Oasis Backpackers' Hostel Granada, Granada

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In the beautiful city of Granada, Oasis Backpackers' Hostel offers cozy accommodation for a budget price.

The Location

Oasis Backpackers' Hostel is located in the Albaicin, the old neighborhood of Granada, with many Middle Eastern shops and restaurants nearby. The streets can be a bit maze-like, but the hostel website provides directions.

The bus station is a bit far to walk, but the local bus will take you to the cathedral, which is within a five-minute walk to the hostel. The Alhambra is a fifteen-minute (uphill) walk from the hostel. Many restaurants, shops, and markets are within minutes of the hostel, and almost everything else is accessible on foot. The city is very pedestrian-friendly, but buses and taxis are also available.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Because the hostel is in an older building, the rooms are unique, avoiding the cookie-cutter feel of some hostels. The rooms are decent and don't feel cramped, and some of the dorm rooms consist of several smaller rooms, which adds to privacy. The bunk beds are sturdy enough, though the ladders can be a bit awkward to climb. While each bed does not have an individual outlet or reading light, there are plenty of outlets in the rooms. The lockers in the rooms are large, but locks are not provided. Some of the rooms have a small refrigerator as well.

The bathrooms are en suite. Some of the bathrooms are quite small, with tight space in the shower, whereas other bathrooms are more spacious. Water pressure is also variable among the bathrooms, but hot water is consistent. There is a hook to hang a towel, and a caddy in each shower. Each room also has a hair dryer. The rooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily.

Common Spaces

The hostel has a kitchen with a stove, microwave, toaster, pots and pans, dishes, and utensils. Breakfast is served (for a fee) in the kitchen from 9 a.m. to noon, with coffee and tea available throughout the day. The kitchen is available for guests to use. Guests tend to congregate in the kitchen, the nearby sitting area, or in the small bar (with a decent happy hour for drinks), but the highlight is the roof terrace. With views overlooking Granada, the terrace is a great place to meet people and hang out. Wi-Fi works throughout the hostel.

The hostel offers frequent activities, including free afternoon walking tours, trips to the Sierra Nevada, and pub crawls, which are good ways to meet other travelers and learn about the city.

Summary

Oasis Backpackers' Hostel is a great choice for a stay in Granada. With its good location, decent facilities, and opportunities for socializing, it's a good fit for a budget backpacker.
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Oasis Hostel from the outside
Sitting area with computers for guest use
Oasis Backpackers Hostel
Kitchen for guest use
Rooftop terrace
Six-bed dorm room
Six-bed dorm room
Ensuite bathroom in the six-bed dorm
Ensuite bathroom in a different six-bed dorm
Breakfast available for a fee
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Jen
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on 2017-06-06

Central, clean, efficient

It has all the comforts of a modern hostel -- it is clean and everything works great, and the staff is nice. Location is perfect if you want to visit the city, especially the Alhambra. From a stay of one night I can't really say but it also seems they organize nice social activities for the people who stay there longer. Only downside is that it is really hard to find.

nero
2015-01-11
Age 35 | Spain

Average hostel

Great hostel -- clean, and trendy. Helpful staff. Free Internet and and the rooftop is very cool.

TH
2013-09-03

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, and French, and advised us on local tours, luggage storage (which is free), and helped with special requests.

The Location

The hostel is in the downtown area, near the Cathedral. It is a very long walk or short bus ride from the train and bus stations. You will have to pay close attention when getting off of the bus, as stops are not announced. From the bus stop, its a short walk into a charming Arabic neighborhood. You go up a small hill, into twisting, narrow streets.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are packed tight with bunk beds. It will get stuffy at night. All of the rooms are above the kitchen, and even on the top floor, we could smell the onion from the paella cooked the night before well into the morning. The bathrooms are ensuite, with the toilet and the shower in the same room. There is very little light in the rooms, so it is difficult to find your way around without night-vision specs.

Common Spaces

There is a bar, a lobby, a patio, and a kitchen on the bottom floor, and a terrace on the top floor. The inside area was always crowded in the evening. The hostel advertises itself as "non-smoking," yet they have hookah in the bar. There are three computers for free public use. The Wi-Fi is weak everywhere in the hostel, so if you anticipate needing the internet during your stay, you may wish to look elsewhere. Many activities are organized from the hostel, including a free walking tour, Spanish lessons and Paella at 9 p.m (there is a charge). Because of the amount of people staying in the hostel, the common area tends to be packed at all hours, with little room to move about.

Summary

After one night, the small size of the rooms, the crowded nature of the hostel, and the weak Wi-Fi led us to check out early. Fortunately, the management was once again gracious and refunded us for the two nights that we wouldnt be staying there.

Ggreg Snyder
2011-12-02
USA

Oasis Backpackers' Hostel Granada offers free breakfast. It is the usual coffee, juice, cereal, milk but it is free. For people traveling on a budget, they offer great cultural dining experiences for a few Euro --and yes, they have vegetarian food too! They also offer a free Tapas Tour on Sundays. For a fee, Spanish lessons are offered three times a week. Upon arrival, you are given a free drink coupon to use in their bar. You are able to use the telephone for free. For the price, can you believe all of the free stuff you get? The kitchen is available for use if you would like to cook your own meals.

The Location

If you take the airport shuttle, ensure that you get off at the Cathedral stop. Cross the street and start following signs to the hostel. You should follow the signs through the shopping streets until you come to the hostel -- it can be hard to find.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Although we had a huge roach in our bathroom, the bathroom is cleaned daily. If you have messy roommates, you will have a messy bathroom. If not, you will be fine. The housekeeping staff is generally nice but do not speak much English. Our room was two rooms in one and divided into three sections. The first section is a tiny hall which houses the lockers and the bathroom. From this hall, you could get to two different rooms. The first room has two sets of bunk beds. The last section/room has three sets of bunk beds. So if you book a six-person room, you would expect to share a bathroom with only five other people. That is not the case! The bathroom is shared with both rooms, therefore, ten people in all. This makes using the bathroom a game of chance.

Common Spaces

The reception staff is very nice. The reception is only open from 8 a.m. to midnight. They were helpful in giving directions and recommending restaurants. There is free use of the computers and Internet, including wireless connection. Beware, there are only three computers! We would recommend using them very late at night or very early in the morning or you will wait in a line that can get very long. Check-in time is noon and check out time is 11:30. There is a room key deposit per person. If you plan to leave before 8 a.m., make sure you check out the night before to receive your deposit back.

Summary

We would recommend this hostel to anyone traveling in Granada. It has a nice atmosphere -- great value for the money. Even though they advertise that they accept credit cards, they prefer cash. We saw them turn people down with plastic and tell them to give them the cash as soon as they could.

Amanda Slade Binecz
2007-09-03
Currently, Germany (USA Native)

This place was incredible! How all hostels should be. The Staff were all extremely courteous, professional, and helpful at all times. Very clean. Free personal locker with electronic lock in room (nice touch!), free internet, free breakfast, and fantastic central location. Other guests tend to be an "up for it crowd" so great social scene. One minor problem is that this place has become a victim of its own success. It's so popular that the staff struggle to cope at check in time. Book well in advance -- you won't regret it!

Martin
2006-08-30

I stayed at this hostel almost two weeks and I loved it! The roof terasse ist awsome, good kitchen with free tea and coffee all day, it's in the best location, friendly staff, great place to meet people and hang out! I felt at home, and so did many others, some actually stayed more than a month. We spend so much time just relaxing on the rooftop terrrasse enjoying the sun and the beautiful view. You can work there to stay for free. They let you use their phone with an international calling card. There's no curfew, everybody gets a key. The double rooms share a bathroom with a dorm and you have to pass the dorm to get to it. Some of the dorm rooms are really big (twelve people with only one bathroom), some can be noisy because they are above the bar. I always slept with earplugs, so I didn't have a problem getting enough sleep. I would definitely come back.

Sarah
2006-03-18

I was really annoyed to discover that our double room did not have an ensuite bathroom. The Oasis website states that all their rooms have a complete ensuite bathroom. However, the double room is at the back of the dorm room so is considered 1 with the dorm, therefore the dorm has a complete ensuite bathroom ... for 12 people!!! Also we had to walk through the dorm to get to our room which was extremly inconvenient because it meant fumbling around in the dark trying to find the door! The toilet and shower are not seperate either so it meant long waits. On the plus side the bathroom and our room were both very clean, the staff were really friendly and helpful and the location was great - you can walk everywhere!

Nicole
2006-02-02

the best hostel in the world!!! i had so much fun there, people were friendly, tapas were great, rooms are amazing, breakfast is great. Thanks!!!

Sara
2006-01-09

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Description

You're about to discover the new generation of contemporary styled backpackers. OASIS is a place designed for the modern day global traveler. Travelers who not only want refuge from the vigor of the road and good insider tips, but travelers who also want to have fun and high pressured showers, someone just like you.

You will find us amidst the ancient cobblestone corridors and candle lit teashops of Granada's enchanting Arabic quarter, the Albaizyn. During the day, the Albaicyn is full of life with Moroccan markets, street musicians, and sunny plazas. When the sun sets it becomes the center of Granada's nightlife bursting with bars, cafes and clubs.

Within minutes from The Alhambra, Granada's Moorish Palace, and other monuments our location can't be beat.

Our travel and information desk will help you to explore and unlock the secrets of Granada. Whether catching a bus to the birthplace of Federico Garcia Lorca, heading up to the Sacromonte for a night of Flamenco, Taking a trips to the lake or Sierra Nevada, getting the best price on ski rentals or how to get in to the Alhambra on busy days…. as former backpackers we know.

We also keep you connected with incredibly fast ADSL internet, Wi-Fi access, Phone cards and available phone for keeping in contact with the family.

When the museums close and the sun sets unwind with us on our Tapas Tour, enjoy our famously gourmet yet economical dinners, win free beer by entering our pub quiz, grill some meat (or veggies) on our Argentinean Bar-B-Que, get sauced when we take over a Granada club for our weekly backpackers party, or just take our elevator up and down all night.

If you just want to stay in and take a break from traveling, we can help with never ending hot water, high pressured showers, 9 inches of mattress heaven, clean dorms, DVD's, satellite TV to catch all the big sporting and cinematic events, Cooking facilities, Spanish classes, Ping Pong table, roof top terrace, open-air lounge, laundry service (we even fold your clothes) and a cocktail bar where you can trade travel tales over a Mojito and some tunes.
With state of the art facilities, superior comfort, clean bathrooms and a staff well versed in the art of backpacking,

Don't forget to ask for your free Welcome drink!!!

WHAT'S FREE: Breakfast, 24 hour ADSL Internet access, Coffee & Tea, Wi-Fi connection, Welcome drink, amazing views of the city from our roof-top terrace, travel information desk, satellite TV, tapas tour, sheets, loads of ambience and general good cheer.

Location and Contact

Location

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Address: Placeta Correo Viejo, 3, Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Oasis Backpackers' Hostel Granada is listed on the following booking sites:

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Oasis Backpackers' Hostel Granada is part of the hostel chain Oasis Backpackers Hostels

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Phone Number: (0034) 958 215 848
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

City Tours

Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Towels

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Bar

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Elevator/Lift

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Swimming Pool

Walking Tours

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)

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