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Serenata Hostel Coimbra Reviews

Largo da S� Velha 21/23, Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

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473 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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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.


Great hostel, super cheap, location perfect. Atmosphere was not great, but we were there out of season so it was pretty much just us.


Good hostel. Nothing special about it. No activities. But good and clean place.


one of the best hostals in which I have stay in Portugal and overall

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Thank you for your kind words Santiago! Hope to see you soon! Safe travels :)


You really couldn't wish for a better location right in the center of Coimbra. It's a very beautiful monumental building which is well kept. The breakfast is quite decent and the sanitary facilities look quite good, though they weren't always very clean. The main gripe I had was that it was very quit. Nothing of note was going on and interacting with other guests didn't go very well. Also, there was little social interaction with the staff. Maybe it was the time of the year though.

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Thank you for your words Meindert. During the low season we are not so busy and we understand your point. Come back during the Summer and you will experience a completely different atmosphere :) Safe travels :)


Very secure, great breakfast, its close to everything, although it was at the highest place of the city, so you have to walk up the hill a lot before getting there. But the staff at late afternoon/night wasn't friendly at all, and the internet wireless was very weak.


We stayed for one night. Great stay, room was a good size and well set up with lighting, furniture, power sockets etc. Friendly staff, good breakfast, there was only one toilet and shower on our floor which wasn't a problem in the low season but could get busy in summer. Loved the way the building was decorated with reference to its former use. Location is very good in the centre near the university and museums, with parking a short walk up the hill. Would happily stay here again.

  • 29th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Such lovely words :) Hope to see you here again Alice! Safe travels!


Location couldn't be better! The hostel is close to everything, the staff is really helpful, the bedroom was really clean and spaceous! I don't have any bad things about this hostel.

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Thank you for your words Bárbara! We hope to see you here again :) Safe travels!


Excellent hostel . all refurbished, Good beds, good bathroom and the breakfast is also nice

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Thanks for your review Luís :) Hope to see you here again! Safe travels!


The hostel is great: Excellent location, good breakfast, clean and spacious bathroom facilities. However the internet is really confusing and slow and the staff could show the guests around at the time of the check-in.


Very clean, functional, affordable, and in a great location. I visited during the winter, low season, so there were not that many travelers going through. So, there was an emptiness that left the atmosphere cold. Staff were perfunctory and not often found at the desk, but could be available if you buzzed them. Kitchen was very basic with little to cook with. Bed was comfortable, individual outlets, and lockers. This is a great place to stay if you want location, cleanliness, and affordability.


Please make tea bags available for us English to make our own tea.....essential start for the day. Otherwise an excellent hostel, very smart and clean; helpful friendly staff.


Great place, great city, excellent sleeping accommodation...although the students in the city can be noisy at night!. Please leave tea bags and a kettle for breakfast tea... us English like our tea 'properly' made, thank you. Otherwise wonderful stay.


Internet is very uncomfortable, because need to sign all the time wifi, in addition, the internet is slow. Other than that, the place is great and very nice.


the double room was a litle weird, like not suppose to be a room but some plavce to store stuf. The staff was almost not visible so couldnt make too many questions about the city and when we did they didnt know how to help. Is very clean hostel and toilets are fine, even though the glass doors makes you feel a litlle unconfortable. Good breakfast.


The place is well situated and the facilities are nice. But i guess since it was low season it was really calm, so no atmosphere, no bar (even if they publish it...). And sadly all around the buulding is just construction...


I could not believe how nice this gem is! Excellent rooms and bathrooms! Beautiful building!


The suites are in a diferent building than the rest of the dormitories. They are humid and smell bad since the bathroom is too close... Location is good, the old catedral is just outside, but if you have a suitcase with wheels or heavy prepare your self to carry it up in a steep slope and stairs.


I want to come back in Serenata Hostel ! ! !

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