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The 17 best Airbnbs in Lisbon: cobbled streets, sun-soaked terraces and all

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


Lisbon has risen in popularity in recent years, and it's not surprising really. The Portuguese capital is cool, timeless, and beautiful, plus it's packed with plenty of stuff to see and do. From castles and churches to art galleries and beaches, it's no wonder people flock from all over to get a taste of the city's culture. And of course, the characterful bars and scrummy restaurants make the trip special, too. 

To keep up with the city's vibrant vibes, it makes sense to stay at one of the many Airbnbs in the city to complete the experience. From gorgeous apartment lofts with skyline terraces to designer flats, there's a huge choice of Airbnbs for all sorts of personalities, budgets, and needs. We've picked our favourite Lisbon Airbnbs for you to take a peek at.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines

Best Lisbon Airbnbs

1. The rooftop apartment in the heart of Lisbon

The view from this apartment is the selling point, but this Airbnb in Lisbon is actually a little gem in the heart of the city. Bright and airy, the apartment offers views of the city, river and mountains, which you can see right from the deck. The Airbnb sleeps two guests in a double bed and there's a fully-equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking breakfast and bringing it out onto the patio to enjoy al fresco. The Airbnb is also located close to transport links and shopping, making your trip a little more convenient. 

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests. 

The mood? Sun-drenched and modern. 

Location perks? Close to Eduardo VII park and Avenida da Liberdade.

Budget range? A dirt-cheap romantic weekend. 

2. The historical duplex in Ajuda

This gorgeous duplex Airbnb is located in a 19th-century historical building in Ajuda, Lisbon. It can sleep up to four guests in a double bed and a sofa bed, plus a cot if needed. Refurbished to provide a convenient and comfortable stay, the Airbnb still has its original features like the outside tiles and ceramics to keep its historic charm. The large windows bask the apartment in plenty of sun and light and it has everything you need for your stay. There's a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom with shower, and also a working desk in case you need to catch up with work ASAP. The interior is simple but cosy, with original stone walls adding to the character. A truly delightful stay for all. Though, if you're travelling with a toddler, you'll want to watch the steps. 

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps four guests (plus, a cot if you need one).

The mood? Light-filled and cosy.

Location perks? Great for heading downtown and the Belem district. 

Budget range? An affordable trip when you split.


3. The elegant mid-century flat in Chiado

Expect warm and earth tones from this rental, which is packed with the kind of wood furniture that was extremely popular in Portugal from the 1950s to the 1970s. Floor-to-ceiling windows let a whole load of natural light in and open up fully a fab balcony, while a large bathroom boasts a walk-in shower and matching sinks. You’ll be living like the chicest (and wealthiest) of Lisboa folk – a minimal, warming, classy and peaceful abode.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four guests.

The mood? Scenic bliss.

Location perks? Live like a local and stroll down to Chiado with ease. 

Budget range? On the pricier side with a three-night minimum.

4. The contemporary one-bed in Bairro Alto

In 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. 

The apartment itself also happens to be pretty darn gorgeous. The newly-renovated space is on a quiet street and, with its white paintwork, tanned woods and tasteful, colourful rugs, it feels just as peaceful inside. The Airbnb comes with everything you might need, from air conditioning to beat the summer heat to a fully equipped kitchen, if you get sick of eating out (unlikely). 

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
The mood? Cosy, bright, chillout spot. 

Location perks? Lots of restaurants, bars and shops close by. 

Budget range? A budget-friendly nomadic adventure. 


5. The bright studio apartment in Alfama

If you're after an Airbnb with a view, this one's for you. This stunning studio Airbnb is the perfect cosy place to stay on a romantic trip to the city. The Airbnb has a private balcony that offers views of the Tagus River, with gorgeous sunsets in the evenings (recommended for enjoying with a glass of vino in hand). There's a double bed in the snug mezzanine, a bathroom, a living room, and a kitchenette with basics and essentials. A mixture of old charm and Portuguese community, it will really feel like you're a local. 

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.

The mood? Non-stop golden hour.

Location perks? Uncover the 'true essence' of Lisbon down this historical, quiet street.

Budget range? Almost as magical as the view. 

6. The luxe loft apartment in Chiado

The sort of place you will arrive at and take your shoes off and go ‘ahhh’, this picture-perfect duplex is on the top floor of a Rua da Bica building in shopping and theatre hub Chiado. The floor-to-ceiling windows give the loft plenty of light, as well as stunning views of Lisbon's rooftops and the river; while amenities include a washing machine, air-con, a microwave, TV and more. The Airbnb is bright, modern, and comfortable, with only a short walk to the beach.

Rooms? Studio. Sleeps three guests.

The mood? Bright and airy.

Location perks? The hilltop provides the perfect fairytale photo-op.

Budget range? A cheap and cheery weekend.

Time Out tip: Our very own Time Out Market lives around the corner. Not a flex, promise.


7. The deluxe loft in Bica Elevator

Enjoy a stay at this deluxe loft Airbnb in the heart of Lisbon – within walking distance from Time Out Market, Bairro Alto and Luis de Camoēs Square. Ideal for a couple looking for a central stay, this amazing studio combines original stone features with modern luxuries that include a fully equipped kitchen, Smart TV, mood lighting and a large, sleek bathroom. Other amenities include a small office nook, plush towels and the city – quite literally – on your doorstep. A little noisy at times, but no less dreamy when it's time to explore. 

Rooms? One-bed studio. Sleeps two guests.

The mood? Historical-modern twist.

Location perks? Charming cobbled streets and plenty of places to grab a bite. 

Budget range? A budget-friendly weekend escape for two.

8. The sweet studio in Chiado

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. The rental uses spaces very cleverly, with a sleek marble bathroom and kitchenette and elegant furnishings. The location is fabulous, too: tram 28 stops just outside, meaning you can zip around the city with ease. Convenient and pretty. 

Rooms? Studio. Sleeps four guests.

The mood? Glossy and modern interiors.

Location perks? In the heart of a tourist hub that doesn't feel like one.

Budget range? An affordable gem for family trips or you and your bezzy mates.
Time Out tip: Pink Street is down the road – enjoy.


9. The first-floor flat with a terrace in Rossio

Imagine sitting with that view, eating a Pastel Del Nata, coffee wafting through the air. Sounds good, right? With its three double bedrooms, a modern bathroom, a lounge, dining area and kitchen, plus a modest terrace and even a dressing room, this smartly furnished pad is ideal for a family or group of friends. It’s located conveniently close to Rossio Square, where there’s a big, beautifully detailed nineteenth-century station with trains to stunning Sintra.

Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps six guests.

The mood? You've entered a romantic novel.
Location perks? Right beside Rossio Square.

Budget range? The luxury romantic getaway or the saver group booking.

10. The light and airy penthouse in Bairro Alto

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, there’s nowhere better to do so than in this glamourous penthouse. Nurse that sore head in comfort with plush, suitably-horizontal beds and lovely views out over the city from a private balcony. Play hard, recover hard – or whatever it is they say – stick the radio on and enjoy some good fado tunes: Amália FM on 92.00.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps five guests.
The mood? Modern, bright and homely.

Location perks? A great central location in a quiet and safe neighbourhood.

Budget range? Relax all week long for a decent price. 


11. The lovers’ loft in Principe Real

Head north of Rossio to find this lovely little loft, which is equipped with everything necessary for a romantic trip for two. This one comes with a grand entrance, a plump double bed and a balcony with unobstructed views of the city and river thanks to a glass balustrade (after all, who doesn’t love a view?). Given its central location, just about everything you’d want to see is within walking distance – but there’s also a metro station ten minutes walk away, y’know, should you find the time to leave this supremely romantic pad. 

Rooms? One bedroom. Two guests.

The mood? Modern, peculiar and bright.

Location perks? Baixa Chiado is just a 10-minute wander.

Budget range? A pocket-friendly voyage. 

12. The eclectic condo in Bairro Alto

The eccentric prints and patterns in this roomy one-bed are Portuguese style down to a tee – you’ll see similarly ornamental azulejo tiles adorning buildings and walkways throughout Lisbon. The flat is in a traditional Portuguese building with enormous windows and a general airiness, plus, as an added bonus, tram 28 stops right outside! The 28 goes to a boatload of attractions, running all the way from Martim Moniz up to Campo Ourique in the northwest. 

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps four guests.

Location perks? Conveniently close to downtown. 

Budget range? An affordable choice for a short break.


13. The rooftop of a blue house in Principe Real

Painted a wincingly-bright shade of blue, you’ll certainly struggle to lose this flat. The inside, meanwhile, is much more subtly-styled. Spacious open-plan living quarters are enhanced by minimal, modern décor and a load of convenient amenities. The highlight, however, has to be the terrace, which looks out over the city and is, as you can see, freakin’ huge. It’s in Principe Real, a fashionable district and a hub for Lisbon’s most innovative and artsy residents.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four guests.

The mood? Stylish bliss. 

Location perks? Lap up the stunning view of the city from the likes of the balcony. Next door to a great selection of shops. restaurants, bars.

Budget range? A little pricey. Well worth splitting the bill with your mates. 

14. The designer flat in Avenida da Liberdade

This stunning ‘design flat’ looks and feels like it was professionally decked out by someone that seriously knows their stuff about interior design. An exceptionally well laid-out one-bed with sumptuous décor, it also comes with speedy Wi-Fi, a dedicated workspace and a really pleasant garden. Location-wise, it’s just north of Rossio Square.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.

The mood? Pinterest-worthy and pristine.
Location perks? A 15-minute stroll to the city.

Budget range? Oh-so-sweet and affordable rates.


15. The vintage gem with a secret garden, Belém

Over in Belém in western Lisbon, you’ll find this nicely spacious and elegantly decorated residence. Given a homely feel by its vintage design touches, each room – from the bedrooms to the living room and bathroom – has oodles of character.

Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps seven guests.

The mood? Antique vibes. 

Location perks? This cosy spot is only a short drive to downtown.

Time Out tip: The MAAT and Jeronmos Monastery are super close by.

16. The modern apartment near Cathedral of Lisbon

Set in an iconic Alfama building next door to the cathedral, you'll find this gorgeous, rustic two-bed apartment offering stunning views of the Tagus River, complete with air-conditioned rooms, cable TV and wi-fi throughout. Our favourite feature of the apartment is the sloped attic roof - hanging out here in the hammock could be your favourite spot. 

Rooms? Two bedrooms, Sleeps six. 

The mood? Rustic chic. 

Location perks? This place is newly renovated and sun-soaked. 

Budget? Pretty decent for a family getaway. 


17. The art collectors home

Carefully curated and seriously stylish, this two-bed apartment set in Lapa boasts incredible sea views from the rooftop terrace, accompanied by artsy warm-toned interiors that blend Portuguese and French design to create total architectural bliss - everything from the ceramics to walls lined with pop art to the rugs make this place a vibrant and fun place to chillout come evening. And just round the corner, you'll find lots of charming local restaurants within walking distance, but there's the fully-stocked kitchen if you prefer a home-cooked feast. There's just one house rule, no shoes indoors. 

Rooms? Two bedrooms, Sleeps four.  

The mood? Boho luxe.  

Location perks? No stairs to worry about here, as you get direct access from the street. And if you know anything about Lisbon, you'll know that's an absolute godsend. 

Budget? Certainly on the more indulgent end of the bargain, but the ultra-modern vibe and tub won us over. 

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