You can’t spend your holidays in Andalusia without relaxing on the beach. La Malagueta beach is one of them and just a few minutes’ walk away from the hostel. You can savour espetos de sardinas (typical Malaga-style sardine skewers) there. La Misericordia and Pedregalejo beaches are also well-known. If you visit the latter, don’t forget to try out the famous fried fish platter (pescaíto frito).
Its cultural offer turns Alcazaba Premium Hostel in a special budget boutique hotel, given that it is so close to important museums like the Picasso Museum and his Birth Place, the Carmen Thyssen Museum and the Contemporary Art Centre (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, CAC) located at the old wholesale market (Mercado de Mayoristas).
Furthermore, Alcazaba Premium Hostel is also within a walking distance of two new essential museums in the city as a part of its amazing cultural life: The Centre Pompidou (in Muelle I) and the Russian Museum (in the old Tabacalera building). Among all the things to do in Malaga, you can enjoy an ample range of museums, as they are 36 in total!
Due to its ideal position, our budget hostel on the Costa del Sol is ideal for any low budget traveller interested in Malaga’s culture. It is just a short 2 minute stroll to Plaza de la Merced, near one of Malaga’s main shopping streets, Calle Granada, the Plaza Uncibay and Plaza de la Constitución squares and the Mercado Central de Atarazanas market.
Waking up to a view of the Alcazaba or having cocktails on our hostel’s rooftop terrace after an exciting day are two amazing things to do in Malaga. You can also find the Roman Theatre, Gibralfaro castle and Malaga Cathedral in Renaissance style next to the Arab fortress that gives our luxury hostel its name.
Although our Batik Restaurant will exceed your culinary expectations, you shouldn’t leave Malaga without trying the famous wines served at Antigua Casa de Guardia or El Pimpi. El Pimpi is situated just a few metres from the hotel and is one of the places tourists simply have to visit in Malaga. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted with the famous hot chocolate with churros tejeringos served at Casa Aranda.
Easter Week in Malaga is one of the city’s main tourist attractions and one of the most famous things to do in Malaga. People celebrate, sing and go on Easter processions they have been practising for all year round. Children and adults play instruments and act. The music, the subtle smell of incense and the feeling are unique, as the whole city comes to life for highlight of the year right, which takes place right next to our budget hostel. Check our special Easter Week offers and see one of Malaga’s most important celebrations.
The hostel is located just a minute’s walk away from pubs, clubs and restaurants. Right next to it, you will find the Cinema Albéniz, famous for the Malaga Film Festival. You can also visit the Cervantes and Echegaray Theatres. And after a short walk through the beautiful Paseo del Parque to Muelle Uno in the Port of Malaga, you can treat yourself to something special at select shops and restaurants.
No city is really Andalusian without a traditional bullfighting arena, the so-called Plaza de Toros. People come to Malaga for one of the most important bullfighting events in Spain and the famous Corrida Picassiana, which takes places during Easter Week. The beach promenade at La Malagueta is next to it and named after Malaga’s famous painter Picasso. It offers plenty of places to do exercise, take a walk, enjoy the fresh breeze and gaze at breathtaking sunsets.
Malaga Fair is one of the most important events held in Malaga, which everybody waits for impatiently. It takes place every August and lasts a week, during which time the city turns into a big party. This is one of the most traditional things to do in Malaga! People dress up and celebrate all day long. When the celebrations in the city centre come to an end, the party carries on for all those who haven’t had enough in a especially prepared for area the occasion, the Recinto Ferial Cortijo de Torres. If you want to make the most of the fair and its celebrations, visit our hostel and take advantage of our special prices.