"The pensions and hostales,..." Spain Hotel Tip by SeanPatrick

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The pensions and hostales, which are NOT HOSTELS, provide more than adaquet accomidation for the low-budget traveler. These are usually run by families, but are not to be confused with palaces. Although they cost about $2-$3 American more than hostels per night, you get a private room and sometimes a private bathroom. The other advantage that they have is that the vast majority either do not have a curfew or will give you a key to the front door. This is perfect for night owls, especially in major cities, which don't go to sleep until most people are going to work. Hostales and pensions provide a homey feel and courteous hosts, which are always a welcome gift for the weary traveler.
They usually run $8-$10 American.

Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Hostales and pensions can usually be found by walking down sidestreets. This doesn't provide a spectacular view, but for those who want to do their traveling by day and have fun outside of their room,
Theme: Pension/Guesthouse

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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