Comfortably Vintage: Hostel Covent Garden In León, Spain

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Hostel Covent Garden
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Alexandra
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Sometimes it’s the details that make all the difference. That’s definitely true for Hostel Covent Garden in León, Spain. Situated in the city center, this hostel exceeds expectations in its attention to detail, comfort, and style. It’s decorated in a vintage 1950s theme that will take you back in time and appreciate the past. The hostel’s location is ideal for tourists visiting the area as well as pilgrims walking the Camino Francés, the busiest and most famous of the Santiago pilgrimages.

Build community in a spacious kitchen

comfortably vintage: hostel covent garden in león, spain | build community in a spacious kitchen

Quite often, the kitchen in hostels is the last place you want to be. That’s not the case for Covent Garden’s, which is very expansive and features every appliance you could need to make yourself a scrumptious home-cooked meal. With a stovetop, microwave, oven, fridge, and lots of counter space, you’ll be inspired to whip up lunch or dinner. The kitchen also includes two large wooden tables and four benches, enough to seat at least eight people. The design and size of the kitchen make Covent Garden’s kitchen the central spot for sharing food and enjoying the community spirit. Breakfast is also served here every morning and is included in the price. Featuring coffee, tea, juice, milk, cereal, croissants, jam, and more, it’s the ideal breakfast to get you ready for a day on the Camino or a day of sightseeing.

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Sit back and revel in the ‘50s

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The hostel’s theme really stands out in the two common areas. Sit back and relax in leather armchairs while perusing the hostel’s book selection or take a closer look at the collection of antique roller skates, ski gear, tennis rackets, and television. Both living rooms are very comfortable and welcoming to exhausted pilgrims and weary travelers. These cozy spots are a retreat and a way to relax after a busy day. Touches of the ‘50s can be found throughout the hostel such as in the original cherrywood cabinets in the kitchen and the original tile in the bathrooms. For the owners, Covent Garden is not just a place to sleep but also a place to unwind, mingle, and share.

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A bedside balcony view

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One of the best ways to take in Spain’s exceptional sunlight is on a balcony, and Covent Garden Hostel features ten of them, two of which are in the kitchen. There are six bedrooms and every single one features at least one balcony as well. Looking out onto León’s main street, these balconies provide grand views of the downtown area, including one of its most important monuments, Casa Botines, a residential building and warehouse designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Casa Botines is one of only three buildings designed by Gaudí located outside of Catalonia. Now a museum, Casa Botines is a two-minute walk from Covent Garden and can also be viewed from several of its balconies. In total, there are 26 beds, with five bedrooms of four beds and one bedroom of six. Take advantage of the cushy mattresses, towel service, and fresh air provided by these inviting rooms.

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Savor León and the ‘50s

Hostel Covent Garden is located in the heart of León and is available to pilgrims and tourists alike. You’ll love the open kitchen, vintage theme, and street views. Be sure to book ahead directly with the hostel or find them on Booking.com and Hostelworld. The staff is from León and will gladly give you local tips to help you discover more about León.

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