The Tenerife Climbing House is a hostel, climbing school, climber’s hangout, climbing shop and climbing gear rental all in one!
Local climbers Elena and Erik designed Tenerife Climbing House for people just like them: climbers who are crazy about the sport and passionate about the outdoors. TCH is a place where you can learn about the best climbing spots in the island, meet lots of other climbers, hang out in the huge garden and get a good night’s sleep in one of the rooms.
Thanks to its location in Villa de Arico, TCH is just minutes away from many of the best climbing spots in Tenerife. The village acts as a meeting point for local and international climbers and has all the amenities you need, including being just 7km away from the beach!
Erik is a co-founder of the Tenerife Climbing House, and the founder of the El Ocho Climbing School. He is a certified rock climbing guide and member of the AEGM (Asociación Española de Guías de Montaña), and has more than 25 years of experience practicing mountain sports and climbing! He has climbed in the Andes and all over Europe, including the Swiss, French and Italian Alps, the Pyrenees, and elsewhere throughout Spain.
Although Erik’s favourite style is traditional big-wall climbing, he is an active bolter and is always looking for areas in which to create new climbing routes for all to enjoy. Alongside Elena, he is co-author of the sport climbing guidebook “Escalada en Tenerife” (2nd edition May 2022).
Elena is the co-founder of Tenerife Climbing House and the person who keeps it all moving behind the scenes. She designed the house and all of its hand-made furniture herself and is the person who you’ll find running the back office - when she’s not off climbing, of course!
Elena was born and raised in Tenerife, and therefore is the person to go to for advice about the island. She can tell you where to go on your rest days, which beaches to visit and where to eat the best fresh fish! Alongside Erik, she co-authored the sport climbing guidebook “Escalada en Tenerife” (2nd edition May 2022).
Tenerife Climbing House offers a range of rooms according to your budget and comfort level. You can choose between a bed in a dorm, private rooms and a private apartment. Click here for prices and to book.
A bed in a shared room with 4 beds (2 handmade wooden bunk beds that don’t shake when somebody moves at night!) and incredible sea views.
A bed in a shared room with 6 beds (3 handmade wooden bunk beds), and great sea views.
Private room 1
Private room with a double bed, large wardrobe and great view of mountains and sea. Shared bathroom.
Private room in the main house (up to 3 people)
Private room with one double bed and two single beds. Shared bathroom and great seaside views.
Private twin room in the garden
A private room with two separate but connected rooms (2 single beds), a working space and great views. Shared bathroom.
Private double room in the garden
A cozy private room with a double bed, large wardrobe, sofa and great view of mountains and the sea below. Shared bathroom.
A private apartment sleeping up to 4 people (one double and 2 single beds), with a private kitchen, bathroom and cozy patio.
Tenerife is a true paradise for outdoor sports with perfect weather conditions throughout the year. You can practice surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, diving, hiking, paragliding… You also can visit the Teide National Park (where the highest peak in Spain is), the city of La Laguna (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and enjoy the island's many protected natural spaces, beaches and natural pools … Surely you will not be bored!