We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

“Can't Be Beat at This Price” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pensao Londres

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Pensao Londres
Ranked #127 of 248 Hotels in Lisbon
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
73 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Can't Be Beat at This Price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

I was looking for a reasonable pensione in a decent part of Lisbon for 3 nights, and did a fair amount of research, and often the same name kept coming up - Pensao Londres. I paid 25 Euros/night for a single room with a small balcony, but a shared bathroom. However, the room had its own sink and bidet, and I never had to wait for the shared bathroom (large, but a bit old and tired). The room had limited cable TV and free wireless internet (there's also a laptop that guest can use free just by the breakfast room). The room rate included a modest breakfast (cereal, coffee, juice, a croissant, a bread roll and some cheese and cold cuts) that never changed. The staff are very friendly, and there is someone at reception 24/7.

Aside from these pleasant benefits, the Pensao Londres is also located in the up-and-coming Bairro Alto area. Literally right across the street, hidden in a laneway, is a hip bar called Lost In, which has a great view of the city. Just a few doors down from the hotel is another hip bar called Bar Chine. Despite the proximity to some nightlife, it is a reasonably quiet area.

Downsides? Well, try NOT to get a room on the second floor, as this is where the reception desk and breakfast room are. As reception is "open" all night, there is a buzzer letting recption know that someone requires entry late at night. Light sleepers may have difficulty sleeping.

The location is quite convenient, but requires going uphill which is tough with luggage. I benefitted from advice given by another reviewer on Trip Advisor regarding the use of the AeroBus (great value) and the funicular vehicle (Elevador da Gloria) using the same ticket.

All in all, the hotel presents great value, but it is a very basic form of accomodation.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor, and try avoid the second floor
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Therichpeasant
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

490 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    134
    264
    67
    14
    11
See reviews for
90
181
84
7
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (49)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Torun, Poland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Pensao Londres is a perfect choice for those who have a very limited budget and want to spend time in Lisbon - the most charming among European capital cities. For 25 EUR for a night I got a lovely room with an amazing view and fairly good breakfast. The location is very good. You can walk from the hotel to almost every spot in Lisbon (apart from Belen) passing by one of the most incredible view spots in the city. It's also easy to get to Pensao Londres from the airport - a good description is to be found on hotel's website. Rooms are nice furnished, but not very big. Shared bathroom can be a problem but I could live happily with that. Generally, I can truly recommend the place to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Agnieszka19810919
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
São Paulo, Brasil
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

This pension is perfectly located, you can visit many sights just walking and is not a noisily place at night. The price is fair and they have room service although being a pension. We stayed in a big room (ensuite) and was lovely.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Tucasan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
oxpress
Level Contributor
55 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

I thought my room was rather charming, with a decent view. The location is perfect for the Biarro Alto. Given the incredibly low price, facilities are understandably a little basic, but perfectly satisfactory. If you are on a tight budget, then a very good option - would stay here again

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank martinbaum46
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

Stayed here for 5 nights with my better half,get the bus from the airport get of at the restaraudos stop then just behind you on your left is the funicular on this you can use your bus ticket which was only 3.50 euros,get of the funicular at the top go to your right and jn 2 mins you will find the hotel on the left.from the moment we arrived we where made very welcome any questions you ask about the city are answered.we where recommended a traditional restaurant by the name of tascardosa...seats about 25,menu all in Portugese but the waiter will translate for you,very good home cooking.if your looking for friendly well located with amazing views hotel at a great price then book now.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank steve19711967
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Zagreb, Croatia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

I had a bit trouble finding the place since it is not marked very visible, so i got to know the neighbourhood :) . Very central oriented, nice rooms but could use a bit cleaning up, nice view from my balcony, poor breakfast, had trouble sleeping since my room was near receptions and people were coming in and out all the time, and the walls are not very thick...but for 30 euro per night good value since in 5 min you are in the city center, and the pensao is in a nice old neighbourhood.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Buda83
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Lisbon hotels
Safira
#170 of 248 in Lisbon
4.0 of 5 bubbles 55 reviews
Residencial O Paradouro
#137 of 248 in Lisbon
4.0 of 5 bubbles 203 reviews
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Pensao Praca da Figueira
Pensao Praca da Figueira
#64 of 248 in Lisbon
4.0 of 5 bubbles 450 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Baixa, Rossio & Restauradores
Flor da Baixa
Flor da Baixa
#158 of 248 in Lisbon
4.0 of 5 bubbles 148 reviews
Hotel Dom Afonso Henriques
#136 of 248 in Lisbon
4.0 of 5 bubbles 406 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Pensao Londres? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pensao Londres

Property: Pensao Londres
Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 53 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon 1250-092, Portugal
Phone Number:
Region: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Bairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodre , Encarnação
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Lisbon
#80 Romantic Hotel in Lisbon
#84 Family Hotel in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pensao Londres 2*
Number of rooms: 39
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline and Travelocity.ca so you can book your Pensao Londres reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Pensao Londres Lisbon
Pensao Londres Hotel Lisbon

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing