El Warung Cave Hostel Reviews
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Very nice place and staff. Best view from hostel in my life. Bathroom is in bad condition. It is hard to find the hostel in village, no signposts from the road.
A genuinely different hostel in the mountain side, small and sociable. Attracts runners/cyclists/walkers. One bathroom shared between 8/9 people is a downside and the communal kitchen/dining room has character. The terrace has some of the best views on the island. From the church walk/drive towards the cave museum and keep going past it to the end of the road/track. Artenara town is a little out of the way but reachable twice per day by bus from Las Palmas/Teror.
Best nights on the island. We rented property elsewhere but nothing had the atmosphere of the cave. Roch, our host, plus the views combined to make our stay something special.
Fabulous place for a hostel, and could make an appealing site for a small (ie 5 to 6-person) yoga group, if the front patch was levelled out, though it might need a fence.
It is my 2d time when I was in the Canaries and the 2d time when I faced with a local expirience.It is difficult to describe this magic place by words,because when you see all this magnificence of nature you can't think.. in normal way:). The first time when I stayed here, the great owner showed us the special places up in the mountains and the fest in the village..So many funny stories from that trip,that I will never forget:)). Thank you,Manuel and guys,love you all and hope to see you again!!
After having stayed at so many hostels over all those years, one not so very different from another, this one comes as a true revelation. It's positively unique in every respect. From it's breathtaking location at 1600m in a cave overlooking a spectacular caldera of the bigest volcano on Gran Canaria, through it' s friendly and helpful staff making you feel at home rather than in rented accomodation to picturesque neighbourhood of Artenara, a former settlement of aboriginal inhabitants Guanches.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Very nice place, and good staff. We truly recommend everybody travelling to Gran Canaria to visit this hostel. Nice views, good starting point for doing hikes and relaxed atmosphere. You feel at home at this hostel.
Great location, friendly staff and clean rooms! Quite remote location, but ideal spot to go hiking in the mountains. Great views on the terrace - impossible to catch with the camera :-)
We had a great time in El Warung! Beautiful scenery, nice people and rooms in caves - we will remember it forever. Thanks a lot!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Wow, what a COOL place. We are both still coming down off of our El Warung high.This place is super alternative and we have never felt so welcomed and at home while travelling.We met some really cool people from all over the world and we both feel that we had the best conversations by the candle light at night in the cave.Manolo,the owner,is a local and he went above and beyond to show us the Canarian life style.This is not your typical party hostel, there is magic happening here! Muchas Gracias
This place is brilliant! Lovely staff, breath taking views, clean and lovely rooms. There are beautiful walks to do nearby. I highly recommend it.
Even the conditions are rather simple, but I'd say it is a must-to-do to try to live at least one day in such house-cave as still some inhabitants of Gran Canaria use to live up-to-now.
What a great place to get away from the tourism of the rest of the island! To really get away from it all.... In the mountains in a tiny pueblo! No wifi at the caves (they know this), but who needs it when there is amazing and fun staff and other visitors, and of course nature. Unfortunately I had bad weather during my stay and was unable to do hiking, but the area is just gorgeous. Will definitely come back !
there were no staff only temporary volunteers who were lovely. Glad the owner wasn't there as he was so rude to us at his El Warung beach hostel (where we were overcharged and no breakfast was offered). Lovely atmosphere at the cave but AWFUL at the beach hostel - do NOT go there!
everything was perfect. Amazing atmosphere and amazing people there!
What an amazing idea and place for a hostel! The view is truly INCREDIBLE. I made so many pictures it's just crazy. Since it is a small, intimate hostel, the atmosphere is depending a lot on your roommates, a thing to keep in mind. It was very cozy and the staff is very nice. Thing that could be improved would be the shower. Also keep in mind that pick ups from Tejeda do not always work out the way they were intended so bring some money for a taxi to be sure. Most amazing place of Gran Canaria!
The atmosphere was amazing! The owner, Manolo, was very kind, and even offered to give me a lift back to Las Palmas on my last day. On my first night, Manolo and some of the other lodgers prepared a lovely dinner for us. The hiking around Artenara is wonderful. The location, an actual cave carved into the volcanic rock of the mountainside, is very unique, and overlooks a breathtaking panorama. My two nights there were by far the highlight of my time on Gran Canaria.
Great hostel on a nice location. Perfect for hiking or MTB in the area.
This is an incredible place with sone of the most amazing scenery ob the island I would definitely recommend coming here. There is very little security at cave hostel but its not really needed being in a small quiet town
I recommend it to all mountain/outdoors sports people. You can hike, bike, mtbike, trail-run,... The small village Artenara is calm and cool city with 2 nice bars, 2 supermarkets, and a cute Library with Wifi access. Hostal has nice views to Roque Nublo and Roque Bentayga and other hills. It is simple, clean and after a few days you feel like you are at home.