The Best Budget Hostels and Apartments to Book in Cádiz, Spain

Planeta Cádiz considers itself to be low-cost deluxe - and we agree
Planeta Cádiz considers itself to be "low-cost deluxe" - and we agree | Courtesy of Planeta Cadiz Hostel / Booking.com
Mark Nayler

Occupying a thin peninsula off Andalusia’s southwestern coast, Cádiz is sought out for its arty vibe, excellent seafood, expansive beaches and famous carnival – the biggest and best in Spain.

This welcoming destination is one of Western Europe’s oldest cities, having been continually inhabited for over three millennia. And from elegant double rooms by the cathedral to the city’s first “low-cost deluxe” hostel, Cádiz is now full of top places to stay if you’re visiting on a budget – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Casa Caracol

Hostel

Five guests gather in communal area with kitchenette, bookshelves, seats and tables at Casa Caracol
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Run by experienced travellers, Casa Caracol comprises two funkily restored townhouses in the centre of Cádiz. The main building offers colourful shared and group dorms with private bathrooms, along with a lounge and guest computer, a kitchen with a wood-burning stove and a tropical-style roof terrace with hammocks. A five-minute walk away is the Casa del Pirata, in which there are elegant double rooms with shared bathrooms. Meet other travellers during the BBQ, popcorn-and-movie or mojito nights – or at daytime yoga classes on the beach.

2. Hospedería Imar

Hostel, Spa Hotel

Two adjoining single beds with window and door to garden in room at Hospederia Imar
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This family-run establishment offers airy ensuite doubles and apartments around a tranquil courtyard filled with aloe vera – the perfect space to unwind with a book. Alternatively, book yourself a discounted pampering session at the spa next door, or catch some rays on Playa de la Victoria – Cádiz’s largest beach – just steps away. It’s a 45-minute stroll to the historic centre or a 15-minute ride on the number 1 or 7 buses, both of which stop on the Paseo Maritimo.

4. La Casa Morada

Budget Hotel, Hostel

Decorated with wall art portraying everything from jungle foliage to giant octopuses, Casa Morada’s shared dorms and private rooms occupy a classic Andalusian townhouse, a block back from Genoves Park. Up top, there’s a secluded terrace with bar service and palette sofas, where boisterous parties are held for guests. Rental bikes are available from reception and cold breakfast is served in the kitchen – you’ll also find all the necessary self-catering gear here if you need it.

5. Hostal Bahía

Hostel

This simple and modern two-star hotel offers street-facing, ensuite double and triple rooms – some of which have Juliet balconies. There aren’t many on-site amenities, but with a location this good you don’t need them. The Old Town, harbour, beaches and major architectural attractions are all easily accessible on foot. Stress-free arrivals are guaranteed by a 24-hour reception and nearby public parking; bus and train stations are also within a 10-minute walk.

6. South Hostel Cádiz

Hostel

Two colourful sofas opposite each other at South Hostel Cádiz; one is front of two doors marked 01 and 02
Courtesy of South Hostel Cádiz / Booking.com

Occupying an 1888 manor house, this sporty hostel’s activity offering wouldn’t be out of place in a luxury hotel, ranging from whale watching and horse riding to biking and Morocco day trips. All dormitories showcase the building’s original windows and balconies, many of which look over the residential street below – and breakfast is included. There’s also an on-site surf academy and store – where gear is for sale or hire – plus a roof terrace and a big internal patio with designer sofas.

7. Planeta Cádiz Hostel

Hostel

Social area at Planeta Cadiz Hostel, with ten beanbags and a long, cushioned wooden bench on lino flooring
Courtesy of Planeta Cadiz Hostel / Booking.com

Luxury and budget accommodation occupy opposite ends of the price scale, right? Not at Planeta Cádiz: a classy hostel that’s introduced the concept of “low-cost deluxe” to the city. Occupying a pristine 19th-century mansion, dorms and private doubles feature an urban-chic design, private bathrooms and wall art depicting Cádiz from local painter, Jonatan Alcina Segura. Unwind in the jacuzzi or on the roof terrace, shoot table football in the games room, or curl up with popcorn in the cinema.

For more options, discover our guide on the best hotels in Jerez de la Frontera and book now on Culture Trip.

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