Sleeping in Airports

Malabo Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Malabo Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

a Military officer told me my flight was cancelled due to warfare raging in the western parts and that I could run for the border or sleep here. – unknown

SSG Airport Overview

malabo airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Malabo Airport, also known as Saint Isabel Airport.

What to Expect

Malabo Airport (code: SSG) has a small, renovated terminal with a significant military presence. Arrive early as security procedures include a manual baggage search. We are unable to confirm any eateries or shopping options, so bring your own snacks and entertainment. WiFi is available inside the airport lounge, which economy class passengers can access through a membership program. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Malabo Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Malabo Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Malabo Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Ibis Malabo – Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Magno Suites – Free airport shuttle is available.  Reservations are required. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Malabo, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Kolibri Lounge – Location: Airside, 1st Floor, near Gate B4. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

  • Iberia VIP Lounge – Location – Main Terminal, Airside, between Gates 1 and 2.

Related Pages: Malabo Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFI is available at Malabo Airport inside the lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]  At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation.  If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

Airlines

Malabo airport is served by the following airlines: Air France • CEIBA Intercontinental • Cronos Airlines • Ethiopian Airlines • Lufthansa • Royal Air Maroc.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

Last updated: 2022-10-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.