As a recent report by The Guardian put it

Lisbon has perhaps the best value accommodation of any European city, from a stylish hostel where you can stay in comfort from just €12 a night to design hotels with roof-top views. (Read more)

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Below, we are only listing some accommodation options in the vicinity of the conference venue. Lisbon offers literally hundreds of options: from big international chain hotels, to more local boutique / design hotels, to family businesses, to hostels. Also, there are many holiday apartments for short-term rent which might be convenient for families, groups of friends, or those who plan to stay longer.

As for the location – if you don’t want to stay close to the university but rather head down-town – make sure you’re not too far from any metro line or public bus 726 (this includes almost anywhere in the down-town Lisbon, which is quite charming).

Recommended locations:

– the Marques de Pombal Square (which actually is a circle): mid-way between the old town and the university, with direct metro connection – there are plenty of hotels there.


Avenida de Liberdade



Two last tips:

Lisbon is quite hilly, so think three-dimensionally (what seems close might be a steep walk)

– around the time of the conference there will be the celebrations of Portugal’s patron saint, Santo Antónioa popular carnival of sorts – so please, at least, don’t book ground-floor rooms in the old town, especially in the old Moorish quarters of Alfama and Mouraria

Hotels can be booked using your regular booking website (such as

Prices: from around € 30 for a private room in a simple hotel (pensão / residencial).

A regular 3/4/5-star hotel will cost you from around €80-100 p. double room / night. Please note that often prices for 4- or 5-star hotels are lower than 3-star – that’s because 3-star is the upper limit for any official public sector accommodation (incl. university guests). Yes, that’s how austerity works in a context of bureaucracy mixed with clever hotel managers.

Hostels can also be booked through or a dedicated website such as or

Prices: from around € 10 for a dormitory bed.

Apartments can be booked through or a dedicated website such as

Prices: From around € 40 for a studio / single bedroom apartment.

Hotels near the University (we simply list them, because they are the nearest, they are not official conference hotels – given the vast range of options we decided not to have any):


Hotel Real Palacio

Rua Tomás Ribeiro 115

1050-228 Lisbon


VIP Grand Lisboa

Av. 5 De Outubro 197

1050-054 Lisbon


Sheraton Lisboa

Rua Latino Coelho 1

1069-025 Lisbon




Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental

Rua Laura Alves 9

1069-169 Lisbon


Turim Iberia Hotel

Av. 5 De Outubro 160

1050-062 Lisbon


Hotel Olisippo Marques de Sa

Avenida Miguel Bombarda 130

1050-167 Lisbon


Real Parque Hotel

Av. Luis Bivar 67

1069-146 Lisbon



SANA Exectuive Hotel

Avenida Conde de Valbom 56

1050-069 Lisboa


SANA Reno Hotel

Av. Duque de Ávila 195-197

1050-082 Lisboa


Hotel Principe Lisboa

Av. Duque de Avila 201

1050-082 Lisbon




Hotel Italia

Av. Visconde Valmor 67

1050-239 Lisbon




Hotel Capital

Avenida Elias Garcia 87

1050-097 Lisbon


Hotel Patria

Avenida Duque De Ávila 42, 4º, 5º E 6º Andar,

1050-083 Lisbon