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Hostal Fonda Sanchez
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Plaza de la Universidad, 1, 18001 Granada, Spain   |  
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Ranked #17 of 93 Granada B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Good on a budget”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

The location is good but this is also the main problem for us: noise from the students in the square and bars below. Also the truck comes to collect glass rubbish very early. Having said that, the room is clean and everything works (although the wifi drops out regularly) and it is good value.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were in Granada for 3 nights and we needed something close to the center that was not really expensive. This hostel turned out to be the perfect place. Great location - situated at one of the most beautiful squares in Granada and around 5-6 minutes by foot (at most) from the Cathedral and the Albayzin. The room was everything we expected and we needed it to be - simple and clean (you don't get to spend much time in your room when you visit this wonderful city), and on the top of that we had the best view every morning as you can see from the pictures. Great value for money deal.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed here last week (beginning of april) and were very happy with it. Excellent central location - picturesque but also practical. Very friendly owners. There wasn't much space to move around the room but that suited us as we only needed a place to crash at night really, had a double bed, balcony looking onto nice square and the bathroom was fairly modern. Good if you've come to do lots of sightseeing/ are visiting someone as can get to pretty much anywhere fairly easily.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Very nice accomodation situated near one of their large universities. 10 minute walk to the bus station and very close to the Granada Cathedral as well.

Owner was very nice and was able to accomodate our needs.
Overall : Very good value for money! Basic rooms but good location

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2009

I stayed in a single room at Fonda Sanchez 2 nights in September 09. The hotel is located in the middle of the city center, only 2 minutes walk to the cathedral and the famous arabic marked. When you book the room they ask for the estimated arrival time, and upon arrival you have to ring a doorbell and trust that staff are present. The reception was at the first floor behind a closed door. The man/owner was friendly but of few words - and those are all in spanish! He provides you with a key to the street entrence in case is is not there, and furthermore the mobilenumber to him in ase of emergeny. The room was a little small but tidy, clean and simple, and even though it was a single room I had a queen size bed. Air condition costs 2 Euro and the hotel does not provide breakfast opportunities. Lastly but furthermore most important - it is VERY NOISY!! The plaza outside is noisy all night, both from people and garbage trucks! Luckily I brought my earplugs which helped me through the nights! I paid 29 Euros per night which was a fair price, however I know from experience that better options for the same rate can be found. I can reccomend this place for anyone who just needs a bed for a simple purpose - and anyone who have no trouble sleeping in the middle of a battlefield! ;-)

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Wales
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2008

We spent 3 nights here on a short break to Granada. The hostel is basic (the rooms do not look anything like those on the website though - the decor is a lot more outdated!) however the room had everything we needed and the bathroom was very clean.
You cannot take room keys out with you but there is a 24hr reception to collect/drop off your keys as you come and go. Breakfast is not provided but there are plenty of places nearby to eat.
Our room looked out onto the university square which was lovely but was a little noisy some nights. The square has a lovely creperie, nice little shops, a beautiful church and access to the university buildings which are really nice to look around.
Practice your spanish as the hostel owners speak very little English but are pleasant and friendly.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Smelt smokey but thats what you get in Spain!
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2008

We (a young couple who just returned from 10 day stay in Andalucia) would advice fellow travellers to stay away from this hostal as unfortunately we had a rather unpleasant experience with it. The only nice thing about our room was the view on the square with little church, otherwise, the room was small, dark (nothing like shown on hostal's pictures) and noisy. The decorations were rather bad taste and outdated, there were spots on the bad linen and bathroom needed refurbishment. Overall the hostal left a gloomy impression of being old worn-down student dormitories hastily turned into hotel. Furthermore, we found the service staff very unfriendly - for example, we were not allowed to leave our luggage in the hostal few hours more after checking out (but before leaving the town).

  • Liked — View from window
  • Disliked — Everything about the room
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Plaza de la Universidad, 1, 18001 Granada, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada
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Ranked #17 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Fonda Sanchez 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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