29 Nov How to Search for a Place to Stay in Lisbon
Lisbon has a number of excellent places to stay while you study at LUSA! But finding a great place on a distance can be difficult if you don’t know where to look.
In this blog, we try to outline the different options to make preparing for your stay easier!
Apartments and AirBnb
If you are travelling to Portugal with a group or with family, or even alone, you also have the option to rent an apartment. This is often one of the cheapest options for staying in Lisbon. AirBnb is a service where people rent out a room or their entire apartment for foreigners. Conditions can be very like home and normally you will have access to a kitchen to cook for yourself during your stay. It’s common for people to offer discounts for weekly or monthly stays. But make sure you book in advance as the best places can book up fast during the spring and summer months!
Prices vary greatly depending on location, but you can find places for upwards of 600 euros a month around the city centre. Prices for apartments further out in beachside places such as Cascais, Estoril, Oeiras, Carcavelos, or Parede.
If you are staying for a shorter period of time in Lisbon and want to save some money, there are a huge number of affordable hostels located all over the city. With prices from 10 to 30 euros per night, you can stay right in the heart of Lisbon and go just about anywhere by foot.
Most of the hostels also have guest kitchens if you’d like to cook.
Staying in a hostel offers a social experience that you won’t be able to find in a hotel. People in hostels tend to be adventurous and open-minded, and it can be a good option for young people who want to make friends.
Hotels are normally the most expensive option, but if you want to enjoy Lisbon like a king, Lisbon has wonderful hotels to match your expectations. Prices range from 60 to 100 euros a night, and you can easily find a hotel within the location where you would like to stay.
When booking a hotel you should pay attention to some details that will help you to get the best price. The sooner you book, the lower the price, and the time of season will also affect prices. The lowest season in Lisbon is from November to April.
If you decide to book last minute, you can check out the best offers at lastminute.com website.
If you are coming to Lisbon to study for a longer period of time and you’re young, a student residence is also a good option. In this type of accommodation you can share the home with other students, and split the rent and the bills.
Prices are from around 200€ to 350€ in the centre of Lisbon and further out.
You if don’t want to go to a student’s residence but you also don’t want to stay at a hostel, you can feel like home in a rented room. The options vary a lot according to the location, but prices are very similar to the student residences. Often the closer you are to an university, the higher the price will be.
Finally, if you are considering to learn Portuguese in Lisbon we can help you with more advice on accommodation. Get in touch to find out more!