Tarifa’s white sand beaches, sparkling blue water, and outdoor adventures like windsurfing, kitesurfing, and kayaking make this an incredible destination. Small enough to be off the radar for those who prefer traditional tourist-centered travel, the Andalusian town of Tarifa located on the southern coast of Spain is the perfect place for a fun-filled escape among laid-back surroundings. If you’re thinking about an affordable vacation in Tarifa, consider one of these hostels.

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Tarifa Melting Pot Rooftop Hostel & Kite School

HostelWorld (*9.2) Booking.com (*8.0) Map Starts at ($22) for 8 bed-dorm

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

If you love the idea of staying within a mere minute of the beach, Tarifa Melting Pot Rooftop Hostel is sure to please. Beautiful, spacious, dorms with your choice of 4, 6, or 8 beds accommodate families and groups of friends, while smaller, more intimate rooms with twins and doubles provide couples and singles with the privacy they crave. Bedsheets are included in the price. Breakfast is included as well, and you can enjoy all the free coffee and tea you want.

This beautiful hostel offers a security locker for every guest, plus hair dryers and reading lights, computers, Wi-Fi that covers the entire hostel, a huge living room, and a spacious, fully-equipped kitchen where you can prepare healthy meals and snacks. There is a washing machine available, along with access to an iron and ironing board so you can keep your clothes looking fresh.

Like many of the best hostels in Tarifa, the Melting Pot collaborates with local companies that offer a variety of services. This allows you to save on fun activities including scuba diving, horseback riding, and excursions into the mountains.

After kitesurfing and other adventures, be sure to take time out to relax on one of three terraces; they offer incredible views that are sure to take your breath away.

South Hostel Tarifa – Kite Service Center

HostelWorld (*9.2) Booking.com (*8.2) Map Starts at ($20) for 12 bed-dorm

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

Want to learn how to surf or kitesurf? If so, the South Hostel Tarifa might be the best option! Even though this hostel feels like it’s way off the beaten path, it’s just a quick 15-minute walk to main tourist attractions and another 5 minutes to the main port of Tarifa. You get a locker, sheets, and the use of a shared kitchen with your room, and other amenities include a bar, luggage storage, laundry, vending machines, and an onsite restaurant – to name just a few!

This is one of the best Tarifa hostels for backpackers. It offers excellent value and there’s a supermarket just a short distance away, which makes it easier to save money on food while traveling. It is situated about a 10-minute walk from the bus station, so there’s no need to hire a car or pay for a taxi.

For entertainment, there are board games (something you’ll find at most of the hostels in Tarifa) as well as TV, a nightclub, and live music on the terrace. If you want to rent a bike or moto, you can do so. Other fun activities like climbing, hiking, and horseback riding are nearby.

La Cocotera Boutique Hostel & Coworking

 Booking.com (*8.4) Map Starts at ($16) for 4 bed-dorm

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

Work, play and relax in beautiful, comfortable surroundings. La Cocotera Boutique Hostel & Coworking is located in the heart of old town Tarifa, just a quick five-minute walk from the beach as well as the marina. In case you’re looking for a break from self-catering, you’ll find a pizzeria and a few other restaurants nearby. There’s also a market where you can purchase fresh food.

As for accommodations, there are plenty of choices. This cozy hostel has a variety of affordable rooms on offer including shared dormitories with common bathrooms, studio apartments with private bathrooms, double rooms with bunk-beds and private bathrooms, and family rooms with more beds. The availability of private rooms and bathrooms sets this location apart from many other hostels in Tarifa (and other locations, too!)

As for other accommodations and amenities, La Cocotera has lots to offer! There’s a big terrace for relaxing, plus you’ll have access to a barbecue and a shared kitchen. Rental bikes are available, and you can purchase tickets for a variety of tours and activities. The staff will take care of your laundry for you if needed, or you can handle it on your own at the on-site laundromat. In case work is part of your plan, you’ll find desks and chairs in the coworking center. Everyone has access to free Wi-fi.

La Cocotera Boutique Hostel & Coworking is a non-smoking establishment, which is welcome news to those who prefer a smoke-free atmosphere.

Tarifa Kite Hostel

HostelWorld (*9.3) Booking.com (*9.1) Map Starts at ($28) for 10 bed-dorm

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

One of the newest hostels in Tarifa, this amazing property offers spacious bedrooms with security lockers for each guest and linens included. The fully-equipped kitchen helps you save on healthy meals, and the lounge is the perfect place to socialize, as is the garden. There are a bar and café on site, as well as a book exchange. You can hire a hair-dryer if you need one, and there are laundry facilities so you can wash your clothes whenever you like.

This hostel doesn’t have private rooms, but it does get rave reviews from people who are accustomed to a traditional hostel set up with bunk beds and shared bathrooms. It’s a newer facility, so everything is in tip-top condition. They’ll even welcome you with a drink! Many people comment on the friendliness of the staff as well.

Tarifa Kite Hostel is located just one minute from the city center and is only a five-minute walk from a pristine beach where you can play in the waves or watch the sunset. The owners operate their own kite school, so you can stay and take lessons if you like. They also work hand-in-hand with some of Tarifa’s top attractions, so you can enjoy savings on other fun activities.

Ohana Tarifa Hostel

HostelWorld (*9.0) Booking.com (*9.5) Map Starts at ($22) for 12 bed-dorm

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

If you’re into the classic dorm scene, then you’re probably going to like everything about Ohana Tarifa Hostel – you get a comfy, updated bunk with its own light and socket, plus other contemporary amenities like air conditioning in the rooms, free Wi-fi throughout the property, TV in the common dining area, and a shared kitchen with everything you need to self-cater meals. Dorms house between 8 and 12 people apiece.

Besides clean, modern accommodations, Ohana Tarifa Hostel offers its own kite school, surfing, SUP, windsurfing, and other activities including whale watching, scuba diving, and tours to Tangier. You can also hike, bike, climb or go horseback riding. Whether you prefer land or water-based sports, you’ll find that there’s no shortage of fun here!

This hostel is located a short distance from popular attractions including historic sites, making it easy to explore the town of Tarifa and the surrounding area. If you’re interested in visiting Estrecho Natural Park, you’ll be happy to discover that it’s nearby. For those who are interested in sightseeing around Tarifa itself, popular landmarks including Residencia de Diaz and Plaza de Santa Maria are just a short distance from the hostel.

Every property that made it onto our list of the best hostels in Tarifa gets mostly positive reviews for accommodation quality, value, friendly staff, and access to nearby attractions. We hope this list makes it easier for you to find comfy accommodations. Enjoy your trip!

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