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  1. Ryan at Jets Like Taxis
    January 22, 2013

    Score! Nice breakdown of all the options here in Spain. It’s always seemed like there were way more, differently-labeled “options” for accomodation here vs. other lands.

    We’re already in Sevilla, so…I guess we’d take it to the coast. Maybe a couple days in Huelva or Cadiz. Or somewhere smaller. Jes!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      January 22, 2013

      Hi Ryan and Ang! If you’re thinking beaches, Cadiz is the way to go! I love Los Canos and Zahara, and the capital city of Cadiz is splendid. Can I join??

  2. Chelsea Alventosa
    January 22, 2013

    I would loveeeee to get the chance to go to Valencia! My paternal grandparents are both from small pueblos in the Valencia province and I’ve always wanted to go search for some relatives as well as visit Valencia city as well. 30 € can go a long way!!

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      January 22, 2013

      Hi Chelsea, thanks for stopping by! What sticks out most in my mind is the cool Calatrava architecture…and those loopy Borgias! Good luck!

  3. Jaclyn Blackwell
    January 22, 2013

    Hmm, Bilbao! I haven’t been to the north yet.

  4. Geri Dreiling
    January 22, 2013

    Thank you for the post! I returned from Madrid just a few days ago. I was fortunate to find a 10 percent discount for online booking and an additional 40 percent discount for booking four days or more in a row.

    I’d love to visit Salamanca with a 30 euro voucher.

    Geri
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  5. Jack
    January 22, 2013

    Heya! I’d like to go to Granada with my girlfriend in early February around my birthday. I’ve just moved to Spain and can’t wait to see the Alhambra! Equally are there any other fantastic sightseeing opportunities around Seville/Andalusia? Jack

    • @Yourspainhostel
      January 28, 2013

      There many things to see in Andalusia…Córdoba, Sevilla, Granada, ” pueblos Blancos” all the coasts… and so on…. 😉

      http://www.en.yourspainhostel.com

  6. Lauren @ roamingtheworld
    January 22, 2013

    Nice descriptions of different options in Spain!

    Sounds like an adventure camping out by the sea and maybe a bit uncomfortable?!

    If I’m so lucky, I’d love to use the voucher in San Sebastian!
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  7. Katie
    January 22, 2013

    I’d love to use it in Extremadura! I’ve never been there, and I’ve heard that there are awesome Roman ruins to see in Merida and that Caceres is a pretty vibrant city. Small towns out there would also be interesting, and definitely off the beaten path for tourists! I bet the migas are amazing :-)

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      January 22, 2013

      Actually an area I’m hoping to explore more, too! I’d love to get to Trujillo. Good luck, Katie!

  8. Janine
    January 22, 2013

    I’d go to Barcelona. It’s been “that” city for me: you know, the place you plan to go and for whatever reason, you never get to it. So, I’d finally go and hopefully catch a football game!

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      January 22, 2013

      Stay tuned for my posts…I’m really iffy on it! Suerte, J!

  9. Trevor Huxham
    January 22, 2013

    This is a really great introduction to lodging in Spain, Cat. Although I stay exclusively in hostels/albergues, I would love to spend one night in a parador hotel, just for the heck of it! 😛 They sound so luxurious, and their settings are always the best in town (I mean, the Alhambra—nuff said).

    A free 30 € voucher sounds tempting—put my name in for Sevilla!

  10. R.
    January 22, 2013

    I’m already in Cádiz so I would like to go to Valencia or the Basque Country for some great food.

  11. Jessica Alcorn
    January 22, 2013

    I would love to go to Galicia or Asturias! I can technically say I’ve stepped on their soil but I haven’t traveled there as near as much as I want to! After seeing all your pics from La Coruna I have been dying visit!

  12. Jessica Alcorn
    January 22, 2013

    I would love to go to Galicia or Asturias! I can technically say I’ve stepped on their soil but I haven’t traveled there as near as much as I want to. After seeing all your pics from La Coruna I have been dying visit!

  13. Beau
    January 22, 2013

    I would love to go to Lanzarote Or valencia, i’ve heard so many awesome things about both but haven’t been! Maybe second that on la coruna!

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      January 23, 2013

      Lanzarote has been on my list for ages; I’ve just been to Gran Canaria. And Coruna/Galicia is incredible – I’ve been going every summer for the past four years!

  14. Christine
    January 23, 2013

    I’d like to use it somewhere in Spain I’ve never been before…Las Canarias, La Rioja…Asturias…all sound tempting!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      January 30, 2013

      You’re in a perfect place to see the North. You already know I love it!

  15. Allison
    January 23, 2013

    great post as usual. i’m a huge fan of rural houses, especially since Madrid can be so stressful, just wanna escape and have someone else cook! i’m really keen on going to Asturias: green grass, coastal areas, cider…what more could I ask for!

  16. kat ana
    January 23, 2013

    wine country is calling my name!

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      January 30, 2013

      Ole tu!

  17. Cassandra
    January 24, 2013

    The hostal/pensión difference used to confuse me–I´ll never forget the time I spent a weekend at someone´s HOUSE (er, pensión…) in Santander!

    I´d love to use a hotel voucher to visit Austurias–I´ve never been to Gijón or Oviedo. Or, possibly, La Rioja since my recent trip to Porto has left me with ganas to explore more wine-happy destinations.
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  18. Lauren H. of Sobremesa In Spain
    January 25, 2013

    I’ve got a little northern Spanish getaway in the works for February and am only missing one night in Gijon. Would love to cushion my budget a bit! P.S. like the new tweaks to the site layout.
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  19. Alex @ ifs ands & butts
    January 28, 2013

    To Sevilla or Madrid where I have some friends living!

  20. wandering educators
    January 30, 2013

    Your site always makes me want to visit Spain – but seeing the great places to stay is even better! :)
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  21. Danielle
    January 30, 2013

    I want to go to Andalucia

  22. Sunshine and Siestas
    January 30, 2013

    I feel like a good blogger if you’re all suggesting my favorite rincones of Spain – the North is often overlooked, but it’s magical and gorgeous and full of good cheeses and wines! And if you win and come to Seville, I’ll invite you to a cervecita or two! Good luck everyone!

  23. Larissa
    January 30, 2013

    Great summary of lodging options, Cat! We rented a tiny house in a Pueblo Blanco in Andalucia and stayed in a boutique hotel in Seville. Both were about 30 euros/person per night and really nice. Unfortunately, we won’t be heading back to Spain anytime soon :( So I won’t enter the contest–improving the odds for others :)
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  24. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com
    February 4, 2013

    Thanks for this review of accommodations in Spain. While I always use Couchsurfing, this can be good information to have if I can’t find a host there!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      February 4, 2013

      Hey, A! I don’t know about other Spanish cities, but the Couchsurfing scene in Seville is really active. I used to host, and miss doing it…but would make an exception if you found yourself out this way!

  25. Caitlin
    February 4, 2013

    With that amazing 30 euro voucher, I would go up North to Pais Basco!!!

  26. Rachel
    February 4, 2013

    I´ve not checked out any hostel in Spain so that would be fun – but where to go, so many places on my list. Possibly Seville again I love it or Toledo, Avila, Salmanca, Caceres, Trujillo …. oh how to decide.
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      February 4, 2013

      A girl after my own heart! I have yet to get to Trujillo and Avila, and they’re definitely on my list!

  27. Amanda
    February 4, 2013

    I´m definitely heading to Bilbao! I´ve never been, and I loved Pais Vasco last time I was there!

  28. David A.
    February 4, 2013

    Been wanting to go north, so I will say…Bilbao!

  29. Olivia
    February 4, 2013

    I would love to go to the Canaries! Tenerife or Lanzarote this spring or summer :)

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      February 5, 2013

      I’m dying to get back, too. I’ve just been to Gran Canaria for a wedding and would love to see Lanzarote. Too many options!

  30. Revati
    February 4, 2013

    Barcelona! I would go to Barcelona!!
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  31. Micki
    February 4, 2013

    Thanks for this list! We’re in Spain in February and this will help a lot!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      February 5, 2013

      Glad to help! Will you be in Seville at all?

  32. Christine Seibold
    February 4, 2013

    If I win, I would go to Ibiza, or Palma. Nice review of the different choices!

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      February 5, 2013

      I’m itching to get to Palma. Did Ibiza when I studied abroad, so I can’t give you any tips. Vaya weekend!!!!

  33. Sunshine and Siestas
    February 5, 2013

    Major thanks to all of you guys participating – Your Spain Hostel and I will be drawing a random winner this afternoon, but I can already see that Bilbao will be getting a tourist invasion! FYI, there’s a Subway in front of the Guggenheim and yes, I have eaten there (twice on the same day!)

  34. Gayla
    February 10, 2013

    Great list of lodging options. I love staying in historical buildings and would probably enjoy a night or more in one of the Spanish paradores. Even better it it’s a castle. To me that is so appealing. We once splurged on a night in Chateau d’Hassonville in the Ardennes. It was fabulous. Rustic and rich, yet somewhat modern…and very comfortable.

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      February 10, 2013

      I would LOVE to stay in a Parador! I’ve stopped for dessert in several, but it can’t compare. I once stayed in a castle in Normandy with my grandfather – incredible!!

  35. Jenna
    June 5, 2013

    Awesome post! I will be looking at this breakdown of the types of accommodations when I’m in Spain for sure!

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      June 6, 2013

      You can’t go wrong here…unless you get bedbugs. Then things definitely go wrong!

  36. Mark Surrey
    October 22, 2013

    Definitely worth my time reading. Great post and filled with useful tips and ideas for those who are much into traveling and at the same time as early to find for accommodation. We still don’t know if we will be hitting Spain the next travel destination but will share this blog to my travel buddies. Thanks mate!

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