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Granada, Nicaragua, is a large colonial town located midway through the country along the shores of Lake Nicaragua. Granada has a fascinating history of colonialism, rebellion, and scandal. The streets are littered with bright colours; Spanish-influenced architecture; and free museums on topics ranging from coffee, chocolate, history, and art. There are many volcanoes in the nearby region and many companies offer tours that range from quick day hikes to weekend camping trips. The downtown strip offers impressive cuisine and exciting nightlife, making this a great place for all different people and paces.
Getting to and from Granada is easy, as it's a large city in the middle of the country and most shuttles and buses start, end, or stop in Granada. Getting around is no problem either, as taxis and tuk-tuks are abundant and rather inexpensive. Make sure to walk in the markets and churches for an authentic and beautiful look into Nicaraguan culture.
As in other large and touristy cities, hostels in Granada are abundant and research is definitely required, as they range from beautiful hostels with gardens and pools to those in which you feel like crammed sardines in a can. Most are located downtown and within walking distance to attractions, shopping, laundry, and any other product or services your heart desires. The prices are affordable, making this a place for all backpackers to enjoy and experience.
Granada is a great place to relax on a patio, sip a coffee, take in the beautiful colonial architecture, and eat some delicious Nicaraguan fish.
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Hostel Oasis Granada
"Hostel Oasis is a clean, social accommodation but is by no means a rowdy party. The Location The location of Hostel Oasis is above average -- it's centrally located and withing walking distance to the downtown core, major attractions, and amenities. However, it's located in a somewhat dodgy area down a small side street -- you should probably take a taxi after dark. As this is a major hostel, the taxi driver will know the location;...
"Very Basic - I stayed in a private room without bathroom at first. The room was very basic and the beds where pretty old and saggy. There is only one toilet/bathroom for the whole hostel and as a res
Hostal El Momento
"Hostal El Momento is a hostel set around a beautiful courtyard with colourful décor in the heart of Granada. The Location The hostel is found just around the corner from Parque Central and most
Hostal Hamacas Granada
"Hostal Hamacas Granada is a very decent budget hostel with helpful local staff working there. The Location Hostel La Hamaca is hidden away in a relatively small alley, very close to the center
GM Granada Hostel
"Has potential - This hostel has good potential, but while we were there they were still working out some kinks. The pool was still under construction, we lost electricity twice and on our second morning there was no running water at the hostel. As well, my travel companion and I thought we had booked two private twin rooms with shared bathrooms but were put in one room with one queen bed. If you are looking for a hostel that is close to down...
"Great time, highly recommended - Stayed for two nights and will definitely be back. Owner arranged pickup from the Managua straight to the hostel with no hassle. Very helpful and freindly staff who w
Casa Del Poeta Hostal Cultural
"… renew the sense of graceful hosting in Granada, decided to open the doors of their home as a hostel. Their brand of hospitality has as its mission to bestow upon their guests a grounded experience based upon friendship, fellowship and cultural exchange, rather than on disinterested profit. The vision of both Marcela and Miguel is to create a space for the diffusion of culture by including artistic and cultural presentations to enrich their...
La Casablanca Hostel
"… laundry services, breakfast included, special price dorms, certified mattresses, open kitchen available, safe and clean facilities, special price for groups, tour package all include, trip guidance around the city, and special airport transfer prices. La Casablanca Hostel Policies and Conditions: Check in :flexible. Check out before 11:00 but flexible in both case with prior notice. Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival....
"GM Granada Boutique Hostel is a one-stop shop for all of your needs in Granada. From arranging your airport transfers, handling all of your tour needs, to recharging your mobile phone. You name it and we have it, if we don’t we will do whatever it takes to attempt to accommodate you and or your unique needs. We know that you have a choice on where you will stay during your time in Granada, and we hope that you choose to stay with us."...
New Century Hostel
"New construction built in 2015. Modern style, clean and comfortable with a breathtaking view of Mombacho Volcano from the entertainment room's balcony. Great place for a single person, backpackers, g
Hostel La Floresta
"… 15 people each) as well as 7 bathrooms, cable TV, WiFi and a kitchen area with everything you need. Inside the hostel, there is a great courtyard, with a particularly quiet and secluded area separated from the main courtyard, where you can relax quietly to read and enjoy the sounds of the resident birds. “One of the most unique features of this hostel are the very high ceilings that prevent the rooms from getting too hot, There is...
Ikaria Eco Hostel
"… must understand that you will be coming to an 'Isleta' (private island) located 15 minutes away (by boat) from the mainland (Granada). It doesn´t get more exotic than this, I know... But Ikaria is an environmentally friendly hostel and we expect our customers to cooperate with us on preserving the surroundings. We operate Ikaria with solar panels and we cannot allow the use of some electrical appliances such as hairdryers and similar....
Hospedaje La Libertad
"Hospedaje La Libertad is an average hostel in a good part of town. The Location Hostel La Libertad is located a couple of blocks away from the main square of the town on a street where you will find the majority of hostels in town. As the town itself is relatively small, it is possible to walk to most points of interest. There is a mini-market and a couple of restaurants around the corner, while for more food and drink options, La...
The Bearded Monkey
"The Bearded Monkey is one of the most popular hostels in Granada. It's conveniently located, has a great atmosphere, and is a comfortable place to stay. They can help organize a couple of trips around Granada and have a lot of information about other hostels in the country and friendly staff. The Location The Bearded Monkey is about a five-minute walk from the central park in Granada. It is easy to find on the second street to the west...
"Despite what the name suggests, Backpackers Inn seems to aim to a wealthier audience, rather than the average backpacker. It does, however, provide unmatched luxury and facilities for your money.
Hostal Entre Amigos
"Given that Hostal Entre Amigos is one of the most economic options you will find in the town of Granada, the value for money ratio is very good. The Location Make sure to look out for the sign above the door as the entrance/reception is also a gift shop and you could easily miss it. The street itself is quite central and has several other hostels. There are a couple of restaurants in the area, but for more options you could go to the...
"A peaceful place in a family environment, very clean and safety place, we are located in a quiet neighborhood, live a new experience in your life, because when you leave, you let behind a family in N
Treehouse Poste Rojo
"…All of our structures incorporate the natural features of the land. Treehouse Poste Rojo is designed for backpackers by experienced travelers. This is a unique experience close to many major touris
Dolphin Guest House
"Economic - dolphin guest house is the place were i relaxed and annoyed the company. is clean and quiet." …"Tropical paradise - it is a nice, comfortable place. very clean. it is a new place. and they are doing a good job running it." …"… the intention of making you feel like home. You can have a nice view of the Volcano Mombacho, the lake, the Cathedral and the stadium in our terrace. You can also swim in our fresh water pool while enjoying...
Casa del Agua
"…check out: 11:00 breakfast not included credit cards not accepted cancellation policy 48 hours" …"From the Southeast corner of Central Park, walk less than 50 meters south on Avenue Guzman past L
Los Corredores del Castillo
"…Our personnel is always willing to assist you the best way with anything you may need. We’re committed to provide a pleasant and cozy stay at our Guesthouse…which is also yours. *We also offer b
Hostal Casa Aryen
"… Just 3 minutes from the city center. PALI this super market just 3 blocks. Like the Great Market Hall. The silent roadway that welcomes all tourists is 5 minutes from the hostel. We have 3 bedrooms 2 of which include air conditioning, wardrobe, bed linen and towels, private bathroom and a bathroom. The rooms 'Hostal House Aryen' are good and spacious. Two rooms with private service double beds and a bedroom with service which includes...
Hotel Real Destino
"…Breakfast included. General: No curfew. Child friendly." …"Hotel Real Destino is located just 47 km from the international airport and the taxi costs around $25 to $30. Bus station is very
Hotel Kekoldi de Granada
"… a private garden and an all over design developed by well known Nicaraguan artist Robert Barberena de la Rocha who unified Grenadian colonial elements with the art of the Nicaraguan indigenous people. The result is astonishing - light, airy and modern, something you have never seen before. Enjoy your afternoon or evening in our garden bar and pick fresh fruits from the trees. Walk to the nicest bars and restaurants or take a walk along...
"…All the guests for the session shall be seated at a large table - La mesa del Padrino (which in Spanish means the Godfather's table) so that they will be able to get to know each other while they sa
"…Hotel Terrasol is born out of the longlife dream of Victor & Katya Chamorro. Designed sympathetically to the areas surroundings the Hotel Terrasol hotel looks just like a typical colonial ho
Hotel Casa Barcelona
"A haven off the beaten track - A little hard to find the first time around ... but the attention was great and they go out of their way to meet your requests and needs. Cleanliness, service, accommodations ... all great." …"… Casa Barcelona is a ideal place to stay. Hotel Casa Barcelona is a quit place, economic, clean,familiar, friendly and sefe. There is a beautiful green garden, all the rooms are equipped with ceiling fan and/or air...
Hostal Familiar San Jorge
"…Free WiFi Pool 24 Hour Security 24 Hour Staff on Duty Doctor and Pharmacy on Premises Weekly Maid Service Laundry Service Available Beer and Soft Drinks Available Room Mini-Fridge Available
Hotel El Familiar Granada
"…Check in time starts at 14:00 to 21:00 . Check out time is 12:00 . Cancellation policy: 72 h before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast included. No curfew.
Granada Travel Tips & Suggestions
I visited this great city and I loved it!
— Allen Crew
This is a great city, great food. It is seriously hot. Glue-sniffing kids and thieves abound, but it's a must-see anyway.
If in Granada, a must see is Laguna de Apoyo -- a crystal clear lake in a volcanic crater. Plan to spend a night -- it's a great time.
— Richard Hewitt
Granada is a great city!
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