Guest reviews are a trusted way to find places which stand out in terms of the experience they offer to travellers. This may be even more important when it comes to choosing a hostel. That’s why Hostelworld announces each year the Hoscars awards.
For 2020, Lisbon comes again well positioned in several categories based on one million guest reviews made over 2019.
Best Medium Hostel: Yes Lisbon Hostel
In the category of hostels with 76 – 150 beds, Yes Lisbon has been awarded yet another Hoscar, adding up to the ones from previous editions. Located in the Baixa, the place makes a strong impression on travellers that highlight staff, dinners, including vegetarian options, free activities and services, such as free walking tours and pub crawls, and a free breakfast.
Best for Career Breakers (aged 31+): Home Lisbon Hostel
This award-winning boutique hostel is known for its nice and helpful staff that make you feel at home. Don’t miss out on a dinner cooked by the owner’s mother to sample traditional Portuguese flavours. Staying at Home Lisbon Hostel will also be a chance to sleep in a 200-year-old building in the Baixa neighbourhood.
Best for Solo Travellers: Goodmorning Solo Travellers
Also awarded the Best Hostel by Country, solo travellers can easily make friends at Goodmorning. Besides regular themed parties and activities, the hostel has an amazing location just across Restauradores square. Note, however, that Goodmorning hostel is set in a historic building from the 1930’s with no lift.
Best for Solo Female Travellers: Lisboa Central Hostel
Lisboa Central Hostel has a very convenient location, close to Avenida da Liberdade, a boulevard that will take you right to the Baixa and the River Tejo. With bright colours, there are shared rooms with privacy curtains as well as private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. The hostel organises several activities, including Milkshake Mondays, Ginginha Tasting, Free Walking Tours, and Pub Crawls every night.
Best for Solo Male Travellers: We Love F Tourists
We Love F Tourists is set in a historic building in the Baixa. Besides private double rooms and shared rooms, all with amazing Lisbon views, the hostel organizes dinners and activities every night, so there’s really no excuse for leaving Lisbon without experiencing fado live music or pub crawling.
Best for Groups: Sant Jordi Hostels Lisbon
Sant Jordi is a chic hostel with beautiful rooms, a shared kitchen, a dining room and bar, and an incredible private garden. Set in a traditional Lisbon neighbourhood, the hostel is not far from the Baixa, and there are also several cafés and restaurants in the area.