The 8 Best Cheap Hotels in Malaga

Sedella, Malaga, Spain.
Sedella, Malaga, Spain. | © Peter Horree / Alamy Stock Photo
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15 November 2018

A popular holiday destination and one of Andalusia’s biggest cities, Malaga offers plenty of accommodation options, including shared hostels, family apartments, 5-star hotels and budget options. If you want to save your money for Malaga’s fantastic tapas and its excellent art museums, then you’ll find some great value choices.

From central, simple hotels to budget boutique accommodation and great family aparthotels, take a look at our picks of the best cheap hotels in Malaga.

Hotel Carlos V Málaga

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Hotel Carlos V Málaga
Hotel Carlos V Málaga | Courtesy of Hotel Carlos V Málaga/Hotels.com

You’d be forgiven for thinking this is a 5-star hotel fit for royalty, due to its name, but in fact the Hotel Carlos V Málaga is a budget 2-star property. The rooms are cosy and comfortable, dressed in earthy tones of chocolate and mustard-yellow. Old-fashioned wooden furniture and quaint artwork complete the picture.

Soho Boutique La Merced

Soho Boutique La Merced

This cute aparthotel is located just off the atmospheric Plaza de la Merced in the centre of the historic city. It’s surrounded by many bars and restaurants and is less than a one-minute walk to Picasso’s childhood home. It’s housed in an 18th-century building, which actually forms part of the old city walls. Sleeping from three to six people, each apartment is playful and colourful, with stripy yellow or green patterned wallpaper and fun, soft furnishings. Services include free Wi-Fi, toiletries, baby cots and parking. It’s a great low-cost option for families.

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Hotel Trebol

Budget Hotel
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Hotel Trebol
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Situated in the centre, close to the central market and just a short walk from the Malaga Cathedral, you’ll find the 1-star Hotel Trebol. The 18 rooms are small but perfectly adequate and brightly decorated with floral prints. Each features Wi-Fi and air conditioning.

Hotel Venecia

Hotel Venecia, Malaga

Situated on Malaga’s main pedestrian street, Calle Marqués de Larios, this 3-star hotel offers an excellent location and good value for money. Rooms are modern and bright, with lots of polished wood and en suite, marble bathrooms. There’s also a café-restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout.

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  • Urban Málaga Apartments

    Urban Malaga Apartments

    These cute and colourful apartments are located right in the historic centre of Malaga, within an easy walk to many major attractions. It comprises seven charming apartments, decorated in pastel shades, with living areas and kitchenettes. It’s a great option for families.

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    Dulces Dreams Boutique Hostel

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    Dulces Dreams Boutique Hostel
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    Translating to ‘Sweet Dreams Boutique Hostel’, this hip and chic budget hotel is situated within walking distance of Malaga Cathedral. Offering just eight rooms, it’s ideal for those with a sweet tooth, with chambers named after popular desserts such as tiramisu and cupcakes. It offers a wide range of room options, from en suite private doubles to doubles with shared bathrooms and quadruple family rooms – with or without an en suite bathroom – and even rooms with private balconies. Funky and fun common areas and a café complete the look.

    Hostal Larios

    Budget Hotel
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    Hostal Larios
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    Situated right in the centre of Malaga on the famous pedestrian street of Calle Marqués de Larios, Hostal Larios offers great value for money. It features smart yet basic individual and double rooms. They’re small but perfectly adequate and comfortable. There aren’t any other amenities, but you’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.

    Malaga Hostel Boutique

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    Hostel Malaga Boutique
    Hostel Malaga Boutique | © Hotels.com

    Malaga Hostel Boutique is located right in the historic centre of Malaga, just a few minutes walk from the Picasso Museum. With its gorgeous and chic decor, it looks like a boutique hotel yet offers the price of a cheap hotel. Think big, chunky wooden shutters, bare-brick feature walls, creative artwork and patterned tiles. There’s also a café-cum-breakfast area and air conditioning throughout.