Hostels in AsturiasHostels in Asturias

You are looking for hostels in Asturias? 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 Asturias 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 Asturias.

All Cities in Asturias

We list every single hostel in Asturias and the world. In total, we have 10 cities in Asturias 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.

All Asturias hostels on a map

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 Asturias. 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.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Asturias

Asturias is an autonomous region in the northwest of Spain. It is bordered by Cantabria, Castile and Leon, Galicia, and the Bay of Biscay. Asturias is divided into eight counties (comarcas); the regional capital is Oviedo. Other large cities and towns include Gijon and Aviles; Gijon is the seaport and largest city in the region, Aviles is the main industrial town. The best way to get to Asturias is by train from Barcelona or with your own car. Having your own transportation to explore the small villages and winding mountain roads is ideal, since buses and trains may not get you to where you want to go.

Asturias has a rich ancient history. There are cave paintings that indicate the region was inhabited before Neanderthal times, megaliths and tumuli from the Bronze Age, and Celtic influences dating from the Iron Age. In part thanks to the mountains, the region was never fully conquered by the Romans, the Moors, or the Visigoths, although they all attempted the feat. With the Moorish invasion and the beginnings of Islamic Spain in the 8th century, the region became a refuge for Christian priests and the centre of the Reconquista. In the 14th century, Asturias was finally conquered by the Castiles and became part of the Kingdom of Spain. It became an autonomous community in 1981, after the Spanish Civil War and the demise of Francisco Franco Bahamonde in 1975.

Budget accommodation is plentiful, but not in hostel form. Traditional dorm-style hostels are few and far between in Asturias; you will have better luck searching for a guesthouse or budget hotel, where private rooms are affordable if not quite as cheap as a hostel. Search in the main cities of Oviedo or Gijon for the best results. In the small villages, consider a “hostal,” or family-run pension, where you will get a private room with shared bathroom and maybe even an evening meal.

Once you have your hotel accommodation sorted, explore this rich region. Asturias is considered one of the best hiking destinations in Europe, with over 300km of coastline to explore and nearly 5,000km of different hiking routes. Archaeological and architectural sites are plentiful as well: there are Celtic hill forts that date back to the Iron Age, the former ancient palace of the Asturian kings at Santa Maria del Naranco, Roman baths at Gijon, tiny alpine villages that are more reminiscent of Switzerland than Spain, and colourful coastal fishing villages.

With a plethora of things to do, you’ll never be bored in Asturias!

expert for Asturias hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Asturias hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ on Hostels in Asturias

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

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.

How much are hostels in Asturias?

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 Asturias 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.

When to book hostels?

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.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Asturias safe?

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.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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