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Columbus Rooftop Hostels

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Very Good
599 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

Why Columbus?

We have the best location in the city! Tucked right in the centre of the old town in the capital of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The coolest rooftop hangout in town where you can sit back, relax and socialise with like minded travellers.

Columbus was the brainchild of 2 best mates from the UK.

Fresh out of University with heads full of fresh air, a trip to ‘The islands’ sparked an idea.

Like any good business plan, the idea was dreamed up on an island in the middle of the ocean surrounded by sun, friends and a few beers. (You get the picture.)

Having travelled around South East Asia, the Americas and multiple trips throughout Europe, it became clear that the key component for having fun when backpacking was the people that you met. The most unforgettable memories and adventures were made and shared with others.

Our concept is simple;

* Family, fun and good times.

We have been doing what we do now, for 3 years. If you want to become a part of our small island family, book below and we’ll see you there!

The other stuff;

We offer a unique experience to the modern day backpacker. Spaced over three floors our design conscious hostel allows you kick back, relax and enjoy the space with your new international buddies.

Industrial materials palate, creative vibe and functional installations make Columbus the place to be for many world wanderers.

Including an open plan kitchen and living/dining room and a rooftop terrace complete with cathedral views, BBQ and bar. We open ourselves up for you to have the most funfilled and comfortable time during your stay. All rooms are equipped with huge rucksack sized lockers and adequate space to organise and store all your belongings to create your own home from home.

Activities Enthusiast
Gran Canaria is the island of activity. Things that you can get involved in include hiking, surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, diving, paragliding and much more. Whatever you are looking for, we will help you find it.

Arts and Culture
Based just meters away from Casa Colon and streets with over half a century worth history. The district that Columbus Hostels is nestled between is one of beauty. Various museums, cobbled streets, charismatic cafes and hidden bars are just footsteps from your front door.

Together with staff and guests alike we all go out to local bars where you can experience true Spanish nightlife with cheap tapas, cañas and a buzzing outdoor atmosphere, bringing you the newest music from rock to electronic dance.

Creature Comforts
- High speed WIFI throughout the building
- Huge personal space (wide mattresses, huge spacing between bunks)
- Laundry service
- Bag storage (free)
- Towels
- Book swap
- Kitchen (Fully equipped)

Columbus Hostels Policies and Conditions:

Check-in from 14:00 to 23:00
Check-out from 08:00 to 11:00
Late check-in upon confirmation

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival
Payment upon arrival by cash/card

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included
No curfew
All group bookings of 8 people are subject to approval by the hostel before we can confirm your reservation.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
599 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Sep 23, 2023
We had a problem days before traveling and we could not contact them in any way, we did not get to stay
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Male, 25-30
Sep 06, 2023
The staff at Columbus are all amazing! A rotating door of volunteers it seems like the hostel can’t hang onto good talent or guests due to the failing facilities. Needs major improvements, quality fans need to be added to every room, a termination expert is needed to get rid of all of the cockroaches & bugs everywhere, plumber to fix all of the clogged showers and non working sinks. It’s all about the people, who make the best of a terrible situation.
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Male, 31-40
Aug 20, 2023
This place looks great and its in an incredible older building, very cool aspect to it. Unfortunately when we got there and there was a lot of humidity and there was no AC or fans available in the building to be offered, the window to our private room was actually a large window the public hallway (makes it quite awkward for anything intimate). The overall cleanliness of the place is not good, my partner and I were constantly tracking in dirt into our room and bed from the floors and I killed a coach roach in my room… The patio upstairs was really cool, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the central location of this hostel was also very convenient and the kitchen and hangout area were really nice and open. The downstairs showers were kinda weird as they were just behind a door off the kitchen/ lounge area and there was one drain not located anywhere near the actual showers so I felt like i always had to spray the nozzle towards the drain to get the sand and soap down. Other than that its a nice stay if you’re looking for convenience of location & beautiful space to stay in.
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi