If you’re visiting Coimbra, the last thing that you want to do is lug your suitcases and backpacks around the hilly, cobbled city. No, you want to be free to explore attractions like the University of Coimbra, the Igreja de Santa Cruz, and Coimbra’s old cathedral.
If you’re arriving too early to check into an Airbnb (or checking out early) and need somewhere to store your bags, there are one or two places in Coimbra. Not a huge number, unfortunately, but enough that you shouldn’t have any problems leaving your bags safely for a few hours.
We looked at a number of luggage storage apps, like Bounce and LuggageHero, to find the best places to store your bag. However, while many of these apps have lots of luggage storage listings in Lisbon and Porto, they didn’t have many (if any) options in Coimbra. Thankfully, Bounce did.
Bounce had quite a few options, such as at hotels, shops, and cafes. The hotels are a particularly useful option for those that want to leave their bags until late.
All you need to do is reserve a spot on the app, drop your bag, and then collect it when you’re done. Including insurance, you should expect to spend around €6.65 per bag to store your bags for a day. This includes $10,000 of insurance, which most of the other luggage storage options don’t offer.
Go Walks Portugal
Go Walks Portugal offers luggage storage between Monday and Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. The cost per locker (which fits 2 cabin size bags + 2 medium backpacks) is €5 for up to 4 hours and €8 for up to 8 hours.
Serenata Hostel offers luggage storage to non-guests, which costs €5 per bag per 24 hours. Guests of the hostel can leave their bags free of charge.
According to the Portugal Trains website, there are lockers at both the Coimbra and Coimbra-B stations. These are coin-operated and have a time limit of 24 hours.
Coimbra Rede Bus Terminal
According to Portugalist commenter W, there is “bag storage at the Coimbra rede bus terminal. It’s hidden in the back.”
Finally, it’s always worth seeing if you can store your bags at your hotel or Airbnb. Hotels usually allow you to leave your bags at reception and typically for free. Airbnbs don’t have this freedom usually as they don’t have a reception, but it could still be a good idea to ask.