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“Adorable!”
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La Casa Mata
Ranked #31 of 145 Speciality Lodging in Malaga
London, United Kingdom
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“Adorable!”
Reviewed 15 April 2013

This was my first hostel experience in Spain and I was extremely impressed! The room we had was huge for what we paid, and it didn't look like a hostel room at all, it was adorably decorated and had plenty of space for unpacking. We even had our own fridge! They gave us towels and shampoo, which I hadn't expected. The beds were pretty comfy and the blankets were really warm. Everything was really clean when we arrived and the street is pretty out of the way so I didn't find it noisy at all.

There is a kitchen upstairs with free tea and coffee and a fridge/cupboards in case you want to buy food and cook. This area too was extremely clean.

The location is great, about 5-10 minutes walk to the center, restaurants and bars. And only about a 20 minute walk to the beach.

The guy who checked us in was really friendly and really helpful, he spent about 20 minutes sat down with us and a map telling us all the places to see, best days to do stuff and giving ideas for day trips. He even looked up a few things for us on the computer just to give us some tips.

I will absolutely stay here again the next time I'm in Malaga and I highly recommend it to anyone! The door also has a security gate that is closed late at night (though you get a key for it) and no matter how late we got in, there was usually someone at reception. This definitely gave the place a bit of a safe feel, which for two women traveling was very reassuring.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

Good things: Very well located 5 minutes walk to the center, good price, advantage of a equipped kitchen for all the rooms where you can have tea/coffee free.
Bad things: Don't go there extra season as there isn't any heating device. Small room, basically equiped, extremely noisy. Nobody at reception between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

Stayed at the hostel for one night and I have never slept worse...the bed was tiny - the room was cold and damp - the shower room was tiny, impossible to take a shower without bumping your head or knee but the worst of all was, THE NOISE! We were given the room next to reception and there was so much noise! Noise from reception who stayed open until 11.00 pm and was speaking loudly to everyone coming in even though he knew we were in bed, noise from people coming in from a night out a noise from the street! We literally did not get ANY sleep...

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

This hostel is perfect for holiday-makers looking for a low-budget, but high-quality experience. Very easy to get to, it fulfilled everything we needed for our short break. From the minute we arrived, the staff were friendly and polite, and recommended some fabulous places to eat that were not too 'touristy', which made for a fabulous experience. Whatever questions we had, they were happy to answer, and though my partner was able to talk to them in perfect Spanish, they made the effort to talk to me in English since I'm not as linguistically gifted! The room itself was spacious, and the en-suite was more than we had expected! Free wifi was a good bonus, too, as was the fan provided for us in the bedroom. There was some unexpected noise on our first morning there - music at 6am! - but this was the fault of other guests, not the hostel itself. The hostel is well located, and a very good choice for people who want something cheap, but not lacking in quality. A thoroughly enjoyable visit!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hobart, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Awesome hostel.
Massimo greeted us on arrival and checked us in and gave us a map and ran us through all the sights and the beaches! Also helped us book bus tickets and recommended a great place for tapas! Was very happy and helpful man.
Very clean. Had a safety deposit box in the room. was a very hot night and only had a fan- this was the only downfall =)

  • Stayed July 2012
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Durham, North Carolina
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2012

My friends and I stayed here for one night in June. We had an early flight the next morning and did not worry too much about the hotel.

Good: Air conditioning in rooms. This is untypical for a hostel and yes, you did have to empty the water but it lasted us about six hours at night and kept the room cool. Free wifi was also nice and the front staff was helpful and arranged us a taxi for our early flight. Safe in all rooms to store your valuables.

Not so good: Shared bathroom was decent but a decent way from the room. Also, the hotel is "centrally located" but is a pretty long walk from the beach where we liked to spend most of our time. Also, I did not notice an elevator but I may be mistaken. This could be an issue if you have a large bag.

All in all, not a bad choice for a hostel.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012

The room was fine, with trezor, own PIN code. Shared bathroom was not that nice, but I didnt care. Free wifi, desktop downstairs. Kitchen, free breakfast-very simple, but ok. Ive met very nice people there. Location was fine, few min from old city

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about La Casa Mata

Property: La Casa Mata
Address: Calle Molinillo del Aceite 8 | Malaga center, 29008 Malaga, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 145 Speciality Lodging in Malaga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Casa Mata 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to "La Casa Mata", a new concept of low-cost pension in Malaga. It is a safe, warm and clean place in a wonderful location, right in the historic centre of Malaga. You can socialize with the other guests or just relax in the common areas within the house that are a fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons, a lounge with TV and DVD player and a sunny patio. It is a perfect option for modern people that wants to stay in private or shared rooms, but enjoy the common areas advantages as the 24 hours computer with internet access and WIFI.La Casa Mata is close to both train and bus stations at about 15 minutes walk. It is at a stone throw from all the sites of cultural interest such as Picasso museum, the cathedral, Alcazaba castle as well as all the best clubs in town for your wild nights out. Malagueta beach is at 10 minutes walk to enjoy the amazing sunny days of ´La Costa del Sol´. ... more   less 
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