15 EPIC Hostels in Malaga (2019 • Insider Guide!)

Our epic insider guide breaks down the best hostels in Malaga! Whether you are looking for the best hostel for solo travelers, or the best party hostel, this ultimate guide will show you everything you need so you can quickly book a hostel and travel Malaga, Spain like a boss.

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One of Spain’s lesser known more beautiful cities, Malaga is a gem on the Alboran Coast.

Famous for its culinary scene, great beaches, and active nightlife, Malaga is an up and coming destination for backpackers around the world.

Which is exactly why we’ve made this list of the best hostels in Malaga, Spain!

Our epic guide to the best hostels in Malaga was designed for one purpose – to help you book a hostel in Malaga, and quickly.

Malaga has you on the fun, sights and food. We’ve got you on the hostels.

Let’s jump into the top hostels in Malaga, Spain.

 

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tbb2-table__image Best Cheap Hostel in MalagaBest Cheap Hostel in MalagaThe Lights Garden

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Couples in MalagaBest Hostel for Couples in MalagaAlcazaba Premium Hostel

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tbb2-table__image Best Party Hostel in MalagaBest Party Hostel in MalagaOasis Backpackers Hostel

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in MalagaBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in MalagaChinitas Urban Hostel

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Beest Hostels in Malaga

This is our definitive guide to the best hostels in Malaga, Spain

 

The 15 Best Hostels in Malaga

Overall Best Hostel in Malaga – Casa Babylon Backpackers

Casa Babylon Backpackers best hostels in Malaga

Casa Babylon Backpackers is our pick for best hostel in Malaga, Spain

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– Self Catering Facilities
– Tours & Travel Desk

The overall best hostel in Malaga in 2019 is Casa Babylon Backpackers. Loved by all who visit Casa Babylon Backpackers has an on-point hostel vibe, all the hammocks you could wish for and a great hostel bar too. As a highly recommended hostel in Malaga, Casa Babylon has no curfew and no lockout so you can party the night away in Malaga and not worry about doing a Cinderella! There is always something going on at Casa Babylon, from live concerts to juggling workshops to movie screenings. Hippy, happy and super affordable Casa Babylon is the best hostel in Malaga for sure.

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Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Malaga – Feel Hostel Soho

Feel Hostel Soho best hostels in Malaga

Feel Hostel Soho is one of the best hostels for solo travelers in Malaga, Spain

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Feel Hostel Soho is the best hostel for solo travellers in Malaga for sure! This place has travellers queuing up at the door! Super popular and incredibly welcoming solo travellers will feel right at home at Feel Hostel Soho. As a top hostel in Malaga Feel Hostel Soho hosts regular free paella nights which is a great opportunity for the hostel-fam to come together and celebrate Spanish-style! Feel Hostel Soho is not to be confused with their sister hostel, Feel Hostel City Centre. Both are great but Soho has a particularly special vibe. Feel Hostel Soho is just a 5-minute walk from Parque de Malaga

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Best Cheap Hostel in Malaga – The Lights Garden

The Lights Garden best hostels in Malaga

The Lights Garden is a great cheap hostel in Malaga

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The best cheap hostel in Malaga is The Lights Garden. Super cute, like really super cute The Lights Garden is lovingly designed and really affordable. As the best budget hostel in Malaga, The Lights Garden offers you free WiFi, a fully kitted out guest kitchen and cheap scooter rentals too. Set in a traditional Andalusian house The Light Garden really feels like a home from home. With quintessentially Spanish hospitality afforded to all who walk through the door chances are you’ll never want to leave The Lights behind!

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Best Hostel for Couples in Malaga – Alcazaba Premium Hostel

Alcazaba Premium Hostel best hostels in Malaga

Alcazaba Premium Hostel is our pick for best hostel for couples in Malaga

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Alcazaba Premium Hostel is the best hostel for couples in Malaga for sure. Easily the coolest hostel in Malaga, Alcazaba Premium Hostel has an incredible rooftop terrace that overlooks the Alcazaba itself. The whole complex it lit up at night and is romantic AF! The private rooms at APH all have ensuite bathrooms, a flat-screen TV and plenty of space to unpack and spread out. The modern yet cosy lounge area at Alcazaba Premium Hostel is the great place for you and your lover to get meeting and mingling with others who are staying.

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Best Party Hostel in Malaga – Oasis Backpackers Hostel

Oasis Backpackers Hostel best hostels in Malaga

Always lively, Oasis is the best party hostel in Malaga

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– Free City Tour
– Bar & Cafe
– Tours & Travel Desk

The best party hostel in Malaga is Oasis Backpackers Hostel. This place could not be more central if it tried! The hostel bar is the perfect place to get the pre-drinks in before you and the hostel-fam hit up the hottest bars and clubs in Malaga. Remember, the party only really gets going after midnight in Spain so be prepared to play the long game! Oasis Backpackers is a fantastic youth hostel in Malaga that even offers a free city tour! With so much history and heritage to explore in this wonderful city, Oasis Backpackers offers you the best of both worlds in Magala.

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Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Malaga – Chinitas Urban Hostel

Chinitas Urban Hostel best hostels in Malaga

Chinitas Urban Hostel is great for all travelers (especially Digital Nomads!)

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– Rooftop Terrace
– Security Lockers
– Tours & Travel Desk

Chinitias Urban Hostel is the best hostel for digital nomads in Malaga. This place offers the most incredible views of Malaga from the rooftop terrace, and yes, the WiFi stretches up there! You could not find a more inspiring place to work if you tried! Their coffee is damn good too! Chinitas Urban Hostel is slap bang in the middle of Malaga, it’s pretty perfect! Just a matter of steps away from Plaza de la Constitution, staying here means that when the working day is done you can get out and explore with complete ease.

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More Best Hostels in Malaga

Are you looking to stay in a specific neighborhood? Check out our guide to Malaga’s best areas to stay.

 

Republica

Republica best hostels in Malaga

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A close contender for the best hostel in Malaga in 2019 is Republica. This cosy, homely hostel ticks all the boxes and is reaping in the rave reviews. The free breakfast offered by Replublica goes a long way in making it one of the best hostels in Magala; that and the wonderful staff. The hostel cafe-come-common room is a great place to hang out and get chatting with your hostel buddies. The dorms are bright and spacious. Always super clean and the beds are super comfy. Republica is in a great location in Magala, just a 10-minute walk from Malagueta Beach and only 2-minutes from the Cathedral!

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Feel Hostel City Centre

Feel Hostel City Centre best hostels in Malaga

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Feel Hostel City Centre is a great Malaga backpackers hostel offering pretty good value for money. Set right in the heart of the city you need not fork out on public transport while staying here. FYI, the hostel offers an all you can eat breakfast buffet for just €2 which is totally worth it! There is a liveliness to Feel Hostel City Centre but it never gets rowdy or out of control. The dorms are a super cosy and the beds are oh so comfortable. The cocktail bar is a great place to hang out in the early evening, to find your party people before heading out into Malaga’s party district.

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Casa Al Sur

Casa Al Sur best hostels in Malaga

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– Self Catering Facilities
– Outdoor Terrace
– No Curfew

Just a 15-minute walk from Malaga’s main bus and train station is the quaint and charming Casa Al Sur. This is a highly recommended hostel in Malaga that has one of the cutest rooftop terraces around. It’s the perfect place for a BBQ. Will you unite the hostel crew for a roof party? You’re more than welcome to! Casa Al Sur is so relaxed and welcoming, you will never want to leave. Casa Al Sur is the kind of place that outdoes itself time after time. Really clean and tidy, the staff are awesome and the location is ideal. It gets a thumbs up all round!

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The Lights Hostel

The Lights Hostel best hostels in Malaga

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– Free City Tour
– Self Catering Facilities
– Security Lockers

The Lights Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in Malaga, so popular you might already be too late to secure your bed! They get booked up way in advance! The free city tour is a total treat and is a great introduction to Malaga. Super laid back and always up for a good time, The Lights Hostel is one of the friendliest youth hotels in Malaga. Breakfast may not be included in your room rate but for €1.50 you can feast on toast and cereal til your heart’s content! Ideal for solo travellers, groups of nomads and party animals, snap up your bed at The Lights ASAP!

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Bellavista Playa Malaga

Bellavista Playa Malaga best hostels in Malaga

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– Bar & Restaurant
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Fancy staying right on the beach in Malaga? Like, right on the beach?! Boom! Bellavista Playa Malaga is the place for you! Definitely, the coolest hostel in Malaga in terms of location Bellavista Playa is situated right on the beach front. By no means the flashiest of Malaga backpackers hostels Bellavista Playa has all the basics covered. Why would you be spending time inside when the beach sits before you?! The staff are all total sweethearts and will go out of their way to make sure you have a great stay.

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The Urban Jungle Boutique Hostel

The Urban Jungle Boutique Hostel best hostels in Malaga

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The Urban Jungle Boutique Hostel is perfect for all you flashpackers out there! With a charming boutique hotel feel but with the vibe (and price tag) of a luxury hostel Urban Jungle is a great Malaga backpackers hostel. The dorms are some of the best you will find in all of Malaga, many of the bunks come with a massive storage drawer beneath to keep your stuff tucked away. Lovers of interior design will fall head over heels in love with The Urban Jungle. Legit everywhere you look is another perfectly Instagrammable feature wall or ornament. There is always something happening at Urban Jungle, from flamenco nights to city tours.

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La Moraga de Poniente

La Moraga de Poniente best hostels in Malaga

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– Air Conditioning
– Security Lockers

La Moraga de Poniente is a youth hostel in Malaga that is gaining momentum! This is one to watch in 2019! Set a little out from the city centre but not quite on the beachfront, La Moraga de Poniente is perfect for travellers who want the city experience and the beach experience without swapping accommodation. The rooftop terrace at La Moraga de Poniente is the best place to catch a tan but there are plenty of umbrellas dotted around to offer some shade, should you get all hot an bothered in the sweltering Spanish sun!

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Patio 19

Patio 19 best hostels in Malaga

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– Bar & Cafe
– Self Catering Facilities

Patio 19 is a bit of an under the radar youth hostel in Malaga as it brands itself as a B&B. Regardless, Patio 19 is a top hostel in Malaga offering insane value for money! The free breakfast is damn good and sets you up for a long day exploring Malaga. Ever so homely, comfortable and super clean Patio 19 is just a matter of seconds from the centre of Malaga which is perfect! No need to fork out on taxis while staying here. If you are looking for an undiscovered, quiet and cosy hostel in Malaga, Patio 19 is for you.

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Larios Cool Hostel

Larios Cool Hostel best hostels in Malaga

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NKOTB Larios Cool Hostel is a great budget hostel in Malaga for travellers keeping a close eye on their euros. Super cheap and offering everything you could really ask for Larios Cool Hostel definitely worth considering. They are making a real effort to please their guests and are smashing it! Daily events, free walking tours, WiFi that reaches the dorms and late check FOC too! If you are looking for a cheap and cheerful place to stay in Malaga in 2019, give Larios Cool Hostel a go! Your wallet will thank you!

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Why you should travel to Malaga

If you are headed to Malaga, we know this list of the best hostels in Malaga will certainly help you save some time and money!

Which hostel or budget hotel are you going to book? If you still can’t choose, then we highly recommend booking at Casa Babylon Backpackers.

Casa Babylon Backpackers best hostels in Malaga

 

Travel Safety Tips for Malaga

Don’t forget to sort your travel insurance! We’ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads now, our favourite travel insurance provider.

 

Wondering if it’s safe in Spain? Check out our dedicated safety guide for all of your questions and concerns.

 

More Epic Hostels in Spain and Europe

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Malaga.

Planning an epic trip all across Spain or even Europe itself?

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

For more cool hostel guides around Europe, check out:

 

Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Malaga has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!

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