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April 20, 2024

Historic Hostel for Sale in Coimbra

🏨 19 Bedrooms | 19 Bathrooms

🔗 Listed on: Casa Sapo

📐 555 m² | 1077 €/m²
💸 598.000 €

✨ Highlights

  • Situated next to the renowned Mermaid Garden
  • 130 km from Porto airport
  • 2 km from Coimbra train station

⭐ Public reviews

6.8/10 and 1454 reviews on

3/5 and 58 reviews on Google Maps


👍 Positive feedback from guests

  1. Location: The hotel is frequently praised for its central location, making it convenient for exploring the city and nearby attractions.
  2. Staff: Many reviewers highlight the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, contributing to a positive experience.
  3. Price: The property offers good value for money, making it a budget-friendly option for travelers.
  4. Cleanliness: Some reviewers mention that the rooms and bathrooms are clean, which is appreciated by guests.
  5. Facilities: Access to kitchen facilities and storage space is mentioned positively by some guests.

👎 Negative feedback from guests

  1. Noise: Several reviews point out that the hotel can be noisy due to its proximity to nightlife and thin walls, which can affect sleep quality.
  2. Room Quality: Some rooms, especially those with shared bathrooms, are described as outdated, uncomfortable, or having issues like damp smells or slanted ceilings.
  3. Amenities: The lack of amenities such as elevators, parking, breakfast, and in-room storage or lighting is noted as a drawback.

📊 Performance

The hotel didn't provide the performance data (ADR, Occupancy Rate, etc.)

✍️ Description from the real estate agent

Nestled in a prime and central area of Coimbra, this hostel offers a unique blend of historical charm and modern comfort. Situated next to the renowned Mermaid Garden and just steps away from Republic Square, a vibrant meeting spot for students and the site of various academic festivities, it provides an ideal location for guests.

The neighborhood is rich with dining and nightlife options, featuring a variety of restaurants and bars. Essential services, including the University Hospital Centre of Coimbra (CHUC), Maternity Hospital, Oncology Institute (IPO), and Pediatric Hospital, are conveniently nearby. The hostel is also well-connected, with Coimbra A Train Station just 1.1 miles away and Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport accessible within a 90-minute drive.

Housed in a beautifully restored 1930s building, the hostel preserves its original architectural design, featuring a harmonious blend of modern and period elements. Guests can admire the intricately worked ceilings, wooden staircases and floors, and walls manually carved to mimic stone stereotomy.

The hostel offers nineteen rooms in various configurations, including shared, private, and suite options, with or without en-suite bathrooms. Each room is equipped with a telephone, security lockers, TV, and free Wi-Fi. The building is environmentally conscious, equipped with solar panels.

Spread across four floors, the hostel's layout is as follows:

  • Basement: Features a café/restaurant, four bedrooms, a kitchen, and four bathrooms. Additional amenities include separate men's and women's leisure areas.
  • Ground Floor: Houses two kitchens, five bedrooms, and a bathroom.
  • First Floor: Includes four bedrooms, a bathroom, and an outdoor patio perfect for leisure and socializing.
  • Attic: Comprises six bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Each floor has ample common areas for circulation. Guests can relax and socialize in the elegant living room with a bar, TV, DVD, and computers, or enjoy the natural light in the pleasant common lounge. There is also a patio and several cozy nooks for relaxation.

For dining, a fully equipped kitchen is available, and the hostel's dynamic and qualified staff is on hand 24 hours a day to assist guests. The goal is to create a relaxed and homely atmosphere, ensuring a pleasant stay and a unique urban experience. The hostel also has a partnership with the University of Coimbra, further enhancing its appeal to visitors.

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