We're (me&husband) planning a trip to Portugal in end of July.
Our flight to Lisbon arrives about 11pm, so it's quite late to start looking for accommodation.
What may be the reccommendable hotels (hostel, B&B, whatever) nearby the airport and can You reccommend some ok cheap places in city itself? What about taxi prices?
And another question: what's better, bus or train when we plan to head towards Algarve from Lisbon?
All tips are welcome as well and thanx in advance :-)
This is the hotel closses to the airport i could find.
By coincidence I found a lonely planet guidebook of Portugal somewhere in my house, I forget I had one (I recommend you strongly to buy this guide, its the best budget guidebook).
So I can answer all your questions with great pleasure
Budget hotels/hostels near the airport:
There are no budget hostels directly around the airport. But the Lisboa airport is 4 km noth/east of the citycentre. So if you arrive at 11 pm just take a taxi to the citycentre. This should cost you 7,50 euro + 1,50 euro for luggage. Taxi rip-offs are common from the airport to the citycentre so don't pay more. Its recommendable to buy a prepaid taxivoucher from the turismo Lisbao desk in the arrivals terminal (set prices for specific destinations).
You can ask to drive to Pousada da juventude hostel. This is the best option for the first night because this hostel is open(for sure)24 hours a day. Its near Picoas metro at Rua Andrada Corvo 46, easy to find. Costs for a dorm bed is 14,50 euro and doubles with bathroom are 32,50 euro (there are no cooking facilities).
Another (cheaper option) is the casa da juventude hostel at the via de moscavide, near parque das nacoes. costs for a dorm bed is Euro 10,50 and a doubel room with bathroom cost you Euro 25,50. The benefit of this hostel is that there are cooking facilities.
Bus/train from Lisboa to Algarve:
The train from Lisboa to Faro (Algarve) cost you about Euro 10,50 (3,5 hours, departs 3 times a day).
The bus brings you to faro from Lisboa for Euro 12,- (4,5 hours, 7 times a day).
So unless you missed the last train to Faro of the day I would defenitly take the more relaxing train (pretty obvious).
Please buy the lonely planet guidebook of portugal. It makes you happier during the trip. And if possible you should consider bringing a tent. The campsites are much cheaper.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU :-)
I'll definitely get a Lonely Planet Guidebook and we have already booked a decent priced hotel in Lisbon..