The Best Hostels in Malaga, Spain

Soak up the sunset as you relax on the rooftop terrace at Dulces Dreams
Soak up the sunset as you relax on the rooftop terrace at Dulces Dreams | Courtesy of Dulces Dreams Boutique Hostel / Expedia
Vanessa Gainford

Associated mainly with backpackers, hostels are not the first accommodation that springs to mind when thinking of somewhere to stay in Spain, yet Malaga has an array of hostels to choose from, offering everything from basic necessities to modern glam.

1. Feel Hostel


Bunk beds in a hostel dorm room with wood flooring and white doors at Feel Hostels Soho Malaga
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Feel Hostel has an array of hostels across the world, including two standout locations in Malaga. The Feel Hostel City Centre has its own outdoor area, common room and cocktail bar, all with a great atmosphere, so even solo travellers can be social. Located in the Plaza del Carbon, it’s a great meeting place that has a lot of character and is easily accessible from wherever you want to venture to in Malaga.

2. Dulces Dreams


Two beds and a rail with towels in a bright guest room at Dulces Dreams Boutique Hostel
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Sleep is something you would expect not to have much of when staying in a hostel, but Dulce Dreams has a focus on wellness. Relax on the terrace and enjoy the healthy products on offer. The café on the ground floor has a gallery for local artists to showcase their work, and gives those staying the option to purchase and take home a unique work of art as a souvenir of their time in Malaga.

3. Málaga Stop Hostel


Bunk beds, lockers and a table with stools in a hostel dorm room at Málaga Stop Hostel
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A modern hostel, with an industrial decoration, located in the centre of Malaga, the Malaga stop hostel is ideally situated for those who want to experience the Andalusian lifestyle. In close proximity to the Picasso Museum, cathedral and Roman theatre there is a lot to discover and it’s all on the doorstep of this hostel. For lively atmosphere and great food, stroll down the streets and head to one of the tapas bars.

4. Moraga de Poniente

Hostel, Bed and Breakfast

Tables and chairs on the terrace at Moraga de Poniente, with hanging flower baskets on the wall
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A hostel that has special offers for large groups or long stays, Moraga de Poniente is an accommodating and attentive hostel that ensures your stay is as comfortable as possible. They have a focus on rest and food, so beds are comfortable and private rooms are available on request. The hostel caters to all forms of diet.

5. Oasis Backpackers Hostel


Wood bunk beds in a hostel dorm room at Oasis Backpackers Hostel Malaga
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With rooms ranging from a group capacity of four to 10 beds, Oasis Backpackers Hostel is the place to go for a good time and be social. With activities arranged along with free tours for free the staff here make the experience worthwhile. Rooms are equipped with comfortable beds, safes, linens, wifi and reading lamps.

6. The Lights

Hostel, Suite Hotel

A bed and white curtains over the balcony doors in a guest room at the Lights Hostel
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A boutique hostel next to the central market of Malaga that offers free sangria; need we say more? The Lights hostel is a social place to stay with common areas, a rooftop terrace and bar, and themed dinners to keep you occupied when you’re not out exploring. Rooms come with balconies, free towels, hair dryers and straighteners, breakfast and wifi.

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