Beautiful rooftop terrace, delicious breakfast, helpful staff, great location. Uncomfortable beds, tiny rooms, really stinky bathrooms. A decent value if you're looking for a quiet hostel in party-town Lagos.
Soraya is awesome in helping you get acquainted. Great location, delicious breakfast, super comfortable beds. And the sleeping areas are super quiet. A great value.
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El Granado is a sanctuary. It's quiet, cool, and beautiful. It's also quite out of the way and really tricky to find, especially if you're walking from the train station--use the directions on their website, NOT GOOGLE MAPS. The location isn't as central as I would have liked--I didn't feel safe walking home there at night after around 11 and had to take cabs. It is not a very social hostel either, so if you're looking for a quiet retreat, it's perfect, but not a place to meet travel buddies.
Not much character or social scene. The staff doesn't have many helpful suggestions (I asked for a quick place to grab a sandwich nearby and they said for me to go to a neighborhood that was three metro stops away). It's massive, with many groups, all ages *6-60*, and feels like a factory. ALL THAT SAID, it's so clean, the rooms are large and comfortable, the showers are hot and always open, and the wireless is strong. Good if you just want a clean bed and hot shower.
Fran was amazing--so helpful with directions and getting oriented to the town. She even helped me look up bus schedules!