Where we choose to stay – Hostal Marino San Antonio Ibiza
In many discussions of late with people our age, the question comes up “where do you stay in Ibiza?”
San Antonio of course, it is a great base for a short trip or an extended holiday to the island. Despite what others may say San Antonio is a thriving tourist hot spot far removed from the image most people have of it.
But back to the question of where we stay. It is a little family run hostal called the Marino suitable for singles, couples and those with young families and is great value for money.
It is located away from the main part of San Antonio but is quite literally 10 minuets walk to everywhere, the beaches, the prom, the sunset, the bus station, bars and restaurants.
Miki the owner has to be one of the happiest people I have ever met. Always welcoming and he always has something to say that’s positive and uplifting, this attitude spreads down through the staff and they are always friendly and happy.
The rooms themselves are exceptionally clean and come with a maid service, plenty of towels and all the essentials including air conditioning, TV, safe, WIFI and basic toiletries.
They had a full refurbishment in 2015 which you can read more about here.
Most have a combined bath and shower and some of the larger rooms come with Jacuzzi baths. The bath is also usable unlike other hostals / hotels we have stayed in.
Most of the rooms have a balcony, which admittedly doesn’t have the best views over Ibiza, but allows you somewhere to sit out and relax when needed, and are perfect for hanging out wet swimsuits and towels.
Downstairs is a full bar and restaurant serving good sensible food at a price that’s right with a range of drinks and cocktails to suit all tastes.
They have a small pool with a sun terrace to relax on and we have always found it a friendly and chatty atmosphere even when the bar is full of locals watching the football.
You will find many of the workers of San Antonio popping in and out all day as well as their families to use the pool and sun terrace.
Don’t let this put you off though, in my eyes a bar that is frequented by the locals is always a sign of a great place and you’ll hardly notice them around the pool if you’re having a relaxed afternoon.
The best way to book is direct with the Marino, the staff on the desk speak very good English and it tends to be cheaper than the endless booking sites we are used to.
They can also arrange car hire, airport transfers and apartments (where we stay when we go as a family).
To book the Hostel Marino click here
Don’t just take our word for it click to see their trip advisor reviews
Top Tip: If you do stay here make sure you take a map of the area with you as the first year we got a little lost in the streets around the Marino, but we did also discover more of the beautiful large artwork dotted around San Antonio so it wasn’t all bad.