10 of the Best Lisbon Airbnbs: The Most Beautiful Airbnb Apartments in Lisbon 2021

A curated list of the best Lisbon Airbnb listings in 2021. Each of these 10 Lisbon Airbnb apartments is highly rated, well-located and possesses a design and ambience that makes it stand out from the rather saturated crowd.

I have selected a range of Airbnb accommodation options to suit the needs and preferences of all. Whether you’re looking for river views in the centre of the action, a clean and tidy space where you can relax or a stunning rural spot with a pool – there is sure to be something for you on this list.

Using Airbnb in Lisbon is the ideal way of venturing beyond the obvious tourist areas and properly immersing yourself in the city’s culture. All of the Airbnb apartments on this list have been chosen for their aesthetic beauty as well as their uniquely Portuguese feel, making them all perfect for experiencing the traditional side of Lisbon.

It might be as simple as the sound of Fado streaming in from the vibrant bar next door, the smell of just-baked Pasteis de Nata wafting in from the bakery below, or a glimpse of the beautiful Portuguese tiles (azulejos) from out of the kitchen window.

This list of the most beautiful Airbnb apartments in Lisbon has something to offer every traveller. From compact apartments for couples, right through to contemporary family-sized beach houses and a few unique ones thrown in there.

Where to Stay in Lisbon

With so many neighbourhoods to choose from, deciding where to stay in Lisbon can be quite the challenge. Some of the most important things to consider when choosing your Lisbon Airbnb location are accessibility and proximity to public transport. Lisbon is a fairly hilly city so you want to make sure your Airbnb apartment isn’t on top of a hill if you don’t have the means of getting up there. However, Lisbon is a super easy city to get around thanks to its reliable underground metro service and the famous trams. As long as you have good access to public transport, you are never far away from where you need to be, no matter where you choose to stay.

Here is a list of some of the best and slightly less touristy neighbourhoods for you to consider when choosing your Airbnb location:

Chiado

If you want to be right in the centre of the action then Chiado is one of the best neighbourhoods in Lisbon to stay. As the historic heart of Lisbon, Chiado is central to many of the must-see attractions and the best selection of restaurants and bars. If you base your stay in this neighbourhood but want to venture further then there are plenty of metro stations and tram lines within walking distance of wherever you might be.

Alfama

Featuring a maze of cobble-stoned streets and elegant apartment buildings, Alfama is Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhood. You will get a sense of a strong community vibe here, which makes it a really lovely place to stay. However, transport connections can be a little more limited here which means that you’re always a little walk from the nearest metro station.

Anjos & Mouraria

Situated north of Alfama, Anjos and Mouraria (the Moorish Quarter) are ‘alternative neighbourhoods‘ with a very multicultural and hip vibe. They are both filled with plenty of trendy cafes and eye-catching street art. You should note that the feel of these neighbourhoods is a bit more gritty and less polished than downtown Lisbon, but if that’s the vibe you’re after then both these areas have a very cool atmosphere.

10 Incredible Airbnbs in Lisbon

These Airbnbs in Lisbon are all stunningly decorated, well-located and highly-rated by previous guests who have stayed in them. Each one of these Lisbon Airbnb apartments encapsulates the true spirit of Lisbon, allowing them to offer an enriching stay in Portugal’s capital city.

Best Light & Airy Lisbon Airbnb

O Sotao Apartment

  • Location: Central Lisbon
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Guest Rating: 4.98
  • Price: From £51/night

If natural light and cosy vibes are your thing then this charming top-floor, one bedroom Airbnb apartment is right up your street. This apartment combines traditional Portuguese elements with a contemporary design. It is a space that screams cosy and comfortable while maintaining a minimalist, rustic and laid-back vibe. Suited to couples on a romantic getaway, digital nomads working from home, businesses travellers or anyone else who is looking for a calm, tranquil location to base their stay in Lisbon.

This bright and airy Lisbon apartment is located in central Lisbon, just a five-minute walk from Largo do Intendente, an area known for its food, drinks and music. Other nearby areas include Casa Independente, Cervejaria Ramiro and A Vida Portuguesa.

This newly renovated apartment is located on a quiet street, on the third floor of an industrial style building. You will have to climb some fairly steep stairs, which are characteristic of Lisbon, to reach this glowing Airbnb. Immersed right in the centre of the city, you will catch glimpses of neighbourhood day-to-day life out of the front and back windows. Despite the lively neighbourhood spirit, this apartment is an incredibly peaceful spot to relax after a day exploring the capital. With no traffic noise, you can come home to this quiet refuge and chill out in the natural light that teams through the large windows.

Ideally situated for getting around the city, you will have plenty of options for transport. There are two great public transport services nearby, with the Intendente metro station close by and plenty of bus lines. However, walking might be the easiest way of getting around the city from this apartment. In just 20 minutes, you can walk to the lively neighbourhoods of Baixa, Principe Real, Graca or Alfama. Beware that you might have a few steep hills to climb on your way though – so make sure you treat yourself to a Pasteis de Nata at the other end.

O Sotao Photo Credits: Airbnb

Best Art Deco Lisbon Airbnb

Stylish Apartment with River View

  • Location: Alfama
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Guest Rating: 4.88
  • Price: From £66/night

A beautiful newly refurbished, one bedroom duplex apartment with views of the river and across the entire city. This charming apartment is very characterful thanks to its modern design coupled with the traditional Lisboan architecture, including rustic wooden floors and intricate Portuguese tiles. This stylish art deco dulpex Airbnb offers a modern haven with thoughtful traditional details that provide that classic Portuguese touch!

Perfectly located in the heart of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhood, Alfama, you can relax while taking in the views of the breathtaking Tagus river and iconic city roofs. Just steps away from Sao Vicente Church, one of Lisbon’s most popular visitor attractions, this Airbnb apartment acts as an excellent base to explore the city. Ideal for anyone who enjoys sightseeing, this Airbnb accommodation is in walking distance from all of the main tourist attractions and allows you to really get the authentic Lisbon experience.

Stylish Apartment with River View Photo credits: Airbnb

Best Minimalist Lisbon Airbnb

Alfama Light Apartment

  • Location: Alfama
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Guest Rating: 4.92
  • Price: From £38/night

A bright and fresh apartment, ideal for two travellers. Featuring sharp edges and smart, modern designs, this minimalist apartment is simple but effective. Offering all the essentials, the lack of clutter makes this airy Airbnb the perfect place to relax after a day sightseeing in Lisbon. Combining classic Scandi styling with some subtle traditional Lisboan elements, this apartment provides a peaceful setting to base your Portuguese travels.

This spacious apartment is located right at the heart of the historic neighbourhood of Alfama, allowing you to experience Lisbon from a true local’s perspective. Ideally situated for getting lost in Alfama’s narrow alleyways and making the most of its picturesque streets. This flat is placed just a couple of hundred metres from the River Tejo and neighbouring the must-visit Fado Museum, as well as being surrounded by brilliant authentic restaurants, cafes, fresh fruit and veg markets, pharmacies and supermarkets – everything you need is within a stone’s throw away!

Alfama Light Photo credits: Airbnb

Best Fancy Lisbon Airbnb

Apartment Near the Iconic Square

  • Location: Aurea Square, Chiado
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Guest Rating: 4.95
  • Price: From £52/night

This characteristic Lisbon apartment features huge windows, filling the living room with natural light and providing stunning views across Lisbon iconic rooftops. A well-equipped kitchen makes this Airbnb perfect for self-catering. Styled with lavish details, this fancy apartment in Lisbon is the height of luxury when it comes to choosing where to base your stay.

Located in one of the city’s premier residential districts, Aurea Square, this luxury Lisbon apartment is right next to vibrant Chiado. Housed in a historical grade 1 listed apartment building, this characteristically Portuguese apartment proudly exhibits original architectural elements to create a truly unforgettable authentic Lisbon stay.

This exclusive Lisbon apartment is the ideal base to see the city from. The centre of Chiado is just a five minute walk away, including the subway station where you can easily travel to other neighbouring areas of the city. Lisbon International Airport is also located close by, just a half an hour drive away.

Apartment Near Lisbon Square Photo credits: Airbnb

Best Lisbon Airbnb for Eco-Lovers

Homenest Belem Ecostay

  • Location: Ajuda
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Guest Rating: 4.93
  • Price: From £33/night

A true eco-paradise! Bright and spacious, this ecostay Airbnb is perfect for couples or small families. The contemporary styling of this apartment is combined with botanical elements to make this eco-apartment feel completely unique and fresh. The huge windows open wide to let in the Lisbon air and provide stunning street views. A very calming environment, this Lisbon eco-stay provides the ideal setting for anyone who enjoys bringing the outdoors in.

Ideally situated in the characteristic neighbourhood of Ajuda, this light and airy apartment is surrounded by historic monuments and gardens, right next to the Presidential Palace. Perfect for those who like the peace and quiet, this flat is located far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Lisbon.

Homenest Belem Photo credits: Airbnb

Best Boho Lisbon Airbnb

The River View Apartment

  • Location: Santos
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Guest Rating: 4.94
  • Price: From £27/night

A uniquely styled apartment with a beautiful view over the river and over the roofs of the city. This Lisbon duplex apartment is situated on the top floor of a characteristically old building. With a calming bohemian vibe running throughout this apartment, it makes the perfect stay for anyone looking for somewhere to chill out after a day roaming the streets of Lisbon.

This boho apartment is located in one of Lisbon’s most charismatic neighbourhoods. Santos is full of life, recently becoming a meeting spot for artists and designers and gaining the new label of ‘Santos Design District’. The flat is situated down a small street which is typical of the Santos neighbourhood, providing guests with a truly local experience. Santos is also an area filled with traditional taverns and typical restaurants serving delicious local cuisine.

Just a short two minute walk away from the apartment, you will reach the main street in Santos where you can find several bus stops as well as the traditional tram.

The River View Apartment Photo credits: Airbnb

Best Dark & Mysterious Lisbon Airbnb

Loft de Luxo

  • Location: Alfama
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Guest Rating: 5
  • Price: From £74/night

Modern and sophisticated, this Lisbon apartment is perfect for the classy travellers among us. Featuring a golden glass ceiling and a relatively spacious balcony overlooking the Tagus River. With industrial styling, this cool and contemporary apartment in Lisbon is ideal for sitting back with a glass of wine (or two) on a warm Portuguese evening. The well-equipped American-style kitchen is perfect for self-catering and serving up some tasty dishes around the 8-seater dining table.

Situated in Alfama, one of Lisbon’s oldest areas, the Airbnb apartment is surrounded by steep, narrow streets, traditional craft shops and trendy cafes. On an evening, you can enjoy the sound of Fado music coming from the streets below. Thankfully there is a lift to take you right up to this flat – otherwise be prepared to climb the seemingly endless set of stairs.

Loft de Luxo em Amalfa Photo credits: Airbnb

Best Lisbon Airbnb with a Pool

Paradise Sunset Beach House

  • Location: Ericeira
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Guest Rating: 5
  • Price: £273/night

A stylishly modern Lisbon villa with a private salt water pool and stunning views over the sea and of magnificent evening sunsets. Equipped with everything you could possible need to have a fun-filled family holiday, you can spend your evenings relaxing by the pool or joking around in the games room which includes a snooker table and bar. This luxury villa in Lisbon even has a gym so you can get in a workout while you’re there – or just relax on the sunbeds.

Idyllically situated 150 metres from the ocean, in a very quiet and peaceful area, this Lisbon villa is perfect for large families or groups of guests. This spacious Airbnb villa is situated just a five minute drive from Ericeira, a mecca for surfers and much quieter than busy and bustling Lisbon centre. Also, located right next to Ribeira d’Ilhas Beach, if waves aren’t your thing, then you can chill out laying on the soft white sand and soaking in the Lisbon sun.

Paradise Sunset Beach House Photo credits: Airbnb

Best Lisbon Airbnb with a Balcony

Loft in Heritage Building

  • Location: Chiado
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Guest Rating: 4.87
  • Price: £114/night

The ideal Airbnb apartment to reminisce on Lisbon’s traditional past while making the most of its modern luxuries. Housed in an old, historic building, constructed nearly 400 years ago, this top floor apartment features the contrasts of original brick with warm wood textures, clean white surfaces and trendy, chic decor. Featuring a well-sized balcony that looks over the iconic city roofs, it is the ideal retreat to relax after a busy day seeing the sites of Lisbon.

This Lisbon apartment is located in the Chiado neighbourhood, one of the most vibrant and lively in Lisbon. Home to a whole host of excellent nightlife options, restaurants and bars in the district of Bairro Alto nearby. Ideally situated to fully take advantage of Lisbon’s public transport, the iconic Tram 28 passes just in front of the building, while the nearest metro stop is just 350 metres away.

Loft in Heritage Building Photo credits: Airbnb

Best Lisbon Airbnb Cottage

Casa Sacoto Cottage

  • Location: Carmoes
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Guest Rating: 5
  • Price: From £277/night

Casa Sacoto Cottage comprises the main house as well as two smaller studios right next to it. Astonishingly well decorated, this Airbnb Lisbon cottage combines clean white surfaces with rustic wooden touches. The perfect balance between old and new, this countryside cottage stay is ideal for those who are looking for a peaceful retreat that isn’t too far from the action. A tranquil setting, this Lisbon cottage is a truly exceptional place to stay. In the elegant landscaped gardens you will find a well-sized swimming pool, sun terrace, a pond and decorative fountain, and a barbecue and fire pit.

As well as being a housed in a breathtakingly stunning building, this cottage is situated in an idyllic destination that can’t be beaten for stillness and beauty. Situated 40 minutes from the centre of Lisbon and inserted along the Lisbon wine route, Sacoto possesses mind-blowing rural landscapes, with tiny villages dotting the view.

Within Sacoto, this beautiful rural cottage is situated close by to the village of Carmeos, an agricultural village known for its various Quintas and Casais. This area is rich in traditions that have been lovingly preserved by its inhabitants.

Casa Sacoto Photo credits: Airbnb

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