Hostels in León, Spain

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Get to know León (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 León. To help you make friends with León before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Casa Botines, diseñada por Gaudí.

León was built as a Roman military camp a few decades before Christ. Since the tenth century, the Kingdom of León played a major historical role as an active champion in the Reconquista against the Muslims, becoming one of the key kingdoms in Spain. The city hosted the first Parliament in the history of Europe in the twelfth century. During the Middle Ages, the city lost its importance, mainly because it was no longer an independent kingdom.

León is a welcoming city for national and international tourism, thanks to its historical and monumental heritage; the various celebrations that take place throughout the year (most notably the Easter Festival); and León's location as a necessary travel point of the Camino de Santiago, a UNESCO World Heritage site. During the ten days that elapse from Friday to Easter Sunday, thousands of people parade through the city with special costumes according to tradition.

The Museum of León, opened in the nineteenth century, is the oldest in the province and is dedicated to telling the city story through archaeology, art, and ethnography. The Museum of the Collegiate Church of San Isidoro is highlighted by the Pantheon of the Kings. The Sierra-Pambley Museum shows the domestic life of an enlightened nineteenth-century family. The Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Basilica of San Isidoro, the Convent of San Marcos, and other religious places are also worth visiting.

Hostels in León are scattered throughout the city and there is not a place where you can find concentration of León hostels. Generally, you can find a hostel in León in almost all neighborhoods and prices do not differ much among León hostels -- almost all of them have average prices without exceptions in the low- or high-price bracket. It is very beneficial for travelers that León hostels also offer great service and hostel conditions, as well as excursions in the city.

Written by local enthusiast for León hostels

Written by local enthusiast for León hostels George Traveller

FAQ about León Hostels

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

A hostel in León costs on average $23 for a dorm. A hostel in León with private rooms costs on average $83. shows all 6 Hostels in León. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 6 hostels in León, Spain. We list for you other cheap places to stay in León such as
  • 4 hotels
  • 3 guesthouses
  • 2 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in León.

Globetrotter Urban&Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in León.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for León

Your Packing List for León

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for León 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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León 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 León, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$23 Average dorm price
$83 Average private room price
$21 Cheapest hostel in León
Albergue Muralla Leonesa is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in León
Globetrotter Urban&Hostel is the best rated
7.7 Average rating of all hostels

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