Hostels in Pamplona, Spain

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

 Parque Ciudadela

For most of the year, Pamplona is a sleepy town located in the very north of Spain with little to offer except relaxation and richly decorated buildings. From the 6th to 14th of July however, the city transforms to host one of the biggest parties in Europe, the San Fermín festival. The festival, most well known for the daily running of the bulls, runs nonstop for eight days, with bars and clubs open 24 hours.

If you are traveling to Pamplona anytime except during the San Fermín festival, you will find an overwhelming number of hostels for extremely cheap and that are (relatively) empty. Many of these are quality hostels, but make most of their profits during the festival. Many other hostels close for the time outside of the festival, or only stay open for a fraction of the high season. With all this choice, you may as well stay right in the old town.

If you are traveling during the San Fermín festival, book your Pamplona hostel well in advance. Prices skyrocket during the time, with hostels often charging 4-5 times as much as they normally can. Expect overcrowded rooms and, if you choose to stay downtown, more noise than you will usually find in even the busiest of hostels. Most hostels are prepared for the crush of tourists, however you will still find some making mistakes such as not enough food for breakfasts, not enough lockers for bags, or double booked beds. Trust the reviews for the hostel, but understand that due to the sheer number of tourists every hostel will have several bad reviews.

Written by local enthusiast for Pamplona hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Pamplona hostels Josh

FAQ about Pamplona Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Pamplona. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Pamplona. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 6 Hostels in Pamplona. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 6 hostels in Pamplona, Spain. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Pamplona such as
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Aloha Hostel Pamplona is the best rated hostel for partying in Pamplona.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

Your Packing List for Pamplona

Your Packing List for Pamplona

Pack smart, not hard

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

Get your full Packing List here

Pamplona 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 Pamplona, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$21 Average dorm price
$19 Cheapest hostel in Pamplona
Albergue Plaza Catedral is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Pamplona
Aloha Hostel Pamplona is the best rated
5.9 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Pamplona - from the Community

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