A complete guide and overview of the best hostels in Mallorca, Spain for solo travelers & backpackersA 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.

Your shortcut:

  1. Hostel Fleming (Palma) – top pick for city lovers
  2. Sa Fita Backpackers (Esporles) – experience an authentic Majorcan village
  3. Hostel Soller (Sóller) – town by the sea for families

There is an extra section with more hostels worth checking out in Palma de Mallorca.

For those looking to party hard in Magaluf, we’ve included a good option for you. Keep scrolling!

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

Why not check out the best hostels in Ibiza, the neighboring island.

Across the water you can discover the best hostels in Valencia. For the perfect backpacking experience, here’s our guide to best hostels in Spain with map.

What we cover in this article?

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Quick Introduction to Mallorca

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Mallorca cost 13€ – 22€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 30€ up to 65€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

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

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.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

The 3 Best Hostels in Mallorca

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Mallorca.

  1. Hostel Fleming – for solo travellers
  2. Sa Fita Backpackers – for couples
  3. Hostel Soller – for families

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
  • An elevator

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.

This is one of the best hostels in Mallorca for

  • Solo travellers
  • Backpackers
Book Hostel Fleming here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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2. Sa Fita Backpackers (Esporles)

For those that prefer to stay in the countryside but still have access to the city, we recommend staying at Sa Fita Backpackers in Esporles.

It’s the ideal base for travellers that love hiking, nature and discovering more of the island.

“Sa Fita is a 100 year old house in a rural and authentic majorcan village, located in a valley right in the heart of Serra de Tramuntana”.

Esplores is the perfect destination for biking, hiking or simply relaxing on the beach or in this lovely house.

Let’s have a look at the room options:

  • 6, 8 and 10-bed mixed dorms
  • Double private room

Enjoy free linen & towel, plus complimentary shampoo and gel in the showers. All of the rooms share a bathroom with others.

There are some really lovely, relaxing common spaces in this hostel.

If what you’re looking for is a quiet, peaceful and chilled vibe; this is the hostel for you.

Make the most of the…

  • Shared kitchen
  • TV room
  • Reading area
  • Big garden + small plunge pool
  • Orchard

This is a great example of a Mallorca youth hostel!

Location: Esporles is 13km from Palma de Mallorca so a day trip is possible. Palma de Mallorca Airport is 24km from the hostel.

This is one of the best hostels in Mallorca for

  • Couples
Book Sa Fita Backpackers here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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3. Hostel Soller (Sóller)

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.

This is one of the best hostels in Mallorca for

  • Families
Book Hostel Soller here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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What about cheapest hostels in Mallorca?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels and cheap accommodation Mallorca.

We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.

Why?

The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Mallorca.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Mallorca
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

Best Hostels in Mallorca for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Mallorca for solo-travellers?

Once again we vote Hostel Fleming as the best option for solo travellers.

Why? Because of the wonderful mix of rooms, including a female-only for the solo ladies that enjoy some female company.

The general vibe is certainly aimed at younger travellers that are keen to meet others. Enjoy a game of pool and make conversation over a drink in the bar. Sorted.

Book Hostel Fleming here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Party Hostels in Mallorca

Without doubt we’d recommend Hostel Fleming as the best place for a good time in Mallorca.

It isn’t technically a party hostel, yet the bar and games area create the perfect setting for a good time.

The dorm sizes also naturally bring people together and get the conversation flowing.

So once you’ve met new people and enjoyed a drink or two at the bar, wander into the city and carry on the fun at locals bars and clubs.

Book Hostel Fleming here

Compare prices and check availability at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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More Hostels in Palma de Mallorca

We understand that many of you will be heading to Mallorca to check out the city of Palma. Fair enough, there is lots to see here!

If our #1 hostel doesn’t take your fancy, here are a few more hostels in the city center worth checking out.

We Hostel Palma

We Hostel Palma opened its doors in 2018 so you can expect modern, trendy design. It’s located in the El Terreno historic neighbourhood with great connections to discos, bars and restaurants.

There is a large cafe/bar area plus a rooftop terrace, kitchen and high speed Wi-fi that follows you around the building.

Check out the shared dorms – the bunks are privacy-led with custom design and thick privacy curtains.

This is a child friendly hostel with a maximum stay of 14 nights.

Book We Hostel Palma here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Hostel Pura Vida

Hostel Pura Vida is more of a traditional set up with a warm, homely feel about the place. It’s a quiet, no-frills option for older travellers and adults.

The double private and shared rooms are super cosy with a simple set up. Everyone gets linen and a towel to help you settle in quickly.

Enjoy a cooked breakfast in the morning for an affordable price. We recommend enjoying it on the balcony!

This hostel has an awesome location, right behind the cathedral in central Palma. Cala Major Beach is 6km from the hostel.

Book Hostel Pura Vida here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

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Urban Hostel Palma

Urban Hostel Palma is situated in Santa Catalina area just minutes from the beach and 5-minutes to the city centre and great nightlife.

This is a very basic hostel great for budget travellers and backpackers that are happy to drop their bags and spend most of the time exploring outside.

There’s a free breakfast, bicycle rental and vending machines in the common areas. Nice.

Certainly the staff makes it with their friendly and helpful presence. They keep the communal kitchen open at all hours for your use.

Book Urban Hostel Palma here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Palma Port Hostel

Palma Port Hostel is a trendy accommodation in the El Terreno area of Palma de Mallorca.

It offers a wide range of dorm rooms, including male and female-only rooms. These are quite basic, yet comfortable and have great cleanliness.

There is a lovely outdoor space for chilling out in whichever way you wish.

From here, the nearest beach is around a 30-minute walk and the major airport is just 9km from the property.

Book Palma Port Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

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The Hostal Tierramar

Fancy being slap bang next to Playa del Palma beach? Stay at The Hostal Tierramar and you’ll only have 30 metres to walk!

It is located in Santa Catalina, around 17km from the main city centre. Yet it is still only 10 minutes from the airport.

Please be aware that this hostel only offers single, twin and triple rooms. There are also a 3 and 6-bed privates which are perfect for groups that wish to all be in the same room.

With that in mind we’d suggest this hostel for couples, groups and anyone that isn’t too bothered about a social hostel atmosphere.

The bar provides a friendly meeting place and offers steady wifi, reasonably priced drinks and snacks.

Book The Hostel Tierramar here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Magaluf Hostels

Some of you may well be heading to the island of Mallorca in search of some great party hostels in Magaluf.

Would you believe that there are actually NO great party hostels in Magaluf?!

Actually, there are no hostels full stop. Ouch.

That’s because Magaluf usually attracts charter holidays and most people choose to stay in hotels.

Our recommendation is to stay in Palma de Mallorca which is around a 20 minute drive from Magaluf. Here you can find sociable and fun hostels. Plus great nightlife in the city.

If you’re dead set on experiencing the nightlife of Magaluf and wish to stay even just one night, we suggest checking out BH Mallorca – Adults Only.

There are only private rooms on offer here, and it is strictly an over 18s hotel. They host daily pool parties in the summer, and there is a water park with 9 slides and 3 giant hot tubs. Fun!

Book BH Mallorca – Adults Only here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

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How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

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

Here is the overview:

  1. Hostel Fleming: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  2. Sa Fita Backpackers: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  3. Hostel Soller: Booking.com | Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Mallorca best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Mallorca. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.

All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Mallorca hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

  • Catedral-Basílica de Santa María de Mallorca
  • Castell de Bellver
  • Tren Soller
  • Port de Palma
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Cala Major Beach

Flights to Mallorca?

We enjoy Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Spain and Europe.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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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More guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Mallorca. Which is your favourite Mallorca hostel?

We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations in Spain:

Read: Our full guide to the best hostels in Spain – Seville, Granada + more 5 star hostels.

You can find all our new and updates articles for Best Hostels in here.

We also created a huge guide to hostels. Here we cover how to build lifetime friendships in hostels, the perfect packing list and more.

Over to you

There you have it. Which hostel Mallorca have you chosen? We hope you’ll agree that Mallorca in Spain is a great destination to visit.

Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Mallorca hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question will help me to understand what I have missed to mention.

Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. Our promise is to only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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