The 7 Best Hostels in Seville
Posted: 1/6/2023 | January 6th, 2023 Home to nearly 700,000 people, Seville (or Sevilla in Spanish) is one of the most popular destinations in Spain. Located in Andalusia, Seville has a long, intricate past that is worth soaking up. Conquered by Islamic forces in 711, the region was under Muslim rule for centuries, which has […] The post The 7 Best Hostels in Seville appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.
Posted: 1/6/2023 | January 6th, 2023
Home to nearly 700,000 people, Seville (or Sevilla in Spanish) is one of the most popular destinations in Spain.
Located in Andalusia, Seville has a long, intricate past that is worth soaking up. Conquered by Islamic forces in 711, the region was under Muslim rule for centuries, which has given the city a unique architectural and cultural flair.
The historic center is a mishmash of medieval-era buildings and a tangle of narrow streets and open plazas lined with outdoor cafés. Wander around the long public plaza called the Alameda de Hércules and you’ll stroll past two-thousand-year-old Roman ruins right in the heart of the city.
But, while Seville (and Spain as a whole) is affordable, it’s easy to blow your budget on the city’s delicious food and wild nightlife.
Fortunately, Seville boasts a handful of fun, social, and affordable hostels to help you save money and make the most of your visit.
Below you’ll find my list of the best hostels in Seville to help you have fun and save money as you explore this overlooked Spanish city.
But first, here are four things you need to remember before picking a hostel in Seville:
- Location – Seville isn’t as big as Madrid or Barcelona, but it does have a tangle of confusing, medieval streets that wouldn’t be nice to get lost while stumbling home late at night. Pick a location that suits your travel plans.
- Price – As in any city, you get what you pay for. If you pick a really cheap hostel, you’re probably going to get one that is small and cramped and doesn’t offer great service.
- Amenities – Every hostel in town offers free Wi-Fi, and most have self-catering facilities so you can cook your own meals. Many — but not all — include free breakfast, so be sure to do your research to find the one that best meets your needs.
- Staff – All the hostels listed here have an amazing staff who are super friendly and knowledgeable. Even if you don’t end up staying at one of the places listed below, be sure to look up reviews so you have staff who are helpful and friendly. They can make or break a hostel!
Below is my list of the best hostels in Seville. If you don’t want to read the longer list, however, the following are the best in each category:
Best Hostel for Budget Travelers: Black Swan Hostel Sevilla
Best Hostel for Partying: Hostel One Centro
Best Hostel for Solo Female Travelers: The Nomad Hostel
Best Hostel for Digital Nomads: Black Swan Hostel Sevilla
Best Hostel for History Lovers: Oasis Backpackers’ Palace Sevilla
Best Hostel for Couples: For You
Best Overall Hostel: La Banda Rooftop Hostel
Want the specifics of each hostel? Here’s my breakdown of the best hostels in Seville and why I love them:
Price legend (per night)
- $ = Under 19 EUR
- $$ = 20-28 EUR
- $$$ = Over 28 EUR
1. La Banda Rooftop Hostel
This is a lively and social hostel. Every night on its rooftop, La Banda hosts family-style dinners. You can feast on southern Spanish staples while enjoying views of Seville’s famed cathedral. (There’s also a nightly happy hour at the bar beforehand.) La Banda also has an in-house cocktail bar where you can sip local sherry, vermouth, and beer while hanging out with other travelers. There are also game nights, DJ shows, and flea market tours, which make this a great place for solo travelers looking to meet new people.
All rooms have Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, and air conditioning. The wooden dorm beds have thick mattresses and privacy curtains (as well as lockers below) so you’ll get a decent night’s sleep.
La Banda at a glance:
- Excellent location
- Very welcoming staff
- Great rooftop with a ton of planned social activities
Beds from 34 EUR per night.
2. Hostel One Centro
Hostel One may be a chain, but its hostels are always top-notch. The one in Seville is clean, organized, and social. There are lots of activities too, including a daily walking tour and a nightly bar crawl. And, if you don’t feel like going out and/or want to save money, Hostel One also offers a nightly family-style meal, complete with international dishes and Spanish staples.
The beds here are basic — the bunks are metal and the mattresses aren’t very thick — but there are privacy curtains, so you can at least try to get a good night’s sleep. There’s also a shared kitchen, so you can cook if you’re on a budget.
Hostel One Centro at a glance:
- Complimentary family-style dinner every night
- Three common areas make it easy to meet people
- Excellent central location in the historic part of Seville
Beds from 23 EUR per night, private rooms from 69 EUR.
3. The Nomad Hostel
The Nomad, located right in the center of Seville, is a social, eco-friendly hostel with a few common rooms, making it a good choice for those who need some quiet time to get work done — including digital nomads — as well as those who want to socialize in the more upbeat, active spaces. There is also a sunny roof deck where the staff organizes dinners and other social events.
The wooden bunks are basic (no curtains and the mattresses aren’t very thick), but there are outlets and reading lights for each bed and lockers for your stuff. There are female-only dorms too and the bathrooms are always super clean as well.
The Nomad at a glance:
- Several common areas with different vibes
- Large selection of diverse room types
- Complimentary breakfast and all-day coffee and tea
Beds from 18 EUR per night, private rooms from 52 EUR.
4. Black Swan
Black Swan is located in the center of town and offers a daily frees breakfast where you can load up on rolls, danishes, scrambled eggs, coffee, and bacon. There is also a free nightly dinner of traditional dishes, making this a good choice for travelers on a tight budget. The hostel also puts on a free flamenco show and has a sunny terrace where you can enjoy glimpses of Seville’s spire-laden skyline.
The Black Swan offers comfortable dorm rooms with cozy wooden bunks, each with its own reading light and earplugs (no privacy curtains though). There are lockers below each bunk as well. The hostel also has a female-only dorm room for solo female travelers.
Black Swan at a glance:
- Lots of freebies, including complimentary breakfast and dinner
- Comfortable roof terrace and garden patio
- Female-only dorms
Beds from 20 EUR per night.
5. Oasis Backpackers Sevilla Palace
Located in the center of Seville, the staff at this location always go above and beyond: they organize a legion of activities, including paella nights, free walking tours with a focus on the city’s history, flamenco shows, and pub crawls. There’s a rooftop terrace for hanging out and meeting people, as well as a small pool to help you beat the heat.
All rooms have air conditioning (if you’re here in summer, you’ll realize how important this is), Wi-Fi, and individual bed lights. The only downside is that the beds aren’t that great – there’s no privacy curtains and only ok mattresses. But the social atmosphere of the hostel more than makes up for it.
- Lots of social events make it easy to meet people
- On-site pool for chilling out
- Very friendly staff
Beds from 20 EUR per night, private rooms from 87 EUR.
6. For You Hostel
This hostel is housed in an 18th-century building with a wonderful leafy courtyard that’s perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or an afternoon siesta. Breakfast is complimentary, and there’s also an in-house café that is open every day until 11pm. For those on a tight budget, For You has a large kitchen for guests to cook in.
Centrally located, the hostel has family rooms for groups and is also pet friendly. There are female-only dorms as well. All bunk beds have lights, outlets, and a curtain for extra privacy. They have a pod-like design with thick mattresses and lockers attached. The bathrooms are always clean too.
- Tasty complimentary breakfast
- Large kitchen for guests to you
- Pet friendly
Beds from 21 EUR per night, private rooms from 96 EUR.
7. Triana Hostel
This hostel is located in Triana, a working-class neighborhood about a 20 minutes walk center of Seville. The interior of the hostel boasts walls lined with traditional tiles, making it a beautiful place to stay. Her eyou’ll find a hot tub, included breakfast is included, and a large kitchen in case you want to cook. There’s also a rooftop for relaxing, where you’ll find hammocks so you can kick back and chill.
The metal dorm bunks have privacy curtains and reading lights. The mattresses are relatively thick so you’ll get a comfy sleep. The dorms also have AC for when it gets hot. Overall, it’s a really solid place to stay!
Triana Hostel at a glance:
- Complimentary breakfast
- Located in the off-the-radar Triana district
- Hot tub for guests and a rooftop with hammocks.
Beds from 18 EUR per night, private rooms from 36 EUR.
Seville has a ton of great hostels, many of which put an emphasis on social activities, making it the perfect destination for solo travelers looking to connect with other backpackers. Many of the properties are centrally located too, ensuring that you don’t have to compromise location for more affordable accommodation options.
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