Hostels in Jaén, Spain

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Get to know Jaén (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Jaén. To help you make friends with Jaén before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Jaén is also named and spelled Jaen - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Jaén, a city and the capital of the province of same name in Andalusia, Spain, is a bustling metropolis, and like many Andalusian towns and cities, its name is of Arabic origin. It comes from the Arabic phrase "khayyaan" or the crossroads of caravans. The city of Jaén had been historically an important city from the Spanish medieval times up to the present.

Though Jaén has the characteristics of many Andalusian towns and cities with steep, narrow streets and houses, buildings, and structures with whitewashed walls and Moorish and Arabic influences, the characteristic of Jaén is that of an old progressive Renaissance city.

The most famous landmarks of Jaén are Castillo de Santa Catalina or Saint Catherine’s Castle and the Jaén Cathedral. The Jaén Cathedral, one of the most important cathedrals in all of Spain, is the largest structure in Jaén and towers the whole city like a defense tower. The style of Jaén Cathedral is Renaissance and its construction spanned for almost three centuries. Castillo de Santa Catalina is located on top of a hill by the Santa Catalina Mountains that overlooks the whole city of Jaén. Castillo de Santa Catalina used to be a Moor fortress that was renovated and improved to look like more of a Christian fortress. The other landmark is the famous Arab Baths, the most important heritage of Moorish occupation and settlement in all of Andalusia. The Arab Baths of Jaén is the largest conserved Arab bath in Spain. Other landmarks include various churches, convents, and museums dedicated to the rich history of Jaén, which has been an important city throughout history, especially to the Kingdom of Castile.

One of the most important commercial products of Jaén is olive oil; the town is known as the “World Capital of Olive Oil” and olive oil in Jaén is known to the locals as “oro liquido” or liquid gold because of its color and high value.

Jaén celebrates various festivals throughout the year. The festivals range from Catholic and Christian with folk and Moorish elements to modern ones. Jaén is an important cultural center that has features a variety of food, music, and sports.

Because Jaén is both a commercial and political center and industrial and administrative capital of the region, it is not difficult to find hostels in Jaén. Jaén hostels vary from high-end luxury to cheap and simple ones.

Written by local enthusiast for Jaén hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Jaén hostels Angelica Burrage

FAQ about Jaén Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Jaén. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Jaén. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Your Packing List for Jaén

Your Packing List for Jaén

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Jaén and Spain.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Jaén Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Jaén, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
4.2 Average rating of all hostels

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