Albergue de San Jose, San José

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Brilliant, one of the best in Spain

Great place this -- was only going to stay a few days but thought 'Why go anywhere else' and so stayed for the remaining 10 days of my trip. Friendly and helpful staff, laid back and convivial atmosphere, good cafe/bar on front terrace serving very good and reasonably priced breakfasts and meals in the evening. Loved the cactus garden on the back terrace -- very zen -- a beautiful place to sit and relax, some creative gardeners at work here! Definitely some love going into the running and maintaining of this place generally which is sometimes lacking in spanish hostels which although of high standard can be a bit institutional and antiseptic atmosphere-wise methinks. So if you want a cheap place to stay which is simple and beautiful, friendly, hip (in a cosy way), eco-friendly and well situated, this hostel is definitely worth a visit.


Albergue San Jose is a gem. Situated just out of the center of San Jose in the Cabo de Gato National Park, it's just a few blocks from the ocean, restaurants, post office, banks, and other city amenities. Yet, it is also on the way from the main part of town to hiking trails that follow along the ocean shore. Because it is not on the "main drag" (which is not so big in San Jose), it is a very affordable alternative to the other hostels/hotels in the city. Also, it is nestled in an area with many trees and a quiet atmosphere.

This said, the hostel is very hip and happening with an excellent atmosphere. It has two beautiful terraces and one inside patio that attract a nice crowd of other travelers and provide an easy way to meet people or just relax in common space. The place is a perfect mix of low-key tranquility with the terraces that look out onto the mountains of Southern Spain and fun with a bar/restaurant in front for congregating people. The bar/restaurant has a tropical atmosphere with a thatched, grass roof and lots of places to sit. Lots of greens and plants decorate all the common areas and give the place a very lively atmosphere that is also open and comfortable.

The dorm rooms include four to six bunk beds. Upon check in, you receive a key to your room and to a large locker in which you can put your things. You receive sheets and a blanket free of charge. The rooms are nothing special in themselves -- pretty standard affair -- but with the wonderful common spaces, you'll probably spend most of your time sitting on one of the terraces or in the bar/restaurant. There's several hallways that lead to rows of dorm rooms. Each hallway has its own bathroom, sink room, and shower-room. The hallways are divided by sex (females in one hallway, males in another), though there might be a mixed hallway as well.

Everything is very clean and well maintained. The beds are comfortable. Showers are plentiful so you will not have to wait in line. Bathrooms are modern and clean. The bar serves decently priced food for breakfast and dinner and also serves an assortment of beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). The food is surprisingly tasty. Unfortunately there is no kitchen, which is probably this hostel's biggest drawback. There is a phone you can use in the reception area.

There are signs in town to get to the hostel. However, if you get off at the bus stop, turn left at the first intersection you come to while walking into town. Keep following this road for three or four blocks, then you'll see a road that continues almost straight and uphill. The hostel is on the left.

This is an amazing place to stay where you can wake up to birds chirping while hanging out in a super hip and comfortable place. As an added bonus, the hostel is flexible about storing luggage after check-out time, which is nice if you plan on doing any hiking in the area.

Kate Flick


The hostel is situated in a hill call "cerro de enmedio" just where the port is. We are just 200-300 meters from the sea shore, and 5-10 minuts walking from the center.
We have rooms for 2, 4, 6 and 8 people (in bunk-beds), and toillets and showers are out of the room and separate (males one side, female other side). In the room there is a locker to keep main things.
The price is 12€ per person and night.
We have two terraces and one nice indoor-patio. In the main terrace we have a restaurant-bar which serves breakfast and dinners (are not included in the price).
Our guest usually are people from diferent countries and also spanish people. If you think in comming eastern hollidays or augost, please contac us to make a reservation, we are really busy for that time.

Location and Contact


• We are in a slope of the port´s hill, near the sea path and just beside the camping place.
• From bus stop and main street we are about 5-10 minuts walking.



Address: 7 Calle Montemar, San José, Andalusia, Spain

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Website Albergue de San Jose San José
Phone Number: +34 (0) 950 380 353
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller


Lockers in Lobby

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage


Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons





Book Collection/Exchange

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hot Showers


Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating


Airport Pickup


Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible

Wi-Fi in Rooms


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Maximum Stay: 7 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: from April to November, christmas time and eastern holydays.For groups any time.

Reception Hours: 9:00 to 13:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00

Size: Large (60-100 beds)


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