Casa Babylon Backpackers Malaga Hostel Review and Information

Great hostel with a lots of areas to chill and friendly staff!, the kitchen was very well supplied and location was perfect: a few minutes walk to everything. I would definitely stay there again. - Anonymous
Overall Rating
Beds Starting At $14.34

What sets them apart?

This hostel's bar, terrace, and social atmosphere make it a favorite of many travelers to Malaga.

Hostel Personality

  • Community Atmosphere

Who's staying here?

There's a bit of a party vibe here so you can expect a social crowd looking to have a good time.
  • Solo Travelers
  • Students
  • Party Goers
  • Young Backpackers
  • Gap Year Travelers
  • Long Term Travelers

Insider Tip

Try to get a room away from the terrace if you want to sleep at night.

Casa Babylon Backpackers

Casa Babylon Backpackers Hostel combines a party atmosphere with a homey setting. It's set in a nice Andalucian home and offers travelers a fun atmosphere with a lot of great places to hang out. The hammocks and beautiful outdoor setting really give this hostel personality and the dorm rooms are modest but acceptable.

The hostel is a bit removed from the central part of Malaga, but it's still walkable and you'll get to explore some more unique neighborhoods in the city. There are also buses if you prefer not to walk.

The Facilities

Dorm Bed $14.34
Guests can choose between four, six, and eight bed dorms that are modest but comfortable. The beds can be a bit squeaky, but the mattresses are decent. Like the rest of the hostel, the decor in the rooms is fun and bright.
Private Rooms
Private Room $21.51
If you want the fun atmosphere of a hostel, but also want a bit of privacy, then the double private rooms might be more your style. Some rooms have full beds while others have twin beds. All of the rooms use shared bathrooms.
Each floor of the hostel has at least one bathroom that is shared between all of the rooms on that floor. The bathrooms are generally clean and reliable and the water is hot.
This hostel has a bar that offers beer at a decent price. It's the perfect place to grab a cold drink and then relax in the perfect outdoor setting among the hammocks and comfortable seating.
Common Areas
If you want to spend some time inside, head to the indoor common areas where you can lounge in comfy chairs, enjoy a cold drink, and plan your next days adventures. There's also a shared kitchen available if you want to make your own food.
Outdoor Space
This hostel has no shortage of outdoor space. This is what really sets the hostel apart. You can lounge in a hammock, listen to music, or chat with friends among the fruit trees. It's the perfect retreat from the city, and it stays active and lively late into the night.

The Location

What's Nearby?
This hostel is located a bit outside of the central part of Malaga, but many guests enjoy this because you get to enjoy a unique and more authentic part of the city. It's one of the things that sets this hostel apart. The hostel is in the district of Victoria and it's about a five minute walk to Plaza de la Merced. It's also about a 15 minute walk from Malaga Cathedral, the Picasso Museum, and many other sights.

The hostel is also less than a 15 minute walk from La Malagueta Beach and just over half a mile from La Caleta Beach.
Nearby Transportation
If you're not up for walking into the historical center of town, there are buses you can catch near the hostel. It's an easy ride and will take your trip down to less than ten minutes.


This hostel offers all of the standard amenities including wi-fi access, a book exchange, security lockers, bike parking, and all kinds of travel information.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Bike Parking
  • Luggage Storage
  • City Maps
  • Microwave
  • 24h Reception
  • Book Exchange
  • Airport Transfer
  • Bed Linens
  • Security Lockers
  • Tour & Travel Desk


The staff here are helpful and friendly, and can give you all kinds of travel information. Don't hesitate to ask about where to go and how to get around.

Heads Up

This hostel can stay loud late into the night, which has been a frustration for some guests. Some guests also feel it could be cleaner and miss air conditioning in the rooms.

Casa Babylon Backpackers

Beds From $14.34
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