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Vibrant Lisbon has plenty to see and do, offering all kinds of adventures in Portugal. From the stunning coastline to the red-topped buildings, beautiful castles, and artistic neighborhoods, you’ll visit once and never want to leave. Lisbon’s best Airbnbs follow a similar trend, fusing historic architecture with modern touches and pops of color, accented with breathtaking terrace views and sun-soaked balconies. Read on for all of the coolest Airbnbs in Lisbon, including luxury penthouses to renovated windmills.
This cozy one-bedroom Airbnb ticks all the boxes: river sunset views, a great location close by to the city, and, best of all, you’ll be sleeping inside a windmill. Suitable for up to four people with two beds and one bath, this windmill is a one-of-a-kind experience that you’ll always remember. While some of its features have been kept from when it was first built in the 1850s, the interiors have been modernized so they’re fully comfortable for guests. As well as the bedroom, you’ll find a full kitchen complete with everything you need to cook up some delicious meals, a living room perched high at the top complete with a sofa bed and Netflix, and a stylish bathroom with vivid blue tiles. Outside, you’re surrounded by nature, as well as a pop-up swimming pool for when the sun comes out.
This charming apartment is one of the most spacious in the area, with four bedrooms and room for up to 10 guests in total. It’s a place where you’ll want to split your time between sunbathing on the welcoming terrace or lying back in the comfortable beds in bedrooms bathed in sunlight. Rooms are a fusion of the old and the new, with bedrooms featuring magnificent 18th-century tiles on the walls and pops of color adding personality to each one. Meals can be enjoyed not only in the living and dining rooms but also on the spacious terrace, dominated by a wooden deck. It’s perfect for extended breakfasts or candlelit dinners in the summer. Based in a fully renovated old building in the heart of Alfama, you’re never too far from the action when staying here. Follow the steps down the street and you’ll find yourself at Largo das Portas do Sol, one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Lisbon.
This Lisbon apartment looks like it’s fresh off the pages of an interiors magazine, with its stylish color coordination and stunning attention to detail. Perfectly situated in the heart of the city and only a few moments away from everything Lisbon has to offer, it’s somewhere where you’ll struggle to decide what to do first. Providing a beautiful haven to come back to after each day exploring the city, there’s room for up to 13 guests in total at this spot. Each bedroom here is styled in a distinct decorative motif, with open French doors leading to Juliet balconies and views of the historic neighborhood. Its guesthouse nature means it’s possible to book individual rooms if you’re traveling as a couple or smaller group, or the entire property if you’re looking to go all out or traveling with a lot of people. As well as the bedrooms, there’s a large communal space and a well-equipped kitchen.
This city center apartment comes with pops of color throughout in a bright and cheerful place where you’ll instantly feel right at home. With space for up to four guests and two bedrooms in total, it’s suitable for families looking to explore Portugal’s capital city together. Two couples traveling together would also love this space, as its bedrooms feature a large double bed in each. As well as the bedrooms, this spot is home to a wonderful balcony overlooking the city, a comfy living room, a spacious dining room complete with a circular table, and a kitchen with all the necessities. It’s perfectly located for exploring: situated just two minutes from the Avenida da Liberdade and less than 10 minutes walk from Lisbon’s most central point, the Rossio Square. And, with more than 150 positive reviews, you know you’re pretty much guaranteed a good time when staying here.
This huge flat sits right next to the river, which means you’ll spot those relaxing views whenever you look out the window or throw open the curtains at the beginning of each day. One of the larger Airbnbs in the area, it’s home to a huge six bedrooms and can fit 14 guests in total. Each room comes with its own colorful theme – something that’s continued throughout the rest of the flat, too. Set inside a renovated 18th-century building in the historic center of quintessential Alfama, this flat faces the awe-inspiring riverfront and the boats passing by. The rooms that don’t face the river instead overlook the impressive National Pantheon and a cascade of little houses and striking buildings. Classy yet informal, a stay in this flat feels a little more like visiting an old friend than it does just checking into any old spot.
This quaint two-bedroom Airbnb is the perfect fusion of a comfortable apartment with homey touches and stylish elements that you’ll appreciate from the beginning until the end of your stay. Endlessly fashionable and perfectly located for wandering around during your time here, it’s got space for four guests and includes everything you could need to feel at home. Bedrooms come with AC, queen size beds and room-darkening shades, although you’ll want to throw open the French doors in the bedrooms or the light-filled conservatory to make the most of the sunshine while you’re here. As well as the dining room, bathroom and full kitchen, there’s a beautiful plant-fringed patio which is perfect for digging into breakfast while you’re making plans for the day.
You’ll be treated to an almost 360-degree panoramic view of Lisbon when you check into The Flat with The View. The perfect nest for couples or lone writers, it’s located on the third floor of a 200 years old, well-renovated, and very quiet residential building next to Nossa Senhora do Monte viewpoint, the most beautiful of the several viewpoints of the Lisbon hills. Here, you’ll find all of the essentials, including a living room, bedroom with double bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, a spacious terrace, and Lisbon right at your feet! You’ll also find a great selection of books on Lisbon, travel guides, general reading books, and some board games and toys for kids.
Heading to Lisbon in the summer months? The city is renowned for heating up quickly, which means you’ll adore the huge swimming pool and spacious grounds of this Airbnb. You’ll fall in love with the private outdoor terrace, the sunlight, the surroundings, and mostly the fact that you’ll be in the heart of Lisbon while staying here, despite its nature-filled surroundings. Get started with a quick workout by the gym, enjoy some sun by the pool and embrace the sunset with the São Jorge castle as a background. Then, when you’re ready to explore, you’ll find the city’s coolest restaurants, bars, and shops just a few minutes away.
This incredible Airbnb fuses together the old and the new in a historical building filled with traditional charm but modern interiors that sit firmly in the present day. Set in the historic neighborhood of Chiado, next to Largo do Carmo, it offers a great base to discover the city center. Perfect for couples, solo adventurers, or business travelers, it’s home to two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a spacious living room, and high-quality furniture throughout. The apartment itself sits inside a historic building from 1850 that was originally part of the old convent of Sacramento. Nowadays it’s full of bright, spacious rooms, with everything you need for a wonderful stay in Lisbon.
This unique spot is certainly one you’ll remember long after you’ve checked out. An ideal choice for those looking to stay in the heart of the action, it’s only a five-minute walk from Bairro Alto, Time Out Market, and Luis de Camões Square, which means you’re never too far from a fun afternoon. This gorgeous Airbnb goes all out with the details like its curved doorways and beautiful art prints dotted throughout. It might just be one of the most spacious studios around, with space for a couple or a solo traveler looking to spend some time getting to know Portugal’s coolest city.
You’ll want to spend at least one evening sitting in the sunshine on this incredible terrace, watching the sunset with a glass of wine in hand. A unique place in the heart of Lisbon, it’s located in the trendy Principe Real neighborhood and comes with a stunning rooftop terrace and an amazing view of the river, the bridge, Cristo Rei and the Basilica da Estrela. Check in here if you’re all about minimalist decor with a tasteful flair. This is a place that brings together all of the essentials but, above all, lets those incredible views do the talking.
This luxury apartment offers you the opportunity to experience Lisbon at its finest: an unforgettable experience in one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities in the world. This spacious spot has room for up to four guests in total, with plenty of room to stretch out and never feel like you’re stepping on each other’s toes. While you’ll probably want to spend most of your mealtimes exploring Lisbon’s incredible food scene, you’ll find this apartment comes with everything you need – including a fancy dining table – on those nights when you do decide to cook up a feast here instead. Its regal-esque mirrors and chandeliers will have you feeling like royalty while doing so, too!
You’ll love the monochrome touches at this stylish Airbnb, as well as everything else it effortlessly fuses together. A modern apartment with city and river views, you’ll want to spend your first new moments here gazing out the windows before mapping out your plans for your vacation. With space for up to four guests, this Airbnb is best suited to a family or group of friends looking to explore Lisbon together, with one double bed and a second bedroom with two single beds. If you’re someone who leans towards fresh, crisp white sheets, verdant greenery dotted around, and a simplistic yet fashionable outlook, this is the place to stay.
Ever had daydreams about packing everything up and moving to Lisbon? This apartment brings to life those daydreams and will have you seriously considering throwing in the towel, quitting your job, and moving into this central spot instead. An open-plan studio with a separated sleeping area and with offering great views from the whole place, it’s ideal for a solo traveler or a couple looking to make themselves at home and enjoy the city just close by. It also has a fully equipped kitchen and living area, with an open plan design that allows for easy conversation to flow while you’re getting ready to explore.
The vibrant pink walls outside of this Airbnb will almost definitely have you snap a few vacation photos before you’ve even stepped inside! A home away from home with everything necessary to get settled in, this two bedroom apartment has space for four guests and ensures you feel right at home immediately. While it’s a little further out of the center of Lisbon, it’s close to the airport and offers easy access to the city via tram. If you’re looking to explore a more residential part of Lisbon or would prefer to set up camp away from the busier areas, this place offers everything you need.
It’s rare to find a hot tub in a Lisbon Airbnb, but this unique spot has it all. Situated on the outskirts of Lisbon, located less than 2km from the Torre de Belém, the Jerónimos Monastery, and the famous Pastelaria Pastéis de Belém, this spacious Airbnb is best suited to those who want to experience a new side of Lisbon with a little more room to explore. An idyllic spot with everything you need throughout your stay, it’s home to a BBQ corner, a small pool area, a vegetable garden, and landscaped gardens with lemon trees and hammocks. If you climb all the stairs up to the very top terrace, you’ll have a view over the roofs of Lisbon and the Tagus river.
Gaze out from the terrace at this Lisbon penthouse, and you’ll see beautiful views of the terracotta rooftops and the river just beyond. With a fusion of new, eclectic, practical, and comfortable decor, this fully-stocked Airbnb has a large dining room, a kitchen equipped with the essentials and also a coffee machine, two bedrooms with super comfortable beds, and a bathroom with a bath and a shower. But the terrace is the star of the place: home to a barbecue, a small organic vegetable garden with vegetables and aromatic herbs, a sun lounger, a swing chair, and a hanging rest bed. It’s the ideal space to relax and enjoy the wonderful Lisbon sun and the fresh air of the Atlantic Ocean.
Recognize this place? That might be because it was voted by TimeOut Magazine as one of the best places to stay in the area. Located in the noble and emblematic neighborhood of Belém, in the middle of the most historical monuments and gardens, just next to the Presidential Palace, the apartment is ideal for couples, families, and business travelers as it is close but away from the busy downtown Lisbon. A place that’s all about the details, you’ll find beautiful blonde wooden furniture, bamboo blinds, and eye-catching artwork as well as awe-inspiring vistas in every direction. Looking to explore? The neighborhood is packed with fascinating museums, lush parks, national monuments, and grand buildings to keep you entertained.