For travelers looking for an affordable destination surrounded by golden beaches and historic buildings, Palma de Mallorca is the best place to visit. Palma de Mallorca is the capital and largest city of the Balearic Islands, an autonomous region of Spain, and has become one of Europe’s most popular vacation spots.

Tourists come to explore the ancient fortresses of La Almudaina and Bellver Castle to take a trip back into the past, suntan against skylines of crystal blue water, and visit the Palma Cathedral, whose majestic Gothic architecture dominates views of the city. 

In addition to being a luxurious and relaxing vacation spot, the city also offers many affordable lodgings and activities for backpackers traveling on a budget. Most historical sites and museums have low entrance fees, and the city is filled with cheap eateries and a thriving nightlife. Palma de Mallorca also has many hostel lodging options that feature lots of amenities and are close to the main historical sites and beaches.

With so many hostel and hotel choices, it can be challenging to find the best place to stay in Palma de Mallorca that is budget-friendly and near all the attractions on a traveler’s vacation bucket list.

So here we are with six of the best hostels in Palma de Mallorca:

Hostel Fleming Albergue Juvenil

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $34 / 6-dorm 4.1/5 Map

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

Highlights of the Hostel

  • Sun terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Reading and game rooms
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff

Hostel Fleming Albergue Juvenil is conveniently situated near Plaza España, the city center, making it the perfect staging area for backpackers that want to explore the historical sites of Palma de Mallorca. The hostel also gives travelers a taste of Spanish architecture with its mosaic flooring, greenhouse-style balconies, and its historically protected exterior, which was built in 1933.

In addition to traditional dorms, the hostel also offers female-only dorms and individual rooms for travelers that would like more privacy. The hostel also has a 24-hour reception desk with a friendly, multilingual staff, who can help provide information about restaurants and places to visit.

Features include a shared kitchen, reading room, game room, free WiFi, and laundry facilities. Backpackers particularly enjoyed the sun terrace, which is the perfect place to lounge in the sun and enjoy views of the Plaza Fleming and Serra de Tramuntana mountains.

Sa Fita Backpackers – Albergue Juvenil

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $31 / 10-dorm 4.6/5 Map

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

Highlights of the Hostel 

  • Swimming Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Orchard
  • Reading Room

Based in the small-town of Esporles in the scenic Serra de Tramuntana mountains, Sa Fita Backpackers – Albergue Juvenil is a small hostel with traditional Spanish architecture. While the hostel is not close to the beaches or downtown Palma, it offers the perfect lodging for outdoorsy travelers, who want to immerse themselves in nature and the hiking trails nearby. 

All rooms except one are shared dorms with bunk beds and are decorated very simply. Travelers share bathrooms with other guests, but reviews of the hostel have complimented its cleanliness and cozy atmosphere.

Sa Fita Backpackers offers numerous amenities, including free WiFi, a kitchen, a reading room, a pool, and an orchard. To make use of the kitchen, explore the bakery and small supermarkets located near the hostel. 

We Hostel Palma – Youth Hostel

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $27 / 8-dorm 4.2/5 Map

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

Highlights of the Hostel 

  • Rooftop Terrace
  • 24-hour Reception and Security
  • Travel Desk
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Bar/Cafeteria

Located close to the city center of Palma in the historic neighborhood of El Terreno, We Hostel Palma is close to much of the city’s nightlife and tourist sites and is geared toward younger backpackers. Nearby travelers can walk along the coast at Paseo Marítimo or visit nearby Bellver Castle. 

Travelers can choose the option of shared rooms containing 8 or 4 beds or a room with two beds and a private bathroom. The shared rooms offer privacy with a movable curtain covering each bed while shared bathrooms are clean with modern facilities and are accessible for people with disabilities. One of the main draws is the rooftop terrace, which offers scenic views of Palma de Mallorca. Other amenities provided by

We Hostel Palma include free WiFi, a bar and cafeteria, a kitchen, laundry facilities, and a luggage room. The hostel also offers 24-hour reception and security and has a travel desk that can advise backpackers about the best tours to explore the city. 

Hostal Atlanta

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $87 / 4-private 4.3/5 Map

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

Highlights of the Hostel

  • Restaurant
  • Cycle Store
  • Bar

Hostal Atlanta is a recently renovated lodging with bungalow styled rooms located close to the airport and Playa de Palma. Travelers tired after a busy day of exploring nearby locations like the Palma Aquarium, the Caves of Drach, and Aqualand water park, will appreciate the restaurant located in the hostel.

The hostel provides numerous amenities like free WiFi, a bar, and a cycle store, for outdoor enthusiasts. Travelers have the option to book shared or private rooms with most, including a balcony or terrace.

Hostal Atlanta’s friendly staff also can help book trips and connect them with other travelers so that they can plan trips to explore the city and make new friends. 

The Hostal Tierramar

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $163 / 6-private 4.0/5 Map

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

Highlights of the Hostel

  • Bar
  • Breakfast included
  • Outdoor Terrace

Located close to the Playa de Palma beach and surrounding restaurants, The Hostal Tierramar is the perfect accommodation for travelers that want to have fun in the sun.

Many rooms offer picturesque views of the ocean, and the hostel is near a bus stop that will take vacationers to the city’s Old Town. Many backpackers appreciate the privacy, cleanliness, and hotel-like accommodations of The Hostal Tierramar, with most rooms having balconies and private bathrooms.

Amenities include free WiFi, free luggage storage, a complimentary breakfast, and an outdoor terrace. The hostel even has a bar providing backpackers the opportunity to hang out after a day relaxing at the beach and a chance to meet other travelers. The staff are also friendly and offer tips to explore Palma de Mallorca and handout free city maps.

Sol de Mallorca

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $78 / 4-family private 3.9/5 Map

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

Highlights of the Hostel

  • 24-hour Reception Desk
  • Bar
  • Travel Desk

For short beach getaway trips to Palma de Mallorca, Sol de Mallorca is the best place to stay. While not near the city center and major historic sites, this hostel is close to the beach and many restaurants and bars.

The hostel also provides free towels and umbrellas for travelers, so all they need to worry about is lounging on the beach and enjoying ocean views.

Sol de Mallorca offers services such as free WiFi, luggage storage, 24-hour reception, and a travel desk. Backpackers enjoy the cleanliness of the facilities and budget prices on private rooms, with some containing a balcony. The bar on the main level also is a great way to meet other travelers, and the small-scale of the hostel makes it easy to make new friends. 


Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world because of its ancient and vibrant history, its stunning architecture, and its crystal coastline. Any traveler who wants to understand and immerse themselves in Spanish culture should visit Palma de Mallorca. From its Moorish and Gothic designed castles and cathedrals, picturesque Serra de Tramuntana mountains, and endless sandy beaches, the city has activities for any sightseer or adventurer. 

The best time to visit Palma de Mallorca is in the spring between March and May when the weather is warm enough to use the city’s beaches but is not overcrowded with holidayers from Europe. Another main attraction for Palma de Mallorca in the spring is Easter when numerous vibrant processions march through the streets. 

Famous museums in the city include the Museum of Mallorca, which showcases ancient artifacts from Roman, Moorish, and medieval periods in Spain, and the Es Baluard Museum of Modern Art, which houses art from painters such as Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, and Anselm Kiefer. For outdoorsy travelers, Palma de Mallorca offers cycling excursions along the Paseo Marítimo and hiking and kayaking tours in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains.