WHERE TO STAY IN LISBON
Stay near Príncipe Real or Bairro Alto
If you want to be able to walk between your accommodation and the gay bars and clubs, then make sure that your accommodation is near Lisbon's "gayhood" of Príncipe Real or the Bairro Alto district. You can find out what gay bars, clubs and saunas are in these districts in our Lisbon Gay Guide. The closer your accommodation is to these historic districts then the easier and more convenient it will be for you.
The historic centre of Lisbon is compact and, despite the hills, it is possible to walk almost everywhere. Therefore, you can also stay in the following areas: Avenida da Liberdade, Rossio, Restauradores, Baixa, Chiado, Bica, Santa Catarina, São Bento, Lapa and Campo de Ourique.
If you stay further afield, such as in the area of the Castle of São Jorge, Alfama or uptown in Saldanha or further North, then you will definately need to use some form of transportation as Metro, Bus or Taxis.
Lisbon offers outstanding value-for-money
You can opt to stay in an Hotel, a hostel or rent a flat. In all of these options you will find that your euros will take you a long way. Average prices for accommodation in Lisbon are much lower than for other European cities. Thus, take your trip to Lisbon as an opportunity to indulge into some luxury and pampering!
If you would like to travel on a budget then a great option are hostels. Many of Lisbon hostels are located in historic buildings that have been fully refurbished in style and luxury. Did you know that 5 of the 10 best hostels in the world are in Lisbon? Find out which ones here.
GAY ACCOMMODATION IN LISBON
Would you like to stay in a gay-owned or gay-friendly accommodation? In that case you can stay in one of the following options:
THE LATE BIRDS HOTEL
Gay Travelers soon to have the option of a Gay Guesthouse in Lisbon - The Late Birds Hotel
The Fall of 2014 comes with good news to LGBT travelers as Lisbon sees the opening of a Gay Guesthouse right in the gay-districts of Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real - The Late Birds Hotel. The Late Birds Hotel is the latest brand from the developers of the Gay Urban Resort Concept.
The Late Birds Hotel is a "Gay Men Only" Guesthouse located in the trendy centre of the city in the historical districts of Bairro Alto and Principe Real, where you can find the most stylish shops ranging from antics and design to revival fashion and new trends. These are also the "gayhoods" of Lisbon where most of LGBT-venues such as bars are located.
The Late Birds will open with 12 in-suites (but with 5 apartments to be added very soon), all with balconies, terraces or private deck. One of the highlights of the Late Birds will be the pool, located within a garden, and including a sun-deck area and a pool-bar.
The Late Birds Hotel Facebook
Gay Short Rental Lisbon
GayShortRentalLisbon offers, since 2012, 7 (and soon 3 more) charming apartments in Lisbon´s heart. In the words of the promoters, their aim is to provide guests with not only nice and cozy, fully furnished apartments, but also a friendly environment to make them feel "at home", and a helping hand to discover both Day & Night Life (gay or friendly) during their stay with them in Lisbon.
The Lisbon Gay Urban Resort Concept
Gay Short Rental Facebook
The Lisbon Cottage
The Lisbon Cottage is a fantastic property in a town-house style with 2 bedrooms located in a quiet, yet very central location. It is right between Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real, the 2 gay districts of Lisbon where the gay night scene happens. Very friendly owner. Check their Facebook page for more details.
Old Lisbon Apartments
These are a set of 5 properties run by a very friendly gay couple who take great care in ensuring their guests have a great experience. In the words of the owners: "It's always a pleasure to receive friends and guests at our home. We enjoy traveling, sports, and of course go to the gym. Showing Lisbon is something that we love to do. It's part of our work and pleasure at the same time."
Old Lisbon Apartments Airbnb Page
Hotel Anjo Azul
Small gay hotel right at the centre of Bairro Alto. The location is quite good and the staff are very friendly, however the rooms are a bit old and dated.
Hotel Anjo Azul
Where to Stay Near the Gay Beach
If you would like to stay near the beaches, you can opt for staying in the town of Costa da Caparica. Costa (as it is known locally) offers a range of hotels and accommodation options, including the 5-star Meliá Aldeia dos Capuchos.
Another option is to stay near Meco beach. You can choose the Mekos-Male-Only Lodge, which offers a clothing optional accommodation for men.
You can also choose to rent a holiday apartment near the beach. We would recommend this holiday flat, which is kept in pristine conditions by its owners and it offers all that you need for a fantastic beach getaway.
You can also opt to stay in Casa Amarela, a holiday home located very near Beach 19, in Costa da Caparica.