It feels like a chic design hotel, but with backpacker prices. The best budget option in Salamanca, tucked away on a quiet side street, is just steps from the Plaza Mayor and Rua Mayor, packed with tapas bars. This stylish hostel has rates starting at €19 a night for a bed in a shared dorm-style room. There are also singles or doubles—all with private bathrooms—and larger rooms for families. Ask for an upper-floor room, with gorgeous views of Salamanca's tiled roofs.
There's also a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare and store your own food, lockers, laundry, and a TV room-lounge with free Wi-Fi.