If you are looking for where to stay in Ibiza on a budget, you are in the right place. In this post, I will help you to find the best area to stay in Ibiza on a budget, and some of the most budget friendly hotels to stay on the island.
Ibiza (White Island) is a popular tourist destination on the Balearic Islands. It is famous for its white sandy beaches, magnificent sunsets, historical landmarks, hippie markets, and a lively party atmosphere.
Due to its popularity, Ibiza is generally considered to be an expensive destination. Accommodation, dining, and entertainment options can be quite costly, especially during the peak summer season from around June until mid September.
There are luxury resorts, high-end restaurants, and super-famous clubs, world-class DJs, but if you plan your trip well in advance, you can easily find budget accommodations, bars, and restaurants.
Where to Stay in Ibiza on a Budget?
The best areas to stay in Ibiza on a budget is San Antonio, Ibiza Town, Santa Eulalia, Figueretas, and Playa d’en Bossa because they are the most popular tourist towns on the island that provides a wide variety of accommodations, not only luxury, but also budget options.
|Sant Antoni||Best overall area to stay in Ibiza on a budget with lively nightlife scenes, and stunning sunset views.|
|Ibiza Town||Best for first-timers who want both cultural attractions, nightlife, and a wide selection of budget-friendly hotels.|
|Santa Eulària des Riu||Best for laid-back nightlife, lots of choices in apartments, guest houses, hostels.|
|Figueretas||Conveniently located between capital city Ibiza Town and the party Playa D’en Bossa|
|Playa D’en Bossa||Best area to stay in Ibiza to party and nightlife, good selection of accommodations.|
5 Best areas to Stay in Ibiza on a Budget
1. San Antonio
San Antonio (Sant Antoni de Portmany) is the 2nd largest city in Ibiza after Ibiza Town, located on the island’s west coast. It is known for its vibrant nightlife scene, magnificent sunset views, and for being one of the cheapest areas to stay in Ibiza.
San Antonio was a traditional fishing village, but has been developed into a party town with lots of lively beach bars, superclubs, pool parties.
There are many nightlife venues in the area, but the most popular nightclubs and bars are Edén, Es Paradís, Ibiza Rocks Hotel, and O Beach Ibiza. You can easily reach the well-known Amnesia Ibiza and Privilege Ibiza in San Rafael by short drive by car or bus.
San Antonio has two famous sections for nightlife, the West End and the Sunset Strip. The West End is a section in the middle of the old town and is lined with British style bars, nightclubs, pubs, and restaurants.
Meanwhile, the Sunset Strip is a famous seafront promenade, where you can find Café Mambo and Café del Mar, which have chill music sessions and amazing sunset views.
Apart from nightlife and dining, Sant Antoni has a collection of beautiful beaches. Playa de S’Arenal is the town’s main beach and is an ideal place for swimming and sunbathing during the day. Further north, you can find Playa de Cala Gració, Cala Saladeta, Cala Gracioneta, and Cala Salada.
One of the well-worth-visiting cultural attractions in San Antonio is the 14th-century Església de Sant Antoni. There is also the Aquarium Cap Blanc S.L to spend a fun day out with your children, and the Slingshot Amusement Park to experience the adrenaline rush.
The best way to get around is by renting a car, but there is a bus connecting San Antonio to other towns on the islands. To save money, you can also use the night Disco Bus service which runs to big clubs on the island, or shared taxi services.
San Antonio has a wide selection of accommodation for budget travelers and backpackers. There are affordable hotels, guest houses, B&B, and hostels with the price ranging from US$50/nigth to US$100 USD/night.
Best places to stay in San Antonio on a budget:
- Budget ($$): Hotel Marfil
- Budget ($$): Hostal Roca
- Budget ($$): Hotel Florencio Ibiza
2. Ibiza Town
Ibiza Town is the capital city and cultural center of Ibiza, located just 6km from Ibiza airport. Ibiza Town is one of the best areas to stay in Ibiza for first-time visitors who want an all-rounder destination with lots of sightseeing, nightlife, and shopping.
Ibiza Town is well-connected with other towns by bus, and it has ferries to neighboring Formentera island. The night disco bus also stops at many big clubs and bars in town, making it convenient for clubbers and partygoers to do bar hopping.
Ibiza Town is home to the historic Old Town, and is surrounded by a 16th century wall. It is where you can find many narrow, cobbled streets, old churches, museums, fortified bastions, and charming squares.
The Old Town is located in the upper part of town, providing stunning views over the city and the sea. While taking a stroll around its area, you can enjoy a meal or a drink at one of many small terrace restaurants, bars, or browse for gifts at souvenir shops around the Plaza de Vila square.
I recommend taking a visit to important historical landmarks such as the Ses Taules portal city gate, the Catedral de Santa Maria de la Neu de Vila d’Eivissa dating back to the 13th century, the Church of Santo Domingo, and the Castell d’Eivissa.
History buffs and art enthusiasts can explore the Archaeological Museum, Monographic Museum, Puig des Molins Punic Necropolis, and the Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa,.
If you like shopping, there are plenty of shops along the Passeig de Vara de Rey, the Plaza del Parque square, and the harbor area.
The nightlife of Ibiza Town is centered around the Botafoch Eivissa and La Marina neighborhood which is the waterfront area. It is home to countless outdoor terrace restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and hippy markets.
Ibiza Town is home to the famous Pacha superclub, but you can also visit clubs nearby in Playa D’en Bossa, as well as Privilege and Amnesia in San Rafael.
Apart from cultural attractions and lively nightlife, Ibiza Town has easy access to beautiful beaches nearby such as Ses Figueretes, Talamanca, and En Bossa beach. The beaches are well equipped with sun loungers, umbrellas, toilets, lifeguard services, making its popular places to swim, sunbathe, and watersport activities.
You can also take a boat party, take a ferry to the neighbor Formentera island, or take part in the August Eivissa Jazz Festival and the May Medieval Festival in Dalt Vila.
Ibiza Town has a great range of accommodation options ranging from budget hostels to luxury hotels. The average price of hotels in Ibiza Town are higher than in San Antonio due to its location, close proximity to the airport, and other popular towns in the east coast.
If you do well research, you can find very quality hotels with affordable prices. It is best to travel as couples, families, or groups, to reduce hotel prices. But the budget options can be around US$100/night.
Best places to stay in Ibiza Town on a budget:
- Budget ($$): Apartamentos Ripoll Ibiza
- Budget ($$): BG Nautico Ebeso
- Budget ($$): Hostal Residencia Europa Punico
3. Santa Eulalia
Santa Eulalia (Santa Eulària des Riu) is the 3rd largest city on the island and is a great base to explore the north of the island. It is known for its laid-back nightlife, quiet holiday, and the hippie markets.
Santa Eulalia is located on the bank of Rio de Santa Eulalia river, making it a popular destination for outdoor activities. The banks of the river are popular places for walking, running, and cycling. Along the way you can spot the 18th century stone bridge.
Santa Eulalia has lots of cafes, restaurants, and shops. You can find them on the seafront promenade, the marina area, or on the town’s main streets called Calle San Jaime and Calle San Vicente (Restaurant Street).
The nightlife in town is very chill and laid back with some music, but if you want some livelier nightlife, you can check out Ibiza Town, San Antonio, and Playa d’en Bossa.
Santa Eulalia is a great base to do some shopping as it is home to many boutiques, shoe shops, souvenir stores. You can also visit Las Dalias Hippy Market in San Carlos and the Hippie Market in Es Canar, which are only a short drive away by car.
The town has numerous cultural attractions to explore such as the Parish Church at the top of Puig de Missa hill, the Ethnographic Museum, and the Barrau Gallery.
If you like to be on the beach, you can easily reach beaches and coves nearby including Playa De Santa Eulalia, Babylon Beach, and Playa Niu Blau. All beaches are white sandy beaches, with crystal clear turquoise water, and beach facilities such as parasols, sun loungers, and umbrellas for rent.
Santa Eulalia has a wide choice of lodging, the rates are similar to Ibiza Town, and are higher than in San Antonio. The budget price according to booking.com is around US$100/night.
Best places to stay in Santa Eulalia on a budget:
- Budget ($$): Grupotel Santa Eulària & Spa – Adults Only
- Budget ($$): Aparthotel Tropic Garden
- Budget ($$): Aparthotel Duquesa Playa
Figueretas is a beach area located between the capital city Ibiza Town, and the nightlife area of Playa d’en Bossa. It has a very convenient location to explore the historical attractions of the island’s Old Town, as well as nightclubs, and bars in Playa d’en Bossa.
Platja de ses Figueretes is a wide beach with palm-fringed promenade, and beach amenities such as sun loungers, parasols, life guards, children playground, as well as restaurants, shops, and bars.
The beautiful beach promenade is the location of the craft markets during summer months. So don’t miss out while you are in the area during summer.
Figueretas provides a range of affordable accommodation options, including guest houses, apartments, and hostel style of lodging.
Best places to stay in Figueretas on a budget:
- Budget ($$): Apartaments B-Llobet Sun & Confort
- Budget ($$): Hostal Pitiusa
- Budget ($$): Apartamentos Llobet Ibiza
5. Playa d’en Bossa
Playa d’en Bossa is the island’s well-known party destination, so if you come to Ibiza to party, Playa d’en Bossa is a play to be.
Playa d’en Bossa is conveniently located close to both the island’s airport and capital city. It is very-well connected to other parts of the island by bus.
Playa d’en Bossa is home to a great selection of restaurants, nightclubs and bars, including the superclubs Hi Ibiza, Ushuaia, Octan Ibiza, and Swag Ibiza Club. You can also easily use the disco bus to check out more famous nightclubs such as Pacha, Privilege, and Amnesia.
By day, you can enjoy swimming and sunbathing at Platja d’en Bossa Beach, the island’s longest beach. It has water sports such as kayaking and stand-up paddling, as well as many beach bars, restaurants, along the beach for just chill out.
If you are after a little bit of adventure, you can climb up to the Torre des Carregador at the end of the beach to have beautiful views over the city; or visit the attractions in Ibiza Old Town.
Playa d’en Bossa is really a destination for partygoers and beach lovers. The hotels here tend to be more expensive than San Antonio, but it is well-worth it because it is located in a very central location, close to both the airport and the island’s Old Town.
Best places to stay in Playa d’en Bossa on a budget:
- Budget ($$): Club Can Bossa
- Budget ($$): Bon Sol Prestige – AB Group
- Budget ($$): Tropicana Ibiza Suites – Adults Only
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So you have it on the list of the best towns to stay in Ibiza on a budget. Overall, San Antonio is the best area to stay in Ibiza on a budget because it has lots of choices for budget accommodations.
On the other hand, Ibiza Town is ideal for first-timers who want a combination of both nightlife and cultural experiences; party goers are recommended to stay in Playa d’en Bossa; and Santa Eulària is best for a laid-back nightlife and quieter holiday.