The staff at La Libertad is extraordinarily friendly. At $6/night for a bunk, week membership at Granada's best gym, and free salsa lessons, it's very economical. My girlfriend and I picked a private room because, split between two, it was even cheaper than the dorms. However, the management has failed to uphold a basic threshold of hygiene. There was often no soap at the general bathroom sink. Most of the sheets had period stains on them. There is a severe mosquito problem but no mosquito nets. And, most concerning of all, one morning I awoke with 60+ bedbug bites all over my legs, back, and arms. I later found two bedbugs strolling across the sheets.
To be fair, we stayed at La Libertad during three separate visits for a total of 9 nights, and only on the 8th did the bedbug problem emerge. Also, my girlfriend was not bitten by a single bedbug (although she was by countless mosquitos). When I brought it to the attention of the staff, they moved my girlfriend and I into another (nicer) room and gave us one free night. It was a generous gesture, but hardly enough to compensate us for the burden of having to throw out a number of clothes and souvenirs in which the bugs could have laid eggs, the puss-filled bites I had to deal with, and, finally, having to fumigate my remaining clothing and suitcases with a heavy pesticide. While the staff were very friendly (especially the two women who work at the counter and the salsa instructor/nightshift worker), we will not be returning to La Libertad. Too dirty, and too many biting bugs.