So, another disappointing British summer is all but over, but there is still time to get away and soak up what’s left of the summer sun. With hundreds of Spain travel companies reducing prices towards the end of the season, now is the perfect time to take advantage and grab a late bargain.
With vibrant cities, wide sandy beaches, cheap hostels and legendary nightlife, Spain is the perfect destination for an end of summer escape – whether it’s for culture, cocktails or just getting away from it all; and what better way to unwind than relaxing by a pool in the Iberian sun?
Here are our top three hostels in Spain with swimming pools…
Located in southern Spain, close to the Guadalquivir River, Seville is one of the most iconic cities in Andalucía. The grandeur and beauty of the architecture add to the romance and charm of this magnificent city, making it a perfect destination for couples to visit.
After a day sightseeing around the picturesque Barrio de Santa Cruz, scaling the Giralda Tower for the impressive views (it’s worth the effort, we promise!) or taking a tour of the spectacular Alcázar of Seville, there’s no better way to unwind than going for a dip in the pool.
While the region benefits from a year-round sunny climate, the narrow streets and tightly compacted buildings means that finding a hostel in Seville with a swimming pool can be an arduous task. The Oasis Backpackers Hostel Sevilla; however, is one of the fortunate few, located right in the heart of the city, close to the Tapas bars and Flamenco shows. With air conditioning, 24 hour reception, a games room and free city tours, it’s no wonder the Oasis Backpackers is one of our top rated hostels.
Palma de Mallorca
On first impression Mallorca might seem like a bit of a turn off, with images of cheap neon bar lights and dodgy all day breakfasts, commonly associated with Palma Nova and Magaluf, springing to mind.
Fortunately the island’s capital has so much more to offer, with a rich mix of culture and history, none more so apparent than its two most important landmarks, the Castell de Bellver, an impressive circular fortress set up in the hills overlooking Palma, and La Seu, a Roman Catholic Cathedral that towers over the city.
With its long stretch of coastline, sun worshippers heading to Palma have the choice between soaking up the rays on the beach or by the pool. Situated on a quiet street just 300 meters from the beach, Hostal Orsi is the perfect place to take advantage of both. Air conditioned rooms, a bar and lounge area make the Hostal Orsi the top rated hostel in Palma de Mallorca with a swimming pool.
Hedonist’s paradise. Ibiza’s reputation as a party island knows no bounds but it may be surprising to some to learn that, aside from the legendary nightlife, there is stunningly beautiful island waiting to be discovered.
Although Ibiza is only a small island, those prepared to explore it are likely to reap enormous benefits. The North East of the island, for example, remains largely unspoilt and adventurous travelers can often find nothing more than a stretch of beach or peaceful cove for company. There are also some important archaeological sites worth visiting, such as the necropolis at Puig des Molins and the remains of an ancient settlement at Sa Caleta.
With so much exploration to be done during the day and partying at night, the Hostal Residencia Roberto Playa offers a comfortable and relaxing place to stay in between. Situated in the heart of Ibiza, just 50 meters from the beach, our top rated hostel in Ibiza with a swimming pool provides air conditioned rooms, a lounge area and 24 hour reception.
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