Jammed full of Islamic architecture, with a dash of Arabic atmosphere and dotted with charming churches, Granada has been captivating travellers for years. Free-spirited and lively, Granada’s cobbled pathways, traditional tapas bars, trendy hangouts and urban artworks are waiting for you.

So where are you gonna stay? Do you want to be in the middle of the action surrounded by the rowdy bars, or somewhere more secluded with mountain views? It can be hard to know which place is gonna the best for your trip.

Not to worry. We’ve done all the legwork and found you the best hostels in Granada, each with something a little special about them and in various spots around the city. 

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to find you the coolest hostel in Granada…

Quick answer: The Best Hostels in Granada, Spain

Best Hostels in Granada, Spain
Here to help you save some money, these are the 10 best hostels in Granada, Spain

Best Hostels in Granada

Best Overall Hostel in Granada –  Eco Hostel

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Eco Hostel is our pick for best overall hostel in Granada, Spain
  • $$
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • No Curfew

Chic and sylish, this little gem is our best overall hostel in Granada. In a place where there are some solid options for accommodation, this hostel stands out with its paired back, urban aesthetic (think polished concrete floors), cool common rooms and spacious dorms.

It’s easy to get chatting to other travellers over drinks in the hostel bar. But the best thing about this cool Granada hostel is the staff. They really care about guests’ happiness, and with a kind attitude will make your stay memorable.

Best Party Hostel in Granada – Makuto Backpackers Hostel

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Makuto Backpackers Hostel is our pick for best party hostel in Granada, Spain
  • $
  • Bar & Cafe
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry

This may not be your quintessential party hostel where everyone stays up all night doing shots. But if it’s a young and carefree atmosphere you’re looking for then you’ll find it here. We reckon this is the best party hostel in Granada, staying here is more like an experience that you won’t forget.

Big, rowdy and full of laughs, the hostel is all about good vibes and nice people. Breakfast is free (win). Bonus: you can even spend the day, after check-out, using the showers and hanging out in the communal spaces, such as the cool treehouse.

Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Granada – El Granado

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El Granado is our pick for best hostel for solo travellers in Granada Spain
  • $
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Games Rooms
  • Cafe

For location, this place cannot be beaten. Located right in the middle of the Old Town and surrounded by the best bits that Granada has to offer – and with its clean rooms and nice decoration – it’s one of the top hostels in Granada.

Not only that but if you’re travelling alone and want to meet other like-minded people, the family-run hostel arranges events like sangria nights and communal dinners, making it the best hostel for solo travellers in Granada.

Best Hostel Cheap Hostel in Granada – Hostal El Cascabel

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Hostal El Cascabel is our pick for best cheap hostel in Granada Spain
  • $
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Luggage Storage

The best cheap hostel in Granada may offer beds at low prices, but there’s a lot of added charm as well. The hostel has some funky artwork painted on the walls and, although it’s not as modern compared to others in town, it’s clean and well looked after.

There’s not a free breakfast (boo), but a communal kitchen means you can save money by making your own food (yay). This budget hostel in Granada is just behind one of the busiest streets in town, so if you don’t mind a bit of noise, you’ll be staying super close to all of the action.

Best Hostel for Couples in Granada – Cuevas Coloras

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Cuevas Coloras is our pick for best hostel for couples in Granada Spain
  • $$
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Laundry

When you’re travelling as a couple, you might want something a little nicer. How about a hostel that is partly inside a cave? We promise it’s a super cool hostel in Granada, like staying at a mate’s holiday house with fantastic views across the rooftops of the mountains. Only, it’s in a cave.

Scattered around the area are tiny tapas bars and local places which are perfect for dinner. And after, you can return to the romantic villa to either a bunk bed or a private room. Totally the best hostel for couples in Granada.

Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Granada LemonRock Hostel

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LemonRock Hostel is our pick for best hostel for digital nomads in Granada Spain
  • $$
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Air Con
  • Bar & Restaurant

With lots of communal spaces to get your head down and some work done, and a bar that serves tasty food so you can keep yourself going, this is the best hostel for digital nomads in Granada.

There are plenty of showers and toilets, so it never feels crowded. Granada’s main tourist sights are in walking distance to this recommended hostel in Granada hostel, so after all the work is done you can head out into the city easily.

Best Hostel with a Private Room in Granada –  Oasis Backpacker’s Hostel

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Oasis Backpacker’s Hostel is our pick for best hostel with a private room in Granada Spain
  • $$$
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Elevator
  • Outdoor Terrace

Well, it calls itself an oasis for backpackers and it sure is. It’s not only the best hostel with a private room in Granada, but a really chilled out place to stay. Private rooms are classically Spanish with tiled floors and wooden shutters.

Have a coffee in the hostel’s cafe and enjoy days exploring the old cobbled streets of the Arabic quarter with its markets and restaurants. The staff at this top Granada hostel will make you feel welcome and tell you all about the local area as well.

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More Best Hostels in Granada

Are you looking to stay in specific neighborhood? Check out our guide to Granada’s best areas to stay.

OH! My Hostel

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OH! My Hostel
  • $$
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cafe

Oh yeah, it’s a hostel and it’s a pretty cool hostel in Granada too. Rooms are painted in bright, happy colours and are cheap, clean and cool. Staying here means getting a big tasty breakfast buffet every morning too which is always a bonus.

And what’s more: there’s a super cool terrace at this recommended hostel in Granada to have a drink (or two) in the evening before heading out to the nearby tapas restaurants and bars.

Granada Inn Backpackers

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Granada Inn Backpackers
  • $$
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Luggage Storage

Smack bang in the middle of the city near to the Granada attractions. Therefore, staying here would mean you’d never have to travel very far to get to where you wanna go. One of the best hostels in Granada, it’s immaculately clean with plenty of space around for you to unwind and socialise with other people.

This is also a good choice if you are looking for the best budget hostel in Granada, dorm beds are reasonable and the free breakfast keeps costs low. Great if you’re travelling on a tight budget.

White Nest Hostel

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White Nest Hostel
  • $
  • Book Exchange
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Cafe

If you’re looking for value for money, this is a recommended hostel in Granada. There are only a few bunks to a room too, so you shouldn’t feel too packed in with other people – that’s never fun, is it?

Another plus point: just a 5 min walk from the hostel and you’ll be among all of the action that the city has to offer. Alternatively, you can catch the bus from outside the hotel to wherever you want to go. Simple.

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What to Pack for your Granada Hostel

Here’s some gear our editors take hostelling.

Universal Adapter

1. Universal Travel Adapter: This universal travel adapter charges your devices in (pretty much) every country – definitely a lifesaver when travelling around the world. The plug also regulates the power output depending on which device you’re charging. No more fried hair dryers or electric razors!

Active Roots Water Bottle

2. Active Roots Water Bottle: Hostels are increasingly meeting backpackers’ demands for potable (drinkable) water. Now is better than ever to start traveling with a reusable water bottle! Aside from cutting down single-use plastic, The Active Roots stainless steel water bottle will also keep your favorite beverage hot or cold all day long and it’s sized perfectly to fit an entire bottle of wine. ‘Nuff said.

AR Towel

3. Active Roots Microfiber Towel: Having your own towel is a must when traveling since most hostels don’t provide them. Plus as a backpacker, use of a towel will extend further than just showers, it’s a minimalist yoga towel and a great beach blanket/towel combo! The Active Roots Microfiber Towel is really the best solution for backpacking.

Noise Cancelling Earbuds

4. Noise-Cancelling Earbuds: You’ll have some pretty sorry roommates – it happens from time to time. These noise-canceling earbuds help mitigate the damage. The comfortable and ergonomic design won’t hurt your ears while sleeping no matter how long you keep them in. Increase the quality of your sleep by listening to some relaxing music at night or just enjoy the silence.

Powerbank

5. Power Bank: Everyone knows the mini heart attack when your phone is about to run out of power. Surviving long bus rides without charging stations can be agonizing, which is why every backpacker should have this Anker Power Bank. You can charge your phone up to 5 times, or plug in two devices simultaneously. With high-speed charging and enough power to keep you going for days, you can conquer even the biggest adventures without a problem.

Travel Pocket Soaps

6. Sea to Summit Travel Soap: When dirtbagging around the globe, hygiene sometimes comes a bit short. This Sea to Summit Travel Soap can wash your hands, clothes or anything else, wherever you are. The soap strips are dry and super thin but dissolve in contact with water, so you can even take it easily through security in a carry-on.

Why you should travel to Granada

From the Alhambra to Flamenco, there is SO much to do in Granada. Well, Granada is pretty cool, isn’t it? There are so many gorgeous places to stay, from old traditional houses to funky urban hangouts. So much of the city is easily walkable as well – so no matter which one you go for, you should be able to see the city sights pretty easily.

Did you decide to go for the best party hostel in Granada or the best cheap hostel in Granada? Whatever you went for, it’s going to be a memorable trip packed full of fun.

And if there’s just too much choice for you to be able to make your mind up on where you’re gonna stay, just go ahead and book our best overall hostel – Eco Hostel.

Eco Hostel best hostels in Granada, Spain
Eco Hostel is our pick for best overall hostel in Granada, Spain

Hasta la vista!

Travel Safety Tips for Granada

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Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Granada has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!

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