5 of the Best Budget Hotels in Granada, Spain

Posted by Carol Byrne in Accommodation, Blog 07 Feb 2020

Between Christmas and Easter is always a good time to visit Granada, when Spring has just started to unfurl and before the madding crowds of summer descend. However, it’s also a time of year when we might be feeling the pinch, post-festivities and shop sales. Tightening the purse strings doesn’t necessarily mean that you should skimp on pleasure. Booking a budget hotel in Granada can also mean you end up with a boutique place to stay.

Let’s pack a carry-on case, and explore the Best Budget Hotels in Granada, where you won’t break the bank, but might also get ‘boutique’ for your buck.

1. Casa de Federico

Charm, smiles and quirky design greet you when you stay at Casa de Federico perfectly placed just a short 200m stroll from the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. Step through the doors into a cool and spacious reception area, and a recently reformed hotel whose logo is the signature of Granada’s favourite poet, Federico García Lorca.

Beams and whitewashed walls are complemented by splashes of bright Moroccan colour in soft furnishings. Old shutters repurposed as headboards and shelves in the spacious rooms, colourful Moroccan lamps, and the bathrooms are modern and fresh. 

Being budget hotel there’s no minibar, but the WiFi is good, and there are plenty of great bars and restaurants as soon as you step out of the door and onto Calle Lucena. Romantic break? Couples rate Casa Federico 9.6 on Booking.com.



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Horno Marina, 13, Granada City Centre, 18001 Granada, Spain – Rooms from €49

 

2. Shine Albayzin

Where else could you stay in a 16th-century former palace with magnificent views of the Alhambra for under 70€ a night?

Unleash your inner grandiose with a visit to the stunning Shine Albayzin hotel on the banks of the river Darro, just a few steps away from the bustling Plaza Nueva and at the bottom of the Albayzin – where you will see and hear authentic Flamenco.

The main patio is furnished as a lounge for guests with free tea and afternoon cakes. The stylish, well-equipped rooms are arranged around the patio – Andalusian style.

Book a superior room to ensure that all-important Alhambra Palace view. There are a  variety of rooms and prices and even a superior apartment to sleep six.



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Carrera del Darro, 25, Albaicin, 18010 Granada, Spain  – Rooms from €61

 

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3. Room Mate Leo

Although it’s part of the Room Mate chain of hotels, Room Mate Leo in Granada still manages to achieve the feel of a stylish boutique hotel.

Boldly decorated in a fresh and modern style using confident black, white and gold, the rooms are both stylish and relaxing, with really comfortable beds!

Soundproofed rooms, minibar, bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer, a safe for your valuables and WiFi all included for a budget price in fairly luxurious surroundings.

Set 300m from the cathedral, there’s a rooftop terrace to take in the amazing views of Granada.



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Mesones, 15, Granada City Centre, 18001 Granada, Spain  – Rooms from €56

 

4. Casa de Reyes

Feel like you’re appearing in a Night at the Museum with a stay at Casa de Reyes, the house of Kings! Located eight minutes’ walk from Elvira Street, famous for its tapas bars and colourful nightlife.

Just beyond lies Granada’s Albaycín district, the medieval Moorish Quarter and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The paintings, furniture, wooden beams and colourful floor tiles give Casa de Reyes a unique feel, and it’s certainly different from the run of the mill hotel chains. 



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Laurel De Las Tablas, 17, Granada City Centre, 18002 Granada, Spain – Rooms from €74

5. Gar Anat

Slightly higher and deeper into your spending budget, Gar Anat is included on this list of best budget hotels because it’s quite beautiful and feels like a five-star hotel. This is based on the historic building, the decor of the rooms, and the super-friendly service you will receive, and it’s certainly one of the nicest boutique hotels in Granada.

Skillfully and sympathetically restored from a 17th-century building, walk through the huge doors and admire the architectural features. Each bedroom is completely different and all have their own theme.

Located within a 5-minute walk of Granada Cathedral and a short walk to the famous Alhambra, there are also many restaurants and tapas bars within walking distance of the hotel.



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Placeta de los Peregrinos, 1, Granada City Centre, 18009 Granada, Spain – Rooms from €141

 

Find Granada’s best budget hotels on the map

Title Address Description
Casa de Federico
Calle Gran Vía de Colón, 31, 18001 Granada, Spain

Horno Marina, 13, Granada City Centre, 18001 Granada, Spain – Rooms from €49

Shine Albayzin
Carrera del Darro, 25, 18010 Granada, Spain

Carrera del Darro, 25, Albaicin, 18010 Granada, Spain – Rooms from €61

Room Mate Leo
Calle Mesones, 15, 18001 Granada, Spain

Mesones, 15, Granada City Centre, 18001 Granada, Spain – Rooms from €56

Casa de Reyes
Calle Laurel de las Tablas, 17, 18002 Granada, Spain

Laurel De Las Tablas, 17, Granada City Centre, 18002 Granada, Spain – Rooms from €74

Gar Anat
Calle Placeta Peregrinos, 1, 18009 Granada, Spain

Placeta de los Peregrinos, 1, Granada City Centre, 18009 Granada, Spain – Rooms from €141

Carol Byrne

Carol Byrne

Originally from Dublin, Carol now lives in fabulous Montefrio, west of Granada city, with her partner, two dogs, and two cats, after almost a dozen years in the Alpujarras. Carol writes about all things Spanish, including travel articles and reviews of unusual or boutique hotels. She also works on Business Development with a recruiting and consultancy firm and is currently planning a wild road trip.