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Pensão Sao João da Praça

2-star2 stars
Rua Sao Joao da Praca, 97-2Lisbon1100-519Portugal

Located steps from Lisbon Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 reward* night!
Great location
Value for money
Best value for money
Delicious food
Amenities are not the best
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From 77 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Pensão Sao João da Praça

from £35
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom (with Sink & Bidet)
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom (Private Shower)
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Suite, Private Bathroom, River View
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom (with Sink & Bidet)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:30 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Microwave in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping

Pensão Sao João da Praça’s small print

Also known as

  • Pensão Sao João da Praça Motel Lisbon
  • Pensão Sao João da Praça Motel
  • Pensão Sao João da Praça Lisbon
  • Pensão Sao João da Praça
  • Pensao Sao Joao Da Praca Hotel Lisbon


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Pensão Sao João da Praça


  • In Baixa
  • Castle of Sao Jorge (14-minute walk)
  • Lisbon Cathedral (2-minute walk)
  • Santa Justa Elevator (12-minute walk)
  • Rossio Square (14-minute walk)
  • Santo Antonio Church (3-minute walk)
  • Fado Museum (5-minute walk)
  • King Jose I Statue (7-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado) 25-min drive
  • Cascais (CAT) 28-min drive
  • Lisbon Santa Apolonia Station 11-min walk
  • Lisbon Santa Apolonia Station 12-min walk
  • Lisbon Rossio Station 16-min walk
  • Terreiro do Paco Station 6-min walk
  • Baixa-Chiado Station 10-min walk
  • Santa Apolonia Station 13-min walk

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 231 reviews

Pensão Sao João da Praça
Beware of the 'not working' card machine...
I have waited several days since return before completing review to let my anger subside. We booked about eight weeks before departure. I was slightly surprised to find just one nights money being taken on my card in advance, but didn't think much more about it.. When we arrived we went to pay the balance and I presented my card. "Oh the machine is not working this afternoon because of the weather, you will have to pay cash". I demurred but it was clear that they would only accept cash, I was even told where the cash machine was. I have a lot of experience of judging people from my career and it was clear to me that this was a scenario played out at every opportunity. It means of course that the hotel avoids the charge they pay on card payments. It also means if like us you budget carefully in terms of Euros bought in advance that you have to pay another currency exchange charge to pay the hotel in cash. I was angry be cause I do not like being taken for a fool. In addition, the manner of the lady working on reception both my wife and I found immensely irritating. If it is cash only then this should advertised in advance. If cards are accepted (there is a cards accepted sign up near reception) then this should honoured even if prices are raised by a few %to cover it.. Location is very good for access to the city but property is old and our room was OK but the bathroom needs upgrading. Also property is above cafes and there is no sign downstairs showing the entrance
Alan, gb4 night trip
Pensão Sao João da Praça
The hotel was in a very convenient place for visiting the old part of Lisbon and the castle
Michael, gb2 night romance trip
Pensão Sao João da Praça
Very Good8.0
Decent hotel
The hotel was what I expected - basic but clean and comfortable. The location is great. The person at reception was lovely and really helpful when I had no lighting in my room. However, I was surprised to find I had to pay a "singles" supplement upon check-in, which was not mentioned at time of booking. Moreover, the hotel did not take credit card nor could it give change, so I ended up paying slightly more than agreed.
A Traveller, gb2 night trip
Pensão Sao João da Praça
A curious mix
Odd place, tired but with personality. Loved the mix of art - bare breasted women and Virgin of Fatima's. Very central to old city and newer parts, opposite the cathedral and very cheap. Great location. This place is not luxury though. Old disused fridge in room, and a bidet! Thin walls - sounds of sweet love-making at 1 am. Dilapidated shared bathrooms, toilet seats that don't stay up when meant to and fall down when not, bits of shower door come off when it opens. Very basic breakfast in room without windows perched on benches, decent bread and coffee (but not much more). Night receptionist had difficulty smiling and clearly had better things to do, day time staff seemed a a little happier. I reckon for the price it's worth a go.
A Traveller, gb2 night trip
Pensão Sao João da Praça
I have booked a few times with you and always been pleased...not this time......A noisy room a loads of stairs to get to the room,. a dismal breakfast in a poky little room with no windows, AND,,, then I find on my way back it is on for half the price I paid. really I am not pleased. I am surprised you have it on your books.
Lena, gb2 night romance trip

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