Hostels in Canary Islands Hostels in Canary Islands

You are looking for hostels in Canary Islands? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Canary Islands hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Canary Islands.

All Cities in Canary Islands

We list every single hostel in Canary Islands and the world. In total, we have 23 cities in Canary Islands for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Canary Islands hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Canary Islands. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Canary Islands

Canary Islands is part of Europe but way closer to the African mainland. Well known as a beautiful holiday destination, its pleasant mild climate allows sunny and warm days on the beach in the European summer as well as the European winter. From the geographical point of view, Canary Islands include seven bigger islands by the name of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro. Additionally, some smaller, uninhabited islands such as Anaga and Salmor belong to this group of islands. Most tourists come to the islands for the picturesque beaches and the sunny weather, but also to find the characteristic landscapes that differ a lot from the usual European landscapes that we know. More than fifty percent of the plants on the islands are endemic, which means they exclusively grow there. Apart from the nature, the islands also have a rich cultural heritage that can be discovered by curious travelers who want to see more than just beaches.

The very popular islands Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura especially offer a bunch of options for budget travelers. When choosing your Canary Islands, Spain hostel, keep in mind what exactly you want to do during your holidays on the island. There are different locations for hiking, surfing, or just hanging out on the beach. If you want to combine the different activities, you can rent a car or even hop from island to island and book different Canary Islands, Spain hostels if your budget is not too tight. Generally, the prices are quite reasonable and good value for the quality you get. Do not forget that also during the European summer, Canary Islands can become quite busy due the mild but sunny climate. The supply of Canary Islands, Spain hostels is good, but if you want to stay in a certain area or location, early booking helps a lot.

If you want to go out and enjoy the nightlife, there are plenty of options on Canary Islands. On the main island Gran Canaria, the most touristic but also liveliest area in the south is Play del Ingles. Don't expect much of a local vibe there, but the collection of bars and clubs offers more than enough for a decent night out. The capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, has a lively nocturnal scene as well. Compared to the south, you will also find many locals partying. Going out in Spain means going out late; before two o'clock, the clubs will be quite empty if they are popular with locals, but then the party goes on till sunrise. On Tenerife, if you want to party with young Brits, Playa de las Américas is your choice. In La Laguna, you will find the island's university, along with plenty of bars and clubs for the young student scene. On Fuerteventura, the touristic north of the island has the biggest nightlife scene; if you want to check it out, go to Corralejo.

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Travel Tips for Canary Islands - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Canary Islands. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Canary Islands. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Canary Islands

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Canary Islands?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Canary Islands here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Canary Islands safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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