Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 26, 2013 1:07 AM Last Post By: mr_sneaky
Feb 24, 2013 1:40 AM
I am heading to Lisbon with my husband in late September and am wanting advice on were to stay and what to do.
We are there for three days.
We are a couple in our late 20's and are happy to go cheaper or mid range with accommodation? We would just like to be in walking distance of the main area.
We are an active couple and would like to know what there is to do and see in Lisbon.
Also what is the weather like in late September?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Feb 24, 2013 3:01 AM
1happy to go cheaper or mid range
It is easier for us if you give us an idea of the amount (in euros) you are prepared to spend per night.
We would just like to be in walking distance of the main area
The "main area" of Lisbon is spread out over a few hills, with the central Rossio area being at about sea level. It would make sense to stay in or near Rossio, just keep in mind that getting to other neighbourhoods involves an uphill walk or ride on one of the funiculars (which is fun to do, by the way).
would like to know what there is to do and see in Lisbon
what is the weather like in late September?
This sort of information can easily be found in a guidebook or on Google, so I don't think many forum users would want to spend time writing down a list of popular/famous tourist sights in Lisbon. Should you have any specific interests in sights that may not be listed in a guidebook, please say so and we may be able to give you some suggestions.
Feb 24, 2013 3:26 AM
2I'd see Lisbon in two days and reserve the third for a daytrip to Sintra which is an especially wonderful destination for couples.
As for suggested attractions, it really depends on your interests, If you like museums, streetlife, etc. This Lisbon Itinerary may be helpful.
Weather in late September may be either still warm and sunny or the beginning of the rainier season. But it's one of the best times to visit because the August tourist crowds are gone (although Lisbon is way less touristy than other European capitals).
Although the city is very hilly, you can walk to just about anywhere in the old center (except to the district of Belem which has some of the main monuments and museus, for which you need to take the tram).
As for accommodation, I'd recommend the following neighborhoods: Chiado, Baixa, or Bairro Alto.
They're all close to each other, with restaurants, cafes and bars just around the corner from any hotel or apartment.
Finally, Lisbon is a very old and romantic city, and couples enjoy the sunrises and sunsets: The Best Sunrises and Sunsets in Lisbon
Feb 24, 2013 5:24 PM
3Check Lisbon Destination Beach Hostel. It is by the riverfront and has private room. Excellent customer service, wifi, and within 2 blocks of pub hang out place.
Feb 26, 2013 1:07 AM
4There are many great hostels in Lisbon. I just got back from a great week there and loved it.
We browsed through 2012 Hoscar Awards and found an affordable hostel with a good review. We stayed at Lisbon Destination Hostel. I think it is somehow connected with the one mentioned by #3, but more centrally located (inside a train station building actually).
It proved to be everything and more we expected it to be.
(4 star Hotel)
From US$186.10 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$137.30 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$130.08 per night