Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, 36, Lisbon, Portugal
Doubles from: $49 to $62
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The friendly Pensão Lafonense offers seven basic budget rooms with shared bathrooms on a popular pedestrian street in Baixa.
Rooms have faux-wooden floors and bright (if mismatched) furniture. Two rooms have a sink and shower, while the others share facilities. Rooms facing the street are preferable, as they offer more light. One room has no window at all. (We don't recommend it, although at less than €20 a night, it sure is cheap.)
We'd say this place caters to a younger clientele that doesn't want a hostel bunk but doesn’t need a hotel either. The friendly owner, Jenny, and her brother Ayaz have run the Lafonense since 2003.
Breakfast is not available, although a fridge and microwave are accessible to guests. Reception hours are limited (9 a.m. until 7 p.m.), but guests have a front-door key for off-hours.
(Side note: Don't be deterred by the grim entrance—it's no indicator of the second-floor pension.
Wi-Fi is offered for €.50 per hour.
Reviewed by: Tom Meyers, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Extra Charge
- Guest Kitchen
- No Elevator
- Reception: Limited Hours
- Wi-Fi Connection
- Bathroom: Shared
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, 36
Baixa, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 946 7122
Fax: Same as phone
About the Pensao Lafonense neighborhood
The grid-shaped Baixa neighborhood was completely rebuilt following Lisbon’s an earthquake in 1755. Today the area functions as the city's chief shopping hub. Two large streets, rua Augusta and rua de Santa Justa, are pedestrian-only. Baixa is an easy jumping-off point for seeing the rest of the city. Praça Rossio, sitting at the top of Baixa, is the city's most active square.