Hotel Hostel El Escudo de Mijas

Pasaje trocha de los Pescadores 7Mijas29650Spain
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About Hotel Hostel El Escudo de Mijas

This lovely hostel is 425 metres above sea-level, yet just 4km from the beach, making it a superb retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Costa del Sol. The El Escudo de Mijas is centrally located just off the Plaza de la Constitución in the heart of the picturesque white-washed Andalusian mountain village of Mijas.

Its rooms are basic, yet nicely decorated with en-suite bathroom, safes, TVs and DVD players as well as a well-stocked mini-bar. The balconies give wonderful views over the sea and / or mountains.

The El Escudo de Mijas has a limited front desk and there is a municipal car park close by.

The village has a wide selection of restaurants and tapas bars which help generate a lively authentic ambiance.

For a bit more action, the resort of Fuengirola with its beaches, waterparks and nightlife is a short descent away. Malaga Airport is just 15 minutes drive.


Pasaje trocha de los Pescadores 7, Mijas, 29650, Spain
Telephone: +34(952)591100 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Stunning location

The hostel may be simple, yet the location alone transforms it into a secret gem in the eyes of many guests. The fabulous views over the coast below and the mountains behind, combined with the relative calm of the village give it a certain wow factor. Right in the heart of the village too, all the amenities are close by and nice hillside walks within reach. Being near the Municipal car park is also a big plus for many guests.

Fantastic value for money

The El Escudo de Mijas is not a hotel, but a hostel. Yet it is incredibly clean and the service is exemplary. Guests are pleasantly surprised to find little extras included and that it is comfortable.

Friendly staff

Guests find the staff incredibly friendly and smiley. There seemed to be very little anyone could fault them by. They helped make guests feel at home and give it a Spanish family feel.

Negative Reviews

Access difficult

Finding the hostel for many guests was a challenge and there were lots of stairs to tackle too. Some also found it difficult to get hold of any employees or the owner on arrival or during their stay. If guests have the misfortune to arrive during the siesta, there is usually no-one available to welcome them. Although there is a telephone number to call, some guests don't like to pay for roaming charges.

Uncomfortable beds

Although in the minority, a fair few guests found the beds or the mattresses hard or uncomfortable. Whilst this may be personal preference it seemed to be relatively common.

Noisy neighbours

As anywhere, a stay can be made or broken by your fellow residents. Some guests found that the walls were thin and not very well insulated and they heard all too clearly their neighbours.

Rating Overview

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8.8 out of 10 based on 264 reviews