Have you ever wanted to take that solo trip but didn’t know where to go? Lisbon is a fantastic city for solo travelers looking for lovely sights, a bargain budget, and a sense of security, and the local hostels carry the amazing experiences further with socials and events scheduled around the calendar. Not only can they be booked for a fraction of regular hotel prices, but they provide fantastic opportunities to meet other travelers and make new international friends. Although the list doesn’t stop here, this is Culture Trip’s picks for the best hostels for solo wanderers.
Lisboa Central Hostel was voted as being among the best by reviewers who were especially pleased with the rooms, breakfasts, and location. Situated near Marquês de Pombal, it is conveniently located near key sightseeing spots and public transportation. Get your social on during Milkshake Mondays, when each guest is invited to enjoy a delicious “batido” (milkshake) on the house.
Lost Inn Lisbon is one of the more popular hostels in the city, which isn’t surprising when considering all of the events and opportunities that they organize during the day and evenings. A few examples include free walking tours, day tours in Sintra, and dinners designed by local chefs. Located near Cais do Sodré, it is close to many bars and restaurants, which is especially convenient if you want to head out alone, and the buses/metro/trains are close too.
Another hot spot and social hub is Yes! Lisbon Hostel, located in the heart of the city in the Baixa neighborhood. A few social events include city tours and pub crawls, giving guests an opportunity to see the beautiful Portuguese capital while making friends at the same time.
Although it’s located in bustling Bairro Alto, it may be tempting to stay and enjoy the restaurant and bar/lounge inside The Independente Hostel & Suites instead of heading out. Like the other hostels in the city, dorms aren’t the only accommodation style offered, but unlike many other hostels, you can also choose a beautifully equipped suite to stay in. Rated by The Telegraph as an 8 out of 10, it received full marks in terms of location and 8 stars for the budget.
Stay Inn Lisbon Hostel is another solo-friendly accommodation with different single suites and double suites, also located in super social Bairro Alto. Is sharing a bathroom one of the worst parts about staying in a hostel? This one has private bathrooms in each room. Colorful and artistic, it matches the boho vibe of the surrounding neighborhood.
Among the perks of Lookout Lisbon! Hostel, mentioned by solo travelers, include a clean and homey feeling, delicious breakfasts, and the fantastic price. The long list of activities also helped it stand out, like their beach days and surfing lessons. Family-style Portuguese dinners and many tour styles round out this Lisbon experience nicely.