The Best Hostels to Book in Mallorca
Visit the Balearic island of Mallorca, for buzzing nightlife and endless beachy vibes | © Markus Beck / Alamy Stock Photo
Mallorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands, boasts scenic Mediterranean beaches, historic towns – like Palma – and rolling mountains. Relax after adventures and beach days at these hostels in Mallorca where you’ll find excellent facilities, good-vibe communal areas and unique events to introduce you to the area and other travellers – now bookable on Culture Trip.
This beautifully restored Sóller modernist building retains historic features like overhead wooden beams and exposed brick and boasts fabulous rural town views. You’ll love the communal areas here, like the fire-lit dining room with scatter cushions, beanbags and books. Here to adventure? Hike or rent a bike from the hotel and cycle the staff-recommended routes, working up an appetite for dinner – which is included with your stay. Get involved in cooking classes and treat yourself to a refreshing drink from the well-stocked bar.
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Family-run Ca’s Bombu – located on the pretty Cala Rajada fishing port since 1885 – features monochrome tiled floors and wooden beams in traditional rooms and shared areas. Meet fellow guests by the garden terrace, pool and bar and challenge them to a game of table tennis or billiards. The antique-scattered dining room has grandfather clocks and Mahogany cabinets, while big sliding doors lead to a leafy terrace. Enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast when you book three nights or more.
The Boc Hostel
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This Mallorca hostel – near Plaza de España – rents out motorcycles, bikes and scooters for exploring Palma’s beaches and sites. You’ll have your pick of rooms here: doubles, dorms, girls-only or shared rooms to privately rent. Some are adapted for people with reduced mobility and all come with handy WiFi, lockers and lamps. There’s no air-conditioning here, but ceiling fans help. You’ll appreciate the community kitchen and good-vibes courtyard. Special occasion? Staff will help organise a celebration in the games room or terrace.
Hostel Sa Fita Backpackers
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Exploring is encouraged at this rural Esporles Valley-based youth hostel, perfect for hiking and cycling – you can see the Serra de Tramuntana mountains from the terrace. Traditional architecture, like wooden shutters and patterned tiling, make for a homely stay, as do complimentary towels and toiletries. After a day of adventuring, chill out in the TV and reading room or nestle into a hammock in the fruit tree-dotted orchard.
YourHouse Urban Hostel Palma
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This youth hostel – in a former convent in picturesque Santa Catalina – is minimalist-yet-stylish. Think high ceilings, comfy sofas, stylish geometric pattern rugs and a pool table in the common area. Cook up a storm in the guest kitchen with local ingredients – and invite friends, old and new, to join you at the long dining table. Spend some time exploring the historic region: the oldest market in Palma is nearby.
Hostel Pura Vida
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Marvel at Palma from the balcony of this hostel, which is near Catedral de Mallorca and the Royal Palace of La Almudaina. Homely touches throughout make this place special – such as intricate tiling, vintage posters, fairy lights and flowers. Grab a book from the library, bond over board games and cook with other travellers in the shared kitchen. Fancy a dance? Pacha Mallorca Nightclub is just a short drive away. The next morning, continental breakfast in the bright dining room will perk you up.
We Hostel Palma
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The travel-loving brothers who run this El Terreno-based youth hostel help guests experience authentic Mallorca – through conferences with locals, Spanish cooking workshops, local beer tastings, weekly live music and Palma information panels throughout the hotel. They’ll help you organise off-site activities like diving, plus you can rent out one of their vehicles. There’s plenty of places to chill at this sustainability-conscious house – from the solarium’s hammocks to the well-stocked games room. Book the Galactic Room for unique, space-style beds.
Singular Hostel by Eurotels
There’s everything you need here at this simple but well-equipped, family-friendly hostel in Mallorca. Cook in the shared kitchenette and choose one of the many tables to tuck in. There’s a vending machine for snacks and a lounge with a TV and sofa. Dorm rooms – including a female-only option – come with plenty of locker space, hotel-wide WiFi and laundry facilities. You’ll also love the location: restaurants and sites are a short walk away, including the port and Bellver Castle. Hire a bike for further exploration around town.
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With a 5.5km (3.4mi) Blue Flag beach just 30m (98ft) away, Hostal Tierramar in El Arenal is perfect for seaside lovers. Start your day with a continental breakfast before hitting the family-friendly Playa De Palma to sunbathe, swim or try adrenaline-pumping watersports. Once you’re all sunned out, hit the hotel bar serving snacks and cocktails, or hang out with a book or game of pool. Simple, colourful rooms have private bathrooms here and some even feature seaview balconies.
Saturno is another great option for beach bums, as it’s 50m (164ft) from the blue waters and soft sand of Cala Millor. Wind up plant-speckled stairs to a comfortable en-suite room, some with seaview balconies. You’re nearby plenty of shops and eateries – you’ll get a discount at the adjoining Rose & Crown Bar – plus Cala Bona fishing port is a 20-minute walk. Historic Son Servera town is a 10-minute drive – there’s free public parking near this family-run hotel and they rent bicycles out, too.
This is a rewrite of an article originally by Esme Fox.
These recommendations were updated on September 27, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.