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Find your accommodation in Málaga

Last update: 2 March, 2024  ◦  25 December, 2023 by Photo from Lisa Lisa  ◦  21 views  ◦  5 minutes reading time
Find your accommodation in Malaga

Considering a move to Málaga? Look no further! In this guide, we'll assist you in discovering the ideal location for your Mediterranean journey. From popular areas to budget considerations, we've got you covered. So let's get started on finding your perfect new home in Málaga! 🇪🇸🏡

Are you ready for a Mediterranean adventure, with the sunny shores of Málaga as your backdrop? Finding a place to stay in this Spanish gem is an exciting step towards embracing the vibrant culture and stunning landscapes of the Costa del Sol. Let's explore the charming neighborhoods of Málaga, their unique features, and the rental prices that make this city an ideal place to call home.

How to find accommodation?

Málaga provides a broad range of accommodation options to cater to various preferences and budgets. Whether you seek a contemporary apartment in Old town Málaga or a serene villa by the seaside in La Malagueta, there's a perfect match for every taste. The average rent for an apartment in Málaga is around €500 and around €700 at the heart of the city.If you are looking for rooms to live with housemates, the average cost is around €350 and €400 per month. The most expensive apartments are closer to the heart of the city center while the more affordable areas would be El Pablo or La Trinidad for example, since they are a bit further away from the tourist areas. Here are some options worth considering when on the hunt for your dream residence in Málaga:


Useful websites for finding accommodation in Málaga

To kickstart your search, definitely make sure to take a look at Idealista, they are the #1 website for house hunting in Spain for locals. Explore other well-known housing websites like HousingAnywhereHomeLike, and Spotahome. Browse through the listings until you discover your ideal accommodation or use filters to refine your results based on your preferences. Excitingly, Yobbers has secured exclusive discount codes and priority access just for you! Be sure to keep a close eye on these platforms to ensure your dream home doesn't slip away into someone else's lap!

Join local Facebook groups

Joining different local Facebook groups focused on housing and expat communities can be incredibly useful. When searching, use terms such as “Málaga accommodation”, “Expats in Málaga”, or “Rentals Málaga” and connect with fellow expats. While browsing these groups, you'll discover numerous opportunities to seek advice and perhaps even locate a prospective roommate for the future!


Where to look?

As one of the most desirable cities to reside in Spain, Málaga boasts a diverse array of neighborhoods, each with its own unique appeal. Nestled in the sun-soaked region of southern Spain, the city has earned the distinction of being the 'Cultural Capital of the Costa del Sol.' Join us as we explore the enchanting neighborhoods that Málaga has in store for you!

Map of Málaga

Centro Historico 🏛

The historic city center of Málaga is quite a popular area to visit. Offering plenty of interesting museums, outstanding nightlife and the best traditional Spanish food. When you secure a spot in the heart of "El Centro," as the locals lovingly call it, you're in for an exciting Spanish journey just around the corner. Whether you fancy sipping vino on a charming terrace or embarking on an adventure to uncover the city's hidden gems, it's all right at your fingertips! But beware — the competition for apartments is fierce, and it comes with a hefty price tag!


La Goleta 🏗

Once a forgotten corner, now a vibrant hub just northwest of Centro Historico. Perfect for social butterflies, it offers a central location without breaking the bank. Cozy restaurants, trendy tapas bars, and charming cafes await exploration. One local treasure is Cafe Bar Monteblanco, a place always buzzing with Spanish food enthusiasts. It's a foodie's dream come true!

Soho 🎨

Southwest of Centro Historico, Soho is a haven for creativity and cool vibes. A favorite among hipsters and artists, it's packed with vintage shops, unique businesses, and captivating street art. If you're young-minded, hip, and seeking excitement, Soho is the place to be. Though finding a place to live can be a bit tricky. Soho is especially famous for its "Made in Soho" market, happening on the first Saturday of each month. At this market, locals sell their locally made goods, from art and crafts to delicious food and all sorts of quirky treasures. 


La Malagueta 🌊

Málaga's famous beachfront neighborhood, offering classic charms of a Southern Spanish coastal haven. A short walk to Centro Historico and a 1,200-meter beach for swimming, water sports, and leisure. Once you've settled in, you might find it hard to ever leave this captivating place. It's that charming! Warning: it's a sought-after area, so be ready for a hefty price tag. 

El Palo 🎣

Located 6 km east of Centro Historico, El Palo is a tranquil haven away from the bustling center. Perfect for a laid-back local experience with fantastic beaches, seafood feasts, and a genuine lifestyle. If you crave a high quality of life and immersion in local living, El Palo is your spot.


Now that you know a bit more about where to look and what neighborhoods to look into, It's time to make Spain your new home! And if you can’t seem to find your perfect fit, don’t worry! Our relocation experts are always there to help you. If you are still conflicted and feel like you need a bit more inspiration take a look at our experience blogs about moving abroad! Learn from other people's adventures and see how this experience can help you grow. Check out our vacancies in Málaga and kickstart your Spain adventure! 🌎🧡

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