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Seville is another must-see city in Spain, and if you want to stay central to everything while also saving money, hostels are the way to go. I recently stayed at the New Samay Hostel Sevilla (A.K.A. Seville, Spain), and I’m here to share my honest thoughts on this Seville hostel to help you decide if it sounds like a place you’d like to check out during your own trip to Seville.
How Much Does It Cost to Stay at the New Samay Hostel?
The cost of staying at the New Samay Hostel will depend on several factors, such as when you go and the type of room you book. For reference, I visited in mid-April and stayed in a 6-person room. This hostel actually had one of the lowest rates throughout my Spain trip, only costing me 25 euros per night, with a total of 50 euros for a 2-night stay.
What Is There To Do at the New Samay Hostel?
From my experience, the New Samay was pretty low-key and didn’t have a ton of social activities going on. However, they do have a really nice rooftop where you can sit and hang out or get work done. I imagine this is probably a spot where people might hang out at night too, though I didn’t personally hang out there myself.
The best part about this hostel is its accessibility to things in town, though. So while activities at the hostel itself may be limited, you can easily get to the major sites around Seville like the Plaza de España, Giralda Tower, local flamenco shows, and more.
What I Liked About the New Samay Seville
What I Didn’t Like About the New Samay Seville
I honestly didn’t have any complaints about this one. I thought it was a good hostel, and I had a positive experience when I was there.
If you’re traveling to Granada, Spain and are looking up where to stay, I share my honest thoughts after spending two nights at the ECO Hostel Granada.
How Much Does It Cost To Say At the ECO Hostel Granada?
For reference, I stayed at the ECO Hostel Granada in April 2023. It wasn’t the high summer season, but I was there for Easter so still a big holiday there.
For a two-night stay, I paid 52 euros, which came to roughly 26 euros each night. The room I stayed in was a six-person male/female dorm room. Our hostel was easy to get to from the airport (you take a shuttle into town) and within walking distance of all the major attractions, including the Alhambra.
What Is There To Do At the ECO Hostel in Granada?
The ECO Hostel was actually pretty mellow, which I liked. It had a mix of older and younger people. While it wasn’t a party hostel, they did have some social activities such as nightly family dinners. However, I didn’t go to them because they were pretty late in the evening.
The ECO is a great space for digital nomads to work and the staff was really nice (shoutout to Jake at the front desk for your help).
What I Liked About the ECO Hostel Granada
What I Didn’t Like About the ECO Hostel Granada
FAQs About Hostels in Granada
1. What are the best hostels in Granada, Spain?
The best hostels in Granada, Spain depend on what you’re looking for. If you want to stay somewhere more quiet that still gives you easy access to the most important places to see in Granada, then I’d definitely recommend the ECO Hostel.
2. Is there a good hostel in Granada near the Alhambra?
Yes, the ECO Hostel is a great hostel in Granada that’s near the Alhambra. I could easily
walk there for my day at the Alhambra.
3. What is Granada best known for?
Granada is best known for its Alhambra palace that sits at the top of the hill overlooking
For more on Spain hostels, visit my review of St. Christopher's Inn Barcelona.
If you’re looking to save money while traveling abroad, hostels are a great way to go. In this review of St. Christopher’s Inn, a Barcelona hostel, I’ll share my honest experience and opinions to help you decide if this sounds like a place you’d want to stay at during your Barcelona visit.
How Much Does It Cost To Say At St. Christopher’s Inn Barcelona?
Specific rates will vary depending on when you travel and the type of room you reserve. Generally, you can expect lower prices in less-busy travel seasons and rooms with more people in them. Conversely, you can expect to pay more for booking a single or private room. The cheapest rooms will be the 12-person dormitory-style room.
For reference, I stayed in Barcelona in April around Easter and in a 12-person dormitory female room. My 3-night stay totaled about 197 euros, with my nightly rates ranging from 62 to 70 euros. However, I stayed at this hostel again the night before my flight home, and the rate for that night was just 29 euros.
What Is There To Do At St. Christopher’s Inn Barcelona?
Like most hostels, St. Christopher’s has tours of the city, pub crawls, and nightly events. They also have a rather large bar and social area where people can drink, mingle, and watch sports.
What I Liked About St. Christopher’s Inn Barcelona
What I Didn’t Like About St. Christopher’s Inn Barcelona
FAQs About Hostels in Barcelona
1. What's the best hostel in Barcelona?
The best hostel in Barcelona is going to be what fits with your travel style and interests. Every hostel has its pros and cons. If you're into more of a social scene and want to stay in a vibrant, central location with easy airport transfer access, I would definitely recommend St. Christopher's Inn.
2. How much is a hostel in Barcelona per night?
The cost of a hostel in Barcelona will depend on several factors, including the type of room you choose, the time of year, and of course, the hostel itself. From my experience, hostel rates in Barcelona can range from as low as 29 euros per night all the way up to 70 euros per night for a dormitory-style room with 12 people.
3. Are hostels in Barcelona safe?
Yes, in general hostels in Barcelona are safe. Before booking a stay, though, I recommend making sure the hostel has secured access for both the hostel building and the bedrooms. You should also research the area in which you're staying, and of course, exercise standard safe travel precautions, especially if you're traveling solo. However, I felt incredibly safe at St. Christopher's Inn, even when I had to catch a ride to the airport at 4:00 a.m.
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