On your next visit to the southern Spanish town of Seville, try one of these budget stays, all stylish and cosy yet never too far from the action. Below, we’ve brought together the best hostels in the Andalusian capital, so you can explore its delights from a fun and affordable base.
The colourful and friendly La Flamenka Hostel is located in one of the most beautiful areas of central Seville, less than a 10-minute stroll from all the major attractions. Beds are in shared dorms or cosy private rooms, and communal areas include a spectacular rooftop terrace and a fully-equipped kitchen. Charming owners Ana and Jaime are only too happy to help you plan your sightseeing and arrange tickets to shows and monuments. Top-notch budget accommodation.
Located in the city centre, just opposite a striking wooden monument known as Las Setas (The Mushrooms), Oasis Backpackers Hostel is a great place to stay if you’re looking to meet fellow travellers. Common areas include a super-cool rooftop terrace with a pool, bar and barbecue, and the staff arrange group activities such as pub crawls and paella nights. Guided tours of the cathedral and Royal Alcazar are also available.
Situated a couple of streets across from Seville’s beautiful 18th-century bullring, La Banda is one of the most creatively-designed hostels in the city. Inspired by everything from London bars to music festivals, its dorms and communal areas are packed with homemade furniture and quirky features. Hostel life revolves around the rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy cathedral views, ‘creative cocktails’ and a home-cooked meal every night.
Offering daily dinners and breakfasts at no extra charge, Black Swan is one of the best-value hostels in Seville. Other activities that won’t set you back a cent include a Free Night Out (designed to bring solo travellers together), a guided tour of the enchanting Santa Cruz barrio and an evening of flamenco. The trendily decorated accommodation comes either in en suite doubles (one with its own terrace) and mixed or female-only dorms.
With branches everywhere from the Andalusian capital to Prague, Hostel One has been named Best Hostel Worldwide for 2018 by HostelWorld. Free communal dinners every evening will get you mingling with your fellow travellers, as will the pub crawls that follow. Chill-out spaces include a sun-drenched roof terrace, a patio, a spacious kitchen and a lounge equipped with communal computers. The trendy nightspots of the Alameda are a five-minute walk away.
If you want to be close to all the attractions yet away from the busiest part of Seville, this is the place for you. Located in the heart of gorgeous Triana, Seville’s former gypsy neighbourhood, this cosy hostel offers private and shared accommodation, a lovely roof terrace and a common room with computers and a TV. Pilgrims starting the 1,000km (621mi) trek to Santiago de Compostela from Seville (along Via de la Plata) receive a discount.
The second of Hostel One’s Seville branches is sandwiched between the city’s cathedral and Moorish Alcazar, making it a great base for sightseeing. Hostel One Catedral’s free breakfasts and dinners also provide a great opportunity to meet travellers from all over the world, as do the guided tours and pub crawls (neither of which cost extra). The comfy dorm beds are fitted with privacy curtains and each comes with a spacious locker.