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Coimbra Portagem Hostel

Couraça da estrela, nº 11


Restored palace on 2015, is a historic reference and located on center of Coimbra. We provide access to shared bathrooms and rooms with double beds, or mixed dorms with air-conditioned. Relax on our living room and feel free to use WiFi. The well known Belcouce Palace, built on the medieval Wall of Roman origin has been a town historic reference. This year it has been restored and adapted to a new Hostel. It is situated in the historic center of Coimbra, in front of Santa Clara’s Bridge and a 5-minutes walk to the train station.

The Hostel is surrounded by restaurants, gardens and other touristic attractions. The most emblematic zones such as the Sé Velha Cathedral (less than 5 minutes walking), the famous Coimbra University which was classified as world wide Patrimony by the UNESCO at about 10 minutes distance). At a distance of 20 minutes on foot there is the Town Bus Station and also the National Museum Machado de Castro, the largest roman building in the Peninsula, the hostel is side by side with Turism office.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines



Traveler Reviews

“Lots of great features with small hiccups”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on June 09, 2019

Let's start with the good - it's in a convenient location only 15 minutes walk from the main bus stop and central to most sightseeing. The rooms are very clean and bright, and much of the hostel has...

“No Vibe, Bad Facilities”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on October 25, 2018

This hostel has huge potential for its great location and view but very poor management and staff. The huge terrace with a beautiful view facing the river is empty and neglected. The common kitchen...

“Pros and cons but overall - fine”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on October 19, 2018

Pros - location close to train station and centre of town - entire hostel clean and well maintained - nice bathrooms - excellent WiFi Cons - sporadically staffed at accommodation - very very...


From Bus station - 15 minutes walk, 5 minutes taxi - about 6€.
From Train station: Coimbra - 4 minutes walk.
From Train station: Coimbra-B - 20 minutes walk, 7 minutes taxi - about 8€.


Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.

Check in from 16:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .
No curfew.
Non smoking.
Reception hours: 08: 00 am. to 23: 00 pm. After the 23:00pm call a phone contact available for this purpose.
In the dorms, please don´t put your stuff on other people’s bed.
You can leave your luggage after your check-out until 21:30 pm.
This property is not suitable for children (under 18 years), unless they are with their parents.