Hostels in Galicia Hostels in Galicia

You are looking for hostels in Galicia? 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 Galicia 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 Galicia.

All Cities in Galicia

We list every single hostel in Galicia and the world. In total, we have 19 cities in Galicia 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 Galicia 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 Galicia. 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 Galicia

The highlight of Galicia is taking the Camino de Santiago. More than 250,000 people, compared to less than merely 700 only thirty years ago, finish the great pilgrimage trip to the end destination, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in order to see the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great. It is the hallmark not only of the city, but also of Galicia. The Old Town in Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is very well preserved. Moreover, the city has also vibrant nightlife, especially in the summer. There are lot of students and young people, so you can party until the early morning.

Other interesting cities to visit are La Coruña, Vigo, Pontevedra, and Lugo. Pontevedra is a must-visit town that fully captures the spirit of Galicia, with its pilgrimage sights and well-preserved architecture. La Coruña is a nice harbor city, where you can see the Compass rose, the Castro de Elviña, the San Anton Castle, and many others. Vigo has an interesting Old Town, and Lugo has very well-preserved Roman walls, many churches and cathedrals, and is also a pilgrimage center. Moreover, there are old ruins almost everywhere.

Luckily, beaches in Galicia are not full of tourists because the season is rather short. They are not worse than their southern counterparts by any means. Beaches in Galicia are well-preserved and tranquil, and you can enjoy amazing beaches, almost untoched by human hands. If you want to have a cheaper and more relaxed summer holiday, Galicia is a much wiser choice than Southern Spain.

There are more than enough hostels in Galicia, even in places where you would least expect them. The steady influx of tourists who take the Camino de Santiago has been extremely beneficial for the hostel business. There are hostels even in small places, and travelers have a wide choice of hostels in Santiago de Compostela and even in Lugo. You might have some difficulties to book a hostel in the high season unless you make your reservation in advance. Be aware that there are many fiestas in Galicia, and some of them last for several days. Needless to say, hostels at your destination are fully booked and significantly more expensive, and it is mandatory that you book your hostel in advance if you want to save money and enjoy a crazy fiesta at the same time.

expert for Galicia hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Galicia hostels George Traveller

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

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 Galicia?

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 Galicia 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 Galicia 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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