Hostels are a different and economical alternative to enjoy a vacation with the little ones at home. Not only do they have facilities equipped with all the services a family needs, but they also usually have activity programs so that fun and entertainment are not lacking. Since they are often located in natural destinations, they provide the opportunity for outdoor adventures and quality family time while the little ones have new experiences.
In addition, they are an excellent option to meet other people and make new friends, a way for children to develop their social skills. Fortunately, in Spain there are many hostels that are very well equipped and prepared to receive a family. In the Children’s Stage we have compiled some of the best hostels in the Iberian Peninsula where you can enjoy a getaway with the little ones at home.
7 Spanish hostels where children will have a great time
1. Hostel Costa Brava, in Girona
Located on the Costa Brava, this hostel is an excellent option to enjoy a getaway with the children. In a unique natural environment, very close to beaches such as Canyelles, Cap Ras and Bramant, it is a perfect enclave to enjoy a swim in the sea and water sports as well as hiking trails between coves, charming towns or zigzagging through the moutains.
The Alberg Costa Brava has spacious rooms, some even with a private bathroom, where you can stay with the peace of mind of having children nearby. In addition, there is a shared kitchen and barbecue, although the hostel also has a buffet for its guests, takeaway service and lunch on request. And so that the little ones can have fun while you rest, the facilities include a common room and a games room with books and board games.
2. Areitz Soroa Hostel, in Vizcaya
If you are looking for a rural destination where you can spend a few days with the little ones at home, this hostel located in Arce, 32 kilometers from Bilbao, is a perfect alternative. From its facilities you can undertake guided hiking and trail routes, as well as enjoy family walks in the middle of nature. If you prefer to stay in the hostel, Areitz Soroa has comfortable rooms, a shared kitchen, a beautiful garden and a picnic area, where you can spend an unforgettable family time.
However, one of Areitz Soroa’s biggest claims is its many activities designed to entertain both children and their parents. In this hostel you can learn the basics of organic farming with the Babesten method and to make artisan bread. In addition, children’s workshops are organized in the garden and with the animals of the farmhouse, a different way of bringing the little ones closer to nature.
3. Bela Muxía, in La Coruña
The hostel is located on the Costa da Morte, an hour’s drive from Santiago de Compostela, a perfect enclave to enjoy a few days off, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. From the facilities you can take a dip in the beaches that are just 10 minutes away by car, take a bike ride around the surroundings or embark on some of the hiking trails that go deep into nature.
However, the Bela Muxía also has some spaces for you to get to know the culture of the region: it has a thematic exhibition with some of the most iconic legends, poems and texts of Muxía, the Costa da Morte and the sea. In addition, it has several common rooms where you can exchange experiences with other guests, as well as several terraces and a viewpoint where you can enjoy a well-deserved rest. It is worth noting that the hostel has both private rooms with their own bathroom and shared rooms with a shared bathroom so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
4. The Hat Madrid, in Madrid
From the privileged location in the heart of The Hat Madrid you can discover the charms that this beautiful city hides with children. The hostel is located less than 100 meters from the Plaza Mayor, between Gran Vía and La Latina, surrounded by multiple entertainment, leisure and gastronomy options so that you can fully enjoy Madrid. However, one of its greatest claims are its family and private rooms, with their own bathroom, with which you will not miss the comfort of home.
The Hat Madrid leaves no loose ends, which is why it has an ambassador service that will help you organize your routes around the city, get tickets for concerts or clubs and find the best restaurants in the area. In addition, it has a terrace with wonderful views of Madrid, where you can enjoy quality family time. And it provides buffet breakfast!
5. Coexist: Hostel and Ecocultural Space, in Malaga
Located 30 kilometers from Malaga, next to the Sierra Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park, stands this hostel designed for families who are committed to a lifestyle committed to the environment. In fact, it has an organic garden and greenhouse, where both children and their parents can learn everything about natural agriculture, while organizing courses and events on environmental awareness, active and sustainable tourism excursions and hiking trails.
In addition, its facilities include a classroom where workshops are held for children, a movement room dedicated to body expression and a multipurpose room where you will have the opportunity to exchange experiences with other guests. It also has an outdoor space with tables where you can organize a family picnic or enjoy a relaxing break while the children play in the surroundings. It is worth noting that it offers free private parking and that it provides bike rental services so that you can explore the surroundings with greater comfort.
6. Soba hostel, in Cantabria
Located between Burgos and Vizcaya, in the town of Lavín, you will find this beautiful hostel with a rural air, perfect for enjoying a getaway with the little ones. From its facilities you can carry out multiple activities in direct contact with nature, from hiking trails and mountain bike trails to caving, climbing or kayaking and canoeing down the Gándara River.
The hostel has all the comforts you may need during your stay: it has family rooms and shared rooms so you can choose the one that best suits your needs, as well as a picnic area and a terrace so you can enjoy a day relaxing with family. In addition, it has a games room with a ping pong table, darts, board games and puzzles, and a playful outdoor area where the kids can also have fun.
7. Alberg Cal Manel, in Barcelona
Located in the Catalan town of Saldes, in a privileged natural environment, is this hostel designed for mountain lovers. In fact, its facilities are equipped so that you can comfortably store your bicycles and large mountain backpacks that will accompany you during your hiking routes. Of course, it also has several green spaces so you can rest in peace while the children play outdoors.
Another of its greatest advantages is that it offers both private rooms with their own bathroom and shared rooms, as well as a shared kitchen and a barbecue, where you can prepare your favorite dishes. In addition, it has a play room with board games, puzzles and other entertainment so that the little ones do not get bored for a single moment. And, so you don’t have to worry about parking, there is free parking nearby.