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 Zaragoza. To help you make friends with Zaragoza before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Zaragoza is a smaller metropolitan than its Madrid and Barcelona counterparts with almost seven hundred thousand people. It's not typically number one on the list for Spain, but it's not eliminated either. You will most definitely find some fantastic spots in one of its many plazas, some that share winding streets, or cathedrals built in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, or Roman ruins. Thus, within the many plazas it holds, Zaragoza hostels are also quite apparent with large signs. If you find that a hostel in Zaragoza is full, you may be able to ask a local where they have seen another.
Zaragoza was also somewhat recently the star of the International Expo, where the government invested in some contemporary architecture. This is often a bittersweet aspect of Zaragoza, as it struggles with its economy.
Overall, Zaragoza is abundant in its inhabitants who work in the busy downtown area. This also means that the transportation in Zaragoza functions efficiently and can be found in most, if not all, of the corners of this small city. So wherever you find your hostel in Zaragoza, know that everything is nearby.
If you are a gastronomy fanatic, don't be so quick to run to this city -- it boasts many cafes and the occasional churro, but doesn't exactly cry, "Delicious!" You'll also find there's a very narrow selection of beer for you beer lovers. But their main plaza, "Plaza de Espana," has winding pedestrian streets filled with tapas! It has a fantastic nightlife and you can be sure to feel safe with the crowd, both young and old, enjoying a drink and having a chat on the sidewalk.
Written by local enthusiast for Zaragoza hostelsLaurie-Ann