Makuto Backpackers Hostel Reviews
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Location - The hostel is in a great location in Albaicin. Staff - nice and helpful. Cleanliness - ok Rooms - regular dorms, nothing special Nice free walking tour to see the sunset around Albaicin All in all, I think its a solid hostel
Too be honest it looked great when viewing on Hostel world but upon arriving that quickly changed. The majority of staff werent that friendly. When we first got there and went to our room, someone else had taken our bed and this was never resolved. Things were forgotton when asked for just not cared about, couldnt even print off anything for us. Wifi was average could only access this in the outside bar area, which in the winter is freezing. Breakfast was average in a small cramped kitchen.
Makuto is a wonderful hostel. Right in the middle of the historic Albaicin. So, it's easy to get lost while you are looking for the hostel. But, I don't mind. That is exactly what I wanted to happen anyway. Everything about the hostel is great, except the push button showers, which I found unusual (but they work just fine!!). Special mention for the staff at Makuto. They are all amazing people, specially Syrmo. If I come back to Granada, I will go back to Makuto.
Really nice atmosphere. Staff always very nice and attentive.
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
Maybe the time of the year was not perfect, everything seemed to be a little bit neglected, not too clean, the internet was breaking down all the time and the food you can order at the hostel wasn't tasty. But i'm sure the place could be a nice stay in summer, with more travelers around
It was cold while we were there, I bet this place is fantastic in the warmer months!
This hostel had a good location, easy to walk to the Arab markets below or to the Albaycin nearby. I thankfully had a bed closer to the ground but many of the rooms had beds built on top of each other so that a person may have to climb a ladder almost to the ceiling to reach their bed. I like that they offer a free walking tour everyday at 5pm. As for facilities, the bathroom had a limited amount of showers and toilets, and there were no hooks in the rooms so it made it difficult to hang stuff.
worst wifi in spain
We paid for an 8bed dorm and had 10 people in it. The beds were so high it was difficult to get in and out of especially with the wooden slats across the roof. There was a lot of noise on night about 5am, people in the showers speaking very loudly. There was not enough room in the rooms for everyone luggage and the lockers are too small to store main luggage. The staff however were great(Alain and Alejandra?! In particular). The bar was a little pricy, but created a nice atmosphere at night.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Stayed 3 Nights. Enjoyed my stay. Amazing location in the Albaicin area. Good rooms with great kitchen and bathroom facilities. Wifi is poor - connection is extremely variable and dropouts are frequent. Very little atmosphere while I stayed there. There were more volunteer staff than patrons staying at the hostel (it was midweek low season) and the staff interact with each other mostly. Front desk staff are lovely and helpful.
Great hostel, very well ran! lots of steep hills though! but worth it for the location and views!
This hostel was OK. It is kinda off the beaten path. If you don't mind walking with all your luggage up a huge hill with cobblestone. The other option is to taxi there which is a little better but another cost! It's about a 20 minute walk to the center and directions were not very clear on how to get there. I will say, the staff was exceptional and very friendly! There were also tons of travellers to meet here. But the rooms were definitely "different". Just be careful, that's all.