Discover Santiago

Santiago de Compostela is the final destination of pilgrims and the capital of Galicia. Explore everything this historic World Heritage city has to offer to pilgrims and tourists.


Learn about all the transportation alternatives so you can easily get around Santiago or visit other cities.


Dream in Santiago has arranged a taxi service for its guests, which you can request at the reception or by calling us. But if you prefer to arrange it on your own, you have multiple options. Airport prices are fixed.


Dream in Santiago is perfectly connected to the entire city and the airport through bus lines. There is a bus stop just 50 meters away. To go to the airport or the intermodal train and bus station, take bus line 6A.


Santiago enjoys a modern airport with connections to major cities in Spain and several European capitals. There is a bus stop for bus line 6A to the airport just 50 meters away.


Santiago is connected to the main cities of Galicia and Madrid by high-speed trains. Visit A Coruña in just 27 minutes or Vigo in 50 minutes. You have bus line 6A to the intermodal station just 50 meters away from Dream in Santiago.

Pilgrim and Tourist Services

Santiago receives countless visitors annually and offers multiple services for pilgrims and tourists.

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Pilgrim Welcome Office

This office is dependent on the Cathedral of Santiago and is where you will receive the coveted Compostela. In addition to this, it offers other services such as bicycle parking, a post office, train and bus information, a bathroom for pilgrims, and more.

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Tourist Information Office

In Rúa do Vilar, right in the heart of the old town, you will find a spacious office where they provide city maps and answer any questions you may have about monuments, opening hours, and more.

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Bicycle and Luggage storage

At Dream in Santiago, we offer free luggage storage and bicycle parking service for our guests and at a very competitive Price if you are not staying with us.

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Post office

Located at Rúa do Franco, 4, the Post Office offers a bicycle shipping service to the starting point of the Camino de Santiago. Once you have completed your journey, you can arrange for the return shipment of your bicycle to your home.

Historic Center

The city of Santiago offers a spectacular monumental ensemble. Its monasteries, temples, palaces, ancient streets, and typical popular constructions, combined with its spiritual and cultural significance, have earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The history of Santiago begins in the year 813 when the Bishop of Iria verifies the discovery of the tomb of the Apostle Saint James in a village, San Fiz de Solovio, which would eventually transform into the city of Santiago de Compostela. The name Jacobo (Iacobus in Latin) derives in multiple names according to different languages: Jacobo, Iago, Yago, Tiago, Diego, Xacobe, Jaime, Jaume, Jacob, Jakob, Jacques, or James. Thus, the city of the Apostle Saint James, or San Iago, or San Tiago... ends up being known as Santiago. The news of the discovery quickly spreads throughout Christendom and a large basilica is built over the Apostle's tomb, establishing a continuous flow of pilgrims between Santiago and the rest of Europe. Faith, culture, commerce, and politics circulate. Santiago de Compostela and its Camino become the "Root and Foundation of Europe".

The City of Culture of Galicia (Cidade da Cultura de Galicia)

The City of Culture of Galicia (Cidade da Cultura de Galicia) is a spectacular architectural proposal. Designed by the renowned architect Peter Eisenman, it is majestically situated on the top of Mount Gaiás, to the east of Santiago de Compostela, and is a must-see if you visit the city. It houses the library, Museum of Galicia, and offers a diverse program of exhibitions, concerts, conferences, cinema, workshops, seminars, and cutting-edge cultural projects... every day of the year.

Dream in Santiago

In the surroundings of the hostel, you will find restaurants and cafés, and just 400 meters away is the Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of Galicia (Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia). Within a 15-minute walk, you will find the As Cancelas Shopping Center, which offers shops, restaurants, and cinemas

On the French Way

At Dream in Santiago, we do not make you deviate even a meter. We are located in Santiago, on the French Way. When you arrive, you can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink in our garden.

O Son do Camiño

O Son do Camiño is an annual music festival held at Monte do Gozo, featuring artists like David Guetta, Rosalía, Black Eyed Peas, Die Antwoord, Bastille, Vetusta Morla, and many more. We are a 20-minute walk away from the festival stage at Dream in Santiago. Book in advance, beds go quickly!

Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia

We are located 300 meters from the the Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of Galicia (Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia). We welcome individual and group bookings for people attending or working temporarily in event organization. Feel free to contact us.

As Cancelas Shopping Center

Just a 15-minute walk away, you have the As Cancelas Shopping Center with restaurants, fashion stores, a hypermarket, and cinemas.