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Low cost flat in the middle of 'Lisbon Kasbah'

Bedrooms 2
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom apartment in old Moorish quarter with views over the river and the tow

Quality at low cost in a very picturesque neighbourhood!

Alfama 1 is located in the heart of old Lisbon, very close to the Castle and the Cathedral. It is the 4th and top floor of an old, no lift, narrow stairs building. The views of the town and the river are worth the climb, though!

The recently refurbished kitchen has a generous area and is well equipped, while the bedrooms and the living room (also refurbished) are small, yet comfortable, immaculate and cosy with their wooden ceilings and floors.

Alfama 1 is great quality for the price and perfect for travellers who are looking for an immersion into genuine, old Lisbon daily life.

More Details
Registration Number : 3010/AL

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017


Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The picturesque Alfama quarter is one of the oldest and most genuine districts of Lisbon.

The neighbourhood is as Portuguese as you can get but will remind you of a Kasbah (an inheritance of the Moorish presence in Lisbon, centuries ago), with its narrow streets and alleys full of life, local shops, restaurants, bars and authentic fado houses.


Alfama Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed
  • Natural light in both bedrooms, though very small windows
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
Low cost apartment with quality


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Low cost flat in the middle of 'Lisbon Kasbah'
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews
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Great neighborhood. Great views. You get used to the stairs

  • 4 of 5

Great views. You can get used to the stairs. Great neighborhood. Very nice apt. Needs a corkscrew! I would give 5 stars if the mattresses in both rooms were comfortable and if the bathroom had a more spacious shower and a mat (very slippery inside shower). The water is very slow to go down the drain and fills up the shower floor. But overall we had a great time with the neighbors and in the neighborhood! Everyone is so nice. We felt like locals. I will go back soon. Mario was very nice and accommodating.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Denise, I am glad you had a good time. I never had complaints about the mattresses but I fully understand it is impossible to please every guest when it comes to mattresses and pillows as it is very much a cultural thing. As for the shower it is as shown in the pictures... Looking forward for your next visit, Mario
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Nice flat in great location

  • 4 of 5

This small flat is certainly adequate for a short stay in Lisbon. The location is perfect! The flat was very quiet and comfortable. Two reasons to not give it a "5" -- flat was very cold in February. Small space heaters were available, but only one worked. Also, the stairs would be a challenge for some. However, I would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan, I am glad you enjoyed your stay as it was a pleasure hosting you. I wish you had mentioned the heaters while you were at the flat so that we could solve it. Actually only one of the three heaters was not working. Mario
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good flat in the historic centre of the city

  • 4 of 5

It is absolutely good flat for company or family of 3-4 persons. In winter it was little bit cold - we had to switch on the electric heaters. But I believe in the warm period it is not a problem. The kitchen is equiped enough. Very nice view from the both windows (to the river and to the city). It is not so good that in both bedrooms very small windows, but in general the flat is ok. Anyway staing there you have a chance to have a sensation of local resident of this part of the city.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dmitry, I am glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. Your review is very accurate and I would only add it is great price for the value. Soon again? Mario
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Wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this apartment! It is in an amazing location, right in the heart of the Alfama. Easy walking distance to stores, restaurants, cafes, and tourist sites (like the cathedral and castle). The best part about the location is just being in the Alfama and absorbing the lifestyle here. The apartment itself is clean, bright, and airy. One side has wonderful views of the river and the other side has great views of the Alfama quarter. Just be ready to walk up some steep stairs. Part of the charm!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joe! I am glad you enjoyed immersing in of the oldest and the most genuine quarter of Lisbon. Right, steep stairs, no cable TV, no hi-fi, but great price for a comfortable, clean, 2 bedroom flat with great views. Come back soon! Mario
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séjour de rêve à Lisbonne

  • 5 of 5

nous sommes vraiment enchantés de notre séjour à Lisbonne.

La ville est fabuleuse et les gens vraiment très sympathiques.

L'appartement est idéalement situé, au cœur du quartier de l'Alfama ;

il est très bien équipé, bénéficie de deux vues magnifiques, sur le Tage d'un coté et sur la ville de l'autre.

nous avons été très bien accueillis par Mario.

nous avons déja conseillé cette appartement à des amis et nous y retournerons sans doute.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci bien pour votre commentaire! Très heureux! A la prochaine, Mario
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  • 4 of 5

...kleine, saubere Wohnung mitten in der Alfama, mit allem Notwendigen ausgestattet.

...freundlicher Empfang, hilfsbereite Betreuung

...haben uns zu viert sehr wohl gefühlt

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and kind words Christine. I am glad you enjoyed your time. Mario
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.18 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

2 Pax, temporada alta: 60 euros
2 Pax, temporada baja: 55 euros
Por cada persona más: 20 euros

En el precio están incluidos: limpieza del piso y cambio de toallas y sabanas, cada 7 días.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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