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How To Pick a Good Hostel in Tenerife

We know how important it is to have a welcoming place to lay your head on holiday. Staying in a hostel is a great chance to meet new people and learn about the area you're exploring. We've thought about how to pick a good hostel and provided some advice below. We've also thought about airport transfers. At Holiday Extras, we can meet you at the airport and deliver you to destinations across Spain with our quick and reliable drivers.

Location is key

Be sure to find a hostel that's near the action, whatever that means to you. Hostels close to the beach in Tenerife include Hostel La Playa, a five-minute walk from Playa de Torviscas or Los Amigos Hostel – a stone's throw from Playa Los Perros and Playa La Maretas. To be closer to nature, choose Altavista del Teide Refuge – a mountainside cabin with stunning dawn and dusk views.

Bag a freebie

Hostels are a great way to save money – and they know it. Many offer additional ways to keep your wallet happy with a host of freebies alongside a bed for the night. Free internet is usually a given – like at Dive Resort Ocean Dreams, and free breakfasts are common (for this, opt for B&B La Laguna or Drago Nest Hostel). Linen and towels are often included in the price, and some hostels have free parking and book exchanges too.

More than the basics

A good hostel offers more than bed and bathroom facilities. Depending on what you're looking for, this can vary from all-you-can-eat BBQs and (free) yoga classes at La Tortuga Hostel, outdoor showers and a solarium at El Poris or bicycle hire and a party terrace at Art Villa Nautilus. There's also Aloe Vera Shared House, an eco-friendly place to stay with solar-heated water, green electricity and furniture from sustainable managed forests.

Organised events

Staying in a hostel is a great way to meet new people. Some hostels in Tenerife put on events and tours to help travellers mingle. La Tortuga Hostel hosts surfing, snorkelling, hiking and whale watching excursions, while Casa Grande Surf Hostel has language classes and kite surfing lessons. Most hostels also have common rooms or terraces for swapping stories and beers with other tourists.

Once you've decided where to hang your hat, all you need to do is get there. Pre-book one of our Tenerife airport transfers and we can provide anything from a private car to a shared bus to drop you off at your destination.