At the Last Stamp Hostel I have stayed in 2015 while I was doing my trip through the north of Spain. This hostel was my first experience as a solo traveller, where I have stayed in the shared dormitory.

Since then I have worked and slept in many different hostels. I have even created city guides to hostels in Barcelona, Marrakech and Lisbon.

But you never forget your first SOLO hostel.

Here is my review of the Last Stamp Hostel in Santiago de Compostela.

Northern Spain is my favourite part of this country. Discovering it on my own was such a great experience.


La Coruña

Santiago de Compostela was my last stop during the journey.


San Vicente de la Barquera

It is located in the northwestern part of Spain in the region of Galicia. It became well-known for having the remains of apostle James hid in the Cathedral. Because of that it became the last stop for the pilgrims from all over the world who overcome Camino de Santiago.

The Last Stamp Hostel

I have chosen this hostel because it was the cheapest (obviously) that I could find. And definitely for the price of 15 euro/night, I got an awesome experience!

The Last Stamp you can find in the central part of the old town of Santiago de Compostela. Just a few minutes of walk from the famous Cathedral.


The Last Stamp (Photo: The Last Stamp)

On the beginning I was overwhelmed by the idea of staying in the 10 beds dormitory without any of my friends in the same room.

How surprised I was after discovering that in The Last Stamp you actually don’t feel you are sleeping with so many people! Why? Because beds are divided by the slide doors which actually makes you feel like you are in the room with 4 people!

The Last Stamp

10 beds dormitory (Photo: The Last Stamp)

My room was very spacious and full of light thanks to big windows with the view of the old town of Santiago.

But this is not the only advantage of this hostel. Spacious lockers, opened by electric code, allow you to hide your backpack and charge safely your mobile phone: there are power sockets inside! Safety and convenience in the first place!

the last stamp

Lockers (Photo: The Last Stamp)

During my stay, it was very calm in the hostel even thou I saw quite a lot of people, especially in the kitchen. Most of them were relaxing after their long pilgrim journey. Be sure you will have a good sleep here. Beds are comfortable and each has its private bed lamp so no problem with disturbing your roommates. You can read until late 🙂


Room interior (Photo: The Last Stamp)

On the floor, there was only one bathroom with 2 toilets and 1 shower. Despite that, I did not wait even once to take a shower!

If you want to socialize definitely kitchen is the place to be. Not to mention that it is also well equipped.

The Last Stamp kitchen

Kitchen area (Photo: The Last Stamp)

Another important thing: there is computer which you can use with extra charge, free luggage store and a 24- hour reception desk.

Tip: In front of the hostel I discovered a really nice and quite cheap place to have a breakfast or lunch and the interior is also very welcoming.

To sum up

All in all, I had really nice experience in The Last Stamp. I recommend it especially for all those who are still not convinced to shared dormitories but still would like to give it a go and experience backpacking lifestyle.

Thank you The Last Stamp for such a nice experience and for your photos!

If you are planning to visit Santiago de Compostela, The Last Stamp Hostel should be your place to sleep. For the prices and reservations check out The Last Stamp website.


Posted by Ewa Gabara

Posted by Ewa Gabara

Founder of Don’t Mess With The Receptionist. I geek out on hostels and I’m a long-time receptionist turned into a copywriter. I help the hospitality and travel brands conquer the world with words.

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