From cheap, lively hostels in the city centre, to peaceful isolated countryside ranches, you’ll find the accommodation you want using these key phrases:

un hostal = hostel

un hotel = hotel

una pensión = a lodging house (a cheap option – many are fine, others attract somewhat dodgy  clientele)

un albergue juvenil = youth hostel

una estancia turística = a hotel-ranch (they range from basic and rustic to super-luxurious)

¿Cuánto cuesta por persona / por noche? = How much is it per person / per night?

¿Incluye el desayuno? = Does it include breakfast?

¿Puedo ver la habitación? = Can I see the room?

¿Hay una caja fuerte? = Is there a safe?

Quisiera una habitación simple / doble = I’d like a single / double room

una habitación compartida = a dorm room

con baño privado = with a private bathroom

con baño compartido = with a shared bathroom 

Any questions? If you’re not sure about the content of today’s class or have something to add, leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you. Your questions and comments will help other students too. Our Spanish immersion programs at La Herradura in Uruguay and Spain teach you an international form of Spanish, but the teachers are all native speakers and will offer guidance on local expressions and words.

Coming up next… Class 8: The time | La hora

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