While you probably won’t sleep much during San Fermín, you’ll find that having a place to unwind, shower, and change clothes is a luxury that will make your experience that much better. Unfortunately, getting a hotel or hostel reservation in Pamplona during the festival is difficult, and staying in a nearby town is neither cheap nor easy. There are some affordable or even free options to consider, but be aware that those choices are clearly not as safe or clean as the more coveted spots.
If you want to spend just one day in Pamplona and you don’t mind pulling an all-nighter, then your best bet is to arrive in the afternoon and store your bags in the train or bus station, or at the luggage storage center in the Escuelas de San Francisco, at the end of
Plaza San Francisco.
Then you can simply party all night, watch (or run with) the bulls in the morning, and then move on. However, if your all-nighter days are over or you just can’t do without a bed and a shower, then take a look at the accommodation options below. And don’t worry if you end up having to stay in a neighboring town – you’ll have plenty of company, the bus and taxi systems are fine, and you probably won’t have to shuttle back and forth too many times. To ensure the best possible experience, though, you’ll want to book your reservations the second you decide to visit Pamplona for the festival.
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