The Lights Hostel

Looking for a fun hostel where you´ll have a good time and will meet people from all around the world while you get to know the Spanish culture! Don´t look further! We are located in a superb location right in the centre of Malaga. Come check us out and see why we love it here! We're a friendly place, its our place and we really care about it, so we want to give you the best possible experience while you stay in sunny Malaga, the warmest city in mainland Europe!

Our main goal is to create a nice, homey and fun ambiance, we always try to ensure that everyone is having a great time and make the most out of their experience at the hostel! We spent a year renovating a historical building in a superb location right in the centre of Malaga and we are always trying to improve and maintain eveything in high standards. We have 11 full time employees that you will be helping in different shifts: we always try to keep it fair so everyone get a mix of all the shifts. Also, we are a vegan friendly hostel: most of our meals have a vegan or vegeterian option and we provide alternative for breakfast too!

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I had a great time in Málaga! I could meet a lot of internationals and make new friends. The work exchange at The Lights Hostel was fair. I’d recommend volunteering there!

7 days ago



The Lights was a nice volunteering. The apartment were we stay is 15min walking from the Hostel which has pros and cons. It could use some improvements regarding the bathroom. The work is manageable and the work schedules is always made before so you need to communicate your plans in advance. Breakfast and Dinner are included. Staff is super friendly and Málaga is a beautiful city to stay in.

21 days ago



The Lights Hostel is a great place to volunteer. I felt respected and well taken cared of during my entire stay. The staff and the other volunteers were also very kind.

The work was not too difficult, easy to follow and often times very fun.
Malaga itself is very nice and the hostel is located in the center of the city so you can visit alot of places within a 15 minutes walk. Same with the beach.

All in all i had a great month staying at The Lights. It was my first hostel volunteering and i really loved it. If you get the chance to stay here do it. You wont regret it.

27 days ago



De todos mis voluntariados este fue el mejor sin cuestionarlo, equipo flexible, trabajo fácil, comida agradable, localización perfecta, grande flujo de extranjeros para quien necesita practicar cuál sea el idioma y lo más importante es que te dejan disfrutar!
Gracias por la oportunidad, organización y predisposición en ayudar.
El staff está genial!!! ;)

28 days ago



Lights was one of the best volunteers that I did ever.
The others volunteers are nice and you have a lot of free time to walk around and know the city.
If you are thinking about going or not, just go, probably gonna be a such good experience for u.
Thanks lights!
I’ll miss u

about 2 months ago

The Lights replied

We sincerely appreciate your kind words and the experience you had with our team of volunteers. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the time off to explore the city and that you found it to be an excellent experience.

Thank you for your contribution and we hope to see you again in the future!

Best regards

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