Accommodation in Galicia
There is a wide variety of Galicia hotels, hostels, paradors and camping sites to choose from if you are looking for accommodation in Galicia. To see a complete list of all the various places that provide accommodation in Galicia simply use the yellow search box for hotels in Galicia positioned to the left of this page and enter the dates you are planning on visiting Galicia or alternatively check the box below the date selector if you do not have any specific dates yet.
Once you have clicked on the search button a full list of hotels in Galicia will be displayed and you will be able to view each Galicia hotel in detail such as the facilities they offer and customer reviews for each of the Galicia hotels. Our Galician hotel search box will also display the various Paradors in Galicia, Spa & Wellness Hotels in Galicia (Balneario Galicia), Hostels in Galicia and apartments in Galicia.
Hotels in Galicia
You can easily narrow down your search for a hotel in Galicia by selecting the star rating you would like to view or the type of Galicia hotel theme or location you might be looking for such as the possibility to view only beach/seaside hotels in Galicia or spa/relax hotels in Galicia, countryside hotels in Galicia or City hotels in Galicia.
If you would like to stay somewhere close to the airport in Galicia that you are flying in and out from then you can even narrow down your search further for an airport hotel in Galicia by selecting the relevant airport in Galicia that you would like to view nearby hotels for, such as Peinador Airport in Vigo, Santiago de Compostela Airport or A Coruña Airport Hotels.
The majority of the Hotels in Galicia are comfortable, clean, modern and often very spacious. Galicia hotels are categorized and awarded 1 to 5 stars by Galicia’s tourist authorities. Hotels are indicated by a (H) on a blue plaque located by the entrance. Hotel rooms in Galicia usually consist of en-suite bathrooms or at least a shower in the room. Hostels in Galicia indicated by an (Hs) symbol and Pensions indicated by a (P) are cheaper options but usually do not have ensuite bathrooms and generally have fewer comforts than a hotel.
The hotel star rating system in Galicia reflects the number and range of facilities that are available instead of the quality of service one can expect to find. The more exclusive hotels in Galicia have all the extra facilities one could come to expect such as on-site parking, air conditioning, Internet access, televisions and facilities for the disabled. 2 and 3 star hotels in Galicia are the most popular places to stay and their rates will of course vary with the holiday seasons.
Another popular choice for people looking for somewhere to stay in Galicia is in hostels (hostales) or guest houses (pensiones) which are of course considerably cheaper than hotels. These types of accomodation in Galicia are usually small and family run establishments which may offer just a few bedrooms. The largest hotel chains in Galicia are Grupo Sol Melia and NH with hotels situated within the majority of major cities throughout the north of Spain. The facilities at these hotels are of a high standard and include services such as internet access which come as standard. Galicia is also now seeing a large number of of smaller individually run hotels which have their own charm and character and are well worth looking into for a memorable stay in Galicia.
Where to Stay in Galicia Spain
Galicia offers a great variety of accomodation for tourists and there are many places to choose from which will suit all budgets. Even the most demanding visitor in Galicia will find something that will satisfy their needs. Visitors who are searching for luxury places to stay in Galicia should head to straight for the exclusive hotels and Paradors whilst the family run casas rurales in Galicia are brilliant places to stay if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the larger cities in Galicia.
Tourists will also find mountain refuges with breathtaking views as well as plenty of campsites in Galicia to choose from, especially along the coast. Pilgrims travelling on the road to Santiago (Camino de Santiago) can stay at one of the numerous official accommodations along the way whilst enjoying modest meals in towns and villages. Regardless of the particular type of accommodation you are looking for in Galicia, the people of Galicia are famous for their hospitality and will give you a very warm welcome.
The Paradors in Galicia which are located throughout the region are government run hotels that are classified from 3 to 5 stars. The first Parador in Spain was opened in 1928 and there is now a large network of paradors throughout the country of Spain. Paradors in Spain and Galicia are all located resonable close together and there is never more than a day’s drive to the nearest Parador in Galicia and the rest of the country.
One of the best, if not the best Parador in Galicia has to be the Parador de los Reyes Catolicòs in Santiago de Compostela, you will find that some of the finest Galicia Paradors are converted monasteries, hunting lodges, castles and other monument buildings although there is also some modern paradors in Galicia that have been purpose built in locations which offer magnificent scenery or are near towns of historical interest.
Paradors in Galicia will not necessarily be the best hotel which a particular town or city has to offer although you can be sure in knowing that any parador in Galicia will provide a high level of comfort and facilities. The bedrooms in Paradors are in general spacious, comfortable and furnished to a very high standard with some that offer fine regional cuisine. If you are planning to travel to Galicia in high season and are thinking of staying in one of the smaller Galician Paradors, then it is advisable to book your parador hotel room in Galicia in advance. Hotel room rates can be expensive so it is always worth keeping an eye out for special deals on paradors, especially during the low holiday season.
Monasteries and convents
Monasteries and convents in Galicia are also a popular choice for visitors, tourist and especially for those pilgrims on the road to Santiago. There are even some Cistercian and Benedictine monasteries that have rooms available for overnight guests to stay in. The rooms in convents and monasteries in Galicia are modest with only a few amenities, however, booking well in advance is still highly recommended if you plan to stay in a monastery in Galicia as they are very popular due to the fact that many of them are located in magnificent historic buildings. It is worth pointing out that there are certain monasteries where only men are permitted and some convents which only admit women.
Rural Houses in Galicia
Hotel accommodation in Galicia is supplemented by various family run rural houses or (casas rurales). These Galicia country homes are an ideal choice for anyone who is seeking quiet relaxation in a family atmosphere as opposed to a large hotel located within one of the busier city centres. Rural homes in Galicia tend to generally provide accommodation for around 12 people or so and guests can expect to find clean and well maintained rooms with a friendly atmosphere, not to mention the excellent home cooked and traditional Galician cuisine although guests can still of course make their own dining arrangments.
One of the main attractions for rural houses in Galicia is of course the affordable prices which is why it is recommended in high season to book in advance by phone or internet due to their popularity.
Youth Hostels in Galicia
The network of Galicia’s youth hostels (albergues juveniles) can be used by anyone in posession of a YHA (Youth Hostel Association) card either from your own country or an international card which can be purchased from any hostel. Prices for youth hostels in Galicia are considerably lower than your average hotel although the same goes for the standard of accomodation where one can expect to find basic shared rooms with a shared bathroom. If you are looking to stay in a youth hostel in Galicia then you can book one via the Spanish Network of Youth Hostels (Red Española de Albergues Juveniles), also there is no age limit for guest staying in a youth hostel in Galicia. Pilgrims hostels can also be found along the camino de Santiago in Galicia and they can vary from being quite basic to reasonably comfortable.
Mountain Refuges in Galicia
Those heading for the more remote areas in Galicia may like to stay in one of the various refuges (refugios) which are located throughout the numerous mountainous regions of Galicia. This type of accommodation in Galicia usually consists of a dormitory with cooking facilities and heating, they can be huts with a few bunks or mountain houses with up to 50 bedrooms. The mountain refuges in Galicia can be found marked on large scale maps of the area and they are administered by the regional mountaineering associations. The Spanish Federation of Mountaineering (Federaciòn Española de Montañismo) and the local tourist office will be able to supply you with their contact details.
Self Catering in Galicia
Throughout the various larger towns in Galicia, especially along the coastal areas, it is possible to rent a villa, rural house or holiday flat. Self catering accommodation in Galicia usually consists of fully furnished lodgings with at least two bedrooms, bathroom, living room, kitchen and a terrace or balcony. Tourists and visitors who are planning to use self catering apartments or houses in Galicia are expected to keep the property clean and tidy, a deposit will be required upon your arrival which will of course be returned to you once you leave.
Camping in Galicia
The majority of the campsites located throughout Galicia do have electricity, running water, wash rooms, playgrounds, shops, a restaurant, swimming pool and other amenities. Camping carnets can be used to check in at campsites in Galicia in place of your passport and they of course provide you with third party cover insurance. Camping carnets are issued in the UK by the RAC, AA and The Camping & Caravanning Club.
A great source of information on Galicia camping and Galicia campsites is the Federacion Española de Clubes Campistas or Spain’s official camping guide (Guia Oficial de Campings) which is published each year by Tourespaña. Camping in Galicia is only allowed within the official and registered campsites.