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Granada is known mainly for the massive Alhambra and the Moorish architectural influences throughout the city. The city has an excellent public transit system relying primarily on buses. Although the city can get quite hot during the summer months, the city attempts to alleviate the heat with hanging canvas over most pedestrian walkways to create plenty of shade.
If you are visiting for the Alhambra, it is required to book in advance. You can book the day before in most cases, although you may have to visit fairly early in the morning or in the middle of the day with the scorching heat as the 9am-1pm time slots sell out quickly. Make sure that you allow yourself plenty of time to actually get up to the Alhambra, as it is located on top of a very large hill and can be difficult to find the correct route up through the winding streets.
When looking for a Granada hostel, pay specific attention to the availability of air conditioning. You will see many other bleary eyed travelers who were put too many into a room with no cooling and as such suffered without sleep.
In general the best place for travelers is within the winding roads of the area due west of the Alhambra. The majority of hostels in Granada are located in this area, and although it may be hard to find initially you will find the atmosphere hard not to love. There is never an overwhelming number of tourists in the city and as such you will find hostels do not book full very often.
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Rambutan Guesthouse Hostel
"A tiny hostel run out of a small house. It's a great place to hang out and swap travel stories with other young backpackers. If you're looking for a quiet place to stay for your holiday where you can keep to yourself, this isn't the place for you. This is a fun, social hostel. It has arguably the best view of the Alhambra in the city (from the hill of the Barrio Sacramonte). There's a bus that passes through the Sacramonte every hour...
Oasis Backpackers' Hostel Granada
"Some hostels will offer very disparate experiences to different guests, and Oasis Backpackers' Hostel Granada may represent the very gist of this concept. Some will find it a noisy, crowded place that is more of a madhouse than a place to sleep; others will enjoy the free-spirited atmosphere it provides. Upon check-in at the hostel, the reception staff are friendly and very helpful in all regards. The man at the desk speaks English, Spanish,...
Makuto Backpackers Hostel
"Makuto Backpackers Hostel is a busy and popular hostel with young people from all over the world. The famous Alhambra can be reached from the hostel on foot or by mini bus from the main road. Situated in an old quarter of the city, it gives you a sense of being in old Granada. At the same time, because it is located on a very crowded narrow street, it can be very noisy at night. Several dogs in the neighborhood bark, particularly at night...
Hostal Costa Azul
"… the impressive sights of this monumental city. Housed in a 19th-century building in the San Matias district, the Hostal Costa Azul is located just 50 metres from Plaza del Carmen and the City Hall. Typical of the region, it is built around a courtyard with a central fountain surrounded by flowers and original ‘azulejo’ tiles – ideal for escaping the summer heat. From this small, family-run hotel you can easily walk to Plaza Nueva...
"Posada is a basic independent hostel,free WIFI in all the house ,we are located in the heart of the city,easy to get to know Granada.Check in time between 14h to 22hNEW pool table!" … "… can be found in the Realejo district, while Plaza Nueva Square, the Albayzín (Arab Quarter) and the Alhambra Palace are in the very centre of Granada. The inn is located 2 km away from the centre of Granada and 30 km from Sierra Nevada...
Granada Inn Backpackers
"Beautiful and wonderfully located! - The best hostel I stayed at on my trip -- cleanliness, location, and facility. Wish I stayed longer!" … "… of arrival will be charged the first 2 nights of accommodation (if the reservation is longer than one night).DURING SPECIAL SEASON THERE WILL BE NO CANCELLATIONS ALLOWED. Our special season is for Semana Santa and for Feria de Abril, and during these periods there will be no...
"… 20 minutes. Fun-da-lucia offers free linen, 24h internet access, luggage storage, full kitchen, washing machine, hot showers, TV, Dvd, movies, tourist information, friendly attention and loads of relax. You have buses to Quenta from Granada (El Paseo del Salon) at 7.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30, 18.30, 20.3 and 22.30. On sunday and holiday : 9.30, 13.30, 18.30, 22.30. We also offer a cheap transfer (20 € for...
"Quiet, lovely building - This was a nice hostel in a lovely old building in a pleasant neighborhood. Thumbs up! It was pretty empty in the middle of May, which suited my needs, but in theory they would be a nice social spot. Some things (lockers, doors) didn't shut, but on the other hand, the kitchen and bathrooms were the nicest I've ever seen in a hostel. Not a huge fan of triple bunk beds, but they were comfy, and my room was almost empty....
Hostel Dolce Vita Granada
"Hostel One Granada is a cozy, off-central location but within walking distance to most attractions of the city. The homey atmosphere provides good opportunities to meet other guests and a simple inclusive breakfast of all-you-can-eat toast/cereal/butter/jam/coffee/tea and milk is provided. The Location Granada is a bit of a shopper's paradise, and an easy drive from one Southern Spain's most beautiful sights, the Sierra Nevada...
White Nest Hostel - Granada
"Beautiful, clean, well located - Very luxurious for the price, and its well placed!" … "… not included but we do have complementary tea, coffee and biscuits plus cereals. We are also 10 metres distance from a traditional tapas bar were you can have cheap and tasty breakfast from 3. We speak English, Spanish, French and Italian so we are able and happy to provide you all the necessary information you will need to make your stay...
"… are looking for courses like: flamenco, guitar, yoga, chikung.....we can help you with the best teachers in town. We can also offer massages: ayurvedic,thai.....reiki , Yoga classes..... If you would like to have a guided tour in Granada,las Alpujarras , la beach....wherever....just ask and we will help you!!! Check in: from 14.30 h Check out: 12.00h Cash on arrival. Welcome to Cuevas Coloras!! It is very...
"… service - Mocrowave and shared fridge - Luggage room - T.V. in all the rooms - Common area - Terrace - Baby cots and movies. Our friendly and multilingual staff is whiling to help you 24 hours, we can help you to buy...
"… ." … "… leaves every 30 minutes from Paseo Violón close to the Palacio de Congresos. The bus stop in Niguelas is 100m from the Hostel. You can also catch the bus to Dúrcal and we'll pick you up from Los Mondarinos (ask the driver to let you know where to get off). By car: From the city of Granada, take to the 'Autovia' in direction Motril, south towards the coast. Approximately 25km from the city take the exit...
Albergue Inturjoven Granada
"… Accommodation is in 2-3 bedded rooms and facilities include meals. In Albergue Inturjoven Granada we have a range of accommodation: single rooms for guests with disabilities, double, triple and quadruples. We have also rooms for you and your family! come and visit us! Our hostel is an ideal base for exploring Granada, one of the most magical cities in Spain and very young atmostphere. Note: If you are HI no member you...
Albergue Inturjoven Sierra Nevada
"… in the heart of the mountains. Discover the magnetism of the Sierra Nevada. See you! Please Note: Please advice about arrival time. Reception 24 hours. Note: If you are HI no member you should get a member card at the hostel. It only costs you 5 but you will be able to use it in all HI Hostels. If you are older than 30s you must pay 12 to get this card. Internet is not for FREE you must pay 1 hour If cancelled or modified...
"Upon approaching Itinere Hostel, you will see a sign for the hostel, but without the name. It simply tells you, in the Spanish abbreviation, that there is a hostel on the third floor. Upon being buzzed in, you will find your way to the third floor of this apartment building, where the bulk of the rooms are, and given a set of keys to the kingdom. The Location Located off the Gran Via, this hostel is easy to get to using the city bus,...
"… in deluxe double room and features a fully equipped kitchen.Self-service breakfast.(not included) and privates apartments. Credit cards accepted, Air conditioning in rooms, Central location, Extra bed, cot, Historic building, living rooms or suites, non smoking rooms, Internet in rooms, patios and terraces, Central location, Picturesque spot, Hairdryers in rooms, Laundry Service, Wi-fi, t, linen. Please note: Cancellation...
Polaroid Siesta Hostel
"Polaroid Siesta Hostel is well located in the heart of Granada. The hostel is housed in a renovated building that still retains some of its classic architecture, especially seen in the gorgeous main stairway. Strong Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel, including the rooms, and there is one computer available for guest use. Breakfast is not provided; however, there is a kitchen available on the second floor. The kitchen is small but well...
Barbieri Granada Hostel
"… staff is one of our best attributes. All of the rooms are fully equipped with heating, air conditioning. Facilities are taken care of and we provide various services such as free breakfast and WiFi access, we take credit cards. Is 2 minutes away on foot from the Cathedral, the Royal Chapel and the Alcaicería; 10 minutes away from Albaycín, listed as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO; and 20 minutes away from the Alhambra,...
"… when they see the large gallery that serves as distributor to the rooms. All are kept in detail, where both beds as roofs, doors and windows are wooden. Each room has a card entry, so that only the occupants can enter, Al-Andalus Property being a safe place to enjoy the company and the trip. The bar of Al-Andalus Property is a marvel, where specialties are baked and grilled. There is also a wine to enjoy the best...
"… for at a nice low price. A brand new establishment right in the heart of Granada, HostelVITA lies in El Realejo, one of the city's most emblematic neighbourhoods, a stone's throw from the city's many places of interest. A stay here is the ideal starting point for a magical trip through the city streets, as you get to know something of its unique history, its street life and nightlife, and its culture and people. Please note:...
Granada Old Town Hostel
"… in a quiet street. The bus stop connects the city with the bus; train and airport is 5 minute walk from the hostel. Its wonderful to walk to the most important monuments Cathedral, Royal Chapel and Corral del Carbon. In the Gran Via can take the line that goes to the most important of our monuments: the Alhambra. In Puentezuelas Street, perpendicular to our site and be the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation and Tourism...
Albergue de Murtas
"… in the center of the Alpujarra makes everything is no more than 45 minutes maximum . Cultural Activities : Cultural can say is thanks to the great cultural wealth of the area and the love of many people who has never forgotten the Alpujarra , including ; visit numerous churches , monuments , museums among which the pradillo , the traditional life of the Alpujarra and essential , FOUR WINDS (thematic wine center , museum and...
Albergue Rural la To'tuga
"… visit the most visited monument in the world 'Alhambra', using the village bus that drops you in the center of the city forgetting problems so common in every city park. Our breakfasts are rich and healthy, always trying to use products of the time and our organic garden. We also offer the opportunity to enjoy our natural therapies Shiatsu, Chiropractic, Aromatherapy etc. The kitchen of our accommodation is available to...
Maktub Backpacker Hostal Granada
"Alternative, Cool and Genuine. Different than other hostels. We Love to meet new people. Comfortable House run by young travelers who enjoy Life. Home made bread, Paragliding,Flamenco, books and clothes exchange, recycling bins, vegetarian dinners, Free vegan breakfasts, Free internet connection, linen included, laundry service, open kitchen, roof terrace. Everything in 400-year old building situated right in the center of Granada just...
Albergue Inturjoven Viznar
"… all with ensuite bathroom. We have rooms for guests with disabilities. Please note: Breakfast included. credit cards payment accepted. Please advice about arrival time. Reception 24 hours. Note: If you are HI no member you should get a member card at the hostel. It only costs you 5 but you will be able to use it in all HI Hostels. If you are older than 30s you must pay 12 to get this card. Internet is not for FREE...
Funky Hostel Granada
"Funky Backpackers Hostel is a nice, quaint place to stay while you are in Granada. The Location The hostel is located in the heart of Granada. It's a twenty-minute hike up the hill to the Alhambra palace, a couple of minutes away from the tapas bars, and easily accessible by the bus. The hostel is tucked away in a small, narrow cobbled backstreet that has its own charm. Rooms and Bathrooms The hostel is well maintained and clean....
Backpackers Posada de Colón
"Backpackers Posada de Colón Hostel is a diamond in the rough. Although the hostel's surroundings might leave a guest a bit skeptical as he makes his way to the hostel for the first time (the hostel's own directions include instructions to "turn right at an abandoned, graffitied building"), it is a delight. Upon entering the building, there is a wonderful Andalusia-style patio common area, a great place to relax and get a bit of sunlight...
Hostel Albergue Inturjoven Granada
"Each room has a closet and bathroom. Currently lockers aren't offered. There also isn't air conditioning or fans, but there are electric outlets next to the beds if you have a portable fan. The rooms are small with 3 people in each room and they resemble college dorm rooms. There is a common room with tables and chairs and a TV. Breakfast (a roll, juice, and coffee) is included." … "This is a really good hostel. Perhaps the worst...
Flophouse Vegetarian Backpackers
"Top notch! - Overall impression -- Impeccably, clean, tidy and orderly; well looked after; friendliest staff; open and airy, comfortable and safe. Home away from home." … "… at hostels all over the world, we have stayed at all of them in Granada and worked at a few to boot in order to research what they do right and what they get wrong. So, for example, we are the only hostel with our special mattress which is absolutely the...
El Granado Apartments
"Value for money and more - We were delighted by our clean and fresh apartment, centrally located in the historical areas of Granada (and silent too, some dogs notwithstanding). After ten days on the road, the washing machine felt like a luxury. The introduction to the city and, notably, the hospitality offered by our host in moments of emergency character, was way beyond expectation in a tourist dense city like Granada." … "…...
Abadia Aparts Granada
"What a wonderful place! - I stayed there last week and The only thing I can say is that it was amazing. the apartment in well equipped, always kept clean, and the location is perfect. we were welcomed by a young lady who explained us what to do during our stay in Granada and then we went to the apartment which we simply loved. the apart was situated round a beautiful patio where we used to have breakfast every morning. it was silent, fresh...
"Many visitors want more than a hotel can offer, want to enjoy space, privacy and independence that our apartments can offer. All this can be found in our apartments as well as at very attractive and interesting. We offer access to a range of high-level apartments in the downtown, we have selected for every need and budget, whether traveling for business, vacation or tourist trips. 200.00€ deposit required at arrival, we will give this money...
"… Approx. 18-22 m2. 1 Bedroom Apartment 2-3 px Characteristics: 1 bedroom apartment with double bed, 1 lounge/dining room with American kitchen totally equipped with all modcoms and white goods/electrical appliances, television TDT, DVD, 1bathroom with shower. In the lounge, there is a sofa bed for an extra person or children. Free WiFi. Approx 25m2. 2 Bedroom Apartment 3-4 px Characteristics: 2 bedroom apartment with 1,20cts beds,...
Apartamentos Turisticos Costa Azul Granada
"… existing beds. One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1. 1 x "One-Bedroom Apartment (1-2 Adults)" Cancellation: If cancelled or modified up to 7 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled or modified later, 100 percent of the first night will be charged. In case of no-show,...
Apartamentos Muralla Ziri
"… Apartment with one double bed bedroom, lounge with a small French balcony –see façade pictures–, sofa-bed for two people, side table and kitchenette. Bathroom with hydro-massage shower and electric bidet. Second floor, lift and stairs access. PENTHOUSE WITH TERRACE & ALHAMBRA VIEW, the best views of the Alhambra, Generalife and Sacromonte. This amazing apartment has in the mezzanine level, with glass floor, one double bed bedroom...
Camping&Bungalows María Eugenia
"… entry, with a bus every 15 minutes, all the year. We want to help people to have the best experience visiting our beautiful city. We give you all the information you may need about monuments and places not-only-for-turist people like bars, pubs… We can reserve tickets to visit the Alhambra and forfeits for Sierra Nevada, this service is only for our customers. We offer a large variety of excursions in the city and in the...
Granada Inn Apartments
"… people sharing the same complex as you and your group. Our private apartments for you and your friends and/or family. Everything you expect in a touristic apartment and more. Each apartment comes with its own fully equipped kitchen, dining table, sofa, reading lounge and bathroom facilities. There is one double bed in each apartment for the couples in the group or the one who just wants that extra space while sleeping while the...
Apartamentos Suite Casa Cuesta del Agua
"… Cuesta del Agua, where guests are immersed in a culture that inundates source galleries, staircases, terraces and rooms, which make the house. The three-story house is divided into 7 apartments-suites full of light and distributed around a traditional mudéjar courtyard. It just open its doors for all those who seek a quiet place to stay. Our place will bring the guest old stories and legends of Granada. Please note:...
"Offering free Wi-Fi and apartments with balconies, Urban Suites Granada is set in the historic centre of Granada, 500 metres from both the Cathedral and the Alhambra. In a listed building dating from 1713, the apartments have elegant décor inspired by the Granada of the 19th century. The living room has a sofa and a TV, while the kitchen comes with a microwave and fridge. Cafés and restaurants can be found in the surrounding streets. Calle...
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Granada Travel Tips & Suggestions
The Alhambra, in pace with its history, has become the destination of many tourists and probably the best treasure of the city of Granada. To enjoy the beauty of the palatine chambers, the scents of the courtyards and gardens, the games of light and colour of the richly decorated halls, and the impressive views of the Albaycin and the Vega constitutes a privilege for our senses. A place for cultural meeting and the destination chosen by millions of people worldwide lead us to rethink its value in a global world subjected to multiple stresses. We all have to make an effort to preserve this extraordinary heritage and promote attitudes of respect and coexistence. The Alhambra has lived, is living, and will continue living, and making the heritage maxim possible as an evolutionary concept not anchored in time. Today the Alhambra will be a part of you, because it is ours, yours, and everyone’s.
The city is beautiful and full of culture. Alhambra was beautiful and enchanting as was the warm weather -- can't wait to return. For all you clubbers out there, go to Granada Diez. For culture, visit flamenco dances. There is also a water park not too far -- about a bus ride -- called Aquaola. The people weren't too friendly there -- a bit on the racist side -- but there we go! The rides were thrilling if you're into that kind of thing! Granada is a must see.
Alhambra is beautiful -- a must-see for anybody passing through Andalusia. Granada itself is also very nice.
Up around the Alhambra, an old lady came up to me and offered me a sprig of rosemay -- she kind of forced it on me, actually, and then grabbed my hand and started telling me things in Spanish, like it was a blessing or something, and then demanded 5 Euros! Beware!!!
Granada was magical. It made my whole 2 1/2 weeks trip to Spain worthwhile. I miss it so much. Try to hike up to Sacramonte. There was an old couch up there, cactuses, and a woman sitting on the couch who kept smiling and waving at us. You can see the whole city from up there, the old Arab quarter, and la Alhambra, with its flags blowing and the mountains looming in the background.
Granada is a must see for anyone passing through southern Spain. The Alhambra is amazing. Try and reserve your tickets in advance. Also wander around the Albacin, or hike up the mountains and listen to the Gypsies play music, while enjoying the view. Don't bother staying anywhere that isn't close to the Albacin, because Garanda doesn't have much else to offer in the other areas.
Granada is an interesting place. It is a mixture of old (the Alhambra, the original streets) with the new (modern shops, a very young crowd, as it is a university town). It is a lively place with plenty of street musicians, a spirit of flamenco in the air (though less than I was hoping for), and one of the best part--teahouses! The Arabic influences are my favorite part of Granada. Now I am going to tell you the single best part of Granada which most people will miss: the birds. In several places, you will see HUNDREDS of tiny, ovalish brown birds flying all over the place within a certain radius of their perching trees, but mostly just making a really loud racket. They can be found in several places and plazas, but in particular, on an unassuming side street in the courtyard of the "Banco de Espania," across the street from a scummy strip-joint. Here, the birds gather and talk with one another all day and all night long; I would often pass at 1 or 2 AM and they were easily the loudest source of sound in the area! It is really quite amazing and beautiful, and yet most peoople will or probably not even notice them. Really quite sad.
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