10 Best Hostels In Málaga, Spain - Updated 2022

Alyssandra Raiza
Alyssandra Raiza 
Anne Sewell
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Anne Sewell

The largest city on the Costa del Sol, Malaga, is perhaps best known for being the birthplace of the prolific Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. While the city is undoubtedly rich in art and culture – being home to a good number of museums and architectural gems – Malaga is also rich in natural beauty. With sunny, yellow-sand beaches and pristine waters, Malaga is a favorite among those looking for a fun summer getaway. The city offers excellent options for shopping and cuisine, as well. Visiting Malaga, soon? Be sure to check out our picks for the best hostels in Malaga, Spain, to help you find your home away from home in this sunny city.

1. Malaga Stop Hostel AB (from USD 27)

Sleek and spotlessly clean, Malaga Stop Hostel AB provides a completely comfortable and hassle-free stay. Each of their private and shared rooms come with air-conditioning, as well as a shared bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the hostel. Guests are also free to relax by the shared lounge and prepare simple meals in the shared kitchen. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk. Malaga Stop Hostel AB is particularly convenient for those traveling by plane, as the property is located just 11 km (6.83 mi) from Malaga Airport. The hostel provides airport transfer services, as well.

Malaga Stop Hostel AB

Wifi Available

Address: Don Juan de Austria, 2
Accommodates: 6

Parking Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Internet services Soundproof rooms Car hire

2. The Lights Hostel (from USD 44)

The Lights Hostel is one of the most popular choices in Malaga, and for good reason! If you’re lucky enough to catch an opening at The Lights Hostel, you’ll be able to enjoy their bright and artfully-decorated rooms – each with plush beds, air-conditioning, ample storage space, and Wi-Fi access. You can also grab a bite from the snack bar or from their fully functional shared kitchen, and enjoy the stunning views of the city from the airy roof terrace. If you wish to explore the city, the hostel is located just 300 m (984 ft) from the ever-popular Calle Larios Street.

The Lights Hostel

Wifi Available

Address: Torregorda, 3
Accommodates: 1

24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Internet services Lift Safety deposit box

3. Alcazaba Premium Hostel (from USD 93)

True to its name, Alcazaba Premium Hostel makes sure that the guests enjoy a premium experience. Each of the rooms is not just incredibly stylish – it comes with plenty of comforts, like plush beds, en suite baths, air-conditioning, safes to keep belongings secure, and free Wi-Fi access. Not to mention, many rooms boast breathtaking views of the city! In addition to their excellent rooms, the property also features a lounge area, a game room, and even a rooftop bar, where guests can relax and socialize. For those who wish to get out and explore the area, the hostel is within minutes of the Malaga Cathedral and La Malagueta Beach.

Travel tip by Malaga Local Expert - Anne
Posted on: Nov 27, 2019

The Alcazaba nearby is a palace and defensive fort from the time of the Moorish occupation. The  Alcazaba was built by the Hammudid dynasty in the early 11th century and is one of the best-preserved in Spain. At the top of the hill, the Gibralfaro Castle stands watch over the coastline, also built by the Moors. Exceptional views can be enjoyed from the castle.

Alcazaba Premium Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Alcazabilla, 12
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

4. Oasis Backpackers’ Hostel (from USD 135)

Oasis Backpackers’ Hostel truly is the best place for anyone eager to explore the ins and outs of Malaga! With its ideal location, this accommodation is close to Malaga’s top attractions. Malagueta Beach, Picasso Museum Malaga, and the Roman Theatre are all less than 500 m (1640 ft) away. You can even rent bikes or arrange city tours with the hostel! When you’re not out and about, the hostel also provides a welcome retreat. Each of their rooms features comfortable beds, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi access. You can also prepare your own meals at the shared kitchen, or take in the view of the city from the terrace.

Apartamentos Málaga Premium - Calle San Telmo

Wifi Available

Address: Calle San Telmo 14
Accommodates: 3

Parking Pets allowed Bar Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Internet services Lift

5. Hostal Pension Bruselas (from USD 31)

Hostal Pension Bruselas boasts charming, rustic exteriors, paired with stylish interiors and modern comforts. The private rooms in this property all come with plush double beds, air-conditioning, as well as a flat-screen cable TV. Each room also has its own private bath, which is stocked with free bath essentials and a hair dryer. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hostel, as well. For those eager to explore the area, the hostel is located less than a kilometer from some of Malaga’s most popular tourist attractions! It is 200 m (656 ft) from Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation, 500 m (1640 ft) from the Picasso Museum, and just 600 m from (1968 ft) Alcazaba.

Travel tip by Malaga Local Expert - Anne
Posted on: Nov 27, 2019

There are many interesting attractions In the streets of Malaga's Old Town, close to the hostal, including the Picasso Museum Málaga, where 285 of the artist's paintings have been donated by family members. In the area, you will often see street performers showing off their skills, as well as a number of talented street artists.

Hostal Bruselas Málaga

Address: Lagunillas 34

Fax/photocopying Soundproof rooms Smoke alarms Non-smoking throughout Internet services CCTV in common areas Allergy-free room Fire extinguishers

6. Casa Al Sur Terraza Hostel (from USD 20)

A stay at Casa Al Sur Terraza Hostel would be perfect for your next summer getaway in Malaga! Set in a beautifully restored traditional Andalusian house, the hostel features private and shared rooms, which are all equipped with a ceiling fan, storage space, and a work desk. Some of the rooms come with a private bath. But should you opt for a shared room, you will also have access to a shared bathroom which is kept spotlessly clean. You can prepare simple meals in the communal kitchen and lounge by the roof terrace, where breakfast is also served every morning. However, if you wish to try the local fare, there are a good number of restaurants, bars, and shops within minutes of Casa Al Sur Terraza.

Casa Al Sur Terraza Hostel

Wifi Available

Address: Calle Marmoles 28
Accommodates: 3

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms Internet services

7. Chillinn' Hostel Malaga

True to its name, Chillinn’ Hostel Malaga is sure to make you feel totally relaxed during your stay. This accommodation is ideal for a romantic getaway to Malaga - in fact, the hostel and location are the highest rated among couples! It features several private rooms, each with plush double beds, Wi-Fi access, and a private bath, stocked with toiletries and a hair dryer. You can enjoy a buffet breakfast in the morning, and sip on complimentary sangria every night as well. If you and your partner are eager to explore the area, you can also see the Picasso Museum, stroll along Malaga Park, and check out the finds at Atarazanas Market - all just minutes from the hostel!

8. Olé Hostels Malaga Zambrano

At Olé Hostels Malaga Zambrano, you’ll feel almost like you’ve got your own little apartment in Malaga! Each of the rooms is spacious and generously equipped with comforts including a seating area, a microwave, flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi access, just to name a few. However, what sets the hostel apart is their excellent customer service. You can even avail of room service! If you’re eager to explore the area, this accommodation is also conveniently located less than 3 km (1.86 mi) from sights like the Atarazanas Market, Malaga Cathedral, the Port of Malaga, Malaga Park, and the Automobile and Fashion Museum.

9. Hostel Bellavista Playa Malaga (from USD 19)

Directly fronting La Malagueta Beach, Hostel Bellavista Playa Malaga would be the perfect place to rest after a day out in the sun! The hostel features private and dormitory-style rooms, each equipped with cozy beds, Wi-Fi access, and a safe for your belongings. Private rooms also come with their own bath or shower, which are kept spotlessly clean. For your convenience, the front desk is also open 24 hours a day. You’ll also find everything you need, right at the hostel. You can enjoy delicious tapas and drinks at the restaurant and bar, or chill and socialize by the shared lounge of the sun terrace. For souvenirs, head to the hostel’s gift shop and buy a trinket or two for your loved ones.

Travel tip by Malaga Local Expert - Anne
Posted on: Nov 27, 2019

After a day on the beach, take a stroll around the Port of Malaga, where many a cruise ship stops over. There is also a working fishing port with fishing vessels coming and going, offloading their wares. Visitors can choose from a number of traditional Spanish restaurants and tapas bars close by.

Hostel Bellavista Playa Malaga

Wifi Available

Address: Paseo Maritimo Pablo Picasso, 64
Accommodates: 4

Restaurant Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Ironing service Internet services

10. Picnic Dreams Boutique Hostel

Picnic Dreams Boutique Hostel is not only incredibly Instagram-worthy, but also perfectly cozy and accommodating. Each of the hostel’s private rooms is decorated in a chic, minimalist style, while still being equipped with a good number of comforts. These include an en suite bathroom, hygiene essentials and extra towels, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi access. Guests are free to savor delicious meals at the restaurant or the lounge, and enjoy the view from the furnished rooftop terrace. If you enjoy the nightlife, there are a good number of bars close by. Marques de Larios Street, Plaza la Merced, the Alcazaba, and Gibralfabo Castle are within walking distance of the property as well.

Find your retreat in inspiring Malaga

Home to architectural gems, a blossoming art scene, endless shopping and dining options, and gorgeous yellow-sand beaches, its little wonder why Malaga remains a favorite destination among those visiting Spain. After enjoying all that this inspiring city has to offer, you’ll definitely need a place to wind down. Fortunately, the city is also home to plenty of excellent accommodations! We hope our picks for the best hostels will help you find a welcome retreat in Malaga!

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