While Ibiza is known as one of the pricier spots in Spain to holiday, a trip to this Balearic party destination needn’t break the bank. Whether you’re after a cosy boutique hotel or sunset cocktails, a funky pool scene or staying steps from the sand, we’ve found some of the best places to stay on the White Isle that will go easy on your pocket.
Set in the outskirts of San Antonio centre, Hotel Orosol offers reasonably priced lodgings in the quieter part of town – though still within strolling distance of the famously raucous nightlife. Rooms are bright and modern, with some opening to private terraces with loungers. You won’t have to pay extra for breakfast, either, and if you fancy something a little special, book the suite with a bubble tub and steam shower cabin.
If you’re travelling on a budget chances are you’re getting the shuttle bus from the airport, and this hotel is just steps from San Antonio bus station. A modern makeover has given it a fresh, contemporary vibe throughout, from a hip cocktail bar-restaurant to a sunny swimming pool. Front desk can arrange tickets for local club nights, and after a night of throwing shapes the hotel massage service can help get your mojo back to do it over again.
When it comes to pocket-friendly hotels in San Antonio, few can compete with Hotel Tropical when it comes to swimming pool zones. The 22m (72ft) pool here is one of the biggest in town (especially for this price bracket) with a separate kids’ section, together with a poolside bar and loads of loungers. Most of the rooms open to a furnished balcony, and for those who like to sleep in, breakfast service runs ‘til late.
Set overlooking the water on the sloping Cap Negret clifftop, Hostal La Torre is low-cost lodgings with a five-star setting. The vibe is old-school bohemian Ibiza, unpretentious and unfussy, with bright, simple guest rooms – most with a sea view. The heart of the hotel is the decked rear terrace, where you can settle in for pre-dinner drinks and soak up the famed Ibizan sunset. If you don’t snag a table, there are also plenty of cushions strewn along the rocks to flop onto as the sun goes down.
You’ll find few hotels lucky enough to be situated on the southerly tip of the island, but Boutique Hostal Salinas is one of them. It’s an outstanding location, within the Ses Salinas Natural Park and a short stroll from some of its finest beaches. You can lunch on grilled locally caught seafood in the restaurant and come dusk head to Lo Cura Lounge for chilled-out DJ sessions and expertly mixed cocktails.
With a gleaming white facade and almost palatial architecture, Mim Ibiza Es Vive certainly doesn’t have the appearance of a cheaper-than-most hotel. The inside is far from shabby, too, with art deco styling and swish interior design throughout. Recline in the lovely pool area under towering palms, or head to the spa for hot bubbles and steam. There’s a beautifully decorated restaurant and a sea-view sky bar, too. In fact, everything in this hotel feels deluxe, besides the rates.
Even if you didn’t find your dream Ibiza getaway this time, we’ve got plenty more inspiration coming your way. First check out our rundown of the best hotels on the island, before dusting off those dancing shoes as you read our guide to the top party hotels in Ibiza. Finally, see how the upper crust do the White Island with our list of the best luxury hotels.
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