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The Best Places to Stay on the Costa del Sol for a Sensible Price

Fancy a getaway to Spain’s sunny coast but want to skip out on staggering prices? Then look no further.

Malaga, Spain

When you think of the Costa del Sol, it’s probably not budget-friendly places to stay that first springs to mind.

There’s no need to go over budget when you holiday on the Costa del Sol. There are plenty of places to stay, with great locations, stylish décor and outstanding service, all at very competitive prices.

Here are some of the best cheap hotels on the Costa del Sol:

Hostal Plaza Cantarero, Nerja

This two-star hostel in the popular coastal town of Nerja is situated in a quiet street close to the Balcon de Europa and with easy access to Calahonda, Carabeillo and El Salón beach. It has 10 comfortable rooms and flats, decorated in a traditional, elegant style. Some of them have balconies overlooking the square or the mountain, while others are interior, overlooking the courtyard; darker but also quieter than those facing the street.

Owners Pepe and Tanya are great hosts, and willing to offer lots of information and advice about the area. It’s worth pointing out that the hotel features a lovely shady roof terrace, giving stunning views from the picturesque white village to the hills. The terrace is well equipped with sun loungers, sofas, tables and chairs for relaxing or having a drink, as well as a fridge and microwave.

Rooms at the Hostal Plaza Cantarero, Nerja

Terrace at the Hostal Plaza Cantarero, Nerja

Dulces Dreams Boutique Hostel, Malaga

If you’re someone who likes unusual places with quirky décor, you’ll love this tiny hostel located right in the heart of Malaga’s old town. Its eight rooms are characterised by handmade furniture made from unusual recycled materials, such as headboards made from wooden planks, covered in painted phrases.

Dulce Dreams offers its guests the choice between a private or shared bathroom. Some rooms have balconies and views of the adjoining church. For groups, there are larger rooms that can accommodate up to six guests. The pretty rooftop terrace has comfy sofas lined with cushions and adorable flower boxes. The hotel also features a lively bar.

The hotel, in general, gives off a chilled, rustic vibe as the common areas and bedrooms are dotted with worn-down wooden furnishings.

The dining room at Dulce Dreams Boutique Hotel, Malaga

Hotel Casa Rosa, Benalmadena

This family-run hotel is known for its exceptional warmth and hospitality. above Benalmádena’s charming white village. This modest hotel has 14 rooms, which are light and airy, with white interiors and large windows. They also have balconies or terraces and offer sea views on the higher (second and third) floors.

In addition, the hotel avails of intimate and charming rooftop terraces with sun loungers facing the terracotta rooftops of the Mediterranean. Offering an excellent buffet breakfast, guests often rave about their delicious pancakes. It may carry one star, but this dainty hotel offers excellent value for money.

Terrace views from the Hotel Casa Rosa, Benalmádena

NH Hotel, Marbella

A widely popular hotel chain in Spain, NH Hotels are known for their excellent price to value ratio. The NH Hotel in Marbella is found halfway between the city centre and Puerto Banús, conveniently placing it within the golden mile of Marbella’s fanciest spots.

All of the hotel’s 163 rooms are smart and modern, and feature balconies with advantageous seaside views. The back views from the hotel give a view to the Sierra Blanca. The hotel boasts an outstanding freeform pool, surrounded by pristine gardens and a poolside bar.

NH Hotel, Marbella

Hotel Santa Rosa, Malaga

The Hotel Santa Rosa has comfortable rooms with terraces overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, with a choice of double or triple accommodation. Some of them offer special features for travellers with children. The hotel has a flat-screen TV in one of the common rooms, a snack bar, a cafeteria and a reading room where you can start the day with your favourite book.

If you are looking for a taste of the real Axarquia gastronomy, the hotel has a restaurant specialised in this type of traditional dishes. Also, if you are travelling on business, you will have access to rooms for all kinds of events.

The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with some sun loungers, in case you feel like taking an afternoon dip, sunbathing on the shore or perfecting your holiday tan. All rooms have a direct dial telephone and satellite TV, should you fancy watching some entertainment or the evening news. Some rooms offer sea or mountain views.

Pool area at the Hotel Santa Rosa

Hotel La Barrucada, Malaga

La Barracuda hotel is conveniently located on the beachfront, in the Montemar area. Its 234 rooms are spacious and bright, all exterior with terrace and sea views. They have satellite TV and à private bathroom. You can also use the Internet via WiFi (on request).

In peak season times, there is entertainment in the afternoons and sports in the swimming pool. Throughout the year there is entertainment every night and some evenings salsa, flamenco and various dances, orchestra, contests and games, there are special parties on certain occasions.

It has excellent views of the harbour and the beach, as well as a highly qualified professional staff, which is characterised by its great cordiality.

Hotel La Barracuda, Malaga

Hotel Puente Real, Malaga

This charming hotel is a 10-minute drive from the centre of Torremolinos and right in front of the beach. Outside, there are two swimming pools, one for adults and one for children, surrounded by green areas and sports facilities such as tennis courts, multi-sports court, petanque and table tennis among others.

The hotel’s main features are an Italian restaurant, a buffet restaurant and a barbecue grill. You can also enjoy a refreshing drink at the pool bar or a snack in the Hall Café. They also have a fitness room for fitness enthusiasts to enjoy during the holiday.

They have an entertainment programme for both adults and children and offer shows and evening entertainment. There is a children’s club for the little ones where they will be entertained and amused.

Hotel Puente Real, Malaga

Hotel Aluasan Flamingo

Located in Torremolinos, The Aluasun Flamingo Hotel has access to the main tourist activities of the Costa del Sol.

The 243 rooms are decorated in a simple and tasteful way. They come with a bathroom, terrace, heating and air conditioning, telephone, safe (for a fee), satellite TV and free WiFi connection. It has the comfort of a city hotel and all the advantages of being located in a tourist area.

The hotel features a conference room for up to 60 people, an air-conditioned buffet restaurant, a swimming pool for adults and a splash pool, a massage tent in the summer months, a garden area with sunbeds, a multi-sports court and a table tennis area, where you can enjoy an extensive entertainment programme and open-air shows in summer.

Pool area at the Hotel Aluasun Flamingo

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