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 Logroño. To help you make friends with Logroño before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Located between Bilbao and Zaragoza, Logroño (Logrono), La Rioja, Spain, is a nice city for a one-day stop. Besides, buses between Logroño and these cities are regular and not very expensive. People in Logroño are very friendly and know how to party. The list of fiestas is remarkable, but the most important ones are the San Bernabe in mid-June, and San Mateo, a one-week fiesta at the end of September.
As there is one rather large university in the city -- the University of La Rioja -- there are also a lot of young people. Prices in Logroño are reasonably lower when compared to major touristic cities, and travelers have the chance to taste typical Spanish dishes at affordable prices, including the famous tapas tour, which could get extremely expensive in large tourist cities. It is also a renowned wine region so you have the chance to taste high-quality local wines. You can also visit the Roman ruins of Varea, St. Bartholomew's Church (built in the twelfth century), the Revellín Wall, the old chimney Tabacalera de Logroño, the Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Redonda, the Stone Bridge, the Iron Bridge, and many others.
The main concentration of hostels in Logroño (Logrono), La Rioja, Spain, is in the very city center, not far from the city hall. In general, Logroño (Logrono), La Rioja, Spain hostels have good facilities. Your choice of hostels in Logroño (Logrono), La Rioja, Spain is rather limited, so be aware of that if you come for one of the numerous fiestas; for other dates, you should not have problems to book a bed on short notice. Most Logroño (Logrono), La Rioja, Spain hostels are small, which means they are supply-and-demand-oriented, so you have a great chance to relax from overcrowded hostels in large Spanish cities. As a rule, communication in English with the personnel of hostels in Logroño (Logrono), La Rioja, Spain would be challenging, at least. Most people are friendly but do not speak English, so basic Spanish could be very helpful.
Written by local enthusiast for Logroño hostelsGeorge Traveller