Travel to Lisbon
Several hotels are in the center of town on Avenida da Liberdade, while many convenient budget hostels are in Baixa along the Rossio and on Rua da Prata, Rua dos Cor-reeiros, and Rua do Ouro. Lodgings near the Castelo de Sao Jorge are quieter and closer to the sights. If central accommodations are full, head east to the hostels along Avenida Almirante dos Reis. At night, be careful in Baixa, Bairro Alto, and especially Alfama; many streets are isolated and poorly lit.
Casa de Hospedes Globo, R. Teixeira 37 (fax 213 46 22 79), across from the Parque Sao Pedro de Alcantara. From the park entrance, cross the street and go 1 block on Tv. da Cara, then turn right onto R. Teixeira. Popular with young travelers. All rooms newly renovated with phoes. Laundry ‚10 per load. Singles ‚20, with bath ‚23; doubles with bath ‚30; triples with bath ‚40.
Pousada da Juventude de Lisboa (HI), R. Andrade Corvo 46 (213 53 26 96). M: Picoas. Exit the Metro station, turn right, and walk 1 block; the hostel is on your left. HI card required. Due to finish renovations in March 2004. June-Sept. dorms ‚15; doubles with bath ‚35. Oct.-May dorms ‚13; doubles ‚25. MCV.
Pensao Londres, R. Dom Pedro V 53, 2nd-5th fl. (m213 46 22 03; www.pensaolon-dres.com.pt). From the top of the Elevador Gloria, turn right onto R. Sao Pedro de Alcantara and continue past the park; the pensao is on the corner of R. da Rosa. All rooms with phone, some with panoramic views of the city. Breakfast included. Singles ‚29, with bath ‚48; doubles ‚4067; triples ‚76; quads ‚86. MCV.
Pensao Estagao Central, Calgada da Carmo 17, 2nd-3rd fl. (213 42 33 08), a block from the central station, across the Lg. Duque Cadaval. M: Rossio. Small, plain rooms in a central location. Rooms without full bath have shower. June-Sept. singles ‚15, with bath ‚20; doubles ‚3035. Oct.-May ‚5 less.
Pensao Beira Mar, Lgo. doTerreiro doTrigo 16 (218 87 15 28). Probably the cheapest option in Alfama for solo travelers. Rooms with river views cost a bit more. June-Aug. singles ‚15; doubles ‚30-40; quads ‚60. Oct.-May ‚1015-2040. O Pensao Royal, R. do Crucifixo 50, 3rd fl. (213 47 90 06). M: BaixaChiado. Take a right out of the station on R. do Crucifixo; it’s on the left before the intersection with R. Sao Nicolau. This new pensao offers airy rooms with hardwood floors, TV, and bath. May-Oct. dorms ‚15; singles ‚20; doubles ‚30. Nov.-Apr. ‚5 less. O Residencial Duas Napoes, R. da Vitoria 41 (213 46 07 10), on the corner of R. Augusta, 3 blocks from M: BaixaChiado. Hotel-style lodging with large rooms that look out onto the main pedestrian street of Baixa. Breakfast included. May-Sept. singles ‚20, with bath ‚35; doubles ‚2545; triples with bath ‚55. Oct.-Apr. ‚153020 4045. AmExMCV.
Residencial Florescente, R. Portas de Santo Antao 99 ( 213 42 66 09), 1 block from Pr. dos Restauradores. M: Restauradores. Marble baths and rooms with French doors and small terraces. All rooms with phone and TV. June-Sept. singles ‚25, with bath ‚40; doubles ‚3045-60; triples ‚4560. Oct.-May ‚5 less. AmExMCV.
Pensao Ninho das Aguias, Costa do Castelo 74 (n-218 85 40 70), behind the Castelo. From Pr. da Figueira, take R. da Madalena to Largo Adelino Costa, then head uphill to Costa do Castelo. Canary-filled garden looks out over the old city. Singles ‚25; doubles ‚38, with bath ‚40; triples ‚50.
Pensao Estreia, R, dos Bacalhoeiros 8 (218 86 95 06), in the lower part of Alfama. Breezy rooms with the basic amenities look out onto the busy square below. Checkout 11am. June-Sept. singles ‚20; doubles ‚30; triples ‚45. Oct.-May ‚5-7 less. 0 Hospedagem Estreia da Serra, R. dos Fanqueiros 122, 4th fl. (218 87 42 51), at the end of R. Sao Nicolau, on the edge of Baixa toward the Alfama. Worth the five-floor hike; half the rooms have terraces with a view of Baixa. June-Aug. singles ‚15; doubles ‚20. Sept-May ‚5 less.
Parque de Campismo Municipal de Lisboa (217 62 31 00), on the road to Benfica. Take bus #14 to the Parque Florestal Monsanto; the campsite is at the entrance of the park and extends throughout the forest. Pool and supermarket. Reception daily 9am-9pm. July-Aug. ‚4.80 per person, ‚5 per tent, and ‚3.20 per car. Off-season prices vary according to month.
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