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Hostel Escudo de Mijas

The rural hotel Escudo de Mijas is a comfortable hostel with double and single rooms situated in the heart of Mijas in a pedastrian street with fantastic views to the Costa del Sol.

The surrounding Sierra de Mijas mountain range and the nearby beaches of Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas Costa or Marbella make it a perfect location to enjoy a summer holiday or a short break in a typical andalusian accommodation in Mijas.

All rooms of the hotel Escudo de Mijas have a unique decoration and are equipped with airconditioning, television with DVD wifi connection and private terraces with views to the nearby Mediterranean or the mountains. El Escudo de Mijas is room only, but there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby to enjoy a typical andalusian breakfast, lunch or a spanish dinner.

The most important tourist attractions of the village are just round the corner, like the Muralla gardens, the bullring, the Carromato de Max miniature museum or the shrine of the parton saint of the village, the Virgen de la Peña. Don’t miss the typical San Sebastian street or the Calle de los Caños full of bars, restaurants and souvenir shops.

In case you rent a car upon arrival at Malaga airport it is important to know, that there are no parking facilities at the El Escudo hostel, but there is a public car park in the village next to the townhall, the taxi stand and the busstop where you can take a bus to Fuengirola, Torremolinos or Malaga. From Fuengirola a train is leaving to Malaga airport almost every half an hour.

For late arrivals the hostel offers a modern checkin facility with remote assistance by the reception staff. The hotel Escudo de Míjas is the perfect hideway for a holiday in one of the most beautiful and typical andalusian villages on the Costa del Sol.

Website: www.el-escudo.com
Address: Pasaje de los Pescadores, 7, 29650 Mijas (Málaga)
Telephone: 952 591100

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Client comments

“The hostal is in an extremely quiet location in a pedestrian street, but still in the centre of Mijas. Lovely view from the roof terrace and the top floor balconies.”

100 customers rated this business with an average score of 8.2 out of 10 points.

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Car hire in Mijas

There are different ways of public transport from Malaga airport to Mijas. You can take the bus, a taxi or the train which leaves you in the center of Fuengirola. Another option is to rent a car at Malaga airport. This will give you the freedom to go as you please and is very convenient if you stay in popular urbanisations in Mijas like Valtocado, Las Lomas de Mijas, Miraflores, La Cala or Calahonda.


Car hire prices in Malaga are very reasonable, but it is important to have a look at the small print and compare the rental conditions before you book in order to avoid unpleasant surprises when you collect your rental car.

Most price comparison websites will announce ‘no hidden extras’, but fact is, that most people will find themselves with a much higher bill than expected. If you are spending your holidays in Mijas and are planning to book car hire in Mijas make sure to do a price comparison and check at least the following:

petrol policy

Many car hire companies in Malaga apply a full-empty policy:  Cars are delivered with a full tank of fuel that must be prepaid at time of rental and there is no refunds for unused fuel. The price of a full tank depends on the specific vehicle make and model, the type of fuel and the fuel daily rates. With this policy car hire companies in Spain earn some extra money, because the fuel charge covers both the fuel cost plus a refueling charge and possible service costs.

optional insurances

Most companies in Spain offer a fully inclusive insurance in case of accidents, but the insurance cover excludes damages to wheels, tires (including punctures), mirrors, windows, locks, antenna, battery, clutch and some insurances don’t even cover towing expenses or taxi bills arising from road assistance requests by the customer.

As a general rule, any damages to the rental car are covered by the optional insurance except when there is customer negligence. Examples of customer negligence are driving under the effects of alcohol or drugs, driving in unauthorized roads, refueling the vehicle with the wrong type of fuel, traffic fines, lost keys, loss or damage to vehicle equipment such as child seats, GPS, or any other detachable element of the rental vehicle.

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“Great location, helpful staff, typical spanish rooms, excellent value for money. Not easy to find when arriving late. Several popular tourist attractions are close by such as the donkey-taxis and the wonderful panoramic views from the old city walls.”

“We spend e weekend in Mijas pueblo and really enjoyed everything. It was a fantastic place to stay! Lovely location, friendly staff, clean rooms. Great value. We would definately stay here again and recommend this charming hostel to our family and friends.”

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