Tenerife, off the coast of West Africa, is one of Spain’s Canary Islands. Tenerife is known for more than just being the name of one of Ed Sheeran’s songs. Along with being the largest of the eight Canary Islands, Tenerife is known for being a top destination for adventure sports, backpacking, and its dynamic beaches with varying sand colors. 

One of the best destinations in the Canary Islands for a wide range of travelers, Tenerife is perfect for lone backpackers, families, and romantic getaways. No matter what you are looking for, Tenerife has it. While Tenerife is ideal for any holiday, there is no mistaking that Tenerife is the perfect destination for young travelers looking to meet like-minded individuals at hostels and the many hotspots all over the island. 

Hostels that cater to backpackers and adventure-seekers are found all over Tenerife. Whether you are looking for a livelier atmosphere or one that is quieter and more laid back- the many options for highly-rated hostels in Tenerife will have you booking your tickets in no time. 

Aloe Vera Shared House

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**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Highlights of the Hostel

  • Eco hostel with a focus on recycling, sun-heated water, and sustainable furniture
  • Breakfast included with stay
  • Rooftop with gorgeous views of the sea

Situated in the southern part of Tenerife, mere yards from a beautiful sandy beach is the Aloe Vera Shared House. If you are looking for a quieter space to call home while in the Canary Islands, this is the hostel for you.

According to the management and reviews online, this is not a party hostel, but one where visitors can relax in serenity while at the same time meeting new people from all over the globe. 

Aloe Vera Shared House has several dorm options to choose from, with all beds equipped with curtains and light sockets for privacy and convenience. Located within a 15-25 minute walking distance to town and affordable taxi service, this quiet shared house, set in a picturesque area of Tenerife, is a perfect place to create lasting memories. The beautiful nearby beach will tempt you to come, and you will want to stay because of the hostel. 

Los Amigos Hostel Tenerife

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**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Highlights of the Hostel

  • Free buffet breakfast with all-you-can-eat
  • Reading Lights and outlets for each bed
  • Small shop on site for last-minute drinks and snacks

If you are looking for a spot that is away from the touristy and commercial, Los Amigos Hostel is the one to book. This hostel was opened for and by backpackers. Since this hostel is designed for backpackers, it is an excellent home-base if you are touring the islands as a backpacker.

Close to the airport, local grocery stores and only 200 meters away from the beach make this hostel a perfect location for adventure and creature comforts. 

Los Amigos Hostel is highly rated on Hostel World and Trip Advisor and is a favorite of many returning guests. This clean and well-presented hostel has dorm and private rooms for your next stay in Tenerife.

Along with being close to the Red Mountain, the beach, and caves, the hostel has a small pool, lounging area, and BBQ. You will have lasting memories of beautiful Tenerife when staying at this great hostel. 

The Coast 

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**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Highlights of the Hostel

  • Outdoor shower, pool, and solarium
  • Close to a local Farmer’s Market
  • 3D Smart TV

Located in the fishing village of El Poris, The Coast Hostel looks more like a luxury villa from the outside. A luxurious pool, complete with a waterfall and a crisp, white-painted exterior gives this villa a lavish look. Upon entering, it’s clear that The Coast has an intimate, homey atmosphere that makes it a relaxing place to getaway. 

Perhaps, one of the best features of The Coast, besides its clean and well-appointed dorm room and five private rooms, is the fact that the max guest allowance is ten. The smaller number of guests makes this the ideal place for someone looking for a quieter stay.

Close to bars, restaurants, and a mere 50 meters from a beach, The Coast is a top Tenerife hostel.

Lagarto Backpackers Hostel

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**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Highlights of the Hostel

  • Book exchange
  • Free breakfast, with the option for chef-prepared upgrade
  • Excursions and tour services 

This excellent hostel in the northern part of Tenerife is perfect for backpackers and every kind of traveler. Close to the city of La Laguna, Lagarto Backpackers Hostel is a great place to lay your head when you are in the area. With a very home-like atmosphere and private and shared rooms, you will feel comfortable and welcome. Laundry facilities, free towels and linens, and a self-catering kitchen further add to the homey feeling.

A highly reviewed aspect of Lagarto Backpackers Hostel is the lush garden and pool that are perfect to lounge in after a day packed full of activity. A well-loved point of this hostel is the hosts, one of which is a chef. The affordably priced breakfasts cooked by a chef will have you never wanting to leave.

Additionally, they offer to pick up and drop off at a bus stop, which is a nice personal touch, especially if you have a lot of luggage. Visitors of Lagarto Backpackers Hostel rarely regret their decision. 

Casa Grande Surf Hostel

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**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Highlights of the Hostel

  • Outdoor terrace
  • Café and mini market
  • Games room, complete with PlayStation and other games

Hailed as one of the best surf hostels thanks to its proximity to surf shops and the sea, Casa Grande Surf Hostel is a fantastic place to meet new people and be in the mix in the lively village El Medano. If what you are looking for is a fun place to meet new people, this hostel is perfect.

Not only are the communal areas and dorms of the hostel perfect places to engage in great conversation, bars and restaurants with fellow travelers are close by as well. 

If you are unsure about what to do in Tenerife, the hosts of Casa Grande Surf Hostel are dedicated to making sure you have a great time. From free bike rentals and beach equipment to surfboard storage and kitesurf lessons, you are guaranteed a fantastic time. 

Endless Summer House

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**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Highlights of the Hostel

  • Bunk organizers for phones and other personal items
  • Free buffet-style breakfast
  • Travel desk for help with available local tours and attractions 

This clean and friendly hostel is ideally located in Playa de las Americas. With private and shared rooms, all guests have options for the kind of stay they would like to have. Comfort is a priority at this great hostel, with each room having fans, wardrobes, and lockers for personal items.

Endless Summer House is highly reviewed for its proximity to Siam Park, a waterpark and shopping centers, restaurants, and bars. Only 400 meters away are expansive beaches, some of the best in all of Tenerife. 

Endless Summer House is a fantastic place to meet new people with the open and welcoming communal areas and the weekly barbeque put on by the hosts every Friday. You will come for the great location and never want to leave thanks to the great people and lively atmosphere.


Tenerife is a favorite destination of people from all over the world and for a good reason. With stunning beaches, exciting adventure sports, and lively seaside villages, the largest of the Canary Islands is a must-visit. One of the best ways to experience Tenerife is by staying in a hostel, where you meet new people from all over the world.

Whether what you are seeking is quiet and solitude or a boisterous, party-like environment, there is a clean and welcoming hostel packed with amenities for you. Visiting Tenerife is a fantastic experience made even better when you stay at a hostel.