Find with google hotel de Chile in Lisbon. In the heart of the center.We are flying to Lisbon and spending 2 day before taking train to Porto. Where should we stay and is there easy transport from Lisbon to the airport?
Thx for your imput
We also stayed in the private room at the Poets Inn with an amazing view of the Porto Cathedral. Loved this place with its literary vibe and super location.This is from the book I just wrote about walking the Portuguese route in February from Lisbon.
The Poets Inn boasts the best location of any hostel in the city of Lisbon, surrounded by small art galleries, alternative designer décor shops, nightclubs, obscure concert venues, and trendy restaurants where customers can be found chain-smoking at the outside tables. I took the subway from the Lisbon Airport, switching from the red line to the green line and exiting from the metro underground at the Largo do Chiado exit. I walked in the wrong direction for two blocks before asking a Lisbon policeman for directions: he pointed me back in the direction from which I had come, toward A Brasileira, or the “Brazilian Lady Café.” Later, I was to learn that Café A Brasileira was one of the oldest and most famous cafés in Lisbon. A native of Brazil, Adriano Telles opened his shop in 1905 in order to sell “genuine Brazilian coffee,” which was an underappreciated luxury at the time. Telles offered a free cup of strong espresso-like coffee called a “bica” to any customer buying a kilo of ground beans. In time, the café became a nexus for intellectuals, poets, writers, and academics. As I approached the café, I could see the bronzed figure of the famous Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa among the outdoor tables in front of A Brasileira’s iconic façade. The sculpture includes a bronzed table and chair as well as Pessoa sitting in his usual spot where he was known to drink absinthe as he wrote. Both the theater and the school of fine arts (Faculdade de Belas-Artes) are nearby, giving the trendy area a decidedly upbeat, youthful, and bohemian flavor.
The Poets Inn takes up the fourth and fifth floors of the same building that houses Café A Brasileira on the ground floor. There are shared accommodations in small dorm rooms (two, four, and six people to a room) running sixteen to twenty euros. However, on the fourth floor there are pension-style rooms with shared baths where I took a private room for forty euros. I had discovered on my Camino Francés that I could not get a good night’s sleep in a dorm room with other people. At my age, a full night’s sleep is pretty much a requirement after a day of walking twenty kilometers. After checking in, I was given a little tour around the hostel, which had photos and paintings and posters of famous writers hanging everywhere. I liked the literary theme and the feeling that I had just become a member of a club.
So Laurie, that's why we take the airportbus to Rossio allways when we are in Lisbon.If you are going to be staying in central Lisbon for a couple of days, you will want to get on the train to Porto at the Santa Apolonia train station. It is much closer to downtown than the newer (Calatrava designed) Oriente station.
I love the Lisbon metro and use it a lot when I am there, but would never use it from the airport. It is cheap, but it is a very long ride. It makes the most circuituous route possible, 9 stops on the red line, change in Alameda, 5 more stops to Baixa-Chiado. A cab to Chiado (where your hostel is) would cost around 12-15 euros. It is true that taxi drivers at the Lisbon airport have been known to cheat unsuspecting tourists, so I guess you have to be prepared for how you deal with that. It is not infrequent, I have to admit.
I have never taken that bus, here is some info.So Laurie, that's why we take the airportbus to Rossio allways when we are in Lisbon.
Abraço e bom caminho
That is a much less centrally located place. Fine neighborhood but far from things you would want to see. Wonder why they moved?Note the Poets has moved
Same great folk
Lisbon Poets Hostel
R. Heliodoro Salgado 4, 1170-176 Lisboa, Portugal
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