Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
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Property Description

Hostel Se Velha is located in the historic centre of the city of Coimbra, which was recently considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Located next to the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Coimbra (Se Velha) is about 100 m walking from the University of Coimbra, the most renowned Portuguese university and one of the main tourist attractions of the country and about 5 minutes from Praca da Republica, a privileged place for the getting together of university students.

The Se Velha Hostel is housed in a building of traditional architecture, with a perfect symbiosis and a modern and sophisticated decoration that meets the history of the region of Coimbra. For this reason all the rooms have a thematic allusive to the history of the city of Coimbra (University, Queen Santa Isabel, Old Cathedral, Mondego River, etc)

Hostel Se Velha Policies and Conditions:

Check in from 15:00 to 22:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.
Full amount of stay will be charged before arrival
Taxes included.

Breakfast not included.
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2019
    Absolutely the favorite place we stayed during our recent trip to Portugal!! When we return, we will definitely stay here again!
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2019
    I have stayed here for a week and it's been an absolute pleasure. Great hostel, amazing staff who are so friendly and helpful and in a great location. The staff are a credit to the hostel and I would reccomend here to anyone staying in Coimbra. It really has been perfect. Thank you so much and I hope to see you guys again one day. Ewan
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    08 Jul 2019
    This was by far the best ever hostel I’ve stayed in! It is at a gorgeous spot with a fantastic view of the Old Cathedral (Sé Velha). I stayed in a private room and would completely recommend it - comfortable and spacious. Just be aware that the hostel is at the top of a decent hill with a lot of stairs. If coming from Coimbra-B station, I definitely recommend taking a taxi if traveling with lots of luggage. It’s pretty affordable and way easier than taking on the stairs.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Jul 2019
    Lovely place. I splurged and stayed in the private room with a view of the cathedral. Amazing!! LOTS of steep hills/stairs to climb to get there. A downside is there was little atmosphere or way to meet other travelers. I saw one person in the common room the whole time. So not the most social, but that’s ok. Only other nit picky thing is there’s no 24-hour reception, and one night I had some questions but the worker had left early, before the 10pm posted time. Overall though I loved my stay.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 Jun 2019
    Nice location right next to old cathedral and nice lady to talk on reception :-) Only common area is probably not the most suitable for some sort of ''Getting to know people" I have enjoyed my stay!
    Czech Republic, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Jul 2019
    Very chill hostel in a perfect location. I was in a 8 bed dorm and only about 4 beds were taken which was fantastic. The room is super dark so perfect for sleeping. The hostel is perfectly located for the university and restaurants. The kitchen isn’t really a kitchen so if you need to cook, don’t stay here. However, perfect place to stay and relax for a night or two.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    20 Jul 2019
    Located in the center of the historical area of Coimbra. Three to five minute walk to the University of Coimbra as well as to downtown Coimbra. Breakfast was 5€ for a basic continental breakfast. All staff were friendly and helpful. Small(er) lockers, but this was not an issue. Atmosphere was little, but it's probably difficult to obtain in smaller cities. In my case, met some good people, however. For one or two nights, this hostel is a great value.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    01 Aug 2019
    The location was great here, it was a HIKE up a ton of stairs so just be forewarned. The staff was super nice as was the place next door for wine or breakfast! There wasn't a kitchen but there was a small fridge, and a nice outdoor area to sit and eat. The water in the shower in my 4-bed room backed up and didn't drain quickly, and there was 1 bed beg in our room that me and a fellow roommate found. I think this happens often though so i wouldn't fault this hostel! Overall a good stay!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    22 Jul 2019
    The places is in a great location, just in the middle of everything interesting for a tourist. Also a very beautiful hostel with a beautiful garden/living room. Only thing that could be better is the space in the room, it’s just too packed with beds (no room for your beg). 10/10 would recommend.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    12 Aug 2019
    The room had too many beds in it and there was no space to walk around in the room , you either had to be on your bed or go outside.
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi