Best Places for Backpackers in Malaga , Spain.

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7. And what about sun, sea and beaches?

Once again, here you’ll find all that you’re looking for! Malaga stretches on and on along the Costa del Sol (sunny coast). You can start with the Malagueta, at less than a ten minutes’ walk from the centre, and move on towards your left or your right for kilometres. Most of the beaches are artificial, but very well kept, and you’ll always find a chiringuito near when you need refreshment!

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Precious diamond of Andalucia – visit Granada

For me, a girl from northern Europe, all the countries in the south look so appealing. The warmth, the southern friendliness, palms on every street corner and beautiful seaside. These four things are the key to perfect holiday. That is why few months back I decided to pack my stuff and visit Andalucia. It is the most southern part of Spain, which borders Gibraltar (it makes a really nice one day trip going there). There are three main cities of the region – Malaga, Granada and Seville. I was lucky to visit all three of them.

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10 Ideas For Day Trips In The Province Of Malaga, Spain

The region of Malaga, in southern Spain (Andalucía) and its capital with the same name, are extremely popular all around the year. In winter mainly because of its mild climate (with an average maximum temperature of 17° Celsius in both December and January) – in summer because of its beaches. And let’s not forget the fiestas, the cheap drinks, the tapas and the palm trees.

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Things not to miss in Malaga

I have no clue why I decided to go to Malaga in the first place – because travellers usually go to Sevilla or Grenada when they visit Andalusia. But I followed my intuition and it was totally worth it.

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Fuengirola, Costa Del Sol.

A bustling Spanish town located approximately 24kms from the City of Malaga, Fuengirola is a popular destination for British holiday makers seeking a sunshine retreat from the mundane 9-5. A once small fishing town now aligned with busy bars, restaurants and an National Geographic award winning zoo – Fuengirola is a must visit holiday destination for all ages.

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Olive Trees after Olive Trees after Olive Trees…

It is very easy to overlook just how large Spain is, particularly the sheer diversity of its landscape. The first time I went to Jaén was with my family. We hired a car and drove the distance from Malaga airport and oh man, it was worth it. As we travelled from the south coast further north, the scenery rapidly changed, and what I saw was not what I expected one bit. I did not envisage rows and rows of never-ending olive trees. More than 66 million to be exact. Okay, so we didn’t drive past the entire 66 million but there was still a TONNE of olive trees. In all honesty, I did little to no research on Jaén before going. I remember googling the town I was staying in, thinking it looked decent and assuming it would all be fine. The beautiful olive-filled scenery was a bonus and made for an exciting car ride.

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Top 33 hostels in Malaga , Spain.

There are 33 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Malaga , Spain.

La Siesta Malaga

La Siesta Malaga

Our charming five bedroom guest house is situated in the heart of Malaga's old town. The building was originally built in 1860 and has undergone extensive renovations in order to transform it into an place of calm and superior comfort for our guests. Upon arriving, you will notice the Andalucian fla

La Siesta Malaga is a guesthouse in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Pension Terminal

Pension Terminal

Pension Terminal is located in central Malaga, just 200 meters from Maria Zambrano train station and bus station. The reception is open 24 hours and the rooms are spacious and offer air conditioning and Wi-Fi. La Pension Terminal hostal rooms are simply decorated and functional and have tiled fl

Pension Terminal is a guesthouse in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Cozy B&B Beach Centre Apartment

Cozy B&B Beach Centre Apartment

This flat is located in the heart of Malaga, close enough to walk to the center in 10 minutes, but far enough to escape the tourist crowds. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room and kitchen. The living room and kitchen are separated by a breakfast bar, which is the ideal location to eat a typic

Cozy B&B Beach Centre Apartment is a guesthouse in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
La Lorraine

La Lorraine

La Lorraine is an apartment of 170 m2 that has 4 rooms and a large bright kitchen with plenty of storage space and appliances. From the kitchen you also have access to a large balcony. It also has a living room with two sofas. It has two bathrooms (one of them has two showers and two sinks). The

La Lorraine is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Republica Malaga

Republica Malaga

Create memories of a lifetime in one of the most charming cities in the world - Malaga. Relax on gorgeous sand beaches, explore a cultural hub of art and entertainment, or check out the many famous landmarks around the city. Ring the doorbell at the arrival. Reception from 8am to 11pm. we are l

Republica Malaga is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Hostal Vidamia

Hostal Vidamia

Vidamia House is a hostel that arises from the illusion and the work of two young men who have joined the North and South to make Vidamia a new concept of life. It is located in the historic center of Malaga, surrounded by history, tradition, culture and gastronomy of Malaga. Framed in a building

Hostal Vidamia is a guesthouse in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
The Lights Hostel

The Lights Hostel

Looking for a comfy and fun hostel where you´ll have a good night sleeps in our big beds, great showers and meet fellow travellers on our sunny rooftop? Don´t look further! We've spent a year renovating a historical building in a superb location right in the centre of Malaga. Come check us out and

The Lights Hostel is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
The Lights Suites

The Lights Suites

The Lights Suites are right next door to Malaga´s bustling Central Market, with many of the rooms having balconies overlooking the market. Each room has very comfortable beds, brand new ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning and large Flat screen TV´s. There is no better place to enjoy Malaga than at

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The Lights Garden

The Lights Garden

Our typical hostel is a charming 100+ year old traditional Andalusian house with a friendly, urban feel. The hostel was created as an idea by travelers that want to make your stay in this beautiful city as comfortable and memorable as possible. The Lights Garden is located in the magnificent hist

The Lights Garden is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Barbatuke

Barbatuke

We are not a hostel, we are a 'homestel'. Our Andalusian villa has 9 rooms, 7 private and 2 shared. Surf or Kite? We love the beach and we know that you do too. That's why each room has the name of one, so you can enjoy your stay as if you were surfing. The bathrooms are shared except in Valdevaquer

Barbatuke is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Casa Al Sur Terraza

Casa Al Sur Terraza

Our new sunny addition to the Casa Al Sur family is a bright, charming Andalusian house that focuses on its spaciously relaxing roof terrace. Casa Al Sur Terraza wants to create a calm oasis in the center of our beautiful and busy city. Our hostel maintains a modern urban feel within the charm o

Casa Al Sur Terraza is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
La Moraga de Poniente Malaga Hostel

La Moraga de Poniente Malaga Hostel

Malaga Hostel is five minutes walking distance from the best beaches of the famous area Pedregalejo. Our Hostel is the first one in Malaga East. It opened in June 2011 and is designed for medium and long term stays. facilities, amenities and price are main features of the Hostel that will make gues

La Moraga de Poniente Malaga Hostel is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Chinitas Urban Hostel

Chinitas Urban Hostel

The hostel offers beds in heated rooms, private lockers, and access to shared bathroom facilities, including a shower. Chinitas Urban Hostel is located in the historic city centre of Malaga. This property is set 30 metres from the famous Marques de Larios Street. We are located a few meters from

Chinitas Urban Hostel is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Alcazaba Premium Hostel

Alcazaba Premium Hostel

Stay right in the centre of Málaga Located just 180 meters from the Picasso Museum in the Malaga historic center, Alcazaba Premium Hostel features an onsite restaurant, a bar and an amazing rooftop terrace. It offers versatile and different rooms with air conditioning and a free Wi-Fi connection

Alcazaba Premium Hostel is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Patio 19

Patio 19

Patio 19 , Old house, ancient, nice building, massive place, grandma old house, and so..... many things to say, but the best is that we are still working hard to be better, after so many years we have the same prices. Good location, big space, some cold in Winter, some cold in summer. Near the

Patio 19 is a guesthouse in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Villa Alicia

Villa Alicia

Villa Alicia Guest House is located in the upper part of the centre of Malaga, very close to the Virgen de la Victoria Shrine, facing Gibralfaro Hill and Castle. It has an excellent location and wonderful views, in a quiet area and just 5min walking to main square in Malaga (Plaza de la Merced) wher

Villa Alicia is a guesthouse in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Feel Hostels Soho Malaga

Feel Hostels Soho Malaga

A stay in affordable accommodation doesn't have to mean a sacrifice in quality. At Feel Malaga Hostel for backpackers is a relaxed and chilled-out hostel which focuses on personal service. We are the only Malaga hostel in the heart of the future bohemian Soho. We are extremely centrally located

Feel Hostels Soho Malaga is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Pension Santa Paula

Pension Santa Paula

Santa Paula College Hostel is located in the middle of downtown Malaga, next to Marques de Larios Street and the Plaza de la Constitucion. It is located in a district in which you can find places such as the best fashion stores of the city, fancy 'tapas bars' and excellent restaurants. Everything i

Pension Santa Paula is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Oasis Backpackers

Oasis Backpackers' Hostel Malaga

We have a saying at Oasis Backpacker's Hostel Malaga – if you can't meet anyone here, you can't meet anyone anywhere! Or maybe that was, ‘why do my socks smell like tequila?’ Either way, with cheap drinks, two bars and endless activities, we keep travellers mingling all night long. We want every

Oasis Backpackers' Hostel Malaga is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Alameda Hotel

Alameda Hotel

City Center, re inaugurated in April 2012, excellently situated between street Larios, Alameda Principal and Port. Great to visit the historical center, Cathedral, Picasso Museum...on foot. Refurbished rooms in April 2012 with private bathroom, TV lcd, air-conditioning - heating, hairdryer and F

Alameda Hotel is a hotel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Casa Babylon Backpackers

Casa Babylon Backpackers

Casa Babylon is more than a hostel - it's a place to share your travel and personal experiences with all the other cosmopolitans and backpackers. Come here and spend a pleasant time with all of us who find ourselves here, enchanted by the spirit of green Andalucia. We are situated in the distri

Casa Babylon Backpackers is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Hotel Domus

Hotel Domus

Hotel Domus is located at 200m from the Pedregalejo beach in Malaga. We are 10 minutes ride from the town centre (Bus line 11, 33 or 34 with a frequency of every 3 minutes), where all the historic sites are located and most of the night life in Malaga takes place. The Guesthouse has its site in o

Hotel Domus is a hotel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Conviven: Albergue y Espacio Ecocultural

Conviven: Albergue y Espacio Ecocultural

Conviven: Albergue y Espacio Ecocultural' the nº turist license: H/MA/02224 Conviven is a space and a group with educational and environmental awareness, organized horizontally and independent institutions. We are self-managed and self-funded collective one, made up of people who believe in a more

Conviven: Albergue y Espacio Ecocultural is a hotel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Bellavista Playa Malaga

Bellavista Playa Malaga

Playa Bellavista is the only hostel in Malaga situated on the sea front line. Its position and its extraordinary exhibition are unique! Some rooms have a balcony overlooking the beach and the sea is 20 meters from the hostel. The historic center and the port of Malaga are 10,12 minutes maximum

Bellavista Playa Malaga is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Feel Hostels City Center

Feel Hostels City Center

A stay in affordable accommodation doesn't have to mean a sacrifice in quality. Feel Hostels City Center for backpackers is a relaxed and chilled-out hostel which focuses on personal service. With a great location in the very center of Malaga old town (between Plaza de la Merced and the Alameda

Feel Hostels City Center is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Larios Cool Hostel

Larios Cool Hostel

Newly Opened! Larios Cool Hostel is now in Malaga! Nightly pub crawls! Boat Party! Free Daily Walking Tour! Daily Events! Wi-Fi in all rooms! and more. If you are looking for a sociable hostel to meet new people then look no further. We have daily events to make meeting other travellers very easy. L

Larios Cool Hostel is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Ilans Apt

Ilans Apt

Ilan's-Apartments are located in the historic center of Malaga, perfectly situated near the Alcazaba, Gibralfaro Castle, the Picasso Museum, the Cathedral and the citys main plazas. The Malagueta beach,which was given the blue flag by the European Union , is just a 10 minutes walk away, and 5 min

Ilans Apt is a apartment in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Hostal Flamenco Camarón

Hostal Flamenco Camarón

Great location to visit the Historic Centre, Cathedral, Roman Amphitheater, the main museums (Picasso), theaters, shops and amenities. Our rooms are quite comfortable. We have rooms from one person up to four. Just some matrimonial rooms have own bathrooms, but for the others we have three big b

Hostal Flamenco Camarón is a guesthouse in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Hostel Malaga City

Hostel Malaga City

The hostel has been renovated and carefully designed to make you feel at home. Every space has a different motif, creating a special harmony in every corner! You will find plenty of attractions very close to the property so you won't need to take public transport! The rooms are for We are locate

Hostel Malaga City is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
The Urban Jungle Boutique Hostel

The Urban Jungle Boutique Hostel

The Urban Jungle Hostel is a small boutique hostel located in Malaga city center. 2 minutes walk from the main tourist attractions, The Jungle features free WiFi, spacious multiple and private bedrooms and a fresh and green design. Guests have access to a solarium terrace in the upper floor, as wel

The Urban Jungle Boutique Hostel is a hostel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Casa Al Sur Apartments

Casa Al Sur Apartments

Our new 'Casa Al Sur Apartments', opened in 2017, combine modern comfort with a touch of nature. The apartments are bright, calm with a beach-like feel in our typical 'Casa Al Sur' blue and white colors. They are equipped with air conditioning/heaters, free Wifi, Smart TV, balcony, patio o terrace t

Casa Al Sur Apartments is a apartment in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Cerro De Hijar

Cerro De Hijar

Surrounded by a silence that can be heard and by an air so fresh your lungs widen, looking over the mountain balcony over the Guadalorce Valley, in ecstasy by the dawn that sees off the night and welcomes the day, the visitor enjoys here, in Cerro de Hijar (Tolox, Malaga), an ideal place to practise

Cerro De Hijar is a hotel in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.
Apartamentos el Cenachero

Apartamentos el Cenachero

The Apartamentos el Cenachero is located in an known and popular district called 'El Palo, a quiet residential area just 300 meters from the sea and its environment, where you can find all kinds of shops, cafes, restaurants, bus stop, etc.. The Apartamentos el Cenachero has ten separate one-bedro

Apartamentos el Cenachero is a apartment in Malaga. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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