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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 result, despite the best efforts of the staff it was never very clean. I upgraded to a room with a private bathroom and the change was amazing. The bed was 100 times better and the bathroom was pretty nice. The kitchen facilities were pretty basic...
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 of the other attractions of Granada city centre, including many bars and restaurants. There are also many banks just next door. It is also within walking distance to buses to Masaya, Rivas, and Managua or it is just a quick and cheap taxi ride to...
"We are located in the heart of the Gran Sultana (Granada) two blocks of central park. It has a very calm and cozy atmosphere, a garden in the house Centor and a corridor inside, like all colonial house. check in: anytime check out: 11:00 breakfast not included credit cards accepted +9pax group bookings not accepted" … "Welcome to Hostel hammocks located in the church La Merced 50 meters north and 50 meters west of central...
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...
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,...
"Beautiful hostel, great atmosphere, great staff. - Though we did not have the opportunity to stay here longer (we were passing through on our way to Costa Rica), we would have! The rooms are new, very clean, and quiet. We had "Los lakers" room upstairs -- it was very peaceful, had a nice breeze, and had a great view of the pool. As far as location goes, the hostel is situated away from the touristy buzz of the city center, but not too far to...
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...
Hostal El Caribe
"… atmosphere, allowing you to enjoy your stay in Granada. Our local English and Spanish speaking staff are here to help you in all things. Featured Amenities: FREE BREAKFAST - choice from our menu Free welcome drink at bar lounge Free WIFI Free Wake-up Service for those broken alarm clocks Secured luggage storage Open, fully stocked kitchen Lounge areas Hammocks TV Lounge with movies on DVD Wii Free mini city tours in English or...
"… 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 Nicaragua, our attention is personal, if you have a question, or if you are vegetarian, or if you need something, we are always in the best way to help you, we are a simple family with a pretty girl, her name is Ariana " ARI " we want to share with you...
Treehouse Poste Rojo
"… Poste Rojo is an eco-friendly property. We are creating a place built around the beautiful environment. 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 tourist destinations. Starting the project from raw land has given us the ability to remove the things we didn't like about other properties...
Casa del Agua
"… feature individual and double rooms, which are all ensuite. Also access to an open kitchen, dining and lounge area. Exploring Granada's colonial beauty is easy to do since our location is right in the heart of town. And when the sun is at it's highest, and your feet are tired, escape by dipping into our crystal clear pool. Casa del Agua is just like home, but better. Less than 50 meters from the cathedral in Granada's main...
Los Corredores del Castillo
"With Colonial style House from Granada city, conserve long corridors, Adove Walls, Castilla Cane Roof and the garden in the middle of the house, offers an intimate and peaceful atmosphere surrounded by the comfort and classic style. The Guest House has 5 bedrooms and feature: Air Conditioning Plasma TV Twin or Queen Bed Private bathroom, Wireless Internet *Rent per night or per month*" … "… by comfort and classic style....
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...
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." … "… 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...
"… spirits may be bought. Wi-fi is also available. 42' television is provided in the bar where guests can choose from 100 channels in both English and Spanish. A DVD player and a large selection of DVDs is provided. Il Padrino provides a unique and personal experience for guests who are looking for more than a hostel or hotel, but a place that provides all the comforts of home. Shortly we shall be opening a restaurant serving...
Los Patios Hotel Granada
"… with the tradition of Spanish colonial style. Amenities in each of the five hotel rooms include air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable tv, wireless internet service, as well as many other details to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Our deluxe suite features its own personal balcony with a magnificent view. Please Note: Check in - 2:00 pm Check out - 12:00 pm Cash, credit cards and debit cards are all...
"Hotel Terrasol is a small 10 room Boutique style Hotel in the center of the historical city of Granada." … "From La Merced Church 1 block west and half block south , Avenida Barricada , Granada Nicaragua" … "… colonial house- but offers a wonderful level of comfort that is bound to make your stay in Granada both comfortable and unforgettable. With rooms arranged around the properties balconies the Hotel Terrasol is...
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." … "… families, pairs or alone traveler. Hotel Casa Barcelona is the perfect starting point to make countless trips and explore the rest of this extraordinary country. Our Property includes: -Private...
Hostal Familiar San Jorge
"… and pharmacy 24 hours. Hostal Familiar San Jorge has 10 Spacious, Well-Equipped Rooms on 2 levels. Each Room Features 2 Beds, Private Shower-Bath, 2 Fans, Cable TV, New Mattresses, New Pillows and Linens. Free Fully Equipped Kitchen Free Drinking Water and Ice 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...
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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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