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The Lights Garden

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Living room
Blackout curtains, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of The Lights Garden

The Lights Garden

1.0 star property
City centre hostel within easy reach of Picasso Museum Malaga
6.8 out of 10 Good
6.8/10 Good

28 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
Calle Molinillo del Aceite, 5, Málaga, Málaga, 29008
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains
  • Limited housekeeping
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Málaga Centro
  • Picasso Museum Malaga - 7 min walk
  • Málaga Cathedral - 9 min walk
  • Port of Malaga - 14 min walk
  • Malagueta Beach - 22 min walk
  • Calle Larios - 1 min drive
  • Gibralfaro Castle - 5 min drive
  • Alcazaba - 4 min drive
  • Los Alamos Beach - 12 min drive
  • Bajondillo - 16 min drive
  • Aqualand Torremolinos - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Málaga (AGP) - 18 min drive
  • Málaga María Zambrano Station - 21 min walk
  • Malaga (YJM-Malaga Train Station) - 21 min walk
  • Fuengirola Boliches Station - 23 min drive
  • La Marina Station - 10 min walk
  • Guadalmedina Station - 16 min walk
  • La Malagueta Station - 17 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • La Tranca - 2 min walk
  • Mia coffee shop - 3 min walk
  • ZZ Pub - 2 min walk
  • Artisan Coffee - 2 min walk
  • La Madriguera Craft Beer - 1 min walk

About this property

The Lights Garden

The Lights Garden features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 15-minute walk of Port of Malaga. Also, this hostel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Picasso Museum Malaga and 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Málaga Cathedral. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: La Marina Station is 10 minutes away.


English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in from 2 PM until 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (11 AM - 4 PM) and Monday - Sunday (6 PM - 10 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1900
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Spices
  • Paper towels


  • Limited housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations
  • Cleaning supplies

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 25 per vehicle

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain) guidelines.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards.
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Lights Garden offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Lights Garden does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Lights Garden?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Lights Garden?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Lights Garden?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Lights Garden?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 25 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Lights Garden?
You can check in from 2 PM - 4:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Lights Garden?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Torrequebrada (21-min drive) is nearby.
Does The Lights Garden have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around The Lights Garden like?
The Lights Garden is in Málaga Centro, a short 10-minute walk from La Marina Station and 14 minutes' walk from Port of Malaga.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


4/10 Fair

Hostels aren't for me. I could not get into the bathroom, the toilet paper was not replenished all day. However, the staff were very friendly.
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hostel
Hostel is clean, comfortable bed and very central. Staff were very friendly and it felt very safe. Recommended.
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8/10 Very good

wonderful stay & lovely staff!
We were greeted by Natalia. She was so kind to all of us and suggested a lot of places to visit in Malaga. I think we're the only ones occupying the hostel so it was very pleasent and quiet night in the hostel. The only complaint I have is about the bathroom door on level 2 or 3 (cant recall) left us hard time opening it. Overall it was an awesome experience and I wouldnt hesitate to spend the nights here in the future.
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8/10 Very good

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8/10 Very good

Friendly budget option
Good location in north of old town in area with good value restaurants. Hotel has limited reception hours but makes up with helpfulness and friendluness. Shared kitchen available with free hot drinks and roof terrace. Not en suite and no air con but would not expect in this price range. Pleasant rooms with electric heating. Large window in our room not best fitting and so not great sound proofing but in reasonably quiet area.
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2/10 Poor

No star hotel
This is the worst hostel you can get. As an experienced backpacker I can state that this has been a lower level place than any of the guest houses or hostels I stayed in the last 30 years of backpacking. Their advertizing on the internet is tricky and does get you wrong. There is no toilet in any of the hostel rooms. The cancellation policy is not clearly shown before you book online, so be careful if you are not sure you want to stay there.
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8/10 Very good

Pleasant and welcoming
It is a simple hotel but pleasant and welcoming. The use of the kitchen, seating area and the coffee were very welcome. My bedroom did not have its own bathroom but I was only expected to share with people from one other room. The pillow was too hard and high for me and there was quite a lot of noise in the main street at night. But generally it is good for the price and well located.
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic friendly hostel in the heart of Malaga
A superb hostel set in a traditional old house which is very well equipped. Lovely helpful staff. They don't take credit cards so you'll have to pay by cash when you get there. Would definitely go back!
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8/10 Very good

Sehr gutes Hostel. Direkt in der nähe vom Zentrum
Elke, 3-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

À éviter absolument !!!!
Hôtel vétuste et dangereux ! D'une propreté douteuse
nadia, 1-night family trip
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