Welcome to your detailed guide for Tarifa hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Tarifa, Spain. Compare prices for Tarifa hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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 Tarifa, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Tarifa? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Tarifa alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Tarifa. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Tarifa. To help you make friends with Tarifa before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Tarifa, in the province of Cadiz, in Andalusia, Spain, is the southernmost town of Spain and the whole of Europe. While Tarifa is the southernmost town, Punta de Tarifa is technically the southernmost part of Spain and Europe. Punta de Tarifa is also called Isla de Tarifa or Isla de las Palomas. Punta de Tarifa is a small island beyond the town of Tarifa. The small town of Tarifa is part of the Costa de la Luz, or the Coast of Light, and faces the continent of Africa through Morocco, just across the Strait of Gibraltar. As part of Costa de la Luz, Tarifa is a popular holiday destination for vacationers and tourists.
Because of its location by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tarifa has been conquered and settled by various people including the the Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims, Christians, Jews, and various kingdoms of Southern Spain. Tarifa provided a strategic naval checkpoint during various wars including the Napoleonic Wars and two World Wars. Aside from the geological feature of Isla de Las Palomas, Tarifa is also known for its fishing port and the Castle of Guzman. Guzman Castle, or Castle of Guzman de Bueno, is a Moorish castle that a fortification throughout the centuries. Tarifa is also famous for the Gothic Church of St. Matthew.
The name of Tarifa has been wrongly attributed to the word “tariff.” Despite its favorable location for commerce and trade, the name has nothing to do with commerce. The name of Tarifa is originated from Tarif ibn Malik, a Muslim commander who led the conquest of Iberian Peninsula. Tarif ibn Malik conquest eventually led to the establishment of Moors settlement of Al-Andalus or Muslim Spain during the Middle Ages, which retains much of its influence up to the present day.
Tarifa is the only town in Spain that overlooks both Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Because of this unique feature, Tarifa enjoys the arrival of numerous tourists each year, most of which prefer the Atlantic part of the town because of its beaches and sunsets. Aside from the water and seaside activities like sailing and sunbathing, Tarifa is also famous for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Tarifa enjoys a curious convergence of wind from three different places -- the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and from the continent of Africa. Because of the winds, Tarifa is dotted with a number of wind turbines. There are hundreds of hostels in Tarifa, providing lodging and convenience to visitors, tourists, and vacationers. Hostels in Tarifa vary from luxurious resorts to simple single rooms.
Written by local enthusiast for Tarifa hostels Angelica Burrage
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Tarifa. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Tarifa. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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South Hostel Tarifa is the best hostel in Tarifa for families.
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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 Tarifa. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Tarifa. 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 love this town in low season. In August it's impossible to relax and have fun -- families everywhere, everything is too expensive, all bars and discotheques are overcrowded. Go to Tarifa but be careful by choosing the period!
If you really want to enjoy the beautiful Tarifa, go there in low season -- the best moments are April and October. In July and August, it's too crowded.
What to say -- Tarifa is the best! Beaches are awesome. I'll come back for sure.
Tarifa is really relaxing in the off season. I was there in the spring -- the kite surfing was great and found a wonderful hostel.
Jess - US
Tarifa has a very cool vibe. But in August, it is packed with families and annoying people. You MUST book in advance to stay here. Nightlife is very cool, but if you're lucky enough to be in a windstorm there, you're screwed during the day.
Tarifa is a bit laid back place, it feels quite far away from the rest of Europe and you can feel it. I really enjoyed the beaches, which are wide and half empty, top beaches in Europe. Feels almost like Jamaica. I loved the place.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Tarifa 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.