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12 reasons why everybody is obsessed with Lisbon right now

12 reasons why everybody is obsessed with Lisbon right now

Lisbon, we wish we knew how to quit you. It started with a cheeky city break, nothing serious. We came back with a tan and some of those little custard tarts. Next thing we know we’re spending hours on Instagram stalking #lisbon, and begging our boss to relocate Hostelworld HQ. And it seems we’re not…

A backpacker’s guide to Portugal – a haven for foodies, adventurers and culture vultures

A backpacker’s guide to Portugal – a haven for foodies, adventurers and culture vultures

From tanning on the golden beaches of the Algarve to swimming in lakes in the Serra de Estrela National Park to exploring the cobblestone streets of Lisbon and the canals of Aveiro, Portugal’s got something to suit everyone. Culture nerds, history buffs, explorers and sunseekers will all feel at home when backpacking Portugal. Often overlooked…

A visual guide to the history of azulejo tiles in Portugal

A visual guide to the history of azulejo tiles in Portugal

Tiles are something you probably associate with your kitchen or bathroom but take a walk around Lisbon or Porto and you’ll see that tiles, or “azulejos” as they are called in Portugal, are works of art, turning dull apartment blocks into outdoor galleries. In fact, “azulejaria”, the art of tiles, tells us a lot about…

The best restaurants in Lisbon to eat like a local

The best restaurants in Lisbon to eat like a local

Portugal’s capital lives up to its reputation as an ‘it’ place in Europe, with elegant Pombaline architecture, more historical attractions than you can poke a stick at, and a magical glow come sundown. Oh yeah and food – it has mighty fine food. Whether you want to save or splurge (because let’s face it, if…

10 Best Places To Visit In Portugal If You’re Young And Broke

10 Best Places To Visit In Portugal If You’re Young And Broke

Oh HELLO land of stunning beaches, fairy-tale castles, buzzing cities and devilish little custard tarts! Portugal is an absolute gem of a country, a vibrant mix of old and new. If you’re broke AF, but still want to hit up Europe this summer, then Portugal has everything you need. Not only is the food incredible and…

Where to stay in Lisbon: a local’s guide to the coolest neighbourhoods

Where to stay in Lisbon: a local’s guide to the coolest neighbourhoods

When I first visited Lisbon almost three years ago, the city still felt relatively under the radar. And even though its popularity has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few years, when you wander through the maze of streets in neighbourhoods like the Alfama and Graça, it stills feels like there is so much…

Superb day trips from Lisbon you can reach in 3 hours

Superb day trips from Lisbon you can reach in 3 hours

The Portuguese capital of Lisbon is clearly going through a Renaissance of late and everywhere you turn, people are falling in love with the city. It appears on many ‘must-visit’ lists for good reasons: affordable, packed with culture and just plain fun, there’s always something to do in Lisbon. But one of the city’s greatest…

The Best Hostels in Lisbon: A Mecca for Luxury Hostel Worshippers

The Best Hostels in Lisbon: A Mecca for Luxury Hostel Worshippers

How to find the best hostels in Lisbon for your trip Want to find the best hostels in Lisbon? We’ve put together a list of the best places to stay in the city where you can explore and soak up the Portuguese sun. Whether you’re looking for a social atmosphere with lots of solo travellers,…

How to get off the beaten track in Lisbon – parkour style!

How to get off the beaten track in Lisbon – parkour style!

As you know, we’re totally obsessed with Lisbon here at Hostelworld HQ. But did you know that the city is also a parkour lover’s dream? We asked free-runner Luis Alkmim, the superhero behind our hair-raising Lisbon video, to share some of his secrets on how to get a unique perspective on Lisbon… Find a local…

48 Hours in Lisbon

48 Hours in Lisbon

Seven hills and a thousand surprises, Lisbon is cosmopolitan and decadent, charming and romantic, full of fun and flavour. 48 hours is not long, but it’s enough to get a taste of the capital city of Portugal. Grab your camera and some comfy shoes. The countdown starts here. We have a city to explore. DAY…

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