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“Avoid the garage at all cost!” 1 of 5 stars
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Hostal Austria
Ranked #30 of 95 Granada B&B and Inns
Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Avoid the garage at all cost!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2007

Some aspects were ok: the staff was nice (although in most cases failed to assist, but not becasue of lack of will), and the room was very basic, but ok.
But there were two main (and very serious) problems:
1. Their garage is simply impossible! it is narrow, frightening, and has an automatic light that turns of if you don't drive fast enough. We got our car scratched bad against one of the walls. Do not enter it even if you have too!
2. It is difficult to arrive to the hotel by car. Take one wrong turn
in the old city, and you've had it! better to leave the car in a parking lot and take a taxi to the hotel. All in all: might be ok, but only if you are a budget traveller without a rented car.

  • Stayed October 2007
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2005

We stayed here for two nights and paid 40 a night for the priviledge. The room was not great. The towels were wet and after we asked them to be replaced we got more wet towels. But it was centrally located and suprisingly quiet. It was a 2 minute busride from the Alhambra and the staff were nice. If you want a cheap room with a bathroom this might do you for a couple of nights.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2005

Visisting Granada for a couple of days in Sepember 2004, we decided to book with Hotel Vienna as recommended to us by a friend. The hotel was full but they recommended their hostal 'Austria'.
After getting completley mislead by their useless on-line map telling us how to get there by car, the guy at the hostal then refused to come and help me get the car into the pedestrianised area in order to park the car. Only when my partner inisted that he come the short walk down the road did he oblige, but not without throwing the garage key on the floor in a rage first. He then told me the street number of the garage. In true Spanish fashion, no numbers appear above the buildings so I ended up blocking a single lane street which is contolled by traffic lights. At this point my irate mother-in-law goes to Hotel Vienna to get the Austrian female owner who also refuses to help us. Eventually after some stern words she arrives to show us the garage door which you couldn't possibly have guessed was theirs!
At last a good point! The young female receptionist of either Austrian or German origin is lovely. She goes out of her way to be nice and takes the sting out of what has just happened. We ask if it is possible to have the room for an additional night as we decided to have a good look round Granada. She says she can't book us in, but there's plenty of room and the guy who works the day shift will take the booking. We get up early and the new receptionist is there along with the Austrian owner. When we attempt to book the room for another night she intervenes and says 'no, no, no' and asks us to leave by 11.00 am. This is the treatment we receive without causing any problem for them, but with major inconvenience from the outset for us. The room also reeked of stale tobacco and dampness. There was also some strange dealings going on in the street right below our window. The bathroom was completley covered in mirrors like a dodgy porn-suite.
It was a blessing being asked to leave that dump. We checked in to a Spanish run hostal up the road named Sierpes, run by a family. We got a split-level triple room cheaper than the Austria, which overlooked a private garden and it also had a T.V. The staff were friendly and breakfast was reasonably priced too.

  • Stayed September 2004
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2002

Hostal AUstria is o.k. The decor is a little mished-mashed compared to better hotels for the same price.
It looks a little crudy, but really it's clean. However, the staff are by far the friendliest I have seen during my stay in Spain. And they are extremely accomodating.
The other benefit, is that it is centrally located and only about 20 minutes walking distance from the Alhambra.
However, it is very noisy at night.

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Property: Hostal Austria
Address: Cuesta Gomerez 4, 18009 Granada, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #30 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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