Where to Stay in Tenerife
Whether you're on a tight budget or have cash to splash, you're guaranteed to find something to suite your accommodation needs across Tenerife, from the main tourist areas to more secluded parts of the island.
Where to Stay: Budget and Basic
A popular hostel located in El Médano equipped with swimming pool, free WIFI and gym. It is located only 200m from the beach and includes free an *all you can eat* breakfast buffet.
El Médano is a fishing village that has developed into a small holiday resort. It has a number of natural sandy beaches which are popular with windsurfers and kite boarders.
Perfect for backpackers and water sport enthusiasts.
Average price: from 15€ a night in a shared dormitory.
A unique hostel located in the historic Canarian city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. You have a choice of 3 different types of accommodation: single room, double room with a double bed or double room with two single beds and each room has a selection of classical and contemporary literature. Books can also be found around the rest of the hostel which guests are free to read.
Perfect for bibliophiles.
Average price from 15€ a night.
A small laid-back hostel located in the popular tourist area of Plaza Del Duque, close to Costa Adeje and Las Americas. It is only 700m from the beach and you can choose to stay in a double room, twin room or the 4 bed mixed dorms.
Breakfast is included, along with free WIFI and access to a private garden with swimming pool.
Perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the touristic areas on a budget.
Average price from 20€ a night.
A hotel housed in a restored sixteenth century building located in the historic centre of La Orotava in the Northern part of Tenerife. La Orotava is a typical colonial town with 16th and 17th century architecture and cobbled streets. Every year the streets are decorated with floral carpets for Corpus Christi attracting tens of thousands of visitors.
Perfect for fans of traditional colonial architecture.
Average price from 45€ a night.
Where to Stay: Boutique and Bougie
A luxury, modern and environmentally friendly hotel and health spa located in the northern corner of Tenerife. The hotel offers recreational activities such as yoga, mountain biking, hiking, surfing, golf and horseriding as well as an experienced team of doctors and therapists delivering medical, Ayurvedic and traditional healing therapies. In addition, there is a Thalasso Centre with a variety of swimming pools and saunas. You can also book intensive 7, 14 and 21-day programs for detoxification, weight loss, stress, insomnia, depression and more.
Perfect for anyone who desperately needs to unwind, de-stress and rejuvenate.
Average price from 52€ a night.
A small rural hotel located on the edge of the charming Santiago del Teide Valley on premises that are 400 years old. The exterior maintains the 17th century architecture whilst the interior has a very contemporary design. There is no swimming pool but the hotel has riding stables and offers horse riding lessons. Additionally, the hotel has free WIFI, a private spa, a small gym and a restaurant.
Perfect for fans of horse riding.
Average price from €86 a night.
Where to Stay: High-End
A small boutique hotel housed in a stunning restored 17th century mansion located in the picturesque village of Garachico, in the north-east part of Tenerife. The hotel has been decorated with the avant-garde Bauhaus style and throughout the hotel you will find unique works of art by prestigious Spanish and international artists. You can choose between the exclusively decorated one-story rooms, two-story rooms with a loft or a suite built on three levels with its own private terrace. There is a heated swimming pool, sauna, restaurant, free WIFI and free bicycle service.
Perfect for a romantic getaway.
Average price from 155€ a night.
A luxury secluded self-catering retreat located within exotic gardens only seven miles from Puerto de la Cruz. This exclusive getaway is made of twelve independent houses of different sizes including a range of studios, apartments and villas to choose from with up to 3 bedrooms, all with ocean views. There is also an ocean-view sauna and two outdoor pools as well as free WIFI and access to a massage care and wellness program.
Perfect for anyone seeking peace and quiet with breathtaking views.
Average price from 230€ a night.
Of course, you also have the option of all inclusive hotels, private self-catering apartments on large complexes and Airbnb (check out this piece on hotel alternatives here!). Some of the places mentioned above are so stunning you could be tempted not to venture out. But wherever you choose to stay, you must get out and about to see everything this beautiful island has to offer.
Wherever you end up staying, make sure to tag LMDES on Instagram so that we can follow your travels!
Leanne Lindsey is a freelance blogger, qualified careers adviser and certified life coach who loves inspiring and motivating women to live happy, healthy lives they love by sharing simple and practical insights on self-care and wellbeing. She is a native Londoner who is currently trying out life the beautiful island of Tenerife. You can connect with her in The Self-Love & Wellness Lounge, at her website www.leannelindsey.co.uk and on IG @leanne__lindsey.