Hostels and Cheap Places to stay in Benidorm, Spain

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Get to know Benidorm (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 Benidorm. To help you make friends with Benidorm before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

On the Costa Blanca, close to Alicante on the east coast of Spain, lies the infamous resort and party town Benidorm, Valencian Community, Spain. Since the mid-twentieth century, Benidorm, Spain, has become an increasingly popular beach resort town. In particular from May until September, Benidorm gets crowded with vacationers of all ages.

Whether you want a relaxed beach holiday or feel like partying every day, Benidorm, Spain, can meet both desires. The sandy beaches are wide and there is a boulevard with plenty of shops and restaurant attached. The beaches can become crowded during the peak season. There are areas where you can put your own towel, as well as private areas where you can hire a chair with umbrella. With more than eight hundred licensed bars, there definitely is a thriving nightlife.

Many British and Dutch find their way to the sun every year or even have a home in Benidorm. Some bars and restaurants are owned by someone with either the nationality or the target on visitors from that specific country. There are Dutch bars where they only play Dutch music, British bars, restaurants that only sell fish and chips, and food stalls where you can buy Dutch food such as frikandellen and kroketten. You may be surprised how much Benidorm, Spain, is influenced by those countries. Of course there are also cafes and restaurants with a local vibe that you would rather expect in Spain, but you will have to avoid the tourist hotspots to see more of the Spanish culture.

Tourism has been a fast growing business in Benidorm, Spain, and many accommodations have been built to host all those tourists. Unfortunately nearly all accommodations are resorts or hotels and Benidorm, Valencian Community, Spain hostels are far from redundant. You will find a hostel in Benidorm, Valencian Community, Spain, but it is not open throughout the year and not everyone is as satisfied with their services. Other budget accommodation is also scarce, so you will have to book far ahead to get a good deal on a Benidorm, Valencian Community, Spain hostel or hotel. If you are planning on partying a lot, keep in mind that you may be better off paying extra for a Benidorm, Valencian Community, Spain hostel in the centre than splurging on a cab every day to get back from the pub or club.

Written by local enthusiast for Benidorm hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Benidorm hostels Martin Straatman

Your Packing List for Benidorm

Your Packing List for Benidorm

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