Makuto Backpackers Hostel
Tired of 100-bed hostels where no one knows your name? You know, the ones that take your money and run? Come and stay with us for a change!
Hammocks, a tree house, patio, outdoor bar, free Internet, free Wi-Fi, and a free breakfast are all offered! Our hostel is a totally refurbished Andalusian house right in the Albaicín, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Here you can indulge in the luxury of our two deluxe ensuite rooms. Our super-sunny big suite room has a high wood ceiling, a little balcony with nice views to the Alhambra and a pretty bathroom. Our four-bed ensuite room is sunny and nice. Both rooms share a modern kitchen in the downstairs floor. Have your privacy when you need it but join us in the patio for food and drinks! You can also meet your fellow travellers in four-to-six-bed shared dorms with a common bathroom.
We offer you the most friendly, relaxed and chilled out atmosphere. Plan your stay in Granada at Makuto Guesthouse and experience Granadian life outside of the typical 'tourist attractions'.
Enjoy budget accommodation in style. Your backpacking experience comes complete with a guest kitchen and contemporary outside bar that is stocked with Arabic tea, mojitos 'de puta madre', and local beer and wine.
Enjoy our amazing Barbecues and Paellas-we're always cooking something up to make you feel at home-or taste a Moroccan shisha pipe in the Chill-Out Room. Don't forget to join us for a free evening walk through the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighbourhoods.
We've got free access to guidebooks to Spain in our book exchange, plus free maps and advice, free DVDs in our TV room, luggage storage facilities and a laundry service!
Sorry, no children under 10 allowed in the dorm rooms with shared bathroom.
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- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Ceiling fan
- Common Room
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Meeting Room
- Outdoor Terrace
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Check-in: from 1400. Reception is open from 8am to midnight. We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation. Credit card payments shall be charged an additional 5% commission; please try to pay with cash instead. Sorry, no children under 5 allowed in the dorm rooms with shared bathroom.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From the bus station or train: Take bus number 3 or 33 to the center. Two options:
1) Get down in Gran Via - exit at Cathedral stop. From here you may walk. When leaving the bus cross Gran Via and take the street Carcel Baja, that departs from La Caixa Bank, cross Calle Elvira and keep walking towards the street Caldereria Nueva (Arab shops) - Cuesta de San Gregorio. Keep on walking up until you pass a local bar named '4 gatos' (four cats), keep on two more minutes until you reach an impressive Moorish orange house called 'Carmen de la Media Luna'. Important: Turn here left by Muladar de Dona Sancha and take the first right that isTina (Makuto is the number 18). If you come with heavy luggage, we recommend you come by taxi or minibus since the streets are cobbled stones.
2) By minibus: Get down in Gran Via with Avenida de Constitucion (you will see a big spanish flag), cross the street and take minibus 31, in the opposite direction, to Santa Isabel la Real Monastery. Makuto is 50 m down from the monastery.
PLEASE NOTE: FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS AND MAP BEFORE YOU COME! ALBAICIN IS A LABYRINTHINE COBBLESTONE NEIGHBORHOOD AND IT IS VERY EASY TO LOSE YOURSELF.
From the airport: Take the airport bus to Granada and get off at the end of “Avenida Constitución” with “Gran Vía” (estimated time: 25 min.). You will see a big Spanish flag in the middle of a square there. Cross the street and take (in the opposite direction) minibus nº 31 towards “Albaicin. Get off at Santa Isabel La Real monastery. The street in front of the monastery is Calle Tiña. We are in number 18.
From Malaga, take the ring road of Granada (Span.: 'circunvalacion'), and take the exit called Mendez Nunez and continue along the Avenida Fuente Nueva until you reach the Avenida de la Constitucion. There, at the light, go straight on into the Avenida de Madrid and take the
direction of Albaicin-Carretera de Murcia.
From Carretera de Murcia, you enter into the Albaicin through the Pages Street (Calle Pages), continue until you arrive at the Salvador Church (Iglesia del Salvador). Once there, go around the church into the Tomasas Street (Carril de las Tomasas), then take Camino Nuevo de San Nicolas, until you reach at least Santa Isabel la Real.*
You should park in that street. To get to the house by car is not easy and it is difficult to find a place to park.
Calle Tina is just in front of the Monastery Santa Isabel la Real.
Another option could be: park the car in the parking El Triunfo in the Avenida de la Consitucion. In this case, turn to the right at the light mentioned above into the Avenida de la Constitucion and you will see the parking after a few metres. You continue your way walking up or by taxi.
Important if driving:
The district of the Albayzínn is protected by the UNESCO and the access by car is restricted. You should know that to get into the Calle Pages, you have to do it from 8-11am or 2-8pm. Otherwise the entrance is restricted to residents only. There is no time limit to exit the old district.
We're in the middle of the UNESCO-declared quarter of the Albaicin, only five minutes from San Nicolas Viewpoint and Plaza Nueva. Cobblestone streets, white Andalusian houses, balconies, jasmine smells, beautiful viewpoints to the Alhambra, labyrinthine streets...this is the Albaicin. We're close to Santa Isabel La Real Monastery, San Miguel Bajo Square, Dar Al Horra Moorish Palace, Plaza Larga (morning food market of the Albaicin), Calle Elvira (tapas bars), Plaza Nueva and the Arab Baths.