The Granada Spain hostels provide budget-friendly accommodations in one of the country's best travel cities. Better yet, if you choose one of the better hostels in the city, you don't have to stay in a bad location just to save some money. There are some gems that are found right in the heart of city, near the main tourist hangouts.
As is true in many Spanish cities or towns, Granada boasts both "hostels" and "hostals." This can be confusing for the traveler. Basically, the Spanish hostels and the Spanish hostals are similar in many ways. For starters, they offer low rates. The main difference is that hostels tend to offer dormitory-style rooms, which are rooms that feature little more than beds. Dormitory-style rooms often see the traveler sharing their quarters with perfect strangers, and the bathroom facilities are most often shared. Hostals, on the other hand, tend to offer only private rooms, and these rooms usually have their own bathrooms. Budget travelers who want a private room and their own bathroom might stick to the hostals when visiting Granada.
When it comes to a good location, the Hostal Rodri (pictured) certainly has its guests covered. Located on a quiet little street not far from the Granada Cathedral, this wonderful hostal is pretty much perfectly placed. The location at Laurel de las Tablas 9 isn't the only thing to like, however. Despite the low rates, the rooms are quite tasteful and comfortable. Standard amenity highlights include a private bathroom, air conditioning, heating, a TV with international channels, and Internet access.
When searching for cheap hostals in Granada that are well-situated, travelers might also consider the Hostal Lima. This inviting lodging establishment calls Laurel de las Tablas 17 home, so it isn't very far from the Hostal Rodri. Actually two hostels in one, the Hostal Lima offers 21 guest units that are found in two different buildings. Extra-spacious suites figure among these guest units, as does an apartment. All of the units are tastefully decorated in a sort of historic, palatial manner, and there are some welcoming amenities to take advantage of. These amenities include a TV, a private bathroom, air conditioning, and heating.
Another top pick among the hostals in Granada is the Hostal Nuevas Naciones. Found at Placeta de Trivino 1, (Calle San Juan de Dios), this hostel is within walking distance of the historic center of Granada. Guests can also walk to the Granada train or bus station with relative ease, which is something that many budget travelers will appreciate. Friendly owners who speak English quite well help to make the Hostal Nuevas Naciones such a good place to stay, as do the pleasant amenities. Once again, each room boasts its own bathroom, as well as air conditioning and heating. A TV also comes standard, and Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel.
You can pay more to stay at a higher class hotel in Granada if you please, but it might not be worth it when you consider the quality that some of the city's hostals and hostels have to offer. At the Hostal Costa Azul, for example, the rooms are clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. Also, guests won't have to stress about getting tickets for the Alhambra. The hostel features a ticket reservation service that can help make life easy in that department. Rosario, 5 is the address for the Hostal Costa Azul, which puts it close to the Cathedral, a variety of tapas restaurants, and some enticing shops.
As for travelers who are searching for cheap hostels in Granada, the best of the bunch is arguably the White Nest Hostal. Situated in the Albaicin district at Calle Santisimo de San Pedro 4, this fantastic hostel offers a great location, but that's not all that guests can take advantage of. Other perks include a clean guest kitchen, a cool lounge area, an onsite cafe, and guest laundry facilities. Also worth noting is the fact that the White Nest Hostal offers both dorm rooms and private rooms, thus catering to a wider range of travelers.
Travelers looking for cheap hostels in Granada can select from a number of other hostels. Among the more highly-recommended establishments is the Oasis Backpackers' Hostel, which is found at Placeta Correo Viejo 3, and the Funky Backpackers' Hostel, which is situated at Conde de las Infantas 15-17. The Funky Backpackers' Hostel offers both dorm rooms and apartment units for those who prefer increased privacy and the convenience of private kitchen facilities.