I'll be travelling to a few cities during my trip by train. To see as much as possible, would I still have my hostel arrangements in place when taking the night train to the next city?
For example, I made booking arrangements in Seville, checkin-June1 to checkout-June4. It's 2.5 hours train from Madrid to Seville. On June 1, I take train departing 20:00h and get to Seville at 22:30. Check in is usually in the 11am. Will I still have my room/bed available at the hostel? Do hostels have a storage place for luggage after you checked out?. That way, you can leave your luggage stored, while out sightseeing. When it's time to leave for the train station, you can just pick up your luggage in storage and catch your train?
I am finding it difficult to understand your question.
If u arrive, at the hostel, at around midnight, becuase your train arrives in the town at 22.30hrs, then u would need a hostel booking for that night. However, if your train arrives at 4AM, then I would not bother to make a booking for the night that is already half over. Just book, for the following night. The hostel will let u in, to sit in there, and they wont complain, if u fall asleep on a couch there. They are usually very easy going.
There are usually lockers, to store your backpack in. But sometimes the lockers are only big enough for your moneybelt. However, hostels usually have a room, or a basement where everybody can leave bags, even after they check out.
Hi Marlene, if I understand correctly, you are more concerned about leaving a hostel late at night and wondering what to do with your luggage after checkout?
Usually you can leave your bags in a locker or at the front desk. If neither are possible (seems unlikely to me), then there is also the possibility of putting your bags in the lockers at the train station (though the Madrid station is a little out of town if memory serves me correctly, so that might be less than ideal)
Hope it helps.