In between the main square of Vara De Rey and the popular square of Plaza del Parque, Ibiza is on your doorstep, quite literally: bars, restaurants, shops, transport, Dalt Vila and the busy port all waiting to be explored on foot. A car is really not necessary here.
A fabulous, artsy style is prevalent throughout each and every room, though no two are alike, aside from the black and white checked tiles on the floor (a throwback to the building’s 1950s heritage). Antique and recycled furniture meets modern art and I can’t help but feel creative and inspired here… it really captures the true bohemian spirit of Ibiza.
The reception area is as eclectic as the rest of the hotel and if you’re staying on the third floor, you will become very familiar with the staircase – I have to say though, it’s been so beautifully restored, it makes climbing it at 6am just that little bit more pleasant. The shared bathrooms are spotless and due to the small size of the hostel, usually available.
Eating and drinking
There are no amenities in the building, but on your doorstep are at least 10 great local cafés and an endless selection of restaurants, open all hours.
Listen to owners Luis and Lia, because every single tidbit of info that comes out of their mouths is a gem. Honestly – I consider myself a local, and yet just one hour after a friend of mine had checked in, she was name-dropping all my favourite haunts (some that I thought were secret) thanks to these guys. Be aware however that there’s no reception during siesta, and between 10pm and 9am. It’s also closed on Sunday afternoons.
Who stays there
You will find a cross-section of travellers from all corners of the globe. Backpackers, students, artists, actors, couples, dancers, clubbers, hippies… it really inspires me!
There’s a range of prices to suit all budgets, but if yours stretches to more of a boutique hotel budget, I’d recommend you check out the “special suite”. The views of the Dalt Vila are truly breathtaking and having your own big bed and bathroom is a luxury well worth the extra cash.
- Backpackers / Students
- First-time travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- People watching
Pros & Cons
- Central location
- Open all year
- High quality hostel
- Limited reception hours