Hostels in Alicante, Spain

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Get to know Alicante (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Alicante. To help you make friends with Alicante before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Alicante is also named and spelled Alacant - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

The first Iberian settlements near Alicante date back to the third century BC. In the first century, the Romans captured the Iberian city Leukante or Leukanto and this is believed to be the origin of today’s name. From the eighth to thirteenth centuries, the city was under Islamic rule; it was renamed Medina or Al-Laqant. After that, it was part of the Kingdom of Castile and then Aragon before it was finally incorporated by the Spanish Kingdom in the sixteenth century.

Alicante is very famous for its beaches, which are visited by tourists from the whole world. There are long kilometers of sandy beaches, situated very close to the city. The temperature is high all year long and you can have a great holiday. The transport connections are very good and the airport has many flights to different countries. There are, of course, many other things to do and see in Alicante apart from partying and going to the beaches. You can visit the Castle of Santa Barbara; the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Alicante; the Museum of Bellas Artes Gravina in a building from the eighteenth century; the festival the Bonfires of San Juan in July; the Easter festivities in Alicante; and the Moors and Christians festival, which is dedicated to the medieval fight against the Muslims.

Alicante hostels are quite numerous, although some of them operate only in the summer season. Be aware that some of the hostels in Alicante have good facilities but some people party too hard in the summer, so be sure to check if you are going to stay at a party hostel in Alicante or a more relaxed place. Most hostels in Alicante are located near the Castle of Santa Barbara, but there are hostels in Alicante in almost any part of the city. Some of the hostels in Alicante are located just meters away from the sandy beaches.

Written by local enthusiast for Alicante hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Alicante hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Alicante Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Alicante. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Alicante. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Alicante costs on average $39 for a dorm. A hostel in Alicante with private rooms costs on average $108. shows all 16 Hostels in Alicante. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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Hakuna Matata Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Alicante.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Alicante

Your Packing List for Alicante

Pack smart, not hard


Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Alicante and Spain.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Alicante Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Alicante, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
16 Total number of hostels
$39 Average dorm price
$108 Average private room price
$21 Cheapest hostel in Alicante
The Market Hostel Alicante is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in Alicante
Hakuna Matata Hostel is the best rated
Most Alicante hostels are located in
Alfaz del Pi
3.8 Average rating of all hostels

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Torrevieja (44 Km / 28 mi.)
Altea (47 Km / 29 mi.)

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