Hostels in Spain
Staying in hostels in Spain is the right choice for budget holidays
With its beautiful beaches, cultured cities and delicious cuisine, Spain makes the perfect summer break.
From boutique hostels in Valencia to rural villas in Majorca, there is hundreds of backpackers’ accommodation in Spain to choose from. Today, hostels are far more than just budget rooms.
How to pick that perfect hostel in Spain
1. Cheap is not always the best, some cheap hostels may get you dirty linen, be noisy and in general be quite unhygienic. So shop around and check the reviews. Paying a couple of pounds more may mean all the difference between having a memorable holiday experience or wish you had stayed at home.
2. Does the hostel offer a good value buffet breakfast where you can top up on a few snacks to eat later, saving you money when you are out and about during the day. Also check the breakfast times, not much fun if its only available between 6 and 7.30 am !
3. Is WiFi available and at what cost, if any. Check to find out the speeds, again not much fun if going online is free but the speed is so slow you cant connect to anything without spending hours at your device.
4. Are the check in and out times right for you, you will not be happy if the check out time is before 9.30 am for instance, check this with the hostel directly if its not clear on your booking conditions.
5. Check the security offered b y the hostel, for example does the hostel offer cctv, a 24 hour reception, secure lockers to store your gear when you are out and about during the day or night.
6. How about the commune areas, is it an agreeable are where you can chill out with other guests and feel at home. Also does the hostel offer a bar area, check to see the prices of the drinks.
7. By making a few enquiries, emailing the hostel directly. and checking carefully the hostels website and reviews you will be much more likely to book a hostel that suits you and enjoying a happy stay throughout your holiday to Spain.
Las Muses Residence Madrid Hotel Reviews
Hostels in Madrid
If you’re looking for cheap Madrid accommodation Las Musas Residence is a great option. The hostel is close to the best of Madrid’s main attractions and located in the centre of the city in the Tirso de Molina. You’ll also be just five minutes’ walk from the excellent nightlife in La Puerta Del Sol and 10 walking minutes from the Prado Museum and Reina Sofia. Breakfast is included in the price and the incredibly friendly and helpful staff will help you plan your day. Las Musas Residence has a large common room and a funky, young vibe throughout so you can make some friends to share those early morning chocolate con churros with.
US Roger’s House San Sebastian Hotel Reviews
Hostels in San Sebastian
Most people stay in hostels in San Sebastian for sun, surf and partying – Roger’s House hostel offers all this and more. Located in the old town centre, the comfortable budget rooms are comfortable and clean, with bright décor and a buzzing atmosphere. History lovers will enjoy the fact it’s actually in the Plaza de la Constitucion, the old bullfighting ring.
The city’s lively nightlife is just a stumble away, and the surf beach Zurriola and beautiful La Concha Bay are just around the corner. The young and fun owners organise pub crawls, surf trips and free city tours so it’s a great place to meet other travellers. There’s free wi-fi, tea and coffee making facilities and a laundry to make backpackers feel at home.
Feetup Hostal-Hilux Hostel – Valencia Hotel Reviews
Hostels in Valencia
This is the plushest hostel in Valencia with private rooms perfect for couples or travellers looking for a chic place to stay. There are only ten rooms in this small and friendly hostel, each decorated by local artists and with huge canopy beds and balconies overlooking the city.
The cool and colourful lounge is ideal for relaxing with a DVD after a hard day of sightseeing, and there’s a fully equipped kitchen and free internet included in the room rates. Located in the heart of the city, in the historic Casco Antiguo and Barrio El Carmen, Valencia’s sights are just a short walk away.
Hostel Blue Beach – Mallorca Hotel Reviews
Mallorca hostels are ideal for a week of fun in the sun, and the Hostal Atlanta is no exception. This family run hostel is just a few minutes’ walk from the 4-mile long Playa de Palma golden sandy beach. There are bars and restaurants lining the beach and you’ll be close to the lively resort area of El Arenal with all its bars and nightclubs for a good night out.
The friendly owners will go out of their way to ensure the guests are comfortable, offering plenty of travel tips and information about the local area. The hostel has recently been refurbished and now has a range of room sizes all with ensuite facilities and mostly with balconies and terraces.