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“Cheap with helpful, friendly staff, but noisy and uncomfortable” 3 of 5 stars
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Hostal Austria
Ranked #29 of 95 Granada B&B and Inns
Youngstown, Ohio
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cheap with helpful, friendly staff, but noisy and uncomfortable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

My husband and I stayed in a double room with private bath. Our very first impression of the place was wonderful, because the staff was super helpful in trying to help us with train tickets and with the problems we had turning in our rental car (don't EVER try to drive in Granada! Worst experience of the whole trip!). The room itself was simple but adequate, except for the flimsy excuse for a pillow that was provided. The absolute worst thing about the place is that the walls are paper thin and the other guests were young and inconsiderate party-going types. We only paid 40 euros, so I guess that attracted the youth hostel crowd. It was a pretty good deal for that price, and the people running the place are terrific people, but be sure to bring earplugs!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank hbeverb
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Chicago, Illinois
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104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

What I look for in a hotel is cheap, clean and excellent location and this hotel had it all!
We stayed in a double three nights in April 2010 for 40€ per night. The room was basic and clean with a great hot shower and a comfortable bed. There was heating and air conditioning available but we didn't need it because the weather was moderate.

Are you coming to Granada to hang out in your hotel? No way! This place is perfectly located next to Plaza Nueva, a good central hub, and downhill on the very street that leads to the Alhambra. It was an easy walk to the Albaicin and Sacromonte areas as well. There are handy buses quite close and many tasty options for tapas.

I'd highly recommend this to any budget traveler, except for tall / large people who would be too big for the bed and room.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank PicnicAtTheCathedral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2010

My wife and I stayed one week ago in this nice hostal.
Rooms are not very big but clean. Located just in the hearth of the city with nice places to have breakfast,...
One of the best thing of hostal Austria are the really helpfull staff. We enjoy this trip and hope to come back soon.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Davidper
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The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2009

Just the worst possible accommodation you could wish for in the otherwise lovely Granada. Very difficult to find it on the first place and when we called them to ask for directions they quite rudely directed us to the google map they sent us on beforehand. Luckily there are some really helpful people in Granada so eventually after having to drive through the smallest street in the world (1.5 m broad is not exactly what you call a street), we finally found a public parking place and we happy enough to leave our car there, not even bothering to check the private garage of the hostal.
After this ordeal we were greeted by the smallest room in the world. Hardly big enough to fit a double bed, it did have a private WC/bathroom the size of a miserable cubicle where you couldn't turn. In addition to that, the bed was extremely unstable and as it only had one double matress, the moment one of us turned, the other one would jump in the air, of course completely awake.
The total misery of the place was crowned by the very thin walls. We were unfortunate enough to have a room next to some young blokes whose loud talks and laughter kept us awake until late at night. Having said that, it should be noted that the location is indeed very central and although the street is small, it's pretty busy especially around 1.30 at night.

General impression: too small, too noisy, very uncomfortable. Even the central location is not a plus as Granada's centre turned out to be small and compact and almost everything you might want to see is at a walking distance.
Avoid this hostal if you can.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Antaress
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2009

My sister and I booked a double room that was large and clean. The decor wasquaint and the staff was very nice and helpful. The huge double window overlooking the street really allowed us to soak up the atmosphere of the city. It's location next to the old city and the Alhambre was ideal for sightseers like us. A car was not needed. I would not recommened it for anyone with mobility issues as there are some narrow stairs to navigate. I would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
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1 Thank trvlr465765
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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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2 Thank nporiord
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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 #29 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Granada
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Number of rooms: 10
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