Hostals and Hostels in Tarifa
This super cool, laid back coastal resort boasts fascinating Moorish ruins, crystal clear waters, ample sporting opportunities and spectacular views across to Africa. Strong winds, coupled with vast, flat stretches of beach have given the town its' reputation for wind related sports, making wind, kite and land surfing popular among visitors and locals. Clear waters encourage adventurous diving trips and whale watching and fishing excursions are common.
The town is small and has a personal feel meaning that most accommodation will be but a short walk through Tarifa's pleasant backstreets to the centre. The port offers regular ferry trips to Morocco and is just a stones throw from the heart of the town.
Tarifa comes alive during the summer with visitors arriving to take advantage of the buzzing nightlife, friendly atmosphere and plentiful selection of activities. There is a large traveler scene, with many cheap hostals and hostels to cater for this, making it a great place to meet new friends or travel companions.
If you would prefer to explore the town's history and take advantage of what it has to offer, away from the crowds, then it is recommended to visit outside of the summer months.
Hostal Banti is located just north of Tarifa town on the N340 with easy access down to PLaya de Los Lances.
Hostal Africa features a terrace with panoramic views of Tarifa and the African coast line. This 19th-century house is located in the historic town centre and is 500 metres from the south coast of Spain.
Offering a roof terrace and beautiful rooms with stylish décor, Casa Blanco is set in a 19th-century town house in the centre of Tarifa. It is within 5 minutes’ walk of the nearest beaches and Tarifa International Port, where ferries leave for Morocco.
Silos19 is set in an 18th-century building in Tarifa’s Old Town. It offers a charming roof terrace with a hot tub and fantastic views of the Strait of Gibraltar.
Benali Guest House is situated in Tarifa's old town, a short walk from the castle. This pretty guest house features free Wi-Fi access and rooms with private balconies and flat-screen TVs.
Hostal Alborada is 250 metres from the beach in Tarifa and is a PADI Dive Centre. The Andalusian-style guesthouse offers flower-filled patios and free Wi-Fi in rooms.
Set in the heart of this charming town, Hostal Alameda provides a great base to explore Tarifa and the surrounding landscape of the Costa de la Luz.
Located 5 minutes’ drive from central Tarifa and 10 minutes’ walk from Playa de los Lances Beach, South Hostel Tarifa offers 24-hour reception and a sun terrace. Most dormitory rooms have sea views.
Set just 150 metres from Tarifa’s Puerta de Jerez City Gate, in the town’s historic centre, Wake up in Tarifa is a hostel offering air-conditioned dormitories and a shared kitchen.
Set in a traditional 18th-century Andalusian house, Pink House Tarifa is situated within the city’s ancient walls and only 5 minutes’ walk from the beach. It offers a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi throughout.
Boasting a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Tarifa, La Cocotera KnowMad Hostel offers dormitory rooms 5 minutes’ walk from the marina and beach.
Hostals and Hostels definition
A HOSTAL (also know as a guest house) provides basic accommodation at a reasonable price and a private room. These are common in Spain and not hard to find, with many occupying a floor of an apartment block as opposed to a stand alone building. Rooms don't all come with en-suite facilities, however guests will usually have the option of this.
A HOSTEL in Spain is that which you would expect to find in most parts of the world - the opportunity to stay in shared dorms at a low price. These are often social hubs among travelers, with common rooms and, at times, cheap bars making them excellent places to meet new people or find another travel companion. Many hostels also have private rooms available, as well as dorms.