Coimbra’s Serenata Hostel features unique hand-painted wall murals, a grand wooden-carved staircase and original marble decorations. Rooms or dormitories are individually decorated and some overlook the Old Cathedral (Sé Velha). The themed accommodation includes a seating area with modern furniture and air conditioning. Some have a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Dorms include reading lights, lockers, bed linen and access to shared bathroom facilities. A daily buffet breakfast is served in the dining room and there is a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. Many bars and restaurants are located within a 2-minute walk from Serenata.
Guests have the use of 2 common lounges that include a library, flat-screen TV or games. There is a chic bar and free Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the hostel. The building where the hostel is sited, dates back to the early 20th century and was fully renovated. The historical unit was once the Bissaya Barreto maternity and after that, it was turned into the Coimbra Music Conservatory. Located in the heart of Coimbra, at UNESCO World Heritage Largo da Sé Velha, Serenata Hostel is a 5-minute walk from the train station and 10-minute walk from the bus station. The University of Coimbra and city’s biggest historical attraction, Sé Velha Old Cathedral, are a 1-minute walk.