Directions to Makuto Backpackers Hostel
Map & Directions
From the bus station or train: Take bus number 3 or 33 to the center. Two options:
1) Get down in Gran Via - exit at Cathedral stop. From here you may walk. When leaving the bus cross Gran Via and take the street Carcel Baja, that departs from La Caixa Bank, cross Calle Elvira and keep walking towards the street Caldereria Nueva (Arab shops) - Cuesta de San Gregorio. Keep on walking up until you pass a local bar named '4 gatos' (four cats), keep on two more minutes until you reach an impressive Moorish orange house called 'Carmen de la Media Luna'. Important: Turn here left by Muladar de Dona Sancha and take the first right that isTina (Makuto is the number 18). If you come with heavy luggage, we recommend you come by taxi or minibus since the streets are cobbled stones.
2) By minibus: Get down in Gran Via with Avenida de Constitucion (you will see a big spanish flag), cross the street and take minibus 31, in the opposite direction, to Santa Isabel la Real Monastery. Makuto is 50 m down from the monastery.
PLEASE NOTE: FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS AND MAP BEFORE YOU COME! ALBAICIN IS A LABYRINTHINE COBBLESTONE NEIGHBORHOOD AND IT IS VERY EASY TO LOSE YOURSELF.
From the airport: Take the airport bus to Granada and get off at the end of “Avenida Constitución” with “Gran Vía” (estimated time: 25 min.). You will see a big Spanish flag in the middle of a square there. Cross the street and take (in the opposite direction) minibus nº 31 towards “Albaicin. Get off at Santa Isabel La Real monastery. The street in front of the monastery is Calle Tiña. We are in number 18.
From Malaga, take the ring road of Granada (Span.: 'circunvalacion'), and take the exit called Mendez Nunez and continue along the Avenida Fuente Nueva until you reach the Avenida de la Constitucion. There, at the light, go straight on into the Avenida de Madrid and take the
direction of Albaicin-Carretera de Murcia.
From Carretera de Murcia, you enter into the Albaicin through the Pages Street (Calle Pages), continue until you arrive at the Salvador Church (Iglesia del Salvador). Once there, go around the church into the Tomasas Street (Carril de las Tomasas), then take Camino Nuevo de San Nicolas, until you reach at least Santa Isabel la Real.*
You should park in that street. To get to the house by car is not easy and it is difficult to find a place to park.
Calle Tina is just in front of the Monastery Santa Isabel la Real.
Another option could be: park the car in the parking El Triunfo in the Avenida de la Consitucion. In this case, turn to the right at the light mentioned above into the Avenida de la Constitucion and you will see the parking after a few metres. You continue your way walking up or by taxi.
Important if driving:
The district of the Albayzínn is protected by the UNESCO and the access by car is restricted. You should know that to get into the Calle Pages, you have to do it from 8-11am or 2-8pm. Otherwise the entrance is restricted to residents only. There is no time limit to exit the old district.