by Paul Stafford  |  Published May 18, 2017

A decade ago Lisbon seemed a slightly leftfield, quirky destination. Today it is perhaps one of Europe’s biggest destinations for backpackers and creatives. People come from all over to witness the magnificent tiles, wander the labyrinthine alleyways of Alfama and gaze out over the Atlantic Ocean with a pastel de nata and an espresso.

Thanks to the upsurge in popularity, there are now more than one hundred hostels in Lisbon. The number seems to grow every year. More remarkably, so many of them are of an excellent quality. Lisbon really is one of the best cities in the world to be a budget traveller. Here are some of the very finest hostels in Lisbon based on considerations such as price, cleanliness, amenities and location.

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