Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our typical hostel is a charming 100+ year old traditional Andalusian house with a friendly, urban feel. The hostel was created as an idea by travelers that want to make your stay in this beautiful city as comfortable and memorable as possible.

The Lights Garden is located in the magnificent historic center of Malaga. It is a great starting point to explore the area that has so much to offer! Our house is tucked in an idyllic side street within a short walking distance to all the main sites: Museo Picasso, Museo Thyssen, the famous Calle Larios, Malagueta beach, la Alcazaba, the Cathedral, as well as tons of theaters, restaurants, bars and clubs.

Like all travels are different, our accommodations are different: We offer shared rooms with or without balcony all with a comfortable, modern look. We want you to feel at home - relax and meet fellow travelers in our lounge, enjoy the Malaga sun on the roof deck terrace and cook for your friends in the communal kitchen.

The hostel also provides free WIFI in every room, ceiling fans and heaters, laundry service, beach towel rental, car/scooter rental and a multilingual reception with information desk (we speak: Spanish, English and German).

Please Note:
Age Restrictions: only +18 (guests under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult)
We don't accept group bookings for more than 6 people.
Check in Time: from 14:00 - 24:00

This is a self catering facility and requires time of arrival as the property does not have a 24h reception, 11:00 - 21:00h.

All reservations during Semana Santa (03/04/2020 to 11/04/2020) are NON REFUNDABLES. Any modification or cancelation will result in a 100% cancelation fee. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Sep 2021
    Well manited hostel and a great place to meet new people
    Zimbabwe, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2021
    The atmosphere was welcoming and the staff were extremely considerate and helpful. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel comfortable and welcome; was that any question we would describe this as one of the better hostels that we have stayed in anywhere in Europe!
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Apr 2021
    Generally an excellent place with a very nice staff. Quite noisy because of a lot of door slamming. The kitchen is not accessible before 8, so if you leave early and have your food in the fridge, you will lose it.
    Switzerland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    31 Dec 2020
    Amazing place to spend some time, If you're in Malaga and you're looking for a cheap and clean hostel go for The Lights. The staff are super friendly and cooperative. The bedroom and toilets were clean and well maintained. Had an amazing time there for New Years. Highly recommended.
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Dec 2020
    This was my first hostel stay and it was great. Check in was easy, they communicated well; email and telephone. The beds were comfy, shower was great, perfect location. I met such friendly people there which was great because I'm pretty shy. I would absolutely stay again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Feb 2020
    Nice hostel, good value for money, the free sangria at nights is a good way to meet other people.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Sep 2021
    They told me only the day before my arrival that I was being relocated to the Lights hostel, as the Garden one was closed due to covid. They didn't tell my friend and she would have find a closed hostel if I didn't tell her. When we arrived, I was given a bed in a female dorm with six beds and a private bathroom in the room. My friend had a mixed room with 10beds, not so comfy and no private bathroom. Unfair since we paid the same price. One receptionist was a bit rude. The rest was fine.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Mar 2020
    Good kitchen and beds seemed clean and well kept. Free (but simple) breakfast was a plus. Awkward atmosphere overall (not very warm and social) and the staff could have been better. An ok experience but I've been at way better hostels. This was very cheap, but I honestly would have paid a little bit more for a better experience. Maybe better if traveling in a group but I wouldn't recommend for solo travelers.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    21 May 2021
    Becauce The Lights was closed we got Upgrade The Lights Hostel & Suites. from 11 pm your not allowed to be in any common Area from the hostel, there is no other option than to stay in your room. For me this is a no go for a hostel.
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    20 Mar 2020
    The trip was canceled and hostel refused to refund coz they have re-booking policy and not refund! It's strange but, it is what it is!
    Germany, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi