I’m pretty sure that Lisbon has the most beautiful hostels in the entire world. When I was searching for a place to stay, it was actually hard to narrow down my choice. I ended up settling with Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon where all 23 rooms are decorated by local artists, DJs, and designers, with the intention of reflecting the diversity of Portuguese culture.

My Favourite Hostel In Portugal Is Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon

Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon

Arriving late in Lisbon on a hot September night, I was tired from my day of travel, after flying from Berlin via Paris where I had an unusually long layover. I was further tired from dragging my heavy suitcase around as unfortunately, there are some lessons I’ll never learn, with over-packing being one of them.

When I was greeted by the common area pictured at the beginning of this post, I knew that I made the right choice in Lisbon hostels.

My Private Room At Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon

Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon

One of my favorite things about hostels is the opportunity to meet open-minded people from all around the world, who are generally friendly and as interested in travel as I am. They also always seem to be up for a good party! I’ve fond memories of attending an intimate jazz performance in Montreal, partying on the rooftop of a club in Budapest, and even taking the Walk of Love in Cinque Terre – all with people I’ve met in hostels.

That being said, I’m still not entirely comfortable sharing a dorm room. Especially after a hostel stay in Barcelona where I became “inspired” to write this snarky post called Five Things You Should Never Do While Staying at a Hostel.

Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon

As such, I booked a private room so I could get some “me time” and a good night’s sleep. As expected, it did not disappoint. My retro-inspired jazz room came complete with its own record player and a great selection of tunes!

Some items to note – wi-fi worked in the room, there was a fan to keep cool (needed on those hot Lisbon nights), and it was perfectly clean.

Around The Hostel

Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon

Some other things about Lisbon Lounge Hostel Lisbon? Although it was hard to stop listening to music and go downstairs, I wanted to explore more of the hostel and have a nightcap. And look at what I found! I could totally imagine myself curling up in this little alcove taking time to read a good book or write in my journal.

Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon

This bar area is where I had my first-ever taste of Portuguese beer, Super Bock. Something which I had a lot of during my time in Portugal.

Breakfast At Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon

Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon

Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon offers up a free breakfast with homemade pancakes, fruit, juice, and coffee. There’s actually a lady who stands in the kitchen making pancakes all morning. Not only are the pancakes fresh, they’re good. They even serve a three-course dinner each night (including wine) for the incredibly affordable price of €9.

Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon

Although it was before noon, I grabbed another Super Bock and did some work in the common area, taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi and cozy setting before hitting the road again.

Living Lounge Hostel Lisbon

Should You Stay At Living Lounge Hostel

My glowing recommendation of Living Lounge Hostel is NOT the result of a sponsored stay. I paid money out-of-pocket and simply adored the hostel enough to want to share my experience with others who might like to stay here as well.

It’s not only inexpensive (private rooms are about 30 euros a night), it’s incredibly beautiful. Take a 360 virtual tour and see for yourself! The staff is welcoming, the breakfast delicious, and it’s centrally located. You simply can’t go wrong with this hostel.

What do you think about Living Lounge Hostel? Would you stay here? Do you recommend any other hostels in Lisbon?


Good To Know

1) Take a look at different Lisbon accommodation options on booking.com.


2) If you want to see even more of Lisbon, do a guided tour.

3) If you like Portugal as much as I do, check these other blog posts:

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