The town of Estepona is set to welcome a boutique hostel in the old town, the first initiated by the municipality.
Estepona has been undergoing great changes of late, and the town has been rapidly expanding with new housing and plenty of improved services as well as infrastructure.
Hostels are a common fixture in large cities, particularly in Europe and typically attract younger travellers or those holidaying on a shoe-string. In an initiative to drive a wider demographic to Estepona, the Junta of Andalucia have given the go ahead for the project and the hostel will be located in the centre of the Old Town and the result of renovating an existing building on Calle Torrejon.
The 36-person capacity hostel will be completed in 2022, and will have several dormitory style bedrooms, a kitchen and dining room, co-working space and laundry facilities. The hostel will be 350 m2 in size and located in an existing building, renovated especially for the facility.
Experts in Heritage Renovation and locally based Architectural company Volume have been intrusted with the transformation, along with local construction company Atlas Group. Ventura Morón Carrillo, Chief Architect at Volume, explains, “Our company philosophies are to rehabilitate as a means of conservation, revaluation and regeneration, particularly of historic centres. This project in the heart of Estepona Old Town, which is of great historical influence, will bring in harmony the element of evolving with the times and will offer an up-to-date service, alongside the preservation of the building and the greater area. We look forward to working with experts Atlas Group, to bring this project to fruition.”
Volume International Architects, based in Estepona, have worked on numerous projects on the Costa del Sol and wider afield, developing in urban and rural contexts, historical centres and urbanisations.
Atlas Group Marbella, experts in construction, renovations and rehabilitations, will deliver the project and bring it to life. Director General Mike Gregory said, “We are pleased to be again selected for an exciting project. The Old Town of Estepona is an iconic location, one which is receiving great attention in renovation and rejuvenation.”