Hostels in Extremadura Hostels in Extremadura

You are looking for hostels in Extremadura? 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 Extremadura 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 Extremadura.

All Cities in Extremadura

We list every single hostel in Extremadura and the world. In total, we have 7 cities in Extremadura 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 Extremadura 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 Extremadura. 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 Extremadura

Extremadura (literally, "outermost hard") is an autonomous community in the western part of Spain with a long and varied history. Originally a capital of the small Roman province called Lusitania, it was one of the integral cities that comprised the Roman Empire, as it was a center of trade, commerce, and industry. It later fell under Ottoman rule during the Andalusian period (circa the seven hundreds), until it was soon relinquished to Christian rule later in the early sixteenth century.

Because of its diverse historical background, Extremedura is a hotbed of cultural variances that is reflected in its cuisine, its architecture, and even its language. Today, Extremadura is chiefly known for its historical structures and for its antiquated roadways, which are still fully functional and virtually unchanged to this day, eliciting a unique way of life endemic to the area. When you find yourself in Extremedura, you’ll undoubtedly fall in love with the historic architecture, the most popular of which are the well-preserved (and sometimes even restored) Roman Empire-era structures located in the capital of the town, Merida.

Further architectural and historical marvels such as the walled city of Cáceres (which has a hostel) shows inflections of Moorish architecture blended with later Christian styles truly make for a dizzying, but beautiful treat for the eyes. If you veer towards the more artistic side of things, a quick visit to the Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor with its collection of fifteenth-century paintings done by local masters should be more than your fill of art. For a true immersion into the past of the city, a tour of the "ghost town" of Granadilla and the old Moorish Quarter is in order. Two small areas that to this day preserves the old style of rural architectures it is a blast to the past for amateur historians, scholars, artists, and photographers alike.

Dining in Extremadura is in itself a gem, with literally more than a hundred restaurants that serve traditional, contemporary, or "moderne" fares for all palates. One of the topmost eating places in Extremadura is Atrio, an amazing restaurant with great ambiance, even greater food, friendly and skilled staff, and an impeccable taste for décor. If you’re looking for the less classy but no less tasty, Madruelo and La Minerva -- two small gems -- are definitely where you should be!

Likewise, finding a hostel in Extremadura is easy, with rare and wonderful gems found throughout. Booking your room prior to your trip is advised, although even booking rooms during peak season isn’t really all that difficult.

expert for Extremadura hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Extremadura hostels Angelica Burrage

Travel Tips for Extremadura - 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 Extremadura. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Extremadura. 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 Extremadura

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 Extremadura?

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 Extremadura 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 Extremadura 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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