If you can get over how rude and unhelpful the main guy (presumably the proprietor) on the reception was then I guess it wasn't so bad. Selective ability to understand English so make sure you have your Spanish phrase book to hand. Accommodation is shambolic and tatty but in a kind of giving character type of way. Spotlessly clean, no fault there. Be warned because there are no signs up, don’t even think about creeping up to quietly make yourself a cup of tea in the middle of the night or you'll be on the receiving end of shouting and wild gesticulation. Make sure you have cash for the complete balance when you check in, they have a credit card machine but refuse to use it presumably because of the commission. Be aware of the location. It looked spectacularly close to the beach on GoogleEarth but this shoreline is on the port side where industrial shipping has polluted the sea. Beautiful sands but people are advised not to swim there. The hostel does have a number of bicycles. You can rent a well maintained mountain bike for EU10 per day of EU40 per week. Once you have your wheels then the much nicer beach and bay of Las Canteras is easily accessible. Fantastic for swimming, there's a reef which forms a kind of lagoon so although this is the Atlantic the water is suprisingly calm and warm. Here you’ll find waterfront restaurants and a more festive atmosphere. Be aware though that Las Palmas is very Spanish. Although refreshingly devoid of the usual manufactured package-holiday deals and beguiling in local character, haphazard 1960’s style highrise shoddily built, badly maintained hotels scar the skyline. If you’re looking for a more cosmopolitan resort then better to explore the South side of the island.
- Also Known As:
- Hostal Alcaravaneras Gran Canaria/Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Gran Canaria > Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Beach Free High-Speed Internet Kitchenette Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 18 Specialty lodging in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Alcaravaneras 2*
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