How much does a trip to Malaga Cost?

The Cost of a Trip to Malaga

A trip to Malaga for one person usually costs between $64 and $351 per day and $128 to $701 for two people. This is a wide range of costs, and the daily average per person from our data is $150 (€140) per person. This average includes food, accommodation, sightseeing, and local transportation expenses contributed from other travelers. Prices can vary based on travel style and activities. While the overall price for a trip to Malaga is dependent on your personal travel style and the specific places you visit, if you book standard accommodation and travel with an average level of convenience, then your budget should be somewhere close to this average cost. Later in this article, you can find a breakdown of travel expenses by category, plus a general price range of accommodation and activity costs for your visit. Also, the prices for individual attractions and hotels may vary, but generally fall somewhat close to the price ranges described in this article.

How much money should you budget for your trip to Malaga?

Budget travelers to Malaga often spend around $64 per day. This usually includes a stay at a hostel and meals at affordable restaurants around town. Many budget travelers also prefer free activities over those that cost too much money. If you have a bit more money to spend, you should budget around $150 (€140) per day. This average includes a mid-range hotel and more meals in restaurants, along with a higher budget for entertainment and activities. Luxury travelers should plan to spend around $351 a day which includes higher-end accommodations, restaurants, tours, and activities. For more details, see our average travel costs for Malaga here.

Average Daily Costs, Per Person, by Category
Budget Mid-Range Luxury
Accommodation1 $32 $80 $192
Local Transportation1 $14 $33 $65
Food2 $15 $37 $94
Water2 $1 $1 $2
Entertainment1 $14 $33 $74
Souvenirs1 $2 $5 $13
Communication2 $27 $27 $27
Living Expenses2 $11 $28 $73
Alcohol2 $10 $24 $54
Tips and Handouts1 $13 $13 $13

How much does a weekend trip to Malaga cost?

Travelers spend, on average, $451 per person on a three-day trip to Malaga. This includes sightseeing, hotels, food, and local transportation. You can stick close to this average price by staying at mid-range hotels and eating at mid-level restaurants, while also paying for some entry tickets to popular attractions. If you wish to travel cheaper, it's possible to find lower-cost accommodations, eat at less expenive restaurants, and find more free activities. It's also common for many visitors to have a much higher travel budget, as many high-end hotels and restaurants can be found around town.

Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

How much does a five day trip to Malaga cost?

With five days in Malaga, you can expect to spend about $752 total, not including transportation to and from the city. It's possible to stay close to this daily average by booking mid-range hotels, eating at normal restaurants, and paying for some entry tickets to popular attractions. It's possible to find lower-cost accommodations, eat at less expenive restaurants, and find more free activities if you want to spent less money.

How much does a one week trip to Malaga cost?

Most visitors spend between $448 and $2,455 for a one week trip to Malaga, with the average being $1,053. This includes sightseeing, local transportation, food, and hotels. One week is enough time to have a more in-depth experience in Malaga. Also, one week allows you to be more flexible with your time and money, so you can potentially save money on some aspects of your trip while spending more on others.

Hostel Prices in Malaga

With more than 20 hostels in Malaga, the average price is $36 per night for a dorm bed. The cheapest hostel costs $17 and the most expensive is $122. Usually popular with younger travelers, hostels are a great way to save money while also being social. But not all hostels are the same, and we've analyzed the prices of both dorms and private rooms to find the average prices and best places to stay. You can see more details about the hostel prices in Malaga here.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Malaga.

  • $35 for a dorm bed at The Lights Hostel in Malaga
  • $36 for a dorm bed at The Urban Jungle Rooftop Hostel in Malaga
  • $22 for a dorm bed at TOC Hostel Málaga in Malaga

Hotel Prices in Malaga

The average price for a hotel room in Malaga is $101 per night. This average is based on our detailed analysis of available hotels in the area. If you want to save money, or if you're planning a more luxurious trip, it's important to look at hotel prices based on the overall star-rating as well as guest reviews. Also, prices can vary by location and amenities. You can see more details from our analysis of hotel prices in Malaga here, and below is a breakdown of hotel prices by star-rating.

Hotels by star rating in Malaga
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 17 $120
4 stars 88 $131
3 stars 325 $111
2 stars 68 $67
1 star 60 $94
No rating 243 $116

Plaza del Poeta Alfonso Canales, 5, Malaga
Overall Rating 9.1
Molina Lario 20-22, Malaga
Overall Rating 8.9

Should you do a tour in Malaga?

You'll find a wide range of guided tours in Malaga and many visitors enjoy the convenience of having an expert guide leading them through the chosen activity. Tours range in price from $6 for the Guided Walking Tour of the Old Town of Frigiliana to $291 for the Antequera and Torcal small group tour with pick up.

    • Mudejar Route and White Villages Small-Group Tour with Lunch: $83
    • Malaga Monuments Private Walking Tour : $122
    • Private Tour of Ronda with an Experienced Official Local Guide: $222
    • Málaga Crime Investigation Tour: $50
    • Semi-private tour to Comares and La Zorrilla, 2 hidden jewels in Eastern Málaga: $87
    • Semi Private Tour to Córdoba from Nerja: $168
    • Private Tours In Ronda: $205
    • Mijas Private Walking Tour: $278
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    1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
    2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
    For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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