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Lisbon is the cleanest, most hygienic capital in Europe

TRAVEL NEWS – January 25, 2021: Before the coronavirus pandemic, many of us never thought about sharing bathrooms or sleeping in beds that others had slept in — now we're all hyper-conscious about travel hygiene. With this in mind, experts from Europe searched for the cleanest and most hygienic accommodation in Europe's capitals to help us plan our next vacation!

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What are the cleanest European capitals?

Using Airbnb, Booking.com and Tripadvisor, ShowersToYou.co.uk calculated the average hygiene ratings of accommodations in popular European capitals to reveal the cleanest destinations in Europe. You can read which ones they are below!


Lisbon comes first as the cleanest European capital with an average of 4,79 stars. Of the three websites analysed, Airbnbs in Lisbon had the highest ratings (4,89), closely followed by TripAdvisor (4,87 stars). When looking at guest reviews the general sentiments were 'Rooms felt clean and well looked after' and 'wearing very clean and enforced mask/hand cleaning'


Prague comes in second. The medieval capital of the Czech Republic scored an average of 4,74 stars in total, with stays in Airbnbs receiving the highest score for cleanliness (4,87). With the same average rating, Zagreb is in joint second place with 4.74 stars.


Berlin is in the top 10 of cleanest European capitals! Berlin takes 10th place next to Athens and Budapest with an overall rating of 4,68 stars. Airbnb guests were most satisfied with the cleanliness of their stay, rating the bustling capital with 4,84 stars, followed by TripAdvisor (4,76 stars) and Booking.com (4,44 stars).

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What Are The Cleanest Capitals On Airbnb?

Zagreb comes out on top with 4,93 stars on Airbnb. Some guest reviews describe their stay in the capital of Croatia as “spotless”, “spotlessly clean”; and “impeccably clean”. Despite its ranking as the sixth cleanest European capital overall, Moscow is in joint second place alongside Budapest, Madrid and Amsterdam with an average hygiene rating on Airbnb of 4,90 stars.

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Which are the cleanest capitals on Booking.com?

Again, Zagreb comes first as the European capital with the cleanest accommodation on Booking.com with an average of 4,67 stars. Warsaw, the capital of Poland, with 4,62 stars and Lisbon with 4,61 stars.

What are the cleanest capitals on TripAdvisor?

Contrary to the stereotype of being smelly and dirty, TripAdvisor users rated Paris as the cleanest city in Europe at 4,88 stars. Lisbon is in second place with a score of 4,87 stars. London is once again challenging the sordid stereotype, ranking in the top 4,85 cleanest capitals on TripAdvisor with an average of 3 stars.

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