Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Coimbra, Portugal. You can choose from 7 Coimbra hostels. In total, there are 23 cheap places to stay in Coimbra such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $16 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Coimbra, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Coimbra? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Coimbra alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Coimbra. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Coimbra. To help you make friends with Coimbra before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Coimbra is best known for its university and high concentration of college students, which make this historical city one of the youth capitals of Portugal, particularly during academic months (September to July).
Not only is Coimbra home to the largest population of university students in the country, but it also has the most active college associations, rich in traditions and active all school year long. The best time to experience the intensity of Coimbra's "vida academica" (college life) is at the beginning of the new academic year, when streets will be filled with seniors dressed in black and playing pranks on fresher students. Although sometimes controversial, these pranks are sure to animate the vibes in the city day and night. If you miss how things start, you can always join for "Semana Academica" -- once a year, a few weeks before graduation, this student festival turns the city into one big concert venue, and there are music and drinks flowing almost everywhere.
Since Coimbra receives so many young people -- those studying there and others that visit temporarily to enjoy the active young lifestyle - the city has many inexpensive hostels, from old renovated buildings to newer constructions. This city is used to receive young people on a budget, from Portugal and abroad, and therefore offers plenty of options at decent rates. "Baixa," the city center, is one of the most convenient locations to base yourself on to explore the city.
An extensive network of buses and trolleybuses connects all the main parts of the city. If you are downtown and in the historic center, it's easy to walk around to many points of touristic interest, during day and night, as this is a fairly safe city with students out and about until the late hours.
Written by local enthusiast for Coimbra hostels zararock
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Coimbra. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Coimbra. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Coimbra costs on average $22 for a dorm. A hostel in Coimbra with private rooms costs on average $65.
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Serenata Hostel Coimbra is the best hostel in Coimbra for families.
HI Coimbra - Pousada de Juventude is the best hostel in Coimbra for groups.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Coimbra and Portugal.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.