The Costa del Sol’s Marbella is definitely not known as a budget destination, being a glamorous playground for the rich and famous, however if you head into the small cobbled lanes of the Old Town, you will find a handful of great options.
From bed and breakfasts in charming whitewashed Andalucian townhouses, to budget hotels just minutes from the beach and even those perfect for families, with large rooms and three or four beds, here’s our pick of the best cheap hotels in Marbella.
La Morada mas Hermosa
La Morada mas Hermosa | Courtesy of La Morada mas Hermosa/Hotels.com
This gorgeous Old Town Marbella hotel may only be two stars, but it has all the beauty and charm of boutique hotel. Housed in a charming whitewashed Andalucian townhouse, it’s located down a tiny cobbled pedestrian street, lined with flowers and overhanging with wrought iron balconies. Inside is just as picturesque as the outside, painted in light shades of lemon and blue, romantic wrought-iron double beds and local artwork adorning the walls. Some rooms even have their own private balcony, but there’s also a cosy living room and beautiful roof terrace to enjoy, even if your room doesn’t.
Pension is the Spanish word for budget hotel-cum guest house. They are usually small, but perfectly adequate and offer private rooms with en suite or shared bathrooms. H Juan Vivienda Turistica perfectly embodies an Andalucian pension with just nine simple rooms. Each also come with a small fridge, air conditioning, a smart TV and toiletries.
Situated in Marbella’s picturesque Old Town, Bluebell By Pillow is a boutique hotel with a budget price tag. The rooms are dressed in tones of pastel blue and mint green, and boast all the amenities you’d expect, from flat-screen TVs to air conditioning. As well as private doubles, there are family rooms and suites with terraces for even more space. There’s no cafe or restaurant on site, but you’ll find plenty of places to dine nearby, and the beach is just 600 metres away.
This budget pensión can be found in the heart of Marbella’s Moorish-influenced Old Town. The highlight is the central Andalusian patio, where you can enjoy your breakfast or just sit and relax. They offer single, double, triple and even quadruple rooms, so it’s ideal for a family or a group of friends who want to stay together.
Located right along the main road in Marbella – Av. Severo Ochoa – one block from the beach, the Selin Star Light offer visitors a collection of budget apartments, perfect for those who want the added that benefit of a kitchenette too. The apartments are stylish, light and bright, decorated in tones of white, cream and beige. Each is a studio style with attached marble bathrooms and kitchenettes within the room.
Housed in a typical Andalucian building in the Old Town of Marbella, the InHouse Marbella Hostal is an ideal for budget travellers who want to be close to the beach and Marbella’s charms. It offers every type of room, from singles and doubles to family rooms and triple rooms. Whilst most rooms are private, they do also offer one shared dorm room. The rooms are cosy and simple, but nicely decorated in bright colours. While they also offer hotel type amenities such as coffee makers and flat screen TVs, the bathrooms are shared.