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1. Posted by nafoukanec (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hallo travellers,
I am leaving to Portugal in 10 days and planning to travel for 8 days.
Could you help me, how to find the cheapest accomodation there.
I know that it should be "B&B" in portugese way, but I don't know how to find them (signs, how are they named in portugese).

I plan to travel in southern and central Portugal.
Thank s lot.

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Getting a Lonely Planet and looking in the budget section might help you if you took down some addresses. On the day of arrival in Lisbon, I just did some searching around looking for business names mentioning pension (I can't remember the exact Portugese spelling for it), but it is easily recognisable. I then went to a few of the places to get prices and the cheapest I found I went to. Another way would be to go to a site like and then check out on there for the places you'll be going, because often hostelworld has a cheaper price than what you get if you just turn up and if it doesn't, it is the exact same price that you get if you just turn up.

When I arrived for Porto, I booked on hostelworld in advance for a day until I saw if the place was alright or crap and then I just extended my stay.

3. Posted by Annet (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


The places you're looking for are called 'Pensão' or 'Residencial'. There are plenty of them, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding one. And getting a Lonely Planet or a similar guidebook is definitely good advice :)

4. Posted by felizardo (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

AS you know here in POrtugal we don't have too much of B&B, but like they have said you have the "Pensão" and "Residencial" the last ones are a little bit better, and some can reach 70 euros per room in Lisbon or in Oporto. If You planning to go out side of Lisbon, and you should go at least to Sintra, you can look for "Quartos" rooms to rent. Sintra is near lisbon 45 minutes per train, so there is no reason to sleep there. But you find the same rooms rent sign in many other places, specialy in small vilages like Obidos, Nazaré, Évora perhaps.
Have a nice time!!!!!
See you

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Nafoukanec

I think the cheapest accomodation, is in shared dorms, in hostels.
But maybe u want to have a private room?

I dont know what the signs for them look like. But I think u will see them on room booking places, for Portugal, on the internet. U will be able to browse the prices, in advance on these sites and u will also probably be able to book them, in advance, on the internet, if u want.


6. Posted by nafoukanec (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Ok, thanks a lot for your advices!!!!Radovan