Looking for good value, comfortable accommodation with a relaxed, social vibe? These boutique hostels might be just what you are after!
Once upon a time the term “hostel” was associated with scruffy backpackers and bedbugs, and people scrambled to the luxury hotels or more charming boutique hotels in new cities. However, times have changed, and all across Europe what are known as “boutique hostels” are becoming more and more common.
These hostels are the perfect solution for those who feel that their hostel days are over, but like the vibe and atmosphere of a hostel. They have shared dorms or private rooms, a good range of facilities, inviting decor, and the social life is generally buzzing. Here’s our picks for the best boutique hostels in Seville!
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Boutike Hostel really is the hostel for the discerning traveler. Aside from beautifully decorated rooms which range from a deluxe double room with a balcony to an 8 bed mixed dorm, the finer points have been looked after. Expect to start your morning with homemade crepes and waffles in the complimentary breakfast, and if you are worried about the extra calories in the morning, take advantage of the complimentary access that all guests have available to one of Seville’s premier fitness centres. When you are finished enjoying the comforts of this hotel, its excellent location means that there are many great local bars, even some very historic ones, right around the corner!
La Banda, a great hostel in the El Arenal neighborhood, is run by 4 friendly guys from the UK, and the concept here is simple: La Banda = gang of friends. This gives you an idea of the vibe of this hostel – relaxed, friendly and fun! The rooms available are mixed dorms ranging from 4 to 8 beds, including 3 boutique dorms with private bathrooms. When you aren’t sleeping or out sightseeing, you’ll probably find yourself mingling with likeminded travelers on the roof top where there is a nightly dinner served and plenty of drinks flowing. The downside is there are no private double rooms, but if you are looking for a young, fun vibe, this is the place for you!
The Nomad Hostel
This minimalistic design, eco friendly, hostel is run by three friends from Seville who after their own worldwide adventures, wanted to create their own “cosy, comfortable and happy space to interpret in a different way what a ‘hostel’ can be: dynamic and fun”. The Nomad Hostel has a great range of rooms available, double rooms with private bathroom all the way to a 10 person dorm, and even a family room for those who are traveling with the little ones – this really is a hostel for everyone! It’s also located perfectly, right in the centre of town, meaning that many of Seville’s great monuments and interesting museums are within arms reach.