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Hostal El Castillo

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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bristol england
Reviewed 28 August 2013

This hostel was some 30 seconds away from Orange Square, BUT there are lots of steps to get to it. It's so convenient as its close enough to be in but far enough away to be quiet, because of the steps. You cannot get a taxi or car near the hostel so be ready to haul your cases up those...

Thank beachdream00
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Overall a cheap and cheerful stay. Have stayed in most highly recommended hotels in Marbella, but as was staying only a few nights, thought the location was excellent. The hotel is located right on the orange square, a 30 second walk. Booked a single room, but was given the double room, which is of reasonable standard particularly for the price....

1Thank Marceldsb
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Situated in the North end of old Marbella right next to the castle is this great Hostal. The owners are friendly and the rooms are more than you would expect for a 2 star with the added bonus of a 24hr reception (a must as the nightlife is fab). The building is clean and quiet with a wonderful open gallery...

1Thank morleymatt
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Located in the heart of the old Marbella, this must be one of the best Hostal experience in Marbella. The 24 hour reception gives you the time you need to fully explore and enjoy all that Marbella has to offer. It's only a 500 mts walk to the beach, wich is not much, considering that parking a car is a...

Thank joaofjsantos
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 11 December 2011

We paid 96$ for this room in April and what a mistake! The hostel was expensive for what you get it is worth staying somewhere else and paying a bit more. I saw the biggest cockroach of my life there. It was my first hostel experience and it was not a good one. However the location is good right in...

Thank Pandybahlu
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 October 2011

I am just back after spending 2 weeks in hostal el Castillo. I was in Marbella on my own, for work, and some time to relax, so I wanted something safe, clean and central & I hit the jackpot with this place. It is right in the heart of the old town, from the entrance you can look down on...

3Thank Martha L
Reviewed 30 May 2011

Hostel Castillo is a cute little hostel in front of the school so if you go before summer in the morning you will wake up to a song from Grease. Hostel Castillo is inside of the castle walls so you feel like royalty it's a really nice hostel totally recommend it.

3Thank Anjolina22447
Reviewed 12 September 2010

This hostal is just in the centre of the old city, a short walk to the beach and all the restaurants and shops. Very clean rooms with air conditioning and hot water in the shower. The staff is nice and helpful. The only downside is no parking, however in the 10 min walk distance there are parking places available. Would...

1Thank Baby-Dragonfly
Las Vegas
Reviewed 30 July 2006

Found it by looking at the hostal options once there. Clean bathrooms (my bench mark) For the price there is no better other than the hotel Don Alfredo. All others are overpriced. Other than that I would suggest the hotel Melia which is nice and I started there.

3Thank Beattheheat
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Reviewed 6 July 2006

When we arrived, Hostal El Castillo seemed like most of the other hotels/hostals we'd stayed in over the past couple of weeks. Clean, quaint, cute, affordable. It would get a great rating if not for two major issues we had while staying there: 1) The NOISE! Our room faced out onto the plaza that the hotel is in, and somehow...

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Additional Information about Hostal El Castillo

Address: Plaza San Bernabe 2, 29601, Marbella, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Price Range: RM137 - RM151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostal El Castillo 1*
Number of rooms: 25
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“This is a large building that reminds me of a rabbit warren so can't relly help there sorry..... probably best to ask for an east facing room which will be cooler in the avo.”
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“Ask for a room with a window looking out on the square”
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