"Sleeping on benches" Pamplona Hotel Tip by ADV27

Pamplona Hotels: 32 reviews and 41 photos


During the festival of San Fermin, the city is more than overcrowded with people. There is barely enough room for all the people to be partying in the streets, let alone staying in hostels. Although it is possible to find accomodation during this time of the year, it is very difficult. Your best bet is to try early morning, when people are checking out of rooms. Otherwise, the next best option is to sleep anywhere you can. Be it a park, a bench, a little doorway or some little nook...more peoiple are sleeping on the streets in Pamplona than are sleeping in beds. But after a night of one of the craziest parties in the world, you're pretty much willing to sleep anywhere. Or should I say, pass out anywhere!!!

Unique Qualities: A place where I would recommend sleeping, and actually found it to be a perfectly relaxing a low key spot was very close to the train station. From the train station, if you walk across the street toward the city of Pamplona you will come to a park. The park sits next to a little river/ stream thing and is very tucked away and mellow. I slept on a park bench under a tree there for about 4 hours. Great place to get out of the rain.

Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 2, 2003
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