Spent the night a couple nights ago in the Melting Pot hostel in Malaga.
While the hostel is right across the road from the beach, unlike the photos on hostelworld lead you to believe (a couple of chairs on the sand in the beach), it is not actually right on the beach, in fact due to the high fence, you can’t even see the beach from the hostel.
My room was situated in a cave like basement – which actually was really good for sleeping, but still a bit of a strange accomodiation.
When I paid for a dinner (their bbq, i’d pass in the future), the total was 7EUR and I paid 6.98, and they said I still owed them 0.02EUR to make sure to pay before the end of the night (seriously).
They charge and extra 1.50EUR to use a credit card, which is pretty annoying.
At midnight they kick everybody out of the lobby/common area/outside area. So you can either go to your room or go outside. This leaves those who are jetlagged, tired, or just want to use their computer/etc no option but to leave the hostel in the middle of the night or go to bed. There’s nothing around this hostel, the city center is a solid 30 minute walk away – and thats if you walk quickly.
All the drinks sold here are extremely small (i.e. the waters, beers, etc) are all the mini-size instead of the normal size. At 1.50EUR each, they are a rip off (and again there is very little within a short walk of the hostel).
Was woken up at 11:30 AM by a guy screaming at me that I was suppose to be out of the room right now.
There are much much cooler hostels to check out in Malaga, I highly recommend Oasis Backpackers Hostel for example, which is right downtown, has places to hang out 24/7, a rooftop bar, and really laid back staff.
Overall I’d recommend staying away from this establishment.