The Best Cheap Hotels in Portugal

Budget-Friendly and Affordable Places to Stay in Portugal

Sintra, Portugal Sintra, Portugal

Planning a trip to Portugal? There's something for everyone to enjoy here. But does Portugal have cheap hotel rooms? Yes it does, and that's not a problem, because we have analyzed the best affordable hotels in Portugal based on price, amenities, location, activities, and guest ratings. And we did all of this so that we could find Portugal's best deals, bargains, and cheap hotels and motels with low prices that offer more than just a bed to sleep on. Whether your an experienced traveler or new to the area, here's how to find cheap rooms in Portugal. As you'll see, you don't have to give up luxuries or comforts to save some money for accommodation, as plenty of these hotels offer nice features and great amenities without breaking the bank. Even a cheap motel might have something nice to offer if you know where to look. After all, saving money on a hotel leaves more room for activities, sightseeing, shopping, and dining out, too. When looking for a bargain hotel, you're probably interested in nice features such as a pool, parking, extra space, free breakfast, and more. Many of these budget-friendly hotels offer these amenities and plenty more, so read on to find out where to stay on a budget in Portugal and how much the best deals actually cost. So here they are, the best low-cost hotels in Portugal so you can sleep cheap!

Fairly affordable by European standards, budget travelers will find plenty of opportunities here to explore the cities and countryside without breaking the bank. Hostels and budget-friendly hotels can be found in the major cities, at the beaches, and in smaller towns. Lisbon and Porto offer plenty of low cost attractions, affordable street food, and cheap transit. The national transportation system makes getting around easy and affordable, too. While some of the attractions have high entry fees, and some of the beach areas have expensive resorts, plenty of alternatives are available if certain spots are beyond your budget.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Sunset Destination Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
Hostel with prices starting at $11 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Low Cost Hotel
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool

Located at Praca do Duque de Terceira, Sunset Destination Hostel has great rooms from $11 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, a restaurant, a bar, and laundry services. It has a terrific 8.70 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, budget travelers will especially love evening entertainment, laundry facilities, bicycle rental, family rooms, and a tour desk at this affordable hotel. The swimming pool is fantastic and lots of fun, too. The price of this hotel is less than average for budget hotels, which makes it a great value.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned


Rivoli Cinema Hostel

Porto, Portugal
Hostel with prices starting at $15 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Very Affordable Hotel
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Pool

A great place to stay is Rivoli Cinema Hostel which has nice rooms starting at $15. Offering a pool, a bar, parking, a kid-friendly buffet, and a free breakfast, it also has a great guest rating of 9.10 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Rua Dr. Magalhaes Lemos, 83. This relaxing hotel is also nice because it offers city views, laundry facilities, bicycle rental, a tour desk, and air-conditioning which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. It's also less than the average price for budget hotels, so it's a great value.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Parking
  • Free breakfast
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Bicycle rental
  • Air-conditioned
  • Family-Friendly


Lisbon Destination Hostel

Lisbon, Portugal
Hostel with prices starting at $15 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Terrific Cheap Hotel
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 2-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

We found Lisbon Destination Hostel to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $15. We loved that is has snorkeling, a bar, rooms with kitchens, laundry services, and city views, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Largo do Duque de Cadaval 17. You'll also find a game room, a pool table, evening entertainment, table tennis, and car rentals which travelers will love. And this comfortable hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Don't forget that there's a kitchen in the room to cook your meals, too. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for budget hotels.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family-Friendly


Aquashow Park Hotel

Quarteira, Portugal
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $49 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Nice Budget Stay
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool
  • Heated pool

With terrific rooms from $49, Aquashow Park Hotel, at Semino Estrada Nacional 396 provides an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Its terrific guest rating is 8.60 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Budget travelers will really like this budget-friendly hotel which also offers a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, hiking, child care, and laundry services. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. The room service is especially nice after a long day. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for budget hotels.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Air-conditioned
  • Playground
  • Family-Friendly


Pestana Alvor Park Hotel Apartamento

Portimao, Portugal
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $43 (before taxes) - See All Prices
One of the Best Deals in Portugal
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool

Pestana Alvor Park Hotel Apartamento has a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, a water park, a restaurant, and a fitness center. The great rooms here start at $43 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Quinta Do Ribeiro 1. Furthermore, it also offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, rooms with kitchenettes, and laundry services, which is nice for visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this low-cost hotel is a terrific choice. The water slides are especially fun! We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for budget hotels.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Alegre Hotel

Luso, Portugal
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $41 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Fantastic Bargain in Portugal
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Outdoor pool

The great guest rating of Alegre Hotel is 8.60 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a bar. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $41, and it's located at Rua Eng. Ernesto Navarro, nº2. We also love the hiking, mountain views, child care, laundry services, and city views which are great for travelers. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. The restaurant serves delicious food, too. The price of this hotel is less than average for budget hotels, which makes it a great value.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Child pool
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Family-Friendly


Hotel Euro Moniz

Porto Moniz, Portugal
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $48 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Values in Portugal
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Heated pool

A cool place is Hotel Euro Moniz because it has great rooms that start at $48. It has room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, a bar, and a kid-friendly buffet, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Vila de Porto Moniz. Only a short distance from the city center, budget travelers will especially love breakfast, hiking, mountain views, laundry services, and a free breakfast at this affordable hotel. The heated pool is comfortable, relaxing, and fun for everyone. It's also less than the average price for budget hotels, so it's a great value.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Free breakfast
  • Indoor pool
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Beach
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator


Eira do Serrado - Hotel & Spa

Camara de Lobos, Portugal
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $64 (before taxes) - See All Prices
One of the Best Inexpensive Hotels in Portugal
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Heated pool

Eira do Serrado - Hotel & Spa offers room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and breakfast which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $64 (before taxes). It's located at Eira do Serrado and has earned a guest rating of 8.90/10. This relaxing hotel is also nice because it offers hiking, mountain views, child care, laundry services, and a free breakfast which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. You'll love relaxing in the hot tub at the end of the day, too. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for budget hotels.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Free breakfast
  • Indoor pool
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Beach
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator


Hotel da Estrela - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Lisbon, Portugal
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $30 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Low Cost Hotel
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Family-Friendly

Located at Rua Saraiva de Carvalho 35, Hotel da Estrela - Small Luxury Hotels of the World has great rooms from $30 (before taxes). It offers room service, a restaurant, a bar, parking, and child care. It has a terrific 8.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find laundry services, laundry facilities, family rooms, a multi-lingual staff, and air-conditioning which travelers will love. And this comfortable hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for budget hotels.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Family-Friendly


Hotel Belavista Da Luz Lagos

Lagos, Portugal
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $63 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Very Affordable Hotel
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Pool

A great place to stay is Hotel Belavista Da Luz Lagos which has nice rooms starting at $63. Offering a pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also has a great guest rating of 8.20 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Praia Da Luz. Budget travelers will really like this budget-friendly hotel which also offers breakfast, outdoor tennis, child care, laundry services, and golf. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for budget hotels.

Budget Hotel Amenities
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Beach
  • Budget
More Great Amenities
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground


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Is it expensive to spend the night in Portugal?

Portugal Average Budget Hotel Price
$122

After analyzing 342 budget hotels in Portugal, we found the average budget hotel price to be a remarkably economical $122. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic budget accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Portugal.

The average prices of our suggested budget hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $205
  • 4-star hotels: $111
  • 3-star hotels: $92
  • 2-star hotels: $85


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