This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Capital city of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz holds in its palm the House of Parliament for the Basque Autonomous Community, and the Prime Minister’s residence. The city is one of the most important in Spain, and as such, is one of the top five places to live in the country.
Like many capital cities, Vitoria-Gasteiz is filled not only with a bountiful amount of history and art, but also a bustling atmosphere, full of the Spanish trying their hardest to enjoy life to the fullest. The night life within the cities public spaces is as rich as the beauty of its sixteenth century palaces, and you will find that travelling around this gorgeous city incredibly practical.
The city is friendly, with a large student population, and the natives of Vitoria-Gasteiz are welcoming to visitors, making a visit to the city one where you will see multicultural communities, diversity, and strong links to art, education, and industry. Perhaps this is why hostels in this Spanish city make such good places to stay - you will meet a lot of people as curious as you to see why Vitoria-Gasteiz is such a great place to live.
Hostels are abundant, and hospitable, but are also slightly more expensive than other destinations in Spain. However, you pay for the quality not just of your accommodation, but also of the city itself.
You will find the world-famous Fine Arts Museum here, delicious pintxos (which are similar to tapas), and an old town that presents medieval streets and plazas that are some of the best preserved in the region. But what makes Vitoria-Gasteiz special is the fact that it holds not only one, but two cathedrals, the most interesting of which is Santa Maria, built in the thirteenth century.
This Spanish haven is the dream destination for travellers who love the hustle and bustle of an artistic, cultural city, who also want to save on the price tag of an expensive hotel, and who can enjoy the simplicity of a hostel in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Written by local enthusiast for Vitoria-Gasteiz hostelsJakob Lombardi