Hostels in La Rioja Hostels in La Rioja

You are looking for hostels in La Rioja? 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 La Rioja 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 La Rioja.

All Cities in La Rioja

We list every single hostel in La Rioja and the world. In total, we have 4 cities in La Rioja 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 La Rioja 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 La Rioja. 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 La Rioja

Welcome to a wine-lovers paradise -- La Rioja, Spain! The autonomous community makes up an area in the northern section of the Iberian Peninsula. The capital of the province is Logroño; this is where the majority of La Rioja, Spain hostels are located. Other popular towns in the area are Alfaro, Arnedo, Calahorra, Haro, and Nájera. La Rioja is bordered by Basque Country, Navarre, and Castile and León. The area has many natural areas to enjoy -- from the namesake River Oja to the Iberian System mountain range. The other main river in the area is the Ebro, and the nickname zone of Seven Valleys is derived from the seven rivers that meet the Ebro from the mountains. La Rioja can be reached from most major Spanish cities by car, train, or bus. The main train station and the airport are in Logroño. Logroño is also where most hostels in La Rioja, Spain, are located.

La Rioja is most famous for its wine production. Most hostels in La Rioja, Spain, will offer wine tours with trips to vineyards and wineries! One thing to keep in mind is some La Rioja, Spain hostels are not open to hosting bachelor and bachelorette parties, so be sure to be honest with your La Rioja, Spain hostel when you make your booking so you don’t run into any issues! La Rioja, Spain hostels will be most expensive during the Rioja Wine Harvest Festival, San Mateo.

Besides wine, the area has an abundance of history and culture. Rioja is an ancient area that has been occupied by pre-Roman Berones, Basques, and Moors. Travelers who love history will also be thrilled to discover that dinosaur footprints have been found here. Many hostels in La Rioja, Spain, will offer walking tours to teach guests about historic areas.

Most La Rioja, Spain hostels are family run and will give visitors a look into the slow Spanish lifestyle. While breakfast is often not included in the booking price for La Rioja, Spain hostels, you won’t have any trouble locating a nearby cafe or bakery to find a delicious and inexpensive meal to start the day! Those who do not drink wine will enjoy discovering the area's many beautiful churches, cathedrals, and vast countryside.

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

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 La Rioja?

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 La Rioja 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 La Rioja 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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