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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 -...
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...
"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...
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!" … "… 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...
"… 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
"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...
Albergue Inturjoven Sierra Nevada
"… case you still don’t have one, it’s on sale in our Hostels, or you will have to pay an additional change of 2 Eur per person/night. Check in time from 2 pm. Early check in time can be possible, subject to the hostel availability. We have 24h reception desk but we recommend to contact the hostel directly in case of arrival after 6 pm. Check out time 11 am. Cash and card payment accepted on arrival. Taxes included. Buffet...
"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,...
Sweet Albayzin - Casa de la Abuela
"… throughout the house, free wifi, tv in deluxe double room and features a fully equipped kitchen. 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...
"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
"… 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. 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:...
"… 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
"… 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 bathes the whole tropical coast almost...
Albergue Rural la To'tuga
"… 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, please please let her pick when you finish using it. Albergue Rural la To'tuga Polices & Conditions; Check in...
"… 300 metres from Granada Cathedral, Alhambra Zoom features free WiFi. This hostel offers rooms just 10 minutes' walk from the historic Albaicin district. All accommodation has air conditioning and colourful décor. You can choose from rooms and dorms with a private or shared bathroom. The Alhambra Zoom’s friendly staff are happy to provide information about the city, including public transport options. A wide range of shops, cafés...
Granada Friends & Travels
"… you all the support you may need and to create a social atmosphere. We focus in giving you comfort & quality. We offer you a high quality mattress, individual bed, clean bathrooms and towels, complementary shampoo and shower gel. Granada Friends and Travels Policies and Conditions: Check in from 16:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 11:00 . Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash,...
Albergue Inturjoven Viznar
"… or backpackers card (children 6 Eur/ Adults 13 Eur). You will be able to use this card in all Hi/ Inturjoven Hostels. In case you still don’t have one, it’s on sale in our Hostels, or you will have to pay an additional change of 2 Eur per person/night. Check in time from 2 pm. Early check in time can be possible, subject to the hostel availability. We have 24h reception desk but we recomment to contact the hostel directly in case...
"… there is a meeting room ( studio ) with kitchen common for everybody. If you 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:...
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...
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." … "… 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...
"… meeting in the historic heart of Granada. It offers intimate spaces suitable for a variety of events, from business meetings, presentations, wine tastings, for cocktails and private meetings. A series of spaces with a special touch, the possibilities are endless. Portago Suites Policies and Conditions: Check in from 13:00 to 00:00 . Check out from 06:00 to 12:00 . Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. Payment...
"… 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, 1 lounge/dining room with...
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
"… –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 where to lie watching the Alhambra. On the main floor, one double bed...
Camping&Bungalows María Eugenia
"… and other commodities. Our bungalows and rooms are well equipped to make your stay the best possible experience with a good value for money. They are clean, with windows and views to outside campground and swimming pool. Bed linen, towels etc. .. are included even in rooms with shared bathroom. Swimming pool is outdoors and it opens from 1st of June until the 18th of September Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h....
Granada Inn Apartments
"Granada Inn Apartments is a popular choice amongst travelers in Granada, whether exploring or just passing through. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. To be found at the hotel are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, dry cleaning, laundry service, safety deposit boxes. Kitchenette, air conditioning, non smoking rooms, washing machine, shower can be found in selected guestrooms. 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:...
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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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