WHERE TO STAY IN LISBON
Stay near Bairro Alto or Príncipe Real
There are many interesting options for accommodation in Lisbon. According to your preferences and your budget there are many choices. Lisbon has two "gayborhoods" - the Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real districts. 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.
Other good areas include Avenida da Liberdade, Rossio, Restauradores and Baixa
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, Bica, Santa Catarina, São Bento and Lapa If you stay further afield, such as in the area of the São Jorge Castle, Alfama or uptown in Saldanha or further North, then you will definately need to use some form of transportation.
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. Lisbon hostels are like anywhere else in the world. Many 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-FRIENDLY & GAY-OWNED ACCOMMODATION IN LISBON
You can make your Lisbon holiday even more special by opting to stay in a LGBT-friendly and operated accommodation option. There are many fantastic gay-owned apartments that have been refurbished in style and offer you the opportunity to enjoy living in a historic building with all modern amenities. Their owners can provide you with tips and an insight into Lisbon's gay scene. Below, you can find a selection of these gay-accomodation options.
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 properties run by a friendly gay-couple who take great care in ensuring their guests have a great experience. For bookings follow this link.
Old Pride Lisbon 1 - Vintage - The Old Lisbon Vintage apartment has been fully furnished and equipped to ensure maximum comfort and enjoyment during your trip to Lisbon. The apartment has been decorated in an artistic and vibrant manner whilst at the same time taking into account the needs of those away from home. The living room has been equipped with a TV with Cable channels, a DVD player, stereo and Wi-Fi internet. The room is homely and relaxing and houses comfortable double sofa-bed that can sleep 2 additional guests.The bedroom has a large comfortable double bed and a good sized clothes storage unit. There are two bedside tables created using vintage televisions. There are bedside lamps and a mirrored wall that give the room an atmospheric glow. The kitchen is modern and has been equipped with all the cooking and washing facilities. There is a small dining table and chairs for 4 guests in the kitchen. The bathroom is modern and stylish and has a large shower unit. There is a good sized storage unit, clothes rack and towel rack.The whole apartment has a vibrant and creative atmosphere, with ambient lighting and attention to details. The modern fittings have been well matched with retro items and reclaimed pieces. There is Wi-Fi internet free of charge.
Old Pride Lisbon 2 - Cinema - This apartment is a bright and spacious apartment. The old traditional features such as the high ceilings and large windows add to the sense of space and airiness of the apartment. There is a good sized bedroom with a large and comfortable double bed. The bedroom has many interesting features such as the pillars, large windows and a large antique mirror door. The living area is also bright and spacious with several seating options and a TV with cable channels. Through a large open doorway you will find the dining area and the kitchen to the side of the dining area. There is a dining table and chairs for 4 guests. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and washing. There is also many small essentials such as a toaster, microwave, kettle and tea and coffee.There is a good sized bathroom with a shower unit. Sleeping arrangements are as follows. 2 people can comfortably sleep in the bedroom and 2 people on a sofa-bed in the living room. If an additional 2 bed space are required there is plenty of space to fit another sofa-bed into the apartment.The apartment is located in a renovated historical building alongside one other apartment of a similar style, the 2 apartments can be booked out together providing accommodation for 10 guests.
Old Pride Lisbon 3 - Fado - This downtown apartment has been decorated in a unique style taking its inspiration from the world famous queen of Fado Amalia Rodrigues. The apartment is littered with vintage peices and references to the well loved Fado tradition. There are many vintage pieces of furniture alongside contemporary forms.The apartment has a large living room full of natural light and character from the high ceilings, restored wooden floors and large full length windows opening out onto the balcony. There is plenty of comfortable seating and modern entertainment systems such as Cable TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi. To one side there is retro a dining table and chairs. The living room contains a sofa-bed that can sleep 2 guests There are 2 double bedrooms both are spacious and and bright with clothes storage and comfortable furniture. The designers have made clever use of vintage items such as old TV sets and stage lighting.There is a large fully equipped kitchen with all the necessary cooking equipment and utensils. There is also a washer-dryer and ironing facilities. The kitchen has a small table and chairs. The bathroom is fresh and clean with a large shower unit, all towels are provided. Old Pride Lisbon 4 - UptownThe "Old Lisbon Apartment 4 - Uptown" accommodates up to 7 people in 3 double rooms fully equipped and a sofa bed. The bright apartment, offers elegant and nicely decorated bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, balconies overlooking the typical neighborhood of Santa Catarina - Bairro Alto and is equipped with all the key technologies, free WI-FI, TV, DVD and even free coffee and tea. Within walking distance of Bairro Alto nightlife huge site with dozens of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and fado houses!
WHERE TO STAY NEAR THE 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 medium 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.
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.