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“Nice but noisy” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residencia Universitaria Santa Paula

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Residencia Universitaria Santa Paula
Ranked #91 of 133 Speciality Lodging in Malaga
Punkaharju, Finland
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice but noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

We wanted to find a cheap place to stay for a couple of nights in Malaga, so Santa Paula was our choice.
Location had its pros and cons... Right in the middle of the old town, so close to everything (even parkinghouses) but even at this time of the year the street was noisy till 5 a.m. so if you are not a very good sleeper, earplugs are essential!
The breakfast was next to nothing, almost made me angry... Coffee and a white roll, no juice, no yogurt, no cheese or ham etc.
The staff was nice though...
At least at this time of the year (March) you don't have to be a student to stay here - I'm a mom who travelled with her daughter.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2007

Warning: If you do not hold a student card, you are not eligible!

If you don't mind spartan living conditions, in a small and tired room, with no a/c (remember this is Southern Spain), and a window opening on a very noisy street (where restaurant owners chatter on until 1 am, followed by city cleaning services until 2 am); if you don't object to communal shower rooms and toilets; if an extremely frugal breakfast (a roll + some butter + some jam + a artificially flavoured white yoghourt + American coffee) is the least of your concern; if you only have 21 EUR to spend per night; then this is your dream destination.

You will be rewarded with one of the best locations in town: in the middle of the old city, 30 sec from the Plaza de la Constitucion and the posh Calle Molina Lario, a few minutes away only from the Cathedral and the Museo Picasso. The beach, Malagetta is less than a 15 minutes walk. Just perfect! Way better than the official youth hostel, which is 20 minutes away, or other University student halls, which are even farther out.

The place is ok for a short-term stay or student backpackers on a shoestring budget. It is clean, has 24/24 porter service, and is dirt cheap.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Extremely basic
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Residencia Universitaria Santa Paula

Property: Residencia Universitaria Santa Paula
Address: Calle Especeria 5, 29005 Malaga, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Malaga > Centro
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Ranked #91 of 133 Speciality Lodging in Malaga
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,882 - ₹ 4,223
Hotel Class:2 star — Residencia Universitaria Santa Paula 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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