Hostels in El Médano, Spain

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

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El Medano is a beach town near Granadilla de Abona, on the main island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands belong to Spain; they are off the northwest coast of Africa. Tenerife is the most populated of the island group and has a lot of resorts that cater to the English tourist. However, El Medano is a vibrant small town with a very laid-back feel and few posh shops or upscale restaurants. If you’re a surfer or a nudist, this is the place to go.

To get here, you can fly to the main Tenerife Airport, Reina Sofia and catch a local bus down. It’s only a few minutes away!

El Medano has three main beaches, each with a distinctive feel. Surfers tend to congregate at Playa Machado, on teh boardwalk, while kite surfers head around the headland to Playa El Cabezo. Nude sunbathing, one of the most popular activities in El Medano, takes place at Playa Tejita and Playa de La Pelada (much harder to access, so its definitely more private).

There are several hostels in El Medano. Most are situated a few blocks from the beach, but El Medano is central enough that walking isn’t a problem. Some of the hostels offer Spanish lessons as well as surfboard and kite surfing lessons or hires. El Medano is famous for its kite-surfing, so definitely take your hostel up on the chance to learn or hone your skills. Town is much more relaxed than the nearby towns of Playa de Las Américas and Los Cristianos but no less full of fun things to do. The boardwalk is the place to go for tapas, wine, and local Canarian food. After the sun sets, join the local surfers at one of the many bars along the beach to watch the fireworks, sip sangria, and enjoy the atmosphere.

Written by local enthusiast for El Médano hostels

Written by local enthusiast for El Médano hostels Jakob Lombardi

El Médano 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 El Médano, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 9
Average dorm price $26
Cheapest Hostel in El Médano Aloe Vera Shared House with $24.5
Party hostels in El Médano Casa Grande Surf Hostel (4 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8.3

FAQ about El Médano Hostels

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Casa Grande Surf Hostel is the best hostel for partying in El Médano.

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7 Best Hostels in El Médano

7 Best Hostels in El Médano

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