Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 20:00 .
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 9.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2019
    Loved this hostel! The owners were so nice and helpful, even making reservations for a great Fado show for me. Would definitely repeat.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Oct 2019
    It was very difficult for us to find the hostel since we were driving and it is virtually inaccessible by car. The staff was excellent and our room (Se Velha) was spacious, clean, and had an exceptional view of the church. Loved it.
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 9.4


    14 Nov 2019
    Great location for accessing university and other city center sites. They were very accommodating, allowing us to move into an empty private room for one night. We made plans to change to the dorm, then the private room booking was cancelled and we were able to go back and use that room again. The facility was clean and has recently been redone. Locating it is a bit difficult because of the narrow one way streets, so allow yourself some extra time for that. Very nice people to work with!
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 9.4


    23 Aug 2019
    FYI: The hostel is at the top of a LOT of hills. Prepare yourself!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Mar 2020
    Hostel Se Velha is located in an absolutely perfect location right behind a historic church and only minutes away from the town centre. We felt particularly safe in the hostel as it had two front doors all guests (there were not that many) were asked to lock in the evening. Both of the receptionists we dealt with were very pleasant to deal with. Since there were very few people staying at the hostel, there was next to no atmosphere in it, but that is not something we concerned ourselves with.
    Lithuania, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Feb 2020
    Kitchen/chill space is a bit small and not well layed out. Dorms are small. Easy access to many sutes. Right in the heart of Coimbra
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    06 Oct 2019
    Clean and well kept hostel, staff were helpful and hostel is located close to the national museum and University area.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    26 Aug 2019
    It’s quite a hike up the hill, but then you are very close to the university which was the main reason for my visit. The amenities are basic but functional. The bathroom is very small. There is a small fridge and a kettle in the communal areas but there is no sink. It would have been nice if the cafe downstairs was open during my stay.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Nov 2019
    Great location and beautiful building! Staff were super friendly and helpful. Atmosphere is a bit strange as lots of older travellers tend to stay here. They have designated lockers for each person, which is great. The common space/dining room is a bit disappointing as it’s small and has hardly any facilities. They could do with putting in a few extra appliances such as a toaster and another bench for guests to prepare food.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    26 Sep 2019
    I only stayed one night and I'm glad.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cots Available
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wi-Fi