This Lisbon Airbnb is the perfect place to call home during your stay in the city. A well-designed, comfortable, and relaxing Airbnb in Lisbon, Portugal for one or two people.
Throughout my 5 weeks in Lisbon, Portugal, I stayed in quite a few different places. My original plan was to stay in one place the entire time, but plans change!
When I first arrived in the city, I spent about a week and a half in an Airbnb in the Alcantara area. While I loved the apartment, the room, and the neighborhood, I ultimately decided it wasn’t the best place for me to spend a full month. I wanted to be closer to the action, so to speak, and I wanted my own space so I could really focus on work.
I found another Airbnb in Lisbon last minute, booked it, and moved. I ended up spending about 3 weeks in the new one, and it was perfect for me!
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Airbnb in Lisbon, Portugal
The Lisbon Airbnb is a studio (technically 1-bedroom) apartment located on the second floor of an apartment building. It seemed that most of the apartments in the building were also rented out through various short-term rental companies (in fact, I almost booked another room in the same building instead).
I absolutely loved the design of this Airbnb in Lisbon, Portugal. It’s VERY small, but the perfect size for one person (or a couple). When you walk in, there’s a living area and kitchenette in the main room. Then in a separate room is the bed and the bathroom.
In the bedroom, there is a double bed, very comfortable and cozy. The tiled walls in there are just adorable! You’ll also find a small shelf and hanging rack to hang your clothes.
This is where it might start to seem a bit cramped if you’re sharing with another person. The bed is pushed right up against the glass wall of the bathroom, and yes, the bathroom is only separated by a glass wall. I personally wasn’t bothered by this at all, but some people might not love it.
That being said, the bathroom (while tiny) is very nice. There is drawer space to keep your toiletries, and the shower is SO nice.
The living area has a small couch, a TV, and a table for two. The kitchenette has a sink, a mini refrigerator, an electric stovetop, a bit of counter space, and all the dishes you’d need for your stay. I found cooking in the kitchen worked just fine, but there is no oven, so plan your meals accordingly. I also realize most people don’t cook much while on vacation, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
This Airbnb in Lisbon, Portugal is located near the Intendente area, up the hill from the Baixa and main center of the city. The neighborhood is quite residential, a little ways from the busy tourist-filled streets. It’s really just a quick walk to main streets, and very easy to walk downhill into the city, but you do feel like you’re a bit further away from the noise.
The apartment is located in a green-tiled building, tucked away in an alley. When you walk out of the alley, you’re just across the street from a school, and you’ll find typical neighborhood necessities, like a cafe, a pharmacy, a supermarket, and a laundromat. Just up the hill is a nice park with a cafe kiosk.
While there were plenty of other guesthouses around, overall the immediate area felt very local.
You’ll find free, reliable Wi-fi here, which was really nice! There is a TV, but I never used it. There is also a heater/air conditioner in the apartment.
Basic stuff is provided, like shampoo and soap for the bathroom, and oil and salt in the kitchen.
This place is managed by a hosting company, so the official host/owner doesn’t have much to do with the process. Some people might prefer to interact with the actual owner, but the management company does help to make the check-in process a bit easier.
I let them know when I planned to arrive, and a coordinator greeted me at the apartment when I got there. She let me in, showed me around, gave me a key, and answered my questions.
What I Liked About this Airbnb
There are a lot of things I really loved about this Lisbon Airbnb. I really felt at home here, and I’m glad I stayed here for my month in the city. To keep it brief, here are the things I liked:
- Short walk to everything you need (grocery store, ATM, bus stop, pharmacy, laundromat, cafe).
- Great location. You feel tucked away from the busy streets, but it’s really easy to get to attractions and restaurants.
- Well-designed, attractive space. Very homey feel.
What I Didn’t Like About this Airbnb
I didn’t have any issues while staying here, but I will mention some little things that could be a problem for others.
- The small size might be a problem if you’re traveling with another person. But I’d say it’s really no different than a typical hotel room.
- As someone who cooks a lot, I would have liked a slightly larger kitchen.
That’s it, really. I loved it here!
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