If you’re looking for a friendly atmosphere and a great location, look no further than Coimbra. Located just over 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Porto, this medieval capital of Portugal offers a unique glimpse into the past with its ancient monasteries and cathedrals, as well as its lush Botanical Garden. To make your getaway as convenient as possible, be sure to check out this list of the best budget hostels in the city center. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect one to fit your needs!
Guest House Casa Pombal
Casa Pombal is the perfect place for couples that want to enjoy romantic time in Coimbra, situated in the center with a perfect location on the hilltop right next to Coimbra University and the Museum Machado do Castro. Many restaurants serving Portuguese cuisine are within 10 minutes by foot, while the hostel rooms boast either shared or private bathrooms. Some of the rooms even have a stunning view of the Montego River. With free wi-fi accessible throughout the hostel, and a traditional breakfast room with tiled walls, as well as a vine-covered terrace on the second-floor that offers breathtaking views of the old town and river, Casa Pombal, a classic Portuguese townhouse, is sure to provide you with an unforgettable romantic experience.
- Name: Guest House Casa Pombal
- Address: Rua Das Flores 18 1.13 km from Portugal dos Pequenitos
The Luggage Hostel & Suites
The Luggage Hostel is conveniently situated approximately 500 meters (1640 feet) from the San Sebastio Aqueduct. Coimbra University is also within a similar distance, and the football station is approximately 1.5 kilometers (.93 miles) away. Certain rooms feature comfortable seating for relaxation, and complimentary wi-fi is available throughout the entire hostel. Additionally, guests can enjoy a shared lounge area for relaxation or socializing with fellow travelers. For those seeking outdoor enjoyment, the hostel offers a terrace with stunning views of the garden.
- Name: The Luggage Hostel & Suites
- Address: The Luggage Hostel & Suites
Grande Hostel de Coimbra
Located in the center of Coimbra, close to the University and the city’s nightlife area with bars and restaurants, Grande Hostel de Coimbra offers seven different rooms – doubles, twins and dormitories for four or eight people – complete with security lockers in each room, and a shared bathroom. Within walking distance there are many attractions such as the Botanical Garden, National Museum and the banks of the Montego River. Additionally, transportation is easy with the bus stop located just a few metres away.
- Name: Grande Hostel de Coimbra
- Address: Rua Antero Quental n 196, 3000-031 Coimbra, Portugal (see map)
Be Coimbra Hostel
Be Coimbra is in a great location, right in the heart of Coimbra and about three minutes away from the Monastery of Santa Cruz. Close to the hostel you will find many bars, restaurants and Fado houses with traditional live music. The hostel has, in total, 90 rooms with free wi-fi and all include tables and a wardrobe. Some rooms have private bathrooms and TVs. Breakfast is served in the dining room every morning and you also have access to a shared kitchen. You can even buy small snacks at the bar. The hostel has a lounge where you can play pool or meet new friends. .
- Name: Be Coimbra Hostel
- Address: Praa do Comrcio n 27 993 m from Portugal dos Pequenitos
Serenata Hostel Coimbra
Serenata Hostel offers the perfect location – just one minute from the UNESCO Heritage Site, The Old Cathedral of Coimbra. The hostel is housed in a restored building from the 20th century and its walls are adorned with handpainted murals and its wooden staircase has been carved. Each room is individually decorated, and some offer stunning views of the Old Cathedral. All accommodation features a seating area with air conditioning, and some even have a TV and private bathroom. The dorm rooms provide reading lights for each bed, lockers, bed linen and a shared bathroom. Guests can enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast every morning, and have free access to the kitchen. There are also two lounges with games, a library, a TV and a bar. Wi-fi is free and available throughout the hostel, making it an ideal choice if you’re looking to stay close to the main attractions and restaurants.
- Name: Serenata Hostel Coimbra
- Address: Largo da S Velha, 21/23 988 m from Portugal dos Pequenitos
Coimbra Portagem Hostel
Located just 0.3 miles from the University of Coimbra, the Coimbra Portagem Hostel offers eight air conditioned rooms with free wi-fi, a bar, terrace, and a shared living room. The reception is open 24 hours a day, so friendly assistance is always available should you need it. All this at a great price, making the Coimbra Portagem Hostel the perfect place for a pleasant and affordable stay.
- Name: Coimbra Portagem Hostel
- Address: Rua da Couraa Estrela, n 11 689 m from Portugal dos Pequenitos
Hi Hostel Coimbra
Located in the center of Coimbra near the University of Coimbra and the Sereia Gardens, Hi Hostel offers dorms or private twin rooms that all have access to a shared bathroom. The hostel also provides free wi-fi, and you can order a continental breakfast or use the shared kitchen to cook for yourself.
- Name: Hi Hostel Coimbra
- Address: Rua Dr. Henriques Seco n14 1.98 km from Portugal dos Pequenitos
Located a short walk away from the Machado de Castro Museum and Old Cathedral of Coimbra, Quebra Luz offers four small rooms with wooden floors and a view of the Escadas do Quebra Costas stairs. A shared kitchen and dining room are available for those looking to cook their own meals and plenty of restaurants are nearby if you’d rather not. Quebra Luz is an excellent option for couples and families alike.
- Name: Quebra Luz
- Address: Rua Quebra Costas, 18, 2 Andar 896 m from Portugal dos Pequenitos
Hostel S Velha
Opened in 2016, this new hostel is located in the center, just 200 meters (656 feet) from the Old Cathedral of Coimbra and 400 meters (1312 feet) from the San Sebastio Aqueduct. It offers 29 rooms, each with a private bathroom, as well as a bar, terrace, and free wi-fi.
- Name: Hostel S Velha
- Address: Rua do Norte 11/13 979 m from Portugal dos Pequenitos
Five Senses Hostel
The Five Senses Hostel is conveniently located just 500 meters (1640 feet) from the Central Bus Station. It offers various types of accommodation, including twin rooms, family rooms, and shared dorms. The interior has been recently renovated and features a modern design. Private rooms come with their own bathrooms, while dorms have access to shared bathrooms. Guests can enjoy breakfast served daily in the dining room and have access to a common kitchen for cooking. The hostel also has a garden for relaxing on sunny days and a lounge for watching movies or socializing with friends in the evenings. Additionally, the hostel’s prime location provides easy access to attractions such as the Joanina Library and the Botanical Garden.
- Name: Five Senses Hostel
- Address: Rua da Figueira da Foz 49-51 1.59 km from Portugal dos Pequenitos