I’m staying in the best hostel I have ever seen tonight for 20 euros in a six bed dorm. It also has individual and family room and suites. It is the first in a planned chain.
Merida is a city I had never heard of but I had seen it had “Roman ruins.” Actually there are about a dozen restored Roman facilities. It’s quite an impressive place about 100 miles north of Seville.
The hostel kitchen is small, but not too many of the guests are self-catering. The dorm has a TV with remote, but that could be a blessing or a problem. They have a locker with key for each bed and each bed has a power outlet, which I have seen several times this year. I would recommend the city and hostel to anyone with an interest in Roman history.
Two nights ago I was in a hostel near Lisbon that was probably the worst. It had about twenty beds and two toilets and showers, with several other problems.