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X Hostel Malaga - Picasso's Hangout

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X Hostel Malaga - Picasso's Hangout is located on a small side street off of the same plaza as the museum of Picasso's house and is right in the center of the main tourist part of town near most of the attractions as well as restaurants and bars.

The Location

It is also about a fifteen-minute walk to the beach. The one downside of the location is that it is quite loud at night, because there are a number of bars located on the same street right below the hostel. It is about a mile to the main bus station, but it is possible to catch buses to the airport or the beach from a stop about a five- or ten-minute walk away.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are varied in number of beds and there is the option for six beds as well as private rooms. There are medium-sized lockers for each person in the room, so it is possible to fit everything important as well as smaller backpacks or large purses. There is also a lock on the main door.

The bathrooms are fairly well cleaned each day, with the option to close just the bathroom or shower stall or to close the bathroom completely, which is nice for privacy but unfortunate if someone takes a long shower. However, if that happens it is always possible to go to the bathroom upstairs.

Common Spaces

The entry way and the main common room is bright and colorful and there is a bar where you can order drinks or eat at the hostel on the weekend but it closes around midnight when the pub crawl starts. There are also computers, which guests can use. It is generally a friendly atmosphere and there are opportunities to meet other travelers at night or in the evening, especially through the pub crawl, although it is a little harder to meet people during the day. The pub crawl happens every night, although the weekend nights are much more lively in the bars than the weekdays. There is also a roof terrace where people can hang out, which is lovely when it is nice weather. There is a kitchen that guests can also use, but there isn't really a grocery store super close and there are cheap places to eat close by.

Summary

This hostel is a great place for people who are looking for a place that has the option to be social at night and also has a great location to explore the rest of the city during the day.

by Laura Christianna
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
June 2014
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   I Recommend this place I enjoyed all the moments I spent here with the staff and in the city. The hostel has a great location and it's clean.  ()
4   Good option Although Malaga doesn't have a lot to see, this place is very close to main attractions. Very kind staff and a lot of information in the walls about the city and the towns near Malaga. The rooms are small, but they have all you need to feel safe -- a door with key, lockers, enough space for your backpack. The showers are correct. In the second floor the only bathroom is similar to a home bathroom (toilet, shower). The only problem is when someone is showering and closes, nobody can use the toilet, so sometimes you have to go downstairs to use the bar toilet. In the third floor there is a modern shower (hydrotherapy shower) that seems very fun.  , Spain ()
5   Loved this place, the hostel and staff are the best. This place is on my return list, I am coming straight back to Picassos Corner again, the staff were great, patient, friendly, and really cool. the hostel itself was excellent, clean, centrally located and near to the beach. the bar, terraces, and communal areas were all spot on. loved it so much I could stay forever, and all the cool people I met too.  , English ()
1   This is not the place to go if you are young or young at heart. The staff tried to steal over 600 euros from us. an awful place to stay for students who want to go out in the evening. No ping pong, rooms are cramped and hot, some of the staff are moody. There was literally defecation and sick everywhere. We eventually left and found another hostel it was so bad. Doors slamming from around 6 a.m.  , USA ()
5  Picasso's corner is really a second home. The people who work there do everything to make you happy. The beds, the showers, the breakfast are very good. And the location is great. Everything is on walking distance. The shops, the nightlife, transport (train, bus, taxi).  , Belgium ()
5  Seriously, the best staff ever. I stayed there for about three days in august, after endlessly looking for a place to stay. Nowhere was available because of Malaga's Feria that was going on. It was mayhem. i was totally rescued after someone forgot to pick me up. Picassos corner listened to my story, and totally took me in. I had the best time ever. So much fun, such great people. Kevan was totally cool even though i pissed him off a few times. Good times, defintely get there. Super central, and great service.  ()
5  a wonderful place, friendly and happy staff - that all makes up for a great stay. what an awesome hostel.  ()
5  Oh my god -- all I can say is that i loved Picasso's corner so much I may well apply to work there next summer. Can you get much higher praise than that? The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful, the people we met were awesome, the rooms were nice and clean, and the kitchen and outdoor dining area were a hive of activity making it a really sociable place, not to mention the bar/common room area. I was lucky enough to spend my birthday at Picasso's in september and it was a nonstop forty-eight-hour party. Managed to wangle a free tequila shot and they even organised a birthday cake for me! If you're going to Malaga there's nowhere else to stay if you want a laid back social atmosphere that feels homely and comfortable at the same time.  ()
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