1st Colleex workshop: Accommodation and practical info in Lisbon

Dear Colleex

For those of you attending the First Colleex Workshop in Lisbon, we’d like to share a few tips allowing you to organize your trip. We’d recommend  to do it ASAP.


The workshop will start on Thursday 13th July before lunch, and continue to Saturday 15th July until 16.00. There will be an informal get-together on the Wednesday evening (12th) for those already in Lisbon.

We hope you can stay for the whole duration of the workshop. The organisation will try to arrange lunch for everyone each day. Each colleex will have to arrange his/her breakfasts and dinners, though.


Please note that July is high season in Lisbon and accommodation demand is very highWe have two suggestions for accommodation in the Belém area (where the Jardim Tropical is located):

1) Terrace Hostel

A number of double rooms and beds in shared dorms are being held especially for the workshop in the Terrace Hostel 

Workshop participants can book by specifying “ICS- Institute of Social Sciences” in their email booking. Hostel staff will then group participants into rooms unless you specify that you want a double room for a slightly higher price. Prices are as follow:

Rates per night:

– double room: 55€

– twin room: 55€

– twin room in bunkbeds: 50€

– room for 8 people: 19€ per bed

– room for 6 people: 21€ per bed

– room for 4 people: 24€ per bed

All rooms have a shared bathroom.

Terrace Hostel offers a fully equipped kitchen, free wi-fi internet in all the rooms, cable TV, DVD’s, books and security lockers.

To get the special price, the hostel suggest to book through the link you find in their website (the offer does not work with Booking.com or AirBnb), and payment can be done via bank transfer. Please note that this offer is only valid until the 10th of May.

2) The Pensão Residencial Setubalense

The Pensão is also reserving rooms for workshop participants until the 15th of June. Prices are as follow:

Rates per night:

– single room: 46€ + 1€ tourist tax

– double room: 53€ + 2€ tourist tax

– triple room: 68€ + 3€ tourist tax

You can book the room through this link specifying that your reservation is for the ICS – Institute of Social Sciences conference.


We will set up a google doc/excel sheet to help you find roommates in case you want to share a room. You can fill in your own details and communicate with everyone else in the workshop using this documentYou can also use the document in case you’d prefer to make other accommodation arrangements.


Belém  is the southwesternmost civil parish of the municipality of Lisbon. Situated at the mouth of the River Tagus, it is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west of the city centre and 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge). Many of Portugal’s distinctive buildings and landmarks are located in this area, including the Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém. Beside, Belém also hosts several of the most interesting museums of the city: the newest Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), the  Museum Berardo (contemporary art), the Museum of Ethnology, the National Museum of Archaeology, the Coaches Museum.

There are several buses that go to the city center (15E, 714, 728) and the train takes you to central Station Cais do Sodre in less than 10 minutes. For those who enjoy long walks you can reach the city centre through a pedestrian and cycling path by the river.

Lisbon practical information

Jardim Botânico Tropical

Lisbon Airport

Lisbon Airport, practical info

Lisbon Metro | Map (PDF)

Public transportation, info


Lisbon does not love…


Image Credits Olivais, Lisboa CC BY


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