Granada Inn Backpackers Hostel, Granada review

By Ed Rex

Granada Inn Backpackers is certainly a hostel with luxury and affordable for the common backpacker. Spacious, mellow, charming and influenced in Moorish styling, you aren’t far away from the top places to visit in Granada from this central and accessible luxury hostel.

 

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Location

Only a few steps away lies the Cathedral, City Hall, the old Albayzin Quarter, the city’s biggest nightlife spots and especially the best tapas zone around in Spain. Plus Granada’s best attraction, the Alhambra is only 30 mins walk away or an easy 5 min bus ride away.

 

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Rooms and Bathrooms

You are spoilt for choice at this hostel- you can choose from an apartment that you can hire out with friends or bag a simple dorm room bunk.

In the apartments, there are double and single beds for use, along with a private kitchen and ensuite bathrooms.

2 apartments have 8 beds each that half are split off from the other. The apartments are located on the ground floor, 1st floor and 2nd floor.

 

 

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There are 3 dorms rooms on the third floor (8, 10, 12 bed respectively) and each room is split off to create a feeling of your own personal and private space in rooms of 3 or 4 beds.

The linen is crisp , comfy and there are blankets as well should you get cold. For those long, balmy summer days in Granada there’s also air conditioning within each room to cool down.

Each bed is assigned to a personal big locker, which you will need to bring your own padlock for.

There are several power points dotted around the room but you do not have a personal one with your bed.

The bathrooms are cleaned regularly every day and are spacious enough. The showers hot and powerful and you can eat your dinner off the toilet…

 

 

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Facilities

Perhaps the best feature of Granada Inn Backpackers is its fully refurbished open air patio. Creating chances of socialising to the maximum, you can either chill out on the armchairs or eat the plentiful and FREE Breakfast on the tables outside.

Rooms come with lockers plus there are safes in the patio that guests can use and are regularly watched by the fully manned 24hr staff that work on reception.

There is also a fully stocked Kitchen that you can use to your heart’s delight. Coffee, Tea, Biscuits and even fresh milk are free for guests.

There is a small washing service that you can use.

 

 

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Granada Inn has wifi and free Internet terminals that are open until 12am every day but to receive the best wifi signal, you will need to sit in the patio.

Granada Inn also works in tandem with other hostels through the ‘Hostel2Hostel’ Service if you are looking for a great place to stay in other Spanish Cities.

 

Staff are polite and charming. Throughout the stay, the reception was manned 24hr and responsive to guest enquiries and needs.

Big added plus for this hostel is their comprehensive activities programme for guests looking to get to know more about Granada as a city. I attended the Flamenco Tour which was both educational and mind-spelling. I also took part in the Sangria Party night which went down a treat.

 

Verdict

It has potential to be the best luxury hostel in the world. Delightful staff, brilliant location, great facilities, comfy rooms, clean bathrooms and best of all, a very chilled out atmosphere.

There are a few niggles that will have to be ironed out. The wifi is not strong and should be included in all the rooms. I was surprised not to receive a towel so we had to make do with our own to which I thought a luxury hostel wouldn’t have done. Also, it would be great to have a personal power point with a small shelf next to your bed to store your phone and wares on.

However, despite that, this has been one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in throughout my time travelling in the last 18 months and I was very sad to leave.

 

Directions to Granada Inn

 

From the Central Bus Station

Just outside the terminal take the bus number 3 or 33 (1,20€) and get off at the bus stop “Acera del Darro” or sometimes called “Puerta Real”. Some buses tell you the stop, if not ask the driver to let you off at “Acera del Darro” or “Puerta Real”. (When you are at the stop you will see a big plaza to your left with a big fountain). Getting off the bus, go to the closest corner and turn down “Calle Pino”. Continue straight at the next corner as it turns into Calle “Horno Espadero”. One corner more and you will see our street “Padre Alcover”. Turn Right on our street and the 2nd door to the left is number 10 (US!).

 

From the Central Train Station

Exit the train station and go straight up one block to the main street. Turn right on the main street without crossing it and at the next corner you will see the bus stops. Take the bus number 1, 3 or 33 and get off at the bus stop “Acera del Darro” or sometimes called “Puerta Real”. Some buses tell you the stop, if not ask the driver to let you off at “Acera del Darro” or “Puerta Real”. (When you are at the stop you will see a big plaza to your left with a big fountain). Getting off the bus, go to the closest corner and turn down “Calle Pino”. Continue straight at the next corner as it turns into Calle “Horno Espadero”. One corner more and you will see our street “Padre Alcover”. Turn Right on our street and the 2nd door to the left is number 10 (US!).

 

From the Airport

Just outside the terminal take the bus called AIRPORT-GRANADA (3€), which goes directly to the city center. Get off at the bus stop “Acera del Darro” or sometimes called “Puerta Real”. Some buses tell you the stop, if not ask the driver to let you off at “Acera del Darro” or “Puerta Real”. (When you are at the stop you will see a big plaza to your left with a big fountain). Getting off the bus, go to the closest corner and turn down “Calle Pino”. Continue straight at the next corner as it turns into Calle “Horno Espadero”. One corner more and you will see our street “Padre Alcover”. Turn Right on our street and the 2nd door to the left is number 10 (US!).

 

If you want to take a Taxi, it costs approximately 25€.

 

Address

Granada Inn Backpackers, Calle Padre Alcover 10 A, Granada, Spain 18005

5 Comments

  • Ed Rex says:

    Thanks for posting this dude. I had a great time doing this 🙂

  • Lior says:

    Great review Ed!! Very much enjoyed reading it and am so glad you liked the place as much as we do 😀

    I really like your suggestions and will definately be looking into them as to make us THE best Luxury hostel. you will be glad to know that we already fixed the wifi (there was a problem with one of the routers that has been fixed) and there is a great signal in every corner of the building. The bed-shelf idea is great and we have it in our plans. Towels for free eh… you are correct, as a budget hostel we should include it. I will see what we can do for the private rooms so that they get a free fresh towel, as for the dorms, our filosophy is to keep the price as low as possible and for that reason we do not hide things in the daily room rate. Hmmm… one to ponder on for sure!

    Thanks again guy. Great job!

  • Hotel says:

    Wow I can’t believe how affordable these places are to stay. We will definitely have to plan a vacation there soon

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