If you’re planning a trip to Malaga and wondering where to stay, let me tell you that hostels are the way to go. After several years of backpacking, going on vacations, and going wherever the wind takes me, I can say I know a thing or two about what makes for a great stay. The rules are not different, wherever you go.
Since Malaga is going to be your destination this summer, let me make a case for why you should be staying in a hostel in Malaga.
Why the hostels in Malaga are the best for budget travel
1. Hostels in Malaga are pocket-friendly
First off, hostels in Malaga offer amazing value for your money. You’ll find plenty of budget-friendly options with rates that won’t break the bank. And with so many hostels to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits your style and budget. I personally recommend the COEO Pod Hostel that sits smack in the middle of Malaga at the Calle Beatas which is just 7 minutes away from Malaga’s commercial heartbeat, Calle Larios. You can find anything on Calle Larios. Check out our pod hostels here.
Calle Larios on a normal day.
2. Hostels in Malaga are a great place to make friends
But then, it’s not just about the price. Hostels are a fantastic way to meet other travelers from around the world. With communal spaces like lounges and kitchens, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to strike up a conversation and make new friends. The more communal the hostel is, the warmer the friendships you form.
3. Communal living is the way of life in Malaga’s hostels
Speaking of communal spaces, many hostels in Malaga offer organized activities for their guests. Whether it’s a walking tour of the city or a night out at a local bar, these activities are a great way to explore Malaga and get to know your fellow travelers. COEO has this deep communal culture and good vibes spread all around that are pretty awesome to experience.
4. Hostels in Malaga suit different accommodation needs
But let’s not forget about the accommodations themselves. The hostels in Malaga offer a variety of room types as several guests drop in all year round for Malaga’s festivities. From shared dorms to private rooms, you pick. And while shared dorms are the most budget-friendly option, you can still enjoy plenty of privacy with curtains, lockers, and individual reading lights. Pod hostels offer an advantage over regular hostels with extra privacy. Where there are shared rooms in hostels; bunks are splayed here and there, a pod hostel gives you your own space all the basic things you need. You can find pod hostels in Malaga costing the same amount per night as regular hostels.
COEO Hostels in Malaga
COEO has apartments and aparthotels at accessible locations in Malaga. The most budget-friendly of them all is the COEO Pod Hostel, located right in the heart of the city.
The best part of a COEO stay is always the people you meet. You can make friends with travelers from all over the world, and spend your days exploring Malaga together. From wandering through the winding streets of the historic center, shopping on Calle Larios, and building a bonfire by the beach, amongst other things. It is a fulfilling experience to have.
Malaga is expecting you
If you’re looking for an affordable, fun, and social way to experience Malaga, a COEO Pod is a way to go. I know that I am a bit shameless about it but I had a really good time here. There are plenty of options to choose from in Malaga so even if you do not stay at COEO Pod Hostel, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs, be it an apartment or an aparthotel in Malaga. So pack your bags and get ready for an adventure!