Feel Hostels Soho Malaga
Last Updated on 10th September 2021

6 Best Hostels in Malaga

Check out our picks for the Best Hostels in Malaga, Spain.

Malaga is Spain's sixth-largest city and is located on the Costa Del Sol. This is an amazing city with its excellent beaches, beautiful architecture. Malaga boasts good weather almost all year round.

Quick Overview of the best hostels in Malaga

Here’s an overview by category of the awesome hostels mentioned in this article. Scroll down to see a full description (and images) of each recommended hostel.

General Info on Hostels in Malaga

Here are some things that you might want to consider before booking a hostel in Malaga.

  1. Price - In bed in a dorm room starts at €10 per night (normally large dorm rooms), but expect to pay €15 per night in a medium-sized dorm room (8 to 10 beds). Prices at the weekend tend to be 20% to 40% higher as there is greater demand.
  2. Location - Malaga is a medium-sized city but it's best to stay in a central location close to the top sights and nightlife. (All hostels listed below are in central locations.)
  3. Amenities/Services - Every hostel in Malaga offers free Wi-Fi and a few hostels include breakfast in the price, but if you want more specific services be sure to do your research to find the hostel that best meets your needs.
  4. Staff - Most hostels in Malaga have excellent staff. They are normally very friendly and will give you some great tips on restaurants, bars and clubs etc. But my advice is to read reviews to make sure the hostel you choose has friendly and helpful staff because rude or unhelpful staff could ruin your hostel experience.

Here’s our list of the best hostels in Malaga which includes a detailed description and the amenities of each hostel.

1. The Lights Hostel

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The Lights Hostel is set in a historical building right in the centre of Malaga. Their standout feature of the hostel is its beautiful rooftop terrace where you can relax and have a beer after a long day of sightseeing. They offer 6-bed female dorms ideal for the female solo traveller, 6 bed mixed dorms, 8 bed mixed dorms and 10 bed mixed dorms. The Lights Hostel is easily one of the best hostels in Malaga.

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Features/Services

  • Cheap buffet breakfast
  • Free Sangria every evening
  • On-site Bar
  • Free map
  • Common room and outdoor terrace
  • Free Wi-fi throughout the entire building
  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Free use of a hairdryer
  • Each dorm bed has its own reading light, a curtain and a power socket.
  • Free bed linen
  • Modern key card entry for your security

Prices

  • Dorms from €13.90

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2. Casa Al Sur Terraza

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Casa Al Sur Terraza is located in the centre of Malaga, making it an ideal location to explore the sights of Malaga. They have a glorious roof-top terrace on which to chill out and meet fellow travellers and they offer 4 bed mixed dorms as well some private rooms. Casa Al Sur Terraza is one of the best hostels in Malaga for backpackers who are on a tight budget as a bed in a dorm room starts at only €14.00 per night.

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Features/Services

  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast buffet (Free)
  • Common Room
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Roof terrace
  • Free parking in the Street
  • Fully equipped Kitchen
  • Common Room
  • Ceiling fans
  • Free luggage storage
  • Free city maps
  • Laundry service

Prices

  • Dorms from €14.00
  • Privates from €32.00

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3. Alcazaba Premium Hostel

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Alcazaba Premium Hostel is located in the Malaga's historic centre just 180 meters from the Picasso Museum. The main highlights of this hostel are its ultra-cool onsite restaurant & bar and it's even more impressive rooftop terrace. They offer 6 female & mixed dorms, 8 female & mixed dorms and 10 female & mixed dorms. Alcazaba Premium also offers a variety of private rooms.

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Features/Services

  • All linen included
  • Free city maps
  • Security lockers
  • Free Wifi
  • Key card access only
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Bedside lamp
  • Luggage storage
  • 24/7 reception
  • On-site restaurant & bar

Prices

  • Dorms from €16.00
  • Privates from €72.00

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4. Feel Hostels Soho Malaga

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Feel Hostels Soho Malaga is located in the centre of Malaga and also very close to the port. They offer 4 and 6 bed mixed dorms and a variety of private room options. Feel Hostels Soho is one of the best hostels in Malaga for party-goers.

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Features/Services

  • Free City Maps
  • Common Room
  • Free Wifi
  • Security Lockers
  • Key Card Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • 24/7 Reception
  • Bar & Restaurant

Prices

  • Dorms from €15.00
  • Privates from €55.00

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5. Casa Babylon Backpackers

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Casa Babylon Backpackers is a very laid back hostel located in the centre of Malaga. The hostel also has a beautiful outdoor terrace that comes with hammocks and guitars. They offer 4, 6 and 8-bed dorm beds as well as private rooms.

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Features/Services

  • Free Wifi
  • Linen Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Security Lockers
  • Common Room
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Luggage Storage
  • 24/7 Reception
  • Bar & Cafe

Prices

  • Dorms from €12.00
  • Privates from €32.00

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6. Oasis Backpackers' Hostel Malaga

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Oasis Backpackers' Hostel Malaga is also centrally located, only a 10-minute walk to Málaga Cathedral, Parque de Málaga, the Alcazaba and CAC Málaga and only a 15-minute walk to the beach. This hostel has many common areas and a rooftop terrace bar. They offer 4, 6, 8, and 10 bed mixed dorm rooms. Oasis Backpackers also offers an 8 female bed dorm which making it one of the best hostels in Malaga for solo travellers.

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Features/Services

  • Linen included
  • Free city maps
  • Common rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Security lockers
  • Key card access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception 24/7
  • Bar & Cafe

Prices

  • Dorms from €16.00

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Conclusion

I hope this list of the best hostels in Malaga helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Malaga. In general, the overall standard of hostels in Malaga is good but there are still some bad and mediocre ones. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid bad and mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Malaga. My favourite hostel in Malaga is Casa Babylon Backpackers because it's very laid down and easy on the pocket.

Book Your Trip to Malaga

Best Website to Book a Hostel

Hostelworld is by far the biggest and the best website for booking hostels because they have the best availability and prices. The website is designed to include many filters to help find a hostel that best suits your needs. For instance, you can filter hostels by price or by rating for a particular city.

Hostelworld Filters
This screenshot shows how you can filter different room types on Hostelworld's website.

Below are handy links to the best hostels in Malaga by category. Just click on any of the links to check prices and availability for your dates.

Recommended Tours in Malaga

I recommend GetYourGuide for Tours. They offer highly unique tours with Local Guides.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, cancellations and much more. I recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance.

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