I was very “on the fence” about visiting Lisbon. I knew nothing about Lisbon other than it was the capital of Portugal and it showed incredibly on my first day when I tried to walk to the Atlantic Ocean.
My stay in Lisbon was sponsored by Equity Point Lisboa and I literally, cannot say a bad thing about this hostel. Before I dive into the pictures, let me tell you about the Equity Point. It’s situated on one of Lisbon’s famous hills, is literally a 3 minute walk from the metro, is in the centre of town, is about 5 minutes from Starbucks (where, coffee is MUCH cheaper than in America AND you get a 50% off coupon for the next day’s visit). The staff of the hostel were amazing. Everyone spoke fluent English, I was helped with my luggage and given a tour of the hostel.
Seeing that it was the low-season, there were not a lot of guests which meant that I had a room all to myself! My bed was very comfortable and my pillows felt like they were made of down (?). This was also, by far, the cleanest hostel I’ve ever been in.
Lisbon itself is absolutely breathtaking. Despite the numerous bad experiences I had (almost being pick-pocketed, babysitting an abandoned child, walking up the wrong, incredibly steep hill for an hour, possible food poisoning at a questionable restaurant), it is my favourite city so far. If I could find some way to live in Lisbon forever, I would.
What did I enjoy the most?
Vanessa Grillone says
I’ve been planning out my European adventure (2014) and all of your posts are really helping me out! I never thought of checking out Lisbon, even though my mom is from Portugal! Great post!
The sights. Lisbon is an excellent city to be in, even with all the uneven sidewalks and sloping streets.
I forgot to mention that you should try and take a train to Belem or Cascais, and walk around the beachfront, and eat the best natas in the world.