3 Best Hostels in Las Palmas – Surf at Playa De Las Canteras Beach and Stroll to Dos Balcones

Best Hostels in Las Palmas

Hello and welcome to all you wonderful humans! Today we’ll be going over some of the best places to stay on your visit to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, one of the most incredible places in the world (though I may be a little biased 😂.) Here you’ll find the best hostels in Las Palmas.

Las Palmas is the capital of one of the main Canary islands and by far one of my favourite cities in the world: it somehow manages to be large enough to provide you with your fill of cultures such as comedy clubs, bars and clubs, theatres, live concerts, and all kinds of other cool events, yet thanks to its location right on the beach it is still mellow and laid back enough that you don’t feel stressed or overwhelmed.

This article is part of our big guide to best hostels in Spain. We also put together the best hostels in Tenerife Island and the best hostels in best hostels in Gran Canaria.

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  1. Agüita House - best for solo travelers
  2. Albergue Gran Canaria - best for digital nomads
  3. Tamaran House - best for female solo travelers
  4. Extra: Ventana Azul Surf Hostel - best for party goers

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One of my favourite things about the city is that it’s divided into its more modern area next to Las Canteras, a super long stretch of beaches that can easily take a forty or even 50-minute walk to explore, and the old town, Vegueta and Triana. Las Canteras is probably where you will spend most of the day, lounging on the beach, grabbing lunch at one of the many cafes lining the walkway along the beach, and enjoying the street performers and sunshine while sipping on a beer.

Vegeta and Triana are really beautiful areas to explore and offer more of your typical European city centre vibes, with plenty of shopping, museums, and cafes. With all of that said, let’s dive into some of the best hostels in the city!

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  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

What do we cover in this article?

  • cheapest hostels in Las Palmas
  • best hostels in Las Palmas for solo traveler
  • fun party hostels in Las Palmas
  • more hostels in Las Palmas worth a mention
  • discounts and promo codes
  • How to book?
  • All hostel and sights on a map
  • FAQ
  • Flights
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    Quick Introduction to Las Palmas

    Average price for a bed: Hostels in Las Palmas cost $15 – $23 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room has an average of around $59 per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.

    Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com or Hostelworld.com.

    Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). 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.

    Safety in Las Palmas: Las Palmas is a safe city, but visitors should take precautions to ensure their safety. As in any large city, visitors should be aware of their surroundings and avoid walking alone at night. It is also important to be aware of pickpockets in crowded areas and to keep an eye on personal belongings.

    Getting around in Las Palmas: Las Palmas is a great city for walking and cycling. The city centre is compact and flat, making it easy to explore on foot. There are also plenty of bike lanes and cycle paths throughout the city. The city also has an extensive public transport network, with buses, trams, and ferries. Taxis are also available, although they can be expensive.

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    The 3 Best Hostels in Las Palmas are …

    Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Las Palmas.

    1. Agüita House – best for solo travelers
    2. Albergue Gran Canaria – best for digital nomads
    3. Tamaran House – best for female solo travelers
    4. Extra: Ventana Azul Surf Hostel - best for party goers

    These are our favorite hostels in Las Palmas. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.

    Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

    🦸 Solo Traveler: Agüita House
    🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Tamaran House
    👫 For Socializing:Ventana Azul Surf Hostel
    🏄🏻‍♀️ Surf Lovers:Agüita House
    👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel: Ventana Azul Surf Hostel
    👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Albergue Gran Canaria
    🤑 Budget-friendly:
    Lua Lua Hostel
    🎒 for Backpacker:
    Albergue Gran Canaria

    1. Agüita House

    Agüita House has a shared lounge and rooftop for socializing and you can even ask to bring your pet, though breakfast is not offered and payment upon arrival is only in cash.

    While it’s not the most luxurious or cleanest hostel, it has a really nice vibe for socializing and enjoying the rooftop barbecues organized by the staff. They also offer security lockers, a book exchange and board games, a washing machine and towels for hire.

    Overall, this is your place if you’re not super fussy about squeaky beds and are looking to be right by the beach and enjoy the nightlife. Prices range from 18 euros for a four-bed mixed dorm to 30 euros for the more luxurious six-bed mixed dorm.

    If you stay here, I recommend checking out Camaleon Cubatas Bar, as it has huge portions of Cuba Libres for super cheap and is quite popular with digital nomads and expats.

    Location: The location of this hostel is perfect for you beach lovers, as it is situated right in the middle of the Las Canteras Paseo (walkway), a spot which is also perfect for taking advantage of the nightlife.

    A great choice for

    • solo travellers
    • adventure seekers
    Book Agüita House here

    Check prices at:
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    Agüita House Dormitory Agüita House Activity Board

    2. Albergue Gran Canaria

    Albergue Gran Canaria has a common room, outdoor terrace, kitchen, dishwasher, hair dryers, a book exchange and board games, and reading lights. People are generally super happy with their stays here and although it’s not super close to the centre.

    The staff are really friendly and the building itself, a renovated colonial-style house, is clean and has a stellar kitchen, something I really prioritize in my accommodation!

    The prices range from 64 euros for a three-bed private room to 24 euros for a seven-bed mixed dorm, and single-gender rooms are not an option here.

    Location: Geared towards backpackers, this hostel is quite far from the city centre (a 50-minute bus ride to Las Canteras Beach and 30 minutes to the old city), but what it lacks in location it makes up for in the welcoming vibe of the staff members.

    If you’re travelling by car, the distance shouldn’t be a problem (but definitely keep in mind that parking in the city centre is usually paid,) but if you’re using public transport remember that holidays do have a less frequent schedule of buses and you could find yourself in a sticky position.

    That said, taxis are quite cheap in Las Palmas and a great option if there are multiple people going into town! Check-in is from 17 to 22 and checkout is at 11 (though for an additional fee, you can check in later), breakfast and towels are included, and only guests over the age of 18 are allowed.

    The best choice in Las Palmas for

    • backpackers
    • digital nomads
    Book Albergue Gran Canaria here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    Albergue Gran Canaria Private Bedroom Albergue Gran Canaria - View on outdoor terrace

    3. Tamaran House

    Experience the ultimate luxury at the Tamaran House, located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria! This cosy hostel offers a superb sea view, a fully equipped kitchen, and a rooftop ideal for social gatherings.

    Book one of the rooms with an en-suite bathroom or a shared one, with a private balcony in the “La Palma” room.

    With helpful and friendly staff and a strong Wi-Fi connection, this is the perfect choice for all the digital nomads, night owls and luxury seekers!

    Location: Enjoy a 10-minute walk away from Las Canteras Beach and a 15-minute walk away from Las Alcaravaneras, with lots of restaurants and bars around.

    This is one of the best hostels in Las Palmas for

    • female solo travelers
    Book Tamaran House here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    Tamaran House Dorm Tamaran House Rooftop

    4. Ventana Azul Surf Hostel

    Ventana Azul Surf Hostel boasts three floors with a dining room, big sofas, a library and coworking space, surfboard and wetsuit storage, an open-air kitchen with a BBQ, an open-air shower, and even curtains on the bunk beds.

    They also have adaptors, hair dryers, a book exchange and board games, ceiling fans and reading lights, bike parking, and a washing machine. They have 24h reception with flexible check-in and check-out and offer airport transfers and parking, although towels and breakfast are not included.

    The staff is welcoming and helpful in booking tours of classes for you, and the laid-back surfer vibes make it easy to connect with new people and make friends.

    Prices range from 113 euros for a four-bed private room with a bathroom to 24 euros for a six-bed mixed dorm or 27 for a female-only room, and they encourage you to ask for discounts for long-term stays!

    Location: The perfect hostel for surfers, you are directly in front of Playa La Cicer, where most surf schools and the best wave of Las Canteras is located.

    A great choice for

    • social butterflies
    • female solo travelers
    Book Ventana Azul Surf Hostel here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    Dormitory at Ventana Azul Surf Hostel Hangout with friends at Ventana Azul Surf Hostel

    Best Hostels in Las Palmas for Solo Travelers? 

    We think that the best hostel in Las Palmas is Albergue Gran Canaria

    Agüita House is a great choice for solo travelers. The hostel offers private rooms, shared bathrooms and a communal kitchen, as well as a variety of activities and events to keep solo travelers entertained and connected.

    The hostel also offers plenty of communal areas where guests can socialize and make new friends.

    The friendly staff are also available to help with any questions or concerns.

    Book Tamaran House here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    Hangout with friends at Agüita House Rooftop

    Party Hostels in Las Palmas 

    The best hostel for social butterflies in Las Palmas is Ventana Azul Surf Hostel.

    Ventana Azul Surf Hostel Las Palmas is ideal for social butterflies. It is located near the beach and offers many activities, such as surf lessons, beach yoga and movie nights.

    The hostel also has a shared kitchen, lounge and terrace, which offers a great space to socialize and meet other travelers.

    Book Ventana Azul Surf Hostel here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    Ventana Azul Surf Hostel, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    More Hostels worth a mention

    Are you searching for a great place to stay in Las Palmas? We’ve got the best hostels listed above and we know you’ll love them just as much as we do.

    But if you are still looking for more hostels? We‘ve got you covered with even more awesome options! Have a look and find your perfect fit!

    Lua Lua Hostel

    Located a five-minute walk away from the beach, this adult-only hostel has a really nice vibe and is a great place to meet people thanks to its common area, kitchen, and rooftop with curtained-off mini pavilions for a more intimate feel. 

    Lua Lua Hostel has 24h reception with flexible check-in and check-out, an electronic lock to get into the hostel, airport transfers with an additional fee, a book exchange, lockers, cameras in the common areas, towels, and a pretty decent kitchen with two fridges and individual cubbies for storing your food.

    While the bathrooms aren’t the most comfortable or spacious, if you’re looking for a solid location and a great socializing vibe, this place is for you. The prices are super reasonable at 20 euros for a six-bed mixed dorm and 21 for four beds.

    Book Lua Lua Hostel here

    Check pricesBooking.com | Hostelz.com

    Study area at Lua Lua Hostel Lua Lua Hostel

    Summary

    To wrap up, you have many hostels to choose from with different price ranges, locations, and atmospheres. Whatever you decide, rest assured that you will find many other travellers staying and even living in Las Palmas: it’s quite common that people come here for a one-week holiday and end up staying for months or even years, myself being a primary example 🙂

    This city has so much to offer from beaches to live music, surfing, incredible food, awesome hiking, and so much more. Something definitely worth checking out during your stay is the Tapas night in Vegueta, where every restaurant and cafe offers a sweet deal of beer/wine along with a tapa (small appetizer) for just a few euros, giving you the opportunity to try different drinks and foods while socializing with the many other travellers that come to enjoy the food and general vibe.

    Las Palmas is a super safe city where you can walk alone at night without any problems, but do ask someone to keep an eye on your things on the beach if you go swimming or snorkelling for a longer period of time, just to be safe 🙂

    Remember to pack your bathing suit, sunscreen, snorkelling gear, and a couple of nice outfits to wear when you go out drinking or dancing, something that is easy to do every night of the week.

    Another great tip is to stop by one of the many shops that sell bus cards, as this will give you a chance to use the buses at half the price you would otherwise pay in cash. A cool part of the culture here on the island is the cave houses, something you can see a lot of in Barranco de Guayadeque.

    Last but not least, I would really encourage you to take advantage of the gorgeous nature on the island and explore the centre where you can do some hiking around Roque Nublo, Pico de las Nieves, Roque Bentayga, and many other spots. Enjoy your holiday and make sure to eat some papas arrugadas with mojo while here, you’ll thank me later!

    What about the cheapest hostels in Las Palmas?

    Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Las Palmas.

    1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Las Palmas
    2. add your dates
    3. Order the listings by price

    Simple as that.

    Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

    Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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    How to book?

    The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

    We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

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    We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Las Palmas best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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