Serenata Hostel Coimbra Reviews
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It's rare to find this kind of excellence. Perfect location, amazing facilities, organized activities, all this inside a beautiful restored building, that used to be the first maternity unit of the university hospital of coimbra (all the beauty ob the past was preserved, but restored with all the modern commodities). Be aware that all the city is in a hill so, heavy luggage take a taxi or sweat. Owned by proud locals that really care for the place. 5 stars hostel.
A very good hostel.The only thing I would say isthat if I observed well there is one shower and one toilet per gender and per floor and although forme in winter it was not a problem, it might reveal unpleasant when the place gets full. For the rest : perfect.
There are a few ants in the room and kitchen. The ceiling is so high and that's nice but there's a few demerits. When somebody walks along the stairs or takes a shower u get to wake up because whole building is ringing.
Impressive, the best hostel in our trip. Advantages: the aesthetics, the automatic lights, the card key system, the emplacement, the equipment for internet access in the spare time room, the kitchen and the conveniences there, the breakfast and especially the taste of the marmelade, the [hidden] narrativity of the walls' writtings, the hair dryer in the bath, the comfortable couches, the price, the bed. Weak points: thin doors provide low protection against sounds at night. Low light in room.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 31-40
- (1 review)
The hostel is beautiful and accomodation is very nice (we chose the room with 4 beds). Luggage: pack light, it does not have elevators, get to the last floor can not be too easy. The breakfast was pretty nice with great selecion of the food. Bathrooms could be more clean and wi-fi was a bit slow. But in general, Serenata is a good hostel and well located (from the train station it will cost about €8 by taxi to get there).
The location is great and the facilities are really comfortable. The breakfast is good. I just stayed there for one night, and it was nice. I recommend it.
ONE of the Best hostes I've ever stayed in!
An average size hostel in the heart of Coimbra, right next to the cathedral, close to the student area... Friendly, helpful, English-speaking staff. Our room (double) was well kept, with air conditioner, towels... Kitchen: rather small but satisfying, with standard equipment. For what it's worth, just like almost every hostel/house in Portugal, serenata can get rather cold in the winter.
The sink of the 3rd floor did not have hot water. It's not a big deal, but the water can be very cold. The shower was very confortable. It was the best shower I had during my whole stay in Portugal.
Increadibly clean and nice place to stay in the very center of the city. Recomended!
The hostel looks more like a hotel, it is really magnificent with its sweeping staircases and inscriptions. The rooms are all named and everything seems very modern and well-equipped - there's even a reading room!
The hostel is next to the cathedral. If you leave it, you are right in the center of coimbra.. Everythring is new and well-maintained. I got a lot of advices for my visit at the reception. To turn a rooms light and the power plugs next to your bed you have to put your keycard into a reader near to the door. This was a little bit irritating.
While I was here, I was given a room upgrade to a private room, since I was the only one staying. The room was clean, comfortable, and had a fantastic view. Definitely well worth the money to stay here...such a beautiful place!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
great hostet. helpful staff. helped me to check the trains and all. close to the university but one thing it is almost on the top of the hill which is the center of the old town part. so from the bus station is all the way up. but still great.
Average hostel, mostly because we stayed on a probably new extension of it, which is in an uninteresting building that makes the room feels a bit like a cell. If you do want to stay at this hostel, ask for the main building which really looked very beautiful. Be advised that the hostel is adjacent to a bar, which closes at 3.30 am (until then expect music and crowds partying under the window).
Very good quality like usual in Portugal. In the area of nightlife, food, old town. Everything new, nice bar and terrace. Stuff is helpfull and welcoming. Would definitely come back again!
great hostel at a reat location.... would definitly stay there again :)
Nice hostel but a little bit far from the bus station (it's better to take a taxi)but very close to the train station. No elevator but the hostel is located a very close to the sightseeing area.
note its on the top of a steeeep hill for when you arrive!! staff is not the friendliest... also its massive so its hard to get a nice homey hostel vibe going on. would be good to go in a group because it is a very nice hostel in terms of rooms and facilities. not the best for the lone traveler.
Everything is very new, modern and nice. Very nice view from our window to old cathedral.