Situated in Marbella on the Costa de Sol in Spain, Hostal Tak is a family-run hostel with a boutique and modern feel that feels more like a hotel than a hostal. Their aim is to look after their guest’s well-being and make you feel at home which they definitely achieve.
As a solo traveller Frankie and Craig really make you feel welcome and instantly put you at ease upon arriving. It’s the perfect choice for Girls about the Globe who are looking for a private room with the opportunity to meet others at their accommodation.
The hostal has 15 rooms within two adjacent buildings just across the cobbles from one another. There are no dormitory rooms, just private rooms with their own private bathrooms. The original building contains seven deluxe rooms, and a ‘chill out’ area on the rooftop terrace with fantastic views. In addition to single rooms there are double rooms and even a suite.
Within the new building are the superior rooms. These rooms are larger and instead of a rooftop, the property has a courtyard where you can meet and mingle with the other guests.
Hostal Tak has thought of everything and even give you a hairdryer and an iron within your room. There is an air-conditioning unit which is perfect for any time of year as you can cool the room down in the summer months or heat it up in the winter.
There are tea and coffee making facilities in each the rooms and a fridge, microwave and coffee machine on the terrace so you can prepare your own breakfast and meals.
The terrace is stunning and resembles more of a rooftop bar with its white design, fairy lights and coloured cushions. It’s the ideal place to spend a few hours at dusk and chatting to the other guests.
The hostal couldn’t be in a better location, just 100 metres across the road from the seafront and the promenade which is lined with bars and restaurants. Stay on a weekend night and you’ll be able to listen to live music along the seafront too.
The Old Town is just a few minutes walk away and the area has several green spaces and parks from which to people-watch and just relax. There are ATMs nearby as well as an express supermarket so you can buy whatever you need for breakfast and your meals to prepare at the hostal (if you don’t want to dine out).
The location is really safe and there is always someone at reception in the main building between 9am to 5pm. Before or after these hours you are given a key fob to enter the front door so you’re reassured that the only people who will enter the building at night are the other guests. The rooms have their own private keys.
What is There To Do in The Area?
Even though I was here in the winter, the sun was still shining and temperatures were an average of 17 degrees Celsius. Marbella is still a great place to visit outside of peak season. The prices are lower and there are less tourists but if you want to meet others then come when it’s busier.
In the summer months you can take advantage of being so close to the beach and sunbathe or try your hand at water sports. For all other times, you can walk along the promenade or hike a bike and explore the coastline on two wheels instead.
There are plenty of Spanish restaurants nearby to sample some tapas whichever direction you head in. The old town is a really short walk and it’s so beautiful at night. Dine Al Fresco and have all the tapas you can eat whilst being surrounded by orange trees in this atmospheric old town, or at the beach with a sea view. There are also churches within the old town worthy of a photo or two.
How To Get To Hostal Tak
If you are flying to Marbella, Malaga is the closest airport. Buses leave from the airport direct to Marbella and take approximately 45 minutes. You could even spend a few nights in Malaga before or after your stay in Marbella. From the central bus station in Marbella, Hostal Tak is just a 25 minute walk down the hill. There are buses from the main bus station too or you can take a taxi if you want to arrive quicker.
Why I Love it!
As a solo traveller I love Hostal Tax. It’s the attention to detail that really makes this property stand out from others that I have stayed in. They have kept the original doors and I love the interior design of the place. The property makes you feel so welcome and reminders of positivity are everywhere that you turn.
Phrases such as “Life is simple” or “Happiness is homemade” hanging within my room just made me smile every morning. Even the cushions are inspirational with sayings such as: “Home: One’s dwelling; a place of retreat and comfort.” And, of course the roof terrace! It’s the perfect space to eat breakfast in the morning and soak in the atmosphere of Marbella without even leaving the building.
There’s a reason why visitors to Marbella keep coming back to stay at Hostal Tak, because it’s so welcoming! Whether you’re visiting Marbella to enjoy the beach or meander around the small Spanish streets, I definitely recommend Hostal Tak.