You are looking for hostels in Castile and León? 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 Castile and León 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 Castile and León.
We list every single hostel in Castile and León and the world. In total, we have 18 cities in Castile and León 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 Castile and León. 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.
Castile and León, Spain, is a northwestern region of the country, bordering Portugal. It is within short driving distance from Madrid. Like many Spanish regions, it was once a kingdom in its own right, and still holds some of that individualized flavor. For example, while Castilian Spanish is the dominant language, there are three other local languages unique to the area.
The region is a mixture of a plateau surrounded by mountains. With lakes, rivers, and forests, this is a scenic landscape. Summers are warm and dry. While winters aren't quite as hot, it is still a good climate year-round.
Castile and León is further split into nine provinces; Salamanca, Avila, and Segovia are notable of these. When visiting the Salamanca region, you'll quickly discover that this place is known for their pigs -- to be specific, the black forest ham. If you visit the small town of La Alberca, you may find a black pig that is annually raised by the community and then auctioned off. Since the pig isn't owned by any one person, it roams around the cobblestone streets, surprising visitors. Avila, the city representing the Castile and León province of Avila, displays famous town walls. The city is surrounded by the structure built in medieval times in Romanesque style. Segovia further shows medieval and Roman influence with a series of aqueducts and other architecture.
While not as large and ornate as cathedrals you may find in Madrid or Barcelona, towns throughout Castile and León offer insight into the locals' world. Catholicism is the dominant religion, and you can visit a cathedral to get a glimpse of art, architecture, and traditions of the area.
Because the towns in Castile and León are relatively small and spaced out by rural area, this provides opportunities to explore the outdoors. Travelers can enjoy hikes in the mountains, or walking outside of the towns to spot farm animals. Even though the towns are small, you can still find everything you need if you look hard enough. A pharmacy, a post office, a church, and a place to get food are standard. On the downside of this, the towns being few and far between does make it difficult to get around. If you are not with a tour group, you will probably need a car as a bus will only serve limited places in this area. Castile and León, Spain hostel options are also limited in some towns, but the Castile and León, Spain hostels you do end up using will be well priced.
Handwritten by local expert for Castile and León hostels Jessica Lippe
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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 Castile and León 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.
There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.
There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.