Many visitors to Spain aren’t comfortable with the idea of staying in a “hostal” as it conjures up thoughts of some kind of down and out’s hostel in English. This is a fallacy as a Spanish “hostal” is simply a cheap hotel which is often a family run business.
In some parts of Spain these “hostals” are bursting with character and provide far more interesting accommodation than modern hotels. In Seville they tend to be very small and are mainly occupied by budget travellers and students. Many of them are really quaint as they have been established in charming Sevillian houses centred on a small courtyard patio. Room types range from shared dormitories to en suite double rooms.
There’s quite a shortage of cheap Seville hostels these days as many establishments have undergone reforms in recent times to transform them into attractive small hotels. They then have a licence to charge accordingly.
In a city of contant festivals it’s a good idea to book hostels well in advance especially during Holy Week (Semana Santa) and the April Fair (Feria de Abril). Below we’ve recommended a few centrally located hostels with online booking facilities.Hostal Nuevo Suizo (Azofaifo, 7)
Located in the very heart of the historical centre, the Hostal Nuevo Suizo is close to all the major attractions of Seville.
Bed and Breakfast Naranjo
Address: San Roque, 11
This Bed & Breakfast is housed in a typical Seville building just fifty metres from the Museo de Bellas Artes and the main shopping district around c/Sierpes …
Hostal Santa Catalina
Address: Alhondiga, 10-12
Another typical Seville house built on two levels in the historic centre with easy access on foot to most of the city’s main sights …
Address: Abad Gordillo, 17
Next to the Museo de Bellas Artes is the Hostal Museo which is in a converted 19th century Sevillian house. Perfect location for sightseeing …
Address: c/Benidorm, 2
Nice spot on the river near the Isla de la Cartuja from where you can easily wander to the city’s main sights.
Hostal El Giraldilla
Address: c/Gravina, 23
Friendly family run option located just behind the Museo de Bellas Artes in the centre of Seville.
Hostal Dalis Address: Puerta de Jeréz, 3
Cheap accommodation right next to the Jardines de los Reales Alcázares and within easy reach of all of the city’s main attractions.