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1. Posted by jodes82 (Inactive 11 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi All,

I'm looking to travel for a couple days at the end of April. I was thinking of flying into Santiago de Compostella in Spain and flying out of Santandar. This will be the first time i've travelled by myself, so i had a look on a couple hostel websites and it doesn't seem there is much in the way of good hostels to meet people in and party at in those two places.

So my question, where would be a good place to go from london for a couple days that has hostels where it is easy to meet people but also has some nice places to see during the day? Are there any ones in Santiago and Santandar? I'm not 100% committed to going to Spain, but it would need to be easy and affordable to get to from London (I.e. an Easyjet or Ryanair flight destination).


2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1388 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hostelworld gives some choices, I think it comes down to read the reviews well, they can tell you a lot about a place. Budget flights are widely available, so almost anywhere in Europe is possible. It would depend on your interests what would be good places.

Just a tip: Maybe posting a thread with the title: Hostel in Santander / Santiago, makes more people react.

3. Posted by hamsterfox (Budding Member 33 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I've been researching a trip to Lisbon recently and I've read great things about the Oasis Backpackers Hostel there. It sounds brilliant fun and they do dinners every evening for 5euro. I think it would be a fun place to stay, although I think I won't be there as the location doesn't suit me personally. Just an idea ;)

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Jodes

U would meet people, in hostels anywhere.
But, u could let the available flights decide where u go. Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Berlin are some examples of places, where u would meet lots of people and those places would have good places to go out.


5. Posted by hamsterfox (Budding Member 33 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

P.S. Santiago de Compostela is lovely btw, one of the best places I've been for seafood and shellfish, reasonable prices, nice red spanish wine. The cathedral is huge and impressive and lots of little windy streets to explore. You could do it easy in 3 days or so. The only thing was it rained constantly July 06 when we were there, and it had been 30 degrees and sun for 3 wks up till we arrived!