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Oasis Backpackers' Hostel Malaga Reviews

Calle San Telmo 14, Malaga, Spain

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996 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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The Oasis Backpackers' Malaga has a great position, in the centre of the city. The staff is friendly and quite helpful. It has a good terrace on which socialization is easy. I recommend it.


Great to have airconditioning and our own (big) bathroom in the room. Great rooftop bar too.


This was the worst hostel I stayed at in Spain. This is just a bar full of drunk kids and a few beds.The reception staff, especially the blonde lady, was rude and it took her 1h 20m to check me in! The check-in times indicate 1.30 PM but the staff said it is 3 PM. As the bar is also open to non-guests of the hostel, they offer 20% off to those sleeping there, which I was told I couldn't use. Bring earplugs as it is impossible to sleep and your own padlock. Not ideal for the typical backpacker.


This hostel gave me BED BUGS. I was scheduled to stay oasis for two nights overs the Malaga festival, but my stay was cut short because of a dozen little brown bugs I had crawling around in my bed while I was asleep. I was woken by bugs crawling over myself and my bed. When I confronted the guy on reception about this, his response was 'uhhh I suppose you want to change rooms'. I have now got red bites all over my arms and back and trying to see if I have infected my own home.


At first the room looked good but closer looking my underneighbour had all bugs in bed and the bathroom was also filled with bugs. Airco on the room wasn't working properly everybody complained about the warmth and when asked if the staff good decrease temperature they just did not do it telling it was fine already. Going to Lisbon but defenitly not staying at oasis there

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Excellent and spotless and about as centrally located as you can get.


Bed bugs are not acceptable. Breakfast was nice.


Our entire room of people left because of the bed bugs found everywhere in the hostel. I asked if this happens often, to which the worker replied "ya, we just give people their money back and send them on their way". Consider yourself warned about the disgusting and nonchalant attitude of the hostel toward its guests.


Fantastic hostel, we had the best week here! The atmosphere was second to none, with staff there who's main job is to make sure you have fun, you cant go wrong! Definitely a party hostel but still clean with good facilities and a great brekkie for 3 euro. Thanks guys for an amazing stay in Malaga!


Started as good. Few bumps during the stay that changed my decision. AC never worked in the room. Would ask reception got no help. My phone got stolen from my bed while I was sleeping which is not the hostels fault but was just creepy in general. And last the cream of the cream, BED BUGS on almost every single bed in my room. My brother was bit everywhere and you could see them crawling everywhere. Hostel refunded us last day but no help otherwise to get rid of them during our 5 night stay.


Oasis was our favorite hostel thus far. We are headed to Granada Oasis later on our trip because we had such a fantastic time with the staff in Malaga. Pubcrawl a are fun but are probably better on weekends. Walking tour was disapointing but was also free. Overall a fantastic stay at Oasis!


Too noisy during the night!!


I wasn't expecting too much from Malaga, just thought it'd be a bit of beach time but the guys at Oasis made it unreal. Katy in particular is awesome, she hung out with us every day, took us cliff jumping, kayaking, to some really beautiful beaches out of the city, on a boat party, and even made us food. The dinners and all-you-can-drink hour before the pub crawls are heaps of fun, they all make sure everyone knows eachother and you end up making great mates. Awesome party hostel, STAY HERE.

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Amazing hostel! Nice rooms. Best hostel dinner ever, well worth the 12 euro! Pub crawl was also amazing. Will definitely stay here again!


스태프도 친절하고 방도 깨끗하고 분위기 밝고 좋았어요 다만 위치가 좀애매해서 하루숙박은 비추천. 그리고 무료로 짐을맡아줍니다.


thanks to laura and her team i had amazing nights!


Had a great time in oasis!! It was like party party party all the time.. Tom, Katy n Laura (staff) were all great ppl.. met awesome ppl from across the world!! Just that we were booked in a very small room (room 2) which was like the smallest room of the hostel n AC did not work also.. Though we were then shifted to other room after two three requests but I feel they should combine room 1 and 2 to make a room of comparable size as other rooms! But overall loved the city and the hostel..

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A top notch hostel. Location, food, facilities, and front desk were all as good as I've seen.


Absolutely awesome hostel, would recommend it in the highest regard. Laura, Jake, Katie and Tom are legends. Really good location and was close to some awesome tapas we could go and eat and watch the World Cup. Pub crawl was fantastic, the four who run it do such a good job and the beach is a really nice walk away. Come here!


I loved this hostel, firstly the rooms were extermely spacious, more so than any other hostel I have been in. (4 bed room). The bathroom was like a hotel bathroom. Everyone was very friendly which was appreciated as I was travelling alone. Laura was a bundle of energy and made the bar crawls fantastic. Would def recommend.

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