Solo Female-Friendly Accommodation in Spain

solo female-friendly accommodation in Spain

Spain, a country known for siestas, fiestas and tapas. There's a reason that solos come to Spain. There are so many places to see and having spent more than two and a half years in the country, I've visited a destination or two. Below is my guide to the best accommodation in Spain for solos.

All of the accommodation below are either my own personal recommendations or have been recommended by our Girls about the Globe community. I have listed each area in alphabetical order. Just choose the city that you're planning to travel to or read the whole article.

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Spain Accommodation For Solos 

Spain has all types of accommodation whatever your budget. Different regions of Spain have their own traditional style such as posadas in historic towns, or haciendas originally used as farms which are most common in the area of Andalusia. Then there are pensiones, traditional Spanish hotels and an affordable choice for those looking for clean, basic accommodation. 

If you prefer somewhere more budget and out in nature you can also choose a camp site. There are more than 1000 across the country. There are plenty of hostels too. Some offer walking tours and evening tours including flamenco shows. In the main cities such as Barcelona, you may find yourself paying the same price for a bed in a 12 bed dorm room as a private budget room on Airbnb. If you choose to book through Airbnb and stay in a local's home instead save $20 off your first stay when you book through this link.

Expect to carry your luggage up a few flights of stairs if you are staying in an old building within a historic area of town. Maybe you prefer to stay somewhere rural in your own villa near a vineyard or a tourist apartment which you can rent by the week or month if you are planning on staying a while. 

We can't forget a parador either, which is anything historical that has been converted into a 4/5 star hotel. Stay in a former castle or monastery but pre-book this accommodation as soon as you can as it's a popular choice. Make sure you take some ear plugs with you for Spain as the walls can be very thin.

Barcelona

Good areas to stay in

Barcelona has a good metro system so it’s easy to see all the sights no matter which area you stay in but for walking distance the Gothic Quarter is perfect. This area is close to La Rambla, the port and the beach and is ideal if you are staying for a few nights. It is the most touristy area though so you may prefer to stay near Plaza Catalunya which is at the top of La Rambla or more inland near the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. 

St Christopher's Inn

There are countless hostels in Barcelona but this one is one of the better ones. Close enough to La Rambla and near the edgy streets of Raval, it’s situated in a great location to be able to walk to the main sites. What I love about the place is the communal bar area, lounge and courtyard which is ideal to meet others if you are solo. They serve good food too. They also have female-only dorm rooms from 6 beds to 16 beds, or you can choose a bed in a mixed 4 bed dorm instead.

  • Prices start from £16 per night for a bed in a 16 bed dorm
  • To book, check prices or availability for St Christopher's Inn

Sant Jordi Gracia

Sant Jordi Hostel is in the Gracia neighbourhood. It is a great place to stay, very safe and with great nightlife. Everyone just hangs out in the plazas at night and you get to meet a lot of fun people. The hostel is also good at getting people together for meals so you can get to know each other and they're super helpful with getting around and what to do in Barcelona. There is a communal terrace and each dorm room has lockers for you too store your stuff. You don’t need to bring a hairdryer either as they have hairdryers in the bathroom.

  • Prices start from €23 for a bed in an 8 bed dorm
  • To book, check prices or availability for Sant Jordi Gracia

Bruc & Bruc

This cosy pension is situated in the heart of the city in the Eixample district. The rooms are bright, clean and stylish and come with a flat-screen TV (some with a balcony too). Bathrooms are shared. There is access to a gym so you can keep in shape during your travels and it’s really close to La Pedrera (Casa Milà). Because it’s in the heart of the city it’s an idea to take ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.

  • Prices start from €59 per night for the single room (which is tiny), or opt for a double room for an extra €10
  • To book, check prices or availability for Bruc & Bruc

Blue Barcelona

If you prefer a bit more comfort than a hostel and the privacy of your own room, Blue Barcelona is a lovely bed and breakfast to stay in. In the Gracia district you’ll find lots of bars, cafes and cosy restaurants on your doorstep. All rooms have a satellite TV and some also have a private bathroom. Breakfast is included in your rate as is the rest of the property and you’ll be welcoming your morning with the relaxing colour blue.

  • Prices start from €63 for a single room with a shared bathroom
  • To book, check prices or availability for Blue Barcelona

Balearic Islands

Ibiza – Hostal Marino

Located in San Antonio, just a short walk from the beach, this guesthouse is an ideal spot for shopping or nightlife on the island. The restaurant is open from breakfast to dinner so you don’t even need to leave the property if you are having a relaxing day. When you are ready to explore the church and fort are nearby as well as the pedestrian centre. Breakfast is an additional charge.

  • Prices start from €43 for a single room with a bathroom
  • To book, check prices or availability for Hostal Marino

Mallorca – Brick Hotel & B2 Homes

In the heart of Mallorca, this hotel is a short walk to the port. There is a cool bar so you can meet others and a sun terrace to enjoy some fresh air. It is located close to a bus stop so is easy to get around. With a funky interior, this stylish hotel offers a single bed in a female-only room or double rooms with private bathrooms. The rooms have soundproofing so you are guaranteed a good night’s sleep.

  • Prices start from €30 for a bed in a female-only dorm.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Brick Hotel 

Menorca – White Sands Beach Club By Diamond Resorts

Menorca is a great place to stay in the comfort of a resort especially when it is only a two minute walk from the beach. This luxury resort has a gorgeous swimming pool and sun lounger if you prefer to laze around the pool. Studio’s are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and a kitchenette so you can cook your own food if you don’t venture to the onsite restaurant or bar. 

  • Prices start from €45 for a studio apartment
  • To book, check prices or availability for White Sands Beach Club

Burgos

Hostel Burgos

This friendly hostel is across the river from the cathedral. If you arrive at Burgos by bus you don’t have to go very far as the building is right near to the bus station. A good breakfast is included in the rate and if you don’t feel like dining out you can order at the hostels’ restaurant instead. They have a female-only dorm room as well as private rooms with their own bathroom if you prefer your own space.

  • Prices start from €17 per night for a bed in an 8 bed dorm
  • To book, check prices or availability for Hostel Burgos

Hostal riMboMbin

This hostel is in the perfect location in Burgos, in the historical heart and near the cathedral. All rooms are modern in a cool interior design and come with their own TV. You can meet others in the bar and order traditional tapas or spend the evening in one of the nearby bars and restaurants. Double rooms come with a private bathroom and a patio.

  • Prices start from €15 per night for a bed in a 6 bed female dorm
  • To book, check prices or availability for Hostal riMboMbin

Canary Islands

Fuerteventura – Lobos Paradise Surf Camp

If you are planning to surf and are looking for a chilled place to stay in, this surf camp is perfect. The host is so incredibly friendly and you are guaranteed to meet others here. There is a sun terrace and it’s right next to the harbour too. Each room has a wardrobe so you can hang your clothes up. Choose from a bed in an 8-bed mixed dormitory or your own double room.

Gran Canaria – Pura Vida Las Palmas

Close to the beach, this hostel is in a good location and is ideal for hiking. The staff organise events making it easier for you to get to know the other guests. There is a shared lounge and sun terrace to relax in and feel at home. Choose from a 4 or 8 bed mixed dorm or your own twin room.

  • Prices start from €14 for a bed in an 8-bed room. 
  • To book, check prices or availability for Pura Vida Las Palmas

La Palma – Apartamentos Miranda

These apartments are only 1km from the city centre. Each studio has a large balcony and views of the sea or the mountains, as well as a kitchenette and a coffee machine. There is free WiFi in all areas and the staff are really helpful and offer a shuttle to and from the airport. The views from the swimming pool are gorgeous too.

  • Prices start from €63 for a studio with a personal bathroom
  • To book, check prices or availability for Apartamentos Miranda

Lanzarote – Casa Salinas Playa

Located in Orzola, a beautiful little village, this guest house is a great place to stay in. From here you can take a boat to Graciosa island. Rooms are cosy and very clean and the property offers free water and tea and coffee. The owners are really friendly and there is a shared lounge and kitchen. If you are looking for somewhere quiet with views of the mountains, this guest house is ideal.

  • Prices start from €25 for a double room with shared bathroom
  • To book, check prices or availability for Casa Salinas Playa

Tenerife – Endless Summer House

To meet others and venture into the party area of Playa de las Americas, this bed and breakfast is perfect for getting people together. It has a communal area and a barbecue as well as a beautiful view to admire. The beds are comfy and there is a choice of mixed or female-only dorm rooms with breakfast included. Hidden away yet close enough to everything, you are only 5 minutes walk from Siam Park, Tenerife’s famous water park. The bus from outside takes you to one of the nicest beaches too.

  • Prices start from €23 for a 4-bed female dorm room
  • To book, check prices or availability for Endless Summer House 

Granada

El Granado

A good area to stay is in the old town in Granada. El Granado is well located and close to the centre. The hostel has a lovely atmosphere and there is a rooftop terrace and a lounge area making it easy to meet others. If you want to save money and cook instead of eating out, there is a kitchen too. With friendly, helpful staff and walkable distance to most of the sites, El Granado is a great choice for a solo traveller. Choose from a mixed 3 or 6 bed dorm, or a 6 bed female-only dorm.

  • Prices start from €19 for a bed in a 6 bed dorm room
  • To book, check prices or availability for El Granado

Lemon Rock Hostel

Set in a manor house this funky-designed hostel is just 500 metres from the cathedral. The restaurant serves vegetarian and vegan dishes, and there is a traditional Andalusian patio where they hold free cultural events and live music every day. The beds are comfortable but if you stay in a bunk bed it may be a bit higher than you’re used to, and take some ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. Choose from a 6 bed female-only dorm, or an 8 bed or 12 bed dorm.

  • Prices start from €27 for a bed in a 12 bed dorm room
  • To book, check prices or availability for Lemon Rock Hostel

Madrid

Good areas to stay in – Whether you prefer to stay in a hostel or have your own private room in a hotel, there are many accommodation choices in Madrid. Staying in the city centre is the most expensive option but you can find cheaper alternatives on Calle Fuencarral, Toledo Street or near the port terminal.

Way Hostel Madrid

This hostel is great for a late check in. It has a 24 hour reception and is close to a metro station which is ideal when you first arrive in the city. You’ll find restaurants and bars nearby so you don’t have to go far to grab a bite to eat. As well as organising weekly events the hostel can also arrange tours for you. Choose from a 6 to 12 bed dormitory or a 6 bed female-only dorm with private bathroom.

  • Prices start from £16 for a 12 bed dorm with shared bathroom.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Way Hostel Madrid

Pil Pil Hostel Madrid

This friendly hostel is in the heart of the city and has a 24 hour front desk making it an ideal choice if you arrive late at night. There isn’t a kitchen that you can use but there is an option for a light breakfast. They have a female-only dorm with 8 beds or you can choose to stay in a 4, 6 or 10 bed mixed dorm, or a double room.

  • Prices start from £18 for a 10 bed room
  • To book, check prices or availability for Pil Pil Hostel Madrid

Gran Via 63 Rooms

Central with friendly staff, this guest house has both air-con and heating so you can visit year-round. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV and you can even treat yourself to a double room with a spa bath if you’re feeling flush. The small room is small so don’t expect that much room but the friendly staff definitely make up for a small bathroom. Breakfast is an optional cost. It is on Grand Via so it can get a bit noisy at night if your room faces the main street.

  • Prices from £69 for a small double room for single use
  • To book, check prices or availability for Gran Via 63 Rooms

Malaga

Good areas to stay inCalle Larios is a great area to stay in. This beautiful promenade is located in the centre with everything reachable by foot.

Barbatuke

If you are looking for somewhere cheap to stay in Malaga, this bed and breakfast has 4 and 6 bed dormitories as well as single or double rooms (you could even treat yourself to the suite with hot tub if you’re feeling flush). You can rent a bike and explore the area or just catch the bus from the nearby bus stop. Prices include a continental breakfast. 

  • Prices start from €15 for a 4-bed mixed dorm 
  • To book, check prices or availability for Barbatuke

Picnic Dreams Boutique Hostel

Boutique and chic, this hostel is about 15 minutes from the beach. Although they have a 10 bed dorm, if you are looking for somewhere sociable to stay in your own room, the hostel offers double or twin rooms which have air-conditioning and soundproofing (so you can get a good night’s sleep). Recently renovated, all facilities are brand new giving it that clean, modern touch. The location is central and the hostel can arrange any tour you need during your stay.

Alcazaba Premium Hostel

Located just a few minutes walk from the beach is this premium property in Malaga. Called Alcazaba Hostel because it is literally only 2 minutes away from Malaga’s most important landmark. The location is unbeatable and the staff are super friendly. There is a very cool rooftop bar so you can mingle with the other guests. It is in the party area so expect a bit of noise. The hostel has a range of dormitories from 6 to 10 bed, including a 8-bed female only dorm. Breakfast is optional.

  • Prices start from €36 for the 8-bed female dorm
  • To book, check prices or availability for Alcazaba Premium Hostel

Santiago de Compostela – Blanco Albergue

Near to the cathedral, this hostel is ideal to spend a night or two whilst doing the Camino de Santiago. The dorm room is mixed and contains 10 beds but it’s a good way to get to meet people and walk the next part of the route together. There is a shared lounge and also a flat-screen TV.

  • Prices start from €13 for a 10-bed dorm
  • To book, check prices or availability for Blanco Albergue

Seville

Good areas to stay in – If you stay in the heart of the city it is easy to walk everywhere. Stay in a historic budget hotel in the Barrio of Santa Cruz (called pensiones).

Lemon Garden Hostel

This helpful hostel has a pool and garden with a hammock so you can relax after a day of sightseeing. The beds are comfortable and there are lockers to store your things, and they do a cheap breakfast too. Walk from here to Plaza de Espana. Stay in an 8-bed female-only dorm or choose from a 6 or 4 bed mixed with shared bathrooms.

  • Prices start from €21 for a bed in an 8 bed dorm
  • To book, check prices or availability for Lemon Garden Hostel

Oasis Backpackers’ Palace

If you like to party and are a sociable Girl about the Globe, the Oasis Backpackers’ Palace is perfect for you. There’s a cafe and bar on the roof terrace as well as a barbecue, and a shared kitchen so you can prepare your own meals or opt for the paid breakfast. Choose from a private room or a 4, 8, 10, 12 or 14 bed mixed dorm room. The Alcazar and cathedral are just a 15 minute walk away.

Pensión Doña Trinidad

If you prefer to stay in a guest house instead of a hostel, this pension is located in Santa Cruz where you’ll find restaurants and bars. The rooms are quite basic but come with air conditioning. The building is very traditional and there is a lovely patio which is typically Andalusian. If you are looking for your own room at a budget cost, this is a good choice.

  • Prices start from €30 for a single room with a private external bathroom
  • To book, check prices or availability for Pension Dona Trinidad

Tossa de Mar – Mana Mana

Mana Mana is a small family hostel with a friendly atmosphere. This former traditional fisherman's house was the first hostel in Costa Brava and the property is located on a small, quiet street, close to Tossa's bars and restaurants.

They have free beach accessories, a female-only room, hair dryers in all bathrooms, hair straighteners, and wardrobes with hangers for your clothes including private lockers in the rooms. Choose from a single bed in a 6 bed dormitory room or a double room with your own private bathroom or a suite with a balcony.

  • Prices start from €19 per night for a single bed in a 6 bed dormitory room
  • To book, check prices or availability for Mana Mana

Valencia

Good areas to stay in  – The old town is a great area to stay as the historic centre is on your doorstep, or choose to stay near the beach within walking distance of bars and restaurants. With a good metro system you’re never far away from most of the sights.

Quart Youth Hostel

Named the same as the Quart Medieval Tower, this modern hostel is only 5 minutes walk from the old town. The hostel has private rooms with a shared bathroom and 6-10 bed dorm rooms. Bunk beds have their own curtains. You can also pay extra for a buffet breakfast. The bathrooms are shared by guys and girls so you’ll need to feel comfortable with it being mixed. Reception isn’t open 24 hours so contact them if you have a late check in.

  • Prices from £9 for a bed in a 10 bed mixed dorm
  • To book, check prices or availability for Quart Youth Hostel

The River Hostel

This hostel is perfect for walking or running through the Turia Gardens. It is also just a short walk to the metro station so you don’t need to carry your bags too far. With a choice of dorm rooms or privates there are female-only dorm rooms and separate bathrooms for girls. There is an onsite cafe if you get peckish, and a lounge and games room making it easy to strike up conversations with others. It can be noisy at night though so only stay if you are a night owl.

  • Prices start from £10 for a 12-bed dormitory room
  • To book, check prices or availability for The River Hostel

Treat Yourself at: Illunion Aqua 4

If you need your own space you will definitely find it in this hotel. Just in front of the Arts and Sciences Museum and the Oceanographic Park this swish-looking hotel with high ceilings has stunning views and is definitely a treat. There is a bus stop nearby which will take you into the city centre. Private rooms come with air-con, satellite TV and even a pillow menu. Breakfast is an additional cost.

  • Prices start from £80 a night
  • To book, check prices or availability for Illunion Aqua 4

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