9 Best Hostels in Lisbon for Digital Nomads

15 August 2023 | Europe, Hostels, Lisbon, Portugal, Stay

Lisbon has always been one of the most inviting capitals in Europe, but in recent years, it’s become a globally recognised hotspot for digital nomads. The city is bursting with modern coworking spaces that cater to locals as well as international freelancers and entrepreneurs. But if you’re planning on staying in the city for a while, you might want to stay in a hostel that’s home to all the facilities you need for work, sleep and play as well as a crowd of likeminded explorers and digital nomads.

AI art of a backpacker walking down a cobbled street in Lisbon

In Lisbon, it’s easy to find a bed in a hostel dorm room for under EUR 50 per night. Many hostels also offer private rooms and suites for those who want to splash out. Despite being budget-friendly, all our favourite hostels in Lisbon for digital nomads boast free Wi-Fi, communal areas with ample space to work, and hundreds of excellent reviews from fellow globetrotters. Many have their own dedicated coworking spaces and brand themselves as coliving hotels.

So, where are the best hostels in Lisbon for travelling professionals, what kind of amenities do they have, how much do they cost, and what can you expect from your stay? Below, we detail the highlights of Lisbon’s best hostels for digital nomads.

1. Selina Secret Garden & Cowork

Selina Secret Garden & Cowork is one of Lisbon’s more premium hostel options, home to three and four-star facilities such as a rooftop bar, a swimming pool and a purpose-built coworking space (one of the top-rated coworking spaces in Lisbon).

Selina Secret Garden & Cowork

In addition to a mid-sized pool with a spacious deck, Selina’s outdoor areas include a beautiful garden and a street art-covered courtyard. At the rooftop bar, you can play pool and sip cocktails while taking in views of Lisbon’s cityscape. There are also shaded areas and indoor lounges that provide an escape from the sun.

When you want to get and about, you can discover nearby attractions such as the waterfront boardwalk and the Time Out Market. It only takes around 20 minutes to walk to Praça do Comércio, Lisbon’s main square. Trams that run right by the hostel will take you just about anywhere in the city.

When productivity calls, you can plug in your laptop at the onsite coworking space. Warm colours and wooden floors give the place a homely feel, while decorative touches like potted plants, shelves stacked with quirky artefacts and contemporary wall art inspire an atmosphere of creativity. A mix of short and long desks means you can take as much or little privacy as you need.

As far as sleeping arrangements go, dorm rooms are the most economical option, with beds starting at around EUR 50 per night. Private rooms and suites are available for EUR 140–440 per night. If that’s your budget, you may want to look at some of Lisbon’s best hotels for professionals that cost under EUR 150.

You can also buy day passes for Selina’s coworking space for as little as EUR 10. Monthly memberships with a dedicated desk start from EUR 240.

  • Location: Beco Carrasco nº1, 1200-096 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Phone: +351 937 532 538
  • Nearest metro: R. S. Bento / Cç. Estrela

2. Home Lisbon Hostel

Located in the Baixa neighbourhood, Home Lisbon Hostel is characterised by its warm and welcoming atmosphere, with decorative features such as wooden floors, dark red walls and clusters of framed pictures that include family photos. The hostel’s facilities include a family-run diner and bar, an onsite café, and a homely library and chillout room.

Home Lisbon Hostel

The highlight of the hostel is Mamma’s Dinner, the restaurant and bar headed by the hostel owner’s multilingual and attentive mother. Menu favourites include lemon chicken, cod with cream and a range of tasty soups. Located on the ground floor of the same building, Nicolau café is a tasty spot for all-day breakfasts and healthy weekend brunches.

You’ll find plenty of space to catch up on work in the hostel’s inviting library and chillout room, where amenities include a flat-screen TV, board games, desks and plush purple sofas that complement the décor. You can kick back on a beanbag and read a book from the hostel’s collection when you need some off-screen time.

Within walking distance of Home Lisbon Hostel are attractions such as the 12th-century Lisbon Cathedral, the Lisboa Story Centre and the Fado Museum. The Praça do Comércio waterside public square is also just a few minutes away, where you’ll find shops and outdoor cafés. The hostel itself offers experiences such as surfing trips, Sintra excursions, walking tours and pub crawls.

Prices for a bed in a six-bed mixed dorm usually start at around EUR 60 per night while four-bed dorms start at around EUR 65. Female-only dorms start at EUR 55. Nightly rates for private rooms range from EUR 200–235+, depending on whether you want a balcony with a city view.

  • Location: R. de São Nicolau 13 2Esq, 1100-547 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Phone: +351 21 888 5312
  • Nearest metro: Baixa-Chiado

3. Goodmorning Solo Traveller Hostel

With perks ranging from complimentary Wi-Fi to free breakfast and a daily power hour of free sangrias, the Goodmorning Solo Traveller Hostel is an excellent accommodation option for those who want to combine play with fun. While there’s no shortage of excitement here, there’s also ample space to relax, and prominent dark wooden features like floors, dividers and roof beams give the place a rustic charm.

Goodmorning Solo Traveller Hostel

The facilities at Goodmorning Solo Traveller Hostel include spacious lounges with comfortable sofas and a bar. On top of a daily breakfast, you’ll be treated to complimentary coffee and tea during your stay, and there are plenty of other freebies in the form of walking tours and pub crawls. Choose the all-inclusive option, and you’ll have three homemade meals cooked for you every day. If you’d prefer the self-catering option, you can rustle up meals in the communal kitchen.

One of the most recent additions to Goodmorning Solo Traveller Hostel is the workplace, where you can use the hostel’s computers to browse the web, catch up with family members overseas and stay on top of work. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel for those who want to use their own laptops.

Located in Restauradores Square, Goodmorning Solo Traveller Hostel is on the doorstep of historical landmarks like the 18th-century Foz Palace, the Restauradores Monument and the Praça Dom Pedro IV. Plus, the Restauradores subway station and the Rossio train station are less than a two-minute walk away, making this hostel an excellent jumping off point for exploring Lisbon and Portugal (read about 35 of the best highlights in Lisbon for visitors).

Prices for a bed in a mixed-dorm room tend to start at around EUR 60 per night. Female-only dorm rooms are available for just over EUR 65 per night. Triple and twin ensuites are also available – you can expect to pay at least EUR 200 for a private room.

  • Location: Praça dos Restauradores 65, 1250-188 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Phone: +351 21 342 1128
  • Nearest metro: Restauradores

4. Lisbon Destination Hostel

Lisbon Destination Hotel is a high-value accommodation option situated inside the Rossio Railway Station, an iconic 19th-century Neo-Gothic building in the heart of Lisbon’s historic centre. In addition to a coworking space with reliable Wi-Fi, Lisbon Destination Hostel boasts an indoor Garden Lounge with plenty of space to socialise and relax.

Lisbon Destination Hostel

The spacious Garden Lounge is illuminated by natural light that floods in through the glass skylight ceiling. Decorative features include a plethora of potted plants, green carpets, black and white sofas and bright beanbag chairs. Adding a touch of retro to the hostel’s appearance are reupholstered vintage furnishings and industrial-style staircases that lead to the guest rooms.

For entertainment, you’ll have access to gadgets including games consoles, a pool table, table tennis, a self-service bar and even a piano. You can also use the swimming pool and rooftop terrace at Lisbon Destination’s sister property, the Sunset Destination Hostel.

When it’s time to get down to work, you can log onto the hostel’s complimentary super-fast Wi-Fi and grab a spot on the long tables or desks near the communal kitchen. An even bigger perk for digital nomads is the Flexi Pass, which costs EUR 600–900 per month and gives you access to a private room with a mini fridge and coffee machine at up to four Destination Hostels.

Prices for a bed in a mixed dorm at Lisbon Destination Hostel start at a very affordable EUR 20 per night. For a little more privacy, you can reserve a capsule bed in a dorm for as little as EUR 25 a night. You can expect to pay a minimum of EUR 55 a night for a room all to yourself. Cough up EUR 80 per night, and you could get a private room for up to three people with an ensuite bathroom.

  • Location: Estação do Rossio, Largo do Duque de Cadaval 2º andar, 1200-160 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Phone: +351 21 346 6457
  • Nearest metro: Rossio

5. Lisboa Central Hostel

Located on the doorstep of the Marquês de Pombal, Lisbon Central Hostel is an ideal hostel for those who want to sightsee and work by day before partying the night away. On top of daily pub crawls, the family that runs this top-rated hostel holds weekly events such as Milkshake Mondays and Tapas Days. Plus, with facilities such as free Wi-Fi, multiple communal areas and a book exchange service, Lisboa Central Hostel is well equipped for digital nomads.

Lisboa Central Hostel

The stylishly minimalist common areas include practical rooms such as a kitchen, a dining room with a long table and a reception room with a self-service bar. While not a party hostel, there’s ample opportunity to mingle with the hostel’s owners and fellow travellers in the enclosed courtyard and the cinema room, which hosts a weekly movie night.

The large chillout room filled with wooden tables and chairs with cushioned sofas backed against the walls is an ideal place to catch up on work and browse the internet. The parasol-shaded table in the private courtyard also doubles up as a spacious desk. You’ll find plenty of electrical outlets in all dorms, private guest rooms and common areas. If needed, you can use the public computer in the reception area.

For a bit of off-screen time, you can discover the architecture, shops and restaurants along Avenida da Liberdade, one of Lisbon’s grandest boulevards. Within a few minutes of the hostel on foot are popular attractions such as the Medeiros and Almeida Museum and Parque Eduardo VIII, where you’ll find a stop for the hop-on hop-off bus. Just outside the hostel is the Marquês de Pombal subway station, allowing you to travel just about anywhere in the city with ease, though the historic neighbourhoods of Baixa and Bairro Alto are just a 20-minute walk away.

Prices for a bed in a dorm room at Lisboa Central Hostel tend to start at around EUR 50 per night over summer and can fall as low as EUR 25 towards late autumn and winter. You can get a private room with a single bed for as little as EUR 90 per night, though you’ll have to use shared bathroom facilities. Nightly rates for a double room with a private bathroom start at around EUR 150.

  • Location: R. Rodrigues Sampaio 160, 1150-282 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Phone: +351 309 881 038
  • Nearest metro: Marquês de Pombal

6. Independente Principe Real

For a luxury location at a budget-friendly price, reserve a room at the Independente Principe Real, which occupies a renovated 19th-century palace with a bohemian vibe. Situated between the central historic neighbourhoods of Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real, the Independente is home to tasty restaurants, live entertainment and communal areas that are ideal for work and play. For your sleeping quarters, you can choose a comfortable bunk in a mixed dorm or a spacious bed in a private suite.

Independente Principe Real

The interior of the Independente has retained many features that complement its grand façade, including stucco ceilings and parquet flooring. Expect to see decorative touches by designer Joana Cabral that combine elements of old and new, such as flower-filled vintage olive oil tins and triple-bunk beds standing by antique furnishings.

While this hostel and hotel doesn’t house facilities such as swimming pool or spa, it does boast stylish communal areas that include a well-equipped kitchen and a regal-like lounge complete with sofas and a long table that’s ideal for working. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises.

Outside, you’ll find a secluded beer garden, which often provides the setting for live music and entertainment. The hotel also hosts events such as film screenings and communal dinners. If you fancy a slap-up meal, you can grab a table at one of the hotel’s two onsite restaurants (soon to be four): The Insólito and The Decadente.

Prices for a dorm bed at the Independente usually start at around EUR 35–40 per night. You can expect to pay between EUR 175 and 225 for a suite. The more nights you book, the cheaper the nightly rate becomes, which can prove high value for digital nomads. You can also get discounts on multiple bookings at Independente-branded hotels in Lisbon and Porto.

  • Location: R. de São Pedro de Alcântara 83, 1250-238 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Phone: +351 21 346 1381
  • Nearest metro: Restauradores

7. WOT New Lisbon

Situated inside an 18th-century building in between Príncipe Real and Bairro Alto in Old Town, WOT New Lisbon is one of the Portuguese Capital’s quirkiest hostels, home to a variety of artsy common areas and a ball pit for adults with 70,000 balls. Besides hand-painted works of art on the walls, the hostel’s interior décor features a mix of modern and vintage touches, including coloured Portuguese tiles, exposed bricks and timber roof beams, and stylish wooden floors.

WOT New Lisbon

One of our favourite communal areas is the enclosed courtyard with outdoor showers and repurposed pallet furnishings. There’s also a pool room, a communal kitchen and chillout area with long tables, and a lounge with a flat-screen TV and comfortable sofas tucked into the wall arches. Throughout the day, the bar area doubles up as a peaceful place to work.

You’ll find plenty of historical landmarks, attractions and museums within five minutes’ walking distance of WOT New Lisbon, including the Academy of Sciences, the Museu de São Roque sacred art museum and the tree-filled Principe Real Garden. The Praça do Comércio is less than a 25-minute walk away.

A dorm bed at WOT New Lisbon usually costs between EUR 30 and 40 per night. Nightly rates for private rooms range from EUR 85 to 200+, though the higher-priced rooms can accommodate four guests and feature ensuite bathrooms.

  • Location: Rua de O Século 150, 1200-437 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Phone: +351 21 347 1506
  • Nearest metro: Restauradores

8. We Love F Tourists – Hostel

Located in the heart of the Baixa (Downtown) neighbourhood with views of the iconic São Jorge Castle, We Love F Tourists is a clean-styled and modern hostel that occupies a 250-year-old building. In addition to two communal areas, We Love F Tourists is home to a delicious café and restaurant – hostels guests are served with a hearty breakfast every morning. If you need more privacy than a dorm bed, you can reserve a private guest room, though you’ll still have to share bathroom facilities (which are spotless).

We Love F Tourists – Hostel

When you want to mingle with locals and fellow travellers, you can socialise in the comfortable lounge near the reception area. Grab a spot in the library if you need a bit of peace and quiet to read a book or catch up on work. You can treat yourself to coffee from the Nespresso machine when you need a boost.

If you like a livelier workplace atmosphere, take your laptop to the Frutaria Café, where menu favourites range from vegetarian lasagnas to cheese and prosciutto boards. From here, the hostel offers guided pub crawls four days a week. Other weekly events include live fado music performances, Sintra tours and communal dinner nights.

Within walking distance of We Love F Tourists are a multitude of Lisbon’s top attractions, including Lisbon Cathedral, St Anthony’s Church and the Lisboa Story Centre. It only takes around eight minutes to walk from the hostel to the busy waterside square of Praça do Comércio. Plus, the Rossio train and metro station is just across the road, making We Love F Tourists an excellent jumping off point for exploring Lisbon and Portugal.

You can usually reserve a bed in a dorm at We Love F Tourist for around EUR 50 per night. We highly recommend choosing a reservation that includes breakfast. Nightly rates for private rooms tend to fall between EUR 125 and 150.

  • Location: R. dos Fanqueiros 267, 1100-230 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Phone: +351 21 887 1327
  • Nearest metro: Rossio

9. Lookout Lisbon! Hostel

Conveniently located in the historic Barrio Alto neighbourhood, Lookout Lisbon! Hostel is situated inside a centuries-old renovated townhouse with a distinctive red façade. The minimalist interior features white and light-coloured walls and light wooden floors, with light wooden bunk beds to match. Style features range from colourful sofas in the communal areas to bikes hanging from the walls in the hallways.

Lookout Lisbon! Hostel

One of the highlights of Lookout Lisbon! is the relaxing and inviting lounge, which offers sprawling views of Lisbon’s Old Town through the balcony doors. Throughout the day, the lounge is a peaceful place in which to work, while it often becomes lively with young partygoers at night. You can also mingle with fellow travellers during the breakfast buffet and over dinner in the communal kitchen.

If you need a quiet spot to work away from the often-crowded lounge, you can simply work while relaxing on your dorm bed, which has a reading lamp as well as USB and power sockets.

Nightly rates for a dorm bed at Lookout Lisbon! Hostel range from EUR 38 to 42, depending on how many beds there are in the dorm. It’s worth reserving your bed as far ahead of time as possible – beds can sell out months in advance at this top-rated hostel.

  • Location: 1st floor LEFT, R. de São Pedro de Alcântara 63 1º Esq, 1250-238 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Phone: +351 21 134 0775
  • Nearest metro: Restauradores

Josh Saunders

Josh Saunders

I've been writing my way through Europe, Asia and Oceania for just over a decade, providing SEO copywriting, editing and content strategy services to travel-industry clients ranging from startups through to Fortune 500 giants. Now, I'm on a mission to connect digital nomads with the world's best destinations for work and leisure.


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