You have your backpack ready for a new trip and the only thing left is to prepare the place where you want to enjoy your rest. What if you stay in a hostel? A very versatile means of accommodation that allows you to go sightseeing at your own pace, and at a very reasonable price.
This is exactly what Spain's hostels are like: very complete. Far from the misconception that hostels, and youth hostels are only a last-resource accommodation or pilgrims who are on their way to completing the way of Camino de Santiago, they have become the first choice especially for large groups, for young people, and for schools thanks to the facilities they provide and the large capacity they usually have.
Choosing a rural hostel as accommodation comes with several advantages that we are going to detail so that you end up opting for one of those that we have in the Spanish geography.
Why choose a hostel for your next trip?
First, because you will save money. Rural hostels are identified as low-cost tourism since, compared to other types of accommodation options and rentals, their cost is reduced by up to four times.
Secondly, if you are young, because they have everything you need. In addition, youth hostels are integrated in the REAJ, which is the Spanish Network of Youth Hostels, which protects and guarantees that travellers have everything they need in the facilities. There are even some subventions to encourage tourists to book these accommodations. There are currently more than 200 youth hostels in Spain.
Thirdly, because you can organise your trip the way you want. Most of them have facilities such as shared kitchens that eliminate the need to eat outside the accommodation, which also translates into saving money and, at the same time, meeting new people who also stay in these hostels.
Fourth of all, because it is an ideal option for groups. Recently, more and more educational activities are held in school hostels, with child-friendly activities and training facilities. Due to the large capacity of their rooms, generally distributed in bunk beds, they can sleep a large number of people. However, they are not only aimed at schools, since there are family hostels where the facilities are so complete that you will love staying in them during your holidays. You will feel like you are in a camp!
In Spain there are more than 300 hostels and youth hostels, more than half of which are classified as rural hostels, so the possibilities are almost endless!
The locations in which they are built are also infinite, although there are communities with the highest volume of occupancy, which in this case are the Community of Madrid in first place, followed by Catalonia, the Canary Islands and the Community of Valencia.
Enjoy your holidays in a different way, apply for your hostel card and become a real hosteller!