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!
Tired of crappy accommodations and impersonal hotels? Come stay in our backpacker ´s hostel and enjoy a new concept of lodging. This charming historic mansion is located in the oldest and most attractive neighborhood of Granada, the Albaicin. Moroccan markets, sunny plazas, amazing viewpoints ... Come and discover the perfect mix of classic Moorish architecture with a unique touch of character; find yourself in a relaxing and informal atmosphere, perfect for independent travelers.
A unique small hostel with lots of common areas (Hammocks, Chill Out, Patio, Bar, BBQ and even a Tree House) where you have the space to do your own thing and meet other travelers but where there is always someone at hand to answer your questions and offer best tips for you to experience the life of Granada outside of the typical 'tourist attractions'.
Enjoy our amazing Barbecues and big Paellas, cheap dinners, best mojitos, Wifi, games, free breakfast, book exchange. Do not forget to join us for the sunset Free Walking Tour through the Albaicin and Sacromonte neighborhoods and our daily activities: Arab Baths, Diving, Paragliding, Flamenco, Trekking, Cycling, Horse riding...
Feel free to leave your bags with us for the day once you checked out and keep on using all Makuto facilities when your transport leaves later in the afternoon.
You can also join us in our Volunteer Exchange program - collaborate with us in exchange for free accommodation! (minimum 1 month)
Come, stay with us and be part of our backpacker's family. Turn your trip into an unforgettable experience.
** Check in time from 14:00 **
** Reception open from 8:00 to 00:00**
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Ceiling fan
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- 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
- No Curfew
- 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.. Property reserves the right to pre-authorise your card prior to arrival.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From the bus station: Take bus number SN1 and get off in Fuente Nueva. Walk towards the main road ( Avenida Constitución) and turn left. From there, you will have to take bus LAC (your ticket is good for transfer within 60 minutes of the time of validation/purchase).
From the train station: Walk towards the main road ( Avenida Constitución) and take the bus LAC. Make sure you buy the ticket at the automatic machines in every bus stop before you get on the bus.
In both cases you have two options:
1) On foot: Get down at the Cathedral. 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' (4 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 is Tiña (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 at the Cathedral and take minibus C1, towards Albaicin, stop at Santa Isabel la Real Monastery. On Saturday and Sundays minibus changes its route, you should take it in front, in the opposite direction, to Albaicin and stop at Santa Isabel la Real Monastery. Makuto is 50 m down from the monastery.
From the airport: Take the airport bus to Granada and get down at the Cathedral. From there take minibus C1, towards Albaicin, stop at Santa Isabel la Real Monastery. On Saturdays and Sundays the minibus changes its route, you should take it in front of where the airport bus drops you, in the opposite direction, to Albaicin and stop at 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 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 Albaicin 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.