Hostels in Granada, Nicaragua

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Get to know Granada (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Granada. To help you make friends with Granada before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Granada, Nicaragua, is a large colonial town located midway through the country along the shores of Lake Nicaragua. Granada has a fascinating history of colonialism, rebellion, and scandal. The streets are littered with bright colours; Spanish-influenced architecture; and free museums on topics ranging from coffee, chocolate, history, and art. There are many volcanoes in the nearby region and many companies offer tours that range from quick day hikes to weekend camping trips. The downtown strip offers impressive cuisine and exciting nightlife, making this a great place for all different people and paces.

Getting to and from Granada is easy, as it's a large city in the middle of the country and most shuttles and buses start, end, or stop in Granada. Getting around is no problem either, as taxis and tuk-tuks are abundant and rather inexpensive. Make sure to walk in the markets and churches for an authentic and beautiful look into Nicaraguan culture.

As in other large and touristy cities, hostels in Granada are abundant and research is definitely required, as they range from beautiful hostels with gardens and pools to those in which you feel like crammed sardines in a can. Most are located downtown and within walking distance to attractions, shopping, laundry, and any other product or services your heart desires. The prices are affordable, making this a place for all backpackers to enjoy and experience.

Granada is a great place to relax on a patio, sip a coffee, take in the beautiful colonial architecture, and eat some delicious Nicaraguan fish.

Written by local enthusiast for Granada hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Granada hostels Fro

FAQ about Granada Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Granada. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Granada. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Granada costs on average $12 for a dorm. A hostel in Granada with private rooms costs on average $37. shows all 11 Hostels in Granada. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Selina Granada is the best hostel in Granada for families.
Hostel Oasis Granada is the best rated hostel in Granada for female solo travellers. compares prices for 11 hostels in Granada, Nicaragua. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Granada such as
  • 13 hotels
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  • 1 apartment

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Granada.

Encuentros is the best rated hostel for partying in Granada.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Your Packing List for Granada

Your Packing List for Granada

Pack smart, not hard


Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Granada and Nicaragua.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Granada Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Granada, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
11 Total number of hostels
$12 Average dorm price
$37 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Granada
Hostal Mochilas is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Granada
Encuentros is the best rated
Most Granada hostels are located in
City Center
7.5 Average rating of all hostels

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Las Penitas (50 Km / 31 mi.)
Moyogalpa (52 Km / 32 mi.)
Moyogalpa, Ometepe (52 Km / 32 mi.)

Travel Tips for Granada - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Granada. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Granada. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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