While Mallorca may be known for its boutique hotels and luxury resorts, it is of course a great destination for budget travellers too. Whether you’re visiting to experience its infamous nightlife, incredible beaches, spectacular mountain ranges or charming villages, there’s a hostel to suit.
Budget travellers are in for treat in Mallorca, with a great array of hostels to choose from. Take a look at our pick of the best, including modern high-tech options in the centre of Palma, boho beach spots, old monasteries and laid-back hostels in the mountains.
This amazing hostel is located right in the centre of the charming town of Sóller, around 25km (15.5mi) north of Palma in the Tramuntana Valley. Housed in a stunning modernista building, parts of it feel like a boutique hotel and others feel like large and contemporary hostel. There are private and family rooms, as well as dorms, featuring traditional elements such as bare stone walls, wooden beams and colourfully-tiled floors. It’s an upmarket hostel, which features added extras such as free slippers, homemade breakfast, memory foam mattresses, a bar and even facilities for wheelchair users.
Housed in a former convent, this sleek urban hostel is located in centre of Palma. It’s fresh with clean lines and is decked all in white. It features dorm rooms with black metal bunks, wooden shutters and tiled floors, and contemporary shared bathrooms. There’s also a fully equipped communal kitchen, common area where travellers can chat and share stories, and a snug TV room.
True to its name the Central Palma is a very centralised hostel, in fact it’s located right next to the Town Hall and lies within walking distance to many major sights. It’s housed in a former convent and has been fully renovated to feature all the latest mod cons. It has light and colourful rooms, including private doubles, female dorms, male dorms and mixed dorms, with anything from four to 10 beds. There’s also a fun and bright bar/cafe, a bike and car rental service, laundry service and a communal kitchen.
This chilled hostel is set in an old farmhouse-like property in the village of Esporles, in the mountains north of Palma. It features huge spacious rooms, wooden rafters and whitewashed walls, as well as both dorm and private rooms. It’s charming both inside and out. Inside, you’ll find decorations such as colourful wall hangings, quirky lamps and traditional tiles, while outside you’ll find courtyard areas with seating, a wide terrace and hammocks. There’s a large country-style communal kitchen and shared modern bathroom blocks.
Hostel Fleming is a located near in the city of Palma de Mallorca, close to Plaza España and a 10-15 minute walk from the historic centre. It’s a chic and traditional Spanish looking hostel, set in a house dating back to the 1930s, complete with patterned tiled floors, wooden shutters and glass wrap-around balconies. There are 39 rooms in total with two, four or six beds, which you can rent for either private or shared use. There are also private doubles with amenities just like in a hotel. Added extras include a games and reading room, a lounge, shared kitchen and outdoor terrace.
Situated in the city of Palma, the Hostel Pura Vida lies within a five-minute walk from the port. It has a vintage and eclectic style, filled with features such as fireplaces, traditional floor and wall tiles and old-fashioned sewing machine tables. It’s cosy and intimate, giving travellers the sense of staying in someone’s home, rather than a big impersonal hostel. Choose from dorm rooms or private rooms with shared bathrooms. Amenities include a rooftop sun terrace, WiFi and a communal kitchen. There’s even the added bonus of a free breakfast.
This new city hostel is situated between the promenade, Bellver Castle and the historic center of Palma. It’s hip and chic, decorated in quirky photos, images of the sea, coloured tiles and bold-patterned soft furnishings. The hostel offers twin private rooms, dorms with bunks, as well as an array of communal areas, from a cosy lounge and a large coffee bar, to a work space, and even a funky roof terrace with cocktail bar.
Singular Hostel is located 1.5km (0.9mi) from the centre of Palma de Mallorca city, but just 300m (984ft) from the beach. Minimalistic and stylish, it has a boho beach vibe with lots of white and natural wood. There are a number of communal areas, such as large dining room, a colourfully-tiled communal kitchen and a snug living room. The bedrooms are like those in a Japanese-style capsule hotel with modern wooden bunks set into the wall. There are also private suites, which even come with their own small living rooms, kitchenettes and secluded patios.