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The historic Bairro Alto neighbourhood dates back to the 15th century. The mostly pedestrianized, streets are quiet during the day. But in the evening, restaurants and bars open, giving the area a Bohemian feel. Bairro Alto is also home to Lisbon’s gay bars and clubs.
Neigbouring Chiado is small district between Bairro Alto and Baixa (the city centre) and is full of upmarket shops and boutiques, cafes & theatres.
based on 2293 reviews
Why this hotel? Close to gay scene. Excellent dining. Best seller. Free WiFi.
The Lisbon Carmo is a popular choice with gay travellers. This contemporary hotel goes out of its way to treat guests as individuals and to create a tailor-made stay.
The hotel offers stylish guest rooms with views of the Old Town or the river. Each air-conditioned room has a flat screen TV, free WiFi, minibar and safe. The onsite restaurant, Maria do Carmo, serves excellent food.
Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Excellent value for money. Free WiFi.
If you’re on a tight budget, then we recommend Stay Inn Lisbon, a lovely hostel near the Bairro Alto nightlife, a 10-minute walk from gay bars and just around the block from Trombeta Bath gay sauna.
The hostel features bright, modern décor, with a choice of dormitory or double-bed rooms, all with free WiFi, private or shared bathroom, and some with floor-to-ceiling windows. There is a shared kitchen and communal lounge with TV and comfortable sofas. Free breakfast included.
Why this hotel? Very central. Beautiful décor. Great value. Free WiFi.
The beautiful Teatro B&B is located in the heart of Lisbon, near the cultural Chiado square and a short walk from Bairro Alto where you’ll find plenty of local restaurants and bars that are very gay-friendly.
All 20 guest rooms (on 4 floors) are tastefully decorated with great attention to detail, each featuring air conditioning, free WiFi, iPod dock, TV, minibar and safe.
This great-value B&B has its own bar and lounge, a 24-hour reception, multilingual staff, concierge and airport shuttle service.
Why this hotel? Budget option. Close to Bairro Alto gay scene. Free WiFi.
The very affordable Lisbon Old Town Hostel is located a short walk from all the action in Bairro Alto, so you’re minutes away from Trombeta Bath gay sauna and many restaurants.
The hostel offers 10 dorm rooms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms, free WiFi, a terrace with city views.
The common lounge area features cable TV, movies, music, books and games. A daily breakfast is included, and dinner can be ordered, or you can prepare your own meal in the kitchen.
The heart of the Lisbon and main shopping district. Baixa is known as one of the first and best examples of neoclassical urban planning and architecture. These hotels are close to major sights and within walking distance of the Bairro Alto gay nightlife.
based on 3064 reviews
Why this hotel? Apartment style. Near the metro. Great for sightseeing. Free WiFi.
We love this place! Brown’s Downtown offers stylish apartments in the heart of Lisbon, close to the main shopping areas, the river, tourist sights and Baixa-Chiado metro station.
These large, modern rooms feature comfy beds, a fully equipped kitchenette, flat screen TV and free WiFi, plus Apple iMac computer and iPod dock.
Brown’s central location makes it easy to get around. TR3S Lisboa gay bar and TRUMPS club in Principe Real can be reached in 15 minutes. Trombeta Bath sauna and the gay bars in Bairro Alto are even closer.
Why this hotel? New hotel in Baixa. Large rooms with great views. Free WiFi.
Occupying an 18th century building in the historic Baixa district, My Story Hotel Ouro offers a great base to explore Lisbon.
Guest rooms are in classic earth tones, with nice views of the city and the Tejo River. Each large room features a Smart TV, safe and free WiFi. The Attic Room is our favourite. The hotel has its own bar and a 24-hour reception.
Located in downtown, close to Baixa/Chiado metro station and within walking distance of popular tourist sights, shopping areas and the Bairro Alto gay nightlife.
The 1.6km treelined Avenida da Liberdade boulevard runs north from the city centre to the Marques de Pombal square. The area has a great choice of hotels, cafés and shops, all with easy reach of the nightlife in Bairro Alto.
based on 1370 reviews
Why this hotel? Excellent value Stylish design. Near gay bars. Free WiFi.
The great-value Hotel Gat Rossio is nicely located at the southern end of Avenida da Liberdade near the city centre, next to Rossio train station, and not too far from to the gay bars in Principe Real and Bairro Alto.
The ultra-modern, minimalist-designed rooms feature a comfortable bed, flat screen TV, air conditioning and free WiFi. Breakfast is included in the rates.
based on 1747 reviews
Why this hotel? Fabulous pool & gym. Walk to metro station & gay bars. Free WiFi.
The stylish and modern BessaHotel Liberdade is a 2-minute walk from the nearest metro station and within walking distance to most of the gay scene and the commercial area of Chiado.
The hotel has excellent, modern facilities including a gym, indoor pool, sauna and massage service. There is a chic restaurant and a terrace bar with vertical garden.
Guest rooms have a Bluetooth-integrated sound system, flat screen satellite TV, free WiFi and work desk. Some rooms have a balcony with city views. Room service and reception available 24 hours.
based on 1230 reviews
Why this hotel? Next to metro station. Stylish theme & design. Great for shopping. Free WiFi.
Next to Marquês de Pombal metro station, there are three excellent-value HF Fenix hotels: the HF Lisboa, HF Garden and HF Music. Our favourite is the HF Fenix Music which has a totally cool music-inspired styling.
Each soundproof, air-conditioned room has a Bluetooth sound system, mood lighting, electric blinds, flat screen cable TV, free WiFi, a desk and safe.
The hotel features a nice restaurant and bar, and a rooftop pool with city views from the terrace. The hotel serves an excellent breakfast buffet. Some of Lisbon’s best restaurants, shops and boutiques are within easy walk.
based on 3392 reviews
Why this hotel? Near the gay scene. Great value & facilities. Free WiFi.
One of the larger hotels in this area, close to the famous Marques de Pombal Square. The SANA Lisboa offers great onsite facilities including a gym with a sauna and jacuzzi.
Guest rooms are modern and very comfortable, each featuring free WiFi, TV and air conditioning. Many rooms offer excellent city views.
based on 2782 reviews
Why this hotel? Convenient location. Next to metro. Excellent value. Free WiFi.
One of Lisbon’s best hotels in its class. The HF Fenix has a excellent location on Marquês de Pombal Square, with the metro station just around the corner.
The modern, stylish guest rooms feature comfortable beds, a TV, work desk and free WiFi. Some enjoy views of the neighbouring Eduardo VII Park. The in-house café serves a tasty breakfast.
Why this hotel? Excellent value. Convenient location in Principe Real. Free WiFi.
Excellent budget option. The America Diamonds is a 10-minute walk from Marques de Pombal Square and Eduardo VII Park. The next-door Picoas metro station makes it easy to get around the city.
Each stylishly decorated guest room features a flat screen TV and free WiFi. Some rooms include a hydro-massage bathtub. A tasty breakfast is served in the top-floor dining room with panoramic views.
The gay nightlife in Principe Real can be reached in 15 minutes by walking or via the metro. Gay SaunApolo 56 is just a 5-minutes away.
Why this hotel? Gay guesthouse. Late breakfast. Friendly staff. Free WiFi.
Gay-owned & -managed apartments in a restored 1920’s building in a quiet residential area, a 2-minute walk from the Saldanha subway station (served by both Yellow and Red Lines, 2 stop to Rato (Príncipe Real) or 4 stops to Baixa-Chiado.
Each of the four guest rooms features a flat screen TV, free WiFi, blackout curtains, alarm clock, hairdryer and electronic safe. Breakfast is served until 1pm, so you won’t have to worry about missing out after a late night out.
Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Modern apartments. Good value. Free WiFi.
The Lisbonaire offers a ‘home away from home’ apartment-style rooms in the heart of Lisbon, between Avenida da Liberdade and the lively Bairro Alto nightlife quarter.
Each modern apartment has independent door codes, a fully equipped kitchen, iPod dock, hi-fi system and free WiFi. There is a library room and communal area in the basement.
The nearby Restauradores metro station provides fast connections to the rest of Lisbon, although much of the gay scene can be reached by walking.