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Santiago 19, Seville, Spain

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2882 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Our crackers got stolen when they were labelled and everything! Other than that, great vibe. Loved the free sangria at 8:30 every night and allll the navigation help from the reception.


Great place! Good activities and great staff. Very fun time!


Unfortunately, we were only visiting for one night (on a Sunday) so didn't get to enjoy the pub crawl or homemade meal, but the world cup final was a blast to watch with the fellow hostel inhabitants! The vibe is great and peaceful, just perfect for Seville! The staff is friendly and even has your name written on their welcome board in the lobby, making you feel special and welcome!


Stayed in a 4 person mixed room. It was nice, like any other 4 person room. Lockers not big enough for big backpack, but that wasn't a huge problem. Only complaint is there are only 4 or 5 bathrooms I think? Showers and toilets are together which can sometimes be awkward. Staff was great and the city tour was nice. Went to the smaller flamenco show with the museum tour which I really enjoyed! Not super close to the cathedral area, maybe a 15-20 min walk there.


Staff are the most friendly, approachable and helpful I have encountered at a hostel. There's also free sangria every evening and the option to have the hostel dinner. The two free tours are worth doing and a great way to meet fellow travellers in the hostel. The recommended flamenco show was incredible too. Will stay here again!


A very friendly hostel, with lovely staff, a very sociable atmosphere and some nice communal areas. Fairly well situated for the centre - fine to walk everywhere, very close to train station.


Great atmosphere however bathrooms not very clean. Otherwise great hostel. About 15mins walk from city centre.


This has probably been the best hostel I've ever been. The Garden Backpacker is well organized, they have all the facilities a traveler need and the atmosphere is the best. I've met some lovely people in that Garden.


Definitely an excellent hostel. The staff is friendly and makes you feel at home; special thanks to Valentina and Sophie, whose kindness and helpful advice made our stay in Siviglia such a special one.


This is one of the best hostels I've stayed at over the past 11 months! Staff is incredibly helpful and will join you for a chat during downtime. The walking tours with Phillipo and Medi are entertaining as well as informative. The place has a relaxed atmosphere and the free sangria with cheap dinners get most people into the garden socialising.


I loved this hostel. The staff, particularly Sophie are excellent. The walking tours and bar crawls with medi and fillip were so much fun. The hostel does excellent meals, has a great bar and sufficient kitchen and common room areas. The whole atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. I didn't want to leave..absolutely 100%


We loved the facilities, staff and activities! We only stayed one night but will definitely be coming back.


Had an amazing time at the Garden. Very friendly staff, clean rooms and showers and good location. Also a very social hostel with free sangria every night bringing everyone together.


Very nice and helpful staff at any time (also in the middle of the night!!!) I strongly recommend the free walking tours - especially with the guide Mehdy you will have a lot of fun and learn many interesting facts about Seville. He also helps with any additional questions you may have! Go to Sevilla, it is worth it (and don't forget to see the Flamenco dancing and eat Tapas :) )!

  • 2nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Place was a little dirty, can't rely on travellers to be a Tidy, free sangria for an hour was a nice touch! Easy hostel to meet people, good bar with projector when football was on


Great location, awesome atmosphere to meet other travellers, and an awesome afternoon walkin tour with Santiago. Two of the computers were out, which kind of sucked, but the wifi was pretty good.


This hostel is so freaking nice. Thank you Garden Backpacker!


I had a great time here! My only complaint is that the patio and common areas close at midnight. The free Sangria is an amazing touch to your stay here, as well as in house bar that's pretty cheap! Also two of the computers weren't working, but it was not a big deal. Could be a little closer to activities too. Overall wonderful hostel, wold definitely recommend!


An excellent and very friendly hostel. The free Sangria and cheap dinners each night was a great way to meet fellow hostellers. The only (very minor) complaint I would have would be the bathrooms, they had very little ventilation and were a little dirty at times. There also wasn't many of them and so there was sometimes a wait.


Really pleased with the hostel! Short walk from the city centre and the atmosphere was great with everyone conversing and enjoying the activities offered by the friendly and helpful staff!

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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