7. WHERE TO STAY

This short English version has been translated by Cody Hanson

Coimbra is very affordable.  For 40 or 45 Euros you can find a room in a 3 Star hotel (***), such as Hotel Astória (offering a special price for AHLiST participants).  3 Star Hostels can be had for 30 Euros, such as Hotel Braganza.  You can find individual rooms in luxury hotels for 60 or 65 Euros, such as Vila Galei or Tivoli.

Many hotels offer a free breakfast (“pequenho almoço”) even though it might not be advertised.  The following is a list of some hotels in the city.  Be sure to ask for a nice view when reserving a room.

**** Hotel Vila Galei – Coimbra: Very modern, luxury hotel, with a Spa.

**** Hotel Tívoli- Coimbra: Approximately 17 minutes walking from the university.

*** Hotel Astória:  In the city center, about 10 minutes walking from the university. A historical building (image to the rigth), with furnishings from the time period. imagen-1hotelastoria

*** Hotel AlmedinaRemodelled and modern. Located in downtown.

*** Hotel Bragança – Coimbra: in the city center. Nice inside, comfortable, with big rooms. Very good prices, including breakfast buffet and WIFI.

*** Hotel Doña Inés Coimbra (Rottary Club Hotel): near the center, luxury, modern.

*** Hotel Oslo – Coimbra: Remodelled and modern.

** Hotel Ibis Coimbra: Modern. Near the city center, about 15 minutes walking from the university.

Hotel Vitória: in the city center. Remodelled and modern.

Hotel Larbelo: in the city center.

Hostels, Guest houses y B&B: 

– Hostal Quebra-Luz: In the old city center.  Near the Quebra Costas stairs in the downtown and very close to the university and near the night life. Keep in mind that there may be noise from the bars.

– Internacional Coimbra

– Serenata Hostel

More suggestions: Kayak is a great website to use to find lodging

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* The Short English Versions had been traslated by Cody Hanson*, based on Leonor Zozaya’s Spanish version of the texts. Cody C. Hanson (Ph.D) is Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at Indiana State University.

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