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The Melting Pot Beach Hostel Malaga Reviews

Paseo del Pintor Joaquin Sorolla 30, Malaga, Spain

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80%

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1678 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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34%

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.


46%

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.


46%

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.


86%

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.


86%

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!


100%

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.


60%

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


63%

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.


49%

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.


74%

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.


89%

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.


86%

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)


60%

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.


83%

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!


66%

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.


80%

Lovely to be so close to the beach but just too noisy at night to sleep due to road noise and other guests.


69%

Great view of the beach from the rooms but staff do not speak English well, if at all which was difficult when trying to extend our booking.


74%

A bit far out of town but good location opposite the beach. The rooms were very hot and only had one fan which isn't ideal in summer! Rooms could have more power points or at least in better locations but not a big problem. There is a kitchen and a basic breakfast is included.


91%

The Melting Pot is definitely a great hostel experience, from the owner personally welcoming us, to the atmosphere provided. This place is also close to the beach and close enought to the city center for easy access. The one thing that could improve slightly is cleanliness especially in the bathrooms but this is to be expected especially in shared dorms with 10 people. Other than that awesome stay, would stay here again !

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


63%

Some of the staff spoke neither English or Spanish, only French which made communication a little hard. It's far from the center, only worth if all you want to do is go to the beach, otherwise, stay somewhere nearer everything.


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