You are looking for hostels in Andorra? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Andorra hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Andorra.
We list every single hostel in Andorra and the world. In total, we have 7 cities in Andorra for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.
Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.
Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Andorra. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.
Andorra, the biggest microstate of Europe, is located in the Eastern Pyrenees nestled between France and Spain. With an average elevation of nearly two thousand metres across the country, it is no surprise that its capital, Andorra la Vella, is the highest capital of Europe, situated at just over a thousand metres above sea level. The main settlements of the country are found in three valleys, which lie in a Y shape with Andorra la Vella at the bottom, Soldeu at the eastern tip, and Arinsal at the western tip.
There is a frequent bus service to and from Barcelona every day, however, no trains operate in the the country. Your best bet is coming here by car, as that gives you access to more isolated locations that are not served by buses; keep in mind that you will need really good driving skills on the steep roads in the mountains, especially in the winter.
Judging from its size, most people will only spend a day in Andorra, but such a short stay will definitely not do justice to this hidden gem of a country. While most tourists do a pit stop in Andorra la Vella before moving on to the neighbouring countries, the capital city is not the most impressive place in itself. The historic centres offers a few nice churches and a couple of tiny museums, but visiting them will not take up more than a few hours at most. The main attraction here is the tax-free shopping, which makes many people drive hours to stock up on cheap booze and cigarettes. Therefore, you might be disappointed to find that the city's skyline is dominated by modern shopping centres and big billboards advertising bargain sales.
However, once you get out of the capital and move in any direction toward the mountains, the nature of this tiny country is guaranteed to blow your mind. The country offers an amazing hiking experience; not only are there various well-maintained and -signposted hiking paths all over the country, there is also a network of twenty-seven mountain huts equipped with bunk beds and a fireplace that are free to use. While some people prefer to do one-day hikes to them, following the GRP trail, you can cross the whole country in a week or so, covering just over a hundred kilometres. Another popular activity in the country is skiing, for which the best places are to be found either on the the Arinsal-Pal-La Massana triangle or around Encamp and Soldieu.
Whatever you decide to do, it is definitely worth spending a few nights in the high-quality Andorra hostels found around the country. If your aim is to explore a different part of Andorra every day, then the best option is to stay in a hostel in Andorra la Vella -- however, make sure to book early, as places are limited. On the other hand, if you prefer to base yourself in a beautiful spot and just enjoy waking up amongst the mountains and going out for walks during the day, then you should go for a hostel in Sispony. Moreover, if you would like a real authentic experience in a traditional mountain house, then your ideal accommodation is a hostel in Canillo.
It is important to keep in mind that Andorra is not part of the European Union and you will be asked for your passport when entering the country. However, the official currency of the country is the Euro. While the official language is Catalan, you will easily get by with Spanish and French as well, but English might be problematic.
Handwritten by local expert for Andorra hostels JudyM
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There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.
This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.
You can search for exacty hostel prices in Andorra here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.
If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.
We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.
Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.