Serenata Hostel Coimbra Reviews
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This was hotel-quality accommodations for hostel price. Their wifi was incredibly bad, their staff didn't help much but the rooms and the view made up for it.
The prettiest hostel I have ever seen! Great location, close to everything. However lots could be improved. For exemple, there were piles of trash under my bed when I got there. Big piles! Also they ripped me off on laundry. Most of the staff barely spoke English as well. The welcome could also have been better. Most hostels give you a tour, explain the map, and give tips. For me I got here is your key, your room is on the first floor, and that was it! I understand its a new hostel though.
Huge normal hostel in the old town of Coimbra. Excellent location to visit the university. Clean place.
Great facilities and location. The staff was very helpful. It's definitely not a place to go party, it feels a lot more like a hotel than a hostel. That being said, it's still a pretty solid choice.
I've stayed at a lot of hostels throughout Europe and this is in my top 5 or 10. It is top notch because of a few things. Maybe the most spacious hostel I've ever been to. Impeccably clean, modern and great location. Highly recommend. FYI wasn't a party atmosphere but it was nice to relax.
Good hostel next door to the old church. Old details are beautifully maintained, look at the ceilings! The place is very clean and bathrooms are very modern. I would definitely recommend this place to others!
Excellent value for money, great location, incredibly comfy beds. Hostel is beautifully decorated.
Beautiful, spacious, and extra clean! Staff was very accommodating and happy to answer questions. A bit quiet as there was never much going on in the common areas and not many activities offered through the hostel, so be prepared to have your own agenda.
The hostel was verry good but for me a little bit too much. I suggest it for who looks peace. If you want to keet people and hang out maybe is not the right place...
The rooms are fantastic and also the cleanliness, even though there is a strange smell around the reception and stairs. The decoration is also lovely. The locations is pretty good as well, as many of the sightseeing are in the highest part of the city as well as the hostel.
Overall a pleasant stay. Just a bit quiet for my liking. No activities on offer when we stayed. The staff were helpful.
Nice hostel close to the attractions. Good facilities as well and nice themes for each floor. Good breakfast as well!
Serenata hostel was a great place to stay for a night. The bed was comfortable. The hostel is very close to everything, so it has a great position.
The one toilet on the top floor where we were staying was quite dirty and constantly without toilet paper. But the big question is: who on earth designed the bathrooms? The sink is super small and most of it is covered by the huge faucet, so that most people spit on the faucet or out of the sink when brushing their teeth, you can imagine what it looks like. Half-way see-through shower/toilet walls in a mixed bathroom are another great feature :/
Nice hostel. Stayed in a 4 bed dorm and it was very spacious and no bunkbeds :-) Breakfast was good and they have a kitchen you can use to cook your own meal. Staff was friendly. Only thing I didn't like was the bathrooms because of the glass (see other comments). But in the end this is definitely a place I would recommend staying when visiting Coimbra. PS. Location is superb but would recommend taking a taxi from bus/trainstation if you have heavy luggage. Lots of stairs.
this hostel Is BEAUTIFUL!!! the only problem is that the toilet stalls have translucent glass in between the two toilets, which means while you can't see everything, you can see more than you want. I didn't like being able to see the guy next me doing his business on the toilet. other than that best hostel ever
The room I had was welcoming and bright and gave a beautiful view onto the historic buildings in front. The shower was great! Within the heart of Coimbra, I was able to get a good feel for the city; but walking from the bus station I needed to carry my bags up steep steps to reach the street of the hostel. It was very much worth it in my opinion but with lots of luggage that walk is not for everyon so id recommend taking a taxi... The staff were friendly and helpful and the hostel was peaceful.
Serenata Hostel was a great place to stay for a night. The beds were comfortable and they have a ton of nice showers. The atmosphere while we were there was quiet but, if you're looking for fun, the hostel is very close to a number of bars popular with the local students. And like everywhere in Coimbra get used to climbing stairs. They have three floors but no elevator. Fine for most but if you have mobility issues it could be a problem.
Different kind of hostel, more like a hotel. But still it was a nice place to stay, the people I've met where great and I had a great time. Nice city, friendly people, enough to see. The wifi connection in the hostel is not good, I had to enter the code again and again.