A little birdie told us that you’re in search of the best hostels in Mallorca. Welcome to the only guide you will need to get the best experience of this Balearic Island!
Did you know…?
The island is called Mallorca (Majorca) and the main city with the airport is called “Palma de Mallorca“, or simply Palma. Palma is the capital city of Mallorca island.
The hostels in this collection are located in Palma de Mallorca, Sóller and Esporles – so basically in the main city and over the island in beautiful villages, near beaches. We’ve made it clear where each hostel is located to avoid confusion.
Make sure you are clear where the hostel is located by checking the map before booking.
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.
Hostel Albergue Juvenil: Aka Mallorca youth hostel. You will notice that nearly all of the Balearic Islands hostels include this in their hostel name. That’s because most of them are designed for people aged 30 and under. However! That doesn’t mean if you are older you are not welcome to stay (unless stated). If you are over 30 you will need to provide an International Hostelling Association membership card. Some hostels can sort this for you at reception, otherwise you can buy one online.
El Casco Antiguo: This is the Old Town of Palma de Mallorca and where most of the must-see tourist attractions can be found. It is the best area to stay in Majorca if you want to be central.
Car Rental: For the overall best experience, I highly recommend renting a car in Mallorca. It is the easiest way to get around and explore villages and beaches.
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article. Make sure you have a look to get a better idea of where the Mallorca hostels are located.
1. Hostel Fleming (Palma de Mallorca)
Our #1 hostel is in the centre of Palma city – your top pick if you want to explore the city easily on two feet.
The beautiful Hostel Fleming was built in the 1930s and the building has kept many of the authentic features.
Enjoy Spanish-style mosaic flooring, original stairways and greenhouse-inspired balconies.
Then of course there are some modern elements to bring this hostel up to date. Such as:
A contemporary kitchen
A fun bar & games centre
Free Wifi throughout the building
Common areas, including a reading room and bar area, means you’ll never be short of company here.
Take some time to relax in the sunshine up on the rooftop terrace. From up there you can marvel at Majorca’s Serra de Tramuntana Mountain views.
And we must say, the rooms are impressive. No matter whether you opt for a shared dorm or private option – wow.
Dorms come with 2, 4 and 6-beds, with a female-only available.
Each bunk comes with a personal lamp, charging socket, locker and linen. And each room has huge windows letting natural light flood in.
The staff are at hand 24/7 to dish out great tips. Ask them anything about the local area, they know their stuff!
If you get peckish, make use of the handy vending machines on-site.
Location: Hostel Fleming is a 15-minutes bus ride from Palma de Majorca Airport. The local beach, C’an Pere Antoni, is a 35-minute stroll away. Plaça d’Espanya in the heart of the city is less than a 10 minute walk from here.
We just had to include Hostel Soller which can be found in the historic centre of Sóller, a 40-minute drive from Palma de Mallorca.
“We have transformed one of Sóller’s modernists buildings into an inspiring and comfortable, high-quality, low-cost retreat for hikers, Tramuntana explorers and all like-minded travelers.”
Each morning start your day with an affordable breakfast of local delicacies. Sip coffee and taste yummy ingredients from the area.
The hostel interior is beautiful, modern and fresh. The vibe warm and relaxed.
Good to know: Bring a sleeping bag for dorms, or expect to pay a supplemental fee for linen and towels.
Room choices include:
6 and 14-bed mixed dorms
Twin, triple and quadruple rooms
Double/Family room (2-5 people)
Double deluxe room
This is a child friendly hostel and we’d highly recommend it for families. Having a car would also make it easier to explore this area.
A fully equipped kitchen and cozy fireplace invite you to relax when you’re not out exploring the sights.
Location: Situated just 3-minutes from the main square of Sóller and the train station. Port de Sóller is a 10-minute drive – there is a great beach in this area. Some of the finest attractions of the town – Can Prunera, Ferrocarril de Sóller, Sala Picasso y Sala Miro and Museu Soller – are near to the hostel.
Mallorca’s main airport is in Palma de Mallorca. You can take a taxi to the city center or the public bus, it is very well connected. Please bare in mind, August is absolute high-season and flights can be more pricey.
If your time allows, I recommend travelling in June or September/ October. Weather is wonderful, prices are way cheaper and beaches more empty. For me, this is the perfect time.
Mallorca is very well connected with many major destinations. You can even score super cheap flights from Barcelona to Mallorca for 15€ if you are lucky. I recommend setting a price alert on your preferred flight tracker. My ones are Kiwi.com and Flights.Google.
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