2 Hostels in Nerja, Spain

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

Guess what? Nerja is also named and spelled Málaga, Costa del Sol - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Nerja is a coastal town in the province of Malaga, Andalusia, Spain, and part of the Costa del Sol. Costa del Sol means “Coast of the Sun” in Spanish and is a region in Southern Spain that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Costa del Sol is a long stretch of towns and cities that has a main tourism industry dedicated to beaches and seaside activities.

The name of Nerja comes from the Arabic word “nerixa,” meaning “source of abundance.” Like all of Southern Spain, Nerja is heavily influenced by the Muslim and Arab conquerors and settlers during the medieval period. Nerja has a long history, dating to the Neolithic and Paleolithic ages where evidences of Neanderthal and other human remains and settlement were found in various places. The most prominent of this settlement was the Nerja Caves.

Nerja Caves or the Caves or Nerja are a series of caverns in Nerja. The Caves or Nerja is one of the most well-known tourist attraction in Andalusia and all of Spain. Because of its stalactite and stalagmite formations that rise into a spacious natural amphitheater, the Caves of Nerja is a national geological treasure. The Caves of Nerja also feature prehistoric cave paintings.

Aside from the Caves of Nerja, Nerja is also famous for its impressively preserved Roman aqueduct. The Aqueduct of Nerja dates back to the Roman conquest and settlement of Andalusia. Various people have made Nerja their home, including the southern Iberian tribes, Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, Visigoths, and the subsequent Christian Reconquista and various Kingdoms of Spain.

Throughout the town, Baroque and medieval structures like churches and castles can be found in the town; the influences of various cultures are evident in the city layout, the streets, the houses, villas, and mansions. Traditionally, Nerja is an agricultural haven that produces tropical and semi-tropical products like sugar cane, mango, papaya, avocado, and other fruits. In modern times, Nerja has transformed into a tourist destination. Nerja is also famous for its various stretches of beaches. Because of its rocky edges, some of the resorts, Nerja hostels, and town centers are built upon the rocky cliffs. These rocky cliffs then form enclaves of beaches with fine white sand and clear blue waters. Nerja hostels can be found everywhere in the city and vary in shape, location, and rate. Nerja hostels range from very luxurious hostels to simple ones.

Written by local enthusiast for Nerja hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Nerja hostels Angelica Burrage

FAQ about Nerja Hostels

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A hostel in Nerja costs on average $24 for a dorm. A hostel in Nerja with private rooms costs on average $59.
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Your Packing List for Nerja

Your Packing List for Nerja

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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:

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Nerja 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 Nerja, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$24 Average dorm price
$59 Average private room price
$24 Cheapest hostel in Nerja
Charming Nerja Hostel is the cheapest
8.3 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Nerja - 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 Nerja. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Nerja. 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!

I lived there for five years and loved it. Great beaches, friendly people and a fantastic nightlife!


Been going to Nerja for ten years, as many times each year as I can. It's a great pleace where people actually live and work. The resturants are great and the atmospher is wonderful. Lots of cheap, good places to eat and stay.

Heather Grinsill

I went to Nerja for a month with 2 mates and it was the best time ever! Definitley going back. Awesome place with people of all nationalities and ages. Great nightlife and fantastic beaches!!


Just in Nerja, beautiful town, nice people, driving a pain in the ARS, scooters ripping by you. Wonderful town to explore on foot, shopping nice, views spectacular, food Spanish, the bread (pan) long crusty hard loafs baked locally in small bakeries along the streets, their sweets are pretty, but not loaded with much flavor or sugar. The locals are nice, and most are eager to give you infomration upon request, but you bettere brush up on your Spanish. I would definitly return.


Well I went to Nerja with two friends and all I can say it was bloody fantastic!! It had a real Spanish feel to it, we met some locals and they showed us round and well I would really recommend anyone to pay Nerja a visit. A place for all ages a really great place!!

Sam Scott

Been going to Nerja since i was 3...now 17! Fab place for people of all ages!


Nice town but very noisy with moterbikes and dog dirt on the pavement.


Great town with international appeal. Lots of beaches and good nightlife.

Gill Pedwell

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