welcome to Lisbon - private room

Apartment - Private room · Rua Sol a Chelas, Lisbon, Lisbon 1900, Portugal

I'm renting a bedroom but letting my guests feel free to use the rest of the house (kitchen, living room and bathroom). You will be sharing the house with me and my two cats (Twinkie and Indie).

Your host, Mónica
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I'm renting a bedroom but letting my guests feel free to use the rest of the house (kitchen, living room and bathroom). You will be sharing the house with me and my two cats (Twinkie and Indie).

The Space

I'm renting a bedroom but letting my guests feel free to use the rest of the house (kitchen, living room and bathroom). You will be sharing the house with me and my two cats (Twinkie and Indie).

I live in this apartment. When I have guests I stay in the living room.

Guest Access

I supply towels and bedlinen for you. Wireless internet is also included.
You can use the kitchen to cook, eat, have tea... The kitchen has cooker, refrigerator, microwave and you can also do the laundry.
The bedroom has free space in the wardrobe.

Interaction with Guests

I'm usually at home during your stay and can answer your questions about the city but I also respect your privacy.

The Neighborhood

The apartment is located in Penha de França (subway station Arroios), near Praça Paiva Couceiro, nice neighborhood where you can find grocery stores, supermarkets, typical bakeries, coffee shops, banks, post office and many other shops and restaurants.

Local busses run regularly and there is free parking. The subway station (Arroios) is 5min away. The city historical center is 3 stops away by subway.

The neighborhood of Graça (with its beautfiful viewpoints Monte Agudo, Nossa Senhora do Monte and Graça) is 10min away by bus. There you can see Lisbon from the top of the hills or walk to Alfama. There you can also take the famous tram 28 that takes you to the best spots in city.

Getting around

The airport is 10min away by táxi or about 30/40min by subway. You can take the subway red line headed to "Alameda" and being in "Alameda" you have two options: 1) take the subway green line headed "Cais do Sodre" and leave in "Arroios" and then walk up Rua Morais Soares (my street is the last one on your left); 2) you can take the bus 735 headed "Cais do Sodre! and leave in Praça Paiva Couceiro.
If you take a taxi, please tell the driver this street is near Praça Paiva Couceiro. I think there is another street with the same name and sometimes the drivers get confused.
There is usually free parking near the apartment.

Other Things to Note

Please note that my apartment is on the first floor upstairs, the door on your left. Try not to ring the wrong bell. My neighbors are nice and kind people but they have small kids and don't like to be disturbed.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Bonne expérience et (website hidden) location décrite correspond assez bien au descriptif.seul point a améliorer la localisation : indiquer le rendez vous sur la très grande place a coté de la maison de Monica.meilleures salutations.
    René jacquet

    June 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • Nice Monica tried not to bother us) She helped us so many times! Bed is very comfortable! A lot of cafeteria around the house, some small supermarkets. 7 minutes to metro station. Bus stop is very close! We recomend to take a card according to number of days of your staying. You can use metro, bus, funicular, tramway.
    Monica has a nice cat(girl) and a cowardly cat (boy)! :)
    There are quite humid in the house. But, in bedroom it's fine!

    May 2014
  • Eu e a minha irmã ficamos por duas noites. O apartamento é bastante acolhedor e a sua localização é bastante conveniente (perto do metro e de rua de comércio/serviços). A Mónica esteve sempre disponível quando precisamos. Os seus gatos são amorosos e sentimo-nos em casa desde a nossa chegada. Se visitar Lisboa novamente, irei com certeza voltar à sua casa. Recomendo. Obrigada por tudo! :) *****

    April 2014
  • Ciao a tutti! Monica è una ragazza riservata ma all'occasione molto disponibile, la casa è piccola ma carina e pulita e i due gatti uno splendore,io consiglierei questo host.. Buona Lisbona a tutti!!

    April 2014
  • I and my girlfriend stayed at Monica's for 7 days and everything was good!
    Monica is really nice, friendly and discreet and the room is ok.
    Moreover, the two cats are lovely!

    March 2014
  • Thanks for hospitality. We would stay there again on our visit to Lisbon.
    Your flat in wonderful condition, well-equipped, wi-fi., kitchen, etc.
    Good location about 20-25 minutes to the city center, so you can walk almost anywhere or take subway (metro station is 5 minute from the house)

    We had a nice trip there! Thanks for all, Monica!!!

    August 2013
  • Muy buena experiencia con Mónica. Una chica tranquila y de confianza. La zona no está alejada del centro. Se puede ir a Graça andando sin problema.

    August 2013
  • My stay at Monica's was very nice. The room is spacious and the bed comfortable. The directions to get there were spot on, although I did ask a lady "which way" when I exited the metro, this only because the directions say it's an up hill walk and the street going the other way is obviously uphill...but so is the trek to Monica's, it's just the lesser of the two. Monica was quick to respond when I couldn't get the door unlocked and she came home right away, boy did I feel silly...it is several turns to unlock the door. The kitties are sweet, especially Twinkie, there is also a little song bird in the kitchen. I always sleep with ear plugs so had no issues with noise although some of the neighbors are a bit loud. Overall an excellent airbnb offering!

    July 2013
  • What a bad experience! We regret having spent time in this flat. The pictures are good on the website but the reality is very different. All the flat is dark without sunlight in the bedroom. By the way the housework, she isn't very fussy about cleanliness and that's not because her two cats (very nice and quiet). The bathroom was very dirty when we arrived. And after she had almost cleaned it, it was still dirty. Concerning the breakfast, we had had some cereals, hard bread and about 5 milimeters of jam for four mornings.
    Finally we felt uncomfortable because Monica rent her own bedroom and so have to sleep on an air bed in the middle of the living room. It's weird and we do not recommend this place.

    July 2013
    Response from Mónica:

    I'm sorry you had a bad experience! I'm also sorry that you stayed. Airbnb gives you the chance of leaving the place if you don't like it. I'm also sorry that you wrote things that are untrue.

    July 2013
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Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade de São Paulo
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Hi! I'm Monica from Lisbon. I love to travel and also to meet people from other countries. But I also love this beautiful city called Lisbon, my home town. I'm a Phd student at University of Lisbon and I have also lived in Brazil.
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