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“5-Star location, for students only!”

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Residencia Universitaria Santa Paula
Ranked #101 of 145 Speciality Lodging in Malaga
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“5-Star location, for students only!”
Reviewed 26 July 2007

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If you don't mind spartan living conditions, in a small and tired room, with no a/c (remember this is Southern Spain), and a window opening on a very noisy street (where restaurant owners chatter on until 1 am, followed by city cleaning services until 2 am); if you don't object to communal shower rooms and toilets; if an extremely frugal breakfast (a roll + some butter + some jam + a artificially flavoured white yoghourt + American coffee) is the least of your concern; if you only have 21 EUR to spend per night; then this is your dream destination.

You will be rewarded with one of the best locations in town: in the middle of the old city, 30 sec from the Plaza de la Constitucion and the posh Calle Molina Lario, a few minutes away only from the Cathedral and the Museo Picasso. The beach, Malagetta is less than a 15 minutes walk. Just perfect! Way better than the official youth hostel, which is 20 minutes away, or other University student halls, which are even farther out.

The place is ok for a short-term stay or student backpackers on a shoestring budget. It is clean, has 24/24 porter service, and is dirt cheap.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Extremely basic
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled solo
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Property: Residencia Universitaria Santa Paula
Address: Calle Especeria 5, 29005 Malaga, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga > Centro
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Ranked #101 of 145 Speciality Lodging in Malaga
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Hotel Class:2 star — Residencia Universitaria Santa Paula 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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