If you’re going on a trip to Vigo, you most likely need a place to stay. Fortunately, the city has plenty of nice hotels in all price ranges. In other words, it is fairly easy to find a nice hotel in Vigo at an affordable price.
We are looking into 3 different hotels:
- Hotel America (central in the city)
- Hotel Celta (cheap but with nice quality)
- Agua de Mar (luxury hotel)
Another possibility is to get a holiday apartment. We will talk about that as well.
But first – read below for specific information about the hotels we have reviewed!
Central Hotel in Vigo
Hotel America – book here.
This is the most booked hotel in Vigo. For good reason – prices start at just 60 euros per night, yet you have a marina view and you will be staying right in the centre of Vigo.
The rooms are quite good. Most are even luxurious. There are a bit over 40 rooms in total, so it is by no means a huge hotel, but it has everything you need, including several extra facilities.
For example, Hotel America offers a very nice rooftop terrace. It also has a great breakfast, private parking, and available meeting rooms if you travel on business. You will find daily newspapers from several countries. The staff is multi-lingual, so even if you don’t speak Spanish, everything will go very smoothly.
A lot of couples and families choose this hotel. On one hand, it is very romantic and most rooms have a nice view out to the marina. Along with that, there are facilities for kids, and you can easily ask them to put an extra bed into the room, if needed.
The airport is just a 20-minute drive away. You can walk to either of the central train stations in around 10 minutes. The historic part of Vigo is basically the same area, and you’ll have many nice restaurants near. Overall, it’s a very nice hotel with a perfect location.
Affordable Hotel in Vigo
Hotel Celta – book here.
Only rated as a two-star hotel, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. The visitors agree and give it an average rating of 8,3 out of 10.
Hotel Celta has a very good location, less than 50 meters away from the large Corte Inglés department store. It’s located in a shopping/café are, but has around a 10-minute walk to the marina and the historic area of Vigo.
I stayed there myself back in the summer of 2017. It was the first time I visited Vigo, and I was very impressed with the location.
The train station is only 100 meters away, so you can easily catch a train to Santiago de Compostela or A Coruña if you feel like it.
This hotel in Vigo is family-friendly and it has nice breakfast facilities. The staff will help you with any issue. Most rooms have air condition, and it works well, so the rooms are very comfortable doing the summer when the temperature can reach +35 celsius.
Aside from that, the rooms are typically medium-sized. They are not super luxurious, but they are nice enough, and the hotel has all the basics that you need. In some reviews, visitors claim that there is noise from the street, but I did not personally notice this when I stayed at the hotel.
Of course, the main argument for booking a room here is the price. Prices start at just 35 euros per night (with all taxes and fees included), and the average price is roughly 50-60 euros. So it’s a very affordable hotel, and it has tremendous value for the price. If you book at the right moment, you should be able to get a room for two people for less than 40 euros per night.
A Nice Luxury Hotel
Agua de Mar Hotel Boutique – book here.
While Vigo doesn’t have any huge, sparkling hotel full of luxury conditions like you’ll see in Madrid, it does have a handful of very nice hotels that can also be categorized as luxury hotels.
One of those is Agua de Mar Hotel Boutique. In our opinion, it is probably the finest of the hotels in Vigo, although also slightly more expensive than the rest. However, it’s still very reasonably priced, and you get good value from your booking.
It has a rating of 9,4 out of 10. A friend who stayed there proclaimed it was the nicest hotel he had ever stayed in, despite the fact that it wasn’t overly large.
You get really good service at Agua de Mar. The reception is open at all hours. For a small extra fee, the hotel will send someone to come and pick you up at the airport or at the train station. It is not located right by the marina, like our first recommended hotel, but it is still very central. Like Hotel Celta, it is in the shopping/museum/restaurant area of Vigo, which has a lot of benefits in itself! The historic centre can be reached in less than 10 minutes of walking.
The rooms are very comfortable, clean and quiet. However, the big highlight of the hotel is the bar. It is not just a great bar for a hotel – it’s one of the coziest bars in all of Vigo.
So if you want to stay at one of the absolute best hotels in Vigo, go for this one. Prices start at 80 euros per night.
Vigo has holiday apartments as well. Of course, not as many as the major Spanish cities and not as many as Porto, but you will find a decent selection.
The funny thing is that holiday apartments are actually more expensive than hotels. For that reason, most travelers simply choose to stay at hotels.
But that doesn’t mean apartments should be completely overlooked. There can be several advantages by finding a holiday apartment in Vigo:
- More freedom
- Wider selection
- Opportunity to cook
- Authentic experience
- Most likely, you’ll have more space
However, the downsides are less service and no extra facilities.
So first and foremost, we recommend finding a hotel. But: If you are the type that loves apartments and love having a more private place, then it absolutely makes sense to find a local apartment for your trip.
Like always, Airbnb is the best place to look. Get a discount when you sign up through this link.
Hostels in Vigo
Vigo has a couple of hostels, and they are usually cheap.
Since the hotel prices are generally low, there is not a huge need to find a hostel, but if you like to be social and mingle with other travelers, it is certainly a possibility to find a hostel.
A hostel in Spanish is called a hostal, so it’s almost the same. You will find several options in Vigo for less than 20 euros per night. Sometimes even less than 15 per night, which is quite the bargain!
Take a look at Booking.com where they have hotels as well as hostels in the selection.
Where to Stay in Vigo
If you are wondering where to stay in Vigo, you’ve landed at the right page.
A lot of travelers prefer to stay close to the marina. The reason is obvious – you get a beautiful view, and the hotels there are quite popular and well-rated. The best example is Hotel America, the same hotel as we reviewed in the early part of this article.
However, it also makes very good sense to go for a hotel just a little south of the marina, close to the city hall and the historic buildings. It’s a very nice area as well, although loud at times.
My personal favorite area of Vigo is the area of Plaza España and Corte Inglés. It’s great for shopping, has nice cafés, and it’s just a small walk away from the Urzáis train station. Yet, you are only a 10-minute walk away from the historic centre and from the marina. In other words, you get everything when you choose to stay in this area. Hotel Celta is a nice and very affordable hotel in this area of Vigo. Highly recommended.
But as long as you stay somewhat close to the centre, you will be good. Vigo is a highly walkable city, and even if you don’t love walking, you can easily take a bus (very cheap) or rent a car or a bicycle. No matter what, it’s simple and straightforward to get around in the city.
How to Get to the City
It all depends on the starting point. Vigo has a medium-sized airport, so it is possible to fly in.
However, most travelers visit Vigo while already being in Spain, or while extending a trip from Portugal.
Here are the most common ways to arrive in the city:
By plane: The airport of Vigo is located 6-7 kilometers directly east of the centre. You can fly in, and then take a bus to reach your hotel upon arrival. Some hotels in Vigo offer airport transfer – they will pick you up at the airport and transport you directly to the hotel after you arrive.
By train: Vigo has two central train station: Vigo Urzaiz and Vigo Guixar. Both have a great location as you will almost arrive in the middle of the city.
By bus: A lot of long-distance buses arrive in Estación de Autobuses de Vigo. It’s a bit outside of the centre, but still within walking range. Otherwise, take a city bus to get in from there.
If you are going to Vigo immediately from another country, the airport is most likely the way you get in. If you are coming in from another Spanish city, it is easiest to reach the city by the RENFE train. If you are coming in from Portugal, you may either take the train or one of the many bus routes. The trip from Porto to Vigo takes between 2 and 3 hours.
Of course, you can also rent a car and drive to Vigo if your starting point is another city in Spain or Portugal. You can also rent a car upon arrival in Vigo if you intend to drive on to other travel destinations afterward.
Getting Around in Vigo
Vigo is a relatively small city, even though it has a lot of things to do.
But that is actually a very good thing – it means that you can cover most of the city on foot. If you need a way of transportation, there are several bus lines. You can also rent a bicycle, a scooter or a car. There are several opportunities to get around in Vigo.
The city’s official tourist site is very helpful when it comes to transportation.
Vigo is a wonderful city. It is even magical in some ways.
By having a nice place to stay, everything gets even better. So be sure to get a nice hotel, preferably in the central part of the city. That way you can easily get around and experience everything that the city has to offer.
We sincerely hope you enjoyed this guide to hotels in Vigo. If you have any questions regarding the hotel, or even regarding anything else about the city, write it in the comment section below. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
Any additions or further hotel recommendations are also very welcome!