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The Melting Pot Beach Hostel Malaga Reviews

Paseo del Pintor Joaquin Sorolla 30, Malaga, Spain

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1697 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Awesome hostel!!! It was a quite and clean hostel. I can stay longer in this hostel. All members of the stuff were very kind and helpful. I'll definitely stay again if I go back to Malaga.

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


They are currently renovating the premise so it promises to be much better for the spring

  • 15th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


When you like to stay next to the beach and prefer to eat outside on a nice terrace: the Melting Pot is the place to be. Walk to Malaga centre or to El Palo with lots of little bars and restaurants direct at beach in about half an hour. Or take a bus (busstop in front of hostel) or bike. Security, cleanliness and computer facilities need improvement. New owners will realise this? Personel putting the Spanish TV for themself very loud is irritating. But,sun and seaviews are great, atmoshere nice.


Not all it's cracked up to be


The beds were just atrocious. I have staying in a lot of beds in hostels and know they squeak and what not. But these beds literally swayed with the slightest movement to the point that you couldn't sleep. Rooms and hostel looks like it was slapped together yesterday everything old and dirty. Found ants in my bed on arrival. We had booked 2 nights but the second night we stayed somewhere else. On returning to get our stuff that morning they had put some one else in my bed, same sheets it looked.


Staff was rude, facilities were run down, ants were everywhere, lockers were too small for my 40 L backpack not to mention you can take the door off the locker even if it is broken. Staff tried to charge me for food I didn't order, over all bad experience.


Overall I wouldn't recommend this hostel, particularly if you're a solo female traveler. There is zero security, with rooms interconnecting and no keys or card access required. I was in a room that connected to a second room and had people coming and going all night. The bathrooms are pretty bad too, one has a serious drainage issue and stinks. Breakfast was just stale slices of bread and butter if you were lucky. For the extra cost, you're better off staying in the heart of Malaga.


The Hostel is near to the beach from Malaga and the Downtown-city of Malaga is only a few minutes to walk from the hostel. There is a bus-station near the hostel, so you can take the bus,too.


The best beach hostel we have ever been although this was the first one:) Very helpful staff and nice hostel atmosphere. Beds were not so comfortable and they were squeaking. But it was a very pleasure stay!


Excellent staff who really seem to enjoy what they do. The hostel has a very happy atmosphere and it was great meeting people from so many different countries while eating and drinking in the patio. The staff and the environment there made me feel very safe.


employees are really kind with you, a lot of facilities are available inside the hostel. it's just 20m from the beach..... Don't miss this amazing spot, with food and bar inside ^^ !! personnels serviable et très sympathique, de nombreux services disponibles (bouf/boisson/laverie...) Auberge à 20m de la plage ^^ A ne pas louper.


I was made welcome but the first impression was of being in a jaded house. The reception was makeshift. The receptionist was welcoming and showed us around. Our dormitory, to call it something, was probably a cupboard in the past. There was no door and any exterior light intruded totally. My companion and I, sharing a bunk, felt each other's movements as the bunk was oldish and lacked any firm fittings. My companion told me in the morning that his bed was well off level. We didn't use the washin


Location is Perfect if you just want to go to the beach. Room was really hot - only on Ventilator, no aircondition. There are mo keys for the rooms so excpect your locker there is basically no Security for your other stuff. Value for Money is good but you shouldnt excpect too much.


Very outdated needs a facelift! Great for the beach. Just 30 Min walk to city or 10 Min bus ride. Ideal for a few daysaway from the hustle of the centre, a few local bars and beach restaurants. Local supermarket 2 mins. Large supermarket 10 mins.


It's an old building and it's likely that the power will go out at some point. The shower in the purple room will make you claustrophobic and be careful not to burn your butt on the piping. The wifi almost never works if you can even get connected to begin with. Basically you're paying for the location, it's across the street from the beach.


Had an incredible stay at the melting pot. Right on the beach, chill staff, was able to make it feel like home. Basic but perfect for the price.


very friendly staff and the location of the hostel is just great, a second from the beach:))

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


it was a really cheap hostel, 13,- with breakfast included. but it was a weird atmosphere, you don't feel at home and the staff can't speak english so it was really hard to get information about the transport or any sights or activities in the city. they have a garden but it's mostly cement and a few tables nothing cosy to socialize with others. but the bright side it's 2 minutes away from the beach. so you can spend your whole day there.


Great location with the beach right across the street. Although there was mold in the bathroom the showermat and towel get changed everyday, bathroom gets cleaned and the sheets are always changed for the new arrivals. One of the staffmembers was a little rude and didn't even try to speak english but the french speaking staff at least makes an effort and is really nice. There's also a common kitchen where you can put your stuff in the fridge and cook your meals. Real good value for money!


It was average. The only exceptional part was how close it was to the beach. My biggest problem was that the staff made big meals for travellers to buy but left them sitting out for hours. Maybe Spain's a bit more lax on food handling then back home? Staff do not speak very much english but are nice. Wanted to love this place but it was just average.

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