Why should you stay here?

  • "The warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere rubs off on all of the guests - creating one big family."

    Jack Black
    Nick, July 2014
  • "More a safe haven than your average hostel"

    Jack Black
    Anouk, September 2014
  • "The best thing about Lookout Lisbon has to be the staff."

    Jack Black
    Jonny, May 2014
  • “They really do look out for you in Lisbon”
    Jack Black
    Robert J, March 2015
  • “The whole vibe of Lookout feels like coming home to stylish hipster cooperative housing rather than a hostel”
    Jack Black
    Skymning, September 2016
  • “I also loved the breakfast, which is served at one long table so it feels a bit like eating with a big international family.”
    Jack Black
    Amrz89, February 2017

facilities and services

  • 24h reception
  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 11:30am
  • Free left luggage
  • Common room
  • Code access to dorms
  • Big lockers in dorms with own keys
  • High-quality bunks and mattresses
  • Soft bed linen included
  • Reading lamps and power sockets next to bed
  • Free breakfast buffet
  • Kitchen
  • Free cold water
  • Complementary tea and coffee
  • Washing machine
  • Free wifi in common areas and rooms
  • Free internet access
  • Printing
  • Free maps and tips
  • Guide books to borrow
  • New shower facilities (male / female)
  • Free shower gel
  • Hairdryer
  • Fluffy towels for hiring
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle tours
  • City / Street art walking tours
  • Free Flea Market walking tour
  • 4x4 tours
  • Weekly events

around us

Location, location, location!!

We're in the heart of Lisbon, in a bustling and bohemian neighbourhood which is more than 500 years old.

Within 5 minutes, you can reach: the best burger in town, Bairro Alto bars, the botanical garden, all-you-can-eat sushi, the 28 tram, hundreds of Pastéis de Nata, a cute little vintage market, chicken with piri-piri, Restauradores metro station, lots of groceries and supermarkets, dozens of cheap and high quality restaurants, Príncipe Real hipster shops and cafés, the best ice-cream in the world, and last but not least, the most beautiful view of Lisbon!!

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What can you do with us?

Walking Tours

  • What better way to get to know the nooks and crannies of Lisbon than by exploring it on foot while making friends at the same time?
    Everyday at 10:30h.

Surf Lessons

  • Dig your toes into the sand and get ready to get wet! A certified instructor will pick you up at the hostel and teach you the ABC's of surfing during a 2-hour lesson (equipment included) plus free time to practice in an unforgettable setting.
    Book at reception.

Sintra Tour

  • Join The Wanderers Tours on an epic ride along the coast and into a magical forest. Visit Cascais, Cabo da Roca and the picturesque village of Sintra and feast on some amazing typical cakes and sweets.
    Book at reception.

Bicycle Ride

  • We know Lisbon is not exactly the ideal city to cycle in, yet, we love it. Pedal along with us on this riverside expedition and check out some amazing spots and artwork.

Free drinks

  • Sangria, mulled wine and "amêndoa amarga". Why not enjoy life and celebrate your holidays by joining new friends and tasting these delicious drinks, for free??


  • Wanna get a taste of the real portuguese gastronomy? Our own Eddie will present you some delicious tradicional treats, accompanied by unlimited wine.

Beach Day Out

  • Summer means it's time to relax and recharge your batteries, so put on your swimsuit and join us on a legendary beach day out. We'll take you to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Lisbon region with snacks and drinks to accompany this amazing excursion!

Pub Crawl

  • Funky Monkey Pub Crawl! We'll take you to three bars in Bairro Alto and you'll get VIP entrance to a great club at the end of the night (cover charge included).
    Every night at 23:00h.

Special Offers

Lookout Lisbon! offers cosy, friendly backpacker accommodation in the centre of Lisbon all year round. And with our special offers, staying with us is even cheaper!

early bird

  • Stay 5 nights and get a 10% discount.
  • Valid for email bookings only and stays between 01/11/19 and 28/02/20.
    Not possible to combine with other offers.

free bike

  • Stay 5 nights and take one of our bikes for a ride around town for FREE.
  • Valid for 1 day and email bookings only. Not possible to combine with other offers.

Who's who?


Sander enjoys meeting new people. He's travelled for the past year and he's now set in Lisbon before starting university.


A fan of the outdoors and a culture lover, Cláudia is originally from Porto but has lived abroad for several years. She is a teacher but also enjoys learning as much as she can.


Alice is a social media student. Born in Rio, Brazil, she has lived in Portugal for most of her life and is planning to take a masters degree abroad. She has travelled quite a bit and loves getting to know different people and places. She can't live without her dog, sun and chocolate.


Elaine is an academic. She has a bachelors in History and moved to Lisbon to get another one in Philosophy. She also loves to paint, travel as much as possible and get to know new cultures.

Latest From the Blog

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Beach guide

The coast of Portugal is famous for its beaches and Lisbon has a few that we'd love to tell you about.

Off the beaten Path

In this post, Claudia explains why Campo de Ourique is her favourite neighbourhood in Lisbon.

How to find us

Please contact us if you need any information or are looking to book a bed.

  • Address: Rua São Pedro de Alcântara, 63 - 1º Esq. Lisboa
  • Phone: +351 211 340 775
  • Email: lookoutlisbon@gmail.com

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