The 9 Best Hostels in Lisbon

colorful rooftops over Lisbon, Portugal during a bright and sunny summer day
Last Updated: 4/30/24 | April 30th, 2024

Lisbon is known to have some of the best hostels in the world.

There are more than 70 hostels in the city and year after year, its hostels take home some of the top spots in the top-rated “best hostels in Lisbon” lists you see floating around the web.

As someone who’s been to Lisbon multiple times, I can always see why.

Hostels in this city just get it.

They create a warm, social atmosphere, hire friendly and outgoing staff, keep the places clean, offer tons of free food and booze (the key to any backpacker’s heart), and have super comfy beds. You can almost always find free walking tours and other activities, and/or free dinners, snacks, and drinks. This can save you tons of money.

I love every hostel I’ve stayed in here.

Each time I return, I find more and better places to stay.

To help you plan your trip, here is my list of the hostels in Lisbon that I like the most. If you don’t want to read the longer list below, the following hostels are the best in each category:

Best Hostel for Budget Travelers:
Best Hostel for Couples/Families:
Best Hostel for Solo Female Travelers:
Best Hostel for Digital Nomads:
Best Hostel for Partying:
Best Overall Hostel:

Want the specifics of each hostel? Here’s my comprehensive list of the best hostels in Lisbon:

Price Legend (per night)

  • $ = 20-30 EUR
  • $$ = 31-40 EUR
  • $$$ = Over 40 EUR

 

1. Lisboa Central Hostel

Single twin beds and wicker hanging chair in a room at Lisboa Central Hostel
Bright, spacious rooms equipped with outlets and comfy beds welcome you here. Run by a local Portuguese family, the staff here is extremely knowledgeable about the city and can give you great recommendations on things to do and where to eat. There’s a free pancake breakfast and free soup each day as well as Milkshake Mondays, Tapas Tuesdays, and Sangria Fridays. You won’t have to spend a lot of money on food thanks to this hostel. It’s a great vibe here.

Lisboa Central Hostel at a glance:

  • $$
  • Tons of free perks (free milkshakes on Mondays, pancake breakfasts, free soup some days)
  • Lots of social activities make it easy to meet people
  • Amazing staff can help you plan your visit

Beds from 31 EUR. Twin private rooms from 71 EUR.

Book here!

 

2. Yes! Lisbon Hostel

Dorm room with wooden bunk beds and small round table at Yes! Lisbon Hostel
This is a bit of a party hostel but, despite its party atmosphere, the hostel’s facilities are super modern, kept clean, and the spacious rooms are pretty quiet too. They come with privacy curtains, en-suite bathrooms, and the bigger rooms even have a table! The 10 EUR communal dinners are tasty, and they even offer vegetarian options. If you’d rather do your own cooking, there’s a large kitchen where you can do so.

Yes! Lisbon Hostel at a glance:

  • $$$
  • Party atmosphere makes it easy to meet people
  • Communal dinners (and a big kitchen for cooking your own meals)
  • Free walking tours and pub crawls

Beds from 49 EUR. Private rooms from 146 EUR.

Book here!

 

3. Home Lisbon Hostel

Dark wooden bunk beds and desk with chair in dorm room at Home Lisbon Hostel
This place in Lisbon’s historic city center is like your home away from home. You’ll even get to meet “Mamma” (the owner’s mom), as she prepares a meal each night. There is also a night tour every evening as well as regular tours further afield to places like Sintra or Cabo da Roca. The rooms are spacious with balconies and big windows and the bunks have privacy curtains. If you’re a digital nomad, you can take advantage of the co-working space too.

Home Lisbon Hostel at a glance:

  • $$$
  • Social atmosphere with regular tours and a co-working space
  • Communal meals every night makes it easy to meet people
  • Great location in the city center

Beds from 45 EUR. Private rooms from 180 EUR.

Book here!

 

 

4. We Love F. Tourists

White bunk beds on either side of window looking out onto rooftops of Lisbon at We Love F. Tourists, Lisbon
The staff members at We Love F. Tourists are awesome and it’s not uncommon for them to surprise you with free wine (sometimes they’ll even pack snacks or sandwiches). Sit in the lounge, sip some port, or take in the views over Sao Jorge Castle – it doesn’t get much better than that! This hostel is in Baixa, next to the busy squares of Praça da Figueira and Rossio. Pedro, the owner, has a restaurant next door that serves great food.

We Love F. Tourists at a glance:

  • $$$
  • Incredible staff goes out of their way to help you feel welcome
  • Spacious private rooms (great for couples/families)
  • Convenient location in Baixa (near Praça da Figueira)

Beds from 45 EUR. Private rooms from 113 EUR.

Book here!

 

5. Lost Inn Lisbon

Two twin beds in white room at Lost Inn Lisbon, Lisbon
Lost Inn is another hostel that has free sangria (and coffee and tea!) every day. Breakfast is only 3 EUR, and they also offer walking tours. Every night they offer a different themed dinner for 12 EUR, including Portuguese, tapas, vegan, Mexican, and Italian nights. This hostel is housed inside an 18th-century palace in the middle of downtown, next to important monuments, museums, and the party area of Bairro Alto.

Lost Inn Lisbon at a glance:

  • $
  • Chill common area with games, consoles, and Netflix
  • Female-only dorms for added security and privacy
  • Organizes lots of events

Beds from 26 EUR. Private rooms from 85 EUR.

Book here!

 

6. Living Lounge Hostel

Common area with eclectic mix of furniture at Living Lounge Hostel, Lisbon
This boutique hostel on the border between the Chiado district and the historic Baixa is interesting and artsy. Each room has a different theme, and local artists have hand-painted the walls. It’s a quirky place in a great location! The beds are nice, but they can be squeaky. They have free pancakes for breakfast and they also offer tours too (the Fado tour is a popular one).

Living Lounge Hostel at a glance:

  • $
  • Social atmosphere makes it easy to meet people
  • Organizes lots of tours and activities
  • Free breakfast

Beds from 21 EUR. Double private rooms from 60 EUR. Two-night minimum.

Book here!

 

7. Good Solo Traveller Hostel

Modern dorm room with bunk beds and window looking out over rooftops of Lisbon at Good Morning Solo Traveller Hostel, Lisbon
This hostel is right across from busy Restauradores Square and offers everything you need – comfy beds, spacious and clean rooms, free breakfast, a nice staff, and organized activities and walking tours. You can take a free walking tour or bike To Belém to see some of Lisbon’s most historical sites. There’s also a “Power Hour” (i.e., Happy Hour) with one free beer and sangria each night.

Good Morning Solo Traveller Hostel at a glance:

  • $$
  • Female-only dorms for added security and privacy
  • Organizes lots of activities
  • Lots of free perks (free meals, free drinks, free walking tours)

Beds from 39 EUR. Private rooms from 174 EUR. Note that the cheapest non-refundable rate doesn’t include the free breakfast and drinks.

Book here!

 

8. Goodnight Hostel

Common area with mix of couches and a large fish painted on the wall at Goodnight Hostel, Lisbon
This downtown hostel offers free sangria and dinners once a week. They also organize nights out, as well as a number of walking tours through Alfama, Bairro Alto, and Baixa-Chiado. The showers have amazing water pressure, and the beds are very cozy. The small setting is very intimate due to its small space, making it easy to meet fellow travelers! Free breakfast is included. It’s one of the best hostels in Lisbon. (Actually, it’s my favorite. I saved the best for last!)

Goodnight Hostel at a glance:

  • $$
  • Organizes lots of activities (pub crawls, walking tours)
  • Free breakfast
  • Intimate atmosphere makes it easy to meet people

Beds from 32 EUR, private rooms from 98 EUR.

Book here!

 

9. This is Lisbon Hostel

The chill interior of the This is Lisbon hostel in Lisbon, Portugal
This laid-back and airy hostel is located within walking distance of all the city’s main attractions. Everything is clean here, there’s a kitchen with free coffee/tea, and the terrace has beautiful views over the city. They also organize tons of events here, such as tours to Sintra, language classes, and communal meals. It’s a super social hostel that makes it really easy to meet other travelers. They also offer a delicious and filling breakfast each morning for just 3 EUR. Overall, it’s a fun, social choice for budget travelers.

This is Lisbon at a glance:

  • $
  • Organizes lots of activities (communal meals, tours)
  • Super affordable dorms
  • Amazing staff make you feel at home people

Beds from 29 EUR. Private rooms from 85 EUR.

Book here!

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Lisbon has so many great hostels spread throughout the city. I’ve been visiting for years and have stayed at some amazing places. Instead of spending hours trying to figure out where to stay, use this list of the best hostels in Lisbon and save yourself some time. You won’t be disappointed!

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