Package tourists fill up plenty of the cheap hotels in Spain but
this section of Travel Notes will help the budget traveller get a good deal when they
travel to Spain independently.
Any prices quoted are per bed and may be subject to change, so
please use them as a guide only and check the website for availability and current price
Search the hostel database for your own budget accommodation.
Mar Hostel: Calle Sant Pau, 80.
As if being centrally located wasn't enough, the hostel goes out of their way to keep you
Ramblas: Nou de la Rambla, 50.
Budget hostel located in the heart of Barcelona, just two minutes from Las Ramblas and the
Equity Point Sea:
Placa del Mar, 1-4.
Offering a superb location right on Barcelona's Barceloneta Beach. Combine staying in the city with the advantage of also being by the
Centric: Casanova, 13.
Located in the centre of Barcelona, just minutes from the Rambles and the main tourist
Grau: Ramelleres, 27.
Family owned hotel located in the centre of Barcelona, 2 minutes from La Rambla.
Youth Hostel: Unio, 10-12.
Located by the famous Ramblas boulevard and next to the Opera House, accommodation is
offered in 4, 6 and 8 people shared rooms. All rooms have their own balcony, individual WC
and free hot showers.
Itaca Hostel: Ripoll, 21.
Located in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic area, on a quiet street opposite the Cathedral.
Party Hostel: Placa Reial, 17.
Kabul Backpackers is the very first hostel in Barcelona and still going
strong. Famous for its atmosphere and parties, Kabul is in one of
Barcelona's best locations; right off 'Las Ramblas'.
Experience the exuberance and beauty of the beautiful port city of Barcelona.
imposing gothic cathedral and other elaborate flights of architectural fancy that dot the
city. Also see the athlete's village from the Barcelona Olympic Games, travel to the Montjuich
Mount and sample the famous Catalan wine.
de Mar Hostel: Carrer del Turisme, 80.
The Hostel is located at the Mediterranean Coast halfway between Barcelona and Girona
Atlantic: San Joan, 101.
Located 150m from the playa de Calella.
Once an Arabian Fortress, Madrid is now a thriving cultural centre
bursting with monuments, galleries and museums.
International Hostel: Barbieri 15, 2º.
Barbieri Street is located just a few meters of the Popular Kilometro 0 (Puerta del Sol).
Hostal Puerta del Sol: Plaza Puerta del Sol, 14 - 4º.
Gay-friendly hostel in the centre of Madrid. Minimum stay, 2 nights.
Astoria: Carrera San Jeronimo, 30-32 5º.
Located in the old area of Madrid, with museums, palaces, churches, monuments, shops,
restaurants, night clubs and bars all nearby.
Castilla I: Atocha 43, 2 Derecha.
Close to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and the main museums in Madrid. All rooms have an
en-suite, television, telephone and air-condition.
Cruz Sol: Plaza Santa Cruz 6, 3rd Floor.
17 quiet and comfortable rooms on Plaza de Santa Cruz.
Marlasca: Cruz, 14, 2.
Central location,close to Puerta del Sol.
Playa 2: Carretas, 21, 3º.
Close to Madrid's main tourist attractions. Just 100 metres from
Madrid's main square, Puerta del Sol.
Hostel: C/ Fuencarral, 52.
Steps from Fuencarral Market and minutes from San Anton Market, this
hostel is close to Plaza Mayor and Prado Museum.
Gran Via, 64, 8 Derecha.
Centrally located in the commercial area of La Gran Via, Santillan is close to the Royal
Palace, Plaza de Espana, Puerta del Sol and the mythical Plaza Mayor.
Tours in and Around Madrid.
Enjoy a flamenco evening in Madrid; visit Spain's medieval capital, the walled city of
Toledo; take in a bullfight; visit the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of the famous Real
Madrid football team; or take an extended tour to Andalusia and the Costa del Sol - for
five days and 4 nights of history and romance.
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