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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...
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....
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...
"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 accomodation. private and shared rooms ,basic facilities. Secure locker is available if you bring your own lock. Pool table in the common area, available laundry service for extra cost and there is a common kitchen to be used. Supplement 2,00€ per...
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...
Granada Inn Backpackers
"Beautiful and wonderfully located! - The best hostel I stayed at on my trip -- cleanliness, location, and facility. Wish I stayed longer!" … "… after this time (up to the day of arrival) will be charged the first night's accommodation. Cancelations made the day 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...
"… 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 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!" … "… bar! The spacious dorms are clean, smells fragrant, and are very pleasant. All our rooms are equipped with marble tiles and underfloor heating system. Our great showers and comfy beds help you to feel like your at home! The kitchen is always clean, free tea, coffee, olive oil, and salt is always a bonus, don't you think? 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 important that you write your arrival time in your booking. If you send me an e-mail before you come and you need to come before the check in time we will do our best to help you if it is possible....
"… our common areas and the kitchen. - secure luggage room (use it during and after your stay) and bicycle storage (for eco-friendly travellers). - terrace with beautiful views to alhambra, the cathedral and sierra nevada. - baby cots and toys for the kids. - when sleeping with parents, children under the age of 8 years old stay for free. Our friendly and multilingual staff is willing to help you 24 hours, we can assist you to...
"… ." … "… 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...
"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,...
"… from the centre, and the ideal choice for couples or young travellers wishing to discover the city and looking for great value for money accommodation in Granada. This property has 6 rooms, all very comfortable reading lounge and dining room and a cozy patio and a terrace overlooking the Alhambra. Credit cards accepted, Air conditioning in rooms, Central location, Extra bed, cot, Historic building, living rooms or suites, non...
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...
Polaroid Siesta Hostel
"Easy to find, good location, super clean and friendly - was in a 6 person room with private bath, very clean. No breakfast." … "… street. Feel free to leave your luggage with us while you say good-bye to the wonderful city that is Granada or hang around our common areas, cooking that last bit of pasta, reading or catching up on all that´s happening online until you have to catch your bus, train or 'burro'. Check our Granada...
Barbieri Granada Hostel
"The best accommodation for backpackers in Granada center. Comfortable, secure and clean! Young and experienced staff who will give you the best tips to discover Granada and have a unforgettable stay.? We are a guarantee of quality, good prices and best location!? You can stay in our 4 or 2 beds dorms, double and twins rooms with private toilet! Breakfast included Bed linen included Fully equipped kitchen Free WIFI Note:...
"The Al-Andalus Hostel has a typical Andalusian patio to share the ride, seating area with books and bar serving Spanish food and dining kitchen to make your own food. The dormitories at Al-Andalus Hostel have individual lockers and each room has its own bathroom. Spacious rooms with free WIFI and a private bathroom (shower, toilet and sink). Sheets in price. The towels at surcharge." … "… rooms. All are kept in detail, where...
"… 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
"… at sunrise, the two other rooms have views of the mountain or hillside. Location : Located in the town known as the viewpoint of the Alpujarra, Murtas and great mountain the Cerrajón such are those views that you can see Sierra Nevada to complete the north face of the Saw of the laying west divisan Sierras of Tejeda, Alhama Almijara and partly covered by Sierra LUJAR also east we find Sierra Gádor , and end in the south sea that...
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...
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." … "Clean, affordable, efficient, but not cheerful -...
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...
"… and white goods/electrical appliances, television TDT, DVD, 1bathroom with 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...
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
"… circular bathtub is not next to the bed, the bathroom has hydro-massage shower. On the second or third floor, by stairs or lift 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 where to lie watching the Alhambra. On the main floor, one double bed bedroom with Jacuzzi & shower, and one...
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
"… 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 other rooms and common areas have bunk-beds setup for you to use and distribute as you wish. Pick from any group size you wish; from a 1 person apartment to a 8 person apartment, we have it setup to meet your needs. A free daily breakfast is offered in our corral's outdoor...
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...
At Costa Azul Granada
"At Costa Azul Granada 9 apartments with 1 or 2 bedroom and sofabed, double bed in living room, with kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, television and internet. Each apartment is fully equipped. We are located in the centre of granada, a few meters from the cathedral and 10 minutes from the alhambra. Near bars, restaurants and shops souvenirs. In winter, magnificent to go skiing and enjoy the downtown. Cancellation policy: 7 days from...
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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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