Our Guide to Accommodation

Finding a place to rent in can be tough. Landlords, more than savvy to the popularity of their city among expats and exchange students, have begun raising prices to very inaccessible prices, and it is a real issue locally. As a point of principle, you should avoid paying anything over €300-400 a month: this ensures you do your bit to keep prices fair for locals!

Universal resources for accommodation in Portugal

Accommodation in Porto

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Finding a place to stay in Porto is made significantly easier by its small size. Bonfim, Santo Ildefonso, Boavista, Cedofeita and Lapa are probably the most central and trendy parts of town. However, worry not. You can cross the bulk of the city in 40 minutes by foot and transport is cheap and simple. With this in mind, the options become far more varied. You could live by the beach around Matosinhos or take a gamble and cross the river for a very traditional experience in Gaia.

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Accommodation in Lisbon

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Principe Real around the Rato metro station is an upmarket and very lovely area. Saldanha/São Sebastião are both located in a quite businessy district but have wonderful transport links and are located to one of the real gems of the city, the Gulbenkian, which isn’t a bad park to have nearby. Penha de França is a good option if you want something off the so-called beaten track, whilst the strip from Arroios down to the highly trendy and happening Anjos and finally Intendente is perfect for those looking for something in the heart of the action.

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