Situated in northwestern Spain, a little over 2 hours from Madrid by car, the historic town of Salamanca is a popular destination for Spanish language learners, those on a weekend break or day trip from Madrid, backpackers, and those stopping off as they drive across Spain.
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Salamanca has accommodation to suit every taste and budget, whether you’re looking for a luxury or boutique hotel or just a roof over your head for the night.
Hotels in Salamanca worth splashing out on
If this is a special trip, for an anniversary, romantic weekend break, or a birthday present, why not splash out on your accommodation and stay at one of Salamanca’s many beautiful hotels?
Hotel Hospes Palacio de San Esteban
Estimated at €120 | Booking.com
Located in the heart of Salamanca, this heritage hotel was originally the convent of San Esteban and it has since been lovely converted into a modern, boutique hotel.
It is ideally situated in the centre of Salamanca, just minutes from all of the main attractions including Plaza Mayor, Fonseca Palace, Plaza de Anaya, and Salamanca Cathedral.
The hotel’s boutique style makes it perfect for a romantic break in Salamanca, or just for those that know how to spoil themselves.
Grand Hotel Don Gregorio
Estimated at €190 | Booking.com
Formerly a 15th Century Palace, the Grand Hotel Don Gregorio offers 5-star accommodation in the heart of Salamanca. It is centrally situated opposite Saint Stephen’s Convent and is just 5 minutes on foot from Plaza Mayor.
All of the rooms are beautifully-decorated, showcasing the traditional features of the building and combining them with stylish modern touches.
Guest also have access to the hotel’s spa, which has a hot tub, Turkish baths, waterfall showers, and massage facilities. It’s perfect if you’re looking for romantic accommodation in Salamanca, or looking for a hotel that you can truly relax in.
Medium-Budget Accommodation in Salamanca
The majority of accommodation in Salamanca costs somewhere between €50 and €100. There’s quite a variety of accommodation in this category, but I’ve filtered down some of my favourite options.
San Justo Plaza
Estimated at €45 | Booking.com
San Justo Plaza apartments offer stylish yet affordable accommodation just 200 metres from Plaza Mayor and 400 metres from the University of Salamanca. The apartments are all equipped with air conditioning, have free wi-fi, and have fully-equipped kitchens.
Salamanca Suite Studios
Estimated at €68 | Booking.com
Just minutes from the Plaza Major and a 20 minute walk from Salamanca train station, the Salamanca Suite Studios offer elegant studio accommodation in the heart of the city centre. Apartments are equipped with all of the essential amenities including wi-fi, underfloor heating and cooling, and kitchens.
Some of the studios have a balcony that overlooks Salamanca’s historic city centre, so be sure to look out for those.
TRYP Salamanca Montalvo Hotel
Estimated at €51 | Booking.com
The TRYP Salamanca Montalvo Hotel is situated just on the outskirts of Salamanca and you’ll either need to get a taxi into town or walk in. The walk is fine, although you do walk through an industrial estate which isn’t the most scenic, but some people may prefer to get a taxi.
What’s great about this hotel is the free secure underground parking. Salamanca is a popular overnight destination for those driving through Spain, and one of the main requirements is a safe place to park your car. This is especially true if you’re travelling with a lot of stuff, particularly on the backseat.
Although this is a fairly standard hotel overall, one nice touch is the communal noticeboard in the lobby where guests can share their favourite restaurants, bars, and things to do in Salamanca.
Budget-friendly Salamanca Accommodation
Salamanca has plenty of cheap accommodation, which is great news for those visiting the city on a budget. There are several hostels and hostals here and, although they charge low prices, that doesn’t mean the quality isn’t good. I’ve picked out a few favourites that are not only affordable, but nice places to stay as well.
Estimated at €25 | Booking.com
Centrally situated just 5 minutes from Plaza Major, The Hostal Albero offers affordable basic accommodation with free wi-fi in the heart of Salamanca. Salamanca Cathedral and the University of Salamanca are just 10 minutes away by foot, while the Salamanca Bus Station is less than 800 metres away.
Estimated at €30 | Booking.com
Offering free wi-fi and a shared lounge, this centrally-located hostel is perfect for backpackers and those travelling on a budget. Plaza Major is just 600 metres from the hostel, and there are plenty of bars, restaurants, and other amenities within walking distance.
The hostel offers dorms as well as single and twin private rooms.
Have you stayed in Salamanca? What did you do for accommodation? Did you splash out on a luxury hotel, stay in a budget hostel, or find an Airbnb? Share your thoughts, tips, and experiences with other readers by leaving a comment below.