Hostels in Castilla-La Mancha Hostels in Castilla-La Mancha

You are looking for hostels in Castilla-La Mancha? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Castilla-La Mancha hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Castilla-La Mancha.

All Cities in Castilla-La Mancha

We list every single hostel in Castilla-La Mancha and the world. In total, we have 10 cities in Castilla-La Mancha 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 Castilla-La Mancha 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 Castilla-La Mancha. 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 Castilla-La Mancha

Castilla-La Mancha is a province with very rich history, but it is a no-brainer that the best city to visit is Toledo. In fact, it is surely one of the most fascinating and charismatic cities in Spain. The city of three cultures – Christian, Jewish and Arab – is an outstanding mix of different civilizations, with an Old Town almost untouched by time. Most people go for a day trip, as Toledo is only seventy kilometers from Madrid, and there are buses every thirty minutes. There are a lot of free concerts and performances in the evening, plus a rich cultural program. The best time to visit is Sunday, when many museums have free admission.

Other interesting cities worth visiting are Albacete, which has very well preserved architecture from the middle of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century in the Old Town, and Cuenca, with its Historic Walled Town, Bridge of Saint Paul, and the Cuenca Cathedral. Yeste, with the Castle of Yeste from the 12th century, the convent of San Francisco, and many others is also a good place to visit.

Castilla-La Mancha is also famous for Don Quixote de la Mancha, and there are many tourist routes which connect different villages and towns. You can take a bike or even walk, but some distances can be twenty to twenty kilometers. Summer in Castilla-La Mancha is scorching, so it is not the best season to visit the region.

The situation with hostels in Castilla-La Mancha is far from great. Toledo, as its major tourist center, has a large number of hostels that operate all year long, and it is the only exception in the region. You will have no problem booking a good hostel there. However, there are barely any hostels in other cities, and you can struggle to find a hostel to stay. There are a few hostels in Cuenca, Albacete, and Yeste, and a lot of them do not operate all year long. It is wise to book them in advance and not to go and check on the spot if a particular hostel is open or not. Hostel staff is very friendly in all cities in Castilla-La Mancha, and most of them speak reasonable English in Toledo, as locals are used to having thousands of tourists every day. Nevertheless, you can hardly expect to meet staff who can speak English in other cities.

expert for Castilla-La Mancha hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Castilla-La Mancha hostels George Traveller

Travel Tips for Castilla-La Mancha - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Castilla-La Mancha. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Castilla-La Mancha. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Castilla-La Mancha

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, and 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 comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Castilla-La Mancha?

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 Castilla-La Mancha here on 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.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Castilla-La Mancha 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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