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Serenata Hostel Coimbra

Largo da Se Velha 21-23, Coimbra 3000-383 Portugal
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#5 of 60 Specialty lodging in Coimbra
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The Serenata Hostel introduces a new standard of quality for Hostels!Come experience the quality of an Hotel with prices of an Hostel. Dating from the early 20TH century, the building where today is Serenata Hostel, was once the Bissaya Barreto’s maternity and subsequently the Music Conservatory of Coimbra. However, the building was completely restored and ready to receive you.We couldn't have asked for a better combination: Life and music! Meet people from all corners of the world, leveraging our social dinners and the pubcrawl.We are located in the heart of Coimbra, at Largo da Sé Velha (UNESCO World Heritage), close to all the attractions of our city. Our location allows our guests to move around without needing to resort to public transportation.We are 5 and 10 minutes of train and bus stations, respectively, one minute from the University of Coimbra, UNESCO World Heritage , and literally next to the biggest historical attraction of Coimbra, the old catedral, Sé Velha. You can wake up, open the window and admire this magnificent architectural masterpiece! We have different types of rooms to choose from: from bedrooms, double and twin rooms, to suites.A traditional breakfast is served in our dining room. You can save money by preparing your meals in our fully equipped kitchen. Our guests can take advantage of our bar and also use our two common living rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs, karaoke and games. Enjoy and relax in our disposal 2 terraces: one covered and the other outdoors. So you can relax and enjoy the most academic city of Portugal, one of the cities most identified by Fado, full of history and tradition.Love music, live life!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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BRKHJ wrote a review Aug 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here 1 night with our preschooler. They had no triple room available, but was kind enough to have us share a double room with no extra charge. The breakfast had decent selections and was well attended (they restocked items quickly and cleaned the tables, etc). And the bed was also comfortable. The bathroom was shared with 1 other room, however, did not have the lock in the toilet and shower, which we thought was a bit odd. The light in the toilet was very dim, almost dark, so that was something that we did not enjoy very much. The location is somewhat tricky in both good and bad, because you have to walk uphill for a while, if you have luggage/backpack, it will be quite a journey, however, once you are there, you are at your prime location. Se Vilha is 10 steps away, and Coimbra University is also within 5 minutes (but uphill!). For us personally, we liked the location because we could store our luggage and do more touring around Coimbra without having to hike up the hill again. At the end, we had a decent stay for the price we have paid.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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CameronTracks wrote a review Jun 2019
Austin, Texas103 contributions9 helpful votes
This was a great one-night stay. It is close to many site-seeing opportunities and souvenir shops. Be advised it is quite the uphill hike to get there - but hopefully you already know that this is true of Coimbra in general anyway. The bed was comfy, and the shared bathroom for the private room was large. The hotel main area has a nice bar with snacks and drinks with a tv for entertainment. There is a nice restaurant with free fado music next door as well. Staff was on hand 24 hours for any needs.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
elchavo315 wrote a review Jun 2019
Fort Lauderdale, Florida121 contributions28 helpful votes
My room with bath was very spacious and clean. It was a very quiet room, also. I was there two nights and encountered no problems. The location was excellent, right at the corner of the old cathedral and down a couple of streets from the university.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Shei I wrote a review May 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina220 contributions27 helpful votes
The hostel is right in front of the old cathedral (se velha), and close to all historical locations. Breakfast was ok. I booked a private room and it was fine, the only "problem" was that the room was on the building right next to the hostel, and the front desk person had to open the door for the building every time i wanted to go in (to then get in my room), which was a little annoying. The front desk staff was very helpful and also called a cab to go to the train station when i checked out.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Pedro M wrote a review Dec 2018
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Everything is historical but the amenities surely are not in a good sense as there's a great balance between the location and comfort!We had an awesome stay in an awesome room (Torga).I can only imagine what it's like to have a room there on there serenata night of Coimbra's Queima das Fitas. Best seats i nthe house I bet! :)Keep it up guys!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$40 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serenata Hostel Coimbra
Which popular attractions are close to Serenata Hostel Coimbra?
Nearby attractions include Brain Maze (0.1 miles), Fado ao Centro (0.09 miles), and Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Serenata Hostel Coimbra?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Serenata Hostel Coimbra?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Serenata Hostel Coimbra?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kabra Velha, Sete Restaurante, and No Tacho.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Serenata Hostel Coimbra?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to Serenata Hostel Coimbra?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz (0.2 miles), Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha (0.6 miles), and Penedo da Saudade (0.7 miles).