Why stay in Malaga?
Malaga is in the Andalucia region of Spain, and can be counted on for hot weather and lots of abstract art. Between the two, you'll probably really appreciate the Spanish tradition of the midday siesta.
Malaga might be most famous as the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, so it's no surprise that there are a couple Picasso-related sights. You can visit the Picasso Museum to see some of the master's work, as well as his birthplace - many objects which the young Picasso owned and used are on display. The city is also famous, like much of Andalucia, for its Moorish architecture. Malaga is home to the Castillo de Gibralfaro and the Alcazaba, two Moorish castles which are worth visiting. Music enthusiasts will also want to take a peek at the Interactive Museum of Music, boasting one of the largest collections of instruments in Europe. To relax after all that culture intake, you might want to enjoy one of Malaga's many tea houses or some time on La Malagueta beach. Save some energy for the city's nightlife, which usually spills from the nightclubs into the Merced Square.
Remember that "hostels" are not just for the young backpacking crowd - they're perfect for any budget-minded traveler who wants to meet fellow travelers. And if you happen to see the word "hostal" - with an "a" - it's not a typo. A hostal is a different kind of accommodation, usually somewhere between a hotel and hostel in price, and generally more akin to a guesthouse. A few Malaga hostels worth noting are highlighted here.
Residencia Universitaria Guadalmar S.L. is a bed and breakfast style lodging in the city center near the train station. Posada Los Cantaros is in a restored 19th century farmhouse and has only four rooms, each with en suite bathrooms. Hotel Alameda is in the city center within walking distance of many of Malaga's attractions - including the beach.
And don't worry if none of these hostels sounds like just what you're looking for. There are more Malaga hostels where those came from. Keep reading the descriptions listed here until you find the right one for you.
If you need anything else for your trip, you're in the right place. You can search for international airfare to Malaga and get on your way. And you can also read more about the city before you get there in our Malaga Travel Guide.