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Hostal Azahara
Ranked #7 of 52 Speciality Lodging in Nerja
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8 reviews
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“Fantastic place”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

My partner and I stayed in this delightful hostel for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We understand that the hostel is under new management and the staff were more than helpful. Lovely breakfast with an open courtyard surrounded with tropical plants. The rooms are simple but the water is hot the hostel is quiet and the location is perfect with a 10 minute stroll down to the beach. cheap and very cheerful.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Seville, Spain
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

in July 2013 my friends from Hungary and I spent three night in this hostel. Before going to Nerja, I read the comments on this site and prepared myself for the worst. Eventually, I was very surprised with welcoming staff, which always asked us if there's something we need (clean towels, bathroom stuff, etc). The room was neat and clean + the balcony. For the price u pay for it, we got 100% service and even more. I would recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2012

We only stayed one night because Easy Nerja (which is highly recommended over Hostal Azahara - it's cheaper, closer to the centre, much better & much friendlier staff!!) was unavailable for our last night. Terrible stay - the room was rundown, old, musty, right between the reception and the breakfast area & thus noisy in the morning and whenever someone was at the reception, and the manager was the rudest I've ever encountered. They made us pay to leave our bags at the hostel upon check out, and when we returned to pick the bags up and asked if there was anywhere we could change before taking our bus to the airport, he raised his voice & shouted at us, was very condescending, acted as though we could not understand English, and very rudely told us to get lost!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Traveller9583
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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

I booked this hotel because it was a Saturday and other hotels were either full or very pricey. The room has no AC which is intolerable in the hot summer months. It was dark and small. Not a very pleasant stay at all.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank TravelPeony
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2012

I was a bit shocked reading the negative reviews below, as we didn't think it was that horrific. It was what you would expect for 25 euros a night really. We were there for one night, passing through Nerja on our way to another destination.
The owner was very friendly towards us actually, and we got free parking, internet usage, and lots of advice on where to go to eat etc. He was also very relaxed about what time we had to check out which was a nice change from other places we stayed at.
It is true that the room was not clean though, and the beds were questionable. Fairly large bathroom, and a nice balcony, but this did not really make up for the poor quality of the room. We found the fridge in our room useful.
The hotel is slightly away from the centre of Nerja, but all it takes is an enjoyable 5 min walk and you're there. The location suited us but might be for those who want to be closer to the beach.
Breakfast was in a nice little outdoor patio area and we enjoyed it.
Having said all this, we probably wouldn't come back and would splash out a bit more on somewhere nicer next time.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank traveladdictmabby
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Venice, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2011

I reserved 3 night in this hotel in August2011. Cause i decided to go to nerja only last minute i took this hostal cause on booking.com they talked in good way about this.
It's really incredible this cause this is the worst hotel i've never slept in my life (and i often go throw europe for business).
Room was not so big, but not a problem. Furniture was not so modern, but not a problem. Bathroom was not so shine, but not a problem, breakfast not so good, but not a problem. Wireless not available but not a problem.... but it's nonsense give 2 star for an hostal in which they didn't give you anything to wash yourself (like shower gel and shampoo), a place where they didn't make your bed each day, an hotel in which electrical safety rules are ignored. In addition no air conditioning but only a noisy fan!!! But The even worst thing was the total absence of courtesy; i only asked why they didn't clean my room and make my bad and the responsible scream toward me that they were 2 star hotel and it's nonsense to waste time cleaning room every day! He didn't believe i was not able to speak spanish and started talking about his money and other strange speech regarding the fact that the hostal has only 2 star and clean a room or make the bed is for top level structure!. At the end the clean my room and the other 2 days were ok but i cannot forgot the way they talked to me without apologizing for their reaction.
The fare in addition was not so good compared to other 2 star hostal in the city (50% less!!!!). So i can suggest you, if you want to stay in economic structure to look around for hostal in nerja also more close to the city centre...you'll find them!
Ah, i forgot to write that is really a noisy hotel. Only for who could sleep in every conditions.
Hoping to have helped someone.
Bye

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

Awkward feeling of being in the way the whole time. Owners, a couple I presume, were always fighting in their native tongue, extremely uncomfortable to be around. Internet was cut off, or should I say, the door to the room in which the computer was, was locked most of the day, and at night. This also meant no tea or coffee making facilities as they were in the same room, not that I really wanted to eat/drink any more of their food/coffee after the first mornings taste.
Rooms were definitely basic, (even for hostel standard), absolutely tiny, small fan, dirty, rusty, and just felt cramped and gross! Did not want to be there for any more than the hours that I slept at night! I didn't even shower a few mornings, as the bathroom was not very clean. You could lock the door, but due to everyone having to lock the door after use (apparently people from the bus stop come up to use it without paying for accom.), people could have unlocked it while you are in there, not realising it was occupied, very silly system.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Thank DennisDe
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Property: Hostal Azahara
Address: Avenida Ciudad de Pescia No 1, 29780 Nerja, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Nerja
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 52 Speciality Lodging in Nerja
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostal Azahara 1*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Azahara Nerja. Familiar and cheap hostel in the center of Nerja. If you're looking for the hostels in Nerja, the Azahara Nerja hostel will surprise you, as it is situated in the heart of the town of Nerja (Malaga) and only an 8 minute walk from the beach, the Hostel Azahara is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation and to enjoy all the attractions of the area. Nerja is currently one of the towns on the Costa del Sol with greater offers of cultural wealth and leisure facilities so it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Andalusia. Amongst all the hostels in Nerja you can book for your holiday, Hostel Azahara is one of the hostels that offer the cheapest prices. But without sparing all the amenities you need during your stay in the city. In this way, you can save money on your vacation and travel on a tighter budget, because our low prices are affordable for every budget. But besides being one of the cheapest hostels in Nerja, the Hostel Azahara offers to visitors an excellent room service, continental breakfast, air conditioning, heaters and Wi-Fi free of charge, so you can be linked by your laptop or mobile phone at any time and get to know more about the tourist attractions of the city. In any case, at the front desk of the hostel we are always happy to give you information about interesting places to visit during your holidays in Nerja. If you decide to book a room at this cozy hostel in Nerja, you will have the opportunity to walk around the center and visit famous landmarks such as the famous Cave of Nerja, the balcony of Europe, that offers spectacular sea views, or to visit a lot of beaches of the town, adorned by beautiful cliffs such as the Natural Park of Maro-Cerro Gordo that has the quietest beaches. Ideal for those who prefer to get away from the hustle and enjoy the stunning scenery that surrounds the area. In addition, this budget hostel in Nerja is located just within a few minutes from bars and restaurants where you can grab a snack or enjoy a variety of dishes from southern Spain where the fish is usually the protagonist. Anchovies, mixed fried fish, eggplant with honey are just some of the delicacies you can taste during your holiday in Nerja. If you are travelling with friends and want to enjoy of the nightlife of the city close to our hostel you will find a lot of pubs and clubs of all kinds. Nerja also offers a wide range of leisure activities which you can enjoy during your stay in our hostel such as golf, tracking, horseback-riding, etc. In addition there are water sports such as jet boating, diving or kayaking. If you think about spending your next vacation in the city and look for a cheap hostel in Nerja, Hostel Azahara it is without doubt the best choice. And its location in the heart of the town allows not only to visit its beaches and relax from the stress of everyday life, but also to get to know the beautiful places in the area and choose from its wide range of leisure activities. Reserve your room in the cheapest hostel in Nerja and enjoy an unforgettable vacation! ... more   less 
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