Formerly called Hostel Africa, this is still known by that name by those who live in Marbella. Nowadays it belongs to the Andalucian government, and its facilities have been modernised. Here you'll find comfortable, cheap accommodation in the heart of the city of Marbella. The building resembles an old Andalucian farmhouse, with a garden and sunny terraces for relaxing or sunbathing. The beach is about fifteen minutes walk away, through the entire centre of Marbella, or you can take a bus.
The hostel has a swimming pool, tennis court and parking (something to consider given the difficulty of parking for the downtown area).