Makuto Backpackers Hostel Reviews
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No air conditioning at all and some of the rooms have quadruple bunk beds, hard to get fresh air in, way too hot in the summer. Mixed crowd of nationalities, staff were ok.
Second time staying here and it's literally my favorite hostel on the planet. Staff is amazing, drinks are cheap, and water guns are the best thing in the summer. Walking tours and the mini pub crawl are fun too. Just wish they had AC! I'll be back!
Really lovely chilled out atmosphere with hammocks and people playing music in the courtyard. Staff and guests all lovely. Walking tour to caves and look it of Alhambra was great :)
Really nice hostel and atmosphere. The staff is superfriendly and they offer a lot of activities, so it's a great place to go if you're travelling alone. The only problem was the heat. Granada is superhot and in the bigger dormrooms it can be really hard to fall asleep as there's no airconditioning.
Lovely staff, lovely backpackers, lovely city, lovely atmosphere.... just loved it!!!
If you are looking for a great location and crowd then this is the place to stay. But if cleanliness and space is important to you then you may want to re-think. I stayed in a 7-bed mixed dorm room. There 4 bunks on one side and 3 on other. There was barely any room to rest your bags (I had just on carry-on). For a solo-travelers this is a cool place meet travelers. The hostel has a small bar, hang-out area with hammocks. They have dinners, arrange hikes in Serra Nevada. The staff is cool.
The place has great staff, all so nice and helpful. Minimal facilities, rooms are cramped and beds are uncomfortable. I stayed both here and at oasis backpackers in a previous trip to Granada and Oasis is a much better go, cheaper too.
Really nice hostel! In the heart of the Albaicin ! Nice staff ! We recommand it without hesitation :)
Great place to relax and get a unique take on Granada. They hook you up with all the information you need to check out the sites, but offer much more of a local look at the city as well. Be sure to check out the all-day excursion/hike and the walking tour to the caves on the hill.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
This place is amazing for it's treehouse and hammocks. There is so much to look at, from their tiki bar to the chill out room with different guitars and ukeleles. The tour into the caves on the outskirts on the city was life-changing for me, a must do and it's free! Very easy to meet people here but be warned, this place is a little dirty w/o AC. My bed linen was covered with random hairs as was my friend's. It was well-worth dealing with for everything else though. I'd recommend it to a friend!
Going to be honest, not every part of this place is 10/10 but the vibes of it more than make up for whatever few shortcomings it has, and as a package it is an 11.5/10 at least
The people I met at Makuto were amazing, the set up of the hostel (bar, dinner, and free walking tour) creates a very nice social environment. The actual facilities of the hostel were ok. For me, I didn't like that lockers were outside of the room and once you check out there isn't really a secure place for your bags. Finally the rooms did not have air conditioning and some were quite cramped.
It was certainly worth staying! Lovely smiling people, eager to help! Nice atmosphere and great decoration! I will definitelly visit it again. And not to forget...They do speak English, it was a nice surprise in Spain, since my Spanish is poor!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Everything was fine except two things: first, the dinner for around 7€ in the evening is not worth it at all, at least when I was there. In fact, it seemed very overpriced compared to food that you could buy nearby. Second, mixed bath rooms are not really state of the art concerning privacy. There should be done something. All in all, it is a great hostel for people who wish to connect to nice people from allover the world! Moreover, the location in the center of Albaicin is perfect.
My favorite hostel in my favorite city! Love this place!
Makuto is very well located in the heart of Albacin. The staff is vey nice and helpful. The common area is very cool and makes it easy to meet people. The only negative thing was that my dorm was far from the bathroom/WC and I had to walk through the common space to get there.
The only negative thing about this hostel was that the wifi kept dropping out whenever more than 2 people were using it. Besides this everything about this hostel was fantastic! Would definitely return.
It's the atmosphere that makes Makuto a special place in Granada. Definitely a travellers place. The only downside are the three story bunk beds and the fact that my room had no real ceiling. Everything was covered by one shared roof, including the bathroom and the hallway. So basically everything can be heard from the room. I'd expect better for the price.