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Pension Castil
Ranked #12 of 95 Granada B&B and Inns
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St. George, Utah
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfectly Situated”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

I have come to stay at the Pension Castil through a workaway program for 1 and a half weeks. I get to work with Eva (the landlord) every day (painting and refreshing other apartments.) I have to say that this has been one of the greatest experiences I've had. I spend a lot of time in the Hostel. My bed is comfortable and I sleep well at night (even though it is hot here in Granada in the summer... there is a nice breeze that comes through the windows making it very pleasant.) I share a 3 bed room and find it to be basic but spacious enough. We have a sink in room and a shared bathroom. Everything is very clean (Eva makes sure to keep it that way.)
It is the PERFECT location in Granada. You are a very easy walk away from most everything in the city. It is very easy to leave to explore the city and come back and rest. Even though it is in the center of the city... there is not as much noise as you would expect (although by habit I do sleep with earplugs.)
Eva is one of the greatest people I've ever met. She holds the line, but is also very giving and generous. She has helped me out immensely!
If you are looking for a budget place to stay without all the bells and whistles, but within the heart of downtown Granada... this is the place for you. I would HIGHLY recommend it! I will be coming back for sure!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

I stayed in a shared bed room and it was so enjoyable. the owner is very nice and funny. She is a memorable lively person. The hostel is small, quiet, and clean and just about as central as can be. Sometimes in the afternoon an accordion player would play beneath us. I made quick friends with my roommates and had a fantastic time which is not usually the case in a crowded very busy hostel It was a good reprieve and I highly recommend ths place.

  • Stayed July 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

This hostel is a great choice. In the heart of the historical Granada, I could visit the most important places of Granada only by walking. Besides, the owner, Eva is a great persone and she does her best to satisfy her guests.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

I stayed at Pensión Castil for two nights in mid-April while visiting Granada, and I would happily stay there again!
The lady who owns the pensión was warm, friendly and informative. When I arrived she gave me a map and showed me everything I needed to see during my stay in Granada. The pensión is also located right in the center of the city, so everything was within walking distance! The common area, bathrooms, and bedroom were all impeccably clean and prettily decorated--it was obvious to me that the pensión was run with great care and attention to detail.
The rooms don't have central heating (which I believe is common in southern Europe), but the room's closet was loaded with thick blankets, so I slept wonderfully in a warm and comfortable bed. The showers were also hot and had good pressure, and despite the fact that the bathrooms were shared, they were always sparkingly clean! A small breakfast of toasted bread and a hot beverage was served each morning, and there was free Wi-Fi throughout the pensión.
Pensión Castil is neither a fancy four-star hotel nor a social youth hostel, but it IS a friendly, clean, quiet, affordable, and relaxing place to stay while exploring a beautiful city. I would highly recommend staying at Pensión Castil if you are visiting Granada!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Gainesville VA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2012

The people who run the place are very nice and the price, 15 euro per bed, make this a great alternative to a hostel.

The rooms, however, are below basic. The beds are little more than cots. There is no heat or AC, a problem when it's in the mid-30's (f) in mid-April (I don't normally expect AC in budget accomodations). The in-room sinks have only a cold water line, as do the bathroom sinks, the only hot water was in the shower and the only heaters are above the mirrors in the bathrooms (and only one bathroom had a working heater).

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2011

Hostal castil is a One Star hotel. No more - no less.
You get no breakfast, no flatscreen tv, no spacious private bathroom. But you get an easy, cosy, cheap and clean place to sleep. If this is what you want, hostal castil is what you need.
The Location is great (4 minutes from the cathedral, parking nearby, Bus to alhambra 3 minutes), the Staff friendly (and fluent in english), the rooms and bathrooms very (!) clean and with wifi...!

  • Stayed July 2011
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Property: Pension Castil
Address: Calle Darrillo de La Magdalena 1 Derecha, 18002 Granada, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pension Castil is located in the historic center of the beautiful and charming city of Granada. A few meters away is the Cathedral, Puerta Real and other interesting tourist sites. Granada Alhambra is at only 15 minutes walk. Pension Castil is a small guesthouse run by a family that their main goal is to provide personalized service to each customer and make you feel at home. It has only 7 cozy rooms with shared bathroom, free WIFI, sheets and towels included. The area is full of shops, bars serving tapas and the famous restaurants of all kinds to sample the delights of the Andalusian cuisine. If you wish we can arrange tickets to the Alhambra, flamenco show and many other activities that Granada has to offer. ... more   less 
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