommodation in this neighbourhood in Portugal is a fantastic idea.
There is plenty to see and do here during the day time as well, though, never fear!
- Best Accommodation: Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites
- Best Cheap/Mid-Range Hotels: Grapes & Bites – Hostel and Wines (Hostel) • Inn Bairro Alto B&B / B.A Sweet (Bed and Breakfast)
A lovely leafy and quiet neighbourhood that is nevertheless very well connected for those times when you want to see all of the main sights of Lisbon. A great option for a peaceful stay.
One of the more modern neighbourhoods of the city, Campo de Ourique is a largely residential area. Thus, it is very peaceful and great for anyone who wants some down time in their accommodation before heading out to sight see or to party.
Even better, Campo de Ourique is very centrally located so as soon as you step out of the door of your budget hotel in this neighbourhood, you will be just a stone’s throw away from some of the most famous monuments, galleries, and other central landmarks.
- Best Hotel: Hotel da Estrela – Small Luxury Hotels of the World
- Best Cheap/Mid-Range Hotels: The Postcard Lisbon (Bed and Breakfast) • O Bigode Do Rato (Guest House)