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Attractively situated in Málaga, COEO Pod Hostel - Part of COEO Experience features air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar. The property is set 2.8 km from San Andres Beach, 400 metres from Museum of Glass and Crystal and 700 metres from Jorge Rando Museum. The property is non-smoking and is situated 1.4 km from La Malagueta Beach.

Very clean and well organized hostel. Great location right in the city centre, everything is within walking distance. Every day you can participate with fun activities where you get the chance to meet fellow hostel guests. The personel is most kind and helpfull. ¡Son estupendo!

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8.4
Very good
3,288 reviews
Price from
£38
per night

Conveniently set in the centre of Málaga, Residencia Universitaria Málaga Centro provides air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a shared lounge. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Private parking is available on site.

At the hostel, rooms come with a desk. At Residencia Universitaria Málaga Centro each room includes a private bathroom and bed linen.

The room was exactly like the pictures. A really comfy bed and the airco are a big plus. You are in walking distance from the historic center so you don’t need any extra transport to go there. Friendly staff. Would really recommend it for single travelers

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8.3
Very good
1,533 reviews
Price from
£55
per night

Attractively located in the centre of Málaga, Terraza del Limonar features air-conditioned rooms, a garden, free WiFi and a shared lounge. Boasting a bar, the hostel is close to several noted attractions, around 200 metres from La Caleta Beach, 600 metres from La Malagueta Beach and 1.7 km from Baños del Carmen Beach. Guests can enjoy sea views.

Amazing staff, friendly and very helpful. The toilets and showers are very clean. Breakfast for 7 euros. Delicious and nutritious. I chose this hostel, because it is close to the beach. It’s taking 20-25 minutes walk to the city center or a few minutes by bus (€1.8). It is highly recommended! Thanks 🙏🏽

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8.4
Very good
1,561 reviews
Price from
£23
per night

Well set in Málaga, TOC Hostel Malaga provides air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar. Popular points of interest nearby include Alcazaba, Museum of Glass and Crystal and Jorge Rando Museum. The accommodation features a shared kitchen, a concierge service and organising tours for guests.

Very central, clean, the staff really helpful and the building is really fancy The breakfast was also good

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8.8
Fabulous
6,538 reviews
Price from
£35
per night

Ideally located in the centre of Málaga, Malaga Stop Hostel AB offers air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge and free WiFi. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 1.6 km from Alcazaba, 1.5 km from Malaga María Zambrano Train Station and 1.6 km from Malaga Park. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen, a tour desk and luggage storage for guests.

It was a good stay. I wish i could stay longer bc it's such a nice and vibrant city. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The bed has curtains.

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8.3
Very good
2,933 reviews
Price from
£26
per night

Offering a roof terrace and balconies with views of La Alameda Principal y Torregorda Street, a 24-hour reception and free WiFi, Lights Out Hostel is located in Málaga City Centre, 300 metres from famous Calle Larios Street.

Everything! 😃 Especially the very nice stuff AND the co-working room. 👍🏼

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8.1
Very good
2,618 reviews
Price from
£31
per night

Hostal Vidamia is located in central Málaga, within 7 minutes’ walk of Málaga Cathedral and the Picasso Museum. Set in a restored 19th-century building, it offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi.

The air-conditioned rooms at the Vidamia feature white wooden floors and smart, minimalist décor. Each one comes with a private bathroom.

Everything was perfect. It is very centrally located

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8.1
Very good
2,990 reviews
Price from
£47
per night

Málaga Hostel is located in Málaga’s Pedregalejo district, just 5 minutes’ walk from the beach. It offers smart, air-conditioned private and dormitory rooms with free WiFi, individual lockers and a balcony.

The location, vibe, and Johnny the property manager. He was absolutely delightful and made my stay so comfortable and fun.

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8.3
Very good
1,265 reviews
Price from
£30
per night

Conveniently set in the centre of Málaga, The Urban Jungle Hostel provides air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace. The property is located 2.7 km from San Andres Beach, 700 metres from Alcazaba and 500 metres from Museum of Glass and Crystal. Certain rooms at the property include a balcony with a city view.

It’s exactly what you want from a hostel, the staff were fun and friendly. The beds were really comfy and although there was many people in each dorm it felt very private because the beds had 3 surrounding walls and a curtain to pull over. It was also in such a central location. It was the first time I’ve ever done a solo trip and it was a great place to make friends as they have a little rooftop bar and daily events/ activities you can go on

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8.4
Very good
778 reviews
Price from
£37
per night

Suites Larios features free WiFi throughout the property and views of city in Málaga. This property is located a short distance from attractions such as Alcazaba, Museum of Glass and Crystal, and Malaga María Zambrano Train Station. The property is 1.6 km from La Malagueta Beach, and within 500 metres of the city centre.

The units in the hostel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Guest rooms include bed linen.

Everything is very clean and the location is perfect

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8
Very good
69 reviews
Price from
£69
per night

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Budget travellers know that there is no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a bit more.
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  • COEO Pod Hostel - Part of COEO Experience
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 3,288 reviews

    Attractively situated in Málaga, COEO Pod Hostel - Part of COEO Experience features air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar.

    Everything! My stay as a solo traveller was great!

  • Continental Space
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,950 reviews

    Located in the centre of Málaga, 1.5 km from La Malagueta Beach, Continental Space provides air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi.

    Clean, great location, quiet, quick check-in & very secure.

  • Málaga Centro Hostel
    5.7
    Scored 5.7
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 2,253 reviews

    Málaga Centro Hostel is located in a quiet area in Malaga, within 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre and the historic town. Public areas include a TV lounge and a shared kitchen.

    Very friendly Lovely outdoor space Very clean room

  • Feel Hostels City Center
    6.7
    Scored 6.7
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,913 reviews

    Feel Hostels City Center is set 2 minutes’ walk from the Picasso Museum. It offers a terrace, free WiFi and various city tours, activities and theme nights.

    Very friendly staff. Good facilities and location.

  • Feel Hostels Soho Malaga
    5.7
    Scored 5.7
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 2,358 reviews

    Feel Hostels Soho Malaga is centrally located, 10 minutes’ walk from Málaga Train Station and the Picasso Museum. It offers a sun terrace, 24-hour reception and free WiFi available throughout.

    The room was clean, the hostel is central located.

  • Residencia Universitaria Campus Málaga
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 822 reviews

    Located in Málaga, 3.5 km from Malaga María Zambrano Train Station, Residencia Universitaria Campus Málaga provides accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace.

    Location good Loved the warm modern feel of the place

  • Residencia Universitaria Málaga Centro
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,533 reviews

    Conveniently set in the centre of Málaga, Residencia Universitaria Málaga Centro provides air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a shared lounge.

    For this price it was a really nice and clean room.

  • Terraza del Limonar
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,561 reviews

    Attractively located in the centre of Málaga, Terraza del Limonar features air-conditioned rooms, a garden, free WiFi and a shared lounge.

    The terrace, kitchen and the two showers in the room

Great access to the city centre! Check these hostels in Málaga

  • TOC Hostel Malaga
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 6,538 reviews

    Well set in Málaga, TOC Hostel Malaga provides air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar.

    I like everything there, the staffs were helpful and nice

  • Bienvenido a tu habitacion
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 8 reviews

    Situated in Málaga, Bienvenido a tu habitacion has free bikes, garden, terrace, and free WiFi throughout the property.

  • Malaga Stop Hostel AB
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,933 reviews

    Ideally located in the centre of Málaga, Malaga Stop Hostel AB offers air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge and free WiFi.

    Everything was perfect during my stay. Highly recommend 👌🏻

  • Hostal Vidamia
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,990 reviews

    Hostal Vidamia is located in central Málaga, within 7 minutes’ walk of Málaga Cathedral and the Picasso Museum. Set in a restored 19th-century building, it offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi.

    Excellent location, friendly staff and very helpful.

  • The Lights Hostel
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,617 reviews

    Offering a roof terrace and balconies with views of La Alameda Principal y Torregorda Street, a 24-hour reception and free WiFi, Lights Out Hostel is located in Málaga City Centre, 300 metres from...

    the family dinner and breakfast, lovely and helpful staff

  • Suites Larios
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 69 reviews

    Suites Larios features free WiFi throughout the property and views of city in Málaga.

    Everything is very clean and the location is perfect

  • Nordik Rooms Urban - Trinidad "Copenhague"
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 567 reviews

    Situated conveniently in the centre of Málaga, Nordik Rooms Urban - Trinidad "Copenhague" offers free WiFi and a shared lounge.

    Good location clean and efficient room and facilities.

  • Nordik Rooms Urban - Centro "Estocolmo"
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 30 reviews

    Nordik Rooms Urban - Centro "Estocolmo" is in a prime location in the centre of Málaga, and provides a shared lounge, free WiFi and a terrace.

    Arredamento funzionalità location in centro cucina

  • Picnic Dreams Boutique Hostel
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,779 reviews

    Located 100 metres from Picasso house in central Málaga, Picnic Dreams Boutique Hostel offers front desk services, free luggage storage and free safe. The hostel boasts a furnished rooftop terrace.

    Location, nice cafe below and let me take my tea to room

  • Nordik Rooms Urban - Segalerva "Geiranger"
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 19 reviews

    Attractively set in the centre of Málaga, Nordik Rooms Urban - Segalerva "Geiranger" features air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge and free WiFi.

    All what I needed was provided in the property, it was clean and quiet

  • Albergue Inturjoven Malaga
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 688 reviews

    The Albergue Inturjoven Málaga is located around 2km from the centre of Málaga and also from the Alcazaba Church. This hostel features rooms with private bathrooms, a garden and terrace.

    Staff very nice & helpful. Beautiful architechture.

  • Nordik Rooms Urban - Centro "Helsinki"
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 168 reviews

    Well situated in the centre of Málaga, Nordik Rooms Urban - Centro "Helsinki" offers air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge and free WiFi.

    location was amazing, the host was very responsive

  • La Merced Centro Rooms
    7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 638 reviews

    Ideally set in Málaga, La Merced Centro Rooms offers air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge and free WiFi.

    Centre of downtown Clean bathroom Quiet at midnight

  • Historic Malaga Centro Rooms
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 19 reviews

    Well located in the Malaga Centro district of Málaga, Historic Malaga Centro Rooms is located 2.1 km from La Caleta Beach, 1.3 km from Alcazaba and less than 1 km from Museum of Glass and Crystal.

  • Chinitas Urban Hostel
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,337 reviews

    Chinitas Urban Hostel is located in the historic city centre of Malaga. This property is set 30 metres from the famous Marques de Larios Street.

    Great location but tricky to find down an alleyway

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Hostels that guests love in Málaga

  • 7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 638 reviews
    The hostel is very clean, and the beds are comfortable. Clean and nice sheets. Great staff, great location. We had a room with just one bunk bed, which was great.
    Agatha
    People with friends
  • 8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,617 reviews
    This is best hostel IV ever stayed at from the moment you walk in you are greeted with interesting people most are solo Travelers of all ages. The nightly free sangria, the cheap meal at 9 and the lovely roof top over looking the city. initially I booked for 4 night and extended for an additional three nights the shower are modern 100% will be back
    Aidan Mclaren
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £142.36
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 6,538 reviews
    One of the best Hostel I stayed .. Great location. Friendly staff..Very very clean..Amazing beautiful lobby..Breakfast was delicious.. Bed very comfortable.. Will back again for sure 👏👏👏
    Teuta
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £105.79
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 3,288 reviews
    Amazing staff!!!!! :) The hostel gives lots of opportunities for solo travels to enjoy the time in Malaga, meet new people, and have fun. The pods are small, but enough, they look exactly as in the pictures. Good WiFi, a great location. Soap, shower gel, and shampoo were available, which is quite unusual for hostels, so another plus. You can also leave your luggage there for €3 per day. I will definitely choose this place again when I am in Malaga.
    Paulina
    Solo traveller
  • 5.7
    Scored 5.7
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 665 reviews
    Well it's a budget hostel. Moderate your expectations accordingly and you won't be disappointed. Not easy to find, the door is not marked in any way, but the staff were friendly and it was surprisingly clean. It's literally the cheapest place in town so all told no complaints. Location is also a plus.
    Bertus
    Solo traveller
  • 7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 77 reviews
    I had a great stay at Kaz Bedrooms.Fully furnished room and flat.Kaz was very helpful in giving tips to explore Malaga and advising about good bars and restaurants.Flat is at a great location, safe and vibrant area, walking distance to everywhere.Kaz bedroom is among the cheapest in Malaga and a great value for money.I totally recommend.
    H
    Helen
    Solo traveller
  • 8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,561 reviews
    I stayed here for the 2nd time on my trip - and the staff went beyond expectations to help me! As a solo traveller, I was made to feel safe - when some things had gone wrong (nothing to do with the hotel!). It’s definitely the best hostel in Malaga - and those views are just beautiful. Thankyou so much to the staff - so won’t forget what you did for me!
    Emma
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £63.86
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,265 reviews
    Ideal youth hostel for backpackers. Very friendly staff. Felt safe the whole stay. 5min from the beach. Supermarket close by. Hostel has a big kitchen with all the things you need. Perfect terrace on the roof for sunbathing or sunset watching:)
    Andreas
    Solo traveller
  • 8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,617 reviews
    Amazing Hostel! Apart from the great location, always clean and organized common spaces and rooms, the social environment promoted by the employees is superb! The cheap and tasty dinner at the rooftop is a great way to finish a sunny day in malaga, while getting to know people!
    Ivo
    Solo traveller
  • 8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,617 reviews
    this has to be one of the best hostels I have stayed at. the staff was friendly. the location is great and you can just walk to all the major attractions in Malaga. they also have cheap breakfast and dinner option.
    Ekta
    Solo traveller

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