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“If you don’t need the Ritz, Juanita fits!”
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Hostel Juanita
Ranked #32 of 145 Specialty Lodging in Malaga
Tampa, Florida
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“If you don’t need the Ritz, Juanita fits!”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

We booked a night at the Hostel (Pension) Juanita in Malaga for a quick overnight stay prior to a cruise (Actually, we stayed there a night on either end of the cruise). You don't expect much when you rent the best room a hotel has for just EUR 35, but for our purposes it was great: A comfy bed, clean room with en suite shower, toilet and sink, and a very pleasant reception staff.

It is right in the center and on a quiet side street. The immediate streets are pedestrian-only, but the closest arterial is 2 blocks away.

Therein was the biggest problem: Taxis can’t just pull up in front. We took a can from the airport at 10 pm, and another driver had to instruct our cabbie as to how to find the place. Even so, we got dropped a block away with bad instructions and spent a while strolling into cafes and asking whether anyone had ever heard of it. Finally, a nice elderly couple on their evening stroll literally walked us to the door!

The walls are very thin, so wherther the room is 'quiet' depends on your neighbors. We had no complaints. Cafes are steps away, you have 24-hour access, and the price makes it irresistible for a short stay when you'll weither be sleeping or out of the (very small) room.

Getting a cab back to the airport was easy – the hotel’s reception set it up the night before, and showed us exactly where to go to meet the cab.

It was a brisk 30-minute walk to the area of the port where our ship was moored. The hotel’s a great ‘base’ from which to explore beautiful Malaga.

Room Tip: Get the best they offer, with ensuite bathroom. We were happy in Room 13!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

Stayed here in May. More than adequate for my needs and bonus - step out of the door into the heart of old Malaga. Plenty ot see and do in immediate surrounds, pleanty of places to eat and not far from the harbour. Recption spoke good English and were very helpful and welcoming. Felt very safe as a solo lady traveller. What impressed me most was the cleanliness. Absolutely immaculate. The shared bathrooms were as good as a much more expensive hotel and cetrainly top many "hostels" at home. I had a small single. I don;t know what they do their laundry with but my sheets smelt gorgeous! Highly recommend and will most definitely use again if in Malaga.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

We love the service, and the place.
It's also great they have a lift.
There will also be cleaned each day.
It is small but, nice rooms.
It's nice people there are.
The staff is very nice!!. :-)
So it just fantastic.
See you soon, my friend's!.
Love's from room nr. 9. ;-)

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 16, 2011

What a great little hotel! Smack in the center of town, walking distance to everything, including the train station. My room is HUGE! It has 2 beds and a sink, and is by far the most spacious room I've had so far. The guy at the front desk was super helpful, gave me a map and circled the good area's to see. The room and bathrooms are spotless, can't complain about that!
Check my blog for photos...
www.livingmylifeinreverse.blogspot.com

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hostel Juanita
Address: Calle Alarcon Lujan 8, 29005 Malaga, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga > Centro
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Ranked #32 of 145 Specialty Lodging in Malaga
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Juanita 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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