Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Book your Alhambra Ticket before: This is crucial!! The Alhambra can be sold-out and just showing up won’t do the trick. You have to prebook your Alhambra Ticket, same as Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and Colosseum in Rome.
Seriously, this happened to several travelers! Do not miss out, it is really worth it! Check out all our 7 tips for Granada.
How about a small, family-run hostel that’s complete with cosy vibes and a swimming pool? Welcome to Oripando Hostel!
It certainly has a romantic vibe, which is why we recommend this first and foremost to couples.
Afterall, there’s a deluxe queen suite and an apartment with pool view to choose from!
However, if you prefer to share a room with other travellers, the cute 4 and 6-bed dorms are a wonderful option. Just bear in mind that the rooms are rather small.
When you feel like socialising or simply relaxing at the hostel, make the most of:
Garden area, rooftop + tiny pool
The Moroccan inspired decor of the hostel is absolutely gorgeous, too!
NEW: Digital nomad deals including a dedicated workspace and free access to all common areas.
You’ll always find other people gathered on the rooftop and in the garden, so this is a wonderful place to meet new people if you’re travelling solo.
The staff here are very helpful and will gladly help you with trips outside of Granada, including via ferrata and hiking.
Location: Situated in the heart of the most beautiful historic neighborhoor of Granada, the Albaycin. From here it’s an easy walk to main attractions in Granada city center including the Alhambra and the best tapas bars in town.
Hostel Nut is definitely the once to pick if you’re in the mood for a bit of luxury (on a budget).
For one thing, EVERY room in the building comes with a private bathroom. And yes, that does include the shared dorms!
It’s no wonder then that we’d recommend Hostel Nut first and foremost to female solo travellers. There are female only dorms and every bed comes with…
Air conditioning/heating system
USB & charging plugs
So even though you might decide to choose a shared dorm, you will be guaranteed your independent space when you need it.
Alongside mixed & female dorms, there are also family room and deluxe double rooms ideal for couples.
Ok, so what about the socialising aspect?
The atmosphere here is pretty low key. There’s a no alcohol policy and no organised activities.
However, the beautiful common area is a great place to hang out. Simply start a conversation or enjoy a good book here.
Good to know: There is no curfew so you can always go out in the evening to enjoy the town.
There’s also a communal kitchen on site to help you save money.
Location: Right in the city center close to Albaicin, Granada Cathedral and Granada Science Park. The hostel offers a paid airport shuttle service, and Federico Garcia Lorca Granada-Jaen is 23km from the property.
7 local secret tips (+ what to prepare – Read this!!)
Granada is one of our favorite cities in South of Spain. The Alhambra is a magnificent building, the Albaicín simply marvelous, and the food, oh boy!
And right here: We share 7 Secret Tips Granada you won’t find anywhere else.
The historic city of Granada is unique in many ways. It is a must-visit destination when visiting the Andalusian cities of Sevilla and Córdoba. The majestic Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is watching over the city while in the background the snowy top of the Sierra Nevada appears to finish the perfect scenery of Granada.
Let us kick off with the most important task for you to prepare your trip!
1. Make your reservation for La Alhambra
It is very important to make your reservation for La Alhambra as soon as possible!
The entrance for the palace at La Alhambra is limited, and as you have might seen already, this is THE attraction in Granada.
Therefore, to make sure you can actually enter the palace, get your ticket.
It is 100% worth it to enter Alhambra, so jump to the link below and get your ticket now! You can buy your ticket here at Get Your Guide or Tiqets.com
When to visit: We would actually recommend to visit La Alhambra in the early morning when there is less people, and it is not that hot.
Also, do not miss out on the gardens of Alhambra, the Generalife. When entering and being blown away by the magnificent Alhambra, don’t forget to visit the gardens. They are a bit more “hidden”, so look for them and follow the signs. Some people missed out on them, simply because they had no idea it was worth it.
Not all hostels in Granada are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Granada. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
How much are hostels in Granada?
Granada Hostels cost 12€ – 14€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 31€ up to 77€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.