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The Garden Backpacker Reviews

Santiago 19, Seville, Spain

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2906 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Great place to meet people! Free Sangria every night from 7 to 8. Really friendly staff! Confortable beds and clean rooms. Delicious breakfast and dinner (not indluded). Not the cheapest hostel but definitely the money worth! Would recommend it!!!


For a first time visitor to Seville, I wouldn't stay here. The location is incredibly difficult to find and not very close to anything of interest! You have to pay for towels, there aren't enough bathrooms, the lockers are SO loud they wake you up.whenever someone uses it, and the beds are not very comfortable. I stayed here because they had awesome reviews, but i did not have the same experience.

  • 11th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice staffs abd great location! I love the atmesphere in the hostel! I also love the dinner there. But the wifi connection is a little bit unstable.


Good hostel. The 4 bed dorm was a bit small with everyone's bags, but standard for a hostel so no real complaint. Sangria hour is great, it makes meeting other easy. Definitely recommend the walking tour with Medi.


It was very easy to meet people here. Every staff member was very nice and helpful. The free sangria at nights was amazing. The breakfast and dinners were well worth it. We took the walking tour and it was very informative and our guide was really funny. If I were to come back to Sevilla I would absolutely stay here again.


very nice place and staff.very helpful.


so great, wouldn't stay anywhere else now.


I loved staying at The Garden Backpacker! The staff there is so sweet, accommodating, and friendly. They gave us great recommendations on places to eat and the Flamenco show we went to. I loved the breakfast, dinner, and free sangria. This is definitely a great place to meet other travellers. The hostel is easy to get to but not in a main area of Sevile, but it's still conveniently located.


I met great people here and got great help from the staff on things to do. Sangria night is a must and the breakfasts are amazing. The bar is cheap and the place is clean. Dorm rooms are pretty small, but typical for city hostels. I would stay again.


Great stay at the Garden backpackers. Super hostel and super staff. I enjoyed the free sangria!


Great hostel with amazing staff! The common area is perfect with lots of chances to meet people! Loved the free sangria and dinners! Would definitely recommend!!


Very easy to make new friends over the fantastic and cheap home cooked dinner and free sangria hour. Would definitely return when I'm next in Seville.


Difficult to find. In a decent location. Staff is great! They try to get guests involved in activities like pub crawls, homemade dinners, free sangria, etc. This hostel is setup in a way to easily meet people. I made great friends. This is a place for solo travelers. Although this is a great social environment, I unfortunately have to say that there are bed bugs. Hate to say it! Would I stay here again? Yes, but I would check for bed bugs.


Decent location. The lockers were really small and I couldn't fit my bag, which wasn't even a full backpackers backpack size. Most people couldn't lock their belongings in the lockers. I was able to lock up the valuable items, but most places allow you to lock up your whole bag.


We had a really nice stay in Sevilla. Nice, clean hostel, friendly atmosphere, free sangria and good location

  • 1st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The Wi-Fi didn't work in my room nor the garden, but the hostel had that fixed by the end of my stay. Great walking tours by Phillipo.


This is probably the best hostel I've stayed at in my time traveling!! The facilities were nice and very clean; the staff was friendly and super helpful; the organised tour with Felipe was an amazing snapshot of the city; there was free sangria every night, really cheap cocktails past 9pm, and delicious home made food for 5 euros. Amazingly sociable atmosphere. If you're traveling by yourself, I'd definitely recommend this place as you'll make tons of new friends :)


The best thing about this hostel was that it was easy to meet other travelers! (Free sangria nights helps ;) And it was easy to find from the Santa Justa Station. Otherwise, it could use some maintenance and cleaning. The kitchen area had drawers falling of hinges and the fridge was a bit stinky. The bathrooms needed mildew removed etc. But if that stuff doesn't matter, you'll meet great people and have fun in Sevilla!


Very very good hostel. Would stay again. Must do is the walking tour with Medi, he is by far one of the best guides I've ever had and a great laugh. Dinners are delicious and well worth signing up for!


Well located, close to everything. The hostel is nice and has a nice garden outside perfect to just chill. no wifi in the upstairs bedroom whic was a bit of a bummer. Aside from that it did the job. The city is gorgeous and the staff is really helpful!

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