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“Beautiful place, great location, great freindly staff!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hostal Vidamia
C/ Cisneros 7, 29005 Malaga, Spain (Centro)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 30 Malaga B&B and Inns
Brighton, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, great location, great freindly staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

For a hostel, this place was superb. It decor was lovely, very calming simplistic but very pretty (very spa like). We had our own bathroom which was again lovely. The size of our room was not very big, but it suited us just fine. We wanted to do more exploring and be in the centre of the city which is exactly where we were. The location is perfect, you can walk to all the typical tourist spots.
The reception and common area/breakfast area is at the top floor. The owner is in the office between 9-2 and 5-8 i believe. but if you arrive at hours when the staff are not there, as we were, they sort everything so it makes your stay as easy as possible i.e. placing keys in a key safe and explaining you before hand.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great location,friendly staff and really helpful. Room was clean and private bathroom too.Loved the style and I felt really independent there.It's not a hostel so there is no common area and reception has funny hours but I can't really complain about anything. A bit noisy at night if the room face the street but it's normal in Spain.

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Brussels
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very relaxed atmosphere, very friendly, open en helpful management (we were there with bikes so quite some hassle), super complete breakfast for a hostal (better than a lot of 'hotels') and, of course, superb location. Very much Worth a visit!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Langport, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Second stay here. Equally as impressed as the first time. Good value. Breakfast simple but adequate and catered for gluten free request. Room clean and welcoming. Staff friendly and helpful. Very close to old quarter of Malaga.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The hostel is pretty centrally located, so it's easy to get around, but this also meant that there's noise from the streets very late into night! The rooms are extremely small, especially the 3-bed dorms. They have a bunk bed & the bottom bed pulls out. If it's pulled out, you need to be more adept than a ballet dancer to move around. It's alright if you're in a group, but could get quite uncomfortable if you're sharing with people you don't know.

We interacted with 1 member of the staff - she was extremely rude & arrogant. Quite contrary to the experience at most other hostels, staff didn't have any local tips on where to dine / party etc. Overall was a disappointing experience, but would be fine if you're just looking for a place to crash.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We were a group of 3 people traveling to Malaga in August 2013. We had a stay of 2 nights in Malaga. Ideally we would have liked a 3 bed room but that was not available.
For the first night, we got a twin room and one of us stayed in a shared dorm.
For the second night, we booked a triple room with an ensuite bathroom.

Once we checked in, the lady gave us a large set of keys for the shared room.There is one room for the main door, one for the floor entrance, one for the room, one for the locker and one for the bathroom.

After the first night, we emptied our room and left he bags at the reception because our other room was not cleaned. We returned to collect our keys for the triple room.

First, the room is very very tiny. There is a bunk bed which has a at ground level mattress to take out for the third person. once the mattress is out, there is absolutely no space left on the floor to walk.

After this, we found out that the bathroom is outside the room on the other end of the corridor. We were given keys to it. So we went to the lady at the reception and told her we had booked ensuite bathroom( even our booking confirmation mentioned that).
This lady was so rude. She said this is what we have. If you don't like it, you can move out.
Now we really didn't have much of an option because it's peak tourist season and we did'nt want to waste our limited time in the city looking for another place to stay.

We went back to our room. This lady barged in saying that "ensuite does not mean connected or attached." She had checked and we were wrong and we could leave and find another place.

So bathroom not being connected was not a big problem but the staff rudeness definitely was.

On the plus side, the hostel is very well located. And there is wonderful bakery right next to it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mariehamn, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I recently spent 4 nights in Malaga with two teenagers. The reason for the trip was to breathe some Spanish air, visit museums, shop, eat well and make excursions. The hotel should be in the historical centre of the city, it should be cheap and it should be charmful. My research ended with a reservation to Vidamia and I got everything I was looking for plus extremely kind staff.
Vidamia is a small hostel but absolutely lovely. I warmly recommend it to others looking for places out of the same criterias as I did.
The rooms are small, yes, but we would not have needed bigger. They were clean and cosy, there was heating and unlimited warm water in the showers. The reception is in the third floor without elevator, yes, but we stayed on the first and second floor and did't feel climbing the stairs as any problem.

Room Tip: I loved room number 2 with a small balcony facing the walking street.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mercedes B, Gerente at Hostal Vidamia, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear Titte,

Thank you very much for your words. We were very happy to have you and your family in Hostal Vidamia.

We hope to see you again in Malaga,

Best Regards,

Mercedes Bassas
Hostal Vidamia
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Additional Information about Hostal Vidamia

Address: C/ Cisneros 7, 29005 Malaga, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga > Centro
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Malaga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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