With its historic towns, lunar-like volcanic landscapes, beaches and of course epic nightlife, Tenerife has become known as a hotspot for budget travellers. Unsurprisingly, a wide range of hostels catering to romantic couples, yogis and the more adventurous traveller are on offer. Here’s our pick of the best.
Located in the village of Icod de los Vinos, close to the north coast of the island, this charming little hostel combines lots of outdoor space with cute dorm and double rooms. The style is twee and romantic, and there’s also a homey shared kitchen and vintage-style bathroom. The highlights are of course the outdoor spaces and added luxuries – the roof terrace with beautiful views, the plunge pool, and even a hot tub.
Situated close to Costa Adeje in the southwest of the island, La Tortuga Hostel is both friendly and laidback. It feels more like a shared villa than a traditional hostel, complete with a lush garden and outdoor pool. There are bright modern dorm rooms and cosy doubles with both private and shared bathrooms. Throw in a cute tiled kitchen, snug dining room and wide terrace, and you’ll fall in love.
Located close to the famous Playa de las Américas on the southwest corner of the island, Endless Summer House is perfect for travellers who want to party by night and chill by day. Spend your day relaxing on the outdoor terrace or at the beach, and by night join in with a communal barbecue or hit the clubs. The dorm rooms are simple and cosy with colourful wooden bunks. There’s also a small shared kitchen, light lounge with surf decor and a free buffet breakfast.
Found on the northeastern coast of the island, Lagarto Backpackers lies within easy distance of the dramatic Anaga Mountains, the UNESCO World Heritage town of San Cristobal de La Laguna and the surfing beaches of Bajamar and Punta Hildago. It’s a big relaxed and friendly house with a spacious garden, outdoor pool and cosy private and dorm rooms, decked in natural colours. Add in free breakfasts, free mountain bike rental, weekend barbecues and yoga classes in the garden, and you’ll have no problem filling up your time here with fun activities.
Found in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, B&B La Laguna is actually more of a quirky hostel than a bed and breakfast. It comprises a collection of snug dorm and private rooms along a green and blue corridor with a rainbow striped ceiling. Full of mismatched pieces of furniture, there’s also an outdoor kitchen, patio with seating, and a roof terrace.
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Set in the historic heart of Garachico on the northern coast of the island, Trevejo is a modern and contemporary hostel. It’s just a short walk to major sights, as well as the coast. The hostel is glossy, sleek and uniform, decorated in black and white. There’s a large modern kitchen and dining room, a cosy lounge and a outdoor patio complete with green turf and seating.
Situated in the centre of the capital of Santa Cruz, El Jostel is a hip hostel, complete with traditional floor tiles and vintage furniture. Comprising just four rooms, three with bunks and one private double, it’s an intimate and quiet place. Elegant chic decor, a modern shared kitchen, sleek bathroom and plant-filled terrace, complete the picture.