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Lisbon has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in recent times. The capital city of Portugal, its scorching weather and wide variety of tourist attractions make it an absolutely stunning place to visit. No matter whether you want to relax or spend a week visiting as many sites as possible, this is the place for you. The Tower of Belem and the Jeronimos Monastery are just two of the many historical sites you can have a peak at, but before you do any of this you need to figure out where you’re going to stay. A lot of people opt for the high-class hotel option, but we believe that hostels are definitely worth staying in when you visit Lisbon as well. Here’s why.

Hostels are perfect for staying in for a variety of different reasons, particularly in Lisbon. First of all, they are a great experience. You can’t call yourself a real traveler through and through if you’ve never stayed in a hostel, so why not make this your first time if you haven’t done it already? You’ll really feel right in the mix of things, packed in with other travelers who are going through all the same things you are. You can meet a lot of new people and will gain a lot of knowledge, and you could even end up with the odd story or two to tell when you’re home regarding your time in a hostel. It’ll really make you feel like a proper backpacker.

Hostels in Lisbon are also a lot more comfortable than people give them credit for (usually). While they aren’t on quite the same level as 5-star hotels, they provide you with everything you need. Hostels aren’t exactly going to make you sleep on a rock slab, so you’ll still be able to get a good night’s sleep when it really matters. Chances are you won’t be spending much time at your lodgings anyway as you’ll be out exploring, so hostels could be just the right thing for you. 

You’ll also be able to read up on different online reviews before you go to Lisbon. This will allow you to check what other travelers think of different hostels, meaning you can benefit from the first-hand experience of the people who’ve already been to this great city. Make sure you check out more than one review from each hostel as some people may be overly harsh or too nice, but in general online reviews can go a long way to helping you choose a good hostel. 

There are also a lot of hostels in Lisbon, so you can choose whatever one you want depending on the kind of trip you want to have. You could settle down in a nice hostel in a relaxing area of the city, or if you’re looking to explore the nightlife than you can get a hostel nearer all the bars and clubs. They really do cater to all your needs. 

They’ll also be a lot cheaper than most hotels, meaning you’ll have more money left over for what really matters in the rest of your trip.