There are plenty of backpackers’ hostels in Granada. But in these post, you will find real experiences based on friends, couchsurfers and even people from Granada.
Granada, a destination dreamed of by backpackers who travel the world for long or short periods of time. Sometimes they are Erasmus students who, after a period of study in a certain city, decide to take advantage of the summer to get to know the rest of Spain. Other times, they are people, friends, couples, marriages, etc. who take a sabbatical year or long holidays and that, as I have always thought, – I haven’t done it yet – we should all do at least once in our lives. Backpacking is a great adventure. And for many people, almost a way of living, with all its good things and the less good.
As a user of the couchsurfing community in Granada and based on the experience and recommendation of some backpackers who came to Granada and that I could never lodge because I had my whole house, I have decided to write this entry: 5 places to sleep in Granada if you are backpacker girl or boy, globetrotter, pro traveler or any label that indicates that traveling with the backpack on your back is your great passion.
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Accommodation for Backpackers in Granada
Many times, within your trips you have to improvise since it is part of the fun; and also, of the inconveniences. When you make use – and good – of the couchsurfing community, you know that the will of improvisation can accompany you in a positive way, returning new and positive experiences: stopping longer than expected in a place can discover landscapes, moments and people never before dreamed of. On the other hand, it may slightly complicate your next stop if you have not contacted a couchsurfing host or have not booked a room/house as planned.
Well, I’m going to show you 5 hostels in Granada for backpackers that I’ve heard very well from the people that I was able to partially accommodate and some that I couldn’t, because I was entertained in following up via private messages their experience in Granada, the city of the Alhambra and much more.
Oasis Backpackers Hostel
The Oasis Backpackers Hostel was perhaps the first I discovered when my couchsurfing activity began to grow. I wanted to help the backpackers by finding alternative accommodation in Granada. In fact after a night there one of my guests gave me a “beautiful ceramic camel of the house” that today decorates my living room 🙂
In addition, the establishment also organises tapas routes, free guided tours, walks through the Sacromonte Caves and even excursions to the Sierra Nevada.
Makuto Guesthouse Backpackers
The Makuto Guesthouse Hostel in Granada emerged after recommending more than thirty couchsurfers the previous one. So I thought all the fish couldn’t go to the same boat. And not because it sank but because in this life, we must distribute 🙂 Two girl “a little hippies” from Poland that I could not accommodate the last day of stay in my house, ended their visit to Granada exceptionally in this establishment. I was told that the treatment of the staff was impeccable and the atmosphere was totally magical. It is located in tiña street, halfway between the square of Cristo de las Azucenas and the square of San Miguel Bajo.
White Nest Hostel in Granada
Undoubtedly, I added another new option with White Nest Hostel Granada for the location. Following a couchsurfer who had been sleeping there for a couple of days and was looking for a host to save a little money and continue his search for a room for his next erasmus in Granada. It is located in Santísimo San Pedro Street, practically in Carrera del Darro – Paseo de los Tristes -. Of more recent creation, of modern atmosphere and that is making a gap between the catalogued Hostels “backpackers / guesthouse / Bed & Breakfast” of Granada.
Granada Inturjoven Youth Hostel
I knew Inturjoven Youth Hostel in Granada long before I arrived in the Couchsurfing community through some Spanish friends who used to travel from hostel to hostel. It depends on the Junta de Andalucía. The weak point is that it is further away from the centre and the WIFI is payable. The strong point is that almost in the Camino de Ronda so access from the highway is quite fast and parking is free. Important: If you do not have the international HI Hostels card you will be charged extra fees depending on your age which will increase the cost of the bed or room per night.
Lemon Rock Granada
As an extra ball, we have added a new hostel to our selection: Lemon Rock, the most inn bar & hostel in Granada. We don’t really choose it because we think you can rest properly. It has more atmosphere per bar and pub than per accommodation itself. We have been on their terrace on several occasions – if you like the masses of people at rush hour tapas, better stay down – also organize events, language exchanges, djs sessions and concerts with local or foreign indie music groups. With prices for backpacker accommodation from around 13-15€ (25-30€ high season) approx per person – in a shared room with 12 beds – it becomes an option also economical, central, ambient with the local people more contemPránea of the capital. You can book here.
Hostels with cheap prices
In all the cases, the prices are between 18€ and 32€ approximately in shared rooms. They also have single rooms, double rooms and in some cases, apartments.
But this is not a general rule. It will depend on the dates on which you book and the dates on which bookings are made. Please note that during holidays and festivities in Granada – Christmas, Easter, May Crosses, Corpus Fair and even in summer – the price per night/person can be more expensive.
Location for hostels
They are located in the heart of the city, with access to a multitude of services of interest to the traveller as well as monuments, tapas bars and the busiest area of the capital.
Recommendations for Backpackers
When you stay in backpacker hostels, take in mind the following recommendations:
- If you are a light sleeper, we recommend that you wear earplugs and/or masks. Young people come and go almost any time of the day, including the early hours of the morning.
- If you’re looking to meet new people of other nationalities and practice languages in the middle of your backpacking trips, these kinds of places are made for you.
- If you are looking for the best prices and to sleep per night in Granada and don’t mind sharing a room with up to 4 or 8 people at the same time, they are also made for you.
- If you didn’t find a host at Couchsurfing or no one responded to your last minute request – these are some of the best cheap accommodation options you will find in Granada.
- Are you an organized traveler and want to feel like a local in Granada? Then try our recommendations for apartments in Granada with Airbnb.
- Are you looking for a specific district or neighbourhood to stay temporarily? Here are the areas or neighborhoods of Granada to find hostels and hotels.
Can you think of any other option? Has a friend of yours tried another hostel in Granada? Comments are open and your healthy opinion is welcome. None of these recommendations described here are paid or rewarded in any way. They are my personal opinions.
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