Backpacking Ibiza? So you are looking for the best Ibiza town hostels? You got it! I guess you are planning a friends or solo trip to this party island in Spain, which by the way has not only famous clubs but also stunning beaches.
The truth is, most of the party is concentrated in the south part of the island.
If you only want to relax on the beach but do not have any interest in party, I would recommend you to visit Ibiza off season. Another option is considering a neighboring island, like Mallorca or Formentera.
Average price for a bed: Prices for hostels in Ibiza highly depend on the season.
For summer season, prices for a hostel in Ibiza are between 25€ – 70€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 70€ up to 250€ – BAM!
In low season, you can find prices start from 13€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from just 50€ per night.
This is a rough average just to give you an idea. Bear in mind this applies also to the club entrance fees. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.
Prices always depend on season and holidays. In Ibiza, prices depends also on DJ’s performances. If an important DJ is coming to the island (David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren…), prices will go up. Yes, prices for hostels in Ibiza will also go up on that occasion.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Bear in mind in Spain, there are many accommodations which are called “Hostal” in Spain. You should also consider looking for “hostales in Ibiza”. Anyways, this guide covers all the best options anyways; whether it’s hostel or hostal.
Which is the difference between hostel and hostal?
A hostal is very different from a hostel. Normally, “hostales” are budget accommodations with private rooms, and they do not offer dorms.
There is no common area to meet other people. Don’t expect social vibes.
They do not offer shared kitchen or a kitchenette in your room neither.
If you are traveling with a friend and want a private accommodation, a hostal could be an option, but make sure you check also apartments and Airbnb. normally, you will find better deals in apartments or Airbnb than in the traditional hostales.
Sant Antoni vs. Eivissa city: Where to stay in Ibiza?
If you are looking where to stay in Ibiza, you will see the main budget accommodations are in Sant Antoni, on the west side of the island.
Sant Antoni is perfect if you plan to rent a car to get to the best beaches in Ibiza, as well as if you want to party. Worry not, the disco bus has a stop in Sant Antoni.
Eivissa city, the capital, is great if you just want to party and you plan to use uniquely public transport. Getting from the airport to the city is faster, and the most famous discos are nearer to this side of the island.
The most stunning sunsets are on the west side, as well as the most beautiful “calas” (small beaches) on the island. You should remember this name “calas”, as it can lead you to the absolute best beaches in Ibiza.
The best way to enjoy Ibiza is by renting a car. There are so many beautiful spots all around the island!
1. Amistat Island Hostel
Looking for Ibiza San Antonio hostels? Amistat Island Hostel is one of the greatest. Outdoor swimming pool, cinema room, terraces and many activities. Amistat Island Hostel Ibiza is one of those hostels which makes your travel life easier.
The rooms are spacious and simple. The toilets clean and colorful.
They do offer a breakfast buffet for an additional fee, as well as laundry facilities, kitchen and many activities:
There is a bar in the hostel and vibrant common areas to spend your time. As you see, you don’t have to leave the hostel to have fun.
To open your room and locker, you will only need your fingerprint.
Just a relieve for those care-free travelers…
You won’t be able to loose your room key!
The beach is just 2 minutes away. Near the hostel you will find grocery stores, bus stop and bars and restaurants.
Location: Located in Sant Antoni de Protimany, Amistat Hostel is just 2 minutes to the beach. If you want to party worry not; there is a public bus that will take you to the most famous parties. Have a look at the party bus section.
If you are not planning to rent a car, I do recommend you take a transfer to the hostel, as by public transport it will take you 2 hours. By car, the hostel is just 20 minutes from the airport.
Giramundo Hostal Ibiza is located near the beach and the old town of Ibiza. The famous beach Paltja d’en Bossa is just minutes away. This is the beach where, every evening in the Summer season, you can enjoy an open air party.
Giramundo Hostel is a simple Ibiza backpackers hostel with good vibes and great location. You’ll never get tired of this place whether you’re staying for 4 days and 3 nights in Ibiza or even longer.
Colorful walls with underwater paintings, hippy vibes and fun staff.
There is a terrace where you can meet new fellow travellers, relax, or plan your day.
They offer a free breakfast which consists of coffee and orange juice and a croissant. Making it the cheapest hostel in Ibiza if you consider the accommodation and food prices on the island.
The lockers are small, a backpack does not fit in it.
Be aware you will have to pay extra if you want to leave your luggage after check out.
As mentioned many times in this article, avoiding party in Ibiza is not an easy job. It’s easier if you travel off season, as many discos and clubs won’t be open yet.
Another tip is staying in the north part of the island, near Portinax.
This part is known for the hippy and relaxing vibe.
Make sure you join the sunset drum party in Benirràs beach. A magical sunset with drums and people dancing while the sun goes down.
One of those unique and magical combinations: music, happy people, and the sun going down.
To get a cheap accommodation in Ibiza, Airbnb will be your best shot. There are many local places.
Add the following keywords and you will find unique accommodations: “Casa rústica”, “casa rural”.
I am sorry I cannot give specific accommodations, but the places I stayed in before have been removed or changed their owners. The easiest way will be filtering your needs and look on the north side area.
This information can vary by season and availability. Please take this into account.
What about cheapest hostels in Ibiza?
Ibiza is not a cheap destination. Even though you can find cheaper prices in low season, during summer prices sky rocket. Expect peak prices if there are any special DJs coming to the island.
Of course, there are always cheap ways to stay in Ibiza.
We mentioned Hostel Giramundo, which is one of the cheapest places to stay in Ibiza, and here we will mention another cheap Ibiza hostels.
Best Hostels in Ibiza for Solo Travellers?
What is the serious, best hostel in Ibiza for solo-travellers?
If you are traveling solo to Ibiza and want to find an Ibiza party camp or some fellow travelers to go to the beach, go on a boat booze or simply have fun, I do totally recommend you to stay at Amistat Island hostel.
It is a safe place with many social events. It has a swimming pool and they offer many activities. You won’t get bored.
If you are traveling solo and want to party Ibiza style, I do totally recommend you to stay at one of the hostels mentioned on this article. There are many Ibiza Hotel Party but staying in a hostel and partying outside is one way to maximize your budget.
Where exactly will depend on your budget (and taste of course).
I’ve ordered them here from more expensive to the cheapest hostels in Ibiza:
If you’re looking to maximize your budget while your exploring Ibiza then you might want to consider staying in this hostel.
Ceibo Ibiza is in the heart of the Ibiza Old Town. It provides shared bathrooms with shower and a hairdryer. All rooms has kettle and microwave.
Perks at Ceibo Ibiza:
Free City Maps
Location: Located in Ibiza town, this hostel is 450m from Figueretes, 1.7km from Playa d’en Bossa Beach, 2km from Pacha, 2.1km from Talamanca Beach, 2.8km from Marina Botafoch, and 6km from Amnesia Ibiza.
La Bartola Guest house is perfect for travellers who plan to spend their time exploring Ibiza and look for a budget friendly place to stay.
This hostel features simply decorated airconditioned rooms with TV and shared bathrooms. This hostel is also in good location making it accessible to most of Ibiza’s attractions.
Perks at La Bartola Guest house Ibiza:
24-hour front desk
Location: This hostel is ideally situated in Central Ibiza making it a 5 minute walk from the harbour and Plaza de Vara del Rey Square. Nearest airport is Ibiza International Airport which is a 10 minute drive from this hostel. 11 minute drive from Costa Ibiza Villas.
This hostel closed and is not longer accepting reservations.
A cheap option for partying in Ibiza is the Ibiza Beach Camp Hostel. Even though we have seen it advertised as the best party hostel Ibiza has ever seen, it is a camping site.
Don’t expect much about the place itself.
It is a basic tent camp with simple air mattresses, simple food, all very much outdoors. It is located near the beach though.
The key for many guests is the laidback young staff – that is what will make you enjoy the environment. They are totally committed to make sure everyone is having a good time and make their best to integrate guests in the group.
Ibiza Beach Camp offers community breakfast and lunch for an additional fee, as well as day trips such as cliff jumping, yoga lessons and beer pong. They do offer an all you can drink bracelet (only beer and sangria included) for an additional 10€ per day.
Enjoy the hammock, the local seaside bar, and/or go to the beach.
It is a cheap way to have other party lovers around who are looking for an endless mix of drinks, naps, party, and beach.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Ibiza.
Bear in mind a bottle of water in the clubs can be 15€. We are talking about a small water bottle (around 250ml.).
You will encounter that tap water is not working in the toilet clubs. Dangerous, we know!
Try to hydrate before getting into the club as much as you can. I heard so many horror stories about people passing out due to no water during Discos.
My best friend, that goes clubbing often in Ibiza, has a great tip for getting free Water in Ibiza Clubs:
Ask for a glass of ice, dance around a bit with it and you will have half a glass of cold water to refresh yourself with. It really doesn’t take that long to melt.
It does not work always, but you can try.
Whopping prices for Cocktails at the clubs
No secret that cocktails in Clubs in Ibiza are expensive – and not included in the entrance fee.
Prepare your budget, a drink could be easily 20€!
No re-entry policy in the Clubs
The real party killer for many people in Ibiza is that re-entering is not allowed at most clubs.
That means, you cannot go in for the early entry price and nip to the nearest corner store to refuel on beer or water.
Once you are in, you are in.
And you are at the mercy of the club prices.
Of course, that is why many people do a pre-club booze session in bars and/or apartments.
How to avoid queues for partying in Ibiza
Quite often, you will find massive queues between 01:30 and 03:00, especially during August.
The easiest way to avoid these queues is buying your tickets in advance.
Also, the online tickets will give you guaranteed entry.
Buying a ticket in advance should be a must for the most popular parties.
Drinking alcohol on the streets is prohibited
The famous Spanish Botellon – buying some drinks at the supermarket and drinking them at the park/ beach/street is prohibited by law in Spain.
If you are caught walking around with alcohol on your hand you might get a fine.
That is why, many people just go to bars before partying. Another option is meeting in someone’s apartment and do the pre-drink there.
Don’t sneak alcohol inside the clubs
Trying to get your own drinks in to the clubs might lead to not being allowed to go in, and that would be a pity if you have already paid for the ticket.
The security guys are very well trained to find them.
If they catch you inside, they will just show you the way out and ban you from re-entry.
One of the main reasons why people love clubbing in Ibiza is because the hip, the sloppy and the rich are allowed to mingle in the clubs. The dress policy would be “anything goes”.
Having said that, bear in mind most of the VIP lounges will not allow entry with shorts.
Wanna try to hobnob with the jet set? Then, dress up!
Tip for girls: Even-though it is very hot in the clubs, you will see that many girls wear boots. Why? well, boots are the best shoes if you plan to party all night long and going to raves afterwards. They will be the best protection against stomps.
Drugs, alcohol, and laws
You might have heard many different stories about Ibiza and the drugs consumption on the island.
It is really important to know that drugs in Spain are illegal.
It is illegal to drink alcohol walking on the streets. The famous “Spanish botellon” is forbidden.
Nevertheless, you might see some people doing it. Again, it is illegal and you can get a penalty for that.
The legal alcohol limit for driving is 0.25mg/l of alcohol on your breath, or 0.5g/l in your blood. This is equivalent to two glasses of wine/two cans of beer.
For tobacco, the legal age limit is 16.
Smoking inside buildings is not allowed. If you want to smoke, you will have to go out of the bar. There are many bars with smoking areas aka. open air terraces. Bear in mind Cannabis is considered a drug.
In regards to the possession of drugs, the situation is not really clear in Spain.
Even-though it is not legal to consume them, drugs possession is not a crime if it is for personal use.
If you are interested in getting them, please inform yourself about specific quantities and bear in mind if you have more than the allowed quantities with you the penalties are severe: from fines which can go up to 30.000€ to jail condemnations.
Of course, drink and drive or consume drugs and drive is totally prohibited.
There are many drugs and alcohol controls around the island. If you want to drink during the night, use the common sense and get public transport to move around. There is a Disco bus that can bring you to the main parties.
When is low season in Ibiza?
Talking about Ibiza Spain Party Season. The main indicator for high and low season in Ibiza are the club Calendars.
The clubbing season officially kicks off with the party Internationally Music Summit (IMS). Normally, this opening weekend is during the last week of May.
Several superclubs, such as Amnesia, Pacha… might have an open party earlier.
If you have a favorite party, keep your eyes open and check their opening party dates.
The closing parties are normally held in the first week of October.
Therefore, you can find cheap hostel in Ibiza from mid October to mid May.
Weather in Ibiza
The weather in Ibiza is mostly warm and sunny all year long.
Only during winter season daily temperatures can reach – 11°C and nights can be cold, with lows of 8°C. These low temperatures normally stay from December to February.
During March to June, the weather is warm during the day, with many sunshine hours. The sea starts getting warm. In march the sea might be a bit cold still, but temperatures get higher and higher, making May and April really comfortable months to travel around the island.
The Mediterranean climate in the summer season is quite hot and dry weather – this goes from June to September. The average temperature for summer high season – July and August – is around 29ºC during the day and 20ºC in the evening.
The sea temperature is also warm at this time of the year, a perfect time to dip into the Mediterranean!
Tourism tax in Ibiza
Since July 2016 there is a Sustainable Tourism Tax (Called Eco Tax) per person per night.
The tax varies and goes between 0.50 -4 Euro per person per day plus 10% VAT depending on the season and type of accommodation.
Normally, this tax is not included in the price. Check with your accommodation the exact amount you’re expected to pay.
If you are heading to Ibiza for the party scene, bear in mind that there is a Disco bus for getting around the island.
The disco bus costs only 3€ per ride and will take you from one end of the Island to another and drop you off outside your club of choice.
In peak season, buses run every half an hour all night long.
Along with the transport, you get an experience in for free. Disco buses are loud (and proud).
Many friendships have been made on the road between San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa.
We marked the bus stops on the map below.
Sleeping on the beach
In Ibiza, it is illegal to sleep on the beach. The police patrol regularly and fines are expensive (up to 300€).
If you head down to the beach to catch an early sunrise after your clubbing experience, make sure you do not fall asleep. Many travelers had to pay up although they did not even plan to sleep at the beach, and had an actual hotel or hostel booked.
That may not be fair, but what can you do in that moment…
Sleeping in Ibiza Hostels
Bear in mind that Ibiza is a party destination. Many people go there just to party hard.
If you are staying in a dorm and have party-goers staying with you it could happen that some of them:
check in at 3 AM,
take a shower at 5 AM,
sleep from 2 PM to 10 PM,
start getting ready for party at 1 AM…
That’s Ibiza! If you are a a light sleeper, I would totally recommend booking a private room.
All 2 Hostels put on a map + sights
Let us have a look on the map Ibiza Spain. Below we list all 2 best Ibiza hostels on a map.
We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:
Flea Market – Las Dalias
Dalt Vila – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Es Vedrà island
Formentera & one of the most stunning beaches on earth
Necropolis Puig es Molins
Caves Can Marçà
Don’t forget to enjoy as many sunsets as possible. We marked the best places to enjoy them on the map too.
And of course, we also marked the best beaches in Ibiza. Make sure you visit one or two!
For your reference, we also marked all the discos + the night bus stops.
The Ibiza map of island will really help you organize your perfect trip to Ibiza.
Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. We hope that this Ibiza Backpacking Guide can help your trip. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.
What are the best hostel in Ibiza for solo travellers?
Amistat Island hostel is the best hostel in Ibiza for solo travellers. It is one of those hostels which makes your travel life easier.
Are hostels in Ibiza safe?
Not all hostels in Ibiza are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Ibiza and we are experts in the hostel world. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
What are the best hostels in Ibiza?
You can find the best Ibiza hostels in this article!
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