Makuto Backpackers Hostel Reviews
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I chose this site because it had a good review and I was very disappointed. The place seems to be struggling for money which creates a bit of a tense atmosphere. The last night that I was there I was yelled at by the woman running the place for drinking a beer that I had bought outside the location (a type of beer that they were not selling which is why I had bought it, also I was unaware of their rule about bringing outside alcohol). I felt very embarrassed and extremely uncomfortable.
The location was fine if you wanted to be in that area of town. But there was literally dog shit on every street. It would be a great hostel if you wished to get high all hours of the day. But if you didn't then there was no where to hang out and avoid that atmosphere. The beds were horrendous. Three-tiered bunk beds that felt like you were in a coffin. 6 bed dorm with 2 of these bunk beds in a tiny room was too much. Too stuffy, nowhere to put your stuff. Awful.
Great hostel. Only point to think about: a little difficult to reach with a trolley luggage. But staff was very helpful and nice! Hostel atmosphere is great.
Amazing atmosphere/environment. Tree house is one of a kind, and shaded hammocks are a great place to crash with a book during afternoons. however, the beds/rooms...quite cramped, and the rooms start to smell funky over time. They can also get quite hot/stuffy so sleeping is difficult at times, and people often return to the hostel anywhere from 2-5AM, so it gets loud. Not the best place to stay if you want a good night's sleep, but a fantastic hostel overall, with great character.
Great hostel. All that's missing is outlets to charge my phone at night.
A really nice hostel. The atmosphere in the courtyard was great and I love the hammocks and the treehouse. It's in a great location in the Albaicin, just be prepared for an uphill walk if you've got lots of luggage. There are small lockers for valuables but they're not actually in the rooms, which was kind of annoying. Most of the staff are friendly, but probably too relaxed and unprofessional.
Atmosphere and staff were amazing, wasn't a fan of the tripple bunks or shower/bathroom
Friendly great place to meet other travelers
This was the hostel with the coolest atmosphere that we stayed at. They have a great patio and a tree house where people are always hanging out. The facilities (room, shower, etc.) are all average, but the atmosphere and ability to meet people was top notch. Staff was friendly and helpful. Know exactly where this place is before trying to find it - and even then you might have to take a cab because the neighborhood is insanely confusing.
A very warm welcome and helpful receptionists. The hostel is situated beautifully in the winding streets of the Albazin but that also makes it a little tricky to find. Great directions on Hostelworld website though.
Helpful/present staff. Free breakfast option is pretty basic. 10 bed dorm was slightly small (triple bunks!) Good washrooms, great courtyard, nice living room.. Probably the best, or at least top 3 option in Granada for solo travelers wanting to meet people. Recommended
I stupidly booked the wrong nights but the receptionist found me another hostel for the night which I was extremely grateful for! I came back for the second night of my stay in Granada and found the hostel to have a nice relaxed atmosphere and very friendly helpful staff.
A great hostel! The only complaint would be the locker placement. They were small, all grouped together on the bottom floor and basically to far for a good sense of security. Other than that, the hostel was great. Awesome mellow vibe, great staff, good booze. The three tiered beds were kind of a surprise, but turned out to be alright. Really informative personal and awesome hammocks!!
Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Simply put- most amazing hostel I have ever stayed at! Like other reviewers have mentioned: -Staff really make this a special place and you immediately feel like part of Makuto family -you may not see much of Granada because you'll never want to leave hostel -treehouse and hammocks are the bees knees of vacationing I hope to visit to Granada again someday so I can stay here again. Thanks Makuto, you were the best way I could have ended my 3 month travels through Spain! LOVE!!!
Best. Hostel. Ever. I have been travelling around Spain for a few weeks and this was BY FAR the best hostel I stayed at. The staff was absolutely incredible, the location was superb - it was just an amazing experience. I only stayed two days but I wish I'd stayed longer. I was travelling alone, but the way the hostel is set up, it's so easy to meet people. By the end of my stay, I felt like family. There were home cooked meals every night, free walking tours, and free wifi. Recommended. 100%.
This is hands-down the best hostel I've been to - so good I extended my trip three times. The staff were amazing and all felt like family by the end of my stay. And the tree house... Let me not go into the amazingness of the tree house... I would definitely recommend Makuto as the place to stay in Granada. I have a bit of a hostel crush, can you tell?
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Take the minibus if you have any bags that you are not prepared to carry uphill! The slope is stepped and steep otherwise!!
We loved our stay at this place! It made the unfortunate weather forgetable, because the staff was very nice and the Double Room in the Tower was one of the nicest one we ever had. Thanks very much to you all!
A hostel with staff for a five-star hotel!... A place to interact with people from different nationalities!... Close to San Nicolas and downtown area Only two suggestion: to add more outlets in rooms and change the mean door lock!...