What if Pamplona hotels are full or expensive. Are there alternatives?

During the Running of the Bulls® and the San Fermin Fiesta, over 1 million visitors crowd Pamplona, Spain, a city of 250,000 inhabitants causing Pamplona hotels to sell out in advance and quickly. The best alternative to a hotel is to rent a room in an apartment or an entire apartment, depending on the size of your group. The most sought after and more expensive locations are found where the fiesta takes place in the old part of the city (casco viejo). There are more modern and less expensive options available outside the inner city, but these will require a bus, taxi or long walk to reach the fiesta.

Running of the Bulls Pamplona Hotel Castillo de Gorraiz

Lodging is the largest cost factor when planning a visit to the San Fermin Fiesta or Running of the Bulls®. It is possible to mitigate this cost by arriving later in the Festival when the crowds are not quite as large. Although we do not recommend it for safety reasons, some visitors do choose to sleep in the city parks as Pamplona does provide public bathrooms for showering.

Escape the chaos of planning and embrace the thrill of the Running of the Bulls! Reserve your Pamplona hotel today by booking our Running of the Bulls travel packages that feature everything you need to make your San Fermin festival unforgettable. Our packages include Pamplona hotel stays, Pamplona balcony rentals to watch the world-famous bull run, Pamplona bullfight tickets, and much more.

If you have already booked your trip and just need to book a Pamplona hotel room our sister site offers individual hotel room reservations, in addition to Pamplona balcony rentals.