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Estación de los Llanos de Marchena
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Federico García Lorca Airport
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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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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." …"Clean, affordable, efficient, but not cheerful - Staff...
Rambutan Guesthouse Hostel
"If you are looking for a magical place to meet people from all over the world with beautiful views of the Alhambra and the mountains, Rambutan Guesthouse Hostel is your perfect hostel. The staff are friendly, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Staying at Rambutan feels more like visiting a friend's house, sharing stories over tea and coffee. The Location Rambutan is located in the Albaycin, Granada's hilltop old city. If you are...
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
"…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 cou
"El Hostal Bocanegra is the perfect choice for those wanting to save money on accommodation and enjoy the best of Granada! We offer all the basics, hot shower, comfortable bed, in private or shared ac
Granada Inn Backpackers
"Beautiful and wonderfully located! - The best hostel I stayed at on my trip -- cleanliness, location, and facility. Wish I stayed longer!" …"… the more you save. For all dorm room and shared apartment reservations the 2€ for linen will be added for each person when you arrive at the hostel and your bed will be already made and awaiting you! Daily breakfast is offered in our corral's outdoor patio (don't worry about the weather, we have that...
"… 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 up to 4...
"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
"Great location, staff and rooms - Anywhere you visit in Granada requires a hike so staying at the base of two of the steep hills worked great for us. It's a lovely walk along the river, close to walking tour meeting spot and access to Alhambra. Our 4bed en suite was perfect for us. Free tea and guest kitchen too. I suggest the self-led tapas tour too." …"Beautiful, clean, well located - Very luxurious for the price, and its well placed!" …"…...
Albergue Inturjoven Sierra Nevada
"…Discover the magnetism of the Sierra Nevada. See you! Please note: To enjoy the benefit of our budget rates you need the “carnet de alberguista” or backpackers card (children 6 Eur/ Adults 13 Eu
"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 buzz
"Great place - This place has an amazing view on the Alhambra. We had the "tower" room which had a private terrace overlooking the Alhambra and the mountains in the back. We had our private breakfast there, it was wonderful. The place is clean; beds are comfortable; the kitchen is available for us; and the breakfast is quite good, with coffee, tea, bread, jams, cheeses and cold cuts, tomato sauce, and sometimes they also have a special treat....
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
"… conditioning. Facilities are taken care of and we provide various services such as free breakfast and WiFi access, we also accept credit cards payment. It is 2 minutes away by 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, the most visited monument in Spain. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 2...
"… 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 wines....
"… and bathroom. From our terrace you can enjoy spectacular views from the city and Sierra Nevada. The breakfast is always included and our staff will be happy to tell you all the activities we offer (free walking tour, Arab bath , flamenco shows in the caves , yoga, mountain route ) Enter a charming neighborhood 5 minutes from the Alhambra, 2 minutes from downtown and surrounded by a great nightlife and tapas Please note:...
Granada Old Town Hostel
"…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 Interpretati
Albergue de Murtas
"… can be performed in Murtas its excellent location 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...
Albergue Rural la To'tuga
"… 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 all users,...
"Alhambra Zoom hostel is located in central Granada, just five minutes walking from the Cathedral. The neighborhood seems safe throughout the day. This hostel has a nice outside courtyard and kitchen/
"…Taxes included. Breakfast not included - 3 EUR per person per day. General: No curfew." …"…By train: from the train station. As go out the station, walk until av. Constitución. Once there take
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
"…The building has a traditional style with beautiful gardens, on respect with the natural environment as we can enjoy this incredible location. We offer: -Pool. -Sport area. -Gym. -24 hours re
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...
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." …"…Killer terrace. Scarlet Be
Sweet Albayzin - Casa de la Abuela
"…The building was renovated in 2007 and retains many original features and a terrace where you can relax or enjoy a wine and wonderful views of the Alhambra. There is an extraordinary city bus servi
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
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...
"…Decorated by the famous interior designer Tomás Alia, the suites offer a personalized service with special emphasis on quality and excellence. We have apartments with 1 or 2 bedrooms, bathroom, w
"… shower and free Wi-Fi. 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...
Apartamentos Turísticos 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, the...
Apartamentos Muralla Ziri
"…The bathroom can have shower "or" bathtub, both with hydro-massage shower. On the first floor, by stairs. EXECUTIVE WITH ALHAMBRA VIEW: Apartment with one double bed bedroom, lounge with a small Fr
Camping&Bungalows María Eugenia
"…Very well connected by bus you wont have to move your car. Furthermore, our parking is free. We are at just 600 meters from the district of Bobadilla. There, you can find a large supermarket as w
Granada Inn Apartments
"… offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas are there for guest's enjoyment. Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, desk. 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: Cancellation...
"… Cuesta de Gomarez street, one of access to Alhambra next to Plaza Nueva and Calle Elvira. At Apartaments Venecia you will find an economic and comfortable place making your visit to Granada unforgettable. Our rooms are characterized for their cleanliness and functionality, moreover, its perfect location and views.If you are looking for comfort and property hesitate this is your property in the city of Alhambra. Please note: Check...
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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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