Accommodations in Spain range from the best to the basic. Everything from deluxe international hotels, resorts and paradors to pensions, hostels, apartments, youth hostels (albergues de juventud
(in mountains), campgrounds (often within or just outside city limits) and budget hotels are available. Read More ...
Paradors, or luxury state-run hotels, often within castles, palaces or other historic buildings, are well-distributed throughout the country. The concept, which was put into practice in 1928, belongs to the Marquis de la Vega Inclan and was meant to "act as guardian of Spain's national and artistic heritage while promoting tourism."
Pensions and some of the modest accommodations are sometimes located in old, atmospheric apartments. Budget travelers willing to partake of the monastic life for a night or two can stay in working monasteries (but check in advance—some don't allow women).< Show Less