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The best Airbnbs in Lisbon

Experience the Portuguese capital in style with our pick of the best Airbnbs in Lisbon

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Danielle Goldstein
Rose Johnstone
Lola Christina Alao

'You haven't been to Lisbon yet?'. If you get the distinct feeling that everyone you know has fallen in love with the Portuguese capital in the past few years, then you're not alone – Lisbon has definitely become a super-popular holiday destination. There's no surprise why: this historic, hilly city is packed with amazing things to do, from sunny beaches, fresh seafood restaurants, gorgeous castles and churches, art galleries and more. Of course, there's also the Time Out Market, where you can taste the very best of the city. We’d really recommend that one. 

Ready to start planning your trip to Lisbon? Thankfully, the city is packed with beautiful apartments with private terraces, design-led homes and cute vintage gems that will have you feeling right at home. Airbnb offers a huge range of ace and affordable options – some of which we've hand-picked here for you. 

Note: please check the latest travel guidance before booking your trip. 

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Lisbon’s best Airbnbs

This picture-perfect Portuguese home makes the perfect option for your stay. It's a duplex on the last floor of a Rua da Bica building in the shopping and theater Chiado hub. This loft has floor-to-ceiling windows so you'll get a lot of light, as well as stunning views of Lisbon's rooftops and the river. It's also stocked with all the usual amenities, including a washing machine, air con, a microwave, TV and more, so you'll have everything you need. This is a modern apartment with a stylish design, you're bound to be comfortable here.

Sandwiched within the cool neighbourhood of Bairro Alto, this bright one-bed provides a primo base for sightseeing. Top attractions like the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Santa Justa Elevator and the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint are all nearby, as is a metro station and bus stops. Not only that, this newly-renovated space is situated on a quiet street, so you can enjoy your getaway uninterrupted (if you want to).


Practically perched on the river, this penthouse provides a clean and crisp modern style with plenty of home comforts. Ensuites, plush furnishings, three generous double bedrooms, big windows and a well-equipped galley kitchen can all be found here. Plus, major attractions are within walking distance, and in under five minutes you can walk to Cais do Sodré station, where a direct train will take you to the coastal resort town of Cascais. Feeling hungry? The Time Out Market is only a skip away.

This duplex apartment is a recently renovated wonder, with large airy lounge areas, a sunny terrace and a kitchenette. The double bed is tucked snugly underneath bright white rafters, and there's also the option for two extra single beds. There's an incredibly clever use of space, with a sleek marble bathroom and kitchenette and elegant furnishings. The location is fabulous, too: the Tram 28 stops literally just outside which means you can zip around the city easily.


If you can’t stand the minimal look, then this place is for you. You won't find stark white walls here, only warm earthy tones and lots of solid wood furniture that was prevalent in Portugal from the 1950s to the ’70s. Floor-to-ceiling windows let a whole load of light in and open up fully to the type of tiny balconies you’ll find all over the city. There’s a large bathroom with a walk-in shower and matching sinks, plus two beautifully understated bedrooms.

This smartly furnished three-bed would make a good stop-off for a family or friends travelling together. There are three doubles, a modern bathroom, a lounge, dining area and kitchen, plus a modest terrace and even a dressing room. It’s located conveniently close to Rossio Square, where there’s a big, beautifully detailed nineteenth-century station that can take you directly to the stunning Sintra mountains. Plus, the building’s façade is charmingly rustic.


What better place to come back to than a penthouse when you’re staying in the party district? With its many bars, restaurants and live fado joints, Bairro Alto is a hotbed for evening entertainment. And when you wake up with an inevitable hangover the next morning, you can do so in comfort, with plush beds to be suitably horizontal in and lovely views across the city that can be enjoyed from a private balcony.

Head north of Rossio to find this lovely little loft, equipped with everything necessary for a romantic trip away for two. A grand entrance, plump double bed, a balcony with unobstructed views of the city and river thanks to a glass balustrade, and housekeeping (for €15 per day). Plus, given its central location, just about everything you’d want to see is in walking distance, but there’s also a metro station ten minutes’ walk away.


The prints and patterns in this roomy one-bed may be eccentric, but they suit Portugal down to a tee. As you walk through the streets of Lisbon you’ll see similar tiles adorning various buildings and walkways. The flat is in a traditional Portuguese building, with floor-to-ceiling windows, plus all the mod cons. As an added bonus, the Tram 28 stops just outside, providing a clever way to do a bit of sightseeing, as these 1930s Remodelado trams run all the way from Martim Moniz up to Campo Ourique in the northwest.

This building is not hard to find at all, as luckily, it's painted a bright shade of indigo. As you walk in, you'll find stairs to the rooftop, and spacious, open-plan living quarters. You'll also find glass sliding doors, which open up to connect the lounge-diner and kitchen with the large and lovely terrace that overlooks the city. The kitchen is fully equipped, with a little table to eat and work from. And the rest of the apartment is modern, minimal and calming, so it's a great space to book if you want to get away for some relaxation. 


Dubbed a ‘design flat’, we’re guessing a professional decked out this place because it’s stunning. Located north of Rossio Square, this one-bed offers desirable decor in a well laid-out flat that flows seamlessly. The sunlit terrace leads through the lounge area/kitchen, past the desk space under the stairs and down to a double bedroom with en suite and ample storage.

Wake up to gorgeous views of Lisbon's historic centre, the riverfront and the famous Torre de Belém. This two-bedroom apartment offers more than just a spectacular view (which you can enjoy from your private balcony); it also boasts high ceilings, full-length windows and large bedrooms. If you're planning on doing the whole digital nomad thing, you'll be pleased to know that there's also super-fast internet. What more could you need?


Over to the west of the city, where Lisbon’s renowned Pasteis de Belém bakery/cafe lies, you can stay in a surprisingly spacious and elegantly decorated residence. There’s a vintage theme running throughout, with oodles of character in the living room, kitchen, both bedrooms, bathroom and walk-in-closet. Plus, out back is a well-hidden tiled yard, surrounded by greenery, and accessed by two different staircases.

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