The San Marcos Hostel is part of the parador (state-run hotel) network. Its five stars and is where the personalities’ who go to the city stay.
Although no one knows who I am, I have stayed there several times and it’s a great place. A former convent and hospital for pilgrims traveling to Santiago, in the twelfth century, it is one of the architectural jewels of Leon.
It is also centrally located so you can go for a walk around town without taking a taxi. The décor is Castilian like all paradors’. I love it.